About Rolento

Tell us briefly about yourself.

I was first introduced to video games by my Uncle D while I was still in diapers. From then on, I was absolutely in love with games. As I got older, I began to realize that I also had a love for the music. Today, I am an aspiring Composer, avid Fighting Game Player, lover of Retro Gaming, and all around hilarious dude! When Rolie's around, be prepared to laugh your butt off, and then go catch it! lol ^_^

What do you hope to accomplish with GVN?

To me, GVN is a place to relax, have fun gaming, vent about frustrations of various games or industry happenings, and celebrate the gaming world as a whole. We here at GVN are real Gamers just like you. I hope that our rants, streams, and laughable excursions can be an outlet for you as much as it is to me. I believe that GVN can be something amazing and even more than I could ever think of. So let's see just where we can take it!

What is one of your fondest gaming memories?

Tea Boss Challenge #5!!! This was a Street Fighter 4 tournament series hosted by Kattermari in Philly. I ended up facing off against the infamous Sanford Kelly in the Winners Bracket. I hadn't really faced anyone of this high of status at this point (this is before Arturo was considered the unbeatable Sim player). Each match I successfully got a round off on him. It was my Ken vs his Akuma/Gouki. After the match, Sanford sincerely shook my hand and commenced in telling me how good of a Ken player I was. Other than Ryder, no one of such high status really took the time to tell me how great I played against them. Although I later grew to dislike the design of the SF4 series, I was happy that I took part in the tournaments that I attended.

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

As anyone that knows me knows, I came to be very disappointed with the Street Fighter 4 series after playing it for so long and attending so many tournaments. I was disappointed in the many aspects of the game that seemed so overlooked and not well thought out. I understand that it was designed so that people of all levels can pick it up and play. However, I don't believe that a lot of those decisions made the game better.

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

  • Xenogears
  • Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike
  • Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos / The Frozen Throne
  • Tobal 2 (Japanese Import)
  • Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate
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