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.
Continue reading “Helden sterben nicht <3”
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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Over time, a lot of things just accumulate in your life. Whether it is random stuff, gifts you received or even extra responsibilities that came your way, it is often difficult to part ways with them.
Continue reading “Purging my life”
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.
Continue reading “The Power of Positivity in Gaming”
It’s just the beginning of 2018 and I am already missing deadlines. Feels like one of those moments in a game when you have a wave of enemies coming your way and you just accidentally drank some poison instead of a health potion.
Continue reading “We are those who play”
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.
Continue reading “Dealing with my party goblin”
Sometimes I think that at work we desperately want to pretend we are heroes and play a game of some kind.
Continue reading “All hands on deck!!!”