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Now if you’re a gamer like myself and my geeky pals here at Geekzine UK, then you should have heard of the U.S based video gaming website Sarcastic Gamer (and if you haven’t then shame on you and click that link RIGHT NOW!) Sarcastic Gamer has a great community and is an excellent site for reviews, opinion, sarcasm, forums and most of all great podcasts.

It’s not all Stateside though and good ol’ Blighty has it’s own podcast crew: Sarcastic Gamer UK. Hosted by Captain Average, Mighty Mutt and Yamster they bring their own reviews, opinions, discussion and good ol’ sterling British humour to our podcasty devices and let’s face it, Brits know how to do sarcasm better then anyone.

Coming up on October 15th is Sarcastic Gamer’s Extra Life charity event aimed at raising money for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals through a sponsored 24 hour video gaming marathon. If you’d like to sponsor a gamer or even participate in this exciting event then go over to the Extra Life website.

SGUK’s Captain Average was kind enough to spare some of his time to answer some quick questions for Geekzine UK:

So who is Captain Average?

A spiffing chap, a master of mellifluous vocal chords and a person who’s very, very modest.

Where are you from and where are you now days?

I was born in a city called St Albans in Hertfordshire – where I went to a school that vaguely resembles Hogwarts (seriously).  I then moved to London for University and evidently got so lazy that I’ve never moved away from the city.

So podcaster and gamer by night, what are you by day?

This is something that I often get asked – and the answer always vaguely puts people somewhat ill at ease!  I’m a medical doctor and a researcher at one of London’s universities and am currently working towards a PhD.  So I’m doing my best to be an eternal student!

How did you come to get involved with Sarcastic Gamer?

It all started when I submitted a vox pop to Respawn Radio back when it was hosted at Achievement Hunter.  For some reason, Lono, 8 Bit and Knuckles liked what they heard and asked me to do one every week.

I then followed Respawn Radio over to SG, then blundered my way into podcasting proper by doing a Community ‘Cast (On Her Majesty’s Sarcastic Service) with MightyMutt and Yamster and that then evolved into the Sarcastic Gamer UK podcast.

All of this was possible thanks to the fact that I have a face for radio.

So you play Video Games (duh…)?

Yes.  DERP.  Next question!

What are you playing at the moment?

At the moment, I’m playing my way through Deus Ex: Human Revolution.  It’s ace.

Do you have a favourite game?

Final Fantasy III/VI (depending on whether you go by the US or Japanese numbering!).

Favourite book?

Memoirs of a Geisha.

Favourite Movie?

The Godfather (Part 1).

Favourite Actors?

Sir Patrick Stewart – mainly for the stuff he did with the RSC and great BBC series such as I Claudius.  He was also the best Captain of the Enterprise ever.

Do you ever roll dice?

I used to back in the day – I haven’t for a while.  But if I did, it’d be a D20.

Do you ever trade cards? ( Magic the Gathering, WoWtcg etc…)

Again, I used to back in the day.  Was a bit of a dab hand at Magic: The Gathering and the Star Trek CCG.

Most exciting/dangerous/coolest thing you’ve ever done?

Oooo.  That’s a tough one.  I think it’d have to be delivering a kid.  As far as non-work stuff is concerned, jumping out of a plane at 14,000 feet was pretty awesome.

Do you have a current project you’re working on?

Mainly continuing on with SGUK at Sarcastic Gamer – but have a couple of things that I’m working on that I have to keep close to my chest at the moment too!  Yes, I know I’m a tease.

Burning ambitions?

Being a movie trailer voice-over guy.  That’d be soooooo awesome.

What’s next?

EuroGamer Expo and Extra Life – it’s going to be a busy few months!  Also, if you want to sponsor me for Extra Life, where I’m raising money for Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital, head on over to

Sarcastic Gamer UK Podcast available through iTunes or RSS feed – go have a listen



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