Starting From the Bottom

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Much like the song  “Started From the bottom”, we all have our starting points in life . Some start from the bottom others start from the top.

Some have silver spoons in their mouths, others have to fight for the spoon. Wherever you find yourself the great news is that you don’t have to stay there. The sky is the limit for either situation.

When you are starting from the bottom, be it financially, socially, or location wise you have to focus on the positives.  You have to take chances and risks that others might not agree with. I’m not saying do anything drastic, I am saying do something to climb from the bottom to the top.

As I mentioned in my last post, I talked about feelings. Those are very important in the process of transitioning. You must have the right mind set as it relates to progress. You  must believe in yourself first and be willing to wait if you have to.

If you feel that you will always be at the bottom you will. If you never do anything to leave the bottom, wherever that maybe, you will still be there.

One of the most important things is to remember that no matter what you do, you will be critized. You might make a mistake, you might do something that people never want to admit that they have ever had the audacity to do. You might do a good thing and it might be evil spoken of. Never let that stop you.

You can take from your time at the bottom. If your  bottom is lack of money and your working towards  that goal of being financially secure once you finally reach the top, your then able to help someone else.  Being a witness that because you start at the bottom you don’t have to stay there.

Much comes out of nothing, rather it be revelation, determination, new dreams, hopes, goals and ideas.

Don’t be discouraged when your at the bottom by people who pretend to be better than you. For they have something hide for all their need to eject their arrogance. It takes time to make progress as it s not a over night thing.

Always remember there is room at the top. That’s where I am going.

Who’s coming with me?

Be sure to say your on your way to the top! Comment, share and follow.

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A 29 Years Old Perspecitve- A Birthday Commemoration (For Myself)

 

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A 29 Years Old Perspective- A Birthday Commemoration 2014.

 

So today I was blessed to see another year. I know that this blog has been established as a place to discuss video games and literature but I also wanted to take the time and reflect on my years.

 

It was an ultimate blessing to wake up this morning and empress the next part of my life. Right about now you’re wondering why I should care.

 

Who are you and why do you matter? That’s the thing, I don’t matter to the point where a celebrity would, and however, I feel that I have established myself as blogger whose opinion matters for the most part to some people.

 

I’ve been through a few things in this thing called life and as a result it has made me a better person.

 

Twenty-Nine is a big monumental age to reach and I couldn’t have got this far without faith, wisdom, video games and of course literature, I left out one thing which as common sense!

 

I have talked about that a lot on this blog as some people have lost that these days. Nonetheless I am grateful for this day and grateful for my small group of followers. You all are important to me and make me feel good.

It’s encouraging to see that my audience are also fellow bloggers, it says a lot to me that you would think of following me.

 

Look forward to more content and deeper conversation about various topics. As always if you haven’t followed be sure to follow me, like, comment and share. I will do the same for you!

 

Thanks,

 

Happy Birthday to me 2014.

Judging on the outside without looking inside.

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You know the saying don’t judge a book by its cover?  We all know it but still do. The cover on a book doesn’t necessarily reflect the contents with in. 

Same goes for games, the cover art could portray details contrary to what the actual game is about,  A good book is worth reading no matter what it looks like, 

If you take the time to play the game and or read the book you may be surprised about the content. 

We even do this to each other in life, looking at another and summing them up by the way they act initially before we even get to know them. This is totally wrong. We should know a person before we assume things about them. 

You might say that gaming is just gaming and a book is just a book but it goes deeper than that.  If you chose to do this, you would miss out on getting to know a person.

Next time you see a person who you may not know, get to know them before you make an opinion about them.  As always like, follow and comment. Thanks for reading. 

Gaming a spectator sport?

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It’s been a couple of days since I posted anything, but I wanted to explore the topic of watching people play games instead of actually playing them.

Do you like playing video games? How about logging on to YouTube.com to watch a play though before you by a game? YouTube certainly comes in handy if you need help getting past a part.

What about watching someone play their game live?  With the launch of the next generation systems, you now have the ability to stream live gameplay. For now this is only on the ps4, but will soon come to the Xbox one.

Both systems allow you to record clips of your game for upload and share amongst your friends and Facebook which is a cool feature to have.

I can’t help but feel that gaming has become a spectator sport. People spend hours and hours watching others players, rather than playing on their own.

Is this the new norm? Or do you think it’s a trend of a few?  Do you use apps like Twitch? Share you thoughts!

The best of 2013-My top 5

Here is my list for the best games of the year.

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1. The Walking Dead – Season 2- “All that remains”

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I truly enjoyed all that remains. If you thought the first season opener was action field it has nothing compared to this game.   The action, drama and pulling of my heart strings from the start was not expected. To see how Clementine has grown up and is now able to defend herself makes me proud. I cannot wait for the next part in the season. This game takes my number one spot. I often talked about how much I liked  The Walking Dead so it comes as no surprise that this is number one.

