Does anybody play any games for the Xbox 1 or the PS4? Does anyone play any shooting games, fighting games, racing games etc
GTA lad, manipulating markets
Nicest haircut than Bateman
Side-by-side comparison of top modeling training courses + exclusive discount through WSO here.
It's not "murders and executions" for no reason.
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Sometimes I roll up to the Vanilla Unicorn in GTA V and kick it with the boys.
Cool finance Rob do you play any other games like rocket league call of duty overwatch etc
GTA and League of Legends boyo
COD, Halo, Rocket League, Skyrim, Destiny
"There's no reason to be the richest man in the cemetery. You can't do business from there." - Colonel Sanders
Max if you dont mind me asking do you play rocket league a lot? I am looking for people to help me get better at this.game. Thanks.
The Skyrim remake is awesome! Halo 5 as well, except for the lack of split screen campaign (which I miss in all next gen games btw)
BO2 get smoked boy
Modern Warfare series or kill yourself. Black Ops are for Back Office
Hey ibankedup how long have you been playing COD BO2 for?
Skyrim is still so dope and the next elder scrolls just got announced
has anybody ever played call of duty, overwatch, or rocket league
No. No one has ever played any of those before.
My man - nothing like a chaw and some 'chel
The Real Donnie Azoff:My man - nothing like a chaw and some 'chel
Fuckin'a right bud
Cool Yankee doodle what team do you play as?
Sharks or Rangers.
Cool Yankee doodle how long have you been into hockey for?
OP I gotta say, you are a fucking weirdo. But I'm enjoying this thread
Seriously lmao this is the weirdest WSO thread I've ever seen. Cool though.
Man OP is aggressively trying to make some gaming friends on this thread lmao
Why do you say that? That's not true
What's wrong Yankee? All I asked was how long have you been into hockey for?
2K all day
What year aljdljaldla
LOL i'm on 16... should probably get the new one
Cool do you play on PS4 or steam Alj
GT, and the occasional clash royale during short breaks
Nice do you play any other games many?
Civilization, because anything less than world domination is child's play.
6 is such a disappointment though
Agree, Civ 5 was the best one of all. I still have it on my PC.
GoldenCinderblock: "I keep spending all my money on exotic fish so my armor sucks. Is it possible to romance multiple females? I got with the blue chick so far but I am also interested in the electronic chick and the face mask chick."
While I am not as down on 6 as some others, I do prefer the older games. Does anyone Else remember Alpha Centauri?
Good game. Most Sid Meier games are pretty good.
Made ya look
You sound like you'd really like Hearts of Iron 4
Don't forget about Nintendo people! No matter what your view is about video games, no one can deny the popularity of Mario, Pokemon, and The Legend of Zelda, to name a few iconic Nintendo franchises.
Yes that is correct! I love the wind waker. Have you played that Zelda game entrepreneur hero?
Out of curiosity, what is the point of this thread? To get new gaming friends?
I play mainly on a PS4 slim and an Xbox 1. I primarily play Bloodborne, Dark Souls 3 and Trials these days, but used to play more hardcore (competitive) in a broad range of games as a kid. Happy to get a new game if there are any good online games out there right now.
Dark Souls: The only thing more crushing than your analyst years at a BB.
Dont forget Bloodborne, buddy
Still have yet to beat the first boss in that game... i'm trash
I only crossed that level after roughly 5 hours of gameplay. And I did it by cheating and watching a Let's Play first.
Currently playing The Witcher 3. Definitely one of the best games EVER!
Call of Duty and Overwatch.
Rainbow Six Siege and CSGO.
WC3, SC2, Halo 3 and Vanilla WoW (On the Project Elysium Server - hit me up if anyone here is playing)
Check out Warmane for really good Cata, WotLK, BC, and Panda
Look at all these wannabe richies hating on an expensive salad.
GoldenCinderblock:Check out Warmane for really good Cata, WotLK, BC, and Panda
Yeah, ive heard.. I wanted to play Vanilla though
You must be on the hype train headed to the upcoming official Legacy servers then? I wish I was 15 again.
