The Professional Gamer - January 30, 2014

Hello again readers! I had about one week of normal workload, and now I suddenly have five projects to get through in the next four weeks.  I'll be doing some overtime to get it all done, but I this week at least I still had some time to myself.  Read on for my weekly recommendations.

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"Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax" coming to US!

It is no secret that I am a big fan of anime. So when it was announced that "Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax" would be released on consoles (PS3 and Vita) here in the states this summer I was pretty damned happy.  Where else will I finally get to pit out such epic matches like Kirito vs Mikoto Misaka! I guess I should give some more info on this game so you understand where I am coming from.  In "Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax" characters from different anime series fight each other to overthrown the evil Zetsumu. Ok, I really don't know much about it except I get to play some of my favorite characters from the Dengeki Bunko publishing library. This includes properties such as as "Sword Art Online", "Accel World", "Baccano!", "Durarara!!", "Spice and Wolf" and many more.

In all there will be 14 playable characters and 23 support characters. I know this may not be everyone's cup of tea, but I am really looking forward to it!

The Professional Gamer - January 16, 2015

Hey everybody, the bad news this week is that I still ended up spending a huge amount of time working on that design project that I've previously mentioned.  The good news, is that the project drawings are now complete and submitted, so I should have free time this weekend (after I catch up on some of the personal life things, like car maintenance).  Anyways, here's what I was able to cram into my tight schedule this week.

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The Professional Gamer - January 9, 2015

Hi everyone! This week has brought a significant amount of additional work from me, which gives me an even more limited time to enjoy myself.  I'm sure many of you have found yourself in this position as well.  If you want to learn how I struggled with my schedule, read on!

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This Controller Costs How Much?

This Controller Costs How Much?

Have you been wondering to yourself how you can top buying the $200 Steel Battalion controller? Lamenting that you have reached the pinnacle of ludicrously priced controllers? Well then good news! Mad Catz (who else?) has created a new controller that for Android Phones, Tablets and normal computers. This amazing device comes with a keyboard, travel pouch, holster for your phone or tablet (up to 7") and can connect to other devices such as computers and TVs via an included HDMI cable.

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PlayStation Now Becomes Useful

PlayStation Now Becomes Useful

PlayStation Now is a pretty cool idea. 100's of PS3 games that you can stream to play over your PS4. While it is not true backwards compatibility it is pretty close, and if you never actually owned the games you could just play them from here. Downside is that it was super expensive comparatively to actually play the games. But that will soon no longer be a problem. Starting on 01/13/2015 you can subscribe to the service for $19.99 one month at a time or 3 months for $44.99 ($15.00 / month) for unlimited play of the entire catalog.

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The Professional Gamer - January 2, 2015

Hello everyone, and welcome to my first post of 2015.  A new year brings new possibilities for geekiness and fun.  And of course, there are the inevitable Christmas presents to enjoy as well.  Also, in spite of the tight schedule on my project, I was able to take a few days off of work and enjoy myself a bit.  What did I do with my time?  Read on to find out.

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The Professional Gamer - December 20, 2014

Hello everyone!  Christmas is only a few days away, and I'm looking forward to having some free time to enjoy some video games and reading.  I'm also looking forward to the end of my current design project.  Soon, I will have free time outside of work and household duties again!  Until then, read about how I'm spending my time to maximize enjoyment out of a very small time budget.

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Hearthstone on Android? There goes my Productivity...

Blizzard has finally done it. They have placed the final nail in the coffin of my productivity. They have released Hearthstone for Android. So now I can play the game from any where that I have internet. Who knows, next thing I might actually win a game. Head on over to the Google Play Store and say goodbye to getting things done.