This week we’d like you to meet Mark Reynolds, who may or may not be related to Burt… we do know he is a big fan of Starcraft 2 and he’s apparently pretty good.  We wouldn’t really know because we’d need to play with a mouse, and we never play with our food…

Go ahead.  Introduce yourself.  Don’t be shy.

Well high, I’m Mark “GuMMie” Reynolds. I would like to call myself a coastal boy coming from a small town of Mtunizini near Richards Bay. But when in fact, I was born in PTA which is ironically where I currently am. So simply, I’m a surf bum who loves gaming 🙂 .

PC is you platform of choice?  Why?

My platform of choice is most definitely PC. Reason is that one can do so much more with a PC than a console. Even though these days consoles are catching up to the capabilities of PC’s, I know how to fix PC.

You’re a Starcraft 2 player doing pretty well at the moment – give us a brief background on your competitive gaming history.

My first competitive gaming experience was with Americas Army 2 which was, to me, one of the best FPS games ever made. I also loved RTS games like WC3 so when SC2 came out I was hooked from day one.

Can you remember the first time you ‘gamed’?

The first game I ever played was Dune. We use sneaked out every morning to our friends house to wake him up so we can play.

How long have you been gaming?

I have been gaming for about 13 years , but life is a game, so actually I have been gaming for 27 years.

When do you think you’ll stop gaming?

When my heart stops beating.

Are you a serious gamer?  Or do you enjoy a laugh?

I would say both. I like games that challenge me and that give me a great sense of achievement. But I also like games which I can just kick back with and relax.

Singleplayer or multiplayer?

Multiplayer mainly but I will never turn down a game with a good story line.

Is playing online important to you?

Yes, nothing better than coming home from a hard day’s work and jamming with mates online.

Favourite game currently?

Starcraft 2.

Do you have any hobbies outside of gaming?  What?

Yes, Surfing and Scuba Diving…….and we can’t forget jolling.

You’re stranded on a desert island and a genie grants you five items.  Name them:

A game: Half Life-Black Mesa
A CD: 2 Pac – Resurrection
A movie or TV series: How I met your mother
An organic life form: Man’s best friend, dog
Something edible or drinkable: Potato Bake

What’s the most embarrassing or worst game you’ve ever bought or received as a gift?

Red Alert 2.

If you were a game designer, describe your ultimate game design.

Game that challenges you, rewards you for success, replay ability, balanced.

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?

Double barrel shot gun baby!!

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?

Human resistance, cause I can blow heads off with the double barrel shot gun 🙂

Thanks for taking the time to answer our silly questions.  What game are you off to play now that you’re done?

Starcraft 2…….and then some CS:GO to relax.

We welcome all gamers, regardless of age, sex, creed, platform or whether you’re human or zombie.  There’s no discrimination around here, so feel free to contact us if you are keen to feature in this column in the future at info@zombiegamer.co.za and we’ll think about – after you’ve sent us a sample of your braaaaaaiiiiinnnnsss.