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    • Twitch Caster Opportunity for Rocket League!   10/04/2015

       Wanted: Rocket League Twitch Caster   vVv Gaming is looking for a streamer who wants to turn our biweekly Rocket League tournaments into a premier event.  Your role as a caster would be to stream the events on our vVv Twitch channel and commentate on plays in the game.  There are 4-6 Rounds in each tournament and you would be casting one game out of each round.  This is a volunteer position.   What we are looking for: - Available Tuesdays and/or Thursdays from 9pm EST to about midnight - 720p 60 FPS video - Ability to work in a team environment - Ability to interact with an audience - Willingness to stream from our official channel.   What we consider a bonus: - Familiarity with video editing and editing software - Previous streaming experience (specifically shoutcasting) - Familiar with Rocket League eSports scene - Know how to setup and use twitchalerts.com or similar system   These tournaments provide a chance for amatuer Rocket League players to connect with and play against others to learn key elements to the game and the importance of teamwork. The point of the stream would be to highlight great plays from teams and to recognize new and upcoming talent.
      For the specifics of the event, refer to our guide on the Community Tournaments here.   If you are interested in the opportunity, please send me a private message via these forums!
    • vVv Returns to Guitar Hero!   10/06/2015

        With the release of Guitar Hero: Live on the horizon, vVv Gaming is reentering rhythm gaming with three of the most passionate plastic instrument players in the world. vVv Gaming has a history of success in rhythm gaming with over 30 top four finishes at tournaments including the World Cyber Games, Electronic Sports World Cup, and more. Our new rhythm gaming players hope to continue this trend when Guitar Hero events are held in the future. Additionally, all three members of the team will be creating rhythm gaming videos and streaming on Twitch.   Read on to learn more about our new Guitar Hero players!     vVv Acai vVv Acai28 obtaining one of the current highscores on King for a Day in the Guitar Hero: Live demo
      Alec “vVv Acai28” Castillo first joined vVv Gaming five years ago and went on to become the Gold Medalist in the 2010 WCG Grand Finals. As the last WCG World Champion, Acai is looking to continue his tournament dominance in Guitar Hero: Live. When asked about his return to competitive gaming, Acai said:      Follow vVv Acai28 here:   Twitch
      YouTube       vVv Paradise
          vVv Paradise before a recent rhythm gaming stream on his Twitch channel     Jason “Paradise” Kuntz is a two time national tournament winner in the USA and a long time member of vVv Gaming. Once a staff member for vVv, Paradise now returns as a player to compete in Guitar Hero events and stream on Twitch.       Folllow vVv Paradise here: Twitch
      YouTube       vVv UkogMonkey UkogMonkey achieving 100% on Fury of the Storm by Dragonforce at a live event in the UK
      George “vVv UkogMonkey” Boothby may be the newest face in vVv Gaming but he is a veteran of the Guitar Hero scene. UkogMonkey was the Gold Medalist in the 2008 WCG Grand Finals and has amassed countless achievements in the rhythm gaming scene. Upon joining vVv Gaming, UkogMonkey was quoted as saying:      Follow vVv UkogMonkey here: Twitch
      Please welcome our new Guitar Hero players: vVv Acai28, vVv Paradise, and vVv UkogMonkey!
    • We Moved from Mumble to TeamSpeak!   10/06/2015

      TeamSpeak 3 Guide
      Don't have Teamspeak 3?
      Download here: http://www.teamspeak.com/?page=downloads
      (Windows, OS X, Android, iOS, etc)
      Server Info:
      Server address: ts65.gameservers.com:9222
      (You can uses spaces in your name)  
      Need help setting up your microphone and sound settings?
      Tired of hearing that beeping/ding noise, when people post in TS chat?
      Can people not hear you while you have a game open?
      You should now have the basics of TeamSpeak set up. Welcome to the better VoiP program! You don't need to do anything extra so you can now come in and join us for events, find people to play with, or just to socialize.
        If you have any questions or need help, just ask a staff member or send me a PM!

      Guide to using plugins (add-ons) with TS3. This is NOT required: (Coming Soon)

vVv WaKai

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  • Full Name Nathan Pigeon
  • Gender Male
  • Location Canada, QC
  • Alias vVv WaKai
  • Stream Link http://www.twitch.tv/vvvwakai
  • Favorite Games League of Legends
  • Favorite Foods Sushi
  • Favorite Movies Cloued Atlas; DAS BOOT; The Departed; Pulp Fiction; Memento; Minority Report; Children of Men; Contact
  • Favorite Music One Ok Rock
  • Interests Philosophy, classical music and Gaming

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  1. vVv WaKai added a post in a topic Gaming As Addictive As Heroin - The Sun Newspaper   

    Yes, I agree, self awareness is key. Although I wouldn't correlate age with the level of self awareness and as SB has showed, confine it solely to gaming. Self awareness is  tough because it's filled with negative emotions and as KillShift was conveying,  for some it's difficult to face the reality of their current life. It than comes down to a choice of either ignoring/ escaping it or to start implementing changes and doing something about it. 
  2. vVv WaKai added a post in a topic Gaming As Addictive As Heroin - The Sun Newspaper   