Voodz:You must be on the hype train headed to the upcoming official Legacy servers then? I wish I was 15 again.
Yeh, but I just got 60 on LH.. dont think I will ever have time to do the 1-60 grind again... unless my career goes to shit
I log once a month on wotlk icecrown. Hit me up, I'm Ebitda.
"We cross our bridges when we come to them and burn them behind us, with nothing to show for our progress except a memory of the smell of smoke, and a presumption that once our eyes watered."
I have an 85 BiS PvP ret and holy pally and a shadow/disc priest on Neltharion. But they're shutting the server down slowly and I don't have the time to level another character, really. I have a 42 shammy on Outland I log like once a month too. Playing that ret pally in PvP with the best gear available was fun while it lasted though. Something so gratifying just making people's health bars disappear. Playing holy is really fun too because of how much you annoy the other team.
edit: lol @ your name. I had a ret pally named GoldmanStax back when pallys stacked buffs or whatever and the top PvP set was full gold plate.
My favorite character will always be my first - lvl 60 tauren arms warrior back when PvP ranks were a thing. I got to rank 13 on my server and had the warlord armor and ashkandi and some healer friends. Shit was bomb. Playing a hunter during BC was fun too. Marks for PvP was crazy. And there was a time when BM was the most OP shit around for PvE. I literally had like an 18-line macro that I could just spam and top dps charts. Played an elemental shammy in BC too. That was fun. Sold my first account. Second one got banned for BG botting on a rogue during that time they made all the top-end vanilla PvP gear easily attainable right before BC and everyone spent forever getting full sets only to replace it with level 61 outland greens.
"Something so gratifying just making people's health bars disappear. Playing holy is really fun too because of how much you annoy the other team."You sound like 2k mmr hahaha
I was really surprised when I got 'Ebitda'. I can't believe no one else took it. The game is amazing and I always play healer. Now that I'm writing this I miss it and I'll surely spend an hour tonight to play. I love PvP but it gets boring because of all the scripts and patches and whatnot. What's more, top players link up and if you don't know them it's virtually impossible to get into top 10. I'm so happy that I found a place in WSO where I can geek out.
Never played DOTA. I'm scared to try all this new shit like Fortnight. I don't have time for a new addiction. I just got Halo 5 and a month of Xbox Live last weekend and played for an hour. I suck and nothing makes sense like it did when I was 15 playing that shit.
What healers do you like to play? I raided with a resto shammy in WotLK for a while and watching chain heal top everyone off is so gratifying. So efficient. I like disc priests too. The idea of doing damage automatically to attackers or anyone you bubble is cool. And they have cool buffs for other casters. I enjoyed tanking on a pally too back when AoE tanking was insane and you could pull half a dungeon.
Haha, I main resto shaman pve and pvp (almost became Gladiator while gearing up) and I recently started playing disc priest pvp only. I really enjoy it but arms warriors ruin all the fun in arenas because of their scripts and patches (as I said earlier) and they are extremely strong in Icecrown (gear, broken resilience).
I haven't played anything else apart from PUBG mobile in the past 3-4 months because I don't have a good laptop or PC and playing pvp with low fps and 20 keybinds (usually I have about 35-40) is impossible. I used to be able to hit the top 10 easily with any comp and now I can't even go past 2.3k, it's embarrassing.
I really enjoyed the game when I was young and bad at it. Discovering new things, being a noob. Then, I started playing it competitively for rank and I still got a lot of joy but it wasn't the same. You stop seeing it as a game and you take things too seriously. Sometimes I'd smash my keyboard and then spend the next 10 minutes looking for the keys that popped out.
I wish I did something productive instead of wasting so much time on games...
Yeah, it's a lot of wasted time. But what is wasted time? There's no universe where you are where you are and that didn't happen.
Do you have steam Or PS4 Takenotes08?
