Category Archives: Gaming

Daily LoL #1: Nocturnal Surprise

To help me get back into writing more often, I’m going to force myself to write more about things I do daily. Since I’m actively participating in the AHGL for League of Legends (Adobe Team Captain!), I am practicing my skills on a regular basis to improve my team’s chances of winning money for charity. While I mainly focus on playing support, this game forced me into a Jungle role since I was close to last pick in the ranked queue (last pick means you fill out whatever roles need filling).

Feb 13 Nocturne WinOne of the reasons why I am generally good support is because I can play very well in reaction to thwart enemy aggression. Most other roles rely on good proactive plays to make things happen, especially with gankers like the jungle. Fortunately, I had a great duo queue partner in HaxsChao to set up some great gank opportunities. I went 5-0 pretty early on in the game, which let me rush a Warmog’s Armor and become virtually un-killable. It’s also funny to realize that I still do well in other roles besides support, even if it’s not my best role.



Never give up; always go right

When life comes at you again and again, you may feel like giving up from time to time. Encountering obstacles on the path to any major goal is a given, and overwhelming feelings of inadequacy, difficulty, and despair can cripple you to a state of inaction. From one’s personal to professional life, inaction is the certain path to failure. Only by persistence, faith, and diligence do we ever have a hope of success. Continue reading

The Versatile Violin

In light of my last post, it saddens me to think how little the art world considers of gaming. While I freely admit a large portion of gaming is sensationalized, I also believe the art community overly generalizes the medium and fails to recognize incredible work in gaming. Much can be said about science fiction and fantasy genres in the literary world. Authors like J.R.R. Tolkien and Orson Scott Card took advantage of these genres to create profound literary works, much like gaming does today.

The Sky from Skyrim

Not Art?

Malevich: Black Square


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What makes a serious game?

Around two years ago, a little-known company called Riot Games introduced League of Legends into the computer gaming world. Clearly inspired by the insanely popular Warcraft III mod Defense of the Ancients, many thought this game would simply be a standalone and updated version of that mod. They thought wrong! Continue reading

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