January 31, 2015
We delighted to catch up with Abdallah aka ‘Abdallah Smash 026’ (an accomplished YouTuber known also as AbdallahNation), on everything Nintendo. Enjoy and leave your comments below.
Can you tell us a bit about yourself?
I am 27, I am a retail manager in a very well respected retail chain over here in the United States. I work there between 45 and 50 hours a week and in my free time I do YouTube as a second job or supplemental income, obviously you guys have seen my YouTube Channel AbdallahSmash026 – we just broke the 128,000 subscribers mark recently so we have quite the following. My channel just primarily revolves around Nintendo GamePlay so I’m just waiting for Nintendo to do more online stuff so I can use your app more and then you guys can incorporate more Nintendo stuff aside from the Xbox and Playstation which your app is primarily known for, especially Battlefield, I know a lot of people use your app for that.
So yeah, I live on my own, I’m married, we have our own house, I have the basement to myself where I can do my recordings. I’m a hardworker, since school. I’m generally a fun guy to hang around with.
(Editor Note: He is also well known as AbdallahNation)
Do you have any nicknames?
For the 7th year in a row, Global Game Jam is hosting the world’s largest hackathon (A marathon for gaming developers) where over 25k developers are coming together for one weekend in almost 500 locations worldwide to build games. This year the event takes place on the 23rd-25th January.
It’s a great opportunity to not only help inspire the next generation of programmers, but a chance for some of the best, smartest and most entertaining developers to gain international exposure to the rest of the gaming world.
Wewanaplay (a Birmingham, UK based gaming company) are planning to livestream the entire event from over 40 different Jamming locations around the world. Each team will be showcasing their event for an hour, helping to bring together the entire game developing community for the very first time on one channel. It’s a great way to showcase how different cultures tackle the challenge and show that even when we are miles apart, we can still come together for great reasons.
Deepak Pathak, WewanaPlay CEO mentioned “With places like Costa Rica, Jamica and Taiwan getting involved it’s going to be fantastic not just to watch the amazing games they create but also feel like you have travelled the world in one weekend.”