Game Writer’s Deal Alert: 75% Off at Amazon

Your Friendly Game Writer Brings Year-End Dealz So… if you’re thinking of picking up GTA4, Bioshock 2, Dragon Age Origins, Mass Effect 2, or a variety of other PC blockbusters, you might want to eyeball Amazon’s year-end game downloads. They’re up to 75% off for a limited time. The big shockers are $5 each for […]

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LOTR Conquest: Tolkien-Flavored Cheese

Rapidfire Review: Lord of the Rings Conquest Some quick game designer’s observations about this PS3 game. This thing is hilarious. Yes, unintentionally hilarious, but I give Pandemic points for making the formula easily digestible. Admittedly, I’m kind of fond of Pandemic because they’re kind of scrappy and they did a solid job with Star Wars […]

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A Web Win-Win: We Win a Gig, You Win a Car

Check Out Our New Project and Win a Car Yup, it’s a web win-win situation. I landed a web game writing project recently, and it’s now hit the inter-web-nets. I was a contributing writer on Toyota/Scion’s new web game, Unlock the tC, which highlights the Scion tC. I can say, as objectively as I can, […]

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Donate to Haiti – and Have It Go 2x As Far

Haiti needs donations badly, as everyone knows. The situation is bleak. But I just found out that several Austin organizations are offering a generous 1-to-1 Haiti donation match. You don’t have to be in Austin to participate. This is a great way to double the positive impact your dollars have. Many thanks to the Entrepreneurs […]

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A Game Job: Not for Everyone

Do You Want a Job in the Game Industry? Game jobs aren’t easy to land, and we get pretty regular inquiries about how to do just that for game writer, game designer, and other game industry jobs. The game industry is small, insular, and fiercely competitive. There are a lot of very smart people who […]

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The Avatar Movie

Game Writer Thoughts on Cameron’s Avatar Movie The Avatar movie is all the rage right now, and with good reason. Here are my quick, spoiler-free thoughts. Gorgeous. The Avatar movie is simply gorgeous. It feels real, although it does have a heavy Halo texture to it too. To be fair, Cameron’s already trod this territory […]

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A Game Hero Should Be Voiceless: Part Two

The Rude Game Hero The voiceless game hero? He’s an ass. Well, inadvertently. Have you ever noticed how a voiceless game hero fails to respond to mid-mission communications? I recently finished Resistance on the PS3, and the game’s avatar, Nathan Hale, is a classic, cliche game hero with little to say and a lot to […]

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Top Five Photos #2

Here are the other five photos from the European extravaganza. Hope you’re keeping up with the disjointed narrative, such as it is! The Louvre from within. Millennium Bridge headed toward St. Paul’s Cathedral. Shoreline near Durdle Door, Dorset. London at night. The Princess Di-Dodi Al-Fayed memorial in London’s tony Harrod’s shopping emporium. I was amused […]

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