Interview with B.J. Blazkowicz

Posted by Nikki On September 6, 2014 ADD COMMENTS

Wtno-william-joseph-bj-blazkowiczWho’s kicked the most Nazi butt in the history of video games? B.J. Blazkowicz, that’s who!

Blazkowicz was introduced back in 1992 with his debut in Wolfenstein 3-D, a game that changed the course of video games forever. Blazkowicz was a sergeant in the U.S. Army Rangers and then was recruited to the United States Office of Secret Actions (OSA).

Fortunately, I was able to catch Blazkowicz for a few minutes to ask a few questions and he was gracious enough to sit down and answer them!

Me:  Thank you for coming to the interview!

B.J.: You’re very welcome!

Me:  Wolfenstein The New Order was the best performance you ever given in your video game franchises. What made you do so well with this title?

B.J.: This was my chance to prove to my fans that I still had the power in me to kick Nazi butt. My last video game was not my best job and I you all deserved better!

Me:  What’s it like being almost like Chuck Norris?

B.J.: I’m not even close to that guy, I mean he had a hit TV show, I’ve just had hit video games. If I was like him, I’d grow a beard with a secret fist to punch my enemies in the face.

Xbox360_WolfensteinMe:  In Wolfenstein 3-D did you feel restricted by being stuck in that castle?

B.J.: I’m gonna tell you, it’s a good thing that I am not claustrophobic. That castle was all doors and walls, you could get turned around so easily in there.

Me: Yes, that game had great weapons, but the mazes were a little meh.

Me:  Could you tell me a little about Deathshead?

B.J.: That Nazi scum turned the tide for the Nazi’s in World War 2. He was a very sick man who liked to experiment, create, and torture. He made me choose between two good friends of mine to kill. He was a monster!

Deathshead2Me:  What did you think of being pixelated in Wolfenstein 3-D?

B.J.: It was hard to get myself to work in the mornings because I was all to pieces. It took the production team hours to get me ready for a scene in the game. If you can imagine putting a puzzle together, that’s what it’s like.

Wolfenstein comparisonMe:  But in Wolfenstein The New Order, you’re more awesome, badass, and handsomer than ever! How did you do it after all of these years?

B.J.: I was in need of a serious change. I like the fact that I look like the guy from Inglorious Basterds, Hugo Stiglitz, he was a total badass! I like that I am more bulkier due to hitting the gym three times a week.

Me:  What makes you do what you do?

B.J.: It’s hard to explain. The best explanation that I can give you is that because it’s who I’m supposed to be. I was born to fight!

Me:  Will you do more Wolfenstein games?

B.J.: If I can do it, I will. It will not let age stop me from doing what I’m supposed to do.

Me:  What’s the story with you and Anya?

B.J.: We met while I was in the hospital and we survived a Nazi attack together. On our way to get to her underground family, we rode a train together and ended up falling in love. She’s a great woman and the best thing that’s ever happened to me.

Wolvenstein-AnyaMe:  What’s your favorite food?

B.J.:  It would have to be sauerkraut. I developed a taste for it during the war, it goes pretty good with sausage; not to mention it describes a mad Nazi, lol.

Me:.  When you’ve travelled all around the world for your video games, where have you liked to go the most?

B.J.:  I love to go to Paris, France. The culture there is extremely nice and I love the wine and cheese.

Me:  If you weren’t doing what you do now, what would you be doing instead?

B.J.:  I’d be a chef, yes a chef. I cook for Anya and myself when we’re not traveling. I’d still probably use a panzerfaust to dice those tomatoes once in a while, it’s just in my blood.

Thank you B.J. for taking the time out of your busy schedule to sit down and talk with us!


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