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You would be surprised at how many people got me confused with Lemon when he was an intern. It wasn’t uncommon for someone to ask me a question in chat or refer to my intern-ness in forums. It’s like JJWeatherMan being confused for Rich Gallup. Weird. However, I flew out to Whiskey Media’s office for an internship interview. Several members of the staff to include Ethan, Jeff, Alex, Melissa, and Daniel interviewed me. Daniel was probably the most awesome interviewer, it mainly consisted of a “Hey, how you doing. You wanna see the bar?”. 

It was bad luck to be interviewed during the Whiskeyocalypse. After the interviews, I proceeded to alphabetize comics then ran chat for the Mortal Kombat TNT. I got the job and my first day of work is three days before America’s birthday. My internship goes until August 20, to give myself time to get back home before Fall semester starts on August 22. Thankfully, I got my commander’s permission to take a temporary leave for two months after volunteering for a deployment to Afghanistan, and extending my contract for the amount of time I’m gone. It's nice that all my time and energy writing about videogames and keeping current has paid off. My internship will include moderator-related stuff, wiki editing, writing quests, office management, running chat, and getting lunch. 

I finished Portal 2 and wrote a review for it. Not to jump the gun, but I'm convinced that game will join Final Fantasy IX and Resident Evil 4 in being one of my all-time favorites. I simply loved everything about Portal. Aside from me thinking the gels didn't get used as much as they should have, I can't say anything bad about that game. There's such an attention to detail that is highlighted with every bit of dialog and environment design that's lacking in most games these days. I don't know if this is me loving Portal 2, or me getting back into achievements, but my goal is to get the full 1,000 points in that game. 

When I'm not traversing through Aperture Science, I'm busting skulls in Mortal Kombat. I must say this, fuck the story mode. I came to a halt in the match against Shang Tsung and Quan Chi. After several days of going back to that match, I finally won through cheap tactics only to be stopped by Shao Kahn. My motivation for finishing that game is dwindling. Online is another story. I'm actually fairing pretty well against the Mortal Kombat kommunity. If I don't win a match, I always feel like I put up a good fight. There's only a few instances were I just got my ass beat. i hate to always use Scorpion, but he's the only karacter I can win with. I kan also throw down with Kitana, but I can't seem to fight anyone who can teleport with her. Weird. 

In news around the world, Osama bin Laden is dead which is fantastic. But in more shocking news, Silicon Knights intends to finish the Too Human trilogy! In this Destructoid article, Denis Dyack is quoted saying that his company didn't get defeated after Too Human uno. It's weird, Too Human was a game I totally liked in concept. The Norse mythology combined with crazy sci-fi was really awesome. I'm also a major fan of dungeon crawlers. Too Human's controls were unfortunately weird, enemies leveled with you, death didn't matter, and the combat didn't have a lot too it. Perhaps Too Human suffered from "the first first game in the series syndrome". The idea of a second-go at that franchise sounds super appealing to me. 

i finally finished my site, stevenbeynon.com. It isn't intended to be some dumb fan-site. Just a portfolio for my videogame writing. If there are any specific things you want to see in video or writing form during my internship, please let me know. 


Love, 


EpicSteve

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Posted by EpicSteve



You would be surprised at how many people got me confused with Lemon when he was an intern. It wasn’t uncommon for someone to ask me a question in chat or refer to my intern-ness in forums. It’s like JJWeatherMan being confused for Rich Gallup. Weird. However, I flew out to Whiskey Media’s office for an internship interview. Several members of the staff to include Ethan, Jeff, Alex, Melissa, and Daniel interviewed me. Daniel was probably the most awesome interviewer, it mainly consisted of a “Hey, how you doing. You wanna see the bar?”. 

It was bad luck to be interviewed during the Whiskeyocalypse. After the interviews, I proceeded to alphabetize comics then ran chat for the Mortal Kombat TNT. I got the job and my first day of work is three days before America’s birthday. My internship goes until August 20, to give myself time to get back home before Fall semester starts on August 22. Thankfully, I got my commander’s permission to take a temporary leave for two months after volunteering for a deployment to Afghanistan, and extending my contract for the amount of time I’m gone. It's nice that all my time and energy writing about videogames and keeping current has paid off. My internship will include moderator-related stuff, wiki editing, writing quests, office management, running chat, and getting lunch. 

I finished Portal 2 and wrote a review for it. Not to jump the gun, but I'm convinced that game will join Final Fantasy IX and Resident Evil 4 in being one of my all-time favorites. I simply loved everything about Portal. Aside from me thinking the gels didn't get used as much as they should have, I can't say anything bad about that game. There's such an attention to detail that is highlighted with every bit of dialog and environment design that's lacking in most games these days. I don't know if this is me loving Portal 2, or me getting back into achievements, but my goal is to get the full 1,000 points in that game. 

