With GamesCom 2011 just around the corner the EA UK Community Team will be hunting down all the latest news for you on your favourite games.
UPDATE: See below to find out about our winners.
Diane was raised by a secretive group of Tibetan Monks whose sole purpose in life was to perfect their martial arts skills. For many years Diane followed this path and became a favorite student of the Grand Master.
However, that all changed when one day she confiscated a gaming console from a small orphan child in a nearby village (he really didn't deserve it). As soon as she turned the console on, she was hooked, much to the disappointment of the Grand Master. Diane shunned her training at every opportunity and before long faced being cast out of the monastary.
Diane was able to make ammends and prove her worth amongst the Monks when she was called upon by the Grand Master for a mission of the utmost importance. He had been playing The Sims and his Sim had just been visited by the Social Bunny. Being a Monk that lived in relative seclusion, he had no social skills to speak of. But Diane sat with him, explained the importance of socialising with the other Sims and guided him through this tumultuous time.
Soon after, and with the blessing of the Grand Master, Diane left the monastary to spread her love of video games around the world. During the day, she can be found running GirlGamersUK. At night, she may be spotted flitting around the internet, helping small children find that last legendary Pokemon or showing gamers what a 200 floor Tiny Tower looks like.
As for the Monks - They still exsist. But they now spend their time perfecting their gaming skills rather than martial arts and have an ongoing pre-order deal with a major retail chain for all of the biggest releases.
Hi there! My name’s Phillipe Bosher, I’m an 18 year old student from London, and I’m going to be your guide for SSX at Gamescom 2011.
The SSX series has always had a special place in my heart. Released at a time when I was just beginning to make sense of the world, SSX Tricky was a game that showed me just how fun video gaming could be. With its beautiful graphics, vivid scenery and absolutely-ridiculous hidden shortcuts, it was one of the first games to truly cement my love for the medium. And, thanks to Run DMC’s ‘It’s Tricky’ on the soundtrack, it also showed just how cool 80s music could be.
That was 10 years ago, however. Today... well, not much has changed! I still love 80s music, and I'd still class myself as a ‘core’ gamer. Having played the majority of major releases within the last ten years, and having written for Game Rant for most of 2010 and early 2011, it’s fair to say my love for video games hasn’t waned. Thanks to Game Rant, I was able to meet some fantastic personalities within the industry, and truly indulge my passion for our wonderful art form.
My biggest love, however, comes from interviewing the people who make the games we love. That’s where you come in! If you have any questions for the SSX Team, send them to me on twitter at @pabosher or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org -- Thanks, and I look forward to making your SSX GamesCom coverage the best it can be!