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Handle:Ice[DDZ]
Name:Paul
Age:22
Location: New York, USA
AIM:IceDDZ
MSN:Classified
E-mail:Classified

Jobs: HTML, PHP, MySQL, CSS, Graphics

History with the site:

I started The Horror Is Alive back in mid-1999 where it was run off my home computer at the time with a cable internet connection. Those times were tough for the site because I had such a bad computer and knew nothing for the most part. I started working in Microsoft Word 97 to learn HTML. After realizing it's imperfections, I switched to Microsoft Frontpage 98 which was barely an upgrade but it worked for awhile. Later on I moved to using Macromedia Dreamweaver in conjunction with Notepad at times. The site has also gone through MANY revamps over the years, including well over 15 completely different designs, which not all were used or even shown off.

Over the years I've been pretty much a loner in the web site world because I never found anybody who had the same kind of ideas as myself and knew how to execute them well. In roughly mid-2001 I ran into Dot50Cal and we hit it off with most ideas and he had lots of potential to be helpful with the site. Over the years Dot50cal has done as much as myself or more for the site and THIA wouldn't be what it was/is without him.

At the prime of THIA's life, we also covered the Silent Hill series and we were hosted on the Gamespy Network. While I myself love the Silent Hill series, I don't know all that much about it and that is where my good friend Chris came in. I had known him for quite awhile before we really started into the Silent Hill section of THIA. We had met through THIA back in 2000 and we later met multiple times in real life. Chris lived in Florida at the time and he drove all the way up to New York just to visit. Chris' knowledge of Silent Hill is easily more than my own of Resident Evil which is why he ran the Silent Hill pages on the site. The Silent Hill section never got time to show off what it could have really been before the time came where I lost almost all my data for the original site and decided to leave it as is. With that Gamespy took it upon theirselves to take the site down and it has been since then, around 3 years ago.

Background information:

I was home-schooled back in the day and really got into computers in 1997 when I road my bike everyday to a cyber-cafe to use the internet. The following year I got my own computer with internet and it all went from there. I've been into videogames since the Nintendo (Atari was before my time sadly) and I got into Resident Evil because my neighbor got a Playstation when it first came out and that was the second game he got and the first I ever played on the system. Resident Evil has since been my favorite game series, with close runner ups like Metal Gear, Final Fantasy and the Quake series.

My tag [DDZ] is from my Quake years. It stands for Death DealerZ and they have been around since Doom, at one point they were one of the biggest Quake 2 and 3 clans out there. They still play, though I do not. I was actually a huge fan of their clan for years and managed to get into the clan by luck of running into a recruiter in a public server in a game of Quake 3. My Quake days were my prime of gaming, infact according to The CPL at one point I was one of the top 100 Quake 2 Capture The Flag players in the world. My personal record stands at 197 kills and 0 deaths (No flag captures) which I set recently in my first game of Quake 2 in over 4 years. I can't say I'm good in games besides Quake though sadly.

Besides gaming I play the guitar regularly and have for years. My guitar teacher turned out to be a great friend and now I work right under him at the local EB Games as third key. I also do photography for local bands, two of those bands are now touring the US inwhich one of them is signed to Metal Blade Records and will probably be in your cd player within a few years. Shouts goes out to The Red Death of upstate New York, Slightly Askew (If they're still called that) and of course Highland Drive (Guitar teacher's band). I work virtually everyday all day at the local EB Games, so time for games isn't as plentiful as it used to be, though I still manage to sit down and play here and there.

Outside of work and hobbies I'm all about friends, Dot50Cal and Chrism3784 are two fo my best friends and I met them both through THIA years ago. I've visited John many times and he's been up to New York a few, probably as much as Chris has been here coming all the way from Florida. At the moment I live in an apartment with two long time friends, Charles and Dave. I'm big into computers and so I am the local nerd in the house. I also collect DVD's, it's an addiction I have to say. I cannot stop buying them for some strange reason.











