ONE37pm: What kickstarted your passion for gaming?
ChelseaBytes: Early on, I didn't get to play a lot of games myself. But watching my dad play Tomb Raider and Resident Evil had me hooked. I had a lot of older cousins who had all sorts of games that just made me want to play them myself even more. MS-DOS games like Math Blaster!, The Lion King and Dune made me the gamer I am today. Then I got my first Sega Dreamcast, discovered Sonic Adventure, and the rest is history. I played a lot of games for my siblings over the years, so it quickly became a way to connect with them.
ONE37pm: What games are currently on your greatest of all-time list?
ChelseaBytes: God of War (the entire series), Cyberpunk 2077, and BioShock are some of my all-time games. God of War was a pretty crazy revolution for me. Anyone who says God of War is "finally more mature and thoughtful" never played the original series. And I promise I liked Cyberpunk 2077 before the Netflix series. I've got the tweets to prove it.
ONE37pm: How'd you develop an interest in computer science?
ChelseaBytes: My grandfather was a QA Engineer at NASA. I asked him what inspired him. He said money. And that inspired me. I still liked the draw of making robots and Artificial Intelligence, so that was a driving force. I did start as a Computer Engineer in college, but I ended up switching to CS. The hours mainly worked out better that way and It's much cheaper to fix code than to fix hardware.
ONE37pm: Big props to you for being one of the hosts on Amazon's Crown Twitch channel! How does it feel to be attached to such a prominent entity in the live-streaming space?
ChelseaBytes: It's honestly been an amazing experience! Getting to be part of one of their early shows "Chasing the Crown: Dreamers to Streamers," seeing that end up on Amazon Prime Video, and then going even further to be on many different shows has been a blast. I've loved working with them especially as I've gotten to host my own show in "Fight Night." I think they're really going about it the right way by building their talent, and I'm always so proud to be a part of Amazon's original content.