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Why I Hate Nintendo

I have been very vocal about my hate of Nintendo. I thought I would point out why. Let's turn the clock back to the 1990's, during the golden age of Nintendo which I would like to attribute to the Nintendo 64. Great games, which transp...

 
 
 

Nintendo is Dead to Me

Before being bombarded with legions of Nintendo fans, I want to set one thing straight: I am not a hater by nature. I stuck by Nintendo longer than anyone would want to stick with any one brand or gaming company, even long after I wasn't ge...

 
 
 

How Well Do You Know Your Games?

I was wondering, since we all game, how much of the facts of our favorite pastime do we really know? You may translate the results in whatever way you wish. You might say you're a knowledgeable individual when it comes to gaming, or that yo...

 
 
 

Teh Bias: Respect Me!

There are many games that I enjoy, and many that I disliked. Often the games that I end up disliking are the same ones that the majority of gamers like. I dislike Guitar Hero, Rock Band, Kirby's Epic Yarn, all annual sports games and the m...

 
 
 

Teh Bias: Let the Classics Be

I have a confession to make: When it comes to my entertainment, I like to remember what year I'm in. You'll rarely see me go back to play a game that was released over five years ago, and almost never play a game that was released over ten ...

 
 
 

On Worms and War

One of the greatest classic franchises is about to make a comeback, on August 26, through steam. I'm sure you've all seen this post. My stance toward this development was pretty much set from the moment I heard about it. I'm getting this g...

 
 
 

Epic Action Scene

Or, epic fail blog video I couldn't help it. This is how NOT to make an action chase scene, taken from an old Indian movie.

 
 
 
 

Islam and Gaming

I just read a post by Jim Sterling regarding Islamic ideologies when it comes to gaming. As a Muslim myself, I felt it was necessary to set things straight. Please take the time to go through a small lesson in Islam. If you wish, think of ...

 
 
 

Gaming in the Future

I read an article in another website about what video game questions could be answered by 2040. I thought of compiling my own collection of predictions, so here goes. By the year 2040... Advances in technology made it possible for gamers ...

 
 
 

Your Character and You, Beyond the Game

I recently posted a blog about the relation between the gamer and your character, and the single comment I received mentioned that I seemed to be building toward something, but didn't really reach my conclusion. To be honest, I was writing...

 
 
 

Who Do You Write Like?

I found this interesting website, which compares your writing with that of established authors. I tried it out with all my blog posts here, and got amusing results: H.P Lovecraft Kurt Vonnegut James Joyce Dan Brown Margaret Atwood But onl...

 
 
 

Happy Birthday to Me

I'm not one to wait for others to give me what I can give myself, so I gave myself a birthday cake! This was a triumph... Not THAT cake! Another one. You have gained Karma! Better. A little trivia: The main character in Fallout 3, th...

 
 
 

Alternate Reality: Your Character and You

When we play a videogame, how much time do we actually spend thinking about the character we're controlling? This post will hopefully shed some light on the characters that act as our vessels in the gaming world of our choice. One of the ...

 
 
 

A Proposal: A Personalized Rating System

I know that we all disagree when it comes to different games. Some of us like it more than others, and some hate it. To make matters simpler I propose a new personalized rating system, which is pretty simple to calculate. Call it the Sama ...

 
 
 

Alternate Reality: Good or Evil, or just Sadistic?

I stood on the balcony of Tenpenny Tower, overlooking the Capital Wasteland. Megaton was barely visible on the horizon, and the detonator was in front of me. Mr. Burke gave a quick speech about how glorious my decision was, or something....

 
 
 

The E3 2010 Awards

Disclaimer: The opinions stated in this post are strongly believed in by the individual who made them. Any attempts to dissuade said individual may turn ugly. It is advised to keep your frustration to yourself should your favorite game not ...

 
 
 

And the Winner is...

I would like to wholeheartedly thank Sony for not only giving a damn about their core audience, but actually giving them what they desire. Microsoft's efforts were extremely painful to watch, and I have to hold myself back from bashing my ...

 
 
 

Limerick

Once, long ago, there was a time In what now seems a distant land Each small console, was the be all end all Cause every little game's carefully planned Then there came a Revolution The Nintendo Wii was its name Now instead of one, there ar...

 
 
 

The End?

I may be overreacting, but I fear that the state of the pastime we all come together in loving is facing a massive shift, which comes with new wonderful technologies, used in underwhelming ways. The Microsoft Press Conference has shown an ...

 
 
 

Kinect: The Most Painful Demo to Watch

I was watching the Microsoft Press Conference via Gametrailers.com just now, and it seems they want to force themselves to transform their products into another Wii. I couldn't watch it anymore... First, Kinect Animals, or whatever it is. ...

 
 
 

A Shift in Taste

This article might work best with a soundtrack, so I took the liberty of picking one. Click here and read on. Recently I have been going through a phase in which overly violent videogames stopped doing it for me. I believe it was at some p...

 
 
 

Fighting for Games

Recently I've had an encounter with what could be the worst nightmare for younger gamers everywhere: A relative, around 50 years old, who believes video games are the worst form of time wasters and that I should "grow up" and get rid of it....

 
 
 

Resonance of an Overlooked Classic: Follow-Up

This blog is a followup for a previous blog, found here. I was checking Video Game Countdown on a regular basis looking forward to Final Fantasy XIII, Resonance of Fate and God of War III. Through a series of events too complex to mention...

 
 
 

Resonance of an Overlooked Classic

I've recently been keeping an eye out on Resonance of Fate, a game that seems to be destined to obscurity by being overshadowed by Final Fantasy XIII, especially when it's scheduled to be released in North America in the very same day as Fi...

 
 
 
 
 

Gaming as an Art

I've read a lot of articles in a lot of websites discussing why games are not an art form. This is a counter-argument to that point. First off, let us define art. Based on Dictionary.com, Art is: 1. the quality, production, expression, or ...

 
 
 

The Games that Went Against Our Beliefs

We all have our convictions, our systems of belief, and our preferences. Every now and then, we get a game that offends our preferences, on different levels, that we end up skipping it over, no matter how big or popular it is. I'm a Muslim...

 
 
 

Overlooked Games that I Cherish

We all have our niche game preferences, which rarely make it to the spotlight. With all the big titles currently being released, we can't help but look back to the games that actually impacted our lives in profound ways. In my honest opini...

 
 

About SAMA1984one of us since 3:01 AM on 01.11.2010

I'm a lifelong gamer who has enjoyed video games through the thick and thin of my life. I'm also a person who speaks my mind often, which is why I chose to start this blog here where others can discuss what I have to say.

Originally a Nintendo fan, I've turned my back on it when they turned their collective backs on their old following. Currently, my Wii is still connected to my TV and I play with it from time to time.

Had an Xbox 360, which got the red ring five times before I put it out of its misery, and got an Elite, which got the E74 error and couldn't be replaced or fixed. Currently, it's on a shelf in some game repair shop, collecting dust, and that doesn't look like it's about to change anytime soon.

Have a PS3, which is going strong. It's currently my primary console.

I also have a DS and am planning to pick up a PSP as soon as Valkyria Chronicles 2 comes out. And a PC that runs Crysis, Supreme Commander and World of Warcraft, often at the same time.

You see, my posts may get responses suggesting I'm a fanboy or a hater, which is why I clarify this here: I tried all consoles, and didn't cling onto them when they started to fail, either in company support or in hardware/software.

My favorite genres are real time strategy and first person shooters, and I often turn to role-playing games and fighting games, with a bit of platforming on the side.

I hate, HATE music games. I love the songs you can play in them, but I hate the concept.
 
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