Bro after they release WoW classic, I'm resubbing. I don't give a fuck what anyone says, vanilla was the shit.
Bumblebtuna_analyst:Bro after they release WoW classic, I'm resubbing. I don't give a fuck what anyone says, vanilla was the shit.
Ill probably take a week off and binge play to 60
If it's truly vanilla there's no way you'd hit 60 in a week. 60 used to be a feat.
Did you really play Vanilla? Vanilla for raiders blew. It was a giant grind and wipefest. I played a rank 13 tauren arms warrior with a pocket healer and ashkandi. Shit was cash tbh.
Why not just play on a private realm if you like older expansions? I log onto Warmane now and again where I have a BiS ret and holy pally and shadow/disc priest.
I did. I was a mage, started about a month after release. I played on a major horde server, and made it through AQ40/Low tier naxx. Used to put in stupid hours because it was so grindy, but that's what I miss. It always felt simple, yet as you got good gear/progressed it felt like you really achieved something. I quit when cata came out because the game just felt so different. I don't play on private servers because of instability/uncertainties about the safety of my characters. So I'm just sticking it out until Classic releases, at which I will most likely take off a week from work if it all possible.
I was one of the first three or four priests to 60 on my realm so I got to participate in some of the first molten core raids in the world. It was such a feat to even beat the trash mobs then. I can remember everyone rolling on the loot and being pretty excited when I got a piece of my class set.
That was a pretty sweet experience, but I was a highschool student with tons of free time. No way the majority of your players can enjoy the content in that type of setup. It was fun as hell.
Big4please:I was one of the first three or four priests to 60 on my realm so I got to participate in some of the first molten core raids in the world. It was such a feat to even beat the trash mobs then. I can remember everyone rolling on the loot and being pretty excited when I got a piece of my class set.That was a pretty sweet experience, but I was a highschool student with tons of free time. No way the majority of your players can enjoy the content in that type of setup. It was fun as hell.
Those were the days
Yeah. There was a sense of wonder and excitement, and when you actually downed a boss after dying 10 times it was an accomplishment.
I wish I could quote my experience as a Raid Leader as "leadership skills" or "working in team". It's so difficult to organise and lead 24 random people lol.( 39 would be even worse)
Was 6.9k MMR on dota 2.
spent way too much time on games lmao, now not so much time for them anymore
dark souls, lost odyssey, nier, tales of vesperia, ninja gaiden, bayonetta, vanquish, fall out and oblivion, and so many more
those were the days
Not a banker, but I definitely enjoy games when I have the time for them - Fallout, Witcher, FIFA, Final Fantasy, Mass Effect, etc. All solid.
FIFA. even though each new addition is the same as the previous one, I can't help but buy the newest version each year.
Chel and FIFA
Oregon Trail (the original version) while at work. It's a great proxy for surviving the world of finance
I prefer the Asian version, Taipan!
I'm in the process of beating Mass Effect 3
GoldenCinderblock:I'm in the process of beating Mass Effect 3
Man - the ending is not as big of a deal as people made it, but it's still disappointing.
Still one of my favorite series of all time, although the new one didn't live up to the prior 3
Would you still recommend I pick it up for $15 Black Friday? I also own Witcher 3 and will play that next if not. Also been meaning to get to Ori and Unravel.
Think my favorite game ever is SW: KOTOR. Second one is great tooI also enjoyed all of the Ratchet & Clank games and will play the new one once the PS4 gets cheap enough. That's all I want a PS4 for so it has to get pretty cheap.
Witcher 3 is infinitely better
Cool man, I'll play that next. Thanks.Only thing with games like that is I don't have a ton of time to play, but I also have a super addictive/obsessive personality. So once I'm a few hours in and entrenched, I'll spend a lot of time thinking about it while doing other shit. Don't know if that makes sense.
Have you played the Mad Max game? That was a blast for me. I'm also very slowly edging toward 100%-ing Shadow of Mordor. The new one just looks like a rehash and I'm bored of that fighting style.
