If you’ve never been to E3, you might picture that it’s a never-ending entertainment cornucopia, a nonstop parade of demos and trailers and swag. If you actually have been to E3, you understand that it’s either running back and forth across the floor to make it to appointments on time or standing in line for what…
It’s safe to say that E3 is largely fabrication. While there are certainly demos to play on the show floor, for a lot of people, the point of the show is the hype derived from CG trailers and speculation about the future. It can be difficult to find a moment of truth in all the noise.
Last year had a lot of “firsts” for me. First paid writing job. First retro game convention. First big video game expo. And of course: first time attending E3. This year, I’m lucky enough to attend again. I had a great time last year, but it was chaotic and scattered and I was torn between trying to network and just…
I feel fortunate that I don’t really have an addictive personality. For the most part, I can try a thing, see why people like that thing, then put down that thing with no ill effects.
A few days ago, Chris Kohler did a little plug for a Humble Bundle for Boss Fight Books, and I just wanted to plug his plug.
Video games can make relationships complicated.
The other day, I wrote about how my boss where I freelance bought me and another coworker Switches because we need them for our jobs. Ten-year-old me would still be losing his mind; I’m managing to keep it together, at least nominally.
Can you guess which?
Controversial opinion time.
So I’ve missed a few posts lately. For one big reason.
Being an adult is hard. There are responsibilities to consider that you may not have had as a younger person, such as earning enough money to stay alive. Feeding yourself becomes a priority. If you’re tied up with another individual (my marriage is in three days ahhhhhh), their well-being is also in the mix.
I’ve been fortunate enough to be able to travel a fair amount lately. Most recently it was to Boston for PAX East; pretty soon it will be to the UK for my honeymoon. I don’t mind flying, really. I’d rather travel by plane than take a long trip in a car.
I wrote some time ago about a few games I’ve supported on Kickstarter, and how I felt fortunate that the games even came out. It was a bonus that the games were also good; it can be really difficult to gauge how the final product is going to come out, years after the whole thing is over.
It’s strange to have a hobby and passion that is only indulged occasionally.
“There are two kinds of people in this world: those that [verb] and those that [verb differently]” statements are generally eye-roll inducing. But I came across two today that got me thinking.
I am not a proud man. I stand before you humbled. Something that I thought I had conquered, something that I thought I had left in the past, has caught up with me and shown me that things have hardly changed at all.
Octopath Traveler reviews came out today, and people sure do have some feelings about it.
As a rule, I will find the least efficient way to do something. Seems I’d rather bang my head against a wall than take a straightforward approach.
Every now and then I’ll pick up a classic game from twenty years ago and be really blown away. “Wow,” I’ll think. “Does anyone else know about this? I’ve got to tell everyone!” I’m a little slow on the uptake.