It’s almost here. Game day, November 5th, 2016! 24 hours of gaming to help heal kids! You’ve registered, emailed everyone you know, cleared your schedule, and even got permission from your spouse to dedicate an entire day to charity and your favorite hobby. All that is left is 24 blissful hours of gaming. That’s when it hits you. You haven't had a gaming marathon in about two decades. Here are a few tips for a healthy and epic Extra Life.
Don, or as we in Gaiscioch fondly know him, Donaliam, has dealt with being overweight his entire life. Starting in high school he has been active in various sports, including baseball, football and roller skating; and sporadically starting and failing at dieting. Nothing seemed to help in his ongoing fight to lose weight.
My, oh my....How things change. At my age, I know priorities certainly do change. At one time, I really looked forward to getting up and going to work. Now I just hope to make it to sunrise. Morning coffee and the morning newspaper, starting with the sports section, was mandatory. Now it’s geritol or grape juice, decaf coffee and the obits.
Through Captain Fall Damage’s (Foghladha) adventures in his life, he has learned his limits, except in game, where it hurts a little less. My first experience in World vs. World with Fog confirmed it.
"Thank you for your service"...A seemingly innocent statement that conjures up many different responses and feelings from a multitude of Veterans.
Epic. A simple word, that inspires greatness. When we think of the epic stories we’ve been told, the one thing you will find in every story is adversity.
My dad wanted to show me a slug. Instead, he opened my world to an entire universe I'd eventually base my life on. Thanks so much for showing me that slug, Dad. If only Jabba weren't such a friggin' jerk.
All of us have inner demons that like to remind us of how we can never be perfect. Some are due to things loved ones have said to us. Those things get stuck in your head regardless of the truth.
Sometimes it's hard to find a happy medium when you have young children and adults playing together. You need something simple enough for the little ones to understand, yet interesting enough for older children and adults to enjoy. As much as my children love Hi Ho Cherry O, I just can't do it anymore. So we were all very happy to discover Roll & Play Your Child's First Game by Thinkfun.
Every year we see a host of gaming marathons come across our screens. While they are the stalwarts of the gaming calendar, more and more charities are waking to the potential of video games and swapping the running shoes for a controller or two.