Archive for March, 2009

Thoughts OnLive, or the One Where I Try to be Topical

Posted in Uncategorized on March 25, 2009 by admin

When I first heard of OnLive last night, I did not think much of it.  As I started going through the news stories and getting the impressions from industry heads (I could aim a low-blow to Denis Dyack here, but I will not), I admit the Kool-Aid started looking a bit tastier.  Steve Perlman has done a damn good job selling his product.

After some time to mull over this new tech, my thoughts are this:  if everything went right for OnLive, it would mean a true paradigm shift in this industry.  The reality, however, is that this sweet tune is probably going to go a bit off-key when it reaches consumers.

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Playing the Role

Posted in Uncategorized on March 19, 2009 by admin

I am working on a rebound for Vampire:  The Masquerade – Bloodlines right now, but I do not think I will publish it.  I wanted to point it out as a great role-playing experience, but the more I thought about it, the more I realized it failed in most of the same places that every other RPG does.  Namely, these games do not make you play a role. Read more »

Thoughts and Incantations (v1,i1)

Posted in Uncategorized on March 13, 2009 by admin

Fine, WordPress don’t update.  Dreamhost can just cut me off anytime they please for the sake of “security issues.”  I have got plenty of ideas for full articles right now, but tonight I just have a few short comments on a wide variety of subjects, and that is what you will get for now.

-Folk wisdom states (to paraphrase), “A man will pay twice as much for something, because he needs it.  A woman will buy something she does not need, because it is on sale for half price.”  Folk wisdom has never been on Read more »