Making money online

This is a subject many people were curious of, at one point or another.  The internet just basically came from no-where about 30 years ago and now it thrives.

Who would have imaged all those years ago that you could set up a camera, and talk into it for several hours during a day about a vlog, which is basically a show that revolves around the person holding the camera, and you know what?  Youtube pays them for it.

Most of them aren’t rich.  But, for many of those stars on youtube, if they’re posting vlogs every day, chances are they’re being paid enough to do it day after day.

But, sure, vlogging isn’t for most people.  Even if you were to vlog, would have to do it long enough for people to catch on, and provide videos interesting enough to keep people coming back time after time.

That’s the key to it, though.  Repetition.

No, not every successful video on youtube is a blog, but people with successful youtube carriers do have something in common.  They many videos.  Even if you had a one-hit-wonder, you wouldn’t maintain success if you didn’t follow it up with something.

This is one of the most important things when considering to make money online.  Things will most likely start off slow.  What you must do is repeat your process, and build a reputation.  As this is done, you will begin to gather more of a following.  The internet is about making connections.  You could never make a sizable income being alone when absolutely no one knows about you.

One thing that’s important when building a reputation online is making sure you stick to whatever it is you do.  Don’t be the person who’s always doing something different every other day of the week.  This leaves the impression that whatever you’re doing just isn’t working well enough  for you.

If you don’t put in the effort, it doesn’t matter the success rate of the program.  Even if it had a success rate of 97.8% you are going to fail if you don’t have the effort.

Never ask someone else how much you will make.  That ultimately depends on you.  Instead, tell them how much you want.  Be realistic about it, and maybe you’ll get tips on how to better get to your goal.

Again, because this is very important, do not join every new program you see.  Do not spread your resources too thin.  There’s only so much time in a day.  Trying to get with six different online businesses, even if they’re all legitimate, you’ll fail because those six are going to all be competing for your time.

Then, there’s another important thing.  Using your brain.  If something seems sensible, rational, and makes a lot of sense.  It most probably is.  But if someone says to you they have an easy, click-button-and-forget software that will make you $12,054 in 14 days for only $9.99 a month, it is most definitely a scam.  Also, never trust anyone who puts the dollar sign after the number (12,054$). That’s not where it goes.

I will be posting more blogs on this soon, as I try to get back into my rhythm of posting.  However, if you are looking to get started earning online, I suggest starting here, and provide an e-mail address.  Don’t forget to like, share, follow, etc.  There will be more to come.

Dead Or Alive 5: Ultimate Sale [AGAIN!]

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Well, if you missed out on the sale last month, I have news for you.  No, the characters are not back on sale – however, select costumes are!  Yeah, I know… not exciting…

But, also, Kokoro is being offered for free, much like Mila was last month.

For some odd reason, I do not see this being mentioned anywhere on the official Playstation blog.  However, you can take a look at things in the actual store, here. Or, click the banner above to go straight to Kokoro’s page.

Of course, as with every week, there is a sale going each week in the Playstation Store.  Check out the official blog here.

Finally, please be sure to check out my other posts.  There may be something of interest there.

What Does It Mean To Exist?

It’s open to interpretation, however, there was an interesting story I found, about a kid who found his father’s ghost in a game, whom he’d lost at the age of six.  What on Earth am I talking about?

Well, racing games are very unique in their style of play, in that you can play against a racer that isn’t actually racing with you. Many games have too much decision making, which would make it impossible to say, play against the ghost of another person.  Tekken games attempt to do this, with their “ghost battle” mode, but, you cannot teach an Artificial Intelligence to act human.

People choke under pressure, they learn, they adapt, they read the enemy mid-battle (or, try to) and they also make mistakes and downright forget what to do at times.  Some mistakes you make in fighting games go in your favor, though rare –  almost always, a single mistake shifts the outcome of battle.

As far as racing games are concerned, the person of the fastest lap has their play recorded.  This is saved to an AI who will then re-do everything the fastest racer did… exactly.

This kid, now 16, remembered playing against his dad when he was young.

On one day fantastic day, he found the ghost racer of his dad, whom had long passed away, and was able to play against it.  Losing race after race, again, and again, until one day, he did it.  He got so far ahead that he could have won the race, but just before he got to the finish line, he stopped.  Only to make sure his dad’s ghost would remain as the fastest time.

