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Half Way Through My Sophomore Year

Half Way Through My Sophomore Year

Alternatively: What Happened to Heated Gaming?

Well, after an extremely long hiatus, I’m back, and with another personal update of what I’ve been doing: my Sophomore year of high school. It’s been pretty easy on me. Nothing eventful or bad really happened. I simply didn’t have the motivation to continue this blog as I had a lack of content to write about that wasn’t already blowing up across the internet. However, today, I decided to go back to it as I’ve gotten back into the class where I started this blog. Today, this blog is revitalized at least for another half of a year.

As for this blog, I believe the way forward is to do content relating to what I’ve been playing. Expect synopses of a rather good moment from certain video games that make me want to write about them so that all of you could perhaps find a new favorite game… or if the moment is a bug-ridden mess, you know what to steer away from getting. The old series I promised may or may not make a return, as that depends whether or not I find the inspiration to create something of significant value to continue them with. In short, expect more content to deal with gaming experiences and less to do with tutorials. I’m still going to try to give out gaming news, though.

And lastly, the Heated Gaming podcast. This podcast will be continuing sometime this year, and will likely not experience a hiatus on the level of what this blog has experienced until now. My friend and I now have the resources to continue the production of the Heated Gaming podcast at the same quality, allowing us to create more episodes. Over the as-now unknown time until our next production, we will be planning a schedule to create new episodes, and solidifying our format. Expect a new episode some time this quarter.

TL;DR: I’ve been having a rather nice Sophomore year of high school and plan to revitalize what I’ve been making on this blog and continuing the Heated Gaming podcast that I released a pilot for last year.

However, this blog is ultimately for the enjoyment of you, the reader. What do you think of these changes I plan to bring in the end of this half-year hiatus? Do you have your own suggestions on how I could develop this blog and the Heated Gaming Podcast? Or, perhaps, you just want to talk with the guy behind the blog. If you fulfill any of these criteria, leave a comment down below.

My Summer Plan

My Summer Plan

By: Leonard Dixon

Here’s the end of the Heated Gaming (formerly “The Game Station”) hiatus with my summer plan. After all, I am still in school (currently a freshman in high school.)

First of all, I plan to build a brand new enthusiast-level gaming PC. I wanted to get the most out of my experiences in games such as Dark Souls 3 and Overwatch, and as such, sought to get the funds to build something higher-tier than anything I had before. This means that content related to video should be of a higher quality than seen before.

Here’s the specs of my planned PC:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel – Core i7-7700K 4.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $336.88 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler Cooler Master – Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $24.88 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Asus – STRIX Z270-E GAMING ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $186.89 @ OutletPC
Memory Kingston – FURY 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $126.87 @ Jet
Storage Western Digital – Blue 250GB 2.5″ Solid State Drive $82.67 @ NCIX US
Storage Western Digital – Blue 4TB 3.5″ 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive $117.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card Gigabyte – GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB AORUS Video Card $714.33 @ OutletPC
Case Rosewill – NIGHTHAWK 117 ATX Full Tower Case $95.98 @ Newegg Marketplace
Power Supply EVGA – SuperNOVA G2 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $109.85 @ OutletPC
Optical Drive Sony – AD-7200S-0B DVD/CD Writer $45.43 @ Amazon
Software Malwarebytes – Anti-Malware Premium + Anti-Exploit Premium (1 Year Subscription) Software
Software ESET – NOD32 Antivirus 2016 (1 Year Subscription) Software
Monitor Acer – GN246HL 24.0″ 1920×1080 144Hz Monitor $182.99 @ B&H
Monitor Dell – P2415Q 23.8″ 3840×2160 60Hz Monitor $369.00 @ Amazon
Keyboard Corsair – Vengeance K65 Compact Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Wired Gaming Keyboard $59.99 @ Amazon
Mouse Logitech – G502 Wired Optical Mouse $59.99 @ Amazon
Headphones Logitech – G430 7.1 Channel Headset $39.98 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $2583.62
Mail-in rebates -$30.00
Total $2553.62
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-05-08 10:42 EDT-0400

Secondly, I plan to properly launch the Heated Gaming Podcast. Keep in mind that it will likely be updated more consistently than my blog, as I find it more enjoyable to create and that it’s easier to relay a higher volume of useful information to my readers and viewers.

Last, but not least, I plan to open up a personal YouTube channel under the name Khan’s Trilby, and begin uploading some easy-to-make content for people who like my personality to enjoy.

Overall, there’s a lot more Heated Gaming content coming up sooner rather than later. Speaking of brand new Heated Gaming content, why don’t you check it out? Links to the first episode of the podcast and my YouTube channel (not yet fully started) below.

Heated Gaming Podcast EP. 1: https://soundcloud.com/user-663092911/heated-gaming-podcast-episode-1

Khan’s Trilby:¬†https://www.youtube.com/user/TheEpicVideoDudes (Old URL, will be changed ASAP.)