An excellent day of networking at Indiecade. Link dump time so I don’t forget these people… First was the guys from Rust presenting their experience making The Museum of the Microstar. Then I hung out in the rotunda meeting interesting folks, having thought-provoking discussions and playing some cool games. Chatted with Henry Fernandez. Arthur Danskin… Continue reading Indiecade day 1
I’m home from the 3 day tour of GDC, and it was very worthwhile. A non-stop maelstrom of recruitment, attending talks and catching up with old friends and colleagues. Talks I attended: Video Games Turn 25: A Historical Perspective and Vision for the Future by Satoru Iwata (Nintendo Co., Ltd.) Fighting Real Time by Jacky… Continue reading Home from GDC
Quite a few people I’ve met at GDC told me they read my blog. Now that I know that, maybe I’ll update more! Anyway, last day of GDC – have seen lots of old friends and colleagues and attended a few good talks. Stay tuned for more of a report when I get back.
This year once more I was really looking forward to Blizzcon. Although there wasn’t a new amazing announcement since StarCraft II is out, Cataclysm is imminent and Diablo III has been announced for a while, there was enough going on that was cool to celebrate for a couple of days. Also, Skye and her son… Continue reading Blizzcon 2010 with friends
Hi there, so much to report since the last update. First, we had the single-car garage (which was being used as a junk storage space) converted into my office/cave. The contractors did a really good job for less than we were expecting. I uploaded some flickr photos of my new cave. You can also see… Continue reading I’m still alive – here’s the latest
Last night I went down to Fry’s in Fountain Valley for the local launch and signing event. Here are some photos (sorry about the quality). A great time was had by all. Really cool to see all the fans and feel the energy of the occasion!
I sometimes play Boggle at work. I usually lose to the resident Boggle players who are more experienced (at least lately) and have the 4-and-5-letter-words in L1 cache. But sometimes I get to pull out a good word. Often a Britishism which sometimes passes muster with Merriam-Webster, our official arbiter. The other day I spotted… Continue reading Boggle
The 15th annual Interactive Fiction Competition is underway. This year there are 24 games to get to grips with, which gives me a chance of completing a fair percentage.
Today was mini-Elbeno’s first day at school! He actually went in yesterday for an hour with Mrs Elbeno to get a feel for the place, but today was the first real day being dropped off and spending the whole morning there. He had a great time! In other news, Mrs Elbeno picked up The Beatles… Continue reading School
Blizzcon was awesome. Last year was cool, but this year as a Blizzard employee it was amazing to be buoyed by all that positive fan energy. It was sensory overload in the coolest way possible. During the opening announcements and trailers the hall was literally shaking with sound at times; it was a physical experience… Continue reading Blizzcon 2009