[Journalist Kareem Shaheen was attending at GAMES 2008 convention in Dubai, and asked us if we fancied writing anything about gaming in the Middle East. And we said HELL YES, as we like capital letters very much. And here it is. It also made us think think that a kind of world tour of gaming may be a good idea, which we’ll continue when we can twist other journalists into writing about their locale.]
We need games. What else are you supposed to do in the sweltering heat of midday on a July afternoon in a Middle Eastern city like Dubai? Surely if you wish to avoid organ failure you wouldn’t seek out field sports with the high approaching 50 degrees. Even the beach isn’t feasible. Ergo, a lot of us like to stay inside.
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