My 2018 In Video Games

Because I lack any humor I once had, I don’t want to do elaborate awards this year. Instead, I’ll give my thoughts on some games I explored or rediscovered this year. At the end, I comment about some things potentially coming in 2019. The Alliance Alive The little 3DS is so proud of its success,… Continue reading My 2018 In Video Games

Death

There’s something old people like to say about the only certainties in life being death and taxes, but come on, let’s be real. No one actually pays their taxes. If the president doesn’t have to, why should anyone else? It’s startlingly easy to just funnel your money through 3rd party platforms as “gifts” and keep… Continue reading Death

Games Don’t Need To Be Shorter

But they shouldn’t be longer either. What do you think when someone tells you a game is 100 hours long? Chances are you don’t get excited; I wouldn’t. Experience shows that a game that long is going to have lots of padding, and most of that time is spent unsatisfied. There’s a point in any… Continue reading Games Don’t Need To Be Shorter

Moderate is the new Counterculture – Next Mainstream

If you’re like me, you’re probably tired of the steady stream of partisan politics being displayed across your social feeds and harped on every day in the media. Don’t fret, I have a prediction and I’m 90% sure it will come to pass. Prediction: Moderate will be mainstream in the next 2 – 4 years.… Continue reading Moderate is the new Counterculture – Next Mainstream

Thoughts on the Early Access Model

Hey Remember Minecraft? Everyone remembers Minecraft. Kind of a weird game to talk about, since its fanbase, development timeline, popularity, and the gameplay itself are all either terrible or a preface for terrible things to come. Minecraft was probably the first popular early access game. Nobody really thinks of it this way, since it existed… Continue reading Thoughts on the Early Access Model

What’s the Deal with Pasta Salad?

Every single time there’s a work catered event, someone orders pasta salad. The question is…why? Does anyone actually like pasta salad? You arrive, you’re already annoyed about the two drink maximum, and there on the bar it sits. Pasta salad. What’s the deal with pasta salad? Is is pasta? Is it salad? What is it? I… Continue reading What’s the Deal with Pasta Salad?

On Leaving: Austin & The Millennial Job Hunt

There I was. After an obtuse 9 and a half hours, I had arrived in the city I’d eventually come to call home. Belongings had become too cumbersome. Countless video games lined all the walls of my previous loft apartment — a 1300 square foot piece of paradise. I’d spent the last 6 months living with my ex-girlfriend.

Situation: A New Word For Story in Games

I want a new way to look at the story in games, what we have now just won’t do. Games are obviously a different medium than movies, or books, and some developers fail to understand this. So, why even have a story, or care about it? Like John Carmack said, “Story in a game is… Continue reading Situation: A New Word For Story in Games