Yesterday was International Women’s Day, but also Wednesday, and so I spent some time in the comic shop indulging in the long standing comic shop tradition of airing-of-grievances. Comic shops tend to be a bit of a boy’s club, but I’ve never been to one that wouldn’t be ecstatic at the prospect of having more […]
Thanksgiving Dinner and a Movie
I hope you’re spending today with loved ones reflecting on all you have to be thankful for. Maybe you’re overflowing with gratitude, maybe you’re not, but it’s worth remembering that no matter how bad things might seem, they could always be worse; which means there’s always a lot to be thankful about! And grateful is […]
Why I Won’t Watch the Rouge One: a Star Wars Story trailer
Watching the whole trailer is like knowing the final score of the game before you see it. Yesterday at the comic shop it came up in discussion, yet again, that I don’t watch very many movie trailers for someone that rarely misses a new science fiction or super-hero movie. But that’s exactly why I don’t […]
For The Love of Running, Tracksmith
This last season my wife and I have fallen in love with Tracksmith, a runner’s apparel company out of New England (where we live). The weather changes dramatically through the year here, and being a runner is a challenge that demands something like obsession if one is going to run consistently. Tracksmith has embraced that obsession […]
Rated M for Mature?
Maturity should be measured by more than sex and violence. I started writing this post because this week the AARP reported that there are over 40 million gamers over the age of 50 in the United States. I was all ready to rant about how we need games that are mature because they are provocative, complex, and […]
Table Tennis Tomorrow
App enabled trainerbots, projected interactive realtime data visualizations, radically redesigned bamboo paddles and a beautiful hardwood table that isn’t out-of-place out of the basement? Yeah, ping pong is about to level up. I feel like I’ve been seeing a lot of great table tennis innovation recently and so I thought it could use a little spotlight. Here […]
I am very grateful for a great many things, but maybe nothing more so than the love of my family and friends. Happy Thanksgiving everyone, Cheers!
Feeling Optimistic About the Future of Indiana Jones [UPDATE]
[UPDATE] A couple day’s after I wrote this, Schoenmaker updated his site with some more Indiana Jones sketches. See them here. FYI: Disney got marketing and distribution rights for Indiana Jones yesterday. I figured when Disney acquired LucasArts last year that it would be the end of Indiana Jones given the stalemate over marketing and […]
In the markets of tomorrow the most successful game development will be done by leaner and more sustainable practices. – Ian J. Treu Last week Games Industry International had a couple of great articles related to the topic; Mobile evolution will make today’s market irrelevant Free-to-play specialist Teut Weidemann says disruption of smartphones is just […]
Heading to PAX East?
Passes to PAX East 2014 are nearly gone and Saturday is already sold out only one day after registration began. So I hope you’ve already gotten tickets and I can see you there! If not act fast or miss out.