Handle:chrism3784
Name:Chris
Age:23
Location: Florida, USA
AIM:chrism3784
MSN:Classified
E-mail:Classified

Jobs: Writer, Multimedia, Silent Hill Guru

History with the site:

Lets see, I found this site a long long time ago, maybe around 2000. I was looking for Resident Evil soundtracks. I did a search, and came along this site. This site had everything, it was just starting to become what was to be the best Resident Evil site at the time. But I noticed it to go off here and there, and not work. I emailed the webmaster, IceDDZ. He emailed back and told me about the site is suppose to do that when he shuts down his computer, because of how he was running it from his computer. He also gave me his AIM name. I chatted one day and told him my love for Resident Evil, and it went on from there. I had a huge interest in the soundtracks, pictures, and video from the games. So I went to work on helping set the pages up for the soundtracks. But my lack of web design, even though I took a year of it in high school, I really couldn't come up with anything. So IceDDZ made the pages, I just did the repeatative work like linkings. I got very good with audio, I made my own custom Resident Evil 1 Original soundtrack by recording it straight from the Playstation A/V output. Also, before all of this, back in 1999, I made the very first, Resident Evil Director's Cut, Dual Shock Faqs/Walkthrough. It is the first, and still today, best Faqs/Walkthrough you can get for Resident Evil Director's Cut, Dual Shock. I have updated it 19 times so far always adding new info.

I started getting really good with working with videos, I got a video card, which were rare those days, I started taking tons and tons of pictures of each Resident Evil game. We also had a Silent Hill page at the time which I did pictures for also. We had more pictures then any other site combined, and all complete soundtracks to all games. I also recorded random videos from the games, in good quality too. I also figured out how to rip video from Silent Hill 1 game, and use the PC versions of Resident Evil to get video from also. Soon after, Dot50Cal joined and his mastery with video overwhelmed me, so I let him in charge of that, even though I pretty much had all the videos availiable. Then one day, IceDDZ closed the site. With a few hard drive crashes I have, almost all my pictures are lost, and all the videos I made, gone. The only thing I was ever to get again where the soundtrack that IceDDZ still had.

Background information:

I was introducted to Resident Evil, early 1999 when my brother went out and got two new PSX games, which at that time PSX was new to me, we had just gotten it. They were Twisted Metal 2, and Resident Evil, Director's Cut, Dual Shock. I liked TM2, it was fun, but Resident Evil was by far my favorite game. I loved it so much, I didn't like the walkthroughs out there, which we re only for Director's Cut, I made my own walkthrough, for the dual shock version, which there were none on gamefaqs.com at that time. Now there are lots, which mine is on the very top, and the best one, by far.

I got Resident Evil 2 at that time, it was just released not to long before, for the PC. I instantly loved it, played it religiously for 2 years after. When RE3 came out, I immediately got it, loved it, and played it out. After Code Veronica, which I like also, my Resident Evil skills went down. I used to be a perfect player, but now, I am horrible. I got Silent Hill when my friend David, recommended it to me, sometime in 2001. Got Silent Hill 2 when it came out.

I became real good friends with IceDDZ, after about 2 years of online friendship, I got a decent running car, I drove up to NY to hang out. That was awesome, we played video games, ate pizza, and went to cool places around his hometown. His parents were also the nicest parents I ever meet in my life. I enjoyed it so much I went there for another visit a year after graduating high school, and just before joining the Army. I brought my friend David along, it was another enjoyable visit, from playing more games, to Toronto, Cananda, to losing my car for 7 hours in midtown Manhatten, NYC.

Like I said, I joined the Army, went through training, got sent to Germany. A year and half after joining, I came home on Leave and went on a 3500 mile roadtrip with my friend David. We first drove up to Alabama, to visit family, then from there, to my brothers in Maryland. After that, I went to IceDDZ's in New York, but for a short while. While there, me and IceDDZ drove to Scranton, PA to finally meet John (Dot50Cal), who never wanted to come to NY while I was there. That was an awesome visit, to the Lake House, to an abandoned slaughterhouse, to looking at his Taurus Wagon.

Oh yeah by the way, I have a thing for the Ford Taurus Wagon, I love those cars, and would not want any other. I am the current owner of a 1988 Taurus Wagon LX, which is sitting in Germany right now.











