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# 175251 23-Jun-2015 07:56
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My name's Corey, and I'm a game designer and community manager from sunny Encino, California. I used to work at Sony Online Entertainment on Vanguard: Saga of Heroes, and I'm currently working for a mobile start up company (nearing our first game's release). One of my friends from my Everquest days from NZ recommended I drop by and say hello, so here I am :)

 

 

 

I'm mostly a gaming geek - table top rpg's, MMO's, Magic: the Gathering (been playing since 3rd edition), and a variety of console and pc games. I'm also a bit of a beer geek; I really love a good barrel aged stout, but I'll try just about anything once ;)

 

 

 

Thanks for reading and I look forward to getting to know you all a bit better!

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  # 1329655 23-Jun-2015 08:23
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Anyone who likes beer is ok in my book. Welcome :)

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  # 1329663 23-Jun-2015 08:27
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Welcome, and nice to see you again, Corey :)

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  # 1329674 23-Jun-2015 08:41
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Hi Corey, and welcome to Geekzone! Enjoy smile

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  # 1329677 23-Jun-2015 08:45
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Beer and games, whats not to like ? :D Welcome aboard :)





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xpd: Beer and games, whats not to like ? :D Welcome aboard :)



Add Pizza and you have a LAN Party! That takes me back. We used the have work LAN Parties each time a batch of new Dell comptuers arrived... I think we were bedding them in? innocent

 
 
 
 


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  # 1329721 23-Jun-2015 09:26
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Hmm I need to organize another LAN....  




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  # 1329723 23-Jun-2015 09:28
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 Add Pizza and you have a LAN Party! That takes me back. We used the have work LAN Parties each time a batch of new Dell comptuers arrived... I think we were bedding them in? innocent


Indeed! I don't know if it's the same where you are, but here in the States LAN get togethers seem to have all but died from my experience - unless you're at a convention or something where a game company is hosting an upcoming title or tournament of some sort. It's really sad - I miss the days of more social gaming.

Also, thanks for the warm welcome, everyone! :)

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  # 1329755 23-Jun-2015 10:13
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Ceythos: Hello, everyone!   My name's Corey, and I'm a game designer and community manager from sunny Encino, California. I used to work at Sony Online Entertainment on Vanguard: Saga of Heroes, and I'm currently working for a mobile start up company (nearing our first game's release). One of my friends from my Everquest days from NZ recommended I drop by and say hello, so here I am :)   I'm mostly a gaming geek - table top rpg's, MMO's, Magic: the Gathering (been playing since 3rd edition), and a variety of console and pc games. I'm also a bit of a beer geek; I really love a good barrel aged stout, but I'll try just about anything once ;)   Thanks for reading and I look forward to getting to know you all a bit better!


Welcome!

I had such high hopes for Vanguard but it just didn't really come together, and I ended up just staying addicted to EQ until I finally weened myself off the crack a few years later :-) Smedley and Aradune stole a decade of my life lol :-P






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  # 1329791 23-Jun-2015 10:33
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Ceythos:
 Add Pizza and you have a LAN Party! That takes me back. We used the have work LAN Parties each time a batch of new Dell comptuers arrived... I think we were bedding them in? innocent


Indeed! I don't know if it's the same where you are, but here in the States LAN get togethers seem to have all but died from my experience - unless you're at a convention or something where a game company is hosting an upcoming title or tournament of some sort. It's really sad - I miss the days of more social gaming.

Also, thanks for the warm welcome, everyone! :)


Yeah, LAN parties have died a death over here, theres still the occasional "large" one that pops up, but nothing like they were back in early 2000's etc. Everyone is happy to stay home and play over the net, and makes sense now that most people can get ping times under 100ms making games playable.

I still organize one at home every so often for my mates and I to get together, usually copious amounts of alcohol and junk food involved and we'll get stuck into one or two games (Unturned was a fun game at last LAN).

Original Starcraft still makes an appearance........... ;)





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Welcome!

I had such high hopes for Vanguard but it just didn't really come together, and I ended up just staying addicted to EQ until I finally weened myself off the crack a few years later :-) Smedley and Aradune stole a decade of my life lol :-P




One of the first things I did when I started working at SoE was look up exactly how many hours I'd logged in their products. I won't repeat it here, but it wasn't a small amount of time invested - I simultaneously curse and thank Smed and McQuaid for those hours spent in the same breath :)


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  # 1329795 23-Jun-2015 10:36
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I have one or two friends that I still manage to LAN with once or twice a year... cue stocking up on drinks, chips, dip, etc :)



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# 1329799 23-Jun-2015 10:39
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Yeah, LAN parties have died a death over here, theres still the occasional "large" one that pops up, but nothing like they were back in early 2000's etc. Everyone is happy to stay home and play over the net, and makes sense now that most people can get ping times under 100ms making games playable.

I still organize one at home every so often for my mates and I to get together, usually copious amounts of alcohol and junk food involved and we'll get stuck into one or two games (Unturned was a fun game at last LAN).

Original Starcraft still makes an appearance........... ;)



Alcohol, junk food, and LAN fun? I know who I'm messaging if I ever visit New Zealand

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