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Chip Off the Old Block – Xmas Shopping Made Easy

Growing up, I played a lot of outdoor sports, and I was constantly outdoors running around. I think that made my mother happy, since I wasn’t in the house wreaking havoc or creating a mess. However, it was during this same time period when the first coin operated video games burst on scene, and video arcades sprouted up everywhere and coin operated video games could be found in every convenience store and pizza joint.  

Although I played my share of video games, and hung out in video arcades, I still preferred playing basketball or baseball over video games. My youth love for sports has stayed with me through the years, and I still play tennis four to five days a week plus several rounds of golf per month. I just love being outdoors, the fresh air, the competition and friendships.

My wife is very different than me, and although she also grew up playing a lot of outdoor sports, she enjoyed playing game console video games at home. She was proficient at many of the more popular video games, and she was able to leverage in her career working for the most popular Japanese game console company. In her capacity, she was able to bring home all of the newest game consoles and titles. Our entertainment center housed every single game cartridge imaginable.

When our daughter was born, I dreamt about her pursuing a career in professional golf. I imagined traveling with her and playing all of the famous golf courses. Ahhhh. How great that would be! She was on track when she was young - from soccer to basketball, she played all of the sports that everyone else played. And although she did not excel at any of those sports, I really didn’t care. After all, I only wanted her to excel at one – golf.

Long story short, she tried golf and even played on her middle school team; however, her love for dancing won out and she concentrated on ballet and cheerleading. And although I thought she would continue this passion in college, that changed and she got hooked on (PC) video gaming. She purchased a super high-end gaming PC, monitor and accessories. I don’t know, but I guess she’s pretty good at it – she spends enough time playing.

So for her Christmas present this year, I guess I won’t be going to the local golf store to buy her the latest golf driver or set of irons, but instead, I will go online and buy her a 4TB¹ Toshiba Canvio Gaming Portable External Hard Drive. The 4TB model can store up to 100 titles² and features a firmware-customized “Always On” mode that is ready to respond to your next gameplay. My Xmas shopping just became easy.

Toshiba Canvio Gaming Portable External Hard Drive

I had hoped that my daughter would follow in my footsteps of loving sports and become the next female golf phenom, but instead I think she is more like my wife and her love of video games. I guess she’s a Chip Off the Old Block – not me, but my wife.

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CANVIO is a trademark of Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc.

1 One Gigabyte (1GB) means 109 = 1,000,000,000 bytes and One Terabyte (1TB) means 1012 = 1,000,000,000,000 bytes using powers of 10. A computer operating system, however, reports storage capacity using powers of 2 for the definition of 1GB = 230 = 1,073,741,824 bytes and 1TB = 240 = 1,099,511,627,776 bytes, and therefore shows less storage capacity. Available storage capacity (including examples of various media files) will vary based on file size, formatting, settings, software and operating system and other factors.

2 Estimated game storage is based on assumption of average game size of 36GB for current generation games. The number of games actually stored may vary depending on file size, formatting, console software, and other programs or factors. Original discs may be required to verify ownership for games purchased and loaded from disc. Internet connection and original game owner’s account may be required.

The views and opinions expressed in this blog are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect those of Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc.

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