StreamTeam Spotlight: Ginger Dragon

Welcome back to the StreamTeam Spotlight, a weekly series where we feature one of our Indie GamePlay streamers. Every week, we’ll profile and interview a different member of the team to give our audience a chance to get to know some of their favorite streamers off-camera/mic. This week we’ll meet and learn a little bit about Ginger Dragon. Please enjoy!

Resizegingerdragon(2)Name/Online Alias: Lee/Ginger Dragon
Region: United States (MST)
Current Rig:
- CPU: Intel i7 1770k
- Motherboard: Asus Z87-C
- RAM:  Ballistix Sport 8 GB ( 2 x 4 GB) DDR3-1600
- Hardrive: Seagate 1 TB
- GPU: MSI GeForce GTX 780
- Case: NZXT Phantom 410 ATX Mid Tower Case
- Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler
- Optical Drive: Some LG PoC that cost me about $18.
- Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply
Favorite Genre: Platformers, FPS, Adventure, RPG, Action, Racing, Strategy
Favorite Games: Metro: Last Light, Far Cry 3, Terraria, Risk of Rain, XCOM: Enemy Within, Dark Souls, and Shadow Warrior.
Hobbies: Playing video games, watching speedruns, sarcasm, and sometimes a little bit of drawing.

IGM: What was your first exposure to video games?
Lee/Ginger Dragon: My absolute first exposure to video games was Star Fox. It was the first video game I had ever seen and I loved watching people play it, but lacked the mental capacity to play it myself at the time. The first video game that I ever played was Super Mario World.

IGM: What were some of your favorite games growing up?
Lee: My favorite games growing up were: Super Mario All Stars, Super Mario World, Star Fox, Stunt Race FX, Destruction Derby 64, Super Mario 64, Mario Kart 64, and San Francisco Rush 2049.

IGM: Nintendo was clearly an influence in your early days as a gamer. Do you still pick up and play the more recent entries from your favorite franchises?
Lee: Absolutely! The WiiU is currently the only “Next Gen” console I own, or plan to own. I still get loads of enjoyment and playtime out of most first-party Nintendo titles.

IGM: When did you first start streaming?
Lee: I first started streaming I think sometime in early November. Interestingly enough, almost exactly a year after I started Youtube videos. I wonder what next year will bring!

IGM: Why do you enjoy streaming?
Lee: Because it’s fun to be able to directly interact with the viewers, and this interaction can help spice up traditional Let’s Plays!

IGM: What types of streams do you host (Let’s Plays, Previews/Reviews/First Looks, Giveaways, Developer Q&As, etc)?
Lee: I host Let’s Play and First Look streams.

IGM: Are there any particular speedruns you prefer to watch? Is it more fun to spectate a platformer speed run as opposed to an action game?
Lee: I generally prefer speedruns that focus on the abuse of game mechanics and level geometry, like Half-Life 2, GTA: Vice City, Portal (No Out-of-Bounds), and most 100% runs. Glitch Exhibition runs (like Ocarina of Time “All Medallions”) are also really cool and hilarious!

IGM: What sorts of drawings do you usually do?
Lee: I should mention, that is a very small hobby of mine that I only VERY recently got into and am rather bad at. Regardless, it’s still something I enjoy doing (the few times I do it), and I enjoy watching others do, so I listed it. Currently I’ve only been experimenting with thumbnails for my Game Prowl and Alpha Dragon series.

IGM: What made you decide to join the Indie GamePlay StreamTeam?
Lee: Less of “why?”, more of “why not?”. Why not join a community of awesome streamers? Why not try and help indie games get some more coverage? There is no  answer to these questions, so I joined up when I got the chance!

That’s it for this week’s StreamTeam Spotlight! If you’d like to watch some of Ginger Dragon’s streams, you can check out his Content Hub on Indie GamePlay. To keep track of his stream schedule so you never miss a live stream, you can follow him on Twitter @GingerDragonYT.

Streamer Spotlight is a weekly segment created to showcase members of the Indie GamePlay StreamTeam. Participants are chosen at random, and interviewed upon accepting an invitation. If you’d like to be considered for the feature, please send an email to vparisi@indiegamemag.com with the subject line “Streamer Spotlight”. Spotlight participants are not required to disclose their full name, and all information is published only after participants approve a pre-screening of the completed Spotlight. If you’d like to join to StreamTeam community, you can register here. Tune in next week to see which streamer enters the spotlight. Until then, come play some games!




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