Checkpoint: Why I Play Games Edition (Pt. 1)

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I never had to explain to people why I play and enjoy video games. There’s a multitude of reasons and anytime I try to flesh them out, I stumble. So I decided to sit down and deep dive into the many reasons why I grew so attached to this burgeoning and controversial medium.

I don’t have just one reason to play games because like movies, books and other medium in existence, games come in all shapes and sizes. Today, I’m going to shed light on the competitive allure of games.

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Checkpoint: Tylenol & Tissues Edition

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It’s been a rough couple of days filled with Tylenol, tissues and plenty of liquids. I’ve had worse colds and fevers but none so persistent. I’m getting better but it has taken too many days away from me to get there. I’m guessing that’s just a sign of getting old.

I wish I could have said it was all fun and games while being sick — you know, like in elementary school and I could still find the energy for long gaming sessions in between doses of medication.

I took this opportunity to catch up on shows and movies. I’m finally watching Season 5a of Breaking Bad. I’m nearing the end of Justified Season 2 and Archer Season 4. But most importantly, I finished rewatching all of the TNG movies and thus finishing my quest to relive all the TNG TV and film content in chronological order.

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Phillips Has The World’s First 21:9 LCD HDTV

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Want the true home cinema experience? Look no further than Phillips and their brand new 21:9 LCD HDTV. According to them, it’s the world’s first cinema-proportioned LCD HDTV which means no more black bars for movies! Needless to say it’s ridiculously wide and annoying for every other piece of media outside of the 21:9 aspect ratio.

So the choice is yours: black bars for movies? Or black bars for everything else? There’s a reason why they chose 16:9, you know.

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