And Welcome... (Back)

"Saturday Morning Arcade is a journal where five people list and briefly discuss the games they've finished in 2010.

The name originally was what I would call my electronic music duo if I were to ever attempt to start one. Instead, it has become the name of this project a few friends and myself set out to do. This is coming off the recent barrage of countless video game blogs and internet message board posts listing their top games of the year, and even the decade.

Around this time, I too attempt to recall what I have played over the past 365 days. The problem is by Q4, with the mass amount of titles to come out , I quickly forget what I actually played over the summer, let alone from the first few months of the new year. A simple remedy would be found in a post Stephen Totilo made in which he listed the games he finished in 2009. Just the idea of having an end all be all list at the end of the year would make figuring out personal games of the year a lot more easier. Plus, who knows what else would come out of this as it progresses.

Rather than remembering everything I touched in 2009, playing blogger and recording everything in 2010 sounds a lot more fun. Each time one of us finishes a game, you can expect a quick impression regarding the experience.

So here's to a experimental year, and hopefully it goes on past January".

-Jaren Wade, Saturday Morning Arcade Blogger, 01/05/2010


We're coming up on the three year anniversary of that blogpost, and I guess the creation of Saturday Morning Arcade. Since then, SMA has shifted its focus from a videogame journal in 2010, to a videogame podcast and more traditional blog in 2011. 2012 for us was more or less non-existent. I personally apologize for that - not only to you the SMA reader, but the rest of the SMA contributors. Real life sometimes gets in the way of stuff, and things you like sometimes feel like they're chores. But rest assured, we're back. Hopefully in Pog form as well.

Now you may be wondering, what exactly is Saturday Morning Arcade now. We're still a videogame blog that's for sure. Our goal is to simply deliver you fun and hopefully informative content in the form of videos, written articles and lovely podcasts. We currently have five contributors: Matt, Rakush, Julian, Mark and Myself with a few friends that pop their heads in every now and then. While we are planning to launch our own website in the upcoming year, we are currently using Tumblr/Blogger as a temporary portal to share the content we're coming up with along the way. These are our journals of sorts, which makes the whole thing feel full circle again. Classy ain't it.

We'll be reposting the content that we've released in the past few weeks, a majority of them are video features with a few written pieces as well. Our videos include:

-…In 30 Seconds: Short and sweet. In 30 seconds, we want to give you a bite sized taste of a game. These are quick montages showcasing different aspects of a specific game.

-15 Minutes of Game: When 30 seconds just isn't enough. The challenge here is to show you as much of the game as we can in 15 minutes. While it's more informative than In 30 Seconds, it can get just as chaotic.

-The Couch Warmers: When 15 minutes just isn't enough. The Couch Warmers takes more in-depth looks at games, paying greater attention to their specific modes and gameplay. Things may get a little weird though.

-Let's Play: It's like you're playing the whole game yourself! Except we're the ones actually playing and making all the crucial decisions. Plus we're giving our own sweet sweet commentary along the way. Yes, let's.

-SMA Title Fight: The SMA Championship is a videogame blog world heavyweight championship owned by Saturday Morning Arcade. It was established under SMA in 2012. Championship reigns are determined by videogame multiplayer matches, in which competitors are involved in scripted and non-scripted rivalries. Oh yeah. Coming soon brother.

We also have written content such as "In This Blog, I Comment On Every Game I played In 2012", as well as any news pieces we find worth posting. Our Game of the Year lists are being posted in the upcoming weeks, along with dedicated year in review podcast. Speaking of which, we do plan on bringing back our podcast in full force and making it more accessible for our listeners.

That's pretty much it for now. We want to thank you for checking us out, and want to give you reasons to continue doing so. Here's to a great year.

-Saturday Morning Arcade out.