10 MORE Particular Phenomena

Over the last several months I have documented even more terminology for rather precise observations of life. I mostly found these terms through /r/philosophy in Reddit, podcasts, randomly researching mycology, and all over the place of Wikipedia. Round 2! If you wanna see the first 10 batch check’m out here!

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The Importance of an Icon in Gaming

Today marked the departure of one of the most charismatic dudes that became a legendary icon for the popular video game Hearthstone. His departure is due to his desire to develop his own game (hell yeah!) and I wish him success for that journey. His name is Ben Brode and he was the director. Ben Brode was more than the man behind the development structure of Hearthstone. He was the face of the game.

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My Pet Peeves

In light of being a breathing human with weaknesses, I have been meaning to write this article for a long time.

But what has held me back so far has been questions like, “if my friends Thor and Daniel knew this information, this won’t end up well for me, won’t it?” The answer is most certainly that this is a poor decision on my behalf but as Albert Einstein once said “just do it Hoostoos, don’t be a wienie.”

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My Favorite Video Game Songs #11 – Lyrics Edition

When it comes to telling a story, songs and video games can be very similar. They can both be incredibly emotional, and tone setting. They go hand in hand in building a world and with adding lyrics to specific songs in game, can add another layer of immersion and mood setting. These 10 songs do an incredible of just that. If you want to see more video game lists, perhaps check out list #10.

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Board Game Review: Farmageddon – Farm Fresh Edition

Earlier this month I had the opportunity to attend Protospiel San Jose 2018, an event dedicated to board game testing. It was free to enter and funded by those setting up a booth. All I had to do was play games in development while sharing my thoughts. It was an awesome event and within it there was a raffle for free board games. I won along with assumably most of the venue, and I chose this game to acquire for free because I liked the artwork and it looked fun. Viva la review!

Farmageddon is a hand management game where you plant crops that you can harvest on your future turns to get cash. The player with the most bank at the end of the game wins. You can compare this game to Bohnanza in the way you need to invest in your harvest, and Munchkin in the way that you can colossally dick with other people just for the sake of doing so.

This game is pretty short and goes by even faster when there are more people. The mechanics are overall simple and easy to understand, but also rewards handsomely to strategy, balancing risk and reward and offers satisfying natural combos and playstyles, and punishing players that overextend or don’t plan out their turns.

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In this article I’m going to go over what the game does well and not well and discuss whether or not Farmageddon – Farm Fresh Edition is the right board game to add to your collection.

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A Dive Into my Wallpaper Collection

I love wallpapers. I love them so much I can never choose which one I want so I just have a wallpaper rotation with all of my favorites. Sure I get into certain moods and I like to spice it up every once in a while but for the most part I certainly have a style that I like to express.

In this article you’ll find some of my favorite computer wallpapers as well as some insight on where to find some more goodies.

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NBA.com and Awful Web Design

Unlike the rest of the appreciations I’ve been doing in the past, I think it’s time to shake things up and make a shoutout to one of the biggest disaster updates of a major site I’ve ever witnessed. Thank god I’m not a huge NFL or NHL fan.

2 years ago or so, NBA.com revamped, going from a more minimal and efficient look to a more modern and streamlined look. It took a while to establish the new look you see today, and while I’ll agree that the update did its purpose and perhaps intention, it has got to be one of the biggest disappointments I’ve ever witnessed for a website “upgrade.”

Hopefully this can be an educational read for web designers out there. If you’re an avid NBA fan like me you probably already know about this garbage fire of a site.

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It’s Smash Time Fellas

Today there was a Nintendo Direct, which is Nintendo’s way of showcasing us what’s next for their platforms. This was a good one with a lot of good games announced or given release dates! And of course the only one that really mattered to me was announced today. Smash Bros. 2018. Here we go.

In this article I’m going to explain my hype and what my wishes are for this titular title.

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Shoutout – The VGM YouTube Community

So lately FamilyJules, a popular YouTube video game cover musician fronted a masterful collaboration with 70 YouTube artists for a massive Mario medley. You can find the link to the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YS2-v6nqYQg

It was an example of a fantastic community piece that represented all kinds of musical styles and talents and spread across the thing that binds them all together, playing music from a timeless franchise. Feats like that video are only possible when a community is as supportive, collaborative, and encouraging and this one. I’m proud to have recognized over half of the collaborators for this project before it began.

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