The Professional Gamer - March 15, 2019

Hello, and welcome again to The Professional Gamer, where I slack off so that you don’t have to. If you paid attention to the weather this week, you would know that there was a pretty significant snowstorm in Colorado. I ended up working from home on Wednesday, because I had absolutely no desire to get stranded at my office. With no commute time on Wednesday, I had a few extra minutes to relax. I ended up using about half of it for sleeping in (can you blame me), but I did find some time to do fun things as well. So, stick around and read a little bit about my adventures this week.

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The Professional Gamer - March 11, 2019

Ah, hello again! Welcome back to The Professional Gamer, where I spend some time every week talking about how I don’t have time to do anything fun anymore. And while that isn’t strictly true, I do have less time to enjoy myself than I did back in college. This leads me to look for the best ways to entertain myself during my limited free time. Read on to learn about my adventures for the week.

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The Professional Gamer - March 4, 2019

Hello, friends! After a few weeks of either not having much time to enjoy myself, or just not having the energy to do much, I was able to have some fun this week. As is typical for yours truly, one of the things that I want to talk about is super new and shiny, and the other is a bit older. Also, I’d like to talk a bit about Mob Psycho 100, but given what happened last week, I’d like to wait a little longer before I start writing about it. Since I want to keep that more hush, let’s talk first about the old thing: a video game.

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The Professional Gamer - February 25, 2019

Ah, hello there readers. I’ve had a low key week here, not doing a whole of geeky stuff. For one thing, I spent Thursday and Friday away from home, and wasn’t in the mood for anime on Monday when Mob Psycho 100 was released. All I really did was watch the last season of Legend of Korra and started reading through the Hoard of the Dragon Queen module for a D&D game that I’m planning. As I writing this article on Friday night, I’m looking forward to two D&D games this weekend. One, a homebrew campaign that is more on the silly and fun end of the spectrum. The second game is running the Curse of Stradh module. In both cases, I feel like I’ve finally learned who my characters are, and I have a much deeper attachment to them compared to earlier characters in other games.

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Reggie is Retiring

You may have already heard this, but Reggie Fils-Aime is retiring as President of Nintendo of America in April. Reggie has been with Nintendo for 15 years, 12 of those as president, and is passing the torch to Doug Bowser (seriously). Here is his goodbye video:


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And here is the gentleman that is going to step up and take the mantle from Reggie. With this Bowser finally gets control of the Mushroom Kingdom. May he be a benevolent ruler.

The Professional Gamer - February 18, 2019

Hello faithful readers, and welcome to this weeks installment of The Professional Gamer. Last week, I spent a lot of time talking about Mod Psycho 100 and That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime. I haven’t watched Slime yet this week. And as I discussed last week, I may not end up watching it at all. What did I do? Keep reading to find out. Just a reminder, spoilers for current season anime below. If you aren’t caught up, you may want to do that before you continue reading.

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The Professional Gamer - February 9, 2019

Well, this has been a fun end to a week. I had a quick day trip out to Albuquerque (via plane) to have a look at a project site. I'll be posting this on Saturday afternoon, but as of late on Friday, I'm on a train heading from the Denver Airport back to my house. In other news, I caught back up on the seasonal anime. Well, for the most part. I have one more episode of That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime to watch. Come to think of it, I guess I'm not actually watching a whole lot of anime this season. I'd change that, but it might mean watching some of the shows that, at least on first appearance, seem a little trashy. This intro has gone on long enough, let's get to the meat. Spoilers abound for Mob Psycho 100 and Slime; you have been warned.

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Anime Review - Rising of the Shield Hero

Anime Review - Rising of the Shield Hero

Rising of the Shield Hero is a recent entry in the anime isekai (person pulled into another world) genre, although the light novel was originally released in 2013 in Japan and 2015 here in the States. The plot of the story is that 4 heroes were summoned to a world of sword and sorcery to combat waves of enemies and save the world (dun dun duuuunnnnn). Each of these heroes are granted a legendary weapon that they need to level; The Sword, The Bow, The Spear, and the Shield. By being bestowed one of these items you are forbidden from using anything other then it for combat. And the stage is now set for the adventure to begin.

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The Professional Gamer - February 2, 2019

Hello and welcome to another post with me, Jim. This week has been pretty good for me. I mean, I was trying to fight off a sinus infection and ended up going to the doctor to get some help with it. I mean, I’ve still run about 12 miles this week, so its not like I was doing that bad. But, I just want to nip any problem like that in the bud before it becomes more serious. Especially since I’m running a half-marathon this weekend. And attending an all day meeting. So, I’m pretty much not going to do anything geeky and worth talking about over the weekend. Anyways, what geeky things have I been doing? Read on to find out.

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The Professional Gamer - January 25, 2019

Righty-o everyone! Glad to see you back for another post. This week has been a fair amount of doing chores around the house. I had Monday off, and spent most of it working with Crystal to clean up part of our kitchen: tidying and organizing so that it is easier for us to find the things that we need. Other than that, I watched some more of my wife playing through Dragon Quest XI, and then I played a bit of Elite: Dangerous on a few days. Other than that, all I’ve really done is watch more of Avatar. Let’s talk about it.

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