Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Stay Positive

Something I learned from an inspirational speaker named Les Brown is about staying positive  Now he used an example saying that for a lot of people, when things aren't going their way, they become negative. As if the negativity is going to make anything better. Another example he used was the fact that when some people don't get a job, they see that as a reason to slander the employer. But also

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

B.R.A.C.E.ing to Achieve

Now most if not all of you are wondering in your head, "What is this dude talking about? What do you mean BRACE myself?" But what I mean is not what you are thinking most likely. BRACE is another acronym. BRACE stands for:

B - Back to the basics
R - Reboot yourself everyday:

Winning the Day: The Lego Bricks to an Overall Goal

As part of the whole focus of this blog. I discovered a video from a guy named Kevin Bracy. He was talking about how most people try to make New Years Resolutions and that we as human beings are so focused on achieving goals deep within our future that we forget about the most important thing, winning the day. He actually referred it as "Win the Day".

Saturday, January 12, 2013

My Next Project

This banner is for another blog.


Lately I've been taking a lot of photos of what I eat. And finally I thought to myself, "I need a place to post my shots for the whole world's viewing." But the main thing was that I didn't want it to be a social network since I'm slowly leaving the social networking picture. Facebook is no longer in my brain. And  Twitter is next on the list. Also Instagram is still a social network no matter what you say. So a brilliant idea popped into my head. I have a YouTube channel called NextGen Windows, so to begin making my brand NG (NextGen), I have finally decided on making a food photography blog. Where I'll start off taking photos with everyone's most convenient item that they take everywhere. Their phone. Then later I'll upgrade to a full fledged DSLR camera.

So without further a-do I am pleased to announce NextGen Foodtography. Sometimes you might see it written as NextGenFoodtography, or NGF. But they are all essentially the same thing. Only an abbreviated form or lazily non-spaced.

What I want to do with this blog is to make it so that anyone can share their food photos. Not as a social network, but almost as an organized forum. But more on that in the future. For now, the design and the photos need to be created and edited.


Sunday, January 6, 2013

Video Game Music That Triggers Emotions

Most of us that have played a video game have heard music in it that activated our emotions. For me, this post will be simple and to the point. Here's a few of the music that triggered memories and emotional response from me.

P.S. : Notice the trend.

Video Games Today Have a Serious Problem


As the title says, RPGs today have a major problem. I've played 2 of the supposed top RPGs in 2012 for PC: Guild Wars 2 and Diablo III. The main problem with these is that the original titles were super fun, but the recently released sequels are not nearly as fun. Could be because I'm a lot older and my tastes could have changed. But one game in particular seems to have its whole community in an uproar.

This game, Diablo III is the infamous game I am speaking of. This game's predecessors Diablo, Diablo II, and Diablo II: Lord of Destruction were all great games that I spent hours playing, and Diablo II: Lord of Destruction lasted about a decade and still sees regular players playing it to this day. But Diablo III, seems to have dropped in players in under a year. It was released on May 15, 2012, and as of now, January 5, 2013 (9 months later), its showing a drastic drop in players. One reason is because of the RMAH (Real Money Auction House). Basically allowing you to sell the items you find for real money. The problem with this is that people can set ridiculously high prices for stuff. And another thing they introduced was the GAH (Gold Auction House), which allows items found in-game to be sold for gold (the game's currency). Again the problem with this is that items may be sold for extremely high prices. Note that it's super hard to get gold if you don't dedicate tons of hours playing the game.

In summary, I feel that this game was meant to be a money grab.

"Money grab - something made specially to generate currency)

Why do I say this? Because Blizzard Entertainment gets a percentage of how much you make from a sale. There being thousands of players,  Blizzard is making quite a profit. 60 dollars for the game plus a high percent of the price of every purchase of items.

The question of the day: Do you think that a lot of video games now a days have become "money grabs" for their prospective companies? Why or Why not?