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Gandor The Drunk Solo RPGing: A Micro Film

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I made this video in hopes of capturing that feeling of what it feels like versus what it is like. I play the role of Gandor the drunk, and the story is you follow him into the tower of great tales. Then it turns to him soloing any RPG you want him to play while he gets drunk and eventually passes out. It’s me Anthony but I'm role playing as Gandor. If that makes sense to you Not sure how your sessions are, but this is accurate to mine. Art imitates life or vice versa.  Getting in the right mindset With playing an RPG you must get in that creative mindset. Let your imagination roam free so you can picture yourself as your character in that fictitious world. Anything is possible. The buildup before a session can really set the tone for the rest of the game. Not saying you have to find a wizard’s robe like I did or to have the right music playing. These things do add to the whole experience. But make yourself comfortable inside your own head. At firs

Does Online Play Bring Us Closer Or Pull Us Apart?

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Online gaming has bridged the gap between playing with others without having to leave the house. As convenient as it may be, it may be leading to less social interactions. I feel like online gaming really took off when both PS3 and Xbox 360 launched. The previous generation of consoles was setting up online capabilities, but they were in their infancy at the time. With current-gen consoles, we are in the full swing on online gaming. Online gaming connects people PC was the king of online play. But that what to be expected since they were capable of being connected to the internet, I could only imagine all the kids during the NES era wishing they could co-op a game with someone that wasn't in their home. Because having company over wasn't always an option.  I have siblings. My brother and sister. My brother is four years younger and sister is thirteen younger. Having siblings to play with replaced the need for anyone else. An only child wouldn't have t

Three Luck Based Games I Don't Like

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First off, I'm no gambler. I place safe bets I'm almost guaranteed to win. I've been to a few casinos and have left empty handed every time. Luck is never on my side.  I call myself a strategist, but my W/L record on most games would say otherwise. But, I feel with luck out of the equation, strategy and skill take precedence. Chess is a prime example of those two combining. I'm not good at chess by the way. Classic family board games like Monopoly or Sorry probably have some hidden strategy to them; I won't find out myself. What I do know is they are heavily based on luck. The roll of a die or luck of the draw. This isn't Yu-Gi-Oh, so I don't believe in the heart of the cards. Doesn't stop me from saying it. Three games come to mind that I don't like because luck is involved. 1. Battleship Classic Battleship by Hasbro. A few weeks ago, my girlfriend and I pulled that game out from the closet. As we watched Shameless we play

Ace Combat: The Only Way To Get Me To Fly

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Let's be real here for a second. I'm scared shitless of flying. The first time on a plane I was like a cat in a car. Not only that, but I didn't know planes gave me motion sickness.  I'm 30,000 ft in the air nauseous and terrified to death. What made it worse was we were flying over a storm, so the turbulence was intense. I nearly broke my girlfriend's hand from squeezing it.  I'm man enough to admit how terrified I was. No shame because so many others are just afraid. I faced my fears and got on the plane. The movies always make it seem like it's no big deal, just a sky bus. I was very wrong. Never been more wrong in my life. The trip to Las Vegas was worth the flight.  Now on the way back it wasn't. I sat between two strangers because the way the seating was set up my girlfriend and I were split up. She sat directly behind me. The guy to my right slept the whole time like we weren't going 400 mph above the clouds. The guy to my l

Drinking: You Can't Stop After One

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I can't help myself sometimes. No, I'm not an alcoholic by any means. Sorry for those that are. I'm just saying that it's crazy how after one you crave another. Like you can't stop. Oh wait... That's what an addict says. Anyways, I've noticed lately I've been more responsible with my drinking. Tonight, I ate before partaking in drinking. How responsible of me. Don't scoff at me. I tried. Some thought was put into what I was doing.  Not like you've never made a mistake and drank too much and accidentally got drunk then shit yourself while vomiting at the same time.  Wait ... That never happened to me. Or did it? I'll never tell. Who am I kidding? I did. It was at that moment I knew something was wrong. My girlfriend was banging hard on that bathroom door to make sure I was fine. No doubt I lied and said yes. She knows the truth now. After she smelled the shame emanating from beyond the door.  Don't worry

For The Record: Who I Write For

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I want to make it somewhat clear who I write for. I write for gamers and those trying to kill even the smallest amount of time. I worked 9-5 jobs. Part-time to Full-time, I understand what you are going through. All I want from my readers is for them to have an escape from life. Sounds intense but not that much. While I worked these dead-end jobs, I imagined all the things I wished I was doing instead. Video producing, gaming, drinking, anything but being trapped inside a warehouse or cubicle. I would imagine if your reading this your probably supposed to be doing something else. That's ok. This blog is for you. You're reading a blog about gaming and drinking so I’m sure you're procrastinating. You've reached the bottom of the barrel doing whatever it takes to escape. If you are reading this using your leisure time, I thank you. If you don't drink and you read this, I thank you. Anyone who reads this post or even better, all of the blog, I

Video Game Graphics Are Only One Piece Of The Puzzle

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Do graphics really matter? Isn't story king? For me, graphics are only part of the equation when it comes to a  good game.  What makes a game good is subjective. But graphics alone should not determine a game's worth.  My dad, for example, grew up in a time when Asteroids or DigDug were the hot new games. Look at how primitive those look. One step above stick and hoop. Or stick and ball.  To me, that says something about the connection between his youth and the games he played during. As games have evolved with better graphics, immersive gameplay, and online capabilities he still goes back to what he is familiar with. We all do that from time to time. Something from our childhood tends to be better than something current. No matter how bad it may be compared to today's standards.  I grew up during a time when sprites were being replaced with polygons. The new era of gaming was unfolding in front of me and the quality of the graphics was emphasized

Bud Ice Is Everywhere

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Bud Ice has been a staple in my drinking diet. It's cheap, doesn't taste that bad , and is sold everywhere. The problem is everyone else has figured that out. What I noticed recently is the number of cans that are littered everywhere. Just copious amounts of cans everywhere.  Parking lots, driveways, parks, lakes, playgrounds, everywhere. What does that say of the people that enjoy this near piss tasting drink?  A lot actually. Makes us seem like lower class people.  Unfortunately, the people drinking Bud Ice probably aren't reading blogs, getting on the internet, or even know what a blog is. I need to change my life around if I'm getting lumped into this group. But, that won't be easy to do. Bud Ice served 40oz's at a time is the way to go. I'm currently drinking it in the can. Lowly 12oz's at a time. The third can is sitting by me waiting on me to crack it open and enjoy that plastic tasting piss.  Something about the 12oz cans is off.

Two Reasons Why I Hate Steam

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Steam is great. I use the client more often these past few months than ever before. It's easy to underestimate how much content is on there, for free at that. That's one of the reasons I fucking hate Steam.  History Steam is a distribution hub for gaming, video streaming, and all around social network. Developed by Valve Corporation in 2003, this platform looks to be growing and not going away anytime soon. What it is best known for is all the titles it offers from the amazing Dota 2 to Job Simulator. Quite the range Steam has.  The driving force behind the development of the client was the need for updates to online games like Counter-Strike. Patches at the time would leave most of the users online disconnected several days. Valve wanted a client that would not only auto-update games, but provide stronger anti-piracy and anti-cheat measures. Valve took this idea of a client to Microsoft, Yahoo!, and RealNetworks who ultimately all declined the idea. Talk about a mi