Written by BossSolidSnake; PSHG Games Editor and Team Writer
I recently had the chance to interview Pamela Horton, Playboy’s Miss October 2012. What some people may not know, however, is that she is not just a model but an avid gamer as well.
BossSolidSnake: Where were you born?
Pamela Horton: Whittier, CA
BossSolidSnake: Where do you currently reside?
Pamela Horton: Wichita, KS but I am making plans to move back to the LA area.
Pamela Horton: A photographer sent me a message on MySpace (when I was 18) and said he thought I would do amazing. I was very skeptical at first but it turned out to be one of my best photoshoots ever.
BossSolidSnake: What kind of reaction do you usually get when someone finds out that on top of modeling you are also an avid gamer?
Pamela Horton: Immediately, disbelief. Then I have to prove myself. Once I have proven myself though, everyone is really inviting and fun.
BossSolidSnake: Have you come across any other models that are as big into gaming as you are?
Pamela Horton: Amelia Talon, Miss June of this year also plays video games. She decided to use her title to get into modeling whereas I wanted to get into gaming.
BossSolidSnake: How and when did you first get into gaming?
Pamela Horton: My dad had me play Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past on SNES when I was 5. I’ve been hooked ever since.
BossSolidSnake: What gaming systems do you play and which is your favorite?
Pamela Horton: I currently own all except the PSP. But I will always have a soft spot in my heart for Nintendo. ^_^
BossSolidSnake: Have you ever used PlayStation Home and if so, what do you like most about it?
Pamela Horton: I’ve never actually played it. It’s never piqued my interest.
BossSolidSnake: What are your top 3 favorite games of all time?
Pamela Horton: Chrono Trigger, Earthbound and Legend of Zelda OoC
BossSolidSnake: What are your favorite game genres?
Pamela Horton: RPGs, MMOs and MOBA
Pamela Horton: GOD OF WAR ASCENSION!!
BossSolidSnake: Speaking of holidays, with Halloween having just passed, did you play any horror games, like Resident Evil 6 for example?
Pamela Horton: Horror games and movies are too jumpy for me to appreciate. I feel I can’t take in a story with every moment living in constant apprehension.
BossSolidSnake: Since the subject of Resident Evil came up, I thought of an interesting Twilight Zone-ish question to ask. If you found yourself on a Resident Evil based episode of The Dating Game and had to choose between Leon Kennedy, Chris Redfield, and Albert Wesker who would you pick and why?
Pamela Horton: Leon. He was the protagonist in the first RE game I tried to play (RE2).
BossSolidSnake: What did you do for Halloween itself?
Pamela Horton: I went to the mansion Halloween party and the Riot Games Halloween party! At home, I passed out candy to neighbor kids. :3
BossSolidSnake: I read somewhere that your major in school is video game related, could you explain what specifically you are looking to go into and what made you decide to pursue that particular role?
Pamela Horton: To be honest, I had never declared a video game major. My dad tried to tell me to look at things realistically. He wanted me to choose a career with more reliability. I was a Studio Art/Psychology major with intentions of becoming an Art Therapist in Social Services. Once I had the cannon that could launch my game design career, I changed my mind. Ideally I’d like to be a concept artist. But I will take courses on everything from environment to animation. There are so many specific things I could do, but I want to make sure it’s something I will enjoy doing for the rest of my life.
BossSolidSnake: Have you made any new contacts in the gaming industry now that you’re in the public eye through your work with Playboy?
Pamela Horton: Riot Games and Blizzard Entertainment have been in some serious talks with me.
BossSolidSnake: If you could work on any current gaming franchise, what would it be and why?
Pamela Horton: Either Riot Games [League of Legends] or Blizzard [World of Warcraft] haha. Both exemplify the work ethic and fan appreciation I’ve always found appealing in a gaming company.
BossSolidSnake: If you could work for any gaming company, what would your number 1 choice be and why?
BossSolidSnake: If you could make your own game, what would it be about and what genre would it be in?
Pamela Horton: It would be a turn-based RPG like old school Final Fantasy and Chrono Trigger.
BossSolidSnake: Any final comments or shout-outs you’d like to make?
Pamela Horton: If you play League of Legends, add me! I play with fans! MissOctober2012 follow me on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @pamelahorton13. In World of Warcraft, I’m Moosecat on the Trollbane horde side.
I would like to thank Ms. Horton for taking time out of her busy schedule to do this interview and also to congratulate her on her title.