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Ravenwood Fair Post-Mortem

Ravenwood Fair Post-Mortem

What would it feel like to actually make Disneyland in a magical, fairytale forest? That's what I wanted to find out with Ravenwood Fair. I wanted to make a social game last year, so my girlfriend Brenda told her employers (Lolapps, Inc., a social game developer in San Francisco, California) that I was interested. I started consulting in [...]

The Importance of Game Music

The Importance of Game Music

ICO: Castle in the MistI listen to game music. A lot. This is a recent trend circa 1995 with Chrono Trigger on the Super Nintendo. Well, it's even earlier if you count the one time I finished Karateka in 1985 and let the music at the end of the game (scored by Jordan's Dad, Francis) loop for hours as I recorded it on a tape player. But CD quality [...]

Blue Oyster Cult Loves Star Blazer?

I was watching some of my favorite Blue Oyster Cult vids on YouTube and when I started up "Take Me Away" I was amazed to see someone playing Tony Suzuki's Star Blazer on a green-screen Apple ]

Mew

Mew

A recent favorite group that I discovered (through my wife) is Mew, a very complex pop Danish band. Check out their website and you'll immediately notice by the insane navbar at the top, and the audio, that this group is really different. Their 3rd album, Frengers (2003), was their first big hit album (check out the songs: 156, Am I Wry and [...]

George Lynch is a Core Badass

George Lynch is a Core Badass

I was watching some videos on YouTube of some great guitarists and afterward I called up some George Lynch video. Uh, yeah, he just kicks total ass. I got Rhaluka a cool Mr. Scary t-shirt and here's a pic of her wearing it in Romania. Talking about cool music, I just discovered some really great groups last week that I'm currently O.D.ing on. [...]

Doom Archaeology

Doom Archaeology

I've been doing some digging around in the original Doom development directory since I'm working on consolidating all my data in a sane arrangement. The Doom source that was released years ago wasn't the nice raw development directory otherwise you would have all seen the NeXTSTEP DoomEd source, Doom map source files, and what I have here: [...]

Guitar Joke

Guitar Joke

I love the Guitar Hero games. It's the game I think I had been waiting for my entire life. I grew up in the Metal 80's and fully immersed myself so much so that when I recently heard about the latest installment in the Guitar Hero franchise being all about 80's guitar, well, to me it seemed extremely obvious: HEAVY METAL! Imagine my [...]

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