I have visited Screwattack basically daily since I joined way back in January of 2009, and plan to continue doing so. I’m more of a lurker than anything, and this probably won’t change until I finish the school year, and/or get an internet I can watch videos with. Even so, this site has been a life-changer for me. I’ve met so many amazing people, and continue to talk with them today, even if it is less than I hope for.
I got to go all the way to Dallas, spending more than 1000$ to go to some gaming convention. Do I regret it? Not in the slightest. This wasn’t just “some gaming convention” for me, it was one of the best times of my life. Meeting all the personalities I had only seen in videos on Screwattack, as well as some of the g1s I had only known as random avatars, and hanging out with people who weren’t even that big of fans of the site were all amazing experiences I hope to repeat someday. The thing that made that trip the #1 experience of my life was this site.
To be honest, before Screwattack, I was going into my awkward teenage years. I was in a new highschool, where I only knew one person, and barely at that. I spent my lunches staring awkwardly out the window, and my days playing videogames, or watching TV. One day, I decided to sit with “the nerds” of the school. I didn’t even know them. Suddenly, my lunches were enjoyable. All thanks to Screwattack.
Seeing and talking to all the awesome people in the blog comments, on the forums and on Skype made me realise I should be proud to wear the name “Gamer”, that I shouldn’t try to interest myself in stuff I didn’t give two shits about, just to look cool in other people’s eyes.
tl;dr: Screwattack is amazing and I love each and every one of you. Except you. You know who you are.
Don’t see what all the hate’s about. Sony got hacked, and is doing it’s best to restore it’s servers in a more secure form. This is like blaming someone for tripping. Maybe they should’ve made their security better, but maybe that guy should’ve tied his shoelace. It’s hard to know what’s going to go wrong before it does.
If that guy fell into you, of course you’re going to get angry, but the best thing to do is support that guy and help him back onto his feet. Playing the blame game isn’t going to solve anything here. Sony’s already losing money and customers because of this incident, and bothering them about it isn’t going to help anyone.
It’s always been my dream to have a TV in my room. I have a computer in my room, but it’s just not the same. I suspected the effort required to go downstairs and get everything ready was part of the reason I never played console games anymore. Well, today I finally did it.
Having an extra TV and two siblings who never touch our consoles either helped.
I took the picture to remind myself of this awesomeness if my parents come home, disapprove, and make me take it all into the basement again.
SGC was the best time of my life. I met people I never dreamed of meeting there. All those personalities I had seen on Screwattack, g1s that recognized me from my awesome t-shirt proudly displaying my g1 username as well as the Raon Launcher from Gunbound (which is actually the first placed I used the username “ihatepeace”), and even new people who I happened to meet around the con.
The anticipation, the feeling of actually being there, and the memories are all so…
EDIT: I’ll right out a full description of my time there when I’ve gotten more than 5 hours of sleep.
Right now, I’m nostalgia’ing pretty hard about SGC 2010.
For those of you who don’t know, SGC is a gaming convention held in Dallas, Texas in the big ol’ US of A. That’s a pretty far distance from Ontario, Canada. It’s hosted by Screwattack.com, a gaming website I visit very often, although it’s more focused on entertainment than actual gaming news etc.