Video Games: Changing Lives For The Better

Let’s take a little break from my personal stories about gaming and everything else related to it. In this blog entry, I will share a story of a gamer that made me appreciate the video gaming industry, and how it has helped a lot of people, despite the many negative things that others are seeing.

The story is about a man who found solace in video games, after experiencing a severe medical condition.

His story goes:

Video games today are even more interesting and entertaining than before. The advancement in technology and the internet age have made it possible for gamers to enjoy a huge array of video games. I am one of those people who you can say are addicted to video games. I feel like I will not be able to survive without video games. I am in my early 30s, has a stable job, but I always find time to play video games despite of my busy schedule. Why? Well, because of the following benefits.

When I play video games, I feel like my brain is working. It boosts my memory and cognitive function, especially when I play different varieties of games. Some of the video gaming categories I like the most are trivia games, puzzles, logics, and problem solving too. I love these games because it cultivates all parts of my brain. There are other challenging games and I am in constant look out for new video games.

Video games played a crucial part in my way to recovery. I suffered a mild stroke three years ago and my doctor said that I have to free myself from stress and worry. It was then that I turned to video gaming. I play video games three to four times a week and I started feeling better. I noticed that it speeds up my recovery. The joy and entertainment I get from video gaming have enabled me to see life in a positive way. I no longer stress myself on other things. Aside from the entertainment aspect, I get to say goodbye to boredom. My kids are all working. During daytime, I was the only one at home. I feel very lonely and alone, but not anymore since I devote my time to playing video games.

My social interaction skills also improved since I started playing video games. I know for my age, having a social interaction is no longer possible but through video gaming I was able to meet other people. We play video games and we even have online chat. It was a totally different world for me but I am loving it. 

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I truly hope that others would also be inspired with this story. I hope that those seeing only the negative things out of gaming should stop and rethink their perception, especially upon reading the story of a man who was able to overcome physical and emotional turmoil, all thanks to the comfort that video gaming has brought him.

All In a Gamer’s Life: Experiencing Water Damage

It is a well-known fact that gadgets of all types and forms, especially electronic gadgets, are not allowed to mingle with water. Water contamination in a gadget can only mean destruction and early death for the gizmo. No matter how technology pushed forward, the time for electronic devices to be all friendly with water and any other liquid stuff, is far from becoming a reality.

Of course, there are water-proof and water-resistant gadgets. However, there are only very small amount of gadgets that have this feature. And, most often than not, these gadgets are those that have half the lifespan of their regular counterparts.

As a gamer, I know this by heart, that is why I make sure that my gaming equipment are never near any water. However,one unfortunate day, everybody was so busy that nobody noticed the water leakage near the bottom of the wall that separates my bathroom and my playroom. And before anybody could stop it, a loud explosion was heard.  My PC has gone haywire because the water has reached the outlet causing it to short circuit and explode. My family and I were eating dinner that time so nobody was able to see it happen (which is also a good thing since no one was near the incident so no one got hurt).

To make matters worse, the explosion only caused for the pipes to crack through the wall and more water was spilling out into the area. We had no choice but to evacuate the area and shut down the flow of electricity to prevent more damage to my other gaming gadgets and the house, in general.

I had to use my phone to frantically do an online search for a reputable water restoration company that allows emergency repairs. I came across, It was not the site of the restoration company but the site was informative enough to give suggestions about companies in Colorado that can address our water damage problems.

Thankfully, the website held true to its suggestion, because the company that came was able to fix the problems. It took a few days since the walls have really cracked and the piping was busted. But now, after all the work they did, it was as if nothing actually happen.

Right now, I am still waiting for my PC to be fixed. This story is just a reminder so that people would be more cautious about their gaming gizmos, or all gadgets, for that matter.

How a Real Estate Agent In Anniston Helped a Professional Gamer Acquire A Commercial Property

It’s interesting to know how the bold experts envision the future of human workforce. They predicted that today’s professions will decline because technology will take over the work of human experts. Many jobs will be done by capable computer systems. It is technology that will inevitably transform and change the traditional ways of doing work.

