Hello, hello, hello. Guess who it is?
That’s right, it’s Oliver Motok, otherwise known as Riddles, otherwise known as Montok. Whatever suits you, I suppose; I’ll admit I’m partial to my actual name, but this doesn’t seem the case for most.
You may already know me, as quite a bit of my work resides over at RPGamer, where I served as Currents Columnist and Q&A Host. I also acted as Head of Interaction after Lusi left. In addition, you can hear my voice on quite a few episodes of RPGcast, where my primary function was to act as the butt of my fellow panel members’ cruel jokes and insults.
As was the case over at RPGamer, I’m the youngest among my cohorts here, being aged 19. You can expect to hear this fact brought up and exaggerated many times on our weekly podcast, so I’m just setting the record straight here. I’m going to school for Journalism, in hopes of one day writing about video games and getting paid for it. In the meantime, I’ll just have to settle for writing about them and… not getting paid for it. (Hence my presence here, you see.) I love videogames and the videogame industry more than just about anything, and I currently own every current-generation console and handheld on the market. I spend most of my gaming time on the 360 and PS3, and while I love my PSP and DS I find myself having little use for handheld gaming these days. My Wii is little more than means for me to play Super Smash Bros Brawl, I’m afraid… something you’ll likely hear me rant about in detail at a later date.
Lists are fun. Let’s make a list or two:
A SAMPLING OF SOME OF MY FAVORITE GAMES (in no particular order):
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
Final Fantasy VII
Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3
Shadow of the Colossus
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn
Final Fantasy XII
The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker
One list is enough. Look for my sagacity and wit on Saturdays.