Name: Josh Vella
Date of Birth: August 23, 1988
Occupation: Burrito Boyz Franchisee
Favourite game: Dark souls
Favourite character: Kratos – God of War
Bio: Been playing games since before the original Sega Genesis days and always did most of my gaming starting in the evening and well into the late-night hours. Still to this day I find myself beating at least 5+ of the top 10 games of the year and I wouldn’t change a thing.
Hobbies outside of gaming?
Big sports guy, whether I’m playing them or watching- especially anything to do with Toronto. From Leafs to TFC, I’m always up for a sporting event. Love hanging out with friends any chance I can get over a few rounds of drinks with a little bit of live band in the background.
How would your friends describe you?
I would hope for them to say hard working and dedicated to what I do but if you asked them they would probably say the opposite just to get a little rise out of me. Type of guy who loves to get the party going but also doesn’t always know when its time for it to end. Undercover gamer and they would also say I’m short.
Favourite place you’ve travelled?
Was lucky enough to visit a good amount of all inclusive resorts, Jamaica being the best but after going on a euro trip, Positano, Italy has to be the best.
Next on your travel list?
Bachelor party in Mexico!
Go-to music to listen/party to?
Rap and hip-hop keeps me going through the day. Have to show love to Toronto’s very own, Drake
Who did you game with growing up?
My older brother, always looking over his shoulder at first while he got first crack at all the new games we would get.
What did your parents think of your gaming?
Hated it. Nothing would drive my parents crazier then yelling at me to come upstairs for dinner but every gamer knows you can’t just pause an online game at any point.
Most memorable gaming memory?
Sleepovers with friends back in the early teenager days. Someone would bring a tv, n64 and 4 more controllers to have 4 on 4 Golden eye – 007 tournaments followed by Mario Kart to finish off any friendship we had left for the night.
Advice to your 15-year-old self?
Do what you love and strive to be the best at it because if you aren’t first you’re last. Everyday is chest day.
Favourite style of gameplay? Why?
Role-playing games (RPG) for those times where you have nothing else going on for the day, week or month. Love building a character from scratch and being able to choose their skills, abilities and make them how you want to fit your style of play in a 40+ hour game.
PlayStation or Xbox?
PlayStation all day
Your top 5 games of all time?
1. Dark Souls
2. Call of Duty
3. Dragon Age
4. God of War
5. Diablo/World of Warcraft
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