When I'm not traversing through Aperture Science, I'm busting skulls in Mortal Kombat. I must say this, fuck the story mode. I came to a halt in the match against Shang Tsung and Quan Chi. After several days of going back to that match, I finally won through cheap tactics only to be stopped by Shao Kahn. My motivation for finishing that game is dwindling. Online is another story. I'm actually fairing pretty well against the Mortal Kombat kommunity. If I don't win a match, I always feel like I put up a good fight. There's only a few instances were I just got my ass beat. i hate to always use Scorpion, but he's the only karacter I can win with. I kan also throw down with Kitana, but I can't seem to fight anyone who can teleport with her. Weird. 

In news around the world, Osama bin Laden is dead which is fantastic. But in more shocking news, Silicon Knights intends to finish the Too Human trilogy! In this Destructoid article, Denis Dyack is quoted saying that his company didn't get defeated after Too Human uno. It's weird, Too Human was a game I totally liked in concept. The Norse mythology combined with crazy sci-fi was really awesome. I'm also a major fan of dungeon crawlers. Too Human's controls were unfortunately weird, enemies leveled with you, death didn't matter, and the combat didn't have a lot too it. Perhaps Too Human suffered from "the first first game in the series syndrome". The idea of a second-go at that franchise sounds super appealing to me. 

i finally finished my site, stevenbeynon.com. It isn't intended to be some dumb fan-site. Just a portfolio for my videogame writing. If there are any specific things you want to see in video or writing form during my internship, please let me know. 


Love, 


EpicSteve

Posted by Mesklinite

Congrats on the internship!
Posted by Yummylee

So in short... a lot of weird within the past couple of weeks for you ;P

Posted by Sweep

Hey, congrats on the internship duder! I was pretty surprised when I head about it because I figured you were pretty invested in your army career, but it's great to have you on board! To clarify, in order to do this internship you had to volunteer for a tour in Afghanistan?


That's some fucking commitment right there!
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Posted by Yummylee

Also are you sharing an internet ship with Glen and Undeadpool? I still don't really understood what's happening with all this intern shlick; are there multiple internets (one leached per staff member!?), did some only arrive for a day, and are they still razzin Undeadpool for this fail load of win?

Posted by Claude

You're leading a pretty interesting life Steve. No doubt about it. Congrats dude, and thank you for serving.

Posted by Malphye

Congrats man, I'll do my best not to give you a dumb question to ask the guys on a TNT or Happy Hour.

Posted by Yanngc33
@EpicSteve congrats man and don't forget to have fun! I just S ranked Portal 2, the achievements are easy if you have friends playing online. Again, congrats you earned it :)
Posted by EpicSteve
@Abyssfull said:
" Also are you sharing an internet ship with Glen and Undeadpool? I still don't really understood what's happening with all this intern shlick; are there multiple internets (one leached per staff member!?), did some only arrive for a day, and are they still razzin Undeadpool for this fail load of win? "
Glenn starts soon and I will be starting my internship about half-way through his. Maybe he can comment on his specific dates on here. I'm not too sure when Undeadpool's internship ends. However, there will be a period this summer that Whiskey Media will have at least two interns at the same time. 

@Sweep said:
" Hey, congrats on the internship duder! I was pretty surprised when I head about it because I figured you were pretty invested in your army career, but it's great to have you on board! To clarify, in order to do this internship you had to volunteer for a tour in Afghanistan?

That's some fucking commitment right there!
"
Most officers in the Army aren't too keen on letting a soldier go. It's a big deal. Sometimes shit bags try to do this kind of thing then just fucking disappear and never come back. I showed my dedication to the Army by going to various training schools, I got a Drill Sergeant job training officers in training at a local college, and to seal the deal I told him I would volunteer for our Infantry sister-unit's deployment. I won't get to do cool Scout stuff though. Getting the internship was a big deal to me, I wouldn't want the Army to hold me back. 
Edited by JJWeatherman

Cool, man! I wish I could be the Whiskey Media sandwich boy (among other things of course). I'd love that.

Good luck!

Edit: Stay Puft Marshmellow Man as your site header? I approve!

Posted by Hamz

Congrats :)

Posted by Zimbo

I'm sure your sandwich making skills will be the pride of the army once your internship ends.

Congrats!

Posted by craigbo180
@EpicSteve said:
" In news around the world, Osama bin Laden is dead which is fantastic. But in more shocking news, Silicon Knights intends to finish the Too Human trilogy! "
Nicely done sir. Also congratulations on the internship!
Posted by Kyreo

I look forward hearing about the abuse they put you through.  Maybe they'll get you to eat so Surstromming.

