Last night was a truly odd occurrence for me. I played a quick league of legends bots game with friends, and piddled around for a bit in Dragon’s Prophet managing to get level 20. All of this was essentially “busy work” as for my inner circle of friends, the main event of the evening was the Sony Entertainment Pre-E3 stream. After seeing it… there really is not much else I can talk this morning other than just how amazing the show was when contrasted with the Microsoft presentation earlier in the day. Throwing the Xbone Thankfully we have a lovely abridged version of the Xbox E3 conference that arrived on YouTube over night so I can link here for you all. Basically the Microsoft conference was a massive improvement over the reveal event and its obsession with television. They actually seemed like they might care about games… but then unfortunately they presented me with a bunch of titles I really don’t care about. … [Read more...] about Sony: Best Troll Ever
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This could be a gruesome topic, but it popped into my head after GIbiz published an article with advice for game developers from Melbourne Games. It’s called Australian devs’ advice to students: Specialise, and kill your darlings, and it grabbed my attention right off. Were developers really going to tell students or recent graduates to give up on their early projects if they don’t pan out quickly? Yep. “It breaks my heart when I see teams sometimes four years on, having seen them in their final year, still working on getting the same game out the door. They could have killed it off and used the experience to come up with something way better, but they were just emotionally connected to that project and couldn’t let it go.” Turning that back on the MMO genre, I started wondering about MMO projects that shouldn’t have been made, or should’ve been canceled a lot sooner, and what amazing projects we might have gotten had the developers, … [Read more...] about Massively Overthinking: Which MMORPG should have never been made?
Are you an Entrepreneur and do you want to be inspired? Let us take a look at some popular inspirational movies that help to inspire our entrepreneurial ventures. I just finished watching this movie, and first thing I’m doing is updating this post. Nightcrawler is one such movie, which every entrepreneur with great vision should watch it. This movie is little brutal, but acting by Jake Gyllenhaal will keep you surprised. This movie is about a struggling guy who was looking for a job, but he couldn’t get one. The guy found a window of job opportunity when he saw a live crime journalism, and he started doing the same for the living. What you will learn from the movie is, how one can do anything without much background, how art of persuasion and negotiation can take you to the place. How focusing on your positives, and improving on them will make you limitless. Go watch this movie all by yourself, and come back to share your thoughts. But remember, I will never ask you to … [Read more...] about Top 10 Movies that Inspire an Aspiring Entrepreneur
Last night was the very first night since February 15th that I have played no Anthem. Up until this point I had attempted to get a little bit in every night even if that just meant doing a single contract. Since the drop of Elysian Chests I had been trying to earn a key every night regardless if I actually ran the Stronghold to spend it on. After yesterdays post I realized that my frustrations were reaching a level where I simply needed to let it drop for awhile for my own peace of mind. For awhile I had contemplated playing some Destiny 2 given that it is theoretically in a pretty good state right now… however my fear would be that I would spend the night comparing it to Anthem and still wind up frustrated. I have been playing a lot of Diablo 3 on the switch, but again… there is the whole comparison problem seeing as we all compare Anthem loot to that game. Instead I decided to zig and zag off in a similar but different … [Read more...] about Exploring Grim Dawn
Now that I’m helming Not So Massively, I feel a stronger compulsion to delve into games like ARPGs and shooters so that I can speak with more authority in this column. Luckily enough, Steam held a free weekend for Crate Entertainment‘s ARPG Grim Dawn a few weeks back, providing me the perfect opportunity to expand my knowledge of the ARPG genre. Grim Dawn hadn’t really caught my eye previous to then, but I had a good enough time during the free weekend, so I decided to pick up the game and its expansions during the accompanying sale. I was unsure how to discuss Grim Dawn, given it’s been out for a while. Should I deliver my thoughts after finishing the base game and write about the expansions separately or not at all, or finish everything and talk about it all at once? I’ve decided to go with the former, for reasons I will explain soon. For now I’ll say that as of this writing I’ve finished the base game and gotten as far as the first quest hub … [Read more...] about Not So Massively: Jumping into Grim Dawn in 2019