Saturday, September 15, 2012

Controllers and School Books (or Why I Haven't Posted in a Month)

A snapshot of my life.
It's been a long time since my last post. During that time, I moved back on campus and got right back into the basic grind of an English major. Read, write, rinse, repeat. Honestly, the start of the semester got the best of me. The realization that I have less time for video games hit me like a brick (or five).

When you need to write grammatically correct essays, read novels that double as sleep aids, write enlightened poetry from random prompts and prepare for the next painful exam, video games seem like a great escape that you don't even have time to think about. Finding balance between grades and gaming takes time. But getting good grades and basking in the joys of video gaming is completely possible. It's just not easy.

Case in point: I haven't gone cold turkey from my gaming habit. In the last couple weeks, I've been able to catch up on some Smash Bros. Brawl action with my main group of players and I've even started two new games (Tales of Symphonia and Rhythm Heaven. Details on them later.) There was just a bit of a problem adjusting to life without all the free time that goes along with summer vacation. I think it's all leveling out now.

Are you in school? How do you balance video games and academics? This feels like a throwback to my post on having a career and playing games so if you haven't read that go check it out and leave a comment there too. This is obviously a conversation that won't end very soon.


  1. I'm going to school also, and of course I play too many video games. I've spent so much time on Kingdom Hearts 3D, though, I think things will smooth out now that I've finished it. My strategy is to stick with the more casual games now. I will make it out of this semester alive!

  2. I feel the same way! I don't think I'll be able to really get into a deep game any time in the near future. Good luck, we're all in this together!


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