Category: Writing

Speaking at PAX 2013

I’ll be speaking at a panel at the upcoming Penny Arcade Expo. The convention is happening from 30 August – 2 September in Seattle. This panel has a lot of super smart industry professionals on it, and they will be primarily be focusing on things that people can do in the creative process to create compelling content without blindly falling…

2009 in Review

I haven’t been in the habit of doing year-in-review posts, so why not do one? Looking back at the blog, I’ve drifted away from the continuous navel-gazing of play experiences, towards lengthier, more thoughtful, and less frequent posts. Over the past few years, I’ve also refrained from re-posting or frequently commenting on gaming news, which has also slowed the rate…

Virtual Worlds Sub Forum on NaNoWriMo Site

The official National Novel Writing Month forums (NaNoWriMo) and website have just relaunched. They have created a sub forum devoted to virtual worlds. I don’t know if this sub forum existed last year, as I didn’t visit the site then, but if I remember correctly they didn’t have such a forum in 2005. I thought it was kind of neat…

Variety.com Reviews Metroid Prime 3, Fails

Video Game Media Watch criticises Variety.com’s review of Nintendo’s latest Metroid game: I’m not familiar with the reviewer, Tom Chick, and I probably won’t become familiar with him, either. While he’s done his homework and he possesses some knowledge of the franchise, the reader can’t really tell if this is through true experience or more of a Wikipedia job. While…