Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Friday, March 22, 2013
The wild art coupled with that music makes the first half of this trailer (despite its lack of gameplay) really stand out.
That dancing mouse. Haunting.
The second-half of the trailer is all epic (EPIC) bosses and King of Dragons-esque gameplay. So that's good, too.
Welcome to Justin Talks About Trailers. He loves his trailers, people!
Thursday, March 21, 2013
I'm just glad podcasts exist.
Sunday, March 17, 2013
Saturday, March 16, 2013
Sunday, March 10, 2013
Remember when I used to post all kinds of sprite animations every day?
Not anymore! Hahahaha!
All I'm doing these days is editing, and a large part of editing is taking bloated sentence and trimming off
You would think that descriptive words would add more imagery, but I've had the opposite results. It seems like the more words you add, the less effective the sentence is at painting a picture in your head.
Miles looks back at me and frowns.
Miles looks at me and frowns.
Miles frowns at me.
The last version is the simplest, but it's also the most effective at focusing on what's important (the frown). The looking back part doesn't really have to be there. (Given the scene that was established earlier in this out-of-context example) it's implied, and you can trust your readers to fill in the ______.
Friday, March 8, 2013
SimCity is one of my favorite video game franchises of all time, and this newest iteration has tons of features that I dreamed about when I played the older versions. It's also very pretty to look at.
I will not, nor will I ever, buy this game.
When people talk about what's wrong with video games today, they're usually my age and whining about gamers focusing on achievements and single-player campaigns that play like extra-long tutorials.
But they're wrong. That isn't what's wrong with video games today. SimCity is what's wrong. Forcing your players to log onto a server for a single-player experience is what's wrong. Inevitably nuking your game in a few years by shutting down the servers so your loyal customers will be forced to buy the next iteration and never again play the old one is what's wrong.
Franchise loyalty is also what's wrong. In my Utopian future, gamers will never pre-order. They will play demos and pay attention to reviews before they buy anything. And when this happens, the quality of video games will shoot through the fucking roof.
(This was supposed to just be an embedded video. Then it got out of hand.)
That was a warm-up. Here's the real maniac.