Firstly, amazing idea for a thread @anon28208215
I hail from the big, brown, sunburnt country of Australia. I am a sheet metal tradesman who does design and prototyping for enclosures and electronics across the security industry along with the food service area. I’ve spent since 2005 in this industry and now run my own small business with my father
Born and bred Queenslander (fuck the State of Origin) and I live my dream. I have my wonderful wife Beck, two cats (Yahtzee and Dodger), two dogs (Kenny and Fisher) and a snake (Reggie) No kids and we are both gamers.
A cool little tidbit about myself is that I helped build the world’s first video game bar. Mana Bar. I am friends with Yug, Yahtzee, Pras and Shay who came together to start it. I was told about the idea a year before, I was in (It also helped in the fact that all of them had no skills when It came to building, painting or installing)
So I was there from day one. Sanding the floor, Installing custom TV mounts, the works. Once the venue opened, I got two weeks of watching people live up and have a blast then I got married. This is also how I know so many “I can’t say how or who” stories about games media, developers, publishers and the greater industry. Someday, If we setup a thread and call in all the non ‘insider’ insiders to drop stories, I may throw some of mine in.