Born With a Controller Interview with RiickyC
What is up gamers and welcome back to a new season of Born with a Controller. This time we have a special guest for B.W.A.C who is a friend of mine RiickyC. Dude is a top-notch FPS player going through many adversaries in CSGO and DayZ. Soon enough we shall be hunting together in the new Call of Duty: Modern Warfare dropping this week with the crossplay feature. But for now, let’s check out his story on becoming a gamer!
Ricky’s Story Begins
Kuma: First off thanks for taking the time to do this, I like to chat with random gamers and get their own origin story. So we are going to start off easy and just go with the flow, good sir. What was your first gaming experience? Or rather what was the first game you recall ever playing?
RiickyC: I used to have a Nintendo DS which was my first time really playing a video game, I remember playing Mario kart.
Kuma: Oh wow nice, so what lead to you getting your first console from there or did you go straight to PC?
RiickyC: So from there I wanted to play the other Mario games (mainly Mario kart) and this lead to me getting a Gamecube to play these games as well. I then got a PS3 as my friends were into the FPS genre and all the main games were on there
Kuma: All right, then at what point did you feel gaming was now part of your life, was there a particular game that brought you to this conclusion that you were born for it?
RiickyC: I knew that gaming was a part of my life when I got addicted to FPS games on the PS3 such as Call of duty. It was my first online game with a multiplayer mode and I knew that this is what I loved to do.
Kuma: Well, that answers my question on which genre you got hooked on. Moving on from that were you ever part of the console wars, meaning did you fan over a particular gaming brand?
RiickyC: I was never apart of the console wars, I just stuck with Playstation as it was the console that my parents bought me. I have always wanted to have both consoles tho. It doesn’t really matter which console you own tbh.
Kuma: Good answer and besides you saved yourself a lot of grief. Out of curiosity, what struggles did you face being a gamer by society standards? I ask because some go through the ridicule or some had a lot of support.
RiickyC: To someone who doesn’t play games, they usually don’t understand why I do it as much as I do. It’s quite hard to show them why I enjoy playing games rather than other hobbies. In the past, people have treated me differently because I play a lot of games.
Kuma: I bet they would see it differently now seeing as how lucrative gaming has become. So what kept me motivated to keep gaming?
RiickyC: I stayed motivated because I wanted to go professional in CSGO and this kept me playing a lot and practicing a lot. I have always wanted to be the best in any game I play and I try to do this by spending a lot of time playing and improving. Gaming has always been my escape as well.
Kuma: Great answer on that one. To follow up have you made better friends through gaming vs. IRL or pretty much the same?
RiickyC: I have made much better friends through gaming because we have gaming in common, which I love to talk about and do most of the time.
Kuma: Yeah definitely made a lot of great friends from all over the world because of gaming. Is there anything you enjoyed more about games in the past vs. now or are you liking the evolution?
RiickyC: I loved the simplicity of games in the past like when I used to play games without an online multiplayer mode, I used to replay story missions and do things differently in the mission to spice it up a bit. I do prefer games nowadays because I am very competitive and I strive to be the best and love winning against other people in games I love.
Kuma: So you would say your taste somewhat evolved since you are competitive, especially when it comes to DayZ. What makes you gravitate to that game and CSGO vs. the others?
RiickyC: I would say my taste has evolved yes. I never knew that I was a competitive person until I played competitive games. I gravitate to DayZ and CSGO because they have a high skill gap between a new player and a veteran but at the same time they are both very easy to pick up and get straight into the game without any previous experience. Plus I like shooting people
Kuma: lmao jeez. well thank you for your time and we just have one last question for you. Lastly, any words of encouragement for new gamers coming into the scene or anything you wished someone told you?
RiickyC: I wish someone told me that getting good at any game takes a lot of time and practice. I never knew the amount of time it takes for someone to get from 0 to 100 in a game and I want to tell people that it does take time and you won’t be the best at a game when you first play it.
Ladies and gentlemen this has been RiickyC’s story and I thank him for chatting with me tonight. I plan on being consistent with this segment as I should have been because many of you have great stories that need to be shared. So, will you be the next one to share your story? – Beast Out –
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