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About Maximus

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  • Birthday 02/05/1979

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  • Gender Male
  • Location Red Deer, AB Canada

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  1. Maximus added a post in a topic My Nintendo   

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  2. Maximus added a topic in Chatterville   

    My Time as a Dancer
    So I don't usually post too much about what's going on in my personal life, but I thought this was pretty cool to share.
    Last September I was approached with the opportunity to be a participant in our annual Celebrity Dance Off fundraiser. I should fist explain that I live in a relatively small city, so take the term “celebrity” loosely, as simply being a partner of one of the bigger law firms in town qualifies. My first reaction was HELL no, as I am somewhat of an introvert and very closed off to everyone except my close family. Also, I can’t dance, I have never taken lessons, and unfortunately have been cursed with the rhythm of a 37 year old Caucasian lawyer.
    So that should have been it, right? Well, my mother in law is very active in our community (she participated in this event 3 years ago), and together with my wife they took on the task of trying to convince me that this would be a good idea, and surprisingly, they were successful. The selling point was the charity, our Woman’s Outreach Center, and specifically a place called Julietta’s Place. This was a facility hidden away in our city, where woman and children can escape extremely violent and dangerous domestic abuse circumstances (here is a link if you’re curious). Having three young daughters, and dealing with issues of domestic abuse in my line of work, as well as my stance of domestic violence was enough for me to step way out of my comfort zone and agree to do this.
    I was paired with a local dance instructor, Natalie Brooks, whose studio was just down the street from my office and we first met last October and we set off a 6 month journey of lessons and training. We met about 1-2 times a week, with some breaks here and there for Christmas and vacations. The training ramped up as the event got closer, it was a lot of work, but I am in the best shape I have ever been in. My main goal out of this was to not look like an idiot and not to land on my face, and trust me, both were real possibilities. The event was last Saturday, and surprisingly, Natalie and I won both the technical award and the overall “mirror ball” awards as event champs. It was an incredible experience and the best part, our group of 8 celebrities netted over $250,000 for Julietta’s Place and they were able to pay off their mortgage. Here’s my video from the event:
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    You can also check out some other videos of the event, including the awards ceremony at:
    So in the end, this ended up being one of the best experiences I have ever been a part of, outside of my marriage and the birth of my kids. I made some great friends in Natalie and the other dancers, and we raised a lot of money that is going to help a lot of people.
    EDIT: I can't seem to get the video to embed, so here's the link if anyone is interested:
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  3. Maximus added a post in a topic ATB: Light Gun Game   

    Duck HuntHouse of the Dead: OverkillResident Evil:  Umbrella ChroniclesResident Evil: Darkside ChroniclesPoint BlankWild GunmanGhost SquadTime Crisis 2Battle ClashYoshi's Safari I think that may be the exhaustive list of light gun games I have played, with the exception of a few single play arcade games.
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  4. Maximus added a post in a topic Twilight Princess HD Remix   

    At least I'm not the only one! My kids have actually taken to Wind Waker (big surprise), so I've been playing through that with them instead. Plus I've been playing through the original and chipping away at Spyro 3.
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  5. Maximus added a post in a topic Zelda Series Replay   

    I got this running last night. I think I had to download 4 separate files/programs to get the patch to work .  I'll likely boot it up on the Ouya once I'm done with the original, and maybe after Zelda II. I haven't decided if I'm going to attempt a run through of that.
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  6. Maximus added a post in a topic Zelda Series Replay   

    I just finished up the 7th dungeon of TLoZ. It's been a long time since I've played through this and man, it is still such a joy to play.
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  7. Maximus added a post in a topic Miitomo!   

