Jun
15
2017
1

Bioware’s Drew Karpyshyn writing for Anthem.

And if Bioware is smart, they’ll do what I originally wrote in the title and make Drew Karpyshyn lead writer for Anthem.  Why? Because these are his writing credits:

  • Baldur’s Gate II: Shadows of Amn
  • Baldur’s Gate II: Throne of Bhaal
  • Neverwinter Nights
  • Neverwinter Nights: Hordes of the Underdark
  • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
  • Jade Empire
  • Mass Effect
  • Mass Effect 2
  • Star Wars: The Old Republic

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Jun
14
2017
5

Tweet of the Day, AS WELL JOEL SCHUMACHER SHOULD edition.

But I have to be a better person than that.  Joel Schumacher straight-up apologized for Batman and Robin, he owned up that ego was involved, he took responsibility* for his actions. I believe that he is sincere, so I’m kind of obligated to accept his apology.  I mean, it’s not like he killed my dog, or anything.

 

*Well, a finger was pointed at studio executives, but I can’t argue with that.  They deserve a seat at this table, too.

Jun
13
2017
1

‘Paradise by the Dashboard Light.’

OK, technically this is from 1977. But it just IS what I think of when I think of MTV. So it goes in the rotation.

Paradise by the Dashboard Light, Meat Loaf

Jun
13
2017
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Television of the Week: The Complete Scooby-Doo: Mystery Incorporated.

Look, Season One and Season Two of Scooby-Doo: Mystery Incorporated was just excellent television. I wouldn’t have believed it if you had told me beforehand, but it was and I’m grateful my children decided to watch it over and over and over again. After a while, the adults in the house would watch it even if the kids weren’t. So there’s that.

And so, adieu to Universal Monsters: the Essential Collection.

Jun
11
2017
9

Games and rumors of Games: E3 starts this week.

EA/Bioware started the spectacle with their sneak peek at Anthem, coming out next year*:

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Jun
10
2017
4

‘Alone.’

I sometimes wonder what long-term effects will accrue from me steeping myself in 80’s music like this.

AloneHeart

Jun
02
2017
3

Amazon opening… physical book stores.

Sometimes I think that Amazon seeks to have the same relationship with the Sherman Antitrust Act as a matador does with the bull.

Amazon’s first physical bookstore in New York, located in the high-end shopping center at Columbus Circle, was quietly bustling when I visited on a recent muggy spring day around lunchtime. …The biggest thing you’ll notice when you walk into an Amazon Bookstore (there are six others around the country, and Amazon plans on opening another six) is that all of the books are displayed with their covers facing the customer, as opposed to the traditional spine-out presentation on the bookshelves of most bookstores. It has a certain charm, but it also feels like you’ve wandered into a bookstore that’s suddenly run very low on inventory and is trying to take up space.

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May
30
2017
1

‘Don’t Give Up.’

Yeah, this is gonna be important in the campaign somehow. Whole damn album, really.

Don’t Give Up, Peter Gabriel (So)

May
27
2017
3

So, rumors of Mass Effect: Andromeda Quarian Ark DLC.

Short version: the below appeared on the Mass Effect website as part of an APEX (multiplayer mode) debrief.

[DATA: Raw signal transmission received by Remnant observatory. My analysis accounts for attempted auto-translation by Remnant systems and data fragmentation.

ANALYSIS: “…trying to boost the signal. Unknown if… tech seems to be helping even if we don’t know the… back to Keelah Si’yah. …way home.”]

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May
27
2017
5

So, I have the Eye of Sauron on my hand.

Wart removal using liquid nitrogen, so see.  The first visit to the doctor was kind of owie.  This latest one was hurts like a sonuvabitch.  I figure that the next one is going to be all Dimensions of Pain.  In the meantime, it looks like I have a little miniature lidless cat’s eye on my palm. It’s not exactly disgusting*, but it’s kind of weird-looking and sufficiently tender that I ain’t driving anywhere today.

Moe Lane

*I was gonna take a picture, but we’re not twelve year olds.

May
26
2017
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‘Thunderstruck’ (2Cellos).

I got sent this in response to yesterday’s video, and… well.  I didn’t know that you could do that with cellos. Or to them.

Thunderstuck, 2Cellos

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