Welcome to the chronicles of the life and times of Guy Blomberg, also known as YUG.
Definitely over enthusiastic, more than slightly inebriated, positive and passionate in baffling ways. Here’s a a list of 30 quick random facts about me that might indicate why you should read what I have to say.
Fact 1 – I’m the creator of the first videogame cocktail bar – the Mana Bar.
Fact 2 – I’ve been a professional web designer for over a decade.
Fact 3 – When I was 21 I was sued for 50 million dollars.
Fact 4 – I’m an amateur card magician.
Fact 5 – I’m the co-creator of AustralianGamer.com (now Gameplanet Australia)
Fact 6 – I worked in the online porn industry for 4 years.
Fact 7 – I’ve worked as a game developer for Auran and Creative Assembly.
Fact 8 – I’ve lived in over 30 share houses.
Fact 9 – I can make cocktails.
Fact 10 – I was once ranked 254th in Starcraft on the Battle.net servers.
Fact 10 - I sung ‘A whole new world’ from Aladdin in front of thousands of people.
Fact 11 – I hosted houseparties for international DJ’s that lasted days.
Fact 12 – I own a convertible because of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.
Fact 13 – I make PAX Aus happen.
Fact 14 – When I was 18 I was filmed and recorded by Detectives in a room with one-way mirrors.
Fact 15 – I’ve professionally written reviews for over 100 videogames.
Fact 16 – I was once a stoner, surfer, slacker living on the Gold Coast.
Fact 17 – I designed the menu’s, logos, and loading screens in the videogame Stormrise.
Fact 18 – I produced and starred in a videogame TV show pilot.
Fact 19 – I’ve managed over 300 videogame launches, tournaments, trivias, and other events.
Fact 20 – I was listed in the first MCV Pacific 30 over 30 list of games industry influential people.
Fact 21 – I’ve had 3 different last names.
Fact 22 – I enjoy drinking and playing video games, and regularly combine the two.
Fact 23 – When I was 9 I was in the final round of a Nintendo state tournament for Rad Racer.
Fact 24 – I co-hosted a videogame podcast for over 200 episodes.
Fact 25 – I purchased a trebuchet off ebay purely so I could have a trebuchet party.
Fact 26 – I’ve been recorded singing on a Hillsong Album.
Fact 27 – I’ve developed 3 commercial iPhone applications.
Fact 28 – I have Aichmophobia.
Fact 29 – I’m the Content Manager for Oz Comic-Con.
Fact 30 – I can drink more tequila than you.