Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Gamer Diary: Dark Souls II - Day 11


I'm still at the Lost Bastille, but making a bit pf progress. Those Ruin Sentinels are turning out to be a bit of a pain (mainly because there's 3 of them).

Main Location: The Lost Bastille

What is Gamer Diary? This is raw video game footage (no edits, cuts, etc) of my first attempt ever playing this game (don't judge); it may prove to be entertaining or maybe even useful.

Game: Dark Souls II (XBOX 360)
http://amzn.to/1Nkz5bM

Recorded with my Diamond GC2000 via Stand-alone mode.
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Sunday, March 6, 2016

Gamer Diary: Dark Souls II - Day 10


I'm still at the Lost Bastille, but my controller died and I could not get it to work after that.

Main Location: The Lost Bastille

What is Gamer Diary? This is raw video game footage (no edits, cuts, etc) of my first attempt ever playing this game (don't judge); it may prove to be entertaining or maybe even useful.

Game: Dark Souls II (XBOX 360)
http://amzn.to/1Nkz5bM

Recorded with my Diamond GC2000 via Stand-alone mode.
http://amzn.to/1Pmyf0x

Gamer Diary: Dark Souls II - Day 9


Finally defeated the Pursuer and started adventuring at "The Lost Bastille"

Main Location: Forest of falling Giants & The Lost Bastille

What is Gamer Diary? This is raw video game footage (no edits, cuts, etc) of my first attempt ever playing this game (don't judge); it may prove to be entertaining or maybe even useful.

Game: Dark Souls II (XBOX 360)
http://amzn.to/1Nkz5bM

Recorded with my Diamond GC2000 via Stand-alone mode.
http://amzn.to/1Pmyf0x

Gamer Diary: Dark Souls II - Day 8

Part 1


Part 2



What is Gamer Diary? This is raw video game footage (no edits, cuts, etc) of my first attempt ever playing this game (don't judge); it may prove to be entertaining or maybe even useful.

Although I'm still in the same area, I did level up a bit and buy new equipment. Also built a strategy for defeating the pursuer.

Note that the video was so long (more than 3 hours) that I had to break it up into two parts.

Main Location: Forest of Falling Giants

Game: Dark Souls II (XBOX 360)
http://amzn.to/1Nkz5bM

Recorded with my Diamond GC2000 via Stand-alone mode.
http://amzn.to/1Pmyf0x

Gamer Diary: Dark Souls II - Day 7



What is Gamer Diary? This is raw video game footage (no edits, cuts, etc) of my first attempt ever playing this game (don't judge); it may prove to be entertaining or maybe even useful.

Pretty much the same as the previous day not made any significant progress on this day either. Have been primarily focusing on leveling up.

Main Location: Forest of Falling Giants

Game: Dark Souls II (XBOX 360)
http://amzn.to/1Nkz5bM

Recorded with my Diamond GC2000 via Stand-alone mode.
http://amzn.to/1Pmyf0x

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Job Hunting Tips

Here’s some advice I wrote a while back, some of this may seem familiar to you:

Double your efforts (for example if you’re only doing at least 2 applications a day, aim for doing at least 4 a day). You may have to go around town and go in different businesses and fill out applications, even if they aren’t hiring. Start by visiting several temp agencies.

Once you get a call from someone, have multiple plans in place. That way if one plan fails you have backup plans (at the least 2 other backup plans). It’s always good to have a “worst-case scenario” plan as well.

Don’t wait around (1-2 weeks) for a company to call you, keep calling them back for about a week (show them you mean business) and if they have nothing for you, move on to the next couple of companies on your list. Do this for about 3 companies at a time.

If transportation is an issue, ride the bus. Another alternative is commutesmart.org, and ride in a carpool/vanpool to the area of town you’ll be going to. Your last resort may be craigslist; they have a ride section too. If you can’t do either of these, explain the situation and ask if you can do an interview over the phone and tell them you can fax a copy of your id and SSN card (you may have to do this in the library if you have no access to a fax machine). Re-scheduling interviews cut your chances of landing a job (you are competing against several other people for that position and they have an interview too).

Make a flyer (marker and paper is fine, printed flyer is preferred) offing your services as [something you’re skilled at] at a cheap rate with your contact info. Place it somewhere where there is a lot of volume (a lot of people walk by).  You can also come up with creative legitimate ideas to make quick money. Once you do get money, only spend it on what you need and create a budget.

Do not rely heavily on other people (I have made this mistake a lot), because they may not always be there for you when you need them. There is nothing wrong with asking/accepting help from others but only you can fix your problems. Times will get harder and you will get frustrated but keep calm and be patient or else everything will go from bad to worse (trust me I know, and paid the price).

Don’t let anybody that isn’t helping you look/talk down to you; show/tell them you mean business and your current progress. Your effort is currently a full-time job.

Keep your faith and don’t give up, only weaklings concede to defeat.


I wrote this based on my experience during my darkest days of 2011. This is also the same advice I give other people. During my unemployment I was eventually without transportation, phone, and internet and yet I was still able to find work. Follow these steps, and you’ll be guaranteed a job within the next two to three weeks.

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Gamer Diary: Tomb Raider - Day 2


***There is some good news and Bad news about Day 2. The good news is that Day 2 is finally posted. The bad news is that my SD card became full and I didn't know it (video from day 1 was still on there), so the remaining portion of the video is gone.

What happened when the video ended? After a little more salvage was collected, the ax was reinforced so that the door could be opened. Shortly after proceeding through the door, an event took place in which Laura was held captive. She eventually broke free. This is where day 3 will pick up at. I know this paragraph won't 100% make up for the lost video, but it is better than nothing, and yes I did die a few times by the wolves and captors.

What is Gamer Diary? This is raw video game footage (no edits, cuts, etc) of my first attempt ever playing this game (don't judge); it may prove to be entertaining or maybe even useful.

Game: Tomb Raider (XBOX 360)
http://amzn.to/1PhC43F

Recorded with my Diamond GameCaster GC2000 (via Standalone mode)
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Gamer Diary: Dark Souls II - Day 6


Have not made any significant progress on this day either. Have been primarily focusing on leveling up.

Main Location: Forest of falling Giants

What is Gamer Diary? This is raw video game footage (no edits, cuts, etc) of my first attempt ever playing this game (don't judge); it may prove to be entertaining or maybe even useful.

Game: Dark Souls II (XBOX 360)
http://amzn.to/1Nkz5bM

Recorded with my Diamond GC2000 via Stand-alone mode.
http://amzn.to/1Pmyf0x

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Gamer Diary: Dark Souls II - Day 5



Have not made any significant progress on this day.

Main Location: Forest of falling Giants

What is Gamer Diary? This is raw video game footage (no edits, cuts, etc) of my first attempt ever playing this game (don't judge); it may prove to be entertaining or maybe even useful.

Game: Dark Souls II (XBOX 360)
http://amzn.to/1Nkz5bM

Recorded with my Diamond GC2000 via Stand-alone mode.
http://amzn.to/1Pmyf0x

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Gamer Diary: Dark Souls II - Day 4


Made some good progress including the first boss battle. Make sure to stay tuned, because day 5 is coming soon.

Main Location: Forest of falling Giants

What is Gamer Diary? This is raw video game footage (no edits, cuts, etc) of my first attempt ever playing this game (don't judge); it may prove to be entertaining or maybe even useful.

Game: Dark Souls II (XBOX 360)
http://amzn.to/1Nkz5bM

Recorded with my Diamond GC2000 via Stand-alone mode.
http://amzn.to/1Pmyf0x