Free Game Friday – May

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Free Game Friday

I want to give you my video games.

For free.

Sort of.

Each month, I’ll be giving away a retro video game, mailed to one luckly individual’s house, at no cost to you.

Last month @TheFresherest (via Twitter) won Ms. Pacman for the Sega Genesis.

This month’s Free Game Friday is Punchout!! for the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES).

Here are the two steps you need to take to enter:

1. Leave a … Continue reading

Who is Your Player 2? Part 2 – Rival Challenger

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In part one of this series, we took a quick look at the social aspect of gaming, and the importance of selecting the most suited type of Player 2 for cooperative gaming.

We also discussed some practical ways that we can cultivate the traits in ourselves that will take us down a path to being a more generous, loyal, and skillful person in how … Continue reading

The Best Quotes from Final Fantasy About Life & Leadership

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I love Quotes
I love Video Games
I love Final Fantasy
I love Personal Development

You are reading something that was inevitable.
This is a work of love, and my hope is that it will inspire in you a drive to succeed; encouragement to hang on; and the opportunity to reflect on the things that matter most in life.

As long as we learn, we are growing.

Never stop.

Jon D HarrisonContinue reading

Who is Your Player 2? Part 1 – Fellow Traveler

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Some of my very best memories of gaming (and current fun as well) involve other players. There was something really special about the multiplayer games of the 80’s and 90’s. To start with, all the players had to be in the same room, usually using the same TV screen to play.

A Bluetooth headset and online gaming just does not capture the fun of playing a game in the same room as your … Continue reading

Happy Easter!

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Happy Easter from us here at ClassicallyTrained!

In appropriate fashion, I thought I’d share with you Tyler Larson’s The 8-Bit Hymnal 3 (Easter Edition) for your Easter/Gaming Inspired listening pleasure (it’s free, but I’m sure donations are appreciated).

I hope you enjoy listening to 8 bit style renditions of classics such as:
Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee and The Old Rugged Cross.

Free Game Friday – April

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Free Game Friday

I want to give you my video games.

For free.

Sort of.

Each month, I’ll be giving away a retro video game, mailed to one luckly individual’s house, at no cost to you.

So if you are interested, here is what you need to do to enter:

1. Leave a comment below about your favorite post from
2. Share this post on Twitter or Facebook

The winner will be … Continue reading

Ben Franklin: Calendar Assassin

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Before flying kites in nasty weather to experiment with electricity, appearing in Scibblenauts Unlimited, Day of the Tentacle, or Assassin’s Creed III, Ben Franklin was a busy little guy, teaching himself to read Spanish, French, Italian, and Latin; opening the first fire house in the soon to be U.S., and many other public service projects in his residence of Philadelphia.

So how did he manage to get so … Continue reading

Why You Need to Be a Freak Like Tempest

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This special post is in honor of Owner, bestselling author, and all around cool guy Chris Brogan’s Birthday. Here’s to many more! – Check out Chris’ site here and pick up his must read book – The Freaks Shall Inherit the Earth: Entrepreneurship for Weirdos, Misfits, and World Dominators

As an arcade game, Tempest was a bit of a freak.

Let’s figure out why.

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It was among … Continue reading