Wednesday, September 17, 2008


My brother is going to Tokyo. All expenses paid, to compete in the international competition for the game, Metal Gear Online 4, that he has been playing lately.

I'm re-thinking my whole frequent flier strategy and wondering if I should take up gaming as my new "cheap travel" method. Previously, I gave up video games after weeks of frustration over not being able to complete a single screen of Pac Man. But, some of this skill must be genetic, right? I just need to learn to tap in.

Here's some info(!) from
This summer, GameBattles is proud to host the North American Qualifying leg of the Metal Gear Online World Championship, which will offer the two winning teams a trip to Tokyo, Japan!
. . . . both teams will be flown to Tokyo, Japan on or about October 8th -12th in order to battle it out with gamers from across the globe in the Metal Gear Online World Championship at the Tokyo Game Show! In addition to the winning a trip to Japan, there is $8,000 in cash and additional prizing from Konami up for grabs for the winners of the North American Qualifiers! Competition is sure to be fierce!

I'm realizing as I type this that I don't know how to properly format the name of a video game. Is it in italics or underlined like a book? Or in quotes like an article? My gut says think of it like a film, which is notated like a book title. I think. When I was in school, one gave Pac Man proper credit by just capitalizing the first letter of each word . . . not that any teacher wanted to see an arcade game mentioned in homework. I guess those proff's didn't imagine a world where your thumb power could entice sponsors to fly you around the world.

Travel is the finest form of education, wouldn't you agree?


Anonymous said...

Yes, I would agree that travel is important. Daniel's faithfulness to follow his dream is also important to his success. He is diligent and mature due in no small part to you and David giving him the wonderful experience of travel at a young age. Thank you, Honeys! Love you, Mom

Anonymous said...

Daniel said...

The trips we went on when I was younger changed my life in a very good way. I think of the places we went together quite often. I think of how blessed we are to be here, and how blessed I am to be going to SCAD. Our travels were amazing and gave me a broader perspective on different cultures.

They are recording our match tonight (the match tonight is to be 1st place in North America) the match is suppose to be used at TGS (Tokyo Game Show) and might be on G4 (the video game TV channel) G4 has a website too:
There will be a designated administrator from gamebattles observing the match and making the video. I would like to make it on the highlight real. If we win tonight our team will win $4000.