Hidden In Plain Sight: Mike Tyson’s PunchOut!! Secret for Your Life

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Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out!! was such a great game to play on the Nintendo Entertainment System.

It had all the right features: detailed graphics, exciting music, responsive controls, and memorable characters (Except the ones that I forgot in this head-to-head Video Game Trivia battle with Wired Editor Chris Kohler).

 Best of all, this game is a ton of fun to play.

While still in our youth, my friend Derek McCloud and I played countless rounds on his copy … Continue reading

Video Game Quotes: Rambo On Taking Action

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“But it’s up to you. The game doesn’t start until you say yes.”

– Colonel Trautman, Rambo (NES)

Ok, Rambo on the NES is a pretty terrible game. But this quote is just awesome. Life requires us to make a move before things happen. We often cannot control when things end, but we can have a say as to when the begin.

Sure there are times when we are forced to wait (here’s a few things you can do while stuck on life’s loading screens), but we are still accountable for taking action.

The Mindfluence Revolution Podcast mentions the idea that “Action ends dissatisfaction,” and when we take steps to pursue our dreams, we find that we are much happier – even in the face of challenge.

Personally, being stuck or stagnant is the worse state to be in.

So what are you waiting for? Get started today.

The game doesn’t start until you say yes.

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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.

It’s easy to stand … Continue reading

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 comment below … Continue 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 friends – it is … Continue reading

Don’t Miss the Best Bubble Bobble Remix Ever Made

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I’ve always had music tastes that were a bit outside the popular music scope – sadly there are many groups that I love whose names would draw blank stares from many strangers (and most of my friends, too).

I’m O.K. with that, except that often the very talented individuals behind the music deserve far more attention than is often granted.

I better stop before I start really sounding like some kind of arrogant hipster (no offense to the arrogant … Continue reading

The Life Changing Time Management Technique You Can Learn From Tetris

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Tetris is a timeless classic.

Millions have indulged an obsession with dropping blocks to form an unbroken line. Even before Angry Birds and Candy Crush, non-gamers and gamers alike knew Tetris. Over 125,000 Million copies of the game have been sold.

Tetris is pretty amazing. It’s applications are near endless.

For example, did you know that Tetris can:

Help you stick to your diet? 

Help overcome Post Traumatic Stress Disorder?

Help strengthen, and even grow grey matter in your brain? … Continue reading

Game Shelf: Mega Man 2 NES

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This is the heading where I will share with you some of my favorite games. This is not a formal review, as much is it is a commentary on what games I have really enjoyed playing.

Do you have a game that you just love going back to and replaying? When you think back to a game that has a lot of good memories for you, what game comes to mind?

For me, … Continue reading