Gamer of the Week: Pupsky

Pupsky and Jsharp

Pupsky and Jsharp.

Today’s gamer is Pupsky, who the Call of Duty community know as the South African who went to Call of Duty Champs this year, but we know as a Halo beast.

We first met Pupsky at a Halo event we hosted, and since have been handing the first prize to him so frequently we’ve decided he will now play with one hand tied behind his back. And one eye blindfolded.

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

Hello! My name is Daniel “Pupsky/KingPup” Bechus. I’m 18 years old. I’m a Halo fanatic and have been playing Halo for almost 7 years now. I’ve started playing Call Of Duty competitively since Ghosts.

What’s your platform of choice?  Why?

Xbox, since that’s where all the Halo games are based and where the bulk of the South African Call Of Duty is. Almost all competitive console games are based on the Xbox too.

Can you remember the first time you ‘gamed’?

I remember the first gaming platform I owned was the Playstation 1. I played a ton of games on that. The oldest games I can remember playing were Abe’s Odyssey, Tomb Raider and Crash Bandicoot.

How long have you been gaming?

I started at a young age on the Playstation 1 when I was about 5 years old, so that’s 13 years. I always played Playstation games with my older brother and got more and more into it over time.

When do you think you’ll stop gaming?

Probably until something more important comes along… So most likely never 😛

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

I always enjoy finding a perfect mix of the two. If I have a goal for a game or if a tournament comes along, I get very competitive about it and enjoy the competition that comes with gaming, but I always have fun with everything I do with gaming to make sure good stories and memories are made.

Singleplayer or multiplayer?

Most definitely multiplayer since I enjoy the competitiveness in gaming, but if there is not much happening in the competitive world then I will try find a good campaign to kick back and relax with.

Is playing online important to you?

Yes, very much so. When I game I’m online almost 100% of the time so that I can play with friends and compete with others. I feel that playing online gives everybody the ability to find people that they share common hobbies with. It’s almost like a circle of friends that you have at school or work, but just on the internet, so I think online gaming is a unique and great experience.

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

Yes, “Vinco Gaming”. Vinco is a competitive Call Of Duty team that has been around in the community for a while. I’ve been on Vinco for only about almost a month now. It consists of two teams: Vinco Yellow and Vinco Black and I am one of the players in Vinco Black. Since I started Call Of Duty, I immediately grew fond of all the Vinco players because they were all very laid-back people that I got along very well with. I feel that it is more of a family that consists of people that focus on enjoying the game together but at the same time having a mutual goal to win, which is exactly how I feel competitive team games should be played. The owners of the team, better known as Clint and Swarley, have put a huge amount of effort into growing Vinco and it’s awesome to play for them. My teammates “FBI”, “Kai” and “Tiano” are 3 of the funniest and most enjoyable people to play Call Of Duty with and I constantly enjoy getting to know all of the members of the Vinco family better.

Favourite game currently?

I play Call Of Duty the most currently, but I will always find time to kick back to some Halo with Jsharp every now and then.

Do you have any hobbies outside of gaming?  What?

I would say my biggest hobbies outside of gaming are watching and playing Soccer and meeting new people.


Pupsky’s island girlfriend…

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

A game: Halo
A CD: Netsky
A movie or TV series: Game Of Thrones or Two And A Half Men
An organic life form: Emilia Clarke <3
Something edible or drinkable: Subway and Mountain Dew

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

Probably “Ninety Nine Nights” on Xbox 360. The game came for free with my Xbox, which says enough.

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

Multiplayer, first-person shooter, competitive are keywords for me. Halo 2 or Halo 3 would be perfect examples.

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?

Probably a katana so I could be like Michonne from The Walking Dead. And preferably one of those devices from Men In Black that instantly removes memories from your head for if I saw Zombie Dredd in a bikini. [Some of us are still suffering and paying the counselling fees for experiencing this… – 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?

If superior zombies is a metaphor for hardcores gamers, then zombies it is!

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

Back to Call Of Duty most likely!

You can find Pupsky on Twitter, and he and his Halo partner Jsharp have recently released their first Halo dualtage.

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.