And another thing is, and maybe this is just a "me" issue and I'm a dummy, but I have a really hard time connecting with the story in video games. Like, I can't connect with imaginary characters who look like muppets when they talk. I just want to explore the galaxy and have fun combat and shit like that. But I watch reviews for stuff like Witcher 3 and people wax poetic about how dope the characters are and shit. And in my head I'm just like, "Yo there is enough shit in real life I can barely follow. I'm not going to invest in learning about how 17 different alien races interface and who killed who's planet...."
I keep spending all my money on exotic fish so my armor sucks. Is it possible to romance multiple females? I got with the blue chick so far but I am also interested in the electronic chick and the face mask chick.
Very solid game
Counter Strike, and PUBG. PUBG with the boys is endless fun, so many ways to play the game.
Tandem21:Counter Strike, and PUBG. PUBG with the boys is endless fun, so many ways to play the game.
PUBG 4 lyfe
also Skyrim, Zelda, Starcraft Brood War, and Onward (VR)
haven't played vids for years, but wow watching my roommate playing xbox 1... i could get hooked so easily, things have changed to say the least
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Tandem21 I haven't played counter strike before. Can we play together on PS4 or steam? Please let me know
OP you might as well ask people for their gamer tags at this point lol
Better to be upfront about it
Ummmm ok fine. Would you like to play NBA 2K together on the PS4??
Nah, I prefer playing with people I know
Tellmehowtoplay what was your favorite ninja gaiden game
Dimesnickels44:Tellmehowtoplay what was your favorite ninja gaiden game
definitely ninja gaiden black and then ninja gaiden 2 after that.
ninja gaiden black for the different enemies and the weapons and the challenge levels.
ninja gaiden 2 because it's fresh with the scythe and the gore and still fast paced. I'm tempted to keep a storage of games to let my future children (if any) play them. I'm genuinely sure that I've changed for the better after playing some games/watching some animes.
OP desperately needs friends. Reminds me of Flash in Justice League trailer
NCAA Gamebreaker 99
OP tryna network through video games, unique and genius.
COD ww2, battlefield 1, rocket league
I just started playing rocket league a few weeks ago bsagget. Do you wanna help each other get better?
Just go on and ask him to help you get better at kissing too. You know, for when you find "the one". It's not gay if you don't enjoy it.
Used to play WoW, SC, SC2, CS 1.6.
Nowadays I play some CS:GO, Dota2, LoL every now and then.
Ever play CSS or just 1.6 and GO?
Skipped CSS; it was a thing during my WoW days.
yes they play games. But not sure which they like to play.
Come on guys, I'm too busy banging my Victoria Secret model(s) to sit around and play 'video games'....
COD is fun though
Racing game I like all the time.
Age of Empires, Starcraft, Starcraft 2, Witcher 3, Skyrim
DOTA 2 and League of Legends.
I have the urge to slay characters, gank people and grief the newbies until they rage quit.
I used to be maplestory nerd. Now I'm on pokerstars.
I'm covering quite a few gaming companies so playing game is a huge plus (Candy Crush doesn't count)
Games for the Xbox PS4 Steam????? Which systems Techbanking2016
I don't own any consoles, however I've been playing games on my PC since I was a teenager. Mostly play strategy games and RPG's.
To infinity... and beyond!
Just got Witcher 3 a little while ago, but haven't made any progress.FIFA, Overwatch, Halo, CoD, WoW, Heroes of the Storm, NHL, all the staples.
Will grab Forza 7 and Assassins Creed when I get XB1 X.
How is the new COD game Breakingrich?
Haven't bought it yet. Ask me in a week or two.
Breakingrich I'm so sorry for asking you this question so late but how do you like COD???
Lol still haven't picked it up. Been too busy. Played briefly at a friend's house and my initial reaction was that it is much easier to die in this than the previous games.
Lol it's all good man. Say Breakingrich have you ever been to a Wall Street happy hour? If so how are they? I'm thinking about going to my first one soon. Thanks.
