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Big News

We are welcoming our newest addition to the team, Deyeneira Serrano.  We call her Dey, she is 11 years old and she recently moved to AZ. Her favorites hobbies are drawing, painting and riding her quad.  She is pretty awesome. She is currently playing Monster Hunter, Overwatch, Stardew Valley, League of Legends and Minecraft. She will be sharing her perspective on the games we play.  She is still learning so any pointers will be greatly appreciated. Have fun, Dey!

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Gaming in the Professional Industry

Have you ever noticed the small amount of gaming groups available on LinkedIn. I personally have a lot of connections and I don’t have the balls to post anything about gaming nor have I seen a post about the gaming industry and the potential it has to bring in income to your household. I would like to point out that I am a big fan of gaming and am in no way ashamed of the things I like the most but I still can’t take upon myself to talk about in a few of my social media accounts.

I love my workplace. The company is amazing. It has great benefits, awesome leadership, the co-workers are more than ok and it’s a a great commute. This company is on the correct track and it has a lot potential to grow. They are soon to become leaders in their industry which is booming by the way. Even with all these things I feel like I’m wasting away under the umbrella.

If I had the chance to take a leadership position with a huge pay raise I would decline. Not only is it an eternity to work 40 hours, I cannot imagine having to work 55+ hours and being responsible for others people success. It’s just not for me. I’ve recently asked around and most of my coworkers not only judged me but specifically told me to grow up. Most of them asked questions like, how can you spend time in the computer at home after working 8 hours straight?

I guess I need to play and reset my mind so I can come look at your face again tomorrow. Oh and they almost had a heart attack when I asked if they had watched the last episode of Attack of Titan.

Slowly but surely I’ve come to realize that it’s not about the money, it’s about doing what you love no matter what. There is no room for my love of games in this industry or in any other. I clearly don’t fit in so the question is, when is it going to be enough? When am I going to do something about it?

Look, if you are young and your reading this please don’t stop playing. Don’t “grow up” and just learn how you can make a living out of something you already do and love. As for me it’s never to late to start over and stop being miserable at my wonderful 9-5 job. I will see you guys in twitch.

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If you can’t beat them, join them.

This one is for all the girlfriends out there who are tired of being in a competition with the PlayStation, Xbox or the PC.  Let’s be honest I think almost 90% of women out there go through the same ordeal.  In the last year I have learned that the love that people have for games is just not going to go away.  We can stop playing for a little, but we are just going to back to playing as soon as a friend breaks out a beer and says log in, the mates are all here. We can’t help it.

In the last year my relationship has only gotten stronger due to the time that we spend together playing League of Legends.  We play together and against each other and the competition get intense. (Like I want to sleep in the sofa every time he wins intense)

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Now in this same year I have witnessed how a few relationships just deteriorate because they keep losing each other to the freaking game.  I’ve seen schedule conflicts, loss of interest and even judging because they don’t understand why we play so much.

The fact of the matter is that they won’t stop playing.  You can break the console, you can turn it off, you can do what you please and it’s just going to make things worse.  Because for us it’s disrespectful.  It’s disrespectful to disconnect the person that’s carrying the game, OK.  The people that are connected will be affected by this too, not to mention that you will get reported and you might even loose access to that account.  The account that you have invested five years of your life too, not to mention the money.  So, trust me when I say that it’s worth losing a marriage over this. So, relax.

My recommendation to you is that you sit down and at least learn whatever game they are playing.  Understand the skill required and get to know who your man is playing with.  These are important people, become a part of this awesome group.  Maybe you like it enough to play.  Hey, maybe your man needs a healer, or maybe a support. Make it a game between you too, make it fun and competitive. My husband and I have gaming dates and it’s the best thing ever.  Whatever the case may be if you can’t beat them (and you won’t), join them.

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5 Reasons why we Play.

Hello again!! Thank you for joining me once more. So, I’m going to start off with letting you guys know that we are all adults. Our age group is 25-35 with pretty successful jobs and pretty big kids. Now this is just to show you that gaming is not only for kids and teenagers. With this blog I want to share the reasons why we keep playing and why we are not going to stop. We are a group of 6-8 people (soon to be more) that have different reasons why we play but we have the same goal in mind. We really see this as a challenge and we want to get better. Whether is in Overwatch, League of Legends or any other game in particular. For my specific case the reason why I keep playing is because I want to get better than my brothers someday. So here we go, five reasons why we play.

Reason number 5.

To be honest as adults we like to drink. So, we have created a pretty cool drinking game. Since we are in our house we don’t spend too much money, we buy a few beers split them between everyone and we are all safe and sound in our homes. There is only one rule and it’s pretty simple. If you die, you drink. It does not end well for me in most cases. (I’m always dying). It’s actually pretty funny and the insults get pretty intense. Drinking makes everything a little bit more interesting.

Reason number 4

Family time is golden for us so for reason number 4 I have to say that we play because we like to spend time with each other. This is our time and it’s super important to us and if someone doesn’t want to play we get offended. Not really but we expect everyone to be present and alive, well for most of the game. They can’t feed on purpose because we will report them.

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This keeps our family up to date with stuff that’s happening in our life’s and we actually speak to each other. A message in Facebook just isn’t enough for us anymore so we have grown accustomed to this game time. We try to play every Tuesday without fail.

Reason number 3

This reason is actually very important to me. I release a lot of stress while I’m playing this game. So, reason number 3 is that gaming helps with our daily stress and tension build up from work. In reason number 5 I let you guys now that the insults get pretty intense, well screaming and yelling actually makes me feel better and laughing at our fails is the cherry on top. I say that everyone should play at least 3-4 hours a week. My coworkers actually ask me if I was up late playing cause even though I’m tired I’m in a very good mood so my sales actually get a little boost because of this.

Reason number 2

You can be social in these games. I’ve met amazing people just because we have a mutual interest in these games. I’ve met new friends through my brothers and we love to play with them. Even though we may not see them ever, it’s still a way to socialize and practice those very import skills. Because I’ve become accustomed to talking to random people I’ve become better at expressing myself through the phone, this means that it has a direct effect in my career so I see more value in this game.

Reason number 1

I left this for number one for a reason. I speak for myself on this one but I really hope everyone shares my same thoughts.  After I succeed in a game I feel like I accomplished something.

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This feeling last for a few days but I feel recognized and motivated to set more ambitious goals in my life. Like this blog for example. I experience a few emotions at the same time even feeling love for the game at one moment. The best way to explain it would be that I feel real passion for this game and I want to mimic this passion with my work and my family. For me it’s not just an escape from work, for me it’s the most important, I can even say the most productive thing I can do in a day. I simply love gaming and I appreciate everything that comes with it. Even the frustrating fails. I want everyone that reads this to feel the same way! And these are a few of the reasons why we play and of course why we are not going to stop.