Thursday, August 05, 2010

Tim Rogers

An article by Tim Rogers is amazing to read.

Most people have the little part of our brain that says: "Yes I may have actually come up with this general concept but I never actual did anything with it... and wait a ton of other people probably thought of that very same idea too. So I probably shouldn't try to say that I came up with the idea."

Tim apparently doesn't think in that manner.

Suddenly there is this glorious diarrhea of words and loosely connected concepts about how he is a video game designer and he "designed" Farmville in 1996.

A person might make the immediate decision that Tim is so completely full of BS that he MUST write it all down or it will leak out his eye sockets and destroy his custom glasses.

But I don't. Because he actually DOES something with concepts in his brain. He writes them down and gets them to a wide audience.

Tim Rogers may not be an actual game designer by any definition other than the loosest one possible, but he is something...

A writer whose work is entertaining to read.

And that is something.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Mouse and Keyboard are better than an Xbox contoller.


We knew this back when the Dreamcast keyboard players destroyed people using regular controllers.


Tuesday, July 13, 2010

DA 2 being dumbed down for sonsole whiners.

So Dragon Age did really well.

EA made some money off it.

However, they are going to listen to the whiners who complained about the 360 version not being as good as the PC version. This means they are going to give DA the Oblivion treatment and DUMB IT DOWN for console gamers.

Mass Effect was OK. But it is a DIFFERENT game than Dragon Age.

Dragon Age 2 is going to have much less choices and a much more simple control setup to satisfy the console gamers.

I warned people about this when I talked about how Bioshock was basically System Shock 2 dumbed down for consoles. But nobody would listen to me because it was a pretty good game. Yes. But it would have been BETTER if it had the inventory system of SS2.

So now we are going to have a PC game that did well CHANGED simply because it didn't satisfy the console gamers.


Do PC gamers complain when a port of a console game wasn't as good as on the system it was intended to be played on??? No. Of course not.

No because that would be stupid. And DON'T say the game isn't being dumbed down. IT IS. You go from 6 different character selections to a choice of gender! No more classic conversation choices. It's all the Mass Effect convo wheel now!

With crap like this being pulled and DRM BS, PC gaming isn't dying...


Whatever you say, PC games are more COMPLEX and IN DEPTH than console games because the programmers and the players have the tools they need to make and play really intricate games. CONSOLE GAMES DO NOT HAVE THAT OPTION.

For crying out loud if the people were in charge the next Dragon Age would require you to flail around with Kinect motion controls SIMPLY BECAUSE THAT IS WHAT IS MAKING THE MOST MONEY AT THE CURRENT SECOND.

This might be it. The death of decent PC gaming from major developers.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

My Local Cable Show.

Starting in May my local cable show will be airing.

Please check the following blog for episodes.

Monday, March 01, 2010

Use the Flatten Tool in Photoshop to help with coloring and shading.

The guy from Questionable Content did this.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Sins of a Solar Empire

Why does this game not have a campaign mode?

It NEEDS a story.

Such a great game.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

The girl from Kill Bill and Battle Royale.

Robocop VS Terminator

I can't believe someone went through the amount of time this must have took to make.


Thursday, January 07, 2010

Twilight Vampires Hate Sega.

I think Twilight vampires are complete pussies so this is an endorsement.