Dimes - I used to be one of the leads for the London WSO happy hours and I highly recommend going. They were pretty fun, and definitely helped build up a network.
It's in the right direction but far from a CoD classic.
Pros:1. None of the exo suit bs2. Traditional COD multiplayer levels3. Relatively even disbursement of weapon strength (no super OP guns yet)4. Campaign has solid game play (although characters are a bit generic, less so than the previous 3 though so I'll keep it in pros lol)5. So far I haven't been having a problem with camping (we'll see how long that lasts)6. Haven't seen any thermal sights/track finders.......those on LMG's sadly piss me off, like way more than they should lol
Cons:1. Campaign is short (only US in Europe, ~7hr gameplay depending on ability and lvl of difficulty)2. Weapons don't have wide variety of attachments3. Not a whole lot of guns4. A d-bag class to give shot gunners incendiary ammo (can't stand shot guns :/ )5. Player customization isn't as good as previous games (both appearance and special abilities, ie scavenger, etc)6. Currently DLC content is minimal, which was surprising given how short the campaign was. I figured they put more effort into content people could purchase7. Game seems rather generous with the hit marker for quick scoping (may be confirmation bias on my part, tho)
I haven't played zombies yet so I can't comment on that aspect. All in all, if you are a traditional CoD fan, I'd suggest buying it (or asking for it over the holidays). It plays like the older games (MW-BO2, less bells and whistles tho). It definitely fees like WaW re-mastered with slight adjustments. I won't hype it as an instant classic. It's a fun game so far but I think there were some big areas they missed the mark on.
Monkey see. Monkey Doo [Doo].
I feel quite out of place, ha.
I don't really play as much as I used to in the day, but I was always game (and still am) to play a game of Madden online with someone. MVP Baseball 2005 was the best baseball game every produced, but the show is still solid. The last real first person shooter I've played was Modern Warfare II, so that gives you a sense of how dated I am on this :P
General hodgepodge of RPG's rounds out my list (e.g., Kindgom Hearts, Skyrim, Final Fantasy, Resonance of Fate, Enchanted Arms, Eternal Sonata, Paper Mario was outstanding :D)
Alpha q I just sent you a PM. Please let me know if you saw it thanks
Had MVP 2005, totally agree. Haven't played the show since 2010 but bought it this year after I couldn't get enough baseball the last year for obvious reasons! I had a 2005 franchise that went like 5+ seasons was awesome.
Halo 5 because I'm already a beast supersoldier at my PE day job, so why not just continue it at night?
Also sometimes Battlefield 1. I pwn noobs with my Martini Henry.
Just beat Mass Effect 3. I do not understand why people dislike the ending. Did you guys stick around for the bit after the credits? It was fucking epic.
Check this out
www.tournamentseries.yolasite.com. He had his first video game tournament at the Bronx NY today. He will be having these video game tournaments I think every other Friday if not every Friday. He has games such as Call of duty, Madden, NBA 2k, Overwatch, etc. Anybody interested in attending these tournaments?
I forgot to mention he has locations in NJ and in NY
Forza Horizon 2, Forza 6 for Xbox 1
Cool Aladdin mak1! What does everybody think of the link? He has games such as Madden call of duty overwatch etc
Hello Kitty Island Adventures.
I'm enjoying Ori & The Blind Forest a LOT. It's like emotional Mario
I've just started Witcher 3. Well sort of. I'm level 19. It's super fun. Wish there was a little more action-to-talking since I can't bring myself to follow the intricacies of these stories with too much attention.
Bro chill, give it time, it's the best game I've ever played on the PS4 and one of the best ever. Pay attention to the damn story you savage.
I know the story is objectively good. I just have a thing where I can't commit serious mental energy to made-up politics. I can barely follow the real shit. Same reason I can't get into Game of Thrones... It's a fun game and I understand the gist of it. But every side quest introduces 15 characters and it's just a lot to take in
If you game and aren't playing Fortnite idk wtf you're doing. That is absolutely where it's at rn
WoW - ex server pool top3 gladiator priest.
