Just last month, Bungie went on a whirlwind, whistle-stop, European-invasion press tour. Now that we’ve returned safely back home and completed the struggle to get our sleep cycles back on local time, we can look back fondly on all the new faces we met on our travels. After all, one of the rewards for any journey is the friends you make along the way.
One of the blokes we shared some quality time with in London was a gamer that YouTube subscribers know as JayEx23. Ever play with a friend who seems to know the ins and outs of every element of the game? You know, the guy with every tip and trick you need to dominate the battlefield? Jay is that guy, to about 200,000 people.
This tactician is the focus of our community for this week. Let’s put some context to this stone-cold veteran of the shooter genre. As you're about to discover, he's the strong, silent type. He saves his talking for his videos, and for the game.
Who are you?
Jay: I’m JayEx23, owner of the JayEx23 YouTube channel.
Ah, yes. There you are! What would the uninitiated find on your channel?
Jay: In depth game guides, commentaries, montages and general gaming entertainment!
If you keep being so brief, this interview will be over as fast as you could best me at Deathmatch in Call of Duty. So I know where to avoid you, which new titles are you playing this season?
Jay: GTA 5, Battlefield 4, COD Ghosts, DayZ, and hopefully the Destiny Beta!
Why hope? I’m pretty sure I gave you some codes. So we can look forward to your analysis of Destiny when the time comes?
Jay: Absolutely. I'll be producing weapon guides and possibly co-op playthroughs and montages!
Awesome. When you think about Destiny, what makes you eager to play?
Jay: The huge selection of guns, modifications and customization available. All set in our crazy universe!
What crazy thing do you want to know next?
Jay: I love gun camos. I would love to see all of the camos in the game. The designers seem to be amazingly creative so I bet there are some amazing things to come.
Time will tell, Jay. Our beta will cover a lot of ground, but you won’t have the chance to discover all of anything. Until that moment of full reckoning arrives, it sounds like you have your hands full with some other great games.
When the world of Destiny is open to exploration, either in Beta or in full, this Guardian will be one gamer to watch. He’ll lead the way, with an insatiable appetite for every detail. You can also pay attention to him now. Not only is he talking about some new titles, he's holding beta codes!