Lordie Lordie, Look Who’s 40

(Note: I swear a lot in this. Sorry.) Okay look, straight up: turning 40 is actually kind of scary. I’m now officially “old enough to know better” and yet I’m pretty sure I’ve learned very little so far. The Bad 40 is a little scary because of that whole mortality thing but also kind of uniquely scary for women I think. Society, that nebulous asshole, has been heavily implying for the last 25 years that...

Vague Talk About Character Models in Space

Over the weekend there was a beta stress test for an MMO. This MMO takes place in space. People who participated in this beta are not allowed to discuss what they saw under pain of not being invited to any more betas, and also the taint of being unprofessional. I myself have nothing against a bit of professionalism, even in the more laid back world of blogging. Sometimes, though, I bet someone participates in a beta and finds the...

December Ramblings: links, games, and .. recipes?

December is a bit of a jerk. I mean, the last week or so of it is great — most folks have presents and turkey and a week off work and hugs from family — but the three weeks before that strike me as being some of the worst of the year. It’s cold, and dark, and we all have a million things to do and functions to attend and dollars to spend on top of our usual life routines. (Not to mention that as a content creating...

A little chat about depression

This post is about personal, non-game stuff, so feel free to skip it if you’re not in the mood. I mentioned very briefly last week in my Cart Life review that I have Depression, or Depressive Disorder, or whatever we call it now. I don’t know exactly when it started, but I suspect it was probably about a decade ago. I also don’t know why it started. Well.. I sort of do, but there’s no one thing, just a bunch of...

The Eternal Truths of MMO Expansions: suck it up, buttercup!

I would like to dedicate this post to the official RIFT forums. As something of a veteran of MMO expansions at this point, I generally know what to expect. There’s always a period of adjustment, and feeling overwhelmed by all the new content. If you game has character levels usually the cap is increased. You know, the usual stuff for WoW and WoW-style themeparks. And yet, each and every time an expansion comes out it seems the...

Don’t Look a Humble Bundle in the Mouth

A new Humble Bundle deal was released today: the “Humble THQ Bundle” features Saints Row 3, Darksiders, Metro 2033, Company of Heroes, and more. As of writing the average bundle price (which you must beat to get all games) is $5.31. In short, this is a really good deal. In fact, I was saying as much on G+ — I bought two copies of the Bundle, one for myself and one for a future Secret Santa recipient — when I...

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