It’s always fun talking about video games… sharing why we love the games we love. But have you ever wanted to know more about the SA Gamer community? Or to find, and possibly interact with, local SA folk that share similar interests to you? Well, welcome to another edition of our weekly feature ‘Meet A SA Gamer Monday‘, designed to help you do just that. Every week we will introduce you to and provide a short profile for a fellow SA Gamer. We’re hoping you’ll enjoy ‘meeting’ more of the community as they share some of their fondest video game memories…
First up, each SA Gamer will answer the QuickFire 5 – a list of 5 standard questions giving you a quick look at some of the most commonly asked video game questions. Then in Story Mode, each SA Gamer will provide a more detailed write-up about something they are passionate about. They have a big list of topics and questions to choose from so we’re sure we’ll get a nice spread of topics, genres and opinions. Finally, in some cases, we will also have a DLC segment… an extra little section where the profiled SA Gamers can add something a little extra for our readers.
And so without further ado… here is this week’s profiled SA Gamer…
“I’m just a gamer standing in front of another gamer asking them to join for co-op.”
1. PC, Nintendo, Xbox or PlayStation? Single-player or multiplayer?
PC predominantly but with a side of Nintendo and a splash of whatever console has an exclusive I wanna play.
2. My favourite 3 games of all time:
- Mass Effect Series
- Fallout Series
- Half-Life Series
- <<Ed’s note: The choices above clearly represent a big cheat, we know, but it’s the lockdown so we’re feeling generous>>
3. The game that must be destroyed at all costs:
Alien: Colonial Marines
4. I started playing video games:
Somewhere in the mid to late 80s. Atari FTW!
5. My video game tastes in one sentence:
If it has a great story it is a winner otherwise I like survival. SP or MP does not matter to me.
- What’s the first gaming memory you have?
I recall having to learn to compile just to play Gorillas and Nibbler but even before that, we had Tanks? (can’t recall the actual name) on the Atari. And that was my first time playing multiplayer. Fun times. However, my most prominent memory is playing Half-Life 1 for the first time. That game changed the landscape for me… It showed me that even FPS games can have a sublime story baked in without elaborate cutscenes.
- A few final thoughts…
I can come off a strongly anti-console but that is just me portraying the average #PCMaster Race gamer. I believe that as long as you play games and have fun it does not matter what you play on. Except for mobile gamers… they are the lowest of the low :P. Also, VR is going to eventually change the way we game.
Ain’t that the truth! Thanks for being part of the great SA Gamer community. We know you’re a regular commenter but it was great to get to know you a bit better via this feature Kromas.
If any of you out there would like to be part of this weekly feature – be sure to drop me (TiMario) a line on our SA Gamer Discord server.