Category Archives: Entertainment
Someone on the Internet is wrong.Â IGN recently made an ordering of the Muppet movies from worst to best. It’s almost entirely wrong. Here’sÂ my list, from best to worst: The Muppet Movie — It’s hard to argue with the first … Continue reading
Three interesting (but not short) economic documents came across my desk over the last couple of months. Sort of natural, I guess, given that I work for Square, but I think they are all worth reading. That said, I’m about … Continue reading
I have a large mix of games, many of the recent additions from yon Humble Indie Bundle.Â The great thing about Humble is you always get access to game soundtracks, so there’s a lot of top-quality music available.Â Here’s some … Continue reading
Swing, James Bond, interface design, Dresden, an Elizibethan England children’s novel, and more — it’s all good.
I broke down and bought a new Xbox 360 Arcade unit to replace my variously failing boxes.Â If you , I tried a couple of strategies to fix my machine.Â They all worked — for a time.Â The time the … Continue reading
Alternate titles for this post: How Gamestop ruined my Valentine’s Day Gamestop Made Me Do It I’m an Idiot
I just picked up three books on Design, based largely on the recommendations in the JavaPosse Roundup 09 sessions on the topic.Â I haven’t read them yet, but just perusing them makes them look to be a lot of fun.Â
I thought I was in the clear as far as the 3 red lights goes for the XBox 360… it happened, I was under warranty, Microsoft send a cardboard coffin, and I sent it back.Â End of story. Oops, it … Continue reading
I just wanted to capture the current set of podcasts I listen to. I commute two hours a day, and this set keeps me lightly stocked — Sometimes I run out for a day or two, and I rarely fall … Continue reading
… that you’re cool if you find yourself ever saying any of the following: buff debuff tank aggro DPS AoE Bonus: Tapping Untap In some cases, you may even be fooling yourself that you’re playing a game.Â Seriously, though, I’m … Continue reading
Buy.com recently had a great deal on some games and battery packs.Â One of the games included was Crackdown.Â Here’s a quick review, after playing about half the game.Â I get the feeling that Crackdown is one of those games … Continue reading
My wife found a cheap copy of the Orange Box, from Valve.Â It actually contains 3 full games (Half-life 2, Team Fortress 2, and Portal) and two large expansions for HL2 (ep. 1 & 2) — a lot of content. … Continue reading
It was brought to my attention that I forgot a game review of Portal, so I thought I’d lump several games in today that I’ve been meaning to review but haven’t yet.Â This is in order of me getting each … Continue reading
One less secret I have to keep:Â see Riot Games to Summon ‘League of Legends’ in 2009 – MarketWatch.Â That’s for anyone who is curious about what my friend Scott has been up to and/or the game I interviewed to … Continue reading
Too Human is an action RPG for the XBox 360.Â Sillicon Knights developed the title on-and-off for almost ten years.Â The game combines features from several other well-known action RPGs.Â To sum it up in a sentence, Too Human combines … Continue reading
Often, in literature, movies, or games, I’ve come across the concept that giving a name to something gives you control over that thing. Does that apply to real life? Continue reading
I posted this over at IGN, but I wanted to preserve the content here. To that end, here are some of my favorite science fiction books. Regarding A.C. Clarke, be sure to read the first Rendezvous with Rama book, but … Continue reading
Juno is a fabulous movie, clever dialog and real depth to characters.Â I don’t want to say too much about it, as I can’t do it justice.Â A great soundtrack and songs accompany us through the journey.
N+ is the new hotness on XBox Live Arcade, created by metanet software as a sequel to their flash game, N.