Even today, we are already experiencing the changes in the job landscapes brought by technology. There are telemarketing applications being designed to replace the work of physical persons who work on an eight hour shift making outbound calls. Later in time, customers will no longer seek human intervention for their troubleshooting needs. They can just click on applications that will offer them technical support.

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Even professional gaming has come into play, which was something that people thought would never rise above being a hobby or game for people. This kind of change in treatment for online gaming is also brought about by how people are greatly valuing technology and the perks that it provides human – even gaming.

This notion is especially true for a friend of mine in Anniston who was able to change his life, financially, because of landing a job as a professional gamer.

Indeed, being a gamer is no longer just something you “waste” time on because if you play hard enough, you can be recognized as a professional gamer and be paid to play.

My friend was able to reach so much success in the gaming industry that he was able to purchase a commercial property with the help of a real estate agent in Anniston.

While technology can cause a stir in the workforce ground and makes us feel less secure of our future careers and lives, we have to embrace the idea that there’s always a positive outcome with every technological breakthrough. This will allow us to become more technology-savvy, explore new careers we haven’t envisioned today, make us healthier and definitely make our lives better.

Gamers And iPhones: Do They Jive?

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Can iPhones Ever Replace PCs and Consoles?

Not the slightest chance.

But this does not mean that a gamer would not love an iPhone. I actually own an iPhone 5S.

Side note: I recently learned how to unlock iPhone devices using the information on If you are interested in doing the same for your iPhone, you can go ahead and check it out. It works and is totally legit.

I have lots of games on my iPhone and all of them are great games. Sometimes, in a day, I would have more playing time on my iPhone than I would, on my PC and console.

Here are a few reasons why gamers should choose an iPhone, if they want great gaming experience on a mobile phone:


Yes, all mobile devices are portable. What sets iPhone apart is the fact that most of their devices are just the same size and fit as that of a gaming console like the portable Playstation Vita. The switch is easy to the hands, and if you also have the proper equipment, you can connect your iPhone to streaming devices. The graphics and resolution is perfect for gaming that even when reflected on a bigger screen, you can still play with clarity.

Battery Life

When it comes to longer hours of gaming time while far away from a charging device, Apple devices are the best, at least for me. With my iPhone, I do not have to constantly worry about whether a power source is nearby, and I do not have to worry about stopping mid-game because of low power. This is especially amazing, given how great the graphics are. Usually, heavy graphics require a lot of battery power, but iPhone devices are able to make a way around it.

Alongside gaming, your battery can also withstand long hours of video and music streaming.


I have been repeatedly mentioning how great the iPhone graphics are, and I am pretty sure most people would agree to it. It has high pixel density and retina HD screen resolutions. Graphics wise, there really is no problem at all. The slight problem comes in the frame rate. Since the screens are smaller compared to PC and console, games tend to have lower frame rate. But this should not be much of a problem, especially for games with developers that are catering to the issue. The developers can shrink the frame rate requirements of their mobile games to give it a perfect run on iPhone devices.

With frequent iOS updates from Apple, there is no question that it would also update its gaming features. Apple is aware that a lot of its consumers are people who find joy in playing mobile games. If they fail in that aspect, they could lose a lot of loyal customers to other mobile devices who are also trying to raise the gaming capacities of their devices.


Four Things You Need to Know Before Dating a Gamer

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Gamers can really be a handful, they can be loyal and sweet ( one of the biggest stereotype a gamer has, is how busy they are playing games, they wouldn’t have time to go out to bars and cheat on anyone), but the truth is, the nature of their gaming habits can really make them a cautionary prospect for may reasons. Here are 4 things you should know before you date a gamer.

1. “I need to finish”

This term when used can mean a lot of things, even though it sounds relatively clear. When a gamer says, I just need to finish. Being finished can mean a million things. It can mean 5 mins or 2 hours. It all depends on the nature of the game they are playing. Knowing that will help decipher what they mean. They could be trying to finish a round, or could be trying to get to the next save point. So be sure to know what kind of game they are playing to better under what they mean.

