What I’ve been working on for the past year and a half!

http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/spyro-breathing-fire-skylanders/story?id=12889789&page=1

As the article mentions, there will be more info coming tomorrow, but I just couldn’t wait:

Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure.

When the game is running, players can put an action figure on a plastic “portal” or stand and watch the toys appear on their TV, and the toy becomes a moving character in the game for the player to control…

… Once a character’s toy is put on the portal and enters the game, as a player collects gold or levels-up his character or upgrades a weapon, that character’s improved abilities are saved in the toy’s memory. Players can … Continue reading

Ago

I remember when I was a little kid everything seemed so big. It sounds stupid to say it now, since A) Everyone remembers things that way and B) I’m therefore obviously not the first person to say it.

Regardless, however, the statement is true. When I was a kid I lived in a mansion with giants. My dogs were wooly mammoths, the piano in the living room was a mountain, we had the biggest television I’ve ever seen in my life, and we had a forest in my back yard.

The forest was utterly empty — probably no more than … Continue reading

Things I Hate about GTA 4 so far

GTA 4 is a pretty good game. It’s huge, though, so I’m making my way through very slowly. There’s a lot of things to like about the game, but there’s a lot of things to hate, as well. I figured enough people were singing the game’s praises, I might as well point out things that I think are problems. 

So consider this kind of an open letter to GTA 4.

The Health System

Seriously… couldn’t you just have restored my health to full after I finished a mission? Fuck dying because I didn’t go eat a hot dog. Fuck it … Continue reading