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Every Sunday we interview an Xbox gamer to find out what makes them tick in the diverse world of gaming. This week we will be interviewing Kai aka Kai Phoenix, let’s start with a bit about yourself.

Kai: Hi i’m Kai, i’m 25 years old & I come from a small town just outside of Cardiff called Barry. I own one old black cat called Puss (..yes thats her name) she’s really old now so she’s deaf and a bit dumb too. Homelife is interesting, we all work in the retail industry for different organisations and having time together is very rare due to our work hours. We all work very hard & get stressed too so we don’t spend a lot of time together recently.

Cherry: Sounds pretty hectic so do you have any other passions besides gaming?

Kai: Photography, Ice Hockey & Social media are all things you could say I have a passion for.

Photography started at a young age of about 8 when I was obsessed with cameras in shape or form. Ice Hockey is another thing that I grew up with, I support my local team (Cardiff Devils) & an NHL team (Edmonton Oilers). The Devils season this year was great, started slow but we did pretty well. The oilers on the other hands… was something else.

Cherry: Yeah Social Media plays a big part in most peoples lives I think, so why did you choose your gamertag?

Kai: Kai is my name, well I say that its actually Kyle but Kai was always given to me in social sites or events. The Phoenix aspect is middle name so.. yeah.

Cherry: What consoles do you currently own?

Kai: I’m not going to list a ton of the retro consoles I own because there is a lot of them. So i’ll keep it basic. Xbox one & PC.

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Cherry: Aww you definitely should have listed the retro consoles, what is your first gaming memory?

Kai: Mario Bros on the NES. That is the earliest memory I can think of.

Cherry: What was the last game you stayed up all night to play?

Kai: Haha! most recently Mortal Kombat X on the Xbox one. Learning Combos and TRYING to play online, I say trying to play online due to its broken online on day of release. A good memory of an all nighter was Halo 3. Man that game! SO GOOD!

Cherry: Never been good at fighting games, or Halo for that matter lol.  What is your favourite series/franchise?

Kai: Probably Devil May Cry/Kingdom Hearts/Street Fighter game series. I can’t choose because they all offer something unique.

Cherry: Kingdom Hearts is one of my favourites,  who is your favourite video game character?

Kai: Recent Games – Dante from DMC Devil may cry – No fxxks given attitude.

Retro Games – Crash Bandicoot

Cherry: Ooga Booga lol . Do you have a favourite Video game soundtrack ?

Kai: Shovel Knight Soundtrack.

crash bandicoot

Cherry: So do you stream your gameplay on Twitch?

Kai: Yeah I do, I’m quite new into it but I really want to push forward with it.

Cherry: Do you like to challenge yourself or do you prefer a more story-driven experience?

Kai: Story driven all the way, Achievements are the challenges, trying to get them all!

Cherry: I hate when I love a game and then they have a really hard difficulty achievement,  what is your favourite genre and game from that genre?

Kai: Action RPG – Diablo 2 (PC)

3rd Person Action – Devil May Cry 3 (Ps2)

Fighting Games – Street Fighter 2 Turbo (Arcade/Snes)

Cherry: Do you prefer to get lost in a game and play single player or a more co-op/multiplayer experience?

Kai: I’m totally a Co-op person, even when i’m playing single player story driven games I’m usually in an xbox live party talking to someone. I’ve always like socializing with new and old friends while playing stuff.

Cherry: I’m more of a lone wolf lol, what’s the longest you’ve spent playing a game and what was it?

Kai: Halo 2 – 32 hours

Halo 3 – 22 hours

I’m getting old now so I can’t stay up as long haha! (not a sexual pun.. honest!)

Cherry: Oh please you’re not old! 😛 What are you currently playing and what are your thoughts on it?

Kai: Just finished up Mortal Kombat X & now starting to play Killing Floor 2 (PC) and its AWESOME!. It’s only in early access but man, It’s really REALLY good for an early access game.

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Cherry: Any games you thought were going to be great but turned out to be a huge disappointment?

Kai: Watchdogs or Halo 4

Cherry: That’s the second time someone has said Watchdogs, I loved it. Any underrated games you would recommend?

Kai: Shadows of the Damned (360)

Shovel Knight (Xbox One)

Lost Odyssey (360)

Bayonetta (360)

Cherry: Agree with a few there, what games do you wish would release a sequel?

Kai: Half Life & Shadows Of the Damned

Cherry: If you were in a Zombie Apocalypse, which three game characters would you want protecting you and why?

Kai: Dante (Devil May Cry)

Garcia “Fx@!king” Hotspur (Shadows of the Damned)

Juliet Starling (Lollipop Chainsaw)

shadows of the damned

Cherry: Cool team! What’s your Funniest gaming moment?

Kai: It’s usually just me and a bunch of friends talking pointless stuff at each other & usually one of us starts laughing so hard it affects the rest of us.

Cherry:If you could get any old game from any console remade for current gen consoles what would it be?

Kai: International Track and Field (PS1)

Cherry: Sounds erm thrilling lol, thanks for taking the time to speak to us in this weeks gamerview!


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Paula has been a passionate gamer since she spent hours playing Crash Bandicoot and Spyro during her childhood. She is a huge fan of RPGs and loses hundreds of hours searching for every sidequest. Not one for missing out, she games on both XB1 & PS4.


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