Justin, aka “Syp”, reflects on time in his piece titled “Time well wasted“.
I don’t want to hobble my personal and professional life with an overabundance of gaming. I hope that I always keep up the good fight of balancing that properly and not letting a hobby become a thing that becomes a master. I also desire to play games with purpose and not out of obligation and routine.
Enjoyed this piece by Justin (aka Syp) titled “Sharing FFXIV with my kids“.
And then I tasked them with helping me find on-screen clues leading us to the poacher, so there were three sets of eyes combing the screen and pointing to anything with a name tag over it. “Is that it?” “No, that’s another player.” “What about that?” “That’s the same player.”
When I’m playing a game, I zone pretty hard into it so that I’m not seeing the room around me anyway. But I also like the option to turn my head and look at other things — for instance, my family if they’re around. I do NOT want my kids to grow up seeing their dad play games with a mask on, shutting them out. If I do play games while they’re awake, it’s nice to have them hop on my lap, take over jumping duties for my character (hop hop hop), and talk with me about the various sights we’re passing. Being able to look at each other and communicate is key to not shutting ourselves in a game. (And wearing headphones is bad enough, sometimes). – Bio Break, “Virtual reality? Thanks, but no thanks.”
Just noticed that Syp posted that the Destiny Original Soundtrack is now available on Amazon for $9. Sounds like good background music to me!
.: Worthy links for your worthy time :.
God: Something I’ve often wondered about is what happens when churches put too much emphasis on the method of delivery versus the actual message… this article talks about how art can become propaganda.
Life: A 1uper tours Pixar
Gaming: Syp’s quote of the day entertained me. I’m sure we all know people like this.