Dead-ee? Daddy? How do you pronounce that in-game name?
Pro-tip: It’s “dead-eye,” named after the member of the Dead 6, a special operations team in the early Command and Conquer game. Because stealing “Deadeye” outright would be lame, so let’s replace “eye” with “i.” Clever.
Hardly ever a console gamer, Landon “Deadi” Carroll (30) quickly joined the PC Master Race the moment he placed his hands on a keyboard and mouse. After a trip to Sam’s with his mother at a young age, Landon stumbled upon Command and Conquer: Renegade and purchased the game for $10. The screen loaded up, single player campaign beaten in a few hours, no problem. But another option on the main menu caught his attention: Multiplayer.
“I wasn’t sure what that meant at the time,” Landon said. “At first, I assumed it was a type of split-screen option to play with someone else at home, like a console game. I am an only child, so I didn’t have someone to play with, but I couldn’t help but check it out. Then BAM. Servers. Real-time contact with thousands of people across the globe. I was hooked.” [Read more…]