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My Favorite Moment of My Freshman Year

My Favorite Moment of My Freshman Year

So, out of everything in 2016, I realized blogging was not my favorite platform for content creation. It feels a bit too response-less, and even though that may be from the small amount of traffic coming into my blog, I can derive much more enjoyment from another weekly content model: Podcasting. Podcasting allowed me to talk with a friend about recent events in gaming, and can easily provide multiple viewpoints without going into the eventual war zone that the comments will eventually become. Thus, finding out about how easy it was for me to slide into podcasting excited me. While the Heated Gaming podcast may be on hold until resources and free time are easily available, it will continue in due time.

Podcasting had its epiphany moment during the recording process. As I went over articles from larger gaming news sources, I was able to get quick thoughts and was easily able to start an intellectual debate. No flamewar, no hassle, just a nice conversation. It flowed better than I had thought it would, and while editing was a bit tedious, it was no issue once I had gotten into it.

However, something almost stopped me from finding out how enjoyable this could be. During the research process, I found the process of finding and rewording good information difficult, as there was plenty of insignificant news to sift through in order to find what people had wanted to hear. I pushed myself through the process (along with outside help, of course,) and eventually finished the minor news. There, I found my next roadblock.

The major news proved even more difficult to find than the minor news, as it’s not every day that you get something groundbreaking or an AAA release coming out. I soon realized that the timing would have to be looser than that of the minor articles, and once I accepted that, I was able to find what I needed. Luckily, at the time of writing, the first episode of the Heated Gaming podcast had came within a week of the Prey demo and the announcement of Call of Duty: World War II. While I have changed my stance on the game, it provided news enough and my temporary excitement helped fuel the energy needed for my first episode.

After pushing through these two complications, I found that I heavily enjoyed podcasting during recording. Overall, I believe this has one message to people: Stick with something to the end, even if you’ll do it only once. You may find that you enjoy it. If any reader has their own stories pertaining to this theme, summarize it in the comments 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.)

The Schedule

The Schedule

As I have realized, this blog is going to need a schedule for its posting, and as I believe, my viewers should know what that schedule is. So, this will be a short post going over my future schedule:

Tuesday: Trickshot day (If enough have been submitted!)

Wednesday: Tips/Training Day

Thursday: News Day

That said, I need trickshots for tomorrow’s post! Send a YouTube link to your own trickshots in the comments below!

Why was this made?

Why was this made?

Welcome to the Game Station. No doubt you, my readers, have seen what I intend to do with this blog plastered all over it. You may ask yourself, why? After all, you could just look up tutorials on YouTube, and find gaming news on plenty of other websites. However, think of this as a time-saving one-stop shop. After all, this is a compilation of all those things in one place that will be put down as tutorials.

So, introduction aside, what do you readers want to learn? Naturally, I’ll be putting up a post about aiming as it’s a necessary concept, but what specifics do you guys need to get down? Leave a comment below about what you want to learn.