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.

The Professional Gamer - December 13, 2014

I can definitely feel the approach of Christmas coming, mostly in the fact that I'm becoming so busy with everything beside being geeky.  In addition to the usual holiday business, I'm also finding myself working an extreme amount of overtime in order to get my current design project out on time. However, I'm going to take a few minutes to relate to you how I managed to be a geek during my limited hours of free time.  Read on for my (busy) geeky week.

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The Professional Gamer - December 5, 2014

Hello readers!  I'm still away from home in beautiful Savannah, Georgia.  But that doesn't mean that I'm not going to produce an article for you this week.  Instead, my usual article format will be somewhat subsumed by a postmortem report on my vacation. Read on to learn all about my Savannah vacation!

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The Professional Gamer - November 30, 2014

Hi everyone!  I'm a little late on my article this week due to travel, but I'm looking forward to a great vacation.  I'm writing to you all from Savanah, Georgia, home of our friend, Kit Seaton.  She does some amazing art, especially if you love silent film stars like Buster Keaton, Harold Lloyd, and Charlie Chaplin.  In the meantime, I'm completely confused about what day it is, but planning to enjoy some time where I don't have to work.

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New 2DS Designs Incoming

Remember when most electronics had the option of a translucent case that was tinged one color but still let you see the inner workings? Well Nintendo does and has decided to bring it back with two new 2DS options starting on 11/21/2014 at an MSRP of $99.99.

This will launch along side (but separately) of Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire this month and will make a great gift for this holiday season. And for those that are not sure, yes these are compatible with any 3DS game

Amiibos are coming

Amiibos are coming

Lets admit one thing, as geeks we tend to start collecting things. It tends to be limited to one type of thing or related to something specific, but we do collect. For some it is DVD's, others Gundum models. A recent trend as been the introduction of NFC models that work with video games. Both Skylanders and Disney Infinity have been really successful with this. So now Nintendo is getting in the game with Amiibo, figurines that resemble characters either owned by or licensed to Nintendo. The initial run is set to work with Super Smash Bros Wii and Super Smash Bros 3DS (requires dongle that has not been released yet), Mario Kart 8, and Hyrule Warriors.

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