2. Vaping

Most gamers nowadays uses e-cig or better known as vaping. It’s a device that heats up flavored eiquid or ejuice that may or may not contain any nicotine. So be aware, if you are with a gamer, you soon will start smelling like them. Its not a bad thing, these vaping devices don’t smell bad as a normal cigarettes do, but smell pretty good.

3. Try not to say anything important while they are playing

If you feel like you need to talk to your partner about anything, whether it’s about shopping, dinner or even something serious, its best to not bother them while they are in the middle of an epic battle or a finial boss battle. During times like this, the concentration level needed will all be used during this time. And they will be all used up by the game your partner is currently playing, but if you do try to talk. Be warned, don’t expect them response to much or even remember the conversation you guys just had.

4. Sense of Style

This is one thing you’ll have to really embrace if you are thinking about dating a gamer, and that is their choice of clothing. Don’t expect them to be wearing the latest fashions from express for men, or the hundred dollar pair of jeans. Gamers have their own sense of style, better known as geek fashion, which typically is proudly wearing t-shirts of their favorite game.

There you have it, 4 things to look out for if you want to date a gamer. Keep in mind, once

3 Steps on How to Become a Successful Video Game Company

It’s funny to think that two to three decades ago. People scoffed at the idea of playing games on your television set. Flash forward, we are now looking at kids playing video game consoles of all shapes and sizes. In fact, gamers have developed their own sub-culture and are now waging a “secret war” against other games who don’t share their own views on video games. For responsible adults, this is something you’ll probably shrug off. But for an enterprising person like me, I’ll most likely capitalize on this fact and start creating video games.


Is starting a video game company easy? Yes, of course! All you need is a team of excellent graphic designers and developers, a good budget, and a theme for your game. And with the latest technology nowadays that makes it easier for upcoming game developers to build their own games, it’ll be possible for you and your team to build around two to three games every year.

Now the only question here is: does your video game company have what it takes to stand up against the rest?

Like I said above, it’s quite easy to create a video game company. However, it’s not easy to start a successful video game company. There are a lot of video game companies out there who are already making a decent amount of money and they’ve probably created every available game for most video game niche. So as a startup video game company, what are you going to do to gain an edge against the competition?

Market your Company Online – Marketing is everything for an entrepreneur, so don’t assume that everyone’s going to buy the games you made when they’re released in the market. If your company is not well-known, then expect your games to not sell at all.

I live in Birmingham, so the first thing I did was check Birmingham SEO statistics so that I’ll know exactly what the competition is. After checking the competition, I immediately hired this online marketing agency that a friend of mine recommended. These guys made an amazing job of promoting the first Android app game I created a few months ago. Up until now, these guys are still marketing my games.

Check your Niche – Everything should start local, so one important thing you have to do is to check the local players for the type of games that they would play most of the time. Just expect that not all players would love the first game you made, but at least you’ll be more prepared when you start making another game.


Try and Try until you succeed – A lot of gaming companies out there didn’t make their first millions at the first try. Rovio, the company that created Angry Birds, made a lot of games that flopped big time. When they were about to give up, their graphic designers suddenly came up with a game idea and showed them a sketch of the red Angry Bird. The rest is now history!

How to Earn Through Online Gaming

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Who would have thought that staying in your house doing nothing but playing games while sitting in front of a camera can now actually earn you money? Yes, it is now possible. A dream job playing games all you want sitting all day that actually pays.

Game streaming has steadily grown to gather audience throughout the years of competitive gaming. With the help of video platform sites such as and, game streaming is now considered a profession. Here’s why, imagine playing your favorite mainstream game and take a video of yourself playing it and through the course of your gaming you garner quite a few number of viewers, this leads to a chance of “monetization” of your video.

Monetization is actually a term for being partners with the video platform sites that earn money through placing ads of their bigtime corporation partners in between videos. This is where you as a partner comes in. As you make as many videos as you can, with your choice of what to put up in their site so as to live the dream of doing what you love most, the video platform sites in turn insert advertisement videos in between your videos every 30 minutes or so.

