Originally hailing from Southern California, Neil has been playing video games since the age of 5. Starting on the NES and currently sitting on the PC, Neil enjoys all genres of games. From the lowly console to the mighty PC and everything in between, Neil is glued to the game. Neil is also the PC expert of the group.
Born in the deep freeze of Alaska, raised in the sweltering inferno of Arizona, my tastes in video games run a similar gamut. I enjoy almost every genre, but my main passions right now are RPG's, Indie titles, and Retro games. My father introduced my brother and I to video games at a very young age, starting with the Atari 5200, NES, and home PC. It wasn't until around middle school when I met Frank (and a couple other friends) that I came to learn just how social a thing like gaming could be. We talked endlessly about our individual gaming experiences, shared many a round of Goldeneye for the N64, and grew up exploring every game we could get our hands on. I met both Jeremiah and Kyle in high school, and Neil shortly after. And, the legend continues.
Jeremiah originally hails from Lake Havasu City, Arizona. He is typically the guy responsible for binding the group together. Jer raises the claw and the party starts. He has always been the "more the merrier" type. He is the artist of the group, so any artwork you see is likely from his creation. Also, he hates the word "moist."
I have always had a fiery competitive side to me which has made me excel in everything I have taken interest in over my life from sports to video games. I feel that if you put the time in to learn the sport/game, the sky is the limit on how much success you have in it. Quick story, I have Sim raced since the age of 8. The first NASCAR simulator I had was NASCAR Racing by Papyrus in 1994. I loved it, had a passion for it, I learned it. At the age of 17 I joined my first online racing league, RMNRL. This league was the pinnacle of racing leagues, the best of the best. At this point I had 9 years of experience and knew how to set up a stock car for short tracks, super speedways, and road courses, or so I thought. The first year I competed, I didn't have teammates. I was setting up super fast cars on my own, but the setups I was making burned the tires up just as fast. The car would fall off after 5 or 10 laps. Our races were very long so this wasn't very beneficial. I thought to myself going into this league, "sure I might be the youngest one here but I have 8 years under my belt doing this, I should be fine, I got this...." I got my doors blown away. Those boys were fast. This went on for about 5 weeks (5 races). I didn't give up. Never once did I throw in the towel. Just kept working on the car. Finally, the defending champion from the previous year pulled me aside and said, do you need help? My initial reaction was I will figure this out, but at the same time I had an opportunity to learn from one of the greats. He gave me great advice on how to make the tires last. After that I went on to win 3 races in a row in my rookie season. Richmond, Bristol, and Dover. I finished 7th in points in my "rookie year" in 2007 while maintaining great sportsmanship and attitude towards the other drivers. Over the next 2 years, the league switched to R-factor (racing sim) from NASCAR Sim-Racing. I formed a 4 car team, shared setup notes, had great teammates, won 27 races, and went on to win the championship in 2008 and 2009. I was arguably considered one of the best sim racers in the NASCAR community for R-Factor. After winning the championships, people knew me by name, I had a gentleman approach me that had at the time recently join the league. He confirmed where I lived from our websites personal profiles we had. He lived near me and ran the racing series that had our local track in town on the schedule. He then asked me "If you can set up cars online, how about you come out to the track and setup my car this weekend." We ended up finishing 2nd that night which was a lot better than he was used to finishing. I became crew chief for that team for the next 2 race seasons with great success and had a lot of fun I might add. He was great people. Moral of the story, if you stick to what you love doing you will become successful and it is one of the best feelings you can experience. I turned video games into reality in a sense and I had a great journey along the way.