The Guide on Being a Mature, Distinguished Gamer: Part 2 – Failure, Success and The Gaming Mindset

Hello and welcome to another edition of Games with Coffee! This is Part 2 of The Guide on Being a Mature Distinguished Gamer! In our previous edition, I discussed about priorities. If you've missed Part 1, please check it out here. Today, I'm going to share some thoughts on success, failure, the importance of maintaining … Continue reading The Guide on Being a Mature, Distinguished Gamer: Part 2 – Failure, Success and The Gaming Mindset

Final Fantasy VII: How the Game and its Protagonist Changed My Life Forever

Good morning and welcome to another edition of "Games with Coffee!" May the delicious brew in your favourite mug give you +1 in both your wakefulness and energy stats! Today's topic is a very special one for me: 20 years ago, on September 7, 1997, Final Fantasy VII was released in North America. I don't … Continue reading Final Fantasy VII: How the Game and its Protagonist Changed My Life Forever

“The Quest:” Practicing Writing Through Fanfiction and Using NaNoWriMo as Motivation to Write!

Good morning and welcome to another edition of "Games with Coffee!" How is everyone today? As you may or may not know, November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo): the annual event where writers from all over write a minimum 50,000 word novel in one month. It's a pretty big deal, since it motivates people … Continue reading “The Quest:” Practicing Writing Through Fanfiction and Using NaNoWriMo as Motivation to Write!

Beginner’s Mindset, Failing Forward and Starting Over: How They Relate To Gaming and Real Life

Good morning and welcome to another edition of "Games with Coffee!" May today reflect the contents of your mug: filled to the brim with hot, delicious goodness! Today, I'm going to talk about having a beginner's mindset, failing forward and starting over. I want to talk about these because several situations have happened at my (now … Continue reading Beginner’s Mindset, Failing Forward and Starting Over: How They Relate To Gaming and Real Life

A Quick List of Great, Halloween-inspired Video Game Tunes!

Good morning boils and ghouls and welcome to another edition of "Games with Coffee." Happy Halloween! Whether you're going to a costume party, handing out candy or trick-or-treating yourself, it always helps to have some tunes prepared to get you into the right mood. With that, I thought I'd share a quick list of Halloween … Continue reading A Quick List of Great, Halloween-inspired Video Game Tunes!

“The Quest”: Using Video Games to Fulfill my Dreams

Good afternoon and welcome to a special edition of Games with Coffee. Why special? Because today, July the 13th, is my 30th birthday! And while the jokes start coming around about how I've become practically ancient, I want to talk today about something completely different than the usual stuff I talk about. Today's subject is something … Continue reading “The Quest”: Using Video Games to Fulfill my Dreams

Video Game Music: Why It’s My Personal Soundtrack To Life

Good morning everyone, and welcome to another edition of "Games with Coffee." Grab your favourite mug and a pair of headphones, because I'm going to talk to you about a subject that's dear to my heart: Video Game Music! Video game music (which I'll abbreviate to VGM) has evolved far beyond its origins back in the 70's and 80's, … Continue reading Video Game Music: Why It’s My Personal Soundtrack To Life