Khaled rambles technology, tea/coffee, consumer rights and other interest from Saudi Arabia

September 15, 2010

Been a while

Filed under: General — Tags: , , — Khaled A. @ 2:17 am

It’s been a while since I last rambled about anything. Hope your Ramadan and Eid was good!

I’ve been concentrating my free time on SaudiMac so you will probably find more of my posts there (that and Starcraft 2). I will continue rambling here of course. Thanks for still reading this website of mine.

July 31, 2010

Hey Blizzard, you have customers in the Middle East!

Filed under: Saudigamer — Tags: , , — Khaled A. @ 12:56 pm

This is frustrating for Blizzard customers in Saudi Arabia. I’ve been a World of Warcraft subscriber for a few years and now I want to buy the Authenticator from the Blizzard store but I can’t because they do not ship to Saudi Arabia. Seriously Blizzard?? You can ship to India (and others listed on their site) but nothing for customers in the Middle East?

And don’t get me started on Starcraft 2, if I wanted to play at crap lag I need to play on EU servers and buy the EU game and if I want to play with people I know in the US (and crappier lag) I need to pay AGAIN. Seriously? What part of INTERNET do you not get Blizzard?

June 13, 2010

Who cares about the World Cup? Watch this instead. Extremely funny short movie

Filed under: Videos — Tags: , , , — Khaled A. @ 6:47 pm

Are you familiar with the Captain Tsubasa (キャプテン翼, Kyaputen Tsubasa, Captain Majid) videogames on the Nintendo SNES? Here’s an awesome spoof titled “Q8 Striker” from Kuwait. Even if you don’t understand the text you should watch it now!

Let’s start:

Here’s part 2:

Big thanks to Shinryoma for sharing it.

December 23, 2009

SaudiGamer: Huge PC games sale on Steam

Filed under: Saudigamer — Tags: , , — Khaled A. @ 12:55 pm

You need to hurry up, the offer will end in about 31 hours!

Steam is having a huge sale on their games! Torchlight is half priced at $9.99, GTA 4 for $7.50, Mirror’s Edge for $4.99 and many many more! Visit the official Steam promotion page here.

Steam Game Sales monitors sales on Steam as well.

This is a great time to buy original games instead of pirating them. Software piracy is high in Saudi Arabia so it’s a good opportunity to spend money on these games and support the developers.

You might need to change your billing address to an Aramex or myUS address.

October 16, 2009

PlayStation Gamers Day in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Filed under: Saudigamer — Tags: , , , , — Khaled A. @ 4:22 pm

The second Sony PlayStation Gamers Day in Saudi Arabia will be held between October 21st to 23rd in Riyadh. You can register to attend the event here. Via True Gaming.

You can find more info from the first PlayStation Gamers Day at this page.

September 19, 2009

Saudigamer twitter account

Filed under: Saudigamer — Tags: , — Khaled A. @ 4:49 pm

Quick FYI: I have given the @saudigamer Twitter account to @dubayan who currently have podcast. will still take you to this section of my site.

July 30, 2009

Watch BlizzCon 2009 live stream

Filed under: Saudigamer — Tags: , , , — Khaled A. @ 9:02 pm


It’s almost time for Blizzard’s BlizzCon 2009 and this year they actually offered a method for international customers to watch the events. It’ll cost about $39 though. Here’s what you get:

* Exclusive interviews and commentary

* Main stage presentations including opening ceremony

* Tournament coverage and team highlights

* BlizzCon 2009-exclusive World of Warcraft in-game pet, Grunty the Murloc Marine.

Hey, A little Murloc Marine never hurts! BlizzCon 2009 live stream will be aired August 21-22, 2009 and you can find more information about it from Blizzard’s site.

May 30, 2009

SaudiGamer returns

Filed under: Saudigamer — Tags: , — Khaled A. @ 10:59 am


SaudiGamer: 2001-2005. You thought it’s over? But it’s not. is back and one letter shorter!

March 27, 2009

Lots of Wii news, still no Saudi Arabia distributor

Filed under: Saudigamer — Tags: , , — Khaled A. @ 2:01 pm

If you care about the Nintendo Wii, here’s some GDC 2009 news:

As we said before, Nintendo is still ignoring the Saudi Arabia market with their DS and Wii. Most of the devices sold here are gray market and have no warranty.

Make sure to check WiiPod, one of the best Arabic blogs about the Nintendo Wii! Too bad Nintendo isn’t interested in the Middle East.

March 23, 2009

The new

Filed under: Saudigamer — Tags: , , — Khaled A. @ 1:11 am

If you are playing World of Warcraft, a classic Blizzard game or planning on buying any of the new Blizzard games (Diablo 3, Starcraft 2). Then make sure you are registered on


You can “merge” your World of Warcraft accounts with it as well. Unfortunatly it is restricted to American World of Warcraft accounts. European are “Coming Soon! The World of Warcraft account merge process is not yet available in your region”.

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