Name: Jake S.
Location: BLA, MN (218 area code)
Occupation: Tools + Equipment Sales
Platforms: PC, XBOX ONE X, Nintendo Switch
Favorite Game: Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker
I’ve lived in Minnesota my entire life and have been friends with the MN218 crew for a very long time; some more than others but time flies as they say. For as long as I can remember, I’ve been gaming. I remember playing Snake on my grandma’s Nokia, Donkey Kong Country on the SNES, and gaming on hand-helds at AppleBees.
Growing up we had a Nintendo 64 and GameCube and I owned just about every version of Nintendo’s hand-helds from the GameBoy to my current 3DS. In the meantime I would very casually play on my parent’s computer. Age of Empires and Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds were basically the only games I would play.
When I graduated high-school, I bought my first gaming PC. The Toshiba! I had the Toshiba Qosmio X775-Q7170 17.3-Inch Gaming Laptop (Red Horizon) and I thought it was so dope. I spent so much money on Steam sales it’s not even funny. One thing about gaming laptops that I have learned is that they go obsolete in about 2 years. This machine ran for longer but I ran it hard. The thing is that I do not know much about computers and I really shouldn’t be responsible for one. The Toshiba had many viruses and outdated drivers that I didn’t know I had to update, thankfully Species and the gang were able to purge everything and help me start over. The last game I frequently played on the Toshiba was EA’s Battlefront. She served me well until 2015 when I decided to start building a desktop with help from Species.
Here is what I am currently rolling with:
Current Battle Station Information:
Case: Corsair Obsidian 450D (Corsair AF140 Quiet RedLED fans)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 650W
Processor: Intel Core i5-6600K 6M
Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-Z170XP-SLI
Graphics: PowerColor Radeon R9 390 DirectX 12 VXR9 390 8GBD5-DHE
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 16GB
SSD: Mushkin Enhanced Reactor 512GB
OS: Window 10 64 bit
Monitor: Acer G257HL bmidx 27”
Keyboard: Corsair K95
Mouse: Corsair Glaive
Headset: Corsair Void PRO – Red
I really enjoy gaming with my friends, reading, movies, I contribute almost nothing to the team, am slightly depressed and addicted to memes. This is a call for help. Help.