Handle:Dot50Cal
Name:John
Age:23
Location: Pennsylvania, USA
AIM:Dot50cal
MSN:
E-mail:
Jobs: HTML, PHP, MySQL, CSS, Video Editing, Research, Writing, Graphics

History with the site:

I used to run my own Resident Evil site called "Stars and Umbrella's HQ". It was hosted on Geocities and got quite a large number of hits for such a small site. The most popular feature was the "Movie of the Week" in which I took an FMV from various Resident Evil games and made it into a .gif. Being new to the Internet and computers in general back then, I did it all by hand. I didn't know how to encode videos at all back then and multiple attempts were made however all failed.

I first met Ice from an argument we had. I found his website through a search engine and noticed he was using my (poorly made) Umbrella logo that I had on my website. I got pretty mad and messaged him on ICQ about it. It turns out he didn't even know, He thought it was the official Capcom one (Hey, we were both newbies back then..). After talking with him for a while a friendship grew and we became the best of friends.

About 2 years later I joined up with THIA officially as the video guy and a news poster after I lost the will to continue my site. By this time I was just getting into video encoding and it was becoming like second nature. Throughout this time I had the pleasure of meeting both Ice a few times, and Chris once in person. A few months later though Ice lost lots of data and the site was kept in a frozen state until Gamespy killed it for inactivity. A few months after that Ice had let me know he was working on a new THIA. He was at first reluctant to let me join but soon gave in and that is the current incarnation of THIA.

The current site is largely made by myself which was a big change for me. I was used to doing videos and maybe some graphics. However since Ice has been away I have had to take the reigns of the site and run with them. Thanks to a lot of contacts I've made in communities like Bioflames THIA has a large, dedicated, and extremely knowledgeable staff.

Background information:

I was first introduced to Resident Evil when I made a trip to my local Block Buster video in 1996. It was there that I seen Resident Evil. The cover looked so interesting to me, since I was a very big horror movie fan. After looking at the box I convinced my mother to rent a PS1 system along with Resident Evil. When I got home I played the game non stop, it was so cool seeing the live action FMV sequences and playing a horror game with such advanced graphics. I didn't have a memory card so dying was a problem. On my final day with the system I got to the snake boss (Yawn) and died. I was hooked, My parents bought me a PS1 soon after and I began playing the game like no tomorrow.

My interest tapered off a bit on video games soon after Resident Evil 2 was released but I immediately gained it back when a cousin of mine revealed that Resident Evil 3 was released. I had to have the game! It had my favorite character as the playable one again! In about 2000 I was first introduced to computers when my family bought one. Shortly after I began to learn the ways of the Internet I found fan sites for Resident Evil and decided to start my own. Soon after began my THIA days.

Before the current site was decided on, I began collecting Resident Evil Merchandise slowly. However once Ice let me know he was working on a new THIA I got and Idea to cover all the merchandise in the Resident Evil universe for the site. It was something that no one had done before. Thus the idea for the Features section was born. I began collecting merchandise and today have a very large collection of Resident Evil items. All of which I hope to one day cover on the site.











Handle:dmkf
Name:Andrew
Age:25
Location: Saint Petersburg, Russia
AIM:dmkfasi
MSN:Classified
E-mail:Classified

Jobs: HTML, PHP, MySQL, CSS, Databases, Translator (former)

History with the site:

I am a good friend of Dot50Cal's. We met when I asked him to send me uncompressed video files of Weskers Report so that I could make a home made DVD of Resident Evil. After that we began talking often and I helped out whenever I can.

Background information:

I help THIA out with any PHP or MySQL errors that happens during the sites production as well as previously acting as an intermediary for translating Japanese texts. I work with complex databases for my job, so helping THIA out comes naturally.











Handle:MarkGrass
Name:Mark
Age:22
Location: West Virginia, USA
AIM:NunitedWstatesO
MSN:Classified
E-mail:

Jobs: Hacks, Cheats, Archives, Rants, Programs

History with the site:

Shortly after a (pointless) political flame war with Dot50Cal at another forum, I was offered a job position as Staff in late 2005.

Background Information:

I rented a Playstation and "Resident Evil" from a local movie/game rental store back in 1996. The rest is history.










