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

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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~

Hewwo!

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mgs2
mgs2

The Moddb community is really increasing rapidly.

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8472

Peace and long life!

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Heaney

Live long and prosper.

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Heaney

(continue the chain...)

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TheUnabridgedGamer
TheUnabridgedGamer

Do a barrel roll!

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DuckSauce
DuckSauce

Sauce and Pepper

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RandomusIdiotus
RandomusIdiotus

Paper or plastic?

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moci
moci

" 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

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

"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

Welcome to the team.

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zamaziko
zamaziko

best of luck. :)

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MrTambourineMan
MrTambourineMan

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

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Metalspy
Metalspy

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

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

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

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Otter.
Otter.

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

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

<3

Hi! :D

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azultain
azultain

hellcome

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Khameli
Khameli

a girl! hell yeah!

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Spector
Spector

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

Hi there :3

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Cry-Ruan
Cry-Ruan

Nice to see the staff team expanding, bienvenue :)

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ice_trey
ice_trey

cats are much cooler than dogs :)

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Darkpsy Author
Darkpsy

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

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

Nice to meet you.

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Spycon_Fighter
Spycon_Fighter

One of us! One of us!

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Spooboy
Spooboy

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

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

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

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Deenn
Deenn

ITS a TRap!!! JK XD welcome

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ind1
ind1

hi

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jjawinte
jjawinte

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

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MagikGimp
MagikGimp

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

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