Get to Know ID: Neil Holmes, Account Manager

Happy Monday! Let’s get to know developer account manager Neil Holmes!

What is your name?

Neil Holmes.

What is your quest?

Gotta catch ‘em all!

What is your favorite color?


What other names do you go by?

Some people call me Ninge. It’s a long story 😉

In gaming I mainly user my Xbox Gamertag: JunkFoot

What is your alignment?

Chaotic Good.

Do you have a familiar?

I have a cat, she’s called Marley. Her special ability is sleeping for long periods.

What kind of video games do you like to play?

I’m a big fan of non-photorealistic rendering, so stuff with weird art styles, pixel art, vector art… Basically I like stuff that’s quirky, fun and/or original. I like games that challenge the boundaries of what a game actually is. I also tend to like anything that involves a lot of collecting stuff. Or spaceships.

What kind of music do you listen to?

I used listen to a lot of heavy metal / rock music, in the 90’s Grunge was my thing, but my tastes are quite broad! Recently I’ve been listening to a lot of Hybrid, Chvrches, and Lorde as well as Incubus, Deftones, and some crazy chiptune stuff. I’ll also listen to whatever is playing on the radio 😊

What kind of books do you read?

I don’t read as much as I would like to! I used to read a lot of fantasy, and more recently I’ve started reading a few autobiographies. Our house is full of books (my wife reads all the time)! Given the choice of reading or gaming, I’d rather play some more games!

Do you have a secret skill that few people know about?

It’s a secret.

What’s your favorite random fact about yourself?

I own more than 100,000 Lego bricks.

Where can people find you on the Internet?

They can find me on Twitter @_ninge_ and I lurk on a few of the more popular gaming message boards! I tend to avoid talking about games on them though, I mainly hang out in the off-topic areas and just lurk the gaming side 😉


Suzanne Wallace
ID@Xbox Community Manager