The Long Bright Dark

HBO has a thing for Louisiana.  True Blood, Treme, and now True Detective.  Maybe it’s the tax breaks, or the distinctive mise-en-scène of a Spanish moss shrouded bayou.  Or maybe since Katrina, when the southern gothic literary tradition became glaringly real on CNN, the State has dominated a cultural…

The Dark Tower

Note: There are spoilers from The Dark Tower in this review.  Don’t continue unless you’ve read the whole series. Recently I’ve been getting this urge to go through stuff I wrote a while back, archived files in obscure directories buried deep.  To dust them off, read them…

Top 13 of '13

Here’s my top 13 of ’13. This isn’t any sort of attempt to make an objective Best Of list, its just the records that came out this year that I listened to the most. I’m often sitting in a chair, focusing on some sort of project, listening…

A Year of Failed Prototypes

It’s been over six months since I released my last game, and almost that long since I’ve updated this blog. I’ve been busy with non-gamedev stuff, but I’ve also been hacking away in my spare time. Unfortunately, most of these projects haven’t really gone anywhere.…

The Zen of Dark Souls

I played a lot of Dark Souls this summer. I was staying in the basement of my in-laws. My own house had been torn apart by hammers and crowbars, in preparation for a renovation that would last many months. So I had my Xbox and little 26 inch flat screen…