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Watch as we take on challenging games based on the idea that death should not be welcomed with open arms as much as death should be battled and cursed out. Expect strong language. More »

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Extra Life 2017 Game Day Today!

The show will be found here from 8am today until 10am tomorrow;

https://gaming.youtube.com/channel/UCE1lQNBnqF7fRJbxDXBlspg/live

 

You can donate here;

http://extra-life.org/participant/heponwana

Clean Slates and Clean Hearts

Howdy friends,

This is a bit of a long post, but I hope you will all stick with me as I dive into a few thoughts.

The World:

I’m not sure about everyone, but I think we all have found some new stresses in our lives in the last year. Between Brexit and November 8th, 2016, the world has gone a bit crazy. To tell the truth, I don’t care if you voted for or against any individual, as long as you voted with nonviolent thoughts and a tolerant heart.

If you’re afraid, concerned, bullied, or feeling anything else bad because of elections or votes, you are welcome here. I want to create a safe place to just enjoy games, enjoy life, and feel happy with who we are.

The Studio:

With that being said, I let this place stagnate. The last time we saw this web site, it’s was made in FrontPage 2003 and there were no updates since June 23rd, 2013. It’s not that Geek Asylum Studio has been dead. We’ve done Extra Life in 2015…

and Extra Life earlier this month in 2016…

I’ve also been working each week recording and doing post-production work on the Infinite Lives Podcast.

However, I’ve let Geek Asylum Studio grow cold and stale, which feels wrong for the site, state of mind, and company that was one half dream, one half escape, and one half a place I called “a haven for your geeking needs” when I started this place back in April of 2004.

Why Now?

Good question! I’ve been under a lot of stress. Remember that opening part about the world? Yeah, I’m a member of the world, and I’m there with all of you in just wanting things to be good and friendly. I aim to avoid politics, since we’re friends and politics are not what one should discuss with friends. If you have a Facebook profile, you probably are feeling the same right now.

Geek Asylum Studio is my creative outlet, and I want to make it into a safe place for people to enjoy themselves while also serving as a business if I ever start to charge for my audio producing.

Is There Something Else?

OK…you caught me holding back. I don’t aim to talk politics, but I also think we’d all be better talking more freely without worrying about the other party laughing or teasing. I find it hard to say that, for example, I’m in counseling…like that’s a crime or weird. It’s not! Always take care of yourself and your loved ones.

So…

On one hand, I have felt some distrust and disrespect from friends. Like I tried to make clear above, communication is amazing and to censor ourselves, we only cause problems and pain. Always speak from your heart to those you respect.

Also…

If you checked out those Extra Life stream archives above, you have seen both my rec-room where I do my best TV watching and my worst Rock Band playing, and my home studio (the Geek Asylum Studio studio). These are my safe spaces, my havens, and they will soon be nothing more than a memory. I’m losing my house due to (sorry about a brief mention of politics) a recent vote in the November 2016 elections. This isn’t a “I’m moving to Canada!” thing. I’m looking at eminent domain on my home.

This is my first house I’ve owned (…OK…had a mortgage for) and the only house I’ve had where I’ve had my own pets (two adorable corgis), gardens including a greenhouse, and studio. It’s been a dream and losing it has been a bit of a nightmare.

So, instead of going down in a depressing spiral, I’m making memories!

Memories?

Yeah, it may only be a “property,” but I’ve had many great times in this old 1959 house with the most awful color scheme known to man. So, I’m going to stream, podcast, and enjoy this place.

“It’s All Fun and Games”

I’m starting a new series that will eventually settle in to every Tuesday at 3:30pm (PST/PDT). For now, it’s a bit uneven since I wanted to start with Even the Ocean, which is available on Steam starting 11/16/2016 (a Wednesday), and I have Jury Duty that goes beyond 3:30pm on 11/29/2016. After that, I want a regular schedule for It’s All Fun and Games.

The theme of this stream is fun games in a polite and fun environment. Family friendly, so I can happily share with my amazing single digit aged nephews.

“Indie Showcase”

For games that are indie or feel that way (see Valiant Hearts, Grow Home, etc). The stream may go a bit more R rated in language.

“Infinite Deaths”

I play hard games with many deaths. If you know BattleBlock Theater or Super Meatboy, then you know what is coming. A hard R rating on the language is expected.

Anything Else?

I hope to get Brie (my wife, seen on the Extra Life videos) to join me sometimes. I also want to podcast solo a bit more. Most of all, this is going to be a place for safety and fun.

Final Thoughts?

Yes. I hope you all join me in a peaceful, tolerant, and respectful escape into a world of fun and happiness. Also, if you need help with audio recording or post-production, drop me a line. I’m good with doing the work or with giving advice.

Peace,

Kevin Nelson

Twitter: @heponwana