Just another ex-gaming industry hopeful, going to school and learning as much as I can. I don't think making a game will directly affect my chances of getting a job, but it will teach me the process as well as organization, something I sorely lack. I'm no longer working for Zynga, which is too bad.

What else? I like Japanese food and cinema (but I'm not an otaku), CRPGs (of course), electronic music (90's Industrial FTW), Belgian ales, meat cooked over fire, 420, CGI, 3D animation, cats, SNES, subversive or black comedy, dystopian sci-fi, and any epic fantasy brave enough to step out of the Tolkien shadow.

My dislikes include all forms of bigotry, country music, fast food, factory farms, multinational corporations, warfare, social networking, romantic comedies (in general), and politics.



People want what they can't have.

I like what Chrono Trigger and FF6 did. In FF6 you could open certain chests, but if you opened them later you might get a better item. In CT, you could open the sealed chests early, but they would be empty in the future. If you opened them later, you could then go back and open them "again."

Adding consequences to actions is great, as long as you don't punish the player too harshly. It can also work the other way. Say you save a village from monsters and they offer a chest as a reward. You opt to turn it down, and in response the merchants give you a discount (or new items or shops become available). I also like trapped chests, especially when you have a chance to either disarm it or set off the trap.

What was the last film you watched?

cut out the last ten minutes

That sucks. I ought to watch it again, it's a great follow up to Paranoia Agent.

EDIT: Shit, I didn't know Satoshi Kon died last month. :(

Sci-Fi Series'

1 monster = 3 enemies

Rule Number One: Use available resources.

Where is "Twinfoxtails"?

Give me a guy in a t-shirt and wranglers anyday.

Hahahaha, I wish I could quit you.

Sci-Fi Series'

Just finished Atlantis. It was alright, seemed like they wanted to do more with it, before it was canceled. I'll wait till Universe finishes before watching. In the meantime, it's on to Tripping the Rift.


Compared to the other two stats, creativity sounds... uncreative.

a noobish question , ( may delete it after solution :P)

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What was the last film you watched?

Agree with you on the boring part. The individual scenes were more like separate "sketches," held together with a flimsy plot. Of course, having all of the dialogue improvised may have had something to do with it. Loved the yakuza attack dog scene, though.
I've been meaning to see Ivan's Childhood. You might like Waltz with Bashir.

Watched Gasland tonight. An interesting account of the natural gas industry's practice of hydraulic fracturing, and the possible repercussions.
There's an interesting scene where a guy lights his tap water on fire.

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Some say it comes from naturally-occurring methane from bacteria in the water well, but the homeowners imply that it started after the nearby drilling had begun.

Here's the industry rebuttal of the film.
And the filmmaker's response (.pdf).
In any case, get the facts and draw your own conclusions.