My blogger-sense is tingling, telling me that I’m very close to getting a salvo of comments about how all I do is post Spoiler Warning videos. This always happens when I slack off from writing, because people get tired of seeing tons of posts appear in their feed that are just embedded videos. So I’m going to head off the herd with this post and let you know that yes, this is a thing and I know about it. Here is what’s going on:
We’re in the process of moving. This should be a low-key move. We have a good three weeks of time between the new place being available and the old place passing on, and we’re only moving a few miles. Still, the project is eating my time and breaking my writing rhythms. Which is why I haven’t made you any words.
If all goes well then we should have a podcast later today and an Experienced Points column on Friday. But if you’re looking for instances where I have a lot of words next to each other here on the blog, then now might be a great time to go digging in the archives. I’ve got seven and a half years of words stored up, so that might hold you over until my life settles down again. If you only ever read the front page, then here is a great place to start.
I’ll let you know how it went once the dust settles.
Gamers Aren’t Toxic
This is a horrible narrative that undermines the hobby through crass stereotypes. The hobby is vast, gamers come from all walks of life, and you shouldn't judge ANY group by its worst members.
A horrible, railroading, stupid, contrived, and painfully ill-conceived roleplaying campaign. All in good fun.
Starcraft 2: Rush Analysis
I write a program to simulate different strategies in Starcraft 2, to see how they compare.
The Best of 2019
I called 2019 "The Year of corporate Dystopia". Here is a list of the games I thought were interesting or worth talking about that year.
id Software Coding Style
When the source code for Doom 3 was released, we got a look at some of the style conventions used by the developers. Here I analyze this style and explain what it all means.