What causes these blackouts that you have?
Something that happened during the first time I played NFL 2K4 (now called ESPN NFL Football) caused them, although I haven't been able to figure out what, exactly. I played this game one time and immediately after began having violent episodes where I behave like a football player. I have been playing video games practically my whole life, and have never had any ill effects from any video game before this. I also know the game caused them because Beta-13 and Beta-5 have both had them, and the only thing all three of us have in common is that we all beta tested the game on March 22.
Why don't you stop playing the game if it gives you blackouts?
I did. Until I got copies of the game from Beta-13 and started playing it on my modified xbox in July, I had played the game exactly one time, on March 22. After the first time I played it, I began having these episodes at seemingly random times, without playing the game again. When I started playing the game in July to see if I could find some answers, it wasn't the individual times I played that triggered blackouts, as I didn't have them during or right after gameplay. I think that something in that first game "turned on" the part of my brain responsible for these blackouts, I just haven't figured out how to "turn it off." That should be Sega's responsibility.
What triggers these blackouts?
I don't know. That's what I've been trying to figure out, but I can't seem to find any common set of events or conditions that leads up them.
In the blackout video from April 25, how come you don't tackle anything after you pass out?
I don't know. I've spent months trying to figure out a rhyme or reason to these blackouts, but have not been able to establish any kind of pattern. I don't know for a fact that I behave like a football player every single time, as I do not remember what happens during them, but I've captured one on tape where I do, and have had several others , after which witnesses confirmed that I behaved this way.
Why don't you go see a doctor about these blackouts?
I didn't go for a long time because I don't have insurance (and I must admit, I do have something of a phobia about doctors), but then my mom took me on July 23. The doctor had me go to the hospital on July 29, where I had a blood test, an EEG, and an MRI. The results came back normal, no evidence of epilepsy or tumors. The doctor recommended I seek psychiatric counseling, but I don't need to pay a shrink $100 an hour just to tell me to stop playing video games, when I know (as does Sega) what the real cause of my problems is.
Why don't you get a lawyer and sue Sega?
I've recently been put in contact with a lawyer. He's looking over my material to determine what my legal options are.
If you're broke, how can you afford this site? It looks like it cost a lot of money.
This site doesn't cost nearly as much as people assume it does, and I don't know why people assume I have my own server, I'm on a server with other people. My best friend Rob, the guy who designed the site, is a freelance web designer with a lot of connections to really cool people in his line of work. I don't want to give any more personal info about Rob or his connections though, I learned my lesson after I saw the hateful way some people can lash out at those who try to help me (read these comments).
Can you post a picture of your hot girlfriend Janine?
Absolutely not. I don't want to get the identities of any of my friends or family involved. Even if their faces are blurred out, there's still a risk they could be identified. Besides, last time I checked there were still one or two sites on the internet where you could see pictures of hot girls.
If your site wasn't set up until June, then how come your blog goes back to March?
The early blog entries are from my journal, which I've been keeping since high school. When I decided to start putting together a website, I put the journal entries into the blog format for easy navigation.
Why did you send out burned copies of the revision discs to people? Why don't you just upload it to the internet? Then everybody would have a copy and nobody would buy it and Sega would lose money.
Gee, why don't you just ask me to dump a vat of toxic waste in the city's water supply? This game is dangerous, and I don't want the havoc that this game could wreak on thousands of people's lives weighing on my conscience. I'm trying to STOP this game from being distributed, not spread it around. I sent copies of the game to a select group of people who claimed to be sympathetic to my cause and willing to help me out, in an attempt to figure out what about this game causes blackouts.
Don't you really work for Sega? Isn't this some kind of marketing campaign?
No, I don't work for Sega, or anyone for that matter (the unpredictable nature of these blackouts makes working or even leaving the house an invitation to disaster.) This is not a marketing campaign, it is a campaign to make a deceitful and dangerous corporation be held accountable for it's actions. I'm sure Sega would like you to believe it's a marketing campaign or a hoax, because then they will not have to take responsibility for what they have done.
If you were sending out pirated copies of the game, why hasn't Sega shut you down yet? Why aren't you in jail?
Good question, why don't you ask Sega? First off, I don't believe they know where I live, as evidenced by Beta-X's email to me on May 3, and the fact that the letter from VC's lawyer was sent to my PO box, not my home.
I believe Sega hasn't involved the police in this matter because then they'll have to come clean about their role in all of this, and that's a can of worms they don't want to open.