Entries by Jon, Reference Assistant

The Best Pan in the Pantry

As I talked about in my last blog post, I’ve been on a Keto diet since last August. Because of this, I’ve made much more significant attempts to make food at home rather than going through the drive-thru at McDonald’s. What I discovered on this adventure is that I found myself using my one cast […]

Goodbye Pizza, Bread, and Candy

I’m not ashamed to admit it, but I’m a bit overweight. I have a love for food that I haven’t always been able to reel in and control. In late August, however, I decided to make a change and change my eating habits. After doing a lot of research, I came upon a “diet” called […]

Binge Watch This!

I’ve never been one to watch a good television show as it initially airs on tv, always catching it about midway through its run or after it has already ended. That said, Game of Thrones and Rick and Morty each returning with a new season has got me wanting to binge watch some new shows. With […]

Smoky, Tender Deliciousness

My interest in smoking meats was first sparked by watching maybe a little too much Diner’s, Drive-Ins, and Dives and feeling like there wasn’t a really good BBQ place in Eau Claire. I guess my Dad figured he could get some delicious food out of the deal, so he bought me a decent beginner’s smoker […]

Retro Gaming

If you haven’t guessed from my past blog posts, I’m a huge gaming nerd. Some of my earliest memories were playing Super Mario World on the Super Nintendo or Pokemon Blue on the Gameboy. Lately, I’ve been a bit on a nostalgia binge, playing a lot of older games from my youth that helped shape […]

Best Games of 2016

As another year passes us by, I look back on all the fun times I’ve had associated with video games and friends. Whether it was getting Ahead of the Curve in Legion, attacking and defending in Overwatch with my friends, or even going to Blizzcon with gamer buds from around the world (check my last […]

Blizzcon and LA

After about a year of planning and waiting, a group of friends and I all departed for the beautiful city of Los Angeles, California, to go to Blizzcon. Blizzcon is an annual convention hosted by the gaming publisher company, Blizzard, who has made popular game franchises such as StarCraft, World of Warcraft, and Overwatch. Events […]

The Rise of eSports

eSports, or competitive gaming, is a booming industry that is becoming exponentially bigger each year. One example of this growth is The International 6, the Dota 2 World Championship, which has a prize pool of over $20 million! The Chinese team Wings took home $9.1 million for winning it all. Evolution Champion Series 2016, the biggest fighting […]

Games Available in the MORE Catalog

Mass Effect https://www.more.lib.wi.us/record=b2140879~S43 (PS3) https://www.more.lib.wi.us/record=b2145619~S43 (360) Halo https://www.more.lib.wi.us/record=b2032448~S43 (Halo 1/Xbox) https://www.more.lib.wi.us/record=b2271090~S43 (Halo Wars/360) https://www.more.lib.wi.us/record=b2188069~S43 (Halo: Reach/360) https://www.more.lib.wi.us/record=b2145579~S43 (Halo 5/360) https://www.more.lib.wi.us/record=b2023445~S43 (Halo 2/PC) Portal 2 https://www.more.lib.wi.us/record=b2050102~S43 (360) The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim https://www.more.lib.wi.us/record=b2095916~S43 (360) The Witcher III: Wild Hunt https://www.more.lib.wi.us/record=b2305161~S43 (PS4) Dark Souls (2) https://www.more.lib.wi.us/record=b2213748~S43 (PS3) https://www.more.lib.wi.us/record=b2196086~S43 (360) Final Fantasy https://www.more.lib.wi.us/record=b2128487~S43 (XIII/360) https://www.more.lib.wi.us/record=b2203237~S43 (X,X-2/PS3) Fire Emblem […]

Game On!

Ever since I was a young boy, I have enveloped myself in all things video games.  It all started when my parents bought me my first original Game Boy back in 1996. I immediately set out to become a Pokémon Master in Pokémon Blue and struggled to beat Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins. As I’m still an […]