Still being able to play against someone who’s not actually there anymore.  It’s something nice.  For those five minutes of racing, (or longer depending on the track, laps, etc.) it must be great, almost as if they’re still there, spending time with you.  But not quite.

Original article may be found here.

Now if only a game actually could make a ghost in fighting games, of someone playing at their best (sometimes, I forget important stuff that costs me plenty of matches.)  It would be amazing, as it would be something to interact with.

Needless to say, in racers, if you’re occupying the same space as the ghost, you’ll pass through.

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Quick! Close Your Eyes!

Daily prompt.  Please be sure to read the others here.

Doesn’t really happen too often to me.  There’s so much violence in today’s entertainment, that I think I’m mostly desensitized… Although I’m probably kidding myself. — I actually remember the last thing to make me cringe.  It’s that scene in Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes.

And, thanks to the power of youtube, I can show you exactly! 🙂

SPOILER ALERT.  Although the game only lasts 5 minutes an hour anyway (so you should have completed it already) — that’s why I refuse to play it at 20 bucks.  But, that’s another story.

 Obviously, the video below is disturbing.  Watch with caution!

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What Would I Do Without My Laptop? I’d Probably Use My Desktop.

Daily Prompt. The others may be read here…  Oops, I forgot my title in my initial publishing.  Oh well, it’s here now.

There’s no doubt in my mind that my friends would all associate me with having this very laptop I’m using right now.

I used to be  against laptops.  I honestly preferred desktop computers.  But, one day, I decided to get one, and now, I hardly ever use my desktop computer anymore.  My laptop packs much more power than my desktop computer, and it’s portable.

They’re both Windows 7, and my desktop computer is actually still very fast.  But, it doesn’t have any graphical horse power.  I was amazed when this Laptop could run Super Street Fighter IV at maximum settings, while my desktop computer couldn’t keep it going faster than 20 frames per second on the most minimalistic settings.

So, whenever I go to visit my friends, I always have it with me.  They’ve come to expect me to have it with me whenever I show up.

Before my Laptop, I used to Bring My PS Vita along with me.  But after, I got my laptop I’ve been using it a lot less.

I feel like this is going to be a day of many blogs.  Please be sure to read some more here, or come back later.  There’s so many things I want to talk about.

 

Playthoughs Of My Genesis Collection?

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Who remembers Sega Genesis?  I do, although it’s kinda hard to forget when I’m looking right at the console.

My collection isn’t the biggest, however, it’s packed with plenty of titles.  Some of which I hate, such as Batman Forever, while others I have fond memories of playing, such as Quack Shot: Starring Donald Duck.

Then, there’s those titles, that everyone swears are the worst games ever, like Cliffhanger: Starring Sylvester Stallone, a game that I particularly enjoy playing.

I’ve owned a total of five Sega Genesis consoles, (two of which are operational today) and a total of 48 different games, with my collection rising with games from my personal wishlist.  This list includes games I used to own, which were stolen from me, Battletoads & Double Dragon: The Ultimate Team, being the last game from that list, Robocop Vs. The Terminator, which I managed to lose one random day and every other Genesis title I’ve ever played.

Now, I don’t think most people will be able to remember every genesis game they ever played, however, I have instances when a game pops into my head.  And, from that single image in my head, I can find out which game it was.  My current list of games I’ve previously played sits at 15.  It should be closer to 25, I’m sure, and then, finally, there’s that wishlist of games I’ve never played, but would like to own.

By the time my collection is completed, I’ll be sitting on 110 Genesis titles.

The reason I bring this up is because I’m planning to do play-throughs of most of my collection.  Skipping games I cannot bare to play, like Batman Forever, or Tazmania.

Anyway, as some of you may know, youtube will be allowing video uploads of 60 frames per second.  So, playthroughs I do wont have graphical errors, such as not being able to see flashing characters on screen, because the refresh-rate being too low, as well as other graphical issues that come in regards to that.

I do not know when I will begin doing this.  For now, it is an idea, but I will eventually get around to doing it.  Although more than likely, it wont be to the extreme of not getting hit, or perfecting a game.  I’ve tried this before, with cliffhanger, for the first four stages, and it wasn’t easy at all, as you can see for yourself.

