053We’re really happy to meet gamers. Really, it’s all about understanding the inner workings of their brain to… Mmmmm… brains…

Anyway, we like to get better acquainted with you, our fellow South African gamers, because without you, there would be no scene. So, let us introduce you to today’s gamer MaD Afro.

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

Hi I am Raphael “MaD Afro” van Rensburg. I love to game, eat cake and have the occasional tea party. Oh and bacon cheese burgers are the best! Also I am co-founder and webmaster for MaD Hatters…among other things 😉 .

What’s you platform of choice? Why?

I love the PC platform, because the mouse and keyboard setup just feels better for me; especially with things like strategy games.

Can you remember the first time you ‘gamed’?

Yes. I played Space Quest and kept dying to some weird worm monster in the swamp area.

How long have you been gaming?

Since the age of 6. That’s when you are first able to face-roll.

When do you think you’ll stop gaming?

When they cut the power to my life support. Getting highest score on a heart monitor is a thing right?

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

I can be focused when I need to be for tournaments and the like. But setting up a situation in a game that causes a friend to have to respawn is one of the best things in life.

Singleplayer or multiplayer?

Singleplayer if its a good storyline e.g. Mass Effect. Multiplayer when I want to go to War!!!!!

Is playing online important to you?

It definitely is. Being on a VOIP server and laughing with friends is so much more fun. Also I cant play Dead Island alone… it’s way too scary :’(

4887Are you a member of a clan? Who are they and why?

I am part of MaD Hatters. They are a bunch of crazy people and I am one of the inmates.

Favourite game currently?

Mechwarrior Online. Cause robots with guns are cool.

Do you have any hobbies outside of gaming? What?

Yes. I enjoy aircraft. Flying is one of my greatest loves. I have my pilots licence and stuffs 🙂

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

A game: Thief
A CD: 30 Seconds to Mars: Provehito in Altum
A movie or TV series: All the  Stargate movies and Stargate SG1, Stargate Atlantis and Stargate Universe series
An organic life form: A cow
Something edible or drinkable: Nesquik chocolate to use with the milk from the cow above.

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

Zombie Tycoon. It sounded cool ok!

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

Strategy game where you could hop inside the units and upgrade them like an RPG game. And where you can hire people to pilot your units when you go into commander mode viewing the battlefield from above.

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?

Water gun. Gotta spray down those zombies in bikinis yo. [You might regret that decision once you see what the average Zombiegamer looks like… – 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 they are curvaceous zombies I will so be a turncoat.

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

Dead Island with a friend. I need to find some lemon juice for a mod. 😛

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 info@zombiegamer.co.za and we’ll think about – after you’ve sent us a sample of your braaaaaaiiiiinnnnsss.