    No, you're not being a dick, and I am glad you make these observations. As my intent from the start was to showcase that the negative effects from gaming relate much to how we operate in real life.  It's interesting you bring up the religion argument as it highlights how you read my note.I was not making it a gaming vs the world debate, and as Graeme Blake says in his comment, "I think modernity is full of many addictions not classed as such." and this is what I say in the note as well: "It makes one wonder whether gaming is a byproduct of a time crazed society in which coffee, over stimulation, exploitation and strict schedules have come to dominate our culture."
    So yes gaming was my focus, but I also included other real life examples of addictions and societal problems. In all of these examples there's healthy versions of consumption too, gaming in moderation can be a healthy mode of entertainment. As for the conclusion, yes it was directed towards gaming and yes it will make potential pro's shy away but at least it's an informed decision. What I have said can apply to people, and that is why I have written it. To help those that are struggling to decide whether gaming is for them, and I hope when they read that note it connects to what they couldn't pin point before. So, with that being said, I am writing this in a hope that people who have suffered like me know that they're not alone and that gaming addiction is a real thing.
    Finally, I did not make a stray man argument, I highlighted certain negative aspects of gaming. It's your perception of my intent when writing this that actually blinded you because you missed part where I did relate it to real life." What this ends up causing is the allusion that we have many friends. Similarly, people who are solely drinking buddies aren’t really our friends, just a person who has a shared interest. Without the booze or the games, we come to find these people much less interesting than their online counterparts and it’s not like they’ll ever come visit us in the hospital either". So no, I am not making this a gaming vs real life argument. It's not meant to prove a point, but to create discourse and conversation which you have done so, thank you
  3. vVv WaKai added a post in a topic Gaming As Addictive As Heroin - The Sun Newspaper   

    I disagree with the responses that most people have made in this topic as gaming is addictive and shares in the same properties that other addictions posses.
    While this is about porn, it will give some food for thought as porn and gaming share similar addictive properties. 
    I just wrote a rather long essay on my experiences with gaming which fall in line with what is being discussed in this topic.
  4. vVv WaKai added a comment on a blog entry Fail to live a normal life   

    Normal is only a point of view, you may think that your life is un-normal but you just described the normal life from 20-30 years ago (e.g., The nuclear family). A new normal is very much what you're describing about yourself, kids by the thousands are pursuing gaming, all under the impression that if they dedicate enough time that they'll make it to the top; only to realize that after all those sacrifices it still wasn't enough. Our society is obsessed with meritocracy, and yet we don't like admitting that luck is the major player behind any sort of success. 
    Maybe it's you who should take a look back on your life and wonder why you're still stuck in the rut of a gaming life. You have been gaming for your whole life; does that make you much different from a farmer who's farming his whole life? Maybe you've become too comfortable with your normal gaming life, invested to much time into it, that you're scared of exploring the unknown and fresh? Why this obsession with passion? You will never feel fulfilled if you live your life by passionate means; it's a hunger that can never be sated. Don't mistake gaming or passion for something new, or an answer to societies troubles. It makes you no different than the nuclear family dad when you put your head down and trudge forward, hoping for a better life... Can't you see the similarities?
  5. vVv WaKai added a comment on a blog entry A life worth living   

    Careful, success and failure can be one and the same thing. Finding peace in the life fortune has dealt you will be a worth while pursuit. The more you chase a life you wish you had, the more you'll feel bogged down by all the things that have to magically fall in place. More of, the more you chase, the more desperate you become, and desperation will never end well.
    I like that you quoted Socrates, but also know that the examined life will only bring happiness given years of practice and study. It's knowing that acceptance of what is out of our control is not complacency, but freedom. It's knowing that happiness is not found so high up, constantly out of our reach, but in the every day occurrences in our life. 

    So I ask you, how much of your time is spent dreaming of something you wish you had? How much time is spent relaxing, and looking at your life, not with an eye of dis-contempt, but of appreciation? You will find happiness in the small things in life, that has always been true.
  6. vVv WaKai added a topic in Vacation Archives   

    WaKai away
    I'll be away for a week or two while I take the time to work some things out. See you all soon! 
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  7. vVv WaKai added a comment on a blog entry It's Official, vVv LoL advances to the NACS playoffs!   

    Play by plays are amazing, but yeah time constraints can be a problem. I like the summary for game 3 as well, those work well too.
  8. vVv WaKai added a post in a topic vVv Sugarbear Promoted to VP of Operations!   

    Well deserved! His work behind the scenes has been great. 
  9. vVv WaKai added a post in a topic Book Burnings in Canada   

    and you think this is justified? 
  10. vVv WaKai added a topic in Dangerous Debates   

    Sacred Economics
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  11. vVv WaKai added a topic in Off-Topic   

    Book Burnings in Canada
    How is this even justifiable? how... I just, sigh... 
    Rick Mercer(canada's version of the daily show) cover it as well

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  12. vVv WaKai added a post in a topic vVv Gaming LoL Team Challenger Series Discussion   

    vVv vs STN recap

  13. vVv WaKai added a post in a topic vVv Gaming LoL Team Challenger Series Discussion   

    Sick! I Can't wait to watch this tomorow.
  14. vVv WaKai added a post in a topic Titanfall PC roll call   

    vVv_WaKai EST Amateur CSS player for a very long time Amateur
  15. vVv WaKai added a post in a topic vVv Gaming LoL Team NACL Discussion   

    haha yeah! Those spears almost one shotting the squishies.