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Random Video Day: How Disney Uses Language

Okay, we’re now approaching the end of January 2018… and my gears still haven’t quite started yet. I know, I know, I made a goal of getting back into blogging and cooking this year, and in my defense, I did cook something (simple) and also read some of my favourite blogs this week! I think…… Continue reading Random Video Day: How Disney Uses Language

Game Recommendation · Hobbies of All Sorts

Introduction to Buying Games for Beginners (or Parents with Kids)

Heard good things about video games but not sure where to start as a beginner? Your kid really wants a video game and you want to buy it for Christmas because it’s Black Friday sale season, but overwhelmed by the choices? In this post, I won’t exactly tell you what games to buy, but instead…… Continue reading Introduction to Buying Games for Beginners (or Parents with Kids)

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Mid-Week Video Day: A Scary Soundtrack for that Final Showdown with the Villain [Final Fantasy VII]

https://youtu.be/Magg_RriiT4 Lyrics (from Final Fantasy Wikia): [CHORUS] Estuans interius Ira vehementi Estuans interius Ira vehementi Sephiroth Sephiroth Burning inside with violent anger Burning inside with violent anger Sephiroth Sephiroth [REPEAT CHORUS] Sors immanis Et inanis Sors immanis Et inanis Fate – monstrous And empty Fate – monstrous And empty [REPEAT CHORUS] Veni, veni, venias, Ne…… Continue reading Mid-Week Video Day: A Scary Soundtrack for that Final Showdown with the Villain [Final Fantasy VII]

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Video Game Recommendation: Hollow Knight

It’s been a while since I last posted a video game recommendation, and since I finally finished playing this game after several replays (for the achievements 😆), here’s an entire post dedicated to it! 🎮 To start off, here are some quick details of the game: Genre: 2D Action Platformer, Metroidvania Release Year: 2017 Platforms…… Continue reading Video Game Recommendation: Hollow Knight

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Mid-Week Video Day: A Soundtrack for When the Story Approaches the End [Ori and the Blind Forest]

https://youtu.be/mQLpxzekEYw This is such an emotional piece, a beautiful soundtrack that tells a story without any words. A story close to the climax, where our protagonists are losing hope after losing too much. A story that might sound something like this: Approaching the End Darkness. There is nothing but darkness around us. Darkness that intend…… Continue reading Mid-Week Video Day: A Soundtrack for When the Story Approaches the End [Ori and the Blind Forest]

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Mid-Week Video Day: A Soundtrack Eternally in My Heart [Chrono Trigger]

https://youtu.be/bNzYIEY-CcM “This is the eternal kingdom of Zeal, where dreams can come true. But at what price?” Composed by Yasunori Mitsuda, Chrono Trigger has some of the best soundtracks that’s still in my heart even after 20 years, especially this one! Called “Corridors of Time”, this is the soundtrack that plays in an ethereal magic…… Continue reading Mid-Week Video Day: A Soundtrack Eternally in My Heart [Chrono Trigger]

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Benefits of Playing Video Games #5: More Game Genres and Skills You Can Develop

Welcome to Part 2 of video game genres and skills you can develop with them! Today we’ll look at four major genres we didn’t cover last week – Simulation, Strategy, Sports and others. 😀 Genre: Simulation Sub-Genre: Construction and Management Simulation Ever wanted to feel like a business tycoon? If yes, this is your genre…… Continue reading Benefits of Playing Video Games #5: More Game Genres and Skills You Can Develop

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Benefits of Playing Video Games #4: Game Genres and Skills You Can Develop

Previously I mentioned that different video game genres give different benefits, so this week we’ll be looking at some genres, skills you can learn from them and some game recommendations! Yep, we ain’t done with all the gaming benefits yet. 😆 If you’re a novel reader or a movie watcher, you’re probably thinking of genre…… Continue reading Benefits of Playing Video Games #4: Game Genres and Skills You Can Develop

Health, Science & Technology · Hobbies of All Sorts

Benefits of Playing Video Games #3: Creativity and a Disclaimer

Over the last two weeks, we’ve looked at cognitive, health, personality and social benefits; today we’ll have a look at creativity! Plus a sneaky disclaimer at the end. 😛 Warning: This is going to be a link-extensive post! Video Games Improve Creativity A study of nearly 500 12-year-olds found that the more kids played video…… Continue reading Benefits of Playing Video Games #3: Creativity and a Disclaimer