How Video Games Teach Us How To Succeed

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Video games often get a bad rap for being a waste of time, contributing to antisocial behavior, or even inspiring terrible violence. Often overlooked is their potential as an unrivaled source of learning and an untapped mechanism for teaching life principles.

In fact, I believe that many people who enjoy video games are routinely practicing desirable traits that can lead to real world success, if they are correctly applied. The one trait that is … Continue reading

Video Game Quotes: Resident Evil 4 on Money

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“Faith in money will lead you nowhere…”

–  Leon S. Kennedy, Resident Evil 4

Video game quotes to motivate and inspire, found on ClassicallyTrained.net – Life & Leadership Lessons from Classic Video Games. Want more? Free book of quotes from the Final Fantasy game series – Click HERE.

Want to take things further? Check out Mastering The Game: What Video Games Can Teach Us About Success In Life

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5 Lessons In Fatherhood From The Video Game Journey

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The video game Journey by ThatGameCompany is one of the most amazing video games that I have ever played… and you can trust me, I have played thousands of different video games.

At its heart, the video game is a metaphor for the Hero’s Journey framework that many narratives capture, both ancient and modern. The call to adventure, a challenge or ordeal, transformation, and the hero’s return. It’s the story of Homer’s Odyssey, Lord of the Rings, Star … Continue reading

5 Lessons I Learned From Florida Supercon 2015

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South Florida Supercon is Miami’s largest comic, video game, and general geek celebration. This year there were over 51,000 in attendance, and I had the pleasure of speaking to an awesome group of people at this event on Saturday June 27th. I want to start by thanking Mike Broder, Sarina, and the entire team of individuals taking this year’s event to the next level – Well done!

This was my 2nd year … Continue reading

Connecting the Dots – Video Games and Learning Pt 2

This is part 2 of Connecting the Dots, for part one go HERE

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Concept Three: You Can Learn Without Knowing It

What excites me about the potential for learning principles from video games, is the possibility it can be done without the learner even being actively aware that they are learning.

In a previous post, I detailed a problem solving approach that discovers how many difficult problems may already … Continue reading

Connecting the Dots – Video Games and Learning Pt 1

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This post is an excerpt from the book Mastering The Game: What Video Games Can Teach Us About Success In Life

When I asked best-selling author Simon Sinek what he had learned from video games, he offered an interesting reply: “It’s difficult to know where our lessons come from.” Part of what I believe makes understanding where learning comes from it so difficult is that it … Continue reading

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

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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 intention … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

Replay of Mastering The Game Q & A with GDL Entertainment

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Special thanks to Chris Hatala of GDL Entertainment for having me on his show – he asks some really great questions as we dig into content from Mastering The Game: What Video Games Can Teach Us About Success In Life – check out the video HERE

Be sure to check out the official Games Done Legit Website for information about their professional gaming event services and more … Continue reading

Mastering The Game: Introduction

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I’m so excited to share with you the introduction chapter to my new book – Mastering The Game: What Video Games Can Teach Us About Success In Life. The full book will be available in March 2015 on Amazon. To stay updated on launch date and more, please subscribe here or on the book’s site: allegamy.com.

Now please enjoy the Introduction chapter from Mastering The Game: What Video Games Can … Continue reading