This week’s gamer is South African Captain Jakes who is now a resident in Germany. He is a streamer who we think might have a passion for Battelfield, but we’re just taking a stab in the dark on that one…
Without further fluff, let’s get better acquainted with the captain.
Go ahead and introduce yourself. Don’t be shy.
It all started when I was 10 or 11 years old (1980/1981), my father had a HAM radio with which he could connect with people around the world. He would always be talking to someone in America, UK or countless other countries. It all seemed so exciting and interesting. I still remember his call sign was “The Golden Eagle”. So I guess that’s where the interest started because I always wanted to chat and connect with people from all over and when the internet eventually arrived I was hooked! I started gaming and joined various gaming clans like Geezerz and eventually started my own clan Reeperz. [And next must be Geeperz Creeperz… – Undead Ed]
I moved to Germany and now do regular live streams with my South Africa friends, RoxyCS amongst others. #TheCaptainjakes as you all know now that I love meeting and chatting to people around the world.
Um yes, I am not the best shot in Battlefield but hey for me it’s about the fun that I have with my clan friends in South Africa. Check out my streams and you will see what I mean.
What’s your platform of choice? Why?
PC as it is easily upgradable, interchangeable and customizable.
Can you remember the first time you ‘gamed’?
Other than Pacman it was DOOM.
How long have you been gaming?
Too long to mention… [We will hazard a guess it’s been since around 1980/1981…? – Undead Ed]
When do you think you’ll stop gaming?
Are you a serious gamer? Or do you enjoy a laugh?
I definitely enjoy a laugh.
Both, but mostly multiplayer.
Is playing online important to you?
Yes, very much so.
Favourite game currently?
All the Battlefields.
Are you a member of a clan? Who are they and why?
Yes. The Streamers with Roxy and friends in South Africa.
Speaking of streaming and streamers, how about we turn to that for a bit?
How long have you been streaming?
On and off for about 8 years, but in the last couple of months on a more regular daily basis as I now have the line speed (100 meg) to stream in HD at 60fps – here in Germany.
64-bit Windows 10 | AMD Radeon R9 295X2(2x) | AMD 1950X Threadripper 16 core 32 threads | ROG Zenith Extreme motherboard | 32 gig DDR4 3200Mhz Vengeance | Corsair 1000 w PSU | 240 GB Corsair Force GS SSD | 1X M sata 128 gig on board SSD | 2X 160 GB Intel SSD | Enermax Closed Loop CPU-Liquid Cooler | Ice box case | Razer Black Widow Keyboard | Logitech Gaming Mouse | 2x Samsung HD Monitors | Samson S.amp Earphone 4 channel Amp | Sirus 5.1 Headset | X52 PRO Joystick | Razer Goliathus Gaming Mouse Pad Large | 6 channel Mixing Audio desk | Logitech 720 HD Webcam | Elgato HD60 PRO for the streaming.
And me as the gamer.
Which games do you stream?
Battlefield and most FPS games.
Do you have a stream schedule?
Once a day mornings, or later in the evenings at about 7pm as the times are the only one-hour difference in Germany with daylight saving.
What’s the most embarrassing or worst game you’ve ever bought or received as a gift?
If you were a game designer, describe your ultimate game design.
Do you have any hobbies outside of gaming? What?
Radio controlled aircrafts and streaming.
A game: Battlefield
A CD: Battlefield theme song
A movie or TV series: Battlefield singleplayer [OK. We think we’re seeing a pattern here now… – Undead Ed]
An organic life form: My Yorkie, Rolo
Something edible or drinkable: Milk and Biltong
The zombie apocalypse has happened. You’re facing down a ravenous zombie horde (which may or may not include members of ZG in bikinis). What weapon do you grab?
Keyboard. [Hate to disappoint you but we’re 100% sure it won’t work. We smack each other in the head regularly with a keyboard and the keyboard usually comes off second best. – Undead Ed]
In the aforementioned zombie apocalypse, you humans are all toast. Become a turncoat and assist the superior zombies or stay with the soon to be wiped out human resistance?
Wiped out human resistance.
Thanks for taking the time to answer our silly questions. What game are you off to play now?
If you are keen to feature in this column in the future (as a gamer, clan or industry person or company), please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll think about – after you’ve sent us a sample of your braaaaaaiiiiinnnnsss.