jackandjose - GENS
Name, age, occupation, location
Judd, 47, small business owner(lawn and landscape), Fort Collins, Colorado
What hobbies or other interests do you have?
Climbing the mountains of Colorado is my passion. I also play hockey(ice and inline), table tennis and racquetball.
When did you get introduced to the game NHL'94? How did it happen?
Started playing 93 in college and then of course 94. I don't remember how I was introduced, but I played hockey and owned a Sega so I think it was inevitable. Never really played that much though. Loved it, but just didn't have the time in college.
When did you get introduced to nhl94.com and the online community? Were you playing between these two dates? (That is, between first becoming aware of game, and first becoming aware of nhl94.com.)
I joined the community in January 2013. My job gives me a 4 month winter vacation, and that winter I got heavily involved in online RBI leagues. While playing someone in RBI I learned about the 94 site and joined almost immediately. I had not played 94 since 95 came out. I switched each year to the new updated game through 98, and stopped playing entirely around 2000 when I got married.
What are a couple things that you love about the game?
I love everything about the game. It's so simple, yet so complex and is easily the most complete game ever made. I can't stand playing any new hockey games.
Are you a gamer in general? What other games do you play?
I am not a gamer in general and mostly only play 94 and RBI. Occasionally I'll play other classic NES games too.
Do you follow hockey in real life? Any other sports?
I only follow hockey casually and when I do it's only the Avalanche. MacKinnon is probably the only player I know for the Avs. When they first came to Colorado I bought season tickets and followed them religiously for 10 years or so. That was an exciting time with so many great playoff runs and legends like Sakic, Forsberg, Roy and Bourque. I just don't have the time anymore to follow. In high school and college I was a huge capitals fan so was very excited to see them win the cup this year after so many years of frustration.
If you have been to a live tourney, what was it like meeting the real people behind the screen names? Any big surprises?
I went to the Vegas tournament and had a good time. It was cool to meet everyone and put faces with screen names. I was with my wife so missed out on some of the experience I think.
What is behind your screen name? (Origin story, if there is one.)
The name jackandjose was taken from a song by my favorite band(Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers, formerly The Refreshments). The song is actually called Jack vs Jose. My wife and I have seen them about 175 times.
Favorite NHL94 player in game (and why)?
Peter Bondra because he was my favorite player as a kid and I love his speed.