Hello, we are Hick and Red, and obviously those aren’t our real names, haha! How did we come up with those nicknames? I have a southern accent and Red has red hair…..well he DID have red hair! I (Hick) really got interested in watching various Zelda ranking videos. I thought to myself, “It would be cool to be able to do one of these, but I have no clue how to do it.” I did some research and found out I needed a capture card to record the games, and video editing software to make the videos. I knew that Red was also a fan of the Zelda series, as we had many Zelda discussions while out drinking beers with friends recently. The idea popped into my head that maybe we could do these videos together. It would bring another viewpoint and we could bounce ideas off one another. I reached out to him about the idea, he said he was down, and I bought the capture card on May, 12th, 2013. That date is the one we use when people ask us what date Two Guys Playing Zelda started.

Red and I actually went to high school and college together. He was a grade below me. In high school we rarely talked, it was nothing personal, we were just doing different things and hanging out with different people at the time. When we went off to college, we ended up having some classes together in the IU Kelley School of Business (the real one in Bloomington, not the one those satellite campuses also try to claim, haha). However, we really didn’t start hanging out until we lived in the same apartment complex in Bloomington. After Red graduated college in 2007, he got a job in Indianapolis (where I had already been living for a year). I helped him find a place and after that we started to hang out quite a bit. We’ll be honest, it was mostly out drinking beer and watching sports, haha.

Red and I aren’t roommates. We live about 20 minutes apart and try to get together once a week to work on our Youtube videos, although we’re not able to pull it off every week. A night of commentary is accompanied by some beers and followed by a cigar depending on the weather.

Our main focus is our Youtube channel. That is who we are and what we do. Everything else spawned from that (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, website, etc.). It’s been crazy so far with the channel. When we first started, we had no clue about video and audio settings and how to use them to produce the best videos. We continue to learn everyday and are still trying to improve. You can find some individual information about us below.

Hick

Birth Month & Year:
June, 1983

Relationship Status:
Married

Location:
Indianapolis, IN

Favorite Football Team:
Indianapolis Colts

Favorite Soccer Team:
Manchester United

Favorite Baseball Team:
Chicago Cubs

Favorite Basketball Team:
Indiana Pacers

Favorite College Team:
Indiana University

Favorite Beer:
Upland Wheat Ale

Favorite Non-Zelda Franchise:
Grand Theft Auto

Favorite Food:
Steak

Favorite Movie:
Rudy

Favorite TV Show:
Breaking Bad

Favorite Band:
Mumford & Sons

Favorite Season:
Fall

Favorite Month:
October

Favorite Video Game:
Grand Theft Auto V

Red

Birth Month & Year:
June, 1985

Relationship Status:
Married

Location:
Indianapolis, IN

Favorite Football Team:
Miami Dolphins

Favorite Soccer Team:
Manchester City

Favorite Baseball Team:
None

Favorite Basketball Team:
Indiana Pacers

Favorite College Team:
Indiana University

Favorite Beer:
Dead Guy Ale Rogue

Favorite Non-Zelda Franchise:
Mario

Favorite Food:
Steak

Favorite Movie:
Star Wars ESB

Favorite TV Show:
Seinfeld

Favorite Band:
Metallica

Favorite Season:
Winter

Favorite Month:
June

Favorite Video Game:
Super Mario RPG