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…
As this is still relatively new we thought we’d take a few seconds to remind you of the format:
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…
Stéfan le Roux aka exogenesis87
Bio: Proud member of the Gaming Master Race
1. PC, Nintendo, Xbox or PlayStation? Single-player or multiplayer?
All of them! But I mainly game on PC. I am a big sucker for a good single-player story-driven adventure.
2. My favourite 3 games of all time:
- Uncharted franchise (don’t make me choose please!)
- Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch
- Civilization VI
3. The game that must be destroyed at all costs:
Ashes Cricket 2013
4. I started playing video games:
Somewhere between 1990 and 1991 on the NES.
5. My video game tastes in one sentence:
I love a good action-adventure story and have an unhealthy addiction to some strategy and management tycoon games (looking at you Civilization, Football Manager and Cities: Skylines).
- What’s the first gaming memory you have?
The oldest memory I have is of my father playing Tetris into the early hours of the mornings on the NES (my mom used to get so angry lol). He wasn’t a gamer at all but loved his Tetris. I was around 4 or 5 years old at that time but I can still remember clearly how my mind used to be blown at how good he was and that 8-bit music is still stuck in my head to this day!
- DLC: Non-exclusivity
This is a bit of a controversial topic but I hope that we will get to a point one day where exclusives don’t exist and you can freely choose whatever platform you like to game on without worrying about if your favourite franchise will be available there or not. I think Xbox is taking steps in this direction and they’re really changing how we see ‘console generations’ and ‘platforms’ as a whole.
Thanks so much, Exo! Thanks so much for giving us a glimpse into your video game world and letting us get to know you better. And of course, for being part of the great SA Gamer community. And although it wasn’t mentioned above – Exo is another Mario Kart player to look out for!
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.