Suspended from Twitter

UPDATE 2 JUN 23: I got reinstated.  Need to write about that, but in short, it took them 15 days to respond to my original appeal request.  Sigh. UPDATE JUN 22: It's now two weeks later.  Nothing's changed since I wrote this on Jun 15th. A week … [Continue reading]

Happy 20th, Rise of the Triad!

I moved from Pennsylvania to Texas in December of 1992.  I took a job with 3D Realms (then just called Apogee Software).  I left a company of 70,000 to come work for a videogame company in Garland of around 20 or so (most of that was order takers at t … [Continue reading]

“Game Over” Atari 2600/E.T. Documentary

I just got done watching the documentary from Microsoft called “Game Over”, which is the story of the Atari 2600 and the E.T. cartridge being buried in a landfill in New Mexico.  Wanted to write about it a bit, because several parts were pretty powe … [Continue reading]

ROTT Video Capture #2

A few months ago, I posted a video showing some video capture sessions from a game I was involved in the creation of, "Rise of the Triad".   The response to that was popular, and then I never delivered any more of them.   Well, tonight I have some m … [Continue reading]

A few thoughts on Google Inbox

I've spent some time with Google's new Gmail client, Inbox.   I've used both the desktop variant, and the iOS version.  I have a few things I wanted to say about it.  Before I do that, watch this video.  It is the video that you are shown once you are … [Continue reading]

Classic Doctor Who back on air in USA

I've had a TiVo for a long time (14 years), and one of the cooler features is that the service learns what you like, and will record other programs besides the ones you tell it to, thinking you'll like them. So tonight I'm looking through the … [Continue reading]

Life Itself

I just got done watching the movie "Life Itself", which is the movie based on the life (and the book) of Roger Ebert. This is a movie that is participating in what I think a new thing is where you can rent movies from PPV while they're still in … [Continue reading]

ROTT Video Capture #1 [ UPDATED ]

Rise of the Triad is a game I really loved working on. Well, the original one, I didn't work on the newer Interceptor version.   ROTT was by far my personal highlight of my 20 years working in the videogame industry.   Not only was I a mapper in the g … [Continue reading]

Happy 20th Blake & Duke

It’s December 3rd, 2013.   That means that 20 years ago, it was December 3rd, 1993.   What is the big deal with that?  Well, a company I worked for released two new games on that date.  “Blake Stone: Aliens of Gold”, and “Duke Nukem II”.   That’s righ … [Continue reading]

At the Movies History: Siskel, Ebert, and the Rest

UPDATE Oct 2, 2013: Another small update to the page covering Richard Roeper's assignment to the late Roger Ebert's spot at the Chicago Sun Times.  That's at the bottom, and brings things up to current again, as far as I'm aware. %CODE2% I've … [Continue reading]