This Indiana gamer is an illustrator and a musician. Check out Epoch Apostle’s band The Energy Commission, and his awesome (but not for kids or the easily offended) music video about Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2’s effect on the love life.
trixie360: What’s the story behind your gamertag?
Epoch Apostle: I met my best friend in Art school and we formed a Hip Hop group called Double Dragon about 11 years ago. In Hip Hop you have to have a stage name or 20 – this particular one suggests I’m a dood who’s gonna rap with you about the coming shift in humanity. You know 2012 type of change.
trixie360: Where do you live?
Epoch Apostle: Valparaiso, IN. It’s about 50 miles outside of Chicago so we call it "Chicagoland". I think people collectively agreed to call it that so they didn’t feel like hicks.
trixie360: What do you do when you’re not playing games?
Epoch Apostle: I write, record, and perform music. I also have a degree in illustration so I spend a lot of time drawing, painting and doing design work. I’m not very web savvy but being DIY means I have to do all the websites too. So we’ve started up a small record label and art/publishing house.
trixie360: What’s the worst or weirdest job you’ve ever had?
Epoch Apostle: I worked at this miniature golf place that had a driving range. I would have to go out in the field and fetch golf balls in this little pale. Many of them would be sunk deep into mud so I had to wedge them out with a putter.
trixie360: How long have you been on Xbox LIVE?
Epoch Apostle: Since Halo 2!
trixie360: Do you have an arch enemy on Xbox LIVE, and if so, who?
Epoch Apostle: Yes and his name is Bling Crosby. Hey Bling… "I’m comin’ for youuuuuuuu!"
trixie360: What’s your Xbox set-up like?
Epoch Apostle: Westinghouse 42 LCD – Samsung 5.1 Surround.
trixie360: What’s the best feature of Xbox LIVE?
Epoch Apostle: Communication! It’s so seamlessly integrated into every facet, from friends being available to chat at any time to Facebook and Twitter.
trixie360: What is your favorite multiplayer Xbox game?
Epoch Apostle: Modern Warfare 2 of course! Everyone needs to check out my awesome music video on youtube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vSKW6FJ-Fko . It details my obsession for the game and how it can ruin a relationship.
trixie360: What is your favorite single player Xbox game?
Epoch Apostle: GTA IV – with high hopes of Red Dead Redemption taking its place.
trixie360: What is your favorite Xbox LIVE Arcade game?
Epoch Apostle: Marble Blast Ultra
trixie360: What do you think is the best game of all time?
Epoch Apostle: GTA San Andreas
trixie360: What do you think is the best film of all time?
Epoch Apostle: Donnie Brasco
trixie360: What do you think is the best comic book of all time?
Epoch Apostle: V for Vendetta (a graphic novel I know)
trixie360: What do you think is the best album of all time?
Epoch Apostle: Tea for the Tillerman – Cat Stevens
trixie360: Rock Band or Guitar Hero?
Epoch Apostle: Rock Band
trixie360: What is your greatest Xbox LIVE moment?
Epoch Apostle: Going 22 – 0 in a team deathmatch on MW2
trixie360: What’s your favorite TV show?
Epoch Apostle: Curb Your Enthusiasm
trixie360: Who is your inner rock star?
Epoch Apostle: I can only answer – me!
trixie360: If they made a movie about your life, who should play you?
Epoch Apostle: I’d say Al Pacino about 25 years ago but if it had to be someone now I’d say Johnny Depp
trixie360: Ah the Scerpico-era Pacino! What’s your karaoke song?
Epoch Apostle: I can’t bring myself to karaoke – I know I’m no fun…
trixie360: Favorite cartoon character?
Epoch Apostle: Gizmo Duck
trixie360: Favorite movie quote?
Epoch Apostle: "Get a pair a pants. This ain’t a rodeo. Dress like I dress." Lefty from Donnie Brasco
trixie360: If you could trade places with anyone for one day, who would it be?
Epoch Apostle: The judge that sentenced Lil Wayne to jail so I could put him away longer.
trixie360: What celebrity would be the worst roommate?
Epoch Apostle: Lil Wayne – 1) I’d be in jail 2) I’d have to listen to his pathetic excuse of what he thinks is "Hip Hop"
trixie360: Oh snap. How many people are on your Friends List?
Epoch Apostle: 49
trixie360: Who’s your favorite Superhero?
Epoch Apostle: The Punisher
trixie360: Hot celeb you’d like to be stranded on a desert island with?
Epoch Apostle: Pink
trixie360: Edgy, I like it. If you could be any video game character, who would it be?
Epoch Apostle: My wizard from Oblivion
trixie360: What’s the worst food you’ve ever eaten?
Epoch Apostle: Blue Cheese
trixie360: What’s the first video game you ever played?
Epoch Apostle: Boxing – Atari 2600
trixie360: What’s the last book you read?
Epoch Apostle: The Undiscovered Self – C. G. Jung
trixie360: Complete this sentence: “People of Earth, ….”
Epoch Apostle: Clean this place up!
trixie360: If you could go on tour with any band –past or present– which would it be?
Epoch Apostle: The Energy Commission – we are planning our first mini-tour late summer. Can’t wait!
trixie360: What do you predict will be the ‘next big thing’ in gaming?
Epoch Apostle: Natal
trixie360: What do you think is the best thing about the Xbox 360?
Epoch Apostle: Multi-media powerhouse! Lastfm, Netflix, and Games!
trixie360: What is the Xbox 360 Achievement that was hardest to get?
Epoch Apostle: Mile High Club – COD4
trixie360: What would you like to be doing in ten years?
Epoch Apostle: Moving the masses with my music and art. Making enough money to pour into humanitarian efforts. Finish my first book and have a screenplay filmed that I’d act in. Last but not least, I hope to be involved in producing a videogame that would bend even Charlie Kaufman’s mind. I better get back to work!