How does this pay? Simple. With every thousandth view of an ad in your videos or streams, you get two dollars as revenue. Doesn’t sound much, does it? Well, it gets better through time. As you gain the attention of many people across the web, you get more viewers by the hour and this means faster revenue. Still not vivid enough? Let’s take one of the most known streamers in the world.

Reginald, TheOddOne, earns up to 60 dollars per hour on average. Now imagine this rate on a 40 hour work pay. Eight hours a day, five times a week. He roughly makes 2,400 dollars a week playing his favorite game in front of the camera for eight hours a day. Add these numbers up and that gives off around 9,600 dollars a month and this is all the while other people get bored with their job only getting 1,480 dollars a month (average global salary).

Another way of earning while streaming is getting donations. Although this is not a surefire way of getting payed, still it adds up to the monetization process. You just have to be creative on ways to get your viewers or subscribers give out a little some some on the side. They view your videos for a reason and whatever that reason is, make it stick.

Remember that this does not happen in an instant. You have to get the attention of viewers that share the same preferences and make them stay for all the reasons you got their attention with in the first place and more. So before you go packing and start storming off of your current job, take this into consideration. Getting people to like what you produce is the hardest part and that is just the start. Maintaining people’s interest is next in line and all these take time.

So the next time you think of leaving your job to follow your dreams and passions, why not do it at the same time? I mean, who doesn’t love games especially when you can earn money from it? I don’t mean this to be in the sense of just gaming itself but let this be a kick-off point for your dreams and passions. If gaming achieved what seem to be impossible in the past, why not for others?

Becoming a Gamer: How it All Began

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Computer gaming has now become acknowledged in the competitive scene due to the high popularity it has gained through the years. Starting with the simple Atari sport game “PONG”, computer gaming has evolved to what people now know as MMORPGs (Massive Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games) and MOBAs (Multiplayer Online Battle Arena). These game genres are really popular among gamers because of the added elements such as rich storylines and character improvements that adds spice to the already stagnant core of gaming that just waits to be played by objectives.

How I got hooked to gaming is a rather unusual experience. As I was growing up, people around me can be seen holding books more frequent than other things. I myself knew that even though this were the case in my environment, reading books is just not my calling. I’d rather sleep than spend my whole day reading books so I would just have two routes of going about my day: sleeping or running and playing outside. Never really had much friends due to my family’s “intellectual preference” so my younger years has been mostly spent on the former.

Luckily, my family has noticed this trend and decided to put down the books and take action. First up was my father who introduced me to the family computer. Side scrolling and puzzle games first got my attention. I never knew that this would actually take away all the sleep I have collected through the years. Thus, my computer gaming adventures began. Starting from Super Mario and Tetris of the family computer down to Street Fighter and Tekken of the Playstation. That was until my aunt decided to join in on the fun and introduced me to another gaming platform, the personal computer.

I remember the first game I got my hands on, a First Person Shooter (FPS) game that goes by the name “Counter Strike”. Through the years I honed my skills and grew tired of just shooting other people in the head and winning so I started looking for other games that may satisfy my hunger for action and yet enticing enough to keep me hooked.

My love for action and puzzles lead me exactly where I need to be. MMORPGs and MOBA game. Spending hundreds and hundreds of hours, up to date, to keep my character and skills just to stay ahead of others. Keeping track of stories that I may unlock, costumes that make my character shine, and items that make me one of the best and strongest in the game.

I acknowledge that this thing that caught my attention at first is now something that I got so hooked in to be called an addict but this addiction is not something I can just take into rehab. Gaming has been my life. Where everyone were facing books, I had to face reality. When people had something to turn to, I had nothing. I found my place, where I belong, where I can shine and be the best I can. No more sleeping around to kill time for I found my calling. This time I get to stand up for my own. What once started as games now became my life, my friend. No wonder it got the attention of many and made it to the competitive scene.