The Professional Gamer - September 6, 2013

Hello everyone, and welcome to this week's installment of the Professional Gamer.  As most of you will know, Monday was Labor Day in the US and Canada.  With that extra day off, I actually managed to play some games of both the video and board variety.  Read on to find out how my week went.


Welcome back to Jon Stewart!  The Daily Show returns in full force.  Don't get me wrong, John Oliver was great, but the last couple of weeks with no Daily Show or Colbert report nearly killed me.  ZeldaQueen and I also watch Howl's Moving Castle.  I'll try not to go Lasseter on everyone here, but this is really a great film.  So much has been said about this movie already and I am inclined to leave the praise to those more elopuent than I.  Let me sum it up: watch this movie.  If you have already seen it: watch it again.  I also watched the teaser for Space Dandy, which is the new Shinichiro Watanabe project.  I'll be buying this series once it is released in the US.  If they do a simultaneous release, I'll be watching it streaming.


I finally managed to play some video games this week.  I had some spare time and picked up Final Fantasy again.  I managed to find my way through the rest of the Fire Chasm bonus dungeon, which netted me a shiny new sword for Fighter.  Yay! Time to get back to the actual plot.  In addition, we spent Labor Day at Rampage's house eating BBQ, drinking tasty beverages, and playing various board and card games.  Games that I played included Apples to Apples, Red Dragon Inn, and Sentinels of the Multiverse.  All of these are fun games, though I'm a bit unsure about the balance in Sentinels.


This week I learned about the actual cost to furnish parking, which is on the order of $150 to $250 per month per parking spacing.  Take a look at what a monthly public transit pass will cost you and ask yourself if we are subsidizing automobile travel.

That's all for this week.  Join me again next Friday for another weekly update of the Professional Gamer.