STACK’s Roving Reporter takes five with Dylan Blereau at JB Hi-Fi Booragoon, WA.

What’s the best thing about working in games at JB?
Being able to share my gaming opinions and experiences with others is probably my favourite thing about working in games. The fact that I’m surrounded by products I’m passionate about makes it really easy and enjoyable to chat with customers. I can talk games for hours, so to be able to do that for a job is awesome!

What’s your earliest video gaming memory?
Playing Crash Bandicoot on the original PlayStation is the earliest I can recall. I remember being instantly enamoured by it and playing it so much that my dad would constantly say, “If you sit in front of the TV much longer then you’ll go square-eyed!” 20 years on and I haven’t stopped gaming, nor have my eyes gone square!

Crash Bandicoot

What’s your all-time favourite game series?
The Legend of Zelda. Ocarina of Time remains my favourite game decades on from when I first played it, while games like Twilight Princess and The Wind Waker are also gems in my book. I haven’t finished Breath of the Wild, which is shameful I know, but I’m getting there!

What have you been playing lately?
Despite not particularly liking golf in reality, I’m a huge fan of Everybody’s Golf on PS4. It’s the perfect relaxation game to play after a busy day. The gameplay is simplistic, but the sheer number of courses and customisation ensure it never feels stale. Otherwise, I’ve been making my way towards the platinum trophies in Crash Bandicoot 4 and Resident Evil Village, two very different but extremely enjoyable games.

What would be your desert island console?
It would have to be the Nintendo GameCube. It was the first console that was truly my own and I’d happily spend my time on a desert island churning through the myriad quality titles. Why search for food when you can just play Super Mario Sunshine or Luigi’s Mansion?!