The Professional Gamer - October 12, 2015

Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the Professional Gamer.  This week I've been on the giving and the receiving end of media sharing.  But have also found myself a bit preoccupied during most of the evenings.  I managed to find some time to enjoy myself, so read on to find out what I did.

Watching: This week I only was home for one evening where I could watch some television.  And that time was spent sharing Steven Universe with some friends.  I have to say, I miss getting to watch something new to me at times, but I also really love the feeling of sharing something new with a friend.  

Playing: This was another week where almost all of my video gaming time was spent on Guild Wars 2.  However, I am now also working to get a tabletop RPG ready for my friends.  I ran a long term game using the D&D 4th Edition rules.  My group (and me) got a little tired of how long combat tended to take in that system, and have opted to try continuing the story using the Pathfinder rules.  But, I haven't run a game in that system yet, so I'll be learning the rules a bit as we go along.

Reading: I spent my reading time this week with Volume 11 of Pretty Guardian: Sailor Moon, and have now started into the "Stars" arc.  After the fun and uplifting story of the "Dark Moon" arc, this one has been rather tough.  Warning: spoilers on a 10 year old series ahead.  Momoro's death in the first chapter is really rough.  Especially the way that Usagi blocks it out.  If she had confronted this event dead on, I feel like things would seem less tragic.  But, now it just feels like a scab that can't be left alone.  I've got to hurry my way through the rest of the story though.  All of the library books are due back next week and I have run out of renewals!

That's all I've got for this week.  I'm very close to releasing some new podcast episodes featuring our interviews from Nan Desu Kan 2015.  Look for those to start appearing this week.  Have a great week and game on!

The Professional Gamer - August 10, 2015

I have returned from my (brief) summer vacation, and am back to the ordinary world of work and geek.  But, I enjoyed my camping trip / tech sabbatical.  Several days without the ability to use my phone (at least without standing in some very specific locations) was a great break from normal life.  Now that I'm back, how have I spent my time?  Mostly planted in front of the TV, cause Denver is way too hot!

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The Professional Gamer - July 20, 2015

Hello Readers!  I hope you found my weekend post about the new schedule.  If not, you're here anyway, so welcome back.  From here on out, you can read about my weekly adventures on Monday morning, which I feel is more like prime time for the blogging audience.  Enough about that boring business stuff though. I know why you're here!  You want to know what I've done this week.  Read on to find out.

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The Professional Gamer - July 4, 2015

Happy Independence Day! (And a Happy Canada Day to our northern readers!)  Due to the holiday, I've had a short week at work; which means that I've been able to enjoy some geeky time.  Most of my day was spent (re)learning how to play a space-sim.  But I had a lot of fun with it.  Read on to learn more!

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The Professional Gamer - June 12, 2015

This has been another long week at work; which can only mean that I had to make the most of my free time.  And, I feel I had some degree of success this week.  I played a new game, started reading some manga that I've never read, and continued a more in depth viewing of one of my favorite shows.  Read more after the break.

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The Gameslave Podcast - Episode 186

Welcome to The Gameslave Podcast 186. This week there was talk of Sailor Moon, FLCL, Cowboy Bepop, and a bit of Top Gear. We also have special guest AngiChan covering for Assimilator who was out this week. Angichan is the brilliant mind behind Devil's Cake. Head on over and give it a read. If you like it you have until August 1st, 2014 to pre-order volume 3

The Professional Gamer - July 5, 2014

Hello again everyone and welcome to another installment of The Professional Gamer.  Independence Day was yesterday, and so the regular column has been delayed by one day.   This week has allowed me a fair amount of time to pursue my geeky passions.  Read on to find out more.

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NDK - Additional Panels

To wrap up my NDK Sweet 16 experience, I'll be discussing a bit about some of the other panels I got to see this past year. There were a lot of panels to choose from this year, but of course with limited time frames, other panels occurring at the same time, interviews, eating, etc, there's no way I could get to all I wanted. That's okay though as I felt that the panels I did attend were interesting and had a good time at them.
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