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#BlogapieGamer | Check Out My Steam Controller

Welcome to another #BlogapieGamer, a gaming blog series that chronicles a behind-the-scenes look at my creative career.

#BlogapieGamer | Check Out My Steam Controller

Today, I want to show you the Steam Controller I purchased.

I bought Valve’s Steam Controller from Amazon at just around the time it was released. And I haven’t been disappointed with my purchase.

The build quality is solid and the unit feels comfortable to hold after getting used to the controller’s unique curvature, button placements, and track-pads.

Nice and Steamy

Every game I play on Steam is played with this controller with very few exceptions. I’ve beat the Tomb Raider reboot, Gauntlet reboot, and Mass Effect 1 with this and have put hours into Serous Sam, the Resident Evil franchise, and many indie titles. I love it. The built in gyro combined with the track-pads really feel much better than a traditional controller.

Fun Fact: I shoot arrows, with hybrid motion controls, in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild better due to having played Tomb Raider with gyro and track-pad aiming. It’s prep work, I say, in a good way.

I would recommend the Steam Controller to any gamer interested.

Thanks for reading and taking a look behind the scenes with me. See you next time!

–Walapie Gamer


YOUTUBE: My Nintendo oriented YouTube channel has playthroughs, gaming music, and more.

TWITTER: My Twitter feed has even more personalized content from me.

FLICKR: My Flickr account has a lot of gaming galleries and images galore.

#BlogapieGamer | Check Out My Surge Protector

Welcome to another #BlogapieGamer, a gaming blog series that chronicles a behind-the-scenes look at my creative career.

#BlogapieGamer | Check Out My Surge Protector

Today, I want to show you the battery backup surge protector I purchased.

I bought APC’s Battery Backup during Black Friday sales at Best Buy. I decided to buy one of these on a whim when I really thought about how many power outages I’ve had throughout my life. There has been a lot that have interrupted my work and play sessions. So I was excited to see this at Best Buy during Black Friday of 2015/2016. I contemplated on it before snatching the final one.

And I haven’t been let down by my purchase.

The unit is hefty, solid, and sits comfortably beneath my work desk. I have my work computer connected to it at all times along with an extra surge protector for temporary plug-ins. So far, it has helped my computer last through momentary power outages a couple of times. And at the very least, it is a very high quality and durable surge protector.

I would recommend a battery back up/surge protector for anyone looking to prevent their play sessions from failing during the next blackout.

Thanks for reading and taking a look behind the scenes with me. See you next time!

–Walapie Gamer


YOUTUBE: My Nintendo oriented YouTube channel has playthroughs, gaming music, and more.

TWITTER: My Twitter feed has even more personalized content from me.

FLICKR: My Flickr account has a lot of gaming galleries and images galore.

#BlogapieGamer | Check Out My Video Game Passion Project

Welcome to another #BlogapieGamer, a gaming blog series that chronicles a behind-the-scenes look at my creative career.

#BlogapieGamer | Check Out My Video Game Passion Project

Today, I want to show you a my video game passion project I started in 2012.

Under my author pen name, The Jason Jack, I began writing You Know You’re A Gamer When . . . five years ago with the concept coming to me in the latter part of the 2000s. It is a comedic, reverent, and nostalgia driven book I had great pride and joy in writing.

It took many years to create due to life events along with myself over complicating the project. Then, I told myself to just finish it already and get it out in the world. The self talk worked.

And I’m proud of the finished project although it took a decent amount of work. Since I have always been primarily a Nintendo gamer (85% Nintendo; 10% Steam; 5% PlayStation at the current moment), I had to make sure I made the book as widely appealing as possible and I think I did just that, thanks to having owned a PS 1, 2, 3, and Vita TV as well as a couple Xbox 360s. So there are references that all gamers can relate to and enjoy.

Perhaps when I get the time, I will write a sequel. And hopefully take less than five years to produce it.

Here is a copy of my blog about the book’s release:


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You Know You’re A Gamer When . . . 

Gamers come in all shapes and sizes, but the one thing that we all have in common is our love of gaming. Recognize yourself in the pages of You Know You’re A Gamer When . . ., a tome of over 200 direct, relatable, odd ball, and often comedic statements about being a gamer.

You know you’re a gamer when

. . . During a boring conversation, you hope a “skip cut scene” button will appear next to you. 
 
. . . You own more games than you can possibly play in a lifetime, let alone beat. 
 
. . . You have fallen asleep with a controller in your hand. 

Enjoy hundreds of fun, often relatable, gamer qualities in the pages of You Know You’re a Gamer When . . ., today!

Purchase the physical book through Amazon and get the digital Kindle edition at a reduced price!

