Fez is the Moment Before
You know, I knew nothing of Fez until it came out. I didn’t know anything about its delays, or the manufactured controversy around creator Phil Fish’s statements regarding the state of Japanese gaming. He was right, you know. Japanese gaming sucks now. It’s sucked for a long time. But people just cling to what they know and what they love and they get so pissed when someone...
NeoGAF: The Message Board
If you’re a video gamer, NeoGAF is the single most amazing message board on the entire internet. Industry peeps post there under pseudonyms and sometimes will listen to the waves of popular sentiment on the boards and tweak their games because of it. All kinds of game journalist guys go there and read and talk and just act so awesome. Adding to the allure of NeoGAF is its bafflingly...
Playing Fez Correctly
I really enjoy Fez, and I enjoy it because I feel like I don’t wholly understand what is happening while I’m playing it. It’s not that the game is confusing or poorly designed that makes my understanding fall short, instead it’s that the game is designed to be purposefully vague. It wants you to find your own way rather than hold your hand and lead you along. That’s...
Nice work, me, on not abandoning this blog after four posts. You, I mean, I, should be very proud of you/myself. This is too confusing. I can’t explain what it’s like to have something so pointless and self-indulgent last for relatively so long. Sometimes I like to go back and read my old posts on my old blogs. “Haha, nice work!” I will think to myself as I read something...
You know, I’m sick of following my dreams, man. I’m just going to...– Mitch Hedberg
Shoot Like a Pro
If you want people to see you holding your camera and think to themselves “That is a fucking dude who shoots fucking photos,” you need to fucking streeeettttttcccchhh that body out. Put one leg out in front of you. Cock it. Half-kneel, now throw that back one way out. Feel the stretch. Now do a backwards lean. You should feel the burn in your core. Snap, snap, snap! Get that shot....