About Hubbs

Tell us briefly about yourself.

I'm Robert "FightClub" Hubbs and I have been gaming since I was 4 or so years old.  The first console I ever played on was an Atari 2600 however I don't remember what games I used to play aside from maybe Joust and Pitfall.  My family didn't really own any consoles until we bought the NES back in the late 80's and from there on I became the gamer I am today.  I also found myself to be a computer gamer as well as I was constanly playing games on the Commodore 64, Amiga and the PC.  Among my favorite computer games that I played endlessly are Doom, Space Quest and D&D games like Eye of The Beholder.

Where I really took off as a console gamer was when I got a Sega Genesis.  I got that for my 12th Birthday and I got the Sega CD and 32x attachments with it as well.  After that we got the Nintendo 64 and I played the hell out of it.  The first console I bought myself was the Sega Dreamcast and to this day it's my favorite console and I have over 160+ games, including Japanese and European imports, in my collection.  However now-a-days I consider myself a Computer Gamer again as I have spent a great many nights playing some great and not so great games.

Now I am an aspiring amatuer gaming journalist.  I started Gaming Vision back in 2002 and even owned a site, however after 6 months I shut the site down due to lack of content.  I then went on to write game reviews and articles for sites like Nintendo Insanity and GameXC.  Now I am a contributor at the revived Diehard Gamefan website.  I revived the Gaming Vision name as a blog back in 2005 and I use it as a means to further improve myself as a journalist by writing articles, hosting podcasts and making videos.

What do you hope to accomplish with GVN?

 I want to continue to grow the GVN name and hope to have a faithful following one day.  However I will continue to use it as a means to further improve my journalistic pursuits and to provide content for the masses be it Podcasts, live streaming casual gaming, posting a new video or posting a new article.

What is one of your fondest gaming memories?

You think Mass Effect 3 had a messed up ending, well you probably never played Lunar 2 Eternal Blue.  When I beat the game I was rewarded with what you might call an incomplete or WTF kind of ending.  To my suprise there was an Epilouge story that becomes available at the saved games screen upon beating the game.  The Epilouge was a short 3-4 hour long quest that upon reaching the end gave you the true ending.  And let me tell you, I really loved that ending. I have a sense of satisfaction that only few games have come close to reaching.

Name a game that you were hyped for, but it ended up horribly disappointing you.

Sudeki for the original Xbox.  The xbox for a long while was a system that was made to be an all action kind of system, well Microsoft tried to change that by over hyping an Action RPG called Sudeki.  Once it finally came out I was beyond underwhelmed.  The game was an atrocious peice of dung beetle excrament.  The only good thing to come from this game, was trading it in at gamestop and getting $40 of store credit that went towards my purchase of the Halo 2 Collector's Edition.

What are your top 5 favorite games (in no particular order)?

  • Shenmue II
  • Lunar 2 Eternal Blue - Sega CD version
  • Final Fantasy VII
  • Megaman IV
  • Super Mario Brothers 3
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