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Hello, my name is Jen. I'm the newest volunteer of ModDB. Let me tell you a bit about myself.

Posted by Darkpsy on Jun 12th, 2011

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As the subject said, my name is Jen! I'm the newest ModDB Volunteer Content Manager. I first joined the site at the beginning of the year after lurking for a good while (since 2008, I think) following two specific mods: Black Mesa and Enterprise: Temporal Cold War. I have been interested in video games ever since I got the original NES for Christmas. From there, I kept wanting the latest and greatest. I think I first got into game development when I was in 8th Grade. I bought a book about game development, and it came with the Genesis3D engine. At that time, I didn't have Internet access, and absolutely no way for others to see my work. I did make some pretty cool games considering the engine was still fairly new around that time. I messed around with some other engines once I got Internet access, but I didn't seem to have that creative spark I did when I was first exposed to game development.

When I discovered this site in 2008, I had just purchased the Valve Complete Pack (before Left 4 Dead was released). When I discovered there were mods available for those games, I quickly downloaded a few and wondered how it was done. A few forum searches lead me to the Source SDK. At that time, I had no idea it was free to download, and was expecting the cost to be hundreds of dollars. Imagine how happy I was to learn it was free! I got to work on a few Portal maps right away. They were just simple maps without any scripting (except to end the map) and were comprised of different flinging techniques. To this day, I have never attempted to create a mod for anything other than Portal, however I am working on a Portal 2 map pack.

Currently, I work from home with the game company my husband and I founded earlier this year. We were invited to participate in a fan-made ARG (Alternative Reality Game) developed by some of the participants in Valve's Portal 2 ARG. Other than that, I've dedicated myself to ModDB, helping it remain the #1 spot for the latest mods and indie games.

Mini-Bio:

My full name is Jennifer, but I go by Jen. I'm 27 years old and live in Pennsylvania, United States. I'm married and have no kids, nor do we plan on it. I'm a cat lover! I enjoy a good puzzle game (Cogs and RUSH had me hooked for hours!)

I will usually spend my spare time in Garry's Mod, Portal 2 Co-op, or Source SDK. I'm also in the process of developing an RPG.

I'm also willing to help anyone out with just about anything. You can give me a shout on Skype (explosiveremix) or my PM box here.

I'm extremely happy to be part of the team, and I'll be seeing you around the database!

Live long and prosper,

Jen

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~DJ~
~DJ~ Jun 12 2011, 12:43pm says:

Hewwo!

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mgs2
mgs2 Jun 12 2011, 12:49pm says:

The Moddb community is really increasing rapidly.

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8472 Jun 12 2011, 12:49pm says:

Peace and long life!

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Heaney Jun 12 2011, 12:54pm replied:

Live long and prosper.

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Heaney Jun 12 2011, 1:38pm replied:

(continue the chain...)

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TheUnabridgedGamer
TheUnabridgedGamer Jun 12 2011, 11:08pm replied:

Do a barrel roll!

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DuckSauce
DuckSauce Jun 12 2011, 1:39pm replied:

Sauce and Pepper

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RandomusIdiotus
RandomusIdiotus Jun 12 2011, 2:30pm replied:

Paper or plastic?

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moci
moci Jun 12 2011, 12:59pm says:

" I'm married and have no kids, nor do we plan on it." <- that's good to know!

Good luck managing content - so you'll take some load off of Henley?

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sixcentgeorge
sixcentgeorge Jun 12 2011, 1:13pm says:

welcome Jennifer, may be you could play quake4 too ?
genesis3d was a very cool project , the girls models were very nice , the editor was very easy to handle and source code was there too .
about you and your actions here ? will you post a picture of you <3 ? will you delete black mesa page ?

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xXMaNiAcXx
xXMaNiAcXx Jun 12 2011, 3:29pm replied:

"will you post a picture of you <3 ?" Stop fapping to the staff.

Welcome to Moddb Jen! I wish you have a great stay :P

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Duruk
Duruk Jun 12 2011, 1:14pm says:

Welcome to the team.

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zamaziko
zamaziko Jun 12 2011, 1:23pm says:

best of luck. :)

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MrTambourineMan
MrTambourineMan Jun 12 2011, 1:27pm says:

Welcome, we'll all be having good times here I'm sure.

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Metalspy
Metalspy Jun 12 2011, 2:03pm says:

Can someone explain how a seemingly not so active member became a content manager? Do you (Darkpsy) personally know other staff members? Not to be a jealous bitch or anything, just curious because it is pretty unexpected :)

And ehm.. well.. yay congratulations and good luck, I guess? :D What does one say in such a situation?

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moci
moci Jun 12 2011, 2:12pm replied:

True, it looks weird. The first thing I did was open her profile and check her activity points, ah well... we don't have to know everything I suppose...

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cW#Ravenblood
cW#Ravenblood Jun 12 2011, 2:26pm says:

Hehe, again someone you stays 24/7 at moddb :)

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Otter.
Otter. Jun 12 2011, 2:51pm says:

Good. Now can we get some moderators who could delete some of the obviously trolling mod profiles and TBD mods that haven't been updated for 3-4 years?

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Fxor
Fxor Jun 12 2011, 3:00pm says:

No kids, check.
Love cats, check.
Garrys Mod, check.

<3

Hi! :D

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azultain
azultain Jun 12 2011, 3:20pm says:

hellcome

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Khameli
Khameli Jun 12 2011, 3:23pm says:

a girl! hell yeah!

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Spector
Spector Jun 12 2011, 4:29pm says:

Oh man, I remember when I used to wade through hundreds of news posts on this site (It's a tough job deciding what cuts the crop). Good luck on the content managing.

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aidy70060
aidy70060 Jun 12 2011, 4:49pm says:

Hi there :3

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Cry-Ruan
Cry-Ruan Jun 12 2011, 5:42pm says:

Nice to see the staff team expanding, bienvenue :)

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ice_trey
ice_trey Jun 12 2011, 8:03pm says:

cats are much cooler than dogs :)

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Darkpsy Author
Darkpsy Jun 12 2011, 9:47pm replied:

Indeed. That's why we'd rather have cats than dogs. I think cats are much smarter than most dogs.

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Slevo
Slevo Jun 13 2011, 2:14am replied:

considering dogs are pack animals. i know that working in a team requires allot of intelligence and understanding where as cats cant even some humans cant. i rest my case ;)

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deadrawkstar
deadrawkstar Jun 12 2011, 10:15pm says:

Nice to meet you.

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Spycon_Fighter
Spycon_Fighter Jun 13 2011, 12:07am says:

One of us! One of us!

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Spooboy
Spooboy Jun 13 2011, 12:30am says:

Very interesting article. I hardly read these sort of things, but it intrigued me. Welcome to Mod DB... the only question I have is: how can I help with the site?

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shortandpoor
shortandpoor Jun 13 2011, 12:37am says:

Youtube.com thought of this when I read "cat lover"

Enjoy your stay.
You can checkout any time you like
But you can never leave!

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noyart
noyart Jun 13 2011, 1:53am says:

Congratulations! i hope that you will enjoy your work and see you around :)

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tukerb117
tukerb117 Jun 13 2011, 3:32am says:

ITS a TRap!!! JK XD welcome

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ind1
ind1 Jun 14 2011, 8:40am says:

hi

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jjawinte
jjawinte Jun 14 2011, 1:17pm says:

Always good to see the staff team expanding. All the best to you with the new work.

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MagikGimp
MagikGimp Aug 21 2011, 11:11am says:

Congrats on joining the team. Any chance we can see your Genesis3D games and Portal maps?

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