My wife is painting a sign in the garage, and she has her paints sitting on the trunk of the car in a way that makes me nervous. I look at the surface and sure enough, there is a blob of white near the paint can. I poke it, and it’s still soft. I can wipe it off with my fingers, so it hasn’t dried yet.
“Is this paint?”, I ask accusingly.
“No”, she says, “That’s bird crap.”
She was right.
A Star is Born
Remember the superhero MMO from 2009? Neither does anyone else. It was dumb. So dumb I was compelled to write this.
Who Broke the In-Game Economy?
Why are RPG economies so bad? Why are shopkeepers so mercenary, why are the prices so crazy, and why do you always end up a gazillionaire by the end of the game? Can't we just have a sensible balanced economy?
The true story of three strange days in 1989, when the last months of my adolescence ran out and the first few sparks of adulthood appeared.
Please Help I Can’t Stop Playing Cities: Skylines
What makes this borderline indie title so much better than the AAA juggernauts that came before?
How I Plan To Rule This Dumb Industry
Here is how I'd conquer the game-publishing business. (Hint: NOT by copying EA, 2K, Activision, Take-Two, or Ubisoft.)