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I try not to be pensive and melodramatic anymore, but reaching this age, I felt like I needed to at least reflect on how I should feel at this point in my life. I should feel old, right? I should feel that, perhaps, more life is behind than ahead. I should feel like my best years are behind me. I should feel a lot of things you hear are what 40 means.
You know what I feel? Lucky.
I’ve raved (and ranted) before on here about games and the quality storytelling that is often overlooked when pundits wax philosophical about the violence our kids are exposed to. Unfortunately, conflict (and therefore violence of varying degrees) is an inherent part of storytelling. I challenge you to find a compelling, interesting story on TV, in books or movies, or any artistic, storytelling medium that does not involve conflict of some kind.
It can’t be done, because conflict is what defines storytelling.
I was really lucky to live in New York when the independent digital film boom hit. I got my hands on a copy of Final Cut Pro and a Mini DV camera, and set to work making stuff. Sometimes twice, just to figure out how to do it.
As I’ve mentioned before, I subscribe to Gamefly, which is essentially Netflix for games. I usually add games to my queue that I would not buy myself, or that didn’t strike me at first, but upon reading reviews, look interesting. I do, often times, find some gems along the way.
This is not one of them.
Light it up blue tomorrow (and all of April, if you can), for autism awareness.
I know, there are a million causes screaming for your attention. And there are many very, very serious ones. My own family has been touched by heart disease, diabetes and the big “C”, cancer.
Travelling for business seems like a win-win. You get to see new places and experience new food and customs, meet new people and take in a culture you don’t normally get to, right?
In reality, everywhere you go is tailored to business travelers, everyone you meet probably flew in as well, and everything you see can be carried in a bag in the first place.
A lot of ballyhoo (that’s right, I said it) has been made about whether or not Blizzard Entertainment, and a lot of game makers, actually, are hitting or missing with their current crop of games. Since we are in a Cycle of Sequels (my Journey cover band in high school) the comparison is constantly made to the past of game development and little to do with the current state of the industry.
I started this post with a simple question: what is graphic design? I get asked that question a lot, and I thought I would explore the subject.
But when I started looking for imagery and articles about it, I came across something that really made me angry – people ripping off material on just that subject.
So, the latest cinematic trailer for the latest World of Warcraft expansion has been premiered at Gamescom in Cologne. These cinematics are some of the best CG ever created, from the original through three expansions to the last, Cataclysm. Mists of Pandaria looks to be an interesting game, but it has spawned what seems to be the best of the cinematic trailers.
I typically buy the really top level games that I know I will want, reserving the “lesser” titles I’m interested in to Gamefly. Sometimes, you stumble upon something that is really worthwhile. This is not one of those times.