Podcast EP 26: Do You Feel Lost Like Konami?

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Konami is going through some crazy things right now. The organization seems to have lost touch with its identity.

Maybe you have felt the same – I know I have.

This episode of the ClassicallyTrained Podcast explores a very practical exercise that you can do to find yourself again.

I also reflect on some of my favorite Konami games.

If you enjoy this episode, let me know, I would love to hear from you.

Also, I appreciate anyone who leaves me a rating and review in iTunes – this will help others find the show!

Mentioned in the Show:

Interview with David Hayter

Interview with Rika Muranaka

I’m excited and honored to be speaking at this year’s Podcast Movement  THE event for podcasters!

Podcast EP 25: Dr. James Rosser Interview

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James C. Rosser, Jr., MD, FACS is a surgeon, educator, scientist, inventor, author, futurist, social advocate, television personality, playwright, video gamer, comic book collector, lover of cinema, and self proclaimed terminal twelve year old.


Join us as we discuss:

  • How he got the nick name “The Nintendo Surgeon”
  • Confronting the erroneous methods of “research” that is often used to connect video games to negative traits
  • The moral imperative tied to video games
  • How video games transcend learning styles and empower knowledge transfer
  • What is Stealth Learning and how it can be used to accelerate learning
  • Dr. Rosser’s study on how playing video games like Super Monkey Ball can actually improve speed and reduce errors in laproscopic surgery
  • Why even serious games need to include fun
  • And more!

Dr Rosser’s Book: Playin’ to Win: A Surgeon, Scientist and Parent Examines the Upside of Video Games

Dr. Rosser’s Research Paper: The Impact of Video Games on Training Surgeons in the 21st Century 

Also available on Amazon :

Buy Mastering The Game: What Video Games Can Teach Us About Success In Life

Intro/Outtro: Playing With Power by Fantomenk, used with permission.

I hope you enjoyed this episode: Dr. James Rosser Interview

Podcast EP 24: Updates Galore

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All sorts of updates galore and exciting news!!

Links to stuff mentioned in this episode:

TEDxBocaRaton

TEDxBocaRaton Jonathan Harrison Video Games Success

Jane McGonigal‘s TED Talks

Mastering The Game: What Video Games Can Teach Us About Success In Life

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What I’ve Been Playing

The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds – Nintendo 3DS

Super Mario Land 3D

Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse

What I’ve Been Reading

The Choose Yourself Guide to Wealth

How the World Sees You: Discover Your Highest Value Through the Science of Fascination

Parenting the QBQ Way, Expanded Edition: How to be an Outstanding Parent and Raise Great Kids Using the Power of Personal Accountability

Why You Must Pursue Your Own Path In The Journey Of Life

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During 4/7-4/11/15 You can get the Kindle version of my book for FREE – HERE

 

The video game Journey from Thatgamecompany was released with the support of Sony Santa Monica. It has quickly become one of my favorite games.

Journey is an interactive parable, an anonymous online adventure to experience a person’s life passage and their intersections with other’s.

While in the desert area of Journey, I encountered another player. I watched as they ran off, and the speed and … Continue reading

Video Game Quotes: Popful Mail on Time

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I’ve got all the time in the world…

– Popful Mail

Time is funny – it spends itself, regardless if you plan to use it or not. So how are you using your time?

Are you always in a hurry, or do you have a sense of ease?

When is the last time that you thought to yourself “I have all the time in the world?”

I personally can’t remember thinking a thought along those lines in over five years.

Maybe more.

Then again, maybe you are waiting. Feeling stuck. If that is you, then here is what you can do in the meantime.

Check back each week for more video game quotes about life and leadership!

Podcast EP 23: Rika Muranaka Interview – Composer: Metal Gear Solid, Silent Hill, Castlevania:SOTN

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Rika Muranaka is an accomplished and established composer. She’s a producer for AAA video games like Metal Gear Solid 1,2,3,4.,Silent Hill and Castlevania: Symphony of the Night.

Join us as we discuss:

  • Which project has been her favorite
  • The story behind the unique sound from Metal Gear Solid that Rika composed for Hideo Kojima
  • The importance of collaboration
  • The exciting new projects Rika is working on (including work with Krayzie Bone of Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, a TV show, and a mobile app!)
  • Who inspires Rika
  • Her best advice to individuals starting out in their career
  • And more!

Follow Rika on Twitter: @unjazzmusic

http://rndentertainmentusa.com/

Buy Mastering The Game: What Video Games Can Teach Us About Success In Life

Background music for Mastering The Game spot:  “La Calahorra” by Rolemusic, used under Creative Commons License.

Intro/Outtro: Playing With Power by Fantomenk, used with permission.

The Book Has Arrived

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After what seems like a lifetime, it is finally here: The paperback version of my book (Kindle version available 3/28).

Mastering The Game: What Video Games Can Teach Us About Success In Life

Here’s what others are saying about the book:

“This book is a great guide for those who are master gamers at home and wish to be as influential and competent at work. You’ll be amazed at how much you already know and how easy it will be to transfer critical business skills after … Continue reading

Video Game Quotes: Metroid on the Past

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My past is not a memory. It’s a force at my back. It pushes and steers. I may not always like where it leads me, but like any story, the past needs resolution. What’s past is prologue.

~ Samus Aran, Metroid Other M

How does your past impact your present?

How have your past experiences shaped who you are today?

While no one wants to be a victim to the terrible or traumatic events in our own past, we must also learn to come to terms with them.

But remember: your past does not have dictate who you are today. We can change. We can overcome. We can be better.

We can choose to make a new start. We can embrace ideas like grace and mercy.

And forgiveness.

Don’t let the weight of your past hold you down.

For more inspirational and motivational video game quotes, check back each week or search the archives.