Tag Archives: Learning

Playing with Odds (Part I)

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Playing games has helped me grasp the variety of settings where applying probability can be valuable. More specifically, it has aided me in getting a handle on how to use probability to assess acceptable risks and then accept losses given these risks. Continue reading

Seeing Random Walks in Speed Runs (Part I)

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3…2…1… GO!!! And the race is off. Got the boost. Looking good. Drift the corner and…. WO!?!? there goes my ghost from last run. An unforgettable and befuzzling event that seems to be a motif of speed runs and time trials. Continue reading

The Internet: Changing the Gaming Experience for the Better

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Growing up, there was always the choice to sled down my driveway or at the local golf course. The local golf course had advantages; people had trail-blazed paths, it was larger and steeper, I could interact with people I didn’t know, perhaps try someone else’s sled. Continue reading

Games and Movies: The Expectation of Survival

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I wasn’t cognizant of the fact that I was dreaming, but was present enough to abstract out of the setting I was thrown into, and confidently decide that I was in a movie/game. For whatever reason (perhaps setting, cinematography, and general vibe) I had some cognitive foresight which changed the way I approached each frightening situation. Continue reading

Personal Experience and a World of Judgement (Part I)

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People look for different experiences in their games. In the broadest sense, we can pick up different genres. However, as I continue to play and interact with different games, I realize more how much this concept can be broken down deeper.

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Momentary Lapse of Concentration

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It’s hard to bring our A-game 24/7. We try to be alert when it matters so we don’t make some silly mistakes that could haunt us down the line. That being said, keeping a constant vigil can be taxing, so it is vital to find techniques to help strategize how to preempt these momentary lapses in concentration. Let me share a few times I have been burned by stupid moments of lost concentration.
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Taking on New Meaning: Music

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It can be hard to understand in life what exactly strikes a chord with us and the reasoning behind these reverberating instances. We attach extended value and meaning to all the interactions that barrage our daily lives by constantly constructing a memory web of connections and connotations. It is this hidden value that strikes me so wonderfully whenever certain video game songs reach my ears. Continue reading