I don't know if it's because my gaming skillz are so awesome, or if the weather has been in the 80s, or if my computer has just had it, but it's been getting really hot when I game lately, and my notebook cooler sounds like a 2,000 year old wheezy original Xbox. I might not be able to give my new Steam controller the workout I wanted to. I might stick to older, less intense games and whatnot for now, and maybe indie titles and games that have a mouse interface like Pillars of Eternity maybe.
I was reading the Last Ninja's blog on the original Mario Kart and talking to Joe about it, and it struck me how the game -- which includes most of the fundamentals we still know and love -- seems so rudimentary now. Is it the graphics, the gameplay, I don't know. Joe mentioned Star Fox, and I feel it's the same thing. I mean, I could play Starfox now and very much enjoy it, but man is that an ugly game, whereas at the time, it was pretty cutting edge. Then you can take a game like Super Mario World or Link to the Past, which both have pixel art graphics that seem pretty timeless now, and aren't quite so much trapped in the age they were designed. Some games are just like that. And I'm thinking now how some people still play Quake 3 to this day, and Doom also, while other games like Goldeneye have fallen to the wayside. You can say well, Goldeneye wasn't so good, but it was certainly good at the time, and a lot of fun, and even pretty to look at. Now it's a freaking eyesore.
Well, I FINALLY sent out some queries to agents today. I was distract by my D&D game, but mostly I was just feeling a little down about it, and didn't want to put myself out there. I plan to do a few a day, so I can bombard the universe over time with this shit. Wish me luck! I gots to do this!
Hey guys, just a little blog today. I've been working on my D&D campaign, and getting the nitty gritty sorted out, and I've set up an adventure area on Roll20.net. I've put up some information, and this will be our home for sorts, and if any of you are curious, I invite you to check it out here: https://app.roll20.net/join/629515/axtlZw
I am amazed by the amount of BaD blogs we got yesterday! I had my doubts about participation this year, and a lot of people have showed up that I haven't seen for a while, and I'm really excited about it. One thing though: did you know this is a leap year? That's right, one more BaD than usual, cause there's 29 days this month. Of course, I know it's really hard to keep up everyday for the whole month, but that's not really important, it's just about trying your best (Yoda be damned).
What got me here wasn't 1up. It certainly contributed. And it wasn't games either, not exactly. No, what got me here was the love of sharing games with other people. A game doesn't have to be multiplayer to be shared, and just because a person had one experience with a game, doesn't mean another person will have that same experience. Sometimes they do, sometimes they don't. It's sort of miraculous how it works, really. My point is that life -- and the games we play in it -- isn't just about our experiences, but it's about sharing our experiences with others. Whether this involves arguing about which is the best Final Fantasy game, or the merits of the Mass Effect 3 ending, doesn't matter. And it doesn't matter if you feel this way or that way about GamerGate, or DLC, or free-to-play -- or anything, really. No, what matters is simply this: loving games together.
I was talking to Chris Yarger, and also remember talking to Blake about this a while ago, and I'm really thinking of trying to set up an online D&D game again. It might take a couple tries, but that shit is just so much fun, and I think it would be worth it. Is anybody else interested in giving it a shot?