Gaming in a War Zone

Discussion in '3DS - Games & Content' started by rbasous, Dec 11, 2012.

  1. rbasous
    OP

    rbasous Member

    Newcomer
    23
    12
    Nov 19, 2008
    United States
    Dunno if it's the right place to share this .

    I just want to share my EXP

    I live in Syria Arab republic .
    if you hadn't heard of it, it's a war zone country now .
    there a huge revolution going on here .
    and we have nothing of the life essentials
    no bread , no fuel , no gas , no water for most of the day
    and no electricity
    I'm a 30 years old guy , work in a bank ,
    and i only have my 3DS now ,
    all i can do is playing with my Nintendo handleled the whole day .
    no one can walk the streets after 4 PM
    army , snipers , soldiers everywhere
    it's the real Call of Duty here
    I never had that free time , but now i'm just beating game after game and I wait for the Electricity second by second so i can charge my DS and play again
    my device is on power saving mode and lowest brightness all the time
    I forgot how pretty the original screen colors were
    and when i get the chance i surf the net and read about the WII U wish i can only dream of now
    citizens here aren't getting Visas to any other country
    all i can do is staying here and downloading new 3DS games when i can and charging my batteries for an hour a day

    i think im a really nintendo game gamer fan after all .
     
    raulpica, zRussian, Kyouhei and 9 others like this.
  2. wojiaolsya

    wojiaolsya Member

    Newcomer
    37
    5
    Dec 11, 2012
    Switzerland
    Jiang xi
    :wacko: call of duty .... I have never see a gun .I'm a chinese
     
  3. wojiaolsya

    wojiaolsya Member

    Newcomer
    37
    5
    Dec 11, 2012
    Switzerland
    Jiang xi
    You can buy a Mobile Power Pack :lol: over 30000 mAh
     
  4. Ace Overclocked

    Ace Overclocked My CPU's hot but my core runs cold.

    Member
    2,107
    288
    Jul 30, 2010
    Italy
    Somewhere
    Good luck bro, hang in there. At least you have the luxury of gaming in these times and i bet many others don't.
    The idiot below needs to die a horrible death.
    [​IMG]
     
    nukeboy95 likes this.
  5. FAST6191

    FAST6191 Techromancer

    pip Reporter
    23,023
    8,734
    Nov 21, 2005
    About all I can do here is wish you luck in making it through. I should note that some fairly basic electronics (which you might even be able to pull out of a dead device) can make things like a mintyboost http://www.ladyada.net/make/mintyboost/ or other voltage converter- the DS only needs 5V which is fairly easily made from many things and common enough to have loads of voltage handling devices make it.
     
  6. xwatchmanx

    xwatchmanx GBAtemp's (Un)Ironic Weeaboo

    Member
    6,310
    2,193
    Feb 13, 2012
    United States
    Pittsboro, NC
    This is video games at its finest: Providing an escape into fantastical adventures, when real life just gets flat-out too difficult to bear at times. I wish you the best of luck. :)
     
  7. Sicklyboy

    Sicklyboy Resident Mechanical Keyboard Addict

    Global Moderator
    5,696
    4,614
    Jul 15, 2009
    United States
    [̲̅$̲̅(̲̅ ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°̲̅)̲̅$̲̅]
    Man, good luck and I hope you stay safe. It's good that you have something to pass the time at least.

    Remember though, real life doesn't have a respawn point like Call of Duty does. Once you're down...
     
    xwatchmanx likes this.
  8. DarkraiHunter

    DarkraiHunter GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    116
    20
    Sep 18, 2010
    Pakistan
    Elsewhere
    Know that feel. :(
    Life here isn't as bad as it is over there but it certainly isn't a walk in the park either, thankfully though the situation is improving(ever so slowly).
    I remember when there used to be 3-6 bomb blasts a day, the curfews, the firing, the killing... Schools, colleges, universities would be closed and taken over by the army to be used as base camps.
    But then again, this isn't about me.
    You're doing a great job by getting a break from the harsh reality surrounding you, and it's heart warming to know that a gaming console is what's to thank. I am pretty sure Ninty would be proud to hear that one of their creations is helping you through this difficult time.
    Good luck. Stay safe, stay strong, and most importantly, stay alive.
     
    xwatchmanx likes this.
  9. tofast4u

    tofast4u GBAtemp Fan

    Member
    435
    61
    Dec 2, 2012
    United States
    I recommend playing some Phoenix Wright games, they are awesome and good time wasters.
     
  10. Foxi4

    Foxi4 On the hunt...

    pip Reporter
    23,506
    21,415
    Sep 13, 2009
    Poland
    Gaming Grotto
    Your post reminded me of this:
    [​IMG]

    Very inspiring story, but remember to stay on your guard even when you're paying games. Good luck to you, fellow gamer! Gamers Gonna Game, no matter the circumstances. ;)
     
    DarkraiHunter and xwatchmanx like this.
  11. JazzCat.CL

    JazzCat.CL GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    140
    15
    Dec 15, 2012
    Cote d'Ivoire
    Wow dude, really tough. Good luck there, and if you can let us know about how is your life going.
     
  12. Skixy

    Skixy Fight me.

    Member
    2,329
    2,170
    Dec 14, 2011
    United States
    Away from you.
    Aw man. Good luck. Stay strong. At least you're able to enjoy your time a bit, trying not to think about the shooting and all that.
    Stay safe, i wish the best for you.
     
  13. The Milkman

    The Milkman GBATemp's Official Asshat Milkman

    Member
    3,471
    1,111
    Jan 12, 2011
    United States
    Throwing milk at the bitches!
    Am I the only one wondering why his flag is set to US?
     
  14. xwatchmanx

    xwatchmanx GBAtemp's (Un)Ironic Weeaboo

    Member
    6,310
    2,193
    Feb 13, 2012
    United States
    Pittsboro, NC
    It's the default flag when you sign up. A lot of people don't even notice and don't bother changing it.
     
  15. The Milkman

    The Milkman GBATemp's Official Asshat Milkman

    Member
    3,471
    1,111
    Jan 12, 2011
    United States
    Throwing milk at the bitches!
    Ahhh ok.
     
  16. Ron

    Ron somehow a weeb now.

    Member
    2,840
    388
    Dec 10, 2009
    Canada
    here
    Wow, I don't really know what to say, besides good luck, stay safe, and stay positive.
     
    xwatchmanx likes this.
  17. oxenh

    oxenh The most unknown member of GBAtemp

    Member
    273
    39
    Sep 1, 2008
    Cote d'Ivoire
    Good luck ,stay alive and safe.
    Someday the war will end...
     
  18. tofast4u

    tofast4u GBAtemp Fan

    Member
    435
    61
    Dec 2, 2012
    United States
    Its obviously because he loves America so much :).
     
    xwatchmanx likes this.