As you will be able to see from past posts, this blog used to be about the Minnesota Twins. I still love to watch and follow the Twins (especially if they are winning) however, I have grown a little tired of blogging about them. Since I am paying for the www.highcheez.com domain name, I thought I should use it. And what better way than through my new found interest in video gaming! My 13 year old son has been into it for a few years now and I decided to take it up as a hobby and have had nothing but fun doing it!
The first thing I knew I had to do was create a gaming station. I knew that my wife would not allow me to sit on the couch and game all night long, so this was a first priority. I decided to take over the unused, or should I say, over cluttered, dining room table. This is not to say that I don't believe in family time at the dining table, however, we just never do it anymore. Therefore, our long table provided the perfect place to setup. Next, I watched a couple YouTube videos about other people's gaming stations and got some tips for setup. This also made me aware that many other people are pretty serious about their gaming.
I had a 19" TV in the storage closet that was my son's but he has since upgraded. Perfect! I had a PS4. Perfect! I have a laptop and an iPad. Perfect! Perfect! I even had a computer sound system in the garage that I hooked up for awesome sound. I did not have any headphones yet, but was seriously looking into it since every serious gamer has them and with the dining room table being right next to the living room, I had to have them.
|My beloved gaming station!|
I also plan on upgrading to an actual optical gaming mouse which will look a lot better than the regular Logitech.
Next, I just had to play! I inserted Madden 15 and began with Madden Ultimate Team (MUT) and the fun began.
Right now I am playing Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare - super awesome game - and am on the last mission on the campaign. The last game I actually played start to finish and beat was Super Mario 2 back when I was 13!
I now have a pair of sweet Turtle Beach P12 headphones for my PS4 and a pair of Phillips regular stereo headphones for my laptop. I also bought a stand for my iPad and have a pair of headphone hooks that attach to my monitor in the mail.
I am having a blast and it's been a great hobby for me. Turns out that I'm not half bad at the games either. I get a little help from TheRadBrad with his YouTube game walk-throughs so I can't thank him enough.
I hope to continue gaming and blogging and we will have to see what happens.