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How'd I get into gaming. Go figure I was only three years old. It was past the NES era and even the SNES had been out for sometime now. But my family was poor and I knew little about anything games. I was only freakin' three years old afterall.

My dad could finally afford an NES so he bought one from a pawn shop one day. He got SUper MArio Bros. 1 ,2 and 3, Duck Hunt, the first Lolo, and Kirby's Adventure. My dad wanted to play SMB3 first, so he showed my brother how to do it. I was blown away watching my dad teach my brother how to play. All I could say after that was gimme, gimme, gimme, I want a turn. I will never forget how amazing SMB3 seemed to me. So I played and played. After that I went on to our other games and beat those ones up too.

I started out with an NES, but thats not where it stopped. My dad later bought an SNES. By then me and my two brothers were heavy into games and begged our mother to buy us an N64. I will never forget how awesome Super MArio 64 was and the Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time. After that we begged my mother for a gamecube. By now I was playing video games the most and could beat my brothers hands down at anything.

I got a job. I started to buy my own games and systems from there. My brothers had fallen out of the video game scene and I was the kid no one wanted to play video games with. I bought myself a Wii and soon after an XBox360, future plans are with a PS3 as well. On top of th I haved owned every Nintendo portable system... besides a Virtual Boy.

I don't do online multiplayer, nor do I play games for Multiplayer. I play them for the one player experiences. But if you wanted to come to my house and play some Left4Dead, I wouldn't turn you down. I just much prefer the face to face method of playing multiplayer. I ain't a competitive person so your gamer score doesn't mean a dime to me.

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I can honestly say I have seen very little game intros with such epic awesomeness. I can honestly say that one of those games is Saints Row the Third. Some game intros are short and sweet right to the point while others, like Saints Row, are long, awesome, and can add a whole lot of pleasure to your life (thatís what she said.). The insanity of Saints Row the Third never stops, maybe for a split second, but never long enough to cause boredom.

If you donít already know what Saints Row is about I suggest you drop everything in your life right now so you can go buy it or just Google it. Be warned though, this game is definitely not for the gamer who takes his life and games too seriously. The game makes a total joke out of the likes of GTA and itself. All the while being a complete success and whole lot of fun. Saints Row is always a nice break from the sometimes too serious gaming world, especially if youíve been wasting your life on Skyrim like I have.

Saints Row the Third has stepped it up in a few areas, like in its cinematic beauty. I wonít give away too much, but despite not overall liking the gameís music selection, there is one scene with a particular Kanye West song that blasted my mind and gave me goose bumps. I have repeatedly experienced this jaw dropping, eye opening, goose bumpy, feeling throughout the game. Saints Row does have its frustrations, most being just the difficulty of certain activities but, the pride you feel when actually finishing those missions is immense. Well, at least it was for this prideful gamer.

Unlucky for me, I had the pleasure of coming across two majorly annoying glitches on the same night. Ugh. One of them being a complete failure to allow me to complete a story mission and the other being fail of GPS. Oh yes, I was very angry about the story mission glitch since I knew I was at the very end of the mission and thus to my chagrin making me do the entire mission again. Despite all this and how massive the game is, the game has yet to even lag on me which is very impressive.

Underneath it all is Saints Rowís robust customizations that you could savour all day. With the ability to create Drizzt DoíUrden, a character with a zombie voice that you cannot comprehend (which I am totally choosing to do next time round), and have the skin tone of the Silver Surfer, itís hard to get bored of such a broad character customization system. On top of that, gang customization and car customization, which I love dearly and the ability to upgrade your weapons to uber badassness.

There is a lot to do on Saints Row with activities that have you escorting hos to tigers or taking part on a murderous reality television show. However, there also doesnít seem like as much to do in Saints 3 then as Saints 2. So much less that Iím at 71 percent completion and not even 18 hours in. Let me add though that I never did finish Saints 2 since boredom had eventually hit me. It has yet to hit me with Saints 3 and I do think I will be able to finish it before such a thing happens. Less content is never necessarily a bad thing.

Full on entertaining blast, crazy knock your socks off laughs and a whole lot of thuginí is what youíll get in Saints Row the Third. It is one hell of a ride and Iím surprised it took so long for there to be a third Saints but, Iím sure it would have been less of a game if they popped it out sooner. Volition does an incredible job again with the latest Saints Row instalment and I wouldnít have missed it for the world and neither should you.



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