Sold my account with 16 (season 4 BC) and regret it to this day. Biggest mistake of my life.
OverwatchHorizon zero dawnDestiny 2FortniteFifa 18
yes, sure! I play PUBG and Dota 2, they reduce stress really good
you haven't got the desired skin for your game, have you? then try pubg roulette on https://skins.casino/casino/roulette
and NFS too. yay!
Five Ways Video Games Made Me a Better Investor (Originally Posted: 10/01/2016)
Instead of spending my free time outdoors, I, like many of you, spent my childhood playing video games. So how has that made me a better investor? There's at least five very good reasons, so let's get right into it.
The subtlety in this seemingly obvious statement lies in the inflection. Read it in your head the way Batman might say it: "Know the rules." It could be said that players generally fit into two categories: those who act within the bounds of the commonly understood rules; and those who so entirely grasp each minutia of every rule that they seem to act freely without bounds whatsoever. Believe me, you want to be in the second category.
Video games, like investing, have many self-evident rules. It is generally understood where to go, who your allies and enemies are, what the goal is, etc. What separates the mediocre from the great players isn't always skill, but often knowledge. You may know your enemies from allies, but imagine knowing how many there are, their locations, and what threats each of them will present.
Apply this to investing for just a moment. In such a complicated field, if you aren't devouring information at a voracious speed, how do you ever intend to fully reach your potential? Just remember those epic 90's 8-bit cut scenes after you beat a legendary video game if you need motivation.
This word floats around video game forums with a nebulous definition incorporating both the way the game world acts (think in-game physics or A.I.) as well as physical interaction with your console. The latter is not particularly applicable to investing, unless you've found yourself miss-clicking buy instead of sell (hey, it's happened). But the former is incredibly pertinent.
Separate from knowledge of rules, such as trading fees or GTC vs. GTD, mechanical knowledge is understanding what is actually going to happen when you put in a buy for that position with extremely low liquidity, what the real overall value of your trade will be when your trailing stop executes and if that is greater or worse than handling it manually, or even extremely basic things like how to fluidly navigate your trading platform.
Learn from professional video gamers - until you've seen a situation so many times you think your eyes will bleed, never assume you know what is going to happen. You need to do it over and over until you truly get the mechanics behind it, and even then, build in a plan for unexpected technical issues.
This is one of those pieces of knowledge that, while acquirable later, just isn't quite the same unless you've learned it from experience at a young age. And honestly, there really isn't a good way to teach a pre-teen how compounding works that isn't going to bore them to death besides video games. If you've ever played a game like Starcraft II or Command and Conquer it doesn't matter what age you are, the power of compounding is not only an essential tool to learn to destroy your friends, but an early introduction into the world of finance.
Early in these kinds of games you have a certain amount of resources and are given a choice: build a small army now, or invest those resources into more units that gather resources. Over time you learn that this isn't really a choice if you intend to win. Investing is the same. Don't enjoy the fruits of your investments. Be disciplined. Re-invest. Investing is a game that isn't about today or tomorrow. It's about a lifetime of stability.
This one actually is as simple as it sounds. Don't take my advice, or anyone else's.On second thought, take everyone's advice. Just don't take it all to heart. Everyone does things differently. There's different ways to play any game, and in any good game each of those styles can be successful. You don't have to play like your friends to be good. And oftentimes playing differently makes you better. Each person has a natural risk tolerance, a different take on markets and how to read them, different skill sets, different goals, etc.
The most important part of this concept is to balance your comfort along with your personal knowledge. Be cognizant that if you don't properly understand the basics, you shouldn't set out to <a href="http://www.bloomberg.com/video/game-changers/>changethe game. But as you practice and learn, you should feel free to experiment with operating independently. Try things out. Be fearless. Every trading strategy that exists, every book written, every piece of investing doctrine, was created by a person, just like you.
