They will sell us cardboard and we will buy it

One of the biggest things I am looking forward to in the near future is playing games with my daughter. Although she is starting to play with toys, things will really get interesting when she starts understanding more complex rules and systems. And obviously, so of these will be mobile and video games.

But you don’t really want kids to be playing TOO much with a massive screen in front of their face, so I am really excited about what Nintendo just announced today. Some people are saying that it is an early April Fools joke, but I’m not buying that explanation.

Nintendo has a history of coming up with crazy devices that casual gamers just eat up. That’s why I can’t wait to try out Nintendo Labo. Just watch the video here before you read on:

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How a Facebook ad used nostalgia to make me download a mobile game

Although it is hard to believe, I have been a gamer for over 25 years. Starting on the Commodore 64 in the early 90s, moving onto a Windows 95 machine, first console experience with the first Playstation, and all the way through the modern consoles, mobile phones to desktop gaming.

It has been quite a ride and one of the games that has really stuck with me was Counter-Strike, which originally came out in 2000. Although the modern incarnation of that game is still being played, I still have very fond memories of playing the game with my buddies in LAN gaming bars.

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How a video game helped change my opinion of meditation

I used to believe meditation was something only for special people. I couldn’t possible do that! Well, a few months back I was proven wrong thanks to a simple technique I learned and continue practice to this day.

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Helden sterben nicht <3

When a young person dies, the first thing I tend to think about is all the lost potential. What could they have become? What life could they have lived? So, when I heard about a young man my age, who died very suddenly late last year, I was brought to tears by some of his final words.

Dennis Hawelka was a german professional esports player. While most pro esports players start in their teens, Dennis did not begin playing professionally until his late twenties but he quickly grew to prominence under the name “INTERNETHULK” as a great League of Legends and Starcraft player until finally playing and later coaching pro teams in my favorite game Overwatch. He suddenly passed away in November 2017.

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How I learned to live with scratches

I used to live with an intense fear of damaging or scratching any and all of my new gadgets or stuff. Whether it was my brand new phone or those beautiful shiny new Airpods. This is the story of how I learned to live with scratches and scars in my life.

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The Power of Positivity in Gaming

 

One thing that tends to characterize online gaming is a lot of swearing and finger pointing. It is easier to blame others than to look at your own faults.

And the games truly reinforce this behavior. Whether they are modern military shooters or fantasy lands, most games are filled with destruction and violence. But I think that there is one popular game that goes against the grain at least a bit. That game is Overwatch.

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Dealing with my party goblin

It is hard to admit but in another life, I could have ended up as an alcoholic or drug addict. This is why it did not happen.

I have a very addictive personality. If something pleasurable comes along, I latch onto it and repeat the behavior. Although I would prefer to believe that everybody is like this, I will just speak for myself here.

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