Doctor: Professor (Contact)
Fun Fact: He was the first outpatient writer EVER.
[HIS FAVORITE STUFF IS CLASSIFIED, PROBABLY SOME SUDA51 GAMES AND GODHAND!]
(Not so) Brief Bio:
Hello, name’s Eric, but feel free to call me Sarsamis*, or Sars, as people tend to abbreviate it. I’m 19, male, Caucasian, rather hefty, have long hippie hair, live in Chicago, and am currently a college freshman. I’d consider myself to be a bit of an ass, but the general consensus amongst people who know me is something along the lines of “that Eric’s a pretty good guy.”
Now I suppose this would be a good time to list hobbies or something… Do video games count?
Speaking of games, this introduction wouldn’t be very complete without at least some brief elaboration on my tastes in said field of interest. I’ve delved in and have enjoyed games from most genres, but I’d have to say I have a great deal of loathing for just about all MMO RPGs and most “sandbox games.” In fact, I honestly don’t even like to think of them as video games, just interactive pieces of software. I’d give that same assessment to a lot of these “casual games” that are going around now-a-days as well and wouldn’t consider most of them to be legitimate video games. This doesn’t necessarily mean that I’m opposed to all non-game interactive pieces of software though. I have nothing against Suda51esque student films if they’re interesting, or Cactus like game-parodies. I occasionally try to be a hipster and play obscure freeware and import games and such, but I typically revert back to mainstream console games. Part of that has to do with the fact that I’m really picky about what I play my games on. Specifically, it has to be a television. Playing for long periods of time on computer monitors depresses me for some reason.
I’m a rather current gamer I guess since I posses every current gen (we really need to stop calling these “next-gen”) platform, but I have difficulties taking pleasure in a lot of the games I buy for them. This disdain often comes from the subconscious level, so when asked why I don’t like them I often find myself personifying them and saying seemingly nonsensical things like, “it lacks conscious” or “it’s confused.” And I hate it when games lie to me. Generally I’m more weird and emotional, in an awkward sort of way, about gaming than most.
Hmm, what else… I think the Mega Man X games on the SNES posses the ultimate 2D platformer gaming engine, which in turn causes me to dislike a great deal of platformers that don’t play like MMX, where (assuming the player incorporates dashing into everything like I do) every movement is a special technique of sorts. Also, for a hundred weird, anal reasons, OoT is my favorite game of all time.
I originally found out about the GameJew when I saw him in the related vids section of one of Jame’s reviews, and decided that I liked his style. When I saw GJ being associated with a site called ScrewAttack, I decided to check it out. Although I’ve since left and fallen out of the mainstream community, I used to be pretty big over on SA. A mod for awhile and the highest poster for a few months. Although now I’d be hard-pressed to describe that site as anything other than schlock.
This forum seems pretty care free and light hearted. I see some potential for good times if it gets more activity.
*No, it doesn’t mean anything. My screen name’s just a random arrangement of syllables I came up with when I was young. I originally used it as the name of a character in an idea for a game I’d think of when I was bored, but when I started getting involved with internet affairs, I decided to use it for myself.
Only article he’s written: No More Heroes Review