Posted by JJWeatherman

I can't say why, but I felt like making this. Seemed appropriate.



Posted by EpicSteve
@JJWeatherman: That's pretty awesome. I'll use that. 
Posted by Arbie

Congratulations on the internship! =]

Posted by Vexxan

The picture made me laugh, congrats on your internship!

Posted by ThePhantomnaut

Here here!

Posted by Oni

Congrats on getting the internship! If you don't mind me asking, what exactly is it for, though? I seem to recall Jeff saying something like they will only take interns if their internship is relevant to their line of study or something like that. You're still in the army, right? I'm kinda confused!

But you earned it, so props.

Posted by EpicSteve
@Oni: Journalism is one of my three majors. The Army simply exists as a back up job and it pays for school. I love being a Cavalry Scout, but journalism comes first. 
Posted by Aaron_G

Congratulations on the internship. That is pretty exciting news, I hope you have a blast doing it! 

Posted by Red12b
good luck
Posted by Malakhii

Wow, keeping it busy in a good way. Always great to see someone pushing themselves to follow their dreams. Best of luck to you man, even though luck usually has nothing to do with it, and it's all about hard work. 


And I'm really pumped about that Too Human news, damn that game had great potential. 
Posted by Guided_By_Tigers

What are you exactly doing this internship for?.....I'm kind of confused because I'm not sure if you want to be a video game journalist or not because you never mentioned journalism in your internship description....seems like your doing a lot of general non-journalistic stuff.....congrats on the internship though it'll be a cool experience working with some of the big names in the industry.

Posted by JJWeatherman
@Unknown_Pleasures said:

" What are you exactly doing this internship for?.....I'm kind of confused because I'm not sure if you want to be a video game journalist or not because you never mentioned journalism in your internship description....seems like your doing a lot of general non-journalistic stuff.....congrats on the internship though it'll be a cool experience working with some of the big names in the industry. "

Has been answered.


@Oni: Journalism is one of my three majors. The Army simply exists as a back up job and it pays for school. I love being a Cavalry Scout, but journalism comes first. 


Posted by MattBodega

Good shit, dude! See you soon!

Posted by ReyGitano

Congratulations on the internship! You certainly deserve it.

Posted by iam3green

good job on the internship. i'm actually about to finish an internship in a couple of days. i can't wait until i look for a job. i feel like i won't find one but o well on that. maybe i'll move to cali and become a bum in front of whiskey media office.

Posted by Daniel
@EpicSteve: Looking forward to having you here, buddy! Also, thanks for making me sound like a drunk :) Kiddin
Edited by JJWeatherman
@daniel said:

" @EpicSteve: Looking forward to having you here, buddy! Also, thanks for making me sound like a drunk :) Kiddin "

I seem to remember several blogs and things making you look and/or sound like a drunk. Hmmmm.  =P
Posted by FLStyle
@EpicSteve: During your internship I want you to promise me one thing. That you'll never, ever, describe yourself as "full of win."

PS. You remember Kessler Kam and Lemon Lens? Been a while since I saw one of those. Would be really cool to see some office talk and production meetings again. Hint hint.
Posted by FLStyle
@daniel: You are a drunk! There's no use denying it hahaha
Posted by PieGuy

Well done on the internship =)

Good luck for the future.

Posted by commandercup

Grats on the internship! Man that chat right.

Posted by michaelfossbakk

Congrats, dude! As soon as I heard that GB was looking for summer interns, I jumped in glee (not really). I've been trying to find who I need to contact to apply for an internshsip this summer. Can a duder get some help?

Posted by Guided_By_Tigers
@JJWeatherman: Thanks
Posted by Seedofpower

I hope things go smooth in Afghanistan for you. No one likes to hear that a fellow duder got IEDed.

Edited by Sarkhan

Congratulations on the internship :) And beeing shown the bar off the bat, is never wrong. ^^

Posted by Dalai

Congratulations on becoming the next Steve the intern.

Posted by CharlesAlanRatliff

Congrats on the position!

Posted by ThePickle

I'd be pretty insulted if someone mistook me for Lemon.


But anyway, congrats on the internship duder. I look forward to you on TNT's, and The Epic Steve Whiskey Media Flip Camera Random Awesome Video Series of Random Awesomeness™. 
Posted by Steve_Ramirez
Nice! I'll catch up with ya. 
Posted by GlenTennis

*Intern secret handshake*

Posted by Underachiever007
@GlenTennis: @EpicSteve: Congrats on the internship, both of you!