Category Archives: Games

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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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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Flashy

I recently “finished” my first flash game as part of Kongregate.com’s new developer contest.  They provided a tutorial and source code to make a simple side-scrolling shooter, and tasked interested parties in taking those guides, and using them to learn … Continue reading

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Market Share

[I had planned to post this on Tuesday, but I have been distracted during my lunches this week watching various videos of people playing songs from the upcoming Guitar Hero 2. Oh, how I long to play this game! The … Continue reading

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The Truth About Violence in Video Games

[The information that inspired this post came to me second-hand without sources. I trust the research of my source, so I’m sharing my thoughts on the matter without spending too much time backing up the facts. What I have found, … Continue reading

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Game of the Year 2007?

You gasp as you start awake. Your eyes snap open wide as salt water fills your lungs. Instinctively, you cough, but as the shimmering bubbles float up in front of your face, you feel that you only succeeded in clearing … Continue reading

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DQ8 Item Trivia – From the Omniscient Quartermaster

15 Fun Facts: (In celebration of the Ides of March) 1) There are over 300 unique items in the game – counting weapons, armour, equipment, and items, but neglecting story items. (Weapons=100; Armour/Helms/Shields=119; Accessories/Items=96) +/- 2) Of that, 203 of … Continue reading

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Dragon Quest VIII: The Soul Stealer

That’s what they should have called it. Sure, there’s a cursed king who journeys the world, so it makes sense that it should be called Journey of the Cursed King, but does that make it right? I don’t want to … Continue reading

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