Finally, we come to my favorite. This is what has always set me apart from my friends, my peers, and my competitors. We've all heard practice makes perfect. We've even heard the snarky remix - perfect practice makes perfect. The reality is, for me at least, neither of these statements are even remotely accurate.
My catchphrase would be more like: "Practice furiously, passionately, aggressively. Practice should begrueling. Sometimes practice should hurt. It should be exhausting. It should not be fun. It should be harder than the actual activity itself. Practice harder than everyone else in every way, comparing yourself only to the highest possible standards."
Unfortunately, my phrase isn't very catchy. It also doesn't sound very fun. But trust me, when you want to really, truly succeed at something, it is far more fun to actually succeed than to practice. I would rather practicing suck and my results bring me joy than vice-versa. And no, my friends have never liked playing video games with me. But guess who always won?
Personally, I've always been a bit obsessive. It's been my contention that I should be proud to go absolutely bloody mad, to push myself beyond my limits in every way. And I would recommend the same to anyone. Because on the other side of that difficulty lies your goals, your financial stability, and your video game achievements that will give you a lifetime of memories and lessons.
I'd love to hear your thoughts on this. Do you agree with me, or do you think I'm insane? What skills did you pick up from video gaming that have helped you along? What other activities have helped you find your path as an investor that may not have seemed relevant at the time?
Until next time,This is The Uncontortionist.
Post fails to provide any investment track record. Thread subject heading not justified by the content.
SSits:Post fails to provide any investment track record. Thread subject heading not justified by the content.
Sorry my post didn't meet your expectations SSits. As far as my background I was a competitive/semi-professional gamer, turned professional poker player in college. I then taught myself to trade stocks and options on my student loan money as a PhD candidate, and saw enough success to leave school and pursue it full-time. Five years out, I still haven't needed a "real job." However, the focus of this post was more on entertainment and learning lessons from my own experience rather than proving my credentials. I also felt the advice I gave was self-evident enough that it didn't require a resume. I'm sorry you felt differently, but I appreciate your feedback.
which was more helpful in teaching you how to invest, video games or poker?
It was a combination I think, Ape Town. In terms of which correlates more closely to investing/trading, I think poker is definitely superior. However, I think many of the skills that enabled me to be a good poker player came from video games, and I think that having something to obsess about at a young age (before serious poker is an option) that could teach me so many things about striving to win and beating competition gave me a leg up in both poker and investing. The thing is, people talk about poker all the time. But people tend to neglect the fact that there are interesting learning lessons that are seriously helpful throughout your life and at all different ages that come from a plethora of areas outside of the norm. Thanks for your question!
Two questions:1: What are your goals in life.2: You like Metal Gear Solid?
Absolute truths don't exist... celebrated opinions do.
1: Achieving complete freedom (the choice and comfort kind, not like William Wallace screaming as he is gutted) and pursuing and accomplishing the endeavors I am passionate about throughout my lifetime.
2: Older Metal Gear Solid, of course. Newer ones, less so.
So you're basically an unemployed gambler.
Esuric:So you're basically an unemployed gambler.
Sorry you see it that way. It's an uphill battle for self-employed people who choose to do what they love, and it's particularly disappointing when they are criticized for it even after five years of consistent success. I personally wouldn't consider trading or poker gambling in any case. But thanks for your thoughts.
I understand where you're coming from, but from SSits (and my) side, this post doesn't hold a lot of water if you're living off daddy's money, not putting up livable returns, or something along those lines.
Congrats on the success though!
To keep it short: Ocarina of time, Starcraft, Vanilla WoW if we are talking all time. Currently playing Rocket League competitively, catching up on The Witcher 3, and just got my mind blown by Kholat.
Haha I still have Ocarina of Time. Great game but you have to be interested in those puzzle type games. My all-time favorite has to be Mario Kart 64, ultimate combination of luck, strategy, and skill. Smash bros and super mario series up there as well.
Oh man, MarioKart 64.
