The Not So Secret Origin of Gordonator


A photo from the family album of me having a not-so-friendly duel with Sam

Many of you know me as Gordon but in actual fact, that’s not my real name. It’s my alias online.

It all started around 10 years ago with the game Half Life. It was the most awesome game I have ever played. It tells the story of a silent hero Gordon, his quest to stop an alien invasion and make it home in time for dinner.

What I love about the game is that there are no cut scenes in between levels. Everything unfolds by itself as you proceed through the game. Gordon never spoke a single word in the game. It gave you the feeling that you are really in the boots of Gordon from a first person perspective witnessing all the mayhem.

The game was so awesome I decided to adopt the name Gordon whenever I play games like Counter-Strike. So what’s with the ‘ator” suffix? Well first off, I did not copy from Japanator. I believe Japanator was started in late 2006, I registered my nickname Gordonator at a local forum in mid 2004. Anyway many years ago I came across someone by the name of Kevinator at another forum. I thought it sounded pretty cool so decided to add ”ator” to my nickname as well.

And there you have it, the not-so-secret origin of my alias. This post will be made into a “About Me” tag which I will put up in the near future. And lastly thank you for wasting 2 minutes of your life reading about me.

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About sergeant gordon

TD8316, proud member of the 501st Legion 銀河帝国五〇一軍团。 Loves anime, Sasara, photography and looking for droids, pretty ones.
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24 Responses to The Not So Secret Origin of Gordonator

  1. Panther says:

    Amen. Half-Life.

    Gordon Freeman.

    Lol the many jokes about him.

    Well done anyway dude. Nice to know how your nick came about. Gordon is a pretty good name though.

  2. Lsio says:

    nice knowing more about you. I live in Gordon street by the way.

  3. puppy52doll says:

    LOL well nothing wrong about knowing more of a fellow blogger 😛

  4. gordon says:

    panther,
    mind sharing the jokes with us? ^^

    lsio,
    that’so cool to have a street named after me. any ideas why it is named after gordon? any history behind it?

    chun,
    i always wanted to ask u what does the 52 in your name stands for? hopefully not your age. ^^

  5. puppy52doll says:

    AHAHAHA no it’s not my age,
    some day I should update my profile to explain 52 😛 (thanks for the reminder)
    Anyway it was a pager code, it supposed to look like a heart shape ^^ puppylove.com had since long been taken so I use puppy52 ^^ Also derived from my first maiden publication 🙂

  6. Fariz Asuka says:

    Yeah, now I know abit more about Gordon.. Well, we should one day make it a public holiday called Gordonator’s Day..

  7. alafista says:

    Chey I always tot its your name haha

  8. gordon says:

    chun,
    i see. thank you for the answer which i have been searching for the past 10 years.

    Fariz Asuka,
    thanks for the suggestion. i’ll implement it one day after i become the prime minister.lol. anyway i assume the asuka in your name means u are an asuka fan right?

    alafista,
    what does your nick means anyway? reminds me of Hasta la vista.

  9. Mizunaga says:

    Ohh.. Had thought Gordon was your name too, until this post. Glad to know more about you~

  10. 高橋はるか says:

    Thanks for commenting on my posts! 🙂 ^^

  11. Panther says:

    Half-Life & other games
    Freeman!

    Chun: Must reveal more about yourself to us some day. Rawr.

  12. Panther says:

    Missed out these two.

    Class!
    Xmas presents

  13. Squee says:

    I don’t remember fighting with you… :p

  14. CK says:

    Haha, sam, thats sam fisher from a certain pc game XD

  15. gordon says:

    Mizunaga,
    is Mizunaga your real name?

    高橋はるか,
    you’re welcomed. i’ll drop by often. ^^

    Panther,
    LOL at the comics. but seems kinda weird gordon is talking in the comic. prefer him to be the silent hero.

    Squee,
    your real name is sam?

    ck,
    Splinter Cell. a game i never finish playing. >.<

  16. Squee says:

    yep I’m Sam ^^ you can call me Squee or Sam… whichever you feel more comfortable with

  17. gordon says:

    squee,
    i see. we will continue the duel some other time. ^^;

  18. gordon says:

    D_Blade,
    a very bad pun coming from u. lol.

  19. CK says:

    Ahh, splinter cell, a game i give up right from the start when i realised its more effective to use your bullets to shoot the lights than people. ><

  20. rokku says:

    play battlefield 2142, is also a good game.
    But is not really fun if people get shot in the face repeatly by a Skilled 14 years old kid.

    Ps: i`m that kid… just kidding

  21. Mizunaga says:

    @Gordon, Well, it is, yet it is not.. ^^; Maybe I should do a post on that one day.. Maybe.

  22. gordon says:

    Mizunaga,
    yes do it. every blog need an origin story. ^^;

  23. Meimi132 says:

    I like hearing about the origins of usernames. Mine came from the name my little bro called me when he couldn’t pronounce my actual name lol. It started out as just Mimi, but I added the ‘e’ cos it looked cooler, before I even became a real fan of anime/manga lol

  24. Pisang says:

    Hey Gordon could you spawn me a tau cannon? i need to jump from building to building fast 😀

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