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Amna Umen
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Strategy Game Night Interest Gathering

Well after much talking and saber rattling it's time to finally get this thing started. In association with Friday Night Fights a Destructoid production would proudly like to present the idea of starting a strategy game night...


Animal Crossing: Nihilism Simulator

Line up to die, lugubrious, as the masters herd you towards the killing floor. As go the cows, so go men. There is no God here. Only Arbys. [email protected]_Arbys My girlfriend has been slavishly playing Animal Crossing: City Folk...


On Nintendo and Growing Up

[[Originally wrote this for my Tumblr but it feels more at home here among fellow gamers, enjoy]] ------------------------ It seems that Nintendo has been cropping up in my life a lot recently, what with my girlfriend recei...


2011 - fin

Late last year I read an article that I stumbled upon called "58 Reasons Why Your Wallet Is Going to be Raped in 2011" Since then I have been checking off games on the list as they release and I play it, or as they get cancel...


E3 Approaches: A Return to Normalcy

I am a man who grew up a Nintendo Boy, year after year I would play all the best offerings that Nintendo put up, and as I got older and gained more money I also acquired a love of Sony products starting with the PS2. But even...


About Amna Umenone of us since 8:48 AM on 02.15.2011

Amna Umen was born on the luscious planet known as Earth. Born in the latter parts of the 9th decade of the 20th century. Amna's first console was an NES which he almost beat Super Mario Bros. 3 on...until his mother accidentally dropped a box on it making it reset. 17 lives were lost that day. Fast forward to his first new console, a Nintendo 64 where he beat his first game "Star Fox 64." But the good times were not to last, soon Super Smash Brothers would be released and he would fall into a deep dark addiction that would last 10 long years. His addiction would lead him to buy a Gamecube alongside his PS2 just to simply play Melee and Star Fox Assault, much disappointment lie in Star Fox Assault.

In the depths of his addiction his PS2 was a shining beacon of hope for a free life one day. But it was also not without it's vices, Kingdom Hearts, Final Fantasy X and XI, and Xenosaga all grasped their fingers around the young gamer and dragged him down into the depths of JRPG hell.

LO did he receive a gift from the gods at Playstation Underground one day in the form of a demo for Shadow of The Colossus. Countless times he replayed the demo, wishing each time that the demo would be the whole game. His eyes were finally opened to the true potential of gaming as an art. Going from friend to friend he proclaimed the majesty and beauty of the game and even though his demo disc was lost in his tribulations, his will was not broken. Speeding at over 20 MPH over the speed limit he rushed to his local game store on the day the game was released, and he did play the game, and his life was changed forever. No longer could he play the generic JRPG or cookie-cutter shooter without wishing for more from them.

In the modern age he has turned into a frugal gamer, no longer able to play games for as long as he used to when he was in high school, he picks his games carefully. He can be found reading up on the history of the Fallout universe or speculating about the downfall of Rapture.

A running lists of his top 10 games of all time
1 (tie) - Grim Fandango
1 (tie) - Shadow of the Colossus
3 - The Talos Principle
4 - BioShock
5 - Fallout: New Vegas
6 - Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater
7 - Tetris
8 - Hotline Miami
9 - Star Fox 64
10 - Kingdom Hearts

Where can you find me on the internet?

Twitter: https://twitter.com/VisualVector
Twitch: http://www.twitch.tv/amnaumen
Steam: http://steamcommunity.com/id/AmnaUmen

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