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10 games I played this year and I'm glad I did

Posted by MildObstruction, 23 December 2014 - - - - - - · 683 views

1. Portal 2 (PS3)
Although it's my second (third?) time playing it, it's still one of my favorite games of all time. Clever, funny, simple but fantastic co-op, an amazing finale - it does everything completely right. Valve on the other hand - STOP Fuck ING UP YOUR CO-OP SERVERS FOR PS3. You're making everyone nuts!

2. The Evil Within (PS4)
This ga...

Moving to California from the Midwest - how in the world does anyone do this?

Posted by MildObstruction, 21 May 2014 - - - - - - · 1753 views

This week I've been suddenly propositioned for job interviews by a company in Mountain View, CA. I live in the midwest. Mathematically I can't make sense of how anyone makes that kind of transition.

Here in the KC area, you can get a really nice house for $200-$300k. There's a lot of suburbia so everything is convenient and fairly well kept. I am overpai...

Maybe Meet a New Band - Crash of Rhinos

Posted by MildObstruction, 24 February 2014 - - - - - - · 524 views

I like music. A lot. I've been playing various instruments in various scenarios for nearly 25 years. I spent the latter days of my high school years as well as a generous part of my adult life playing in indie/emo bands in KC. There were spans in my life where I'd go to 3 to 4 shows a week. Some days I miss it a lot (like today) - but I'm grateful that so...

Why doesn't anyone care what I'm playing this weekend?

Posted by MildObstruction, 22 November 2013 - - - - - - · 674 views

It's lunchtime and no one has asked me yet! Hopefully someone will take care of this grievous oversight soon. I started thinking it wasn't Friday and that I still had more days of work to battle through this week and I was despondent.

Tearaway and all things PS4 is the answer. That's what I'll be playing this weekend. And Amy :ps3:. Because Fuck y...

Cheapassery 101 - Digital Sales

Posted by MildObstruction, 25 October 2013 - - - - - - · 868 views

Not sure why - probably because I've been busting my ass all morning at work and now I'm out of motivation - but I've decided to write up this little thing on why digital purchases aren't so bad and may be cheaper than you think. My logic may or may not be sound, feel free to dispute it if you like. This really isn't meant as an argument to anyone - I'm r...

Extra Life!

Posted by MildObstruction, 16 October 2013 - * * * * * · 647 views

Like a number of other folks, I'm participating in Extra Life this year.

My page: http://www.extra-lif...MildObstruction

For anyone that doesn't know, this is a gamer oriented charity that benefits Children's Miracle Network hospitals. Personally, I'm participating to support my local hospital (KU Medical Center) after friends of mine h...

Ubiart framework is probably my favorite thing right now

Posted by MildObstruction, 12 September 2013 - - - - - - · 738 views

Seriously. What have they done. This stuff looks good . Can't wait to see the new stuff in action (Valiant Hearts / Child of Light). I have Rayman Legends sitting on my shelf right now calling to me.



Vidya games! Just cleansing my palate of flip central.

Posted by MildObstruction, 09 September 2013 - * - - - - · 1172 views

Good lord enough of the secret spreadsheets and profit margins and trying to trick amazon in to taking stuff people picked up for $1 at gamestop for $18 (and being so sad when - *gasp* - it doesn't work!) and other fucking nonsense. I need a break from the deals forums. Just to be clear - I don't want this to be a blog post to talk about flipping. It's...

Here, let me explain why Remember Me could've been great

Posted by MildObstruction, 25 June 2013 - * * * * * · 862 views

Here's the thing - Remember Me is awesome. It has a bunch of really good ideas that could make for a really top notch game. Let me start by enumerating these good ideas:
Memory remixing - one of the game's headliners, memory remixing plays out like an interactive VCR where you can manipulate objects during a scene in a person's memory to change their reco...

Xbox One : What the hell happened yesterday?

Posted by MildObstruction, 22 May 2013 - - - - - - · 429 views

So I haven't watched the presentation, but kinda followed along on twitter over lunch and it seemed pretty uneventful/unsurprising - jokes about the name being 359 less than the last xbox, it's very square, home entertainment center, requires kinect, call of duty with a dog and EA sports titles. No big deal.

Then, primarily coming from Kotaku, all sorts...