July 21, 2008


Wow, I have pretty much nothing to talk about right now. Nothing particularly notable happened at work, and I can't really talk about any of the more notable things anyway. My 360 died over the weekend which sucks, but as I response I've been playing more of my other systems, particularly my PC for the time being. I've been spending a lot of time playing Universe at War which is rather enjoyable. It lacks some polish in a few places but overall it's very enjoyable. The factions are different in a number of interesting ways, and overall the scenario design is very solid. Overall, I;d say it's a very solid game.

As I haven't had a great deal to talk about in my last few posts and it seems like that may become par for the course as I move further into the industry, I'm thinking of reviving a post style originally developed for The Vampire Penguin (my, now defunct, video game website): the one-minute review. I play a fair number of games, but I don't really have the time to play most of them to completion, nor do I have the time to write a complete, in-depth review. Still, I had some fun writing reviews for the website and I think it's important to be able to look at games critically as a designer, so I'd like to incorporate it into the blog. They'll be short and to the point with maybe a simple score or recommendation at the end. *Shrug* We'll see how it goes...

For now, you can take my brief discussion of Universe at War as a predecessor and I'll try out the new post style sometime in the near future (perhaps after I am able to retrieve my birthday presents from the mail room). Well, I'm off to play a little bit before heading to bed a bit early tonight. I'm not sure if it was the Texas heat or what but I was exhausted today at work and I need to get back up to speed. Night, all!


  1. First, saying that you're going to "revive" the one-minute review implies that someone once actually wrote a one-minite review for VP, and I'm pretty sure that never happened.

    And second, review scores? Boooo!!

  2. That is....ummmm....true...

    You win this round!