How is my grammar? Drop me a note with any errors you see!
Best game on the planet.
Billbelichick37 have you ever played Zelda wind waker? It's a great game
rocket league is so dope
I just started playing that game a few weeks ago. I've got a lot to learn lol. Do you still play that game towhomitmayconcern
Theuncontortionist I just started playing rocket league a few weeks ago. I have got alot to learn. Are you still play it?
Anyone here play supreme commander back in the day? And despite all the shit that cod gets, search and destroy on MW2 was incredibly fun
MW2 was my first game on xbox360, and I loved all aspects of the game. But then again, I was jumping from CoD 3 on PS2, so it was quite the jump up
HC S&D was my jam.
Video games made me a better investor. First algo was Fourier analysis on the wow auction house.
acx:Video games made me a better investor. First algo was Fourier analysis on the wow auction house.
Love this. In the gold old days, I remember making tons of gold flipping items in Runescape (so lame).
Wouldn't be where I am if I hadn't ignited the spark with that.
Picking plays in Tecmo Bowl is the ultimate game of strategy
Some people don't realize how some games' digital economies have grown and created jobs for economists. I know this is not the "JPM FICC Analyst" job but look here for the economist job:
http://www.valvesoftware.com/jobs/job_postings.htmlValve is ofc the developer of Counter Strike games, and as I play this game for about 15 years now, I would definitely not hesitate for a second picking this job and start my career in the business of gaming. There is a lot of more growth in online games Economies than the real world economies anyway.
Marketplaces of games like Wow, Fifa games and CS GO act similarly to stock markets and the same skills are required to achieve better items and even make a cash profit at a certain point. This is only going to grow in the future.
Walking in the woods is not a waste of time.
Opinions are what they are, opinions.
I have always thought video games were better for personal development than watching tv. Nothing worse than somebody sitting on the couch watching tv and saying "those video games are melting your brain"
I agree with most that is said in the post.
I used to play poker semi-professionally in college. In other words, I paid for my whole tuition playing cards. I spoke of poker during my PE interview when they asked about what I do in my spare time and it turned out that one of the VPs was a huge fan of live tournament poker. He played in some of the same events as me and I believe that this gave me a huge edge to get the job.
Being in PE now, do you still have time to play poker in your free time or has it been some time you touched cards?
seville:Being in PE now, do you still have time to play poker in your free time or has it been some time you touched cards?
Hey! I work at a lower middle market PE so the hours are really not that bad.. typically work about 60hours on normal week and sometimes get 80-90 hour week when we are close to closing a deal or during LP reporting season. So yeah I have time to do some stuff I like.
I did try restarting online poker and was getting somewhat crushed tbh... the game is much harder now and I am not as good as when I dedicated 100% of my time to poker. However, live poker is still incredibly soft and easy to beat, so yeah I play live cash game 3-4 times a month.. typically NL500 or NL1000 when I feel like I want a higher thrill. I also try and do a few live tournament events on the weekends during the year with some old poker friends. I have a gang of about 5-6 guys I keep in touch with and when we go to tournaments we typically swap equity so we cash more often then not. Fun times !
Similar story here - played online during college to pay tuition and it got brought up a lot during interviews. Took a few long breaks but have started playing again recently on America's Cardroom and once a week at Sands.
Isn't that like NL10k? Stakes are bit too high for me, but thats legit props man!
EDIT: My bad, for some reason I read that you played on Poker Night in America Lol
Haha I wish. Playing nl400-1k and learning PLO which has been pretty fun so far. Where do you play live usually?
Anyone play Sid Meier's Railroads! I think it was the third one, but that game was tits.
You are actually describing speculation, not investing. Trading is very different than investing.
This is a fair point to some degree. My examples were that of trading. However, the same rules apply to investing, and I have my share of long investments that I put the same principles above to use to find, research, etc.
Most importantly: the ability to shut in front of a screen for hours without moving.
NFL Blitz taught me how to develop interns properly