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When does a video game become more than a video game?

Released July 20, 2015

You know, I've played many games in my time here on Earth. In my youth, my household had a Sega Master System and a beast of a 386 computer that came with eight whole MB of RAM. I have been playing video games literally since before I could tie my shoes, see over counter tops, or stay up past 7 PM. When I got older, I purchased my first console — an original PlayStation — which I played until the day it stopped spinning discs. I invested my own time and money into getting more games into my grubby little hands. I got my first job as a direct result of this hunger.

It's safe to say I'm a fan of video games.

I've played all sorts, from RPGs to sports; from puzzles to card; from strategy to the just plain weird. I'm willing to give most games a go, even though I may not have any particular preference for the genre they find themselves in. But why? What makes games so interesting to me? Why do I choose to invest so much time when I could be doing other things like sports or making friends, or really just going outside for once?

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Parenting is hard

Released July 13, 2015

On June 11th, 2015, my wife powered through the delivery of our daughter, Scarlett. I'm not going to go into detail as to the birth itself, other than to say that my wife did an absolutely amazing job. Truly an amazing experience to be a part of, and I could not be more proud of her.

I knew raising a brand new person was going to be hard. I really did know that before we started. However knowing something in theory and then knowing it in practice are very, very different things. You think I would have learned that the difference between theoretical knowledge and practical application from my time before ever having sex with anyone.

Eh, I'm a slow learner, apparently.

It turns out that raising a child is really fucking difficult.

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