Gamer of the Week: Mohammed Ameen

IMG-20120708-00005Today’s gamer is not quite a fan of zombies (well, we assume so, considering he’d choose suicide over becoming one…).  He is however a fan of Call of Duty, Nando’s Chicken and… Desperate Housewives.  Or housewives that are just desperate.  We’re not too sure to be honest.

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

Hey, my name is Mohammed Ameen, aged 20 and from Klerksdorp (Most of you may not know where that is). I am currently studying at the NWU University in Potch and a big fan of online gaming as I play online almost every day.

What’s you platform of choice?  Why?

PS3 fanboy, and the control of the Xbox is just plain irritating the way the analog’s are placed.  (Xbox fanboys please don’t kill me for saying that).

Can you remember the first time you ‘gamed’?

Not really, but I do remember the first games I played was ‘Contra’ or Super Mario on the Nintendo console. Those days were the best where you would get 101 games on one cartridge.

How long have you been gaming?

I would say maybe about 13-14 years at least and still love it.

When do you think you’ll stop gaming?

When the fun factor is gone (nowadays gaming is getting way too serious).

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

Sometimes I am serious, depends on the moment. But I do enjoy messing around now and then. After all it’s just a game until you lose, then it becomes a war.

Singleplayer or multiplayer?

It all depends on the game for me. Like Fifa and Call of Duty I would rather play multiplayer. But games like Assassins Creed and God of War I’d prefer Single Player.

Is playing online important to you?

Yes, especially now that I’m in a clan. But I do like to de-stress sometimes by playing online. To me it feels like online gaming just makes you forget about all your problems.

Are you a member of a clan?  Who are they and why?

Yes I am.  I’m a member on the 2GuD clan. The clan just started a few months back and we mostly based on the Call of Duty series. My main reasons for joining them is I’ve been playing online with a few them for 2-3 years and I enjoy playing online with them since they are a bunch of calm, chilled guys. Yes, now and then some of them do tend to get hot headed, but there’s no fun in being in a clan if everything is chilled and boring. Some entertainment has to be supplied by the ‘hot headed ones’.

Favourite game currently?

Call of Duty series.

Do you have any hobbies outside of gaming?  What?

Yes, Watching football or just hanging around with a bunch of friends getting up to nonsense.

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

A game: Plants vs Zombies (PC)

A CD: Linkin Park Living Things

A movie or TV series: Desperate Housewives (Don’t judge me!)

An organic life form: Mila Kunis

Something edible or drinkable: Nando’s Chicken or a lifetime supply of Coke

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

Civilization Revolution. Never could understand that game until today and have had it for 4 years.

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

COD MW2 Weapons and maps with COD Black Ops gameplay and just add a pinch of Battlefield 3 to make the perfect first person shooter.

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?

A Rotten Egg.

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?

If there’s hot female survivors, than I choose to remain with the humans. If not, I rather commit suicide than be eaten and torn to bits by a bunch of zombies.

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

Twisted Metal.

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 and we’ll think about – after you’ve sent us a sample of your braaaaaaiiiiinnnnsss.

About Zombie Dredd

Wannabe gaming journalist. Wannabe zombie. And sometimes clan leader of OAP. Clint O'Shea when in his human disguise.