1. IF YOU HAD DONE SOMETHING ELSE WHAT WOULD IT HAVE BEEN?
I did a Myers Briggs [personality] test a little while ago that indicated there were two careers I should potentially consider: being an entrepreneur or being in the army. I managed to tick both those boxes [as an Army officer for six years] - I think I’ve pretty much exhausted my potential as a professional.
2. WHAT ELSE WOULD YOU NAME YOUR BUSINESS?
Green Man Gaming (GMG) had a placeholder name and we actually bought the url. It was Games Mart or GameSmart, depending on where the emphasis lies. It was a little bit too corporate for my liking. You had Game on the high street and GameFly in the US - the Game name was a little bit over-exposed.
3. IF YOU COULD BE BASED IN ANOTHER CITY WHERE WOULD IT BE?
In the UK, I’d want to be based in Brighton. There are a couple of real hubs in the games industry in the UK - one is London and the other one is Brighton of all places. Most importantly, it’s a nice place to be.