Handle:Borman
Name:Classified
Age:19
Location: New York, USA
AIM:Borman18
MSN:Classified
E-mail:

Jobs: News Writer, Video
Capturing

History with the site:

Well, I first met Dot50Cal over on another forum, when I posted the first pictures of the Resident Evil 4 Playstation 2 Demo Disk. Since then, I've posted news when someone else happened to miss it, and have come up with a few unique topics at times.

Background Information:

I have been playing games for as long as I remember, ranging from the Atari 2600 to the NES, and everything after it, including some more obscure consoles, such as the Philips CD-i. Resident Evil has been in my house since my brother's friend brought up his brand new Playstation (which I wondered what the heck it was) and I heard them scream when the dogs jumped through the windows. Granted, it probably wasnt the best game for an 11 year old to be watching, and I suffered at times at nights, but it was worth it. Nowadays, I run my gaming website, Past to Present Online (ptoponline.com), which provides some unique media for the rare and obscure games and consoles that some people may have never seen before.











Handle:Carnivol
Name:Classified
Age:22
Location: Fredrikstad, Norway
AIM:CarnivolAIM
MSN:
E-mail:

Jobs: News Writer, Materials Provision, Consultation

History with the site:

Was approached by John.

Background Information:

Videogameologist by profession. And as a natural step in the processing of achieving such a title, a foot had to be set in the domains of lots of dogz, Resident Evil included.










Handle:Umon Daisuke
Name:Classified
Age:27
Location: Ontario, Canada
AIM:Namcodude
MSN:Classified
E-mail:

Jobs: News Writer, Scoops

History with the site:

Ran into the site through Rombie of then-New Blood a few years ago. Have been consistently checking the content since late 2005.

Background Information:

A gamer since 1985, first with the Atari 2600. I wasn't passionate about gaming until the 90's, when fighters like SF, MK, Tekken were all I played until late 96 when I first played Resident Evil. With RE2's release in 1998, action-adventure games replaced fighters as my favorite genre. The release of Tenchu and MGS later that year solidified that.











Handle:Björn
Name:Classified
Age:25
Location: Bajshamn, Sweden
AIM:Classified
MSN:Classified
E-mail:Classified

Jobs: Translator, Wrangler of the apes

History with the site:

Met Dot50Cal though Carnivol.

Background Information:

Classified











Handle:Randomwab
Name:Wayne
Age:18
Location: Northern Ireland
AIM:randomwab
MSN:
E-mail:

Jobs: News Writer

History with the site:

Came to the site through the Bioflames forum, and been lurking like a dirty stalker ever since.

Background information:

Been playing the Resident Evil series since the release of the first game, which I played with one of my brothers and my father on a disc that liked to freeze. Since then i've played every Resident Evil title on release, with Resident Evil 2 being my favourite. Also a fan of games such as Silent Hill, Metal Gear, Broken Sword, Half-Life, Devil May Cry and such.











Handle:Greko
Name:Greg
Age:20
Location: Lincoln, UK
AIM:Classified
MSN:
E-mail:Classified

Jobs: News Writer

History with the site:

Back in early 1858, a gentleman named John approached me, holding in his gloved hand a series of paper sheets; the top sheet reading “The Horror Is Alive”. He was out advertising a brilliant new idea known as a “web site” or some flabbergasted new contraption. He opened his mouth while handing me some of the well printer flyers, but it was about that time that things began to get hazy.

Background information:

Let’s see shall we? I started out gaming on my dads laptop back in the day (1990?), playing on NES emulators, black and white isometric games and laptop games such as a teenage mutant hero turtles game which was awesome and I remember getting stuck on. Because of this I walked out of the pc gaming arena just as most of my friends were finding the entrance to it, and I went straight for the best console of the time – the Sega Megadrive.

My dad also introduced me to this which I loved and still own, still in its original box as well! Gaming pretty much became my main interest, right next to skateboarding for a long time, allowing me to become a socially un-cool individual as I didn’t like Rn’B. I didn’t like any music at the time, games and skating with my mates were my world, and soon followed anime.

