Every gamer has a face. It’s how you wear yours that matters though, and in this case, one gamer wears his as his alias. Meet GameFaceZA, local gamer and the man behind the face. Or game. We’re confused now…
Go ahead. Introduce yourself. Don’t be shy.
Hi everyone. I’m GameFaceZA (Brad) I’m a 25y/o Multimedia designer based in JHB.
What’s you platform of choice? Why?
I’ve always been a Console guy. Back in the day I couldn’t afford to upgrade my PC for every new game that came out. So I found console gaming to be very convenient. Since the Xbox 360 I seem to have stuck with Xbox, Having the Xbox One now as my main console.
Can you remember the first time you ‘gamed’?
Hell YEA! I was super young. We had a very old “TV Game” system. Not the NES or SNES, but those cheap flea market ones.
How long have you been gaming?
Most of my life I’d say – never competitively however.
When do you think you’ll stop gaming?
NEVER!! Games are always expanding and breaking new ground. I don’t think I could ever get bored of it.
Are you a serious gamer? Or do you enjoy a laugh?
Never been too serious. I’m very casual with it.
Singleplayer or multiplayer?
Growing up without internet I had to learn to love singleplayer. When I started working and paid for my own ADSL I have played a lot of multiplayer (COD, Battlefield, Dota, LOL) I have to say that I still prefer singleplayer.
Is playing online important to you?
Not too much. I have made friends on Xbox Live, but at the end of the day, I prefer offline. As I can just do my own thing.
Are you a member of a clan? Who are they and why?
I am not. Like I said, I haven’t been very competitive so I never saw the point. I have been asked to join clans, but I’m not that interested right now.
Favourite game currently?
I have started Fallout 4 again (didn’t finish it the first time playing it) – I absolutely love it.
Do you have any hobbies outside of gaming? What?
I used to play pro paintball in school. Now days I’m trying to get back into shape with running and biking. Other than that, work, YouTube and movie watching takes up most of my time.
You’re stranded on a desert island and a genie grants you five items. Name them:
A game: Minecraft (don’t laugh)
A CD: Metallica Black
A movie or TV series: Breaking Bad
An organic life form: My awesome girlfriend
Something edible or drinkable: A bucket of KFC chicken
What’s the most embarrassing or worst game you’ve ever bought or received as a gift?
It would have to be Avatar the game. WOW… so bad.
If you were a game designer, describe your ultimate game design.
Open world, randomly generated, RPG, where you have to survive and thrive while fighting off creatures. Being able to farm, craft and build amazing structures to help you defend yourself. (I know that sounds like a lot of games out now, but that’s what I love).
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?
Sniper rifle. Camp off some tall building and just pick them off, one by one. [Really? You sound too please with the thought. – 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 you can’t beat them, join them.
Thanks for taking the time to answer our silly questions. What game are you off to play now that you’re done?
Most probably Fallout and Minecraft. Strange combination I know.
We welcome all gamers, clans and industry sorts 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 firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll think about – after you’ve sent us a sample of your braaaaaaiiiiinnnnsss.