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My grand scheme nears fruition…

March 24th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Art, Gaming, Misc.

One step closer to being TEEVEE famous:

Duff’s making us (Mythic) a cake.
I can’t provide details just yet, but I’m pretty sure it’s going to be awesome (we spent half an hour adding unnecessary profanity to the contract language). I’m pleased to say that Duff is EXACTLY what you want him to be [...]

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Barack Obama will…

March 5th, 2009 · No Comments · Gaming, Politics

- Teach men to fish (so that they may eat).
- Teach men to fly (so that they may… uh… fly).
- Become invisible to save the planet.
- Become an Angel to fight Republicans in Hell.
- Prove to be very popular with Korean gamers:

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Don’t Fear the Reaper

January 12th, 2009 · 2 Comments · Art, Gaming, Misc.

Tomorrow, I’m spending the day in our local recording studio with Blue Öyster Cult - as the kids say - “laying down a track”. Their lead singer is a fan of our game and wanted to come hang out, talk shop and make some music with our studio band, The Hamtouchers. So that’s [...]

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Obama Girl defects!

October 22nd, 2008 · No Comments · Gaming, Politics

At the 11th hour, she’s dumped that zero and gotten herself a hero:

Full disclosure, this is for an EA game and I’m 99% sure the video was my buddy Dave’s doing.

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Sometimes, I love my job.

July 17th, 2008 · No Comments · Art, Gaming, Misc.

I’m out at E3 in Los Angeles. LA is - as we all know - The Devil’s Own Asshole and is the single worst place on earth. E3 is always a meat-grinder event and while it’s much smaller now than it once was, it’s still a nightmarish three days of standing all day [...]

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Kasparov’s Flying Penis Gambit

May 20th, 2008 · No Comments · Gaming, Misc., Politics

Okay, this was funny earlier when I had no idea who was involved, but it’s A THOUSAND TIMES FUNNIER now that I know that it was chess master Garry Kasparov whose speech was interrupted by a flying dildo-copter.
[edit] Now with embedded video:

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Look Dad, I’m famous!

September 19th, 2007 · No Comments · Gaming, Misc.

I’ve given up on tracking most of the press I do at this point, since it would turn this poorly-maintained blog into little more than a mountain of self-pimping nonsense. HOWEVER, I feel obligated to point out this recent GameSpy piece because it’s written/inflicted by Patrick Joynt, who is a stand-up dude that I [...]

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Look, Ma! I’m on the “iTunes!”

June 6th, 2007 · No Comments · Gaming, Misc.

Our podcasts are now available on iTunes - for the low, low cost of nothing at all.
If you have iTunes installed, check it out and subscribe. DO IT NOW.

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“Traditional Fun.”

May 21st, 2007 · 1 Comment · Gaming, Politics, Rants

Ye gods.
It appears that - having sucked the joy out of everything ELSE on earth - conservatives now feel the need to have their own form of “traditional play” for children to engage in. And what counts as “traditional play,” you may ask? Why, it’s the style of play THEY engaged in as [...]

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Your monthly dose of ME.

March 30th, 2007 · No Comments · Gaming, Misc.

From this month’s WAR Newsletter:
Video Podcast
Duck F**ker!
Grab Bag Q&A

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I’m famous on the Internet… AGAIN!

March 4th, 2007 · No Comments · Gaming, Misc.

This piece was originally published here.
This month, please also find me here, here and here (near the end).
Everything I Need to Know About Design I Learned in Kindergarten
If you’re like me, you’ve been playing games for as long as you can remember. If you’re like me, you’ve probably been playing PC and video games [...]

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The true price of suicide…

March 3rd, 2007 · No Comments · Gaming, Rants

…is not being around to prevent horrible shit from happening to your legacy. Case in point:
A commercial for 2K Sports’ new baseball video game features Nirvana’s Breed.
I don’t know if I should start tracking down the people responsible for this or if I should just cry.

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A note on the Nintendo Wii.

November 21st, 2006 · 2 Comments · Gaming, Rants

I realize everyone is VERY excited about the Wii. It’s perfectly understandable. But please remember that every time you make a penis-related Wii “joke” an angel is forced to eat a kitten. EVERY SINGLE TIME.
Do you want kitten blood on your hands? DO YOU?

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See the monkey perform!

August 9th, 2006 · No Comments · Gaming, Misc.

I generally don’t draw attention to any press-related stuff I wind up doing, but these guys went to the trouble of making me an ACTUAL GRAPHIC:

Unless the Internet has failed me utterly, 9:00 PM BST is 4:00 PM EDT. If you’re in the mood to slack off at work, you can hear me [...]

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Let the challenging of everything COMMENCE!

June 20th, 2006 · No Comments · Gaming, Misc.

Yes, EA bought us today. That’s about all I’ll say about that for now.

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Once more into the breech.

May 8th, 2006 · No Comments · Gaming, Misc.

I’m heading out to LA in a little over eight hours for this year’s E3. If anyone needs me, I’ll be locked in the foreign press room at our booth from dusk ’til dawn all week.
Back late on Saturday.

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Mess O’ Press - Vol. 1

April 4th, 2006 · No Comments · Gaming

For your viewing pleasure, an initial set of previews of WAR:
Allakhazam.
Gamepro.
Gamezone.
IGN.
Worthplaying.
More to come in a bit.

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What if…

February 4th, 2006 · No Comments · Gaming, Movies

Connect the dots, flee in terror:
John Romero:
“I started looking at what I was going to do next, so I looked around on the net and I saw there was an opportunity for an MMO, there was a person starting an MMO so I contacted him. We talked for hours on the phone, we had [...]

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The Madness of Jack Thompson

October 18th, 2005 · No Comments · Gaming, Misc., Politics, Rants

Jack Thompson is an… interesting character.
Lawyer.
Author.
Fan of trolling LiveJournal.
Yes, you could say he’s a true Renaissance Man - at least in terms of trying to stifle free speech and creative expression.
Jacky Boy’s been amusing for a while now, but recently, he’s gotten even more hilarious to watch. Earlier this month, he put forth “A [...]

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I can’t wait for the booster packs.

September 9th, 2005 · No Comments · Art, Gaming, Politics

Lum and Ubiq are, in fact, going to hell.

Funny hell, but hell nonetheless. Also, Lum done gone and wrote himself a book. Ideal holiday gift fodder for the fledgling nerds in your life.

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