Now, because I own all the games I’ll be playing, I should do pretty well in them.  Although I’ve owned some titles for many years, some I’ve yet to ever beat, and probably never will..  Maybe I’ll beat Sonic the Hedgehog 1 for the first time ever with no cheats during my recordings.

The funny thing is that my Sonic game came with my very first genesis, all the way back in the early 90’s, though I have no idea if it were ’91, or ’92.  I may also include commentaries, but I know people don’t like those.  Any suggestions before I start doing this sometime in the next month or so?

How To Get Your Start In Fighting Games?

Tekken 7 has been announced.  There wasn’t any major details about the game, so I didn’t bother to make a blog on the subject.  Nothing has been confirmed, so just play it safe, and expect Yoshimitsu, Heihachi, Nina, and Paul, since they’re the only four characters to appear in every Tekken game.  Kazuya will no doubt come back too, if the trailer is any indication.

However, I suspect that this will be Heihachi’s last game (Until Tekken Tag Tournament 3), as he’s getting older and the trailer references Tekken 7 as being the last battle.  I assume this isn’t to the series, but to Heihachi and Kazuya’s ongoing feud.

I think Kazuya may throw Heihachi into an active volcano, since they seem to like throwing each other down cliffs and what-not

Anyway, there’s people out there who haven’t played Tekken in a while.  Perhaps not since Tekken 2, or 3.  But, you’re looking to get started?

First thing you want to keep in mind: Lose, Lose, Lose!

No, not your enemy, you.  You should be the one losing.  If you’re playing on settings that are too easy, you’re going to become very frustrated when you play against a human.  Why?

No matter what level you’re playing on, the AI, or, Artificial Intelligence, is designed to lose.  It doesn’t matter if you’re playing on maximum difficulty settings, it is meant to be defeated.

That’s not quite how things go when you play a human opponent.  So, tactics, or strategies that work on AI opponents wont always work on humans.

You know you have to lose.  But, how do you turn yourself into a winner?  Here are five simple steps to show you how to get your start.

1. Know your character.

Go into command training, and learn every attack your character has.  This will be useful.  If someone else is using the same character you are, you will be able to mimic strategies if you can take notice of the attacks being done.

In Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate, for example, I’ve learned almost all of Mila’s attacks, so when I see other people using her on youtube, I can go from what I was doing here to this, eventually.

But, if I don’t know what I’m looking at, it wont help me at all.

2. Know your opponent.

Now that you know all of the attacks your character can do, you now have to learn all the other characters attacks too.  Although, the key thing here is that you don’t have to worry about the inputs.  You only have to get used to seeing the attacks.

This will help your defense, because you’ll learn to notice what is coming.

3.  Learn to react

Learn how to react to what is coming.  Each attack has a start-up animation and a recovery animation.  Each attack also has a hittable range.  Learn how to position yourself outside of the range of your enemies, or learn how to defend against the attacks.  How?

4. Basic properties of 3D Fighters.

Some attacks miss crouching enemies.  These attacks are called high attacks.  They only hit standing enemies and can always be crouched. Some attacks hit both crouching and standing opponents.  These are called Medium attacks.  Finally, are low attacks, which also hit crouching and standing.

High attacks can only be guarded against while standing, (but should be crouched under anyway.)

Medium attacks can only be guarded against while standing.  They are not blockable if you are crouching.

Low attacks can only be guarded against while crouching.  They are not blockable if you are standing.

5.  Making sense of those properties.

So, you’re thinking to yourself, high attacks… Bad.  Medium attacks… good…  You’re missing the point.

High attacks, because they can be crouched under, are generally faster than medium attacks.  This is usually in both start-up and recover frames of the animation.  There’s no point in high attacks if they are so slow, you can see them coming 10 minutes ahead of time, unless they have some other trait, such as dealing a lot of damage, or being an unblockable attack.

However, if you manage to hit your enemy with an attack like that, chances are high that they’re confused mentally or don’t know what to do.  That can be used to your advantage in terms of mind games and mental conditioning.  They are at your mercy.

That’s all for now.  If you’re looking for further help ahead of Tekken 7, Mortal Kombat X, or whatever else, check out my previous posts.