Civilization VI: Loads of Depth and Bugs

Civ 6 Is Such A Mixed Bag You know, the concept of casting the videogame player as an entire culture in the Civilization games is just brilliant, pure genius. The Civ VI intro cinematic captures the quest for human progress perfectly: the wide-eyed optimism and ambition that encapsulates all the bold and impossible achievements our […]

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Why I Can’t Enjoy Watch Dogs 2

Watch Dogs 2 is an impressive technological achievement, a smooth, pretty, hack-tastic open world game that’s a great blend of GTA and stealth adventure. And I just uninstalled it because of game writer fails. I just wasn’t enjoying it anymore. In some ways, I should be enjoying Watch Dogs 2 even more than in 2016 […]

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All Signs Point East As Red Sox Sign-Stealing Shoe Drops

In the Astros/Sox cheating fracas, where will the trail of thievery end? And will MLB and the Astros ever figure out how to stop the bleeding? And when will the dogpile of Astros attackers thin out? Here are some things that aren’t being talked about enough. MLB Has Inexplicably Failed To Interview The Red Sox […]

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The Astros Cheating Scandal: Four Things No One Is Talking About

The Astros cheating scandal has been ruled upon by MLB, and now a new pall has been cast on the sport. What’s getting missed in the off-season tornado of histrionics? Here are a few quick observations from this game writer‘s perspective. The Astros’ cheating did NOT spread to the Red Sox with coach Alex Cora. […]

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Making a Music Video with the Mermen

Interesting in making a music video? Here’s my tale. After Rocket Science Games began to crater, we developers in the office in San Francisco all knew that we were about to get a fair amount of unscheduled, unpaid time off. AKA, we were all about to get pinkslipped. Around this time, I was knee-deep in […]

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Why the Astros Are Incredibly Stupid

The Astros are stupid. If they were cheating in 2017 or 2018 or 2019, as documented in various Youtube videos (see below), they are stupid. Morons. Idiots. I should mention up front that I’ve been an Astros fan for years, and I followed the runs to the World Series in ’17 and ’19. There’s still […]

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Why Isn’t Anyone Talking About This Scene in Alita?

Alita: Battle Angel isn’t exactly a classic. Despite (or perhaps because of) its long history as a manga, a pet project of James Cameron, and a movie in development hell, the characters felt a little generic, some of the action was inexplicable, and the plot felt a little unbaked and unconvincing. Still, there was one […]

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Fake Videogame Companies

Fake videogame companies are now a thing, and it’s no real surprise to anyone who’s been watching the industry for a minute. Like many other crazy videogame wannabes, this Mahal guy got too greedy, pulled a Theranos (aka his lies and ego were the only thing of value that he was peddling), and screwed all […]

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Viral Video Shows Soccer Kid Shining for Playstation 5

This viral video charms you pretty good. The kid’s excitement is palpable yet he goes about the task like a craftsman. I’m not sure what the father’s saying at the beginning about “just once.” The whole feat is three a row. Apparently the kid did it in one go, too. There are only three balls […]

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Alamo Drafthouse Introduces “Vertical Vision”…!

So the Alamo Drafthouse yesterday announced that with the support of director Paul Thomas Anderson, they are launching a new VERTICAL format theater in downtown Los Angeles. That’s right, they are turning widescreen on its head! Here’s the schematic: Or… should we be somewhat suspicious? I do love that schematic. But the release, dated 3/31/19, […]

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