It's all over. The world as I know it is coming to an end. In a few more weeks, the free and easy life is no more. I'm going to have to put on pants and go to work. Don't get me wrong: I've worn pants at various times in my decade-plus professional life as a full Read More
"Writers do need to be involved in the process. It’s not about writing specifically, in that the actual writing down the words bit is only one part of being a writer in games. It is about building the world, it is about bringing narrative logic, it is about using gameplay mechanics to define characters and themes. That is all stuff that would benefit from being done earlier. I think the term ‘writer’ somewhat scuppers us. The earlier that you’re involved, the more you can bring to a project. It’s as simple as that really."
My trip to D.I.C.E. wasn't all work. My dad and step-mom moved out to Henderson, NV last year, so I extended my trip and spent the time staying with them. It's tough having them so far away, but it's great to see them so happy. They have a beautiful house in a quiet neighborhood, but Read More
I had the rare pleasure of seeing The Who perform on a double bill with Elvis Costello and the Imposters last week at the Theater at Madison Square Garden. I'm not sure if I can go into all the details on exactly how this wondrous turn of events came to be, but I will take Read More
Hi everyone! Long time no see. Here's a helpful tip for all of you young up-and-comers out there: if you're going to start a website, make sure you don't do it in the week before you leave for an extended work trip from which you'll come home riding a mountain of catch-up work. Just don't Read More
There's a long legacy of toilet humor in my family. I won't bore/disgust you with the medical history, but dinner conversations on both my mother's and father's side will inevitably turn to the porcelain throne and the things that we do there. That's always good for a few laughs when I or my siblings bring Read More
Starting off my personal website with a list-based post doesn't exactly set the best precedent. It's also a bit on the late side for a 2012 round-up, but I figure I'm coming in juuuuuuust under the wire. I created this space to have my own place on the Internet to write things, especially stuff that I can't Read More