Nothing like a stroll to take your mind off things.
This weekend is the inaugural EXILECON, hosted by Grinding Gear Games, creators of Path of Exile. Having caught up on the first day’s stream, I can safely say that they are putting Blizzard to shame yet again. Day 2 is happening now, and I’m excited to see what’s discussed. The event reminds me of everything I love about GGG and Path of Exile. It’s not a fireworks show or a WWE pablum for the masses, but a laser-focused commitment to the supporters with a clear vision, a professional grade of quality, and a deep awareness of what people want to see.
Path of Exile 2 has been announced. I’d write more about it here, but I’m busy listening to Chris Wilson at the event being a very smart and responsible lead designer.
How the nightmare of MGS2 is happening today.Continue reading
Hideo Kojima has made it clear that Death Stranding is about himself as much as its about anything else. But I have to wonder:
how deep will this metanarrative go?
A theory on Death Stranding, its narrative arc, and its purpose.Continue reading
Steam remains one of the best services in the world, and I’ve always enjoyed their attempts to innovate. But it wasn’t until this week that I noticed they have a “Labs” division showing off experiments. The work they’re doing is rather fascinating.Continue reading
Due to fans requesting it, I’ve decided to start recording readings of my classic articles and talk about the subjects and kind of go down memory lane. Here are the videos so far! (Part three is not recorded yet.)
UPDATE: Part Two is added!