Gamer of the Week: Shredder ZA

Today’s gamer is Xbox 360er Shredder ZA who has gone on record as saying the zombies will win in the upcoming zombie apocalypse.  “Stay human and die,” he says.  Remember where you heard about your own demise first, because the end is coming…

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

Hi, my name is Dirk Barnard. My gamertag is Shredder ZA and I’m a gaming addict.

What’s you platform of choice?  Why?

Xbox 360, Xbox Live is superior!

Can you remember the first time you ‘gamed’?

Must have been with my 2 older brother playing Mario the NES

How long have you been gaming?

I’m 18 now, so for about  13 years

When do you think you’ll stop gaming?

No way, I’ll never stop gaming is just about the thing ever invented.

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

It depend what I’m playing, if I play online I get a little crazy but usually I’m relaxed.

Singleplayer or multiplayer?

Multiplayer, I love competing against other people to show off my skills.

Is playing online important to you?

Very, it just increases the amount of fun you can have.

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

No, I’m a one man wolf pack I just prefer doing things my own my.

Favourite game currently?

Favourite online game is Battlefield 3. Favourite singleplayer game is Fallout 3.

Do you have any hobbies outside of gaming?  What?

Yes, fishing and mountain biking are my favourite things to do besides gaming.

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

A game: Borderlands 2 to enjoy Claptrap’s humour.
A CD: Jimmy Eat World’s Bleed American
A movie or TV series: The Friday Night Lights series
An organic life form: Mario so that I’ll have decent plumbing.
Something edible or drinkable: Burger King’s Triple Whopper

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

Stuntman Ignition, don’t know who bought it for me, needless to say it was horrible.

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

Borderlands 1 violence in Battlefield popping off limbs would be amazing.

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?

Something that like a pipe of crowbar to smash the heads in.

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?

Stay human and die,  rather dead and human, than alive as a traitor.

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

Madden NFL 13

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.