Who are these guys? Why are they so internet? What is internet? And how is BABBY FORMED?!
Tony is the filmmaking and video game buying branch of Hard4Games. Equipped with a BA in Film and Video Studies from the University of Michigan and the ability to be ignored by most LA filmmakers hiring in Michigan, he is in charge of producing and editing most episodes.
Favorite Games: Secret of Mana, Seiken Densetsu 3, Zelda series, Terranigma, NBA JAM TE, FF7, Goldeneye 007, Sonic CD, Mario Tennis (Virtual Boy, it’s the only way to fly)
Favorite Quotes: “Mario Party is so challenging, I don’t think I’ve ever been so frustrated.” - Tony’s girlfriend trying to dictate his favorite quotes.
“Is it the Shoes?!?!” - Marv Albert
John "Jean-Baptiste Emanuel Zorg" Bennett, ecology student by day and thinly veiled geek by night. Having come from a long background of "not much to speak of" and "maybe you should find a job" John has decided to seek out his "Youtube millions" and purchase "irrelevant shit". John, who is definitely not Batman, has played video games since the late cretaceous and has permanent marks on his hands from that damn square NES controller; the hell were they thinking with that thing?
Things I like: Peep Show (the channel 4 show, not the sex show... well OK also the sex show.), Top Gear, Mark Twain, Trolling, Science, and definitely not being Batman.
Fun Fact: John and Batman have never been seen publicly at the same place at the same time. While his doughy physique does lend to crime fighting, it is almost certain that John is not Batman.
Richard C. Walls
Richard C. Walls is the conspicuously absent 'M' button on the Hard4Games controller, where 'M' initiates the command: "Murder the mark that muted your music." This causes asphyxiation in the victim when they choke on their twisted tongue. He graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Musical Arts in Voice Performance and is responsible for writing and singing all of Hard4Games's original music.
Upon his creation, Richard's parents rolled him a lamentably low dexterity stat. This led the crippled youth to seek refuge in RPGs, which did not punish his heavy reflexes with an inescapable string of head shots.
He considers himself to be the foil of Hard4Games, believing his chiseled sanity exposes the true brilliance of John's free-spirited hilariousness and Tony's obsessive excesses. But in truth, he is foil the fool, for who is truly sane that can repeatedly drink from the Ninth of Baltika?
Anna McAlpine is a graphic designer and animator living in metro Detroit. To see examples of her work visit www.annamcalpine.com.
Eric “The Ric” Lilja is a renegade gamer who never leaves without a few NES zappers. His starting days of gaming on the NES, SNES, and DOS led him down a dangerous road of addiction and betrayal. At the turn of the millennium, they say he was traumatized after watching the fall of the adventure-genre and non-regenerative health bars. He blames not the short-lived era of live-action FMVs or the advent of ugly pre-Playstation 3D games. Instead he stares into the distant future, where the words “Developers, Developers, Developers” ring in his head constantly. Ric curses the day he snapped a rumble-pak into his N64 controller while Slippy shrieked endlessly, “FOX! GET THIS GUY OFF ME!” He stares with bulging eyes and gritting teeth whenever a geek from a voice-chat screams, “For the win!” And yes—he was the one who stabbed Aeris, not Sephiroth.
But in all fairness, Ric has a heart—at least we think he does …
He has joined the Hard4Games crew as an informal journalist while posting formal reviews at www.thegamerstudio.com. Perhaps, in the future, Ric may put together videos.