Introducing another new member of the Game People family. Some call him Jetman, others just Jet. Currently he lives in Southern California and works as an Applications Engineering techie.
He’s been into gaming since 1981 when the Commodore PET computer was timeshared for ‘snake’ at the Lawrence Hall of Science in Berkeley, California. His brother’s the hardcore one; he lives, eats and sleeps gaming. Charles however has kids, and is very involved with their lives.
Back in 1998 while working at Gateway he was part of the Multiplayer Gaming Group of New Mexico – MaGGNuM – and played Quake, then Quake 2 with the top five players in the state. He’s tested or played the first generations of many games. He focused on games for the wireless PDA market as a business.
Gaming is everywhere. It’s a form of corporate commungamication in most software developer cultures.
Recently he wrote an online tactics manual for a turn based strategy game created by the makers of Laser Squad and XCom. Laser Squad Nemesis is an addictive turn-based strategy game that won awards in the 1990s.
He moved from PC to console after Thanksgiving 2006, and now takes games him up to NorCal without having to buy a bigger better laptop every few years. Until recently, he’s had his hands full being a single dad and hasn’t had a lot of time to spend on gameplaying so is coming off of a two year hiatus.
Now he’s back, and ready to rock and roll. Best bang for my buck.
Top three gaming desires:
- Best bang for my buck. Endurance of playability is everything: how long can you keep a $50 game and have it interest me to keep coming back.
- Portability is everything. (add)I want to game on my schedule, whether it be on a cell phone
- Bringing others in (add) who don’t normally venture into the gaming world – what would my girlfriend play? How can I keep her happy and let me play my XBox. Without her taking it over. ;-)