Thanksgiving: Restoring Your HP & MP

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Living in the U.S., it’s pretty natural to celebrate Thanksgiving – but I think no matter where you live, we all have this in common: we have a lot to be thankful for, and there are many times that we do not express or even think about all that we do have.

Here are some silly little things that I am thankful for as someone who enjoys video games:

Podcast: Interview with Simon Sinek

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In today’s ClassicallyTrained podcast, I am excited to share with you my interview with Simon Sinek –  best selling author and thought leader.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • The upside of video games
  • Simon’s visit to Nintendo headquarters
  • Why safety matters in gaming and innovation
  • An important key to success that Simon has noticed due to video game

Additional Resources:

Simon Sinek’s Books:

Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action

Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’’t

Simon Sinek’s Website:

startwithwhy.com

Twitter:HERE

Facebook:HERE

Simon Sinek’s TED Talks

Why Good Leaders Make You Feel Safe

How Great Leaders Inspire Action

To Download a copy of the Transcript of the interview with Simon Sinek, click here:  Click Here for Transcript

(Access to my other bonuses included as well!)

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Finding Meaning – Robin Williams Video Games and Zelda

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It’s often sad to hear of a person’s unexpected passing, life is short, no matter how long it lasts.

I was reminded of this yet again with the passing of Robin Williams yesterday. Now, I’ll admit, while I was not the biggest Robin Williams fan, I really did enjoy much of his work. Of course there are many areas where my views about the world differ, but I enjoyed many of his great performances, … Continue reading

1st World Gamer Problems


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“I wish I had your problems.”

Have you ever thought something like this?

Did you know that someone out there is probably thinking that very thought about YOU?

The more we “have” in life, it seems, the more trivial our problems can become.

1st World Gamer Problems

 

  • I’ve got too many games, I don’t know which one to play.
  • I master the offline mode, only to get slaughtered online.
  • I memorize … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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?

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