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Ah, yes the sidebar, I'm a 19 year old muslim gamer from the eternal place of sunshine(yeah,right) Manchester, England. I've been gaming since I was six and probably spent more hours gaming than doing anything else my enitre life, being the proud owner of a launch day playstation. Though owning only a PS3, I love my mate's 360 and if XBL ever becomes free, I'll pick a 360 up, until then, I'm doing fine with my PS3. Despite the hardcore gaming, I work out, eat healthily and have a thing for fashion and believe a man should always look good, stay clean, and stay in shape. So I'm most definitely not your stereotypical gamer. I try to be as chilled, nice and laid back as possible, I'm up for serious discussion, but not of 'TEH C0NS0LE WARZ, YO!!' type. There are much more important things in life than humping a piece of technology, or hating someone, hating anything, anyone without just reasoning, just fucking sucks in my opinion, seeing as I'm an optimist.
I'm also a film-lover of all genres, all languages. I love to read and listen to most types of music, whatever makes me feel happy. Be it Alternative, Hip-Hop, Rap, R 'N' B, Dance, House, Techno, Acid Jazz, Jazz, Electronica, J-Pop, J-Rock, Punk, Funk, or the phenomenal, ageless soundtrack of Tekken 3, I'll listen to the songs over and over again. Finally, I'm currently studying Television and Radio Production at Salford university and making firm steps to, hopefully, become one of the best film directors in the world, srsly. Thanks for reading this, and have a kick-ass day.
Systems owned: Megadrive, Commodore 64, Playstation, Playstaion 2, Playstation 3
PS 1:Final Fantasy 9
Soul Calibur 2
PS3: GTA 4
Fight Night round 3
PSN: Super Stardust
Bionic Commando: REarmed
Despite the behemoth known as Modern Warfare 2 coming out this winter, sony's push of Uncharted 2 has paid off, with the game shifting 2.1 million copies before Christmas. A whopping number for a adventure game, but well deserved because of how awesome Naughty Dog has made the game.
Compared to Uncharted one's current life time sales, 2.8M, the sequel is expected to outsell it in January, shifting possibly over three million. Which is an amazing number considering the genre it's in.
As someone who picked it up today, I can see why it has got some much praise in the gaming press, and sold so well despite AC2 and Modern Warfare 2 coming out after it. I can say it is a brilliant game, but even that would be a understatement. It is not perfect, no game is, but nothing else comes close to providing pound for pound enjoyment and entertainment out of a video game.
Is it my GOTY? Not yet, I'll have to finish it, then give it the title. Nick Chester wasn't lying when he said U2 has one of the best single player experiences in gaming, ever.
Unless the talk of uncharted 3 already in development is speculation, I hope this news spurs Naughty Dog to start work on a fully current gen, 'proper', Jak and Daxter. I am a huge Jak and Daxter fan, and wished for years that Naughty Dog made a full scale, new, PS3 version.
Imagine the how it would look like with the Naughty Dog 2.0 engine at it's core? We can only hope!