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Beyond Good & Evil & Codified Boundaries

With the recent release of Beyond Good & Evil – HD on Xbox Live Arcade, I thought I might honor the occasion by revisiting a post I made while playing the original game some years ago. It might actually be … Continue reading

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Cagey at GDC

Michael Abbott has a nice reaction piece up at The Brainy Gamer to David Cage’s GDC presentation entitled “Creating an Emotional Rollercoaster in Heavy Rain“. The post has led to a pretty interesting discussion in the comments. As I stated … Continue reading

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Hello world!

Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Indeed. After owning this domain for, oh, about five years, I’ve finally managed to put some content on it. Over the next (hopefully small) interminable time period I’ll migrate the more worthwhile … Continue reading

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The Truth About Kinect

Microsoft is poised to change the world with Kinect.  While not recognized as being as original with their new ideas as companies like Apple or Nintendo, Microsoft has the opportunity to leap ahead in the computing world thanks to Kinect. … Continue reading

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Walking Out of a Coma

Coma is an interesting game.  It reminds me a lot of Little Wheel. Little Wheel is a concise, point-and-click puzzle game where the player navigates the hero robot on its quest to turn the power back on.  The puzzles are … Continue reading

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Digital Distribution

Comments have been made recently regarding the future of digital distribution, specifically that people like to have tangible product.  We like to be able to touch, to possess things.  Digital products are not possessions, they are simply bits of data … Continue reading

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Scalzi / Wheaton Slash-Free Fanfic

Yes fanfic.  But it’s for a good cause.  You can learn more about the “rationale” on John Scalzi’s site.  The gist is that the following is my entry in their contest to write a story inspired by the embedded image … Continue reading

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Rapture of Persephone

[Note that spoilers abound, so don’t read any further if you haven’t completed BioShock 2.]   “Empty house. Only an echo to my name. Eleanor, baby… where are you? I turned my back, and someone took you – it happened … Continue reading

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Gaming in 2009

Perhaps February is too late for a year-in-review-type post, but as my posts this past year have been… lacking, it seems my window of opportunity is still open. (Even though that may be entirely the result of my elbow impacting … Continue reading

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Infrastructure

I’m a structural engineer, so I keep up on the general goings on in the construction industry.  Infrastructure is suddenly getting a lot of attention in the media because of the various bridge collapses, and failed levies, etc. that have … Continue reading

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