Nowadays, I can’t say I’ve changed an awful lot. I love the company of the sexy ladies, my friends mean everything to me, games are still my life, but I sadly rarely skate anymore. I suck at it now in fact XD

I’m at university, studying “Games Production” at Lincoln university, although I was originally going to do journalism so I could review games instead of making them. I live with 6 other people, all of who are my friends. I’ve had many a tragic love story with girls yet I still seem un-phased at trying to attract more and I play the guitar now thanks to a friend. I’ve almost always got his guitar in my room, and have been playing it for about 7 months now I think. Not THAT long, but I can play songs, etc, so I can’t be that bad at it.

I haven’t got a job at the moment as I just finished my first year of Uni, but ill get one over the summer and go from there. Other than gaming, sleeping or wishing I were skating, I’m either talking online to the “Bioflames crew” as the group name on msn states them (such as Dot, Randomwab, Alzaire, Carnivol, etc), or im hanging with my close friends from back home, where we will game, shoot each other with bb guns, or just insult each other mid conversation.

That’s pretty much me and my background, in a sense…











Handle:Alzaire
Name:Chris
Age:22
Location: South Carolina, USA
AIM:Classified
MSN:Classified
E-mail:

Jobs: News Writer, Biohazard 1.5 Specialist

History with the site:

Found the site years ago when looking for Biohazard 1.5 information. Talked with IceDDZ a few times. More recent history with the site has been brought about through ties with Dot50 and joined the forum a few months ago.

Background information:

Found out about Biohazard series in a GamePro before it was released and purchased a Playstation just in anticipation to play Biohazard 1. After being a huge fan of the first one, details of the Biohazard 2 from future GamePro magazines had me wild in anticipation. My GamePro subscription ran out before finding out about the scrapping of the original Biohazard 2 (which is the version I was wildly anticipating). Nevertheless I continued to purchase the Biohazard games as they were released. Around the year 2000 I discovered in more detail about the original version of Biohazard 2 and have since been obsessed over said version, commonly known as Biohazard 1.5. While interest in the more recent Biohazards and the series after BH3 has been a bit disappointed or low, the obsession with BH1.5 has kept me around the field and involved. Until the day I receive Biohazard 1.5, I'll be here.











Handle:Project Omega
Name:Juan
Age:23
Location: Florida, USA
AIM:pr0ject0mega
MSN:
E-mail:

Jobs: News Writer, Biohazardologist

History with the site:

I've known about the site for quite a while now. It's coming close to maybe 4-5 years. I only recently started to become active at THIA (is 2005 still recent?) Anyway, long story short, met some cool people in my years in the Resident Evil community, some of which I've known for almost 7 years now. As with any job, the more people working, the more that get's done. That is why I joined up with THIA. It's a great way to add my point of view to an already established website which is clearly going places in the future with the team it has established. It's something that seems worth while to be a part of.

Background information:

I started my love affair with video games when I was really young playing with my sister's Oddessy II and then soon after that a NES when they came out. I have always liked scary games. I was hooked on games for as long as I can remember but never like it was when I first played Resident Evil on July 9, 1996, when I turned 12 years old. I knew the game had come out a few months before because I had been reading about it in gaming magazines for about a month or two and essentially drooling over it. It's something about the first few times you walk through the Cerebus Corridor where they smash through the window that always scares the shit out of you. I miss that feeling. Knowing its coming but still scared of it. It's been a while since that has scared since I've gotten so used to it that's it has desensitized me. Although I loved the game I really wasnt into collecting video games and merchandice at that time so I really missed out on alot of oppourtunities looking back, but I enjoy spending my money on something I love to do. I just wish it was a cheaper hobby >_>;











Handle:Scream
Name:Classified
Age:21
Location: Taiwan
AIM:Classified
MSN:Classified
E-mail:Classified

Jobs: News Writer, Information Specialist

History with the site:

I've always visited THIA regularly, most of the time as a competitor, but now as an ally.

Background information:

I first played Resident Evil the UK PAL version in January 1997 and that was that. I started my own site "White Umbrella" in January 2002, a site that was successful but also unstable. In 2007 I joined THIA through Dot50Cal to get myself back into the RE scene.






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