    Can anyone fill me in on what those game tickets and candy things are for? I'm too lazy to try and figure it out on my own.
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  8. Maximus added a post in a topic Game Club Unlicensed #6 - Spyro: Year of the Dragon   

    I don't really know anything about the glitch that allows that, or if there is a chance that it still works. I did make a feeble attempt to charge up my PSP, but my wireless network was not compatible with the system .
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  9. Maximus added a post in a topic Game Club Unlicensed #6 - Spyro: Year of the Dragon   

    Ya, I played a bit on Saturday night and couldn't really get into it. I was a little intoxicated at the time, so I think I owe it another chance.
    Bummer it isn't compatible with the Vita.
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  10. Maximus added a post in a topic Pile of Shame   

    Also amount of free time is a major contributing factor, and I don't have enough of that to compile a list or make an attempt at resolving the problem.
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  11. Maximus added a post in a topic Bubsy 3D vs Superman 64   

    This one is easy for me, since I have never touched Bubsy 3D. Superman 64, on the other hand, my girlfriend bought it for me for my birthday when it came out. I remember she was so excited since I was a gamer and a big Superman fan. She even had to special order the game since it was in short supply where we were from, so I didn't even get it on my birthday. Oh, and this was when N64 games were $100 here in Canada (not too far from that now).
    She was so excited and I had to actually try my best to play through it, and pretend to like it. I think I actually still own the cartridge . 
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  12. Maximus added a post in a topic Twilight Princess HD Remix   

    I've also been playing this with my daughters (ages 3 and 5) and they love it, especially wolf link and Midna, who they talk about constantly at the dinner table. I don't know if they streamlined the intro, or if it just went by quicker since I have played the game before, but I did not find it as annoying as the first time around.
    My kids enjoyed it so much, I decided to show them Wind Waker HD last night, and hoo boy, is that game ever purdy. Now I'm stuck playing two Zelda games that my girls won't let me play unless they are around. One prefers WW and the other TP, and I am loving both...
    Off topic a bit, I also fired up Super Mario Bros last night for my kids and really enjoyed watching them progress farther and farther with each try. They were having a blast, but were a little annoyed that thy couldn't play as Princess Peach :p. We'll move on to SMB 2 at some point, but they need to hone their skills a bit more first.
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  13. Maximus added a post in a topic Favorite Game This Gen [so far]   

    Fallout 4
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  14. Maximus added a post in a topic Who is your daddy, and what does he do?   

    On the topic of Law... I have a BA in Psychology and then went on obtain my Law Degree after taking a year off to find myself (i.e. work in a shit job unrelated to my degree). I work in a medium size firm in Red Deer, Alberta, where I articled in 2008, toiled away as an associate for 5 years and made partner in 2014. I mostly practice in the areas of Corporate/Commercial transactions, Real Estate and Wills and Estates. It's certainly not as glamorous as much of the TV/Movie dramas would make you believe, but the work is always new and interesting and keeps me intellectually stimulated. I would say the best part of my job and being an "owner" is the flexibility that brings. Which helps with my golf addiction and having time for my wife and 3 kids (4th on the way in August ).
    I can't say I have much to complain about, I work a lot of hours and it can be very stressful at times, but I think everyone dislikes their job now and again. I am still holding out hope that I'll make the PGA tour one of these days....
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  15. Maximus added a post in a topic Need some advice...(work/family related)   

    I don't want to hijack this thread, but since it sounds like levity has this in the bag, I'm going to go off topic a bit.
    I remember a time when my dream job would have been something akin to this (in the sports industry) or in the game industry. But looking at the hours involved, vs the actual pay, those "dreams" turned into nightmares. I also have such a pessimistic view on how far you can advance and rise up with those types of jobs. It's such a stark difference from when you're trying to figure out what you want to do with your life in high school to when you're actually ready to enter the work force. It's really not surprising so many finish a degree with no idea what they are going to do with it.
    The hours and the stress at my job are killer, but I am a type A, and the more I work, the more I make, so I can deal with the work demands. The big issue these days is trying to balance work and life with 3 kids and another on the way, and I'm sure that's true for most people these days.
    Anyways, carry on.
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