Posts with tag: games
- Building a retro gaming PC from 2008 •
14 Jul 2019
One of my hobbies is collecting retro gaming hardware. I have a modest collection of several different consoles and games: Super Nintendo, Sega Genesis, PlayStation 1/2, Nintendo 64, PlayStation Portable, and Game Boy Advance. Sometimes I just like to kick back with a game from the older generations and appreciate a bunch of different consoles and games I didn’t get the chance to play the first time around. I mostly gamed on PC through the late 90s and into the 2000s, so it never really occurred to me to revisit older PC hardware. However, my wife is big into City... Read more ...
- Bored by E3 •
11 Jun 2019
Is it just me, or were the E3 press conferences this year particularly boring? Like not bad, per se, just… uninspired. Part of it might
be due to the upcoming console refreshes… perhaps the flashy stuff is waiting in the wings for reveal next year. But there were still a
lot of games shown by all the different publishers, and I just found myself underwhelmed.
Opinion warning! I’m rambling about my own personal feelings here. If you don’t agree, that’s great! Go post about it on your own blog.
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- No, games-as-a-service is not fraud •
04 May 2019
… but you might be upset about them, and you don’t want to buy them. That’s okay. A video on this subject from YouTube channel Accursed Farms (creator Ross Scott) has been passed around my social circles the past few days. I’ll admit, it’s over an hour long so I didn’t watch it the whole way through, but I did skim through the highlights and participate in the discussion. The very title of the video, “Games as a service” is fraud, already starts off on a false premise (fraud has a very specific legal definition), but I suppose “games as... Read more ...
- City of Heroes and the private server kerfuffle, or why intellectual property is stupid and broken •
21 Apr 2019
I’m a patron and reader of Massively Overpowered (a news site about MMORPGs), so when news broke about a private City of Heroes server that had been running in secret for years, I just had to get my popcorn and dive into this. It intersects neatly into a couple of things I’m personally interested in: the history of video games (and its industry) and drama, both of which were unfolding before me in real time. I won’t lie, I’m a bit of a drama queen myself so I had to dive down this rabbit hole and see how far it... Read more ...
- My thoughts on Epic store exclusivity •
03 Apr 2019
I debated whether or not I even wanted to weigh in on this topic, as it’s charged with a lot of emotions amongst the gaming community right now, and I’m not really looking forward to attracting controversy. That said, I do have some varying thoughts on the subject and wanted to offer my personal take on the issue. A good portion of the responses I’m seeing to this subject are very emotional and reactionary, and it is perfectly valid to feel upset, but I wanted to share some of the different thoughts I’ve had in rationalizing and examining the situation.... Read more ...
- A new devblog •
30 Mar 2019
Brand new web site! I’m not 100% sure what all I will use this space for just yet, but chances are some of it will be programming related,
some of it will be furry stuff, maybe even some introspective real-life thoughts.
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