Design Tours – Great for Devs

January 5, 2009

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If anyone else out there is a self-proclaimed game developer, you should check this out. ┬áDesign Tours is a ongoing series created by David Rosen (creator of Lugaru) looking into the various design choices of indie games. It’s really handy for indie game designers and you’ll probably learn a thing or two.

You can check them out on his Vimeo page.

Also, news regarding my own indie projects should be up today or tomorrow.


Best Buy at the Airport

December 30, 2008

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As I ran frantically through the Atlanta International Airport to try and make my connection to Gulfport, something caught my eye. I was used to seeing things like McDonald’s and Cinnabon in airports, but a Best Buy? That’s just too weird. So I went in for a closer look.

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Wii Music Doesn’t Suck?

December 23, 2008

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From my limited experience playing the “game”, no, it doesn’t suck. Surprisingly enough, it’s actually a lot of fun. Obviously, it’s not a real game, and if you go into it expecting a Guitar Hero-esque challenge or something, then you’ll be sorely disappointed. Wii Music is about one thing and one thing only: having fun.

I don’t always love Shigeru Miyamoto’s games (though I do love most of them), but he has this way of making everything he touches just pure fun. The games aren’t necessarily flashy or epic in any way (especially this one), but it’s everything it needs to be and nothing more.

If you really give this game a chance and get into (and have friends or family to play with), you are guaranteed to have a lot of fun.


LBP – Land Ho!

October 26, 2008

I made my second level last night. I started playing at 12:30 and I didn’t stop until 4:30. This game is just that amazing. And it’s not even just creating the levels, the built in levels are absolutely incredible.

Anyway, I’m not going to post EVERY level I make, I’m just really excited about this game right now.

Again, if the video isn’t up, it’ll be up shortly.


LBP – My First Level

October 25, 2008

Well, not surprisingly, the game is amazing. I spent hours making my first level, and decided to take a video of it to show you. It’s super low quality and ugly, but you can at least see what’s going on.

The video will be up soon, if it’s not already up. Youtube just has to process it.


LBP Preorders Out Today

October 25, 2008

I’ve actually been doing a lot of stuff recently. I’ve been hanging out with the other people at the Quality Inn, going places, going to class, doing homework, and all that other good stuff. I’ve actually not had much time for video games or anything like that, except Castlevania, but that ends today.

Gamestop called me this morning at 10 to tell me that the Little Big Planet preorders were in stock! I contemplated waiting for the only guy in the Quality Inn to wake up so I could bum a ride off of him, but I couldn’t wait. I jumped on my bike and rode 4 miles to Gamestop and picked up my copy. They also tried to rip me off by giving me $8.50 for a brand new copy of Metroid Prime 3, but I said “heck no” to that.

Well, I’m off to play!


Simply Spy

October 23, 2008

So I finally sat down and recorded two games of me playing Spy. I boast my ability quite a bit and it’s about time I got to making a video. There is some junk missing from the matches that were fantastic, that’s because I stopped recording at some points because I was confident I wasn’t going to keep being awesome.

The link to the video after the break.

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