Video Game Quotes: Grim Fandango Remastered on Living

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“Nobody knows what’s gonna happen at the end of the line, so you might as well enjoy the trip.”

- Manuel Calavera

One of the greatest point and click adventure games ever made has been remastered and just released yesterday for the PC and PS4/Vita. I have a soft spot for this type of game, going back to Maniac Mansion and Space Quest (and Kings Quest, and Police Quest, of course).

This quote is a particularly colorful take on “enjoying the journey of life.” I know it is easy to get caught up in our own goals, but we need to remember to slow down and enjoy the time spent along the way. This moment is one of a kind, and we are not promised tomorrow. We can all benefit from taking a moment to appreciate the present.

Maybe you find yourself impatient, wondering what to do while you are waiting for that next big event in life. I’ve found that I only feel frustrated or depressed if I focus too much on the future.

Live in the moment, and do those things that you can only do today. One day, you will look back and be glad that you did.

 

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It’s Your Turn: Level 3 – I Hate Educational Video Games

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I personally have a strong distaste for education video games. Actually, I hate them. Here’s why:

Poor execution. The genre of game know “edutainment” suffers from not clearly understanding what it should be.

The worst offenders in this category try way too hard to be educational AND a video game, but end up failing at both. Here’s the real problem –

The Teaching Game Knows That it is a Teaching Tool

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It’s Your Turn: Level 2 – What is Your Quest?

This post is part 2 of the #YourTurnChallenge based on Seth Godin’s book What to Do When It’s Your Turn

Previous Posts: Day 1

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What would you quest for? What is more important to you?

It’s one thing to be willing to die for a cause, but there an entirely different level of commitment required to be willing to live for something.

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It’s Your Turn: Level 1

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2015 is my year.  It’s actually your year as well (in case you don’t know).

It’s time to ship.

Earlier this year I participated in Chris Brogan’s My 3 Word exercise, where participants choose three words to define their year. My words for 2015 are Share, Shift, and Ship.

Anything sound familiar about word #3?

Seth Godin’s book: What To Do When It’s Your Turn (and it’s always your turn) gave me the needed kick in the pants to make my book a reality.

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What Final Fantasy Tactics Teaches Us About Leading Teams

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Teams are an essential part of success in organizations, large and small. Are you a manager leading a team of 9 or less employees? I know exactly how challenging it can be to build and maintain a team this size. The larger the team, the more complex it becomes to manage. For smaller teams, I look to one of my favorite turn based strategy games: Final Fantasy Tactics.

The Best Team Members Are Smarter Than You

Leveling up your characters in Final Fantasy tactics, … Continue reading