Wizards: Work smarter, not harder.
Fighters: Not smarter, hit harder.
Rogues: Lie smarter, steal hardware.
Bards: Sing harder, get- ow! oh geeze! Fine, I’ll stop singing! Quit hitting me already!
A programming project where I set out to make a gigantic and complex world from simple data.
Batman: Arkham City
A look back at one of my favorite games. The gameplay was stellar, but the underlying story was clumsy and oddly constructed.
Crash Dot Com
Back in 1999, I rode the dot-com bubble. Got rich. Worked hard. Went crazy. Turned poor. It was fun.
Grand Theft Railroad
Grand Theft Auto is a lousy, cheating jerk of a game.
There's a wonderful way to balance difficulty in RPGs, and designers try to prevent it. For some reason.