Yes. We suspect the NiteFenix is actually four different people too. Nah. Just kidding. He speaks no evil.

We’ll be honest, there was a point where we suspected today’s gamer was a Twilight vampire.  Then we thought he might have been a Twilight werewolf.  He’s apparently neither actually, but we’re still not too sure if he is actually human.

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

Hi I’m Jonathan Bester, otherwise known as NiteFenix, eater of nightmares and various other scrumptious life forms.

What’s you platform of choice?  Why?

I prefer to be objective. I don’t like to be preferential, especially when I own a PC, Xbox 360 and a PS3. There are certain games I play on certain platforms purely because they are better on that platform. In my eyes, to pick one platform over others is sacrilege.

Can you remember the first time you ‘gamed’?

I’m one of those gamers who was born with a controller in his hand. Honestly though, my first ever gaming experience was on the PC when I was about 8 or 9 years old. I’ve never looked back.

How long have you been gaming?

As mentioned above since about 8 or 9 years old, so that would be about 21 years.

When do you think you’ll stop gaming?

When they stop making good quality games.

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

Yes and yes…

Singleplayer or multiplayer? 

Singleplayer yes, co-op yes, multiplayer, depends on the game. I am not a hardcore multiplayer gamer. Give me a game like Farcry 3, Skyrim or Dead Island and I can play for hours. Days even.

Is playing online important to you?

I recently let my Xbox Live subscription expire and did not bother to renew it. That should tell an in-depth story.

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

No, due to my lack of interest in multiplayer gaming, this does not interest me.

Favourite game currently?


Do you have any hobbies outside of gaming?  What?

I am the creative type. I like to write, and design (digitally). So it doesn’t matter whether it’s gaming or hobby-wise, you should find me behind some sort of electronic device.

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

A game: Skyrim.
A CD: Anything by Linkin Park.
A movie or TV series: Currently, Dr. Who.
An organic life form: A cat.
Something edible or drinkable: Nik Naks.

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

I honestly can’t think of anything right off the top of my head. Now if you ask me non-gaming orientated I can name quite a few…but let’s not go there. 😛

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

Something immersive, easy to understand, dark, scary and replayable. Not an MMO though. Single player, but it shouldn’t end in 10 hours. The Elder Scrolls games have the right idea when it comes to game length.

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?

Bikinis? Are you trying to scar me for life? [Yes. – Undead Ed] Well based on my extensive experience with Telltale’s amazing Walking Dead episodic game, I would have to say the best improvisation would be distraction. Zombies seem to be attracted to sound, so I would have to say a car. I’d jump into the nearest car, put the radio full blast (with Linkin Park), then run in the opposite direction.

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?

Always keep on fighting for survival. Even if it means sacrificing yourself to save your friends (wait what?). Hell no, throw your best friends to the bikini-clad ZG clan.

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

When I get home…Tomb Raider and possibly a bit of Ghost Recon Future Soldier.

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.