2. The Last of Us

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This game was developed by one of the top companies. It was highly anticipated and didn’t disappoint.  The story, graphics and game play all were superb. Most of the multiplayer was the thing that stood out.

3.  Super Mario 3D World

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What hasn’t been said about this game? This game is a masterpiece. The bright colors and platforming that only a Mario game provide all add up to make this game the best game on the Wii U and one of the best released this year.

4. Beyond Two Souls

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Of course this game was amazing as well. This game  was on movie quality level literally. As the game progressed you grew with the character helping her exist in her own world. Beyond Two Souls offered something that other games didn’t.

5. NBA 2k14 

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Finally, a sports game makes my list for the first time. This game deserves all the praise that it has gotten and that it will receive. From the next generation graphics that define what the next generation consoles can do to the new techniques and gameplay mechanics, this game is marvel to behold.

Breasts, Thighs and Dough- The Objectification Of Females In Video Games….

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We have come a long way with the topic of females in gaming. Back in the day all we had in terms of a female lead was the lustrous Lara Croft who was well known for her big breasts and small waist line. This along with the endless play-ability and exploration in her games made her an icon. 

Today we have examples of strong female leads such as the one and only new rebooted, Lara Croft from the Tomb Raider series, Jodie Holmes from Beyond: Two Souls and Ellie from The Last of Us. All these females represent a new direction for females in gaming. These ladies don’t depend on their assets to get them through their world or to even sale the game. Instead they use their smarts, intuition and combat skills to survive.

Yes, Beasts and Thighs do sell games but having a developed character who is relate-able and unique from her peers is even better.  Objectification of women can be seen in the  fighting genre. Scantily clad Women busting at the seams, jiggle, wobble and fly across the screen to punish their victims, while satisfying their victims craving for eye candy.  The weather cannot stop these women, they will wear a bikini in a snow storm or even in the desert.

Jiggling is right, everything else is wrong, but at what cost? I mean I enjoy the fighting genre as it is one of my favorites but I can’t help but think that we are painting a false picture for females in real life.  That, this is all you are to us, just a bucket breast and thighs, beautiful to look at and fun to play with but when it comes to respect that is a different story.  Truth, is you are more than an object, you are a human being who deserves respect, love and affection.

Sure, Duke Nukem’s thoughts toward women aren’t the norm but we still have a long ways to go.  Few women are on the stripper pole hoping it rains as portrayed in the strip club on Grand Theft Auto 5.  For this I am thankful.

What are your thoughts on Women and video games? Do you feel that Lara Croft is carrying the torch for the female lead in gaming?

My Top 7 Favorite Video Game Systems Of All Time!!!!!!!!!!!!

My Top 7 Favorite Video Game Systems of All Time!!!!! Here we Goooo

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1. Wii U- This should come as no surprise as I have been an advocate for the Nintendo Wii U. As mentioned in earlier posts, Nintendo failed to market the system and games were often delayed. With the launch of “Super Mario 3D World” Wii U sales are sure to pick up. Why Wii U? Currently, it has more quality games than the other next gen systems.

 

 

2. PlayStation 4- The beast of the next generation came charging in with pretty graphics and a ton of bells and whistles. Beyond the tech, the graphic fidelity now rivals pc.  It’s fast, fluid and allows you to broadcast your gaming  live on Twitch!

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3.  Dreamcast- Released in 1999, this system offered mind blowing graphics and was revolutionarily ahead of its time. I remember spending countless hours playing Soul Caliber, Dead or Alive 2 and Shenmue.  I feel this system should have lasted longer than it did. Oh Dreamcast, your still in my dreams!

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4. GameCube- The Cube! Another system made by Nintendo, also a graphic power house with games such as Resident Evil 4, Resident Evil one remake and Luigi’s Mansion.  This system featured mini game discs and a system in the shape of a cube. Unfortunately, to some the original launch color was a turn off. No one could deny the great games that were on this system.

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5. Sega Geneses- The Sega Geneses is another system that I grew up playing. I remember playing games like Vector Man, Streets of Rage and Mortal Kombat and Sonic.  Again, the graphics were cool for the time and during those days Sega was on top of it’s game as it relates to competition with Nintendo.

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6.  Nintendo NES- The system that started it all for me, was the  NES.  Mario was like a brother I never had, as I tried to  help him save his peaches, I mean Princess Peach. The system offered great games and established the video game icons that we are so familiar with today.

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7.  Just because the system is at the bottom of the list doesn’t mean its not my favorite. The Sony PlayStation ushered in a new level of gaming. 3D graphics allowed limitless games to be made and as such the system boasted a game in just about every genre. My favorite genre was fighting, I can remember playing Tekken 2 and Tobal #1 and Battle Arena Toshinden for hours, thanks Sony PlayStation!

 

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What are you favorite video game systems? Did next generation put the icing on the cake for you so much so that it replaces all previous generations of gaming? Is their a tie between a particular system? Do you disagree with my list? If so, comment below. Hit the follow button also to make sure you are alerted when I make a post!