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Thanks for reading and taking a look behind the scenes with me. See you next time!

–Walapie Gamer


YOUTUBE: My Nintendo oriented YouTube channel has playthroughs, gaming music, and more.

TWITTER: My Twitter feed has even more personalized content from me.

FLICKR: My Flickr account has a lot of gaming galleries and images galore.

I Beat . . . No More Heroes!

I Beat . . . No More Heroes!

 

In preparation for Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes, I played and beat No More Heroes 1 for the Nintendo Wii!

I had the game on my shelf for years and finally beat it. Great action game with a foul mouth and over the top story line. 

The game is basically all boss fights separated by mini games and beat-em-up action. Everything I love!

I recommend it. Now, back to waiting for Travis Strikes Again . . . oh, yeah! I have No More Heroes 2 waiting for me to play. Cool.

Metroid Samus Returns | GAMEPICKUP

My Samus Returns Special Edition

Metroid is my favorite Nintendo franchise, and I’ve been waiting for this one for a long time.

I even beat Super Metroid (for the first time in 20 years) just last month in preparation for this new 3DS entry.

Happy Samus day, everyone!


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#BlogapieGamer | Check Out My Work Session

Welcome to another #BlogapieGamer, a gaming blog series that chronicles a behind-the-scenes look at my creative career.

#BlogapieGamer | Check Out My Work Session

Today, I want to show you a bit of video editing.

Here are some images of me creating Super Mario Bros. videos in my movie making software of choice, Sony Movie Maker Platinum 13.

Working and Editing Fun

I took these pictures sometime in 2016 when I was new to video editing, and I am glad I did. I enjoy the memories and I enjoy sharing them with all of you.

The images above show all of the pictures I added to my work file, a Super Mario Bros. video I recorded from my Wii U, my tidy timeline, and the end of a video being processed (that is what the green bar is for).

I gotta say, looking at the pictures make the software look really daunting and complicated. But, in reality, the software was easy enough for me to learn and dive into.  If you have ever wanted to jump into video editing, and you want to move on from free software, then I would encourage you to do so.

There is no time like the present to get started on your new hobby or career path so go out and learn something new. I did so by jumping into video editing, and I am still learning new techniques to this day.

Go ahead, be brave, and start editing.

Thanks for reading and taking a look behind the scenes with me. See you next time!

–Walapie Gamer


YOUTUBE: My Nintendo oriented YouTube channel has playthroughs, gaming music, and more.

TWITTER: My Twitter feed has even more personalized content from me.

FLICKR: My Flickr account has a lot of gaming galleries and images galore.

#BlogapieGamer | Check Out My Work Keyboard

Welcome to another #BlogapieGamer, a gaming blog series that chronicles a behind-the-scenes look at my creative career.

#BlogapieGamer | Check Out My Work Keyboard

Today, I want to show you the awesome keyboard I purchased.

I bought Tecknet’s Kraken 3 LED Adjustable Backlit Gaming Keyboard and Mouse. To go along with the brand new work computer I built, I also needed a new keyboard and mouse combo.

I decided to go for something a little bit sturdier than I was used to with a couple of bells and whistles. I usually use wireless keyboards which I have found to be light weight and a bit flimsy. Tecknet’s keyboard is very firm and durable in comparison. It rests just the way I want and the buttons are nice, solid, and have a lot of depth to the press.

The mouse is fine and fits my hand perfectly, and the admittedly non-essential LED lights are nice and vibrant and complete the package. The only niggle I have is that it is kind of hard to see the keys without the light. I just keep the keyboard light on to prevent this since I am an occasional keyboard looker.

Overall, I would recommend this keyboard to anyone looking for a relatively inexpensive keyboard for gaming or work. I have been using it for over half a year and it still works like new.

Thanks for reading and taking a look behind the scenes with me. See you next time!

–Walapie Gamer


YOUTUBE: My Nintendo oriented YouTube channel has playthroughs, gaming music, and more.

TWITTER: My Twitter feed has even more personalized content from me.

FLICKR: My Flickr account has a lot of gaming galleries and images galore.

1 Hour Nintendo Music | RPG Maker Fes ~FIELD 1~ (Nintendo 3DS)

1 Hour Nintendo Music | RPG Maker Fes ~FIELD 1~ (Nintendo 3DS)


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PRESS START | First 19 Minutes of Sonic the Hedgehog (GameCube)

PRESS START | First 19 Minutes of Sonic the Hedgehog (GameCube)


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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Playthrough | Part 20 “Divine Beast Vah Ruta” (Switch)

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Playthrough | Part 20 “Divine Beast Vah Ruta” (Switch)


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