Before I start, I have a question for all of you prospective readers. When you hear the word “gamer”, what comes into your mind?
For some, it’s the stereotypical image of a fat, sweaty overweight man sitting in an isolated location, such as his parent’s basement or a very dirty one-bedroom bachelor apartment doing nothing but eating junk food and subsisting off of his computer or console.
Of course, for those of us who are gamers, we all know that the above-mentioned stereotype is not the case; that gamers come from a wide variety of backgrounds, careers, and locales. Since the introduction of serious online activities, and only increasing with time and more development of said online activities, gamers are now a global phenomenon.
I should know, of course – I am a gamer. Shocker, right?
Okay, but seriously. Let’s get down to the introduction business. I’m Kam and this is Kam’s Korner(please forgive the horrible word-play there). This is going to be a place where I discuss games. But not just “oh my god this game is awesome!” games such as Call of Duty(which I have admittedly never played), but also on the people behind those games – the studios, the people, and the players who help make their games successes.
I am a big fan of MMORPG’s, which is a big word salad that means ‘massively multiplayer online role-playing game’. I’ve been an MMO gamer for the past twelve years since I was in eighth grade, so they are a big focus of my gaming life. If I am honest, I’ve never really been into FPS games or the big sports titles – I am much more interested in telling a story, and that is what MMORPG’s allow you to do. Tell and live your own story in a world larger then the corridors and hallways of “Go here and kill these terrorists” that most FPS games involve – no offense to those who enjoy games like that, but they are just not for me.
I am 23 years old and I live in the sunny – hah, that’s a good one – province of Ontario, Canada.
I’ve always loved to write, and I have written a number of short fan-fiction stories for my favorite game universes. I’d love to one day be a writer, a serious writer – but I want to make one thing clear. I am not here out of pure ambition. I’m here because I love to write, and I want those of you out there who read this blog to enjoy my thoughts and analysis of these games and those who create them.
So, there you have it, denizens of the Internet – my introduction! I will be working diligently to post my first ‘real’ article on here within the next few hours, so stay tuned if you so desire.