STACK’s Roving Reporter takes five with Michael Caverzan at JB Hi-Fi Craigieburn, VIC

What’s the best thing about working in games at JB?
Working with a team that loves games means I get to talk about them pretty much all day!

What’s your earliest video gaming memory?
For my seventh birthday, my aunt gave me a Nintendo 64 — my first game console — but no games. The next day, my mum came home with a game wrapped up because she felt bad that I had nothing to play. Unfortunately for me, the game she gave me was Superman 64! I forced myself to look happy playing that game because I felt bad. Luckily for me I had enough money to buy Ocarina of Time shortly after that.

What’s your all-time favourite game series?
It’s a tie between Final Fantasy and Resident Evil for sure. Or The Legend of Zelda. But my favourite game of all time is Bloodborne.

Take 5 - Bloodborne

What have you been playing lately?
I’ve been playing Yakuza: Like a Dragon, and it’s very quickly becoming one of my favourite games. It looks great, the story is excellent and a cute main character brings it all together for a perfect JRPG.

What would be your desert island console?
If I have power and a TV, then the PS5 since it plays Bloodborne, but if I didn’t have power then I’d take an NES, because that’s an absolute unit and would be more useful as a cooking/self-defence-against-island-cannibals implement if I needed it.