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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 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!

Also available on digital store fronts such as Amazon Kindle, Apple iTunes, Barnes & Noble Nook, and more.

(BucketListGames.com | Walapie.com)


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 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.

#BlogapieGamer | Check Out My Work Comp

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

#BlogapieGamer | Check Out My Work Comp

Today, I want to show you the work computer my spouse and I purchased.

I bought parts for a work computer from Amazon. I decided to build a powerful work computer the moment I wanted to make videos. My spouse helped purchase parts for this computer as a Christmas gift, and I am still reaping the benefits of it to this very day. One of the best business decisions we ever made.

I can process 1080p video files with ease. This is especially good because I make a lot of one hour music videos for my gaming YouTube channel. Start up is snappy due to my OS being on a Solid State Drive (SSD) and workflow is blazingly fast due to the modern parts and speedy RAM.

I can multitask very well on this machine. I consistently am working with over a dozen tabs open in my Chrome browser, recording audio from an external source, recording gaming footage, while having Word, notepad, and picture editing software open in the background. All at the same time.

I don’t remember all of the specs off the top of my head but I will do my best:


OS: Windows 10

RAM: 32 GB DDR 4

MOTHERBOARD: Msi Z170A SLI Plus

CPU: i7 with a Hyper 212 EVO cooler

SSD A: 240GB for my OS

SSD B: 500GB Crucial brand

HDD: 3TB Western Digital

VIDEO CARD: GTX 1060 6GB

POWER SUPPLY: EVGA 750 Modular

OTHER: I bought a smaller case and built a hobby computer with spare parts, used an older case for my new work computer, and came out with two relatively new computes. Cool!

I would recommend anyone looking into serious gaming or starting a media career to save up and invest in buying a decent computer for editing videos, music, audio, and pictures. It is well worth it.

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 Hard Drive Storage

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

#BlogapieGamer | Check out My Hard Drive Storage

Today, I want to show you the hard drive I purchased.

I bought a Western Digital 4tb External Hard Drive from Best Buy. I decided to buy one of these the moment I decided to take my creative career seriously. I knew if I was going to start making videos, podcasts, while taking tons of pictures, I would need some serious storage. Enter, 4tb.

I was even thinking about going higher: 6tb. But my budget only allotted for 4tb, and that has been fine so far.

I use it primarily as a backup for all of my raw video files (the files I record straight from the source–Wii U, Nintendo Switch, Steam). Transfer speeds seem okay and the exterior quality of the device is sturdy and durable. Besides it being a finger print/small scratch magnet, it works as advertised. Western Digital has yet to fail me, and I am happy of my storage purchase.

I would recommend a high capacity hard drive for anyone looking to get into making gaming videos or any type of media intensive career/hobby.

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.

Amiibo Hunter | The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Bokoblin

Amiibo Hunter | The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Bokoblin

Bokoblin Officially Hunted!

A wild Bokoblin appeared. On Amazon.

Well, I did see one in the wild at my local Target. Exactly one, to be exact. No more no less. It was hanging out with a gang of unsold Animal Crossing amiibo, waiting to be plucked by a true Zelda fan or amiibo collector. Luckily, I am both.

I even picked up the Bokoblin and carried it around with me, but I ultimately put it back in the name of being financial responsible. That is life, but I vowed to buy this little gremlin-goblin as soon as I could.

Flash forward three months later and over 200 hours played in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, I wanted to snag this amiibo bad. Taking a trip to Target, Walmart, and Best Buy all ended with me being empty handed. But then, what happened to appear at a decent price on Amazon? This–

Yup. My very own Bokoblin amiibo at the manufacturer’s suggested retail price (M.S.R.P.), too.

Just look at it.

LOOK AT IT!

Scary.

Even scarier? The price on Amazon jumped about fifty percent days after I bought mine. Geez. That was a close call.

Check out the rest of the pics from this amiibo pictorial on my Flickr page.

Thanks for reading and 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 Blue Snowball Mic

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

#BlogapieGamer | Check Out My Blue Snowball Mic.

Today, I want to show you the mic I purchased.

I bought the Blue Snowball Mic from Amazon after doing a little research. I watched YouTube videos, read reviews, and price-compared before I bought the best quality mic I could get for a reasonable price.

I have been starting to use it regularly to record intros for my The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild playthrough videos, and I am very happy with the results and clarity. If anything sounds bad, that’s usually my lack of experience/incompetence at recording and editing audio rather than the quality of the mic. Ha!

STAY COOL WITH CLEAR AUDIO

The mic is large, sturdy, and feels like it can take a beating if I decided to lug it around in a backpack. I also really like the thick reinforced USB cable. So nice. So durable.

Over all, I would recommend this to anyone looking to record audio on a budget. I can’t wait to use it for future gaming projects, as long as time permits.

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.