I'm Shaun, 43, and I work as a Theatre Nurse in Staffordshire, have two boys aged 6 and 3 1/2.
Been a gamer since my parents bought me an Atari VCS back in 1979, since then owned various consoles and computers such as a Sega Master System, Mega Drive, ZX Spectrum 48K, N64, PS1 and 2. Been playing World of WarCraft exclusively for the last four years, eventually gave up on it due to its repetative nature and an appalling experience with Blizzard's customer service.
So my 250Gb XBox 360 is my first console since 2005, bought one six weeks ago after a work colleague (thanks Dan!) lent me his to try out. Immediately hooked. Now got the hang of playing with a controller again after so long with a mouse/keyboard combo. Must say the 360's controllers are the most comfortable I've played with, make Sony's controllers look cheap and small.
I like to try out most types of games, though I tend to favour 1st/3rd person shooters and action games; currently playing Assassin's Creed, COD: Black Ops and MW, Halo Reach, and Bulletstorm (which I bought based on OXM's review and recent Games on Demand news item, and it was £20 well spent, thanks). Have just finished Portal, and have completed my first run through of Mass Effect, fantastic game. Will get ME2, might wait for it to come out on GOD first. I do tend to buy all my games on GOD due to a lack of space. My two boys, C and H, love any Lego game (currently on Batman and POTC), ilomilo, Bastion, and Portal.
No Kinect yet, hopefully get one for (or before) Christmas.
I picked up issue 75 of OXM with my console. Great read, informative and well laid out, despite the odd missing page...
So my gamertag is VirtualCynic, because I am a cynic by nature, and because my avatar is, you know... virtual.
(I drew the line at TiredOldFart - or is it taken?)
Anyway I've rambled on long enough. See you on the forums or on Live.