I will remember the PS2 best for the first game I played on it, Summoner. I loved that game.
Same. Summoner was amazing at the time! Looking back on it now I laugh thinking about how much I enjoyed it because its really not that great of a game, but at the time it was one of the best games you could get at launch.
I feel bad for women in general that work in these kinds of environments. I don't care if it's in a game dev or at an architectural firm... or whatever. Women deserve equal treatment for equal work and commitment (and even the bad shit that comes with equality) and that story about how the one person was thought of as the receptionist (until a desk swap) - if true - is just sad.
I agree that GB hasn't been nearly as full of the same spunk and spirit it once had. But at the same time I have changed a lot too. It used to be that I would watch every single quicklook, catch every bombcast (still do this... I will never give up my bombcast!). But now I just don't have the time. I wish I could give some actual input as to what I think has really changed. Sometimes I think it was the fact that the guys had their backs against the ropes and that they were independent dudes who were challenging the system - and winning. But they weren't just doing their own thing - it was genuinely fun and interesting. Now it feels like everyone just kind of has resided into the routine of a job. I mean yeah these guys get to play games for a living and discuss those games... but even that can become taxing and tiresome over many years. In short, I would love to take up the throne of these worn and weathered heroes. Where do I sign, Jeff? I'm ready to be put to work!
Sorry to hear it. My old man had to see his dog go recently too. He was upset because the 2 of them had bonded a lot over the years. He still talks about her though every now and then. She was certainly special to him... even at his old age. You're never too young or old to get attached to a pet. They grow on you and really do become part of the family.
For me it must be Trog! I spent time on this entry a long time ago because I saw that no one had written anything about it and it was one of a small handful of NES games that I owned and enjoyed. I even took screenshots and wrote a couple trivia questions. My god I must have been bored. The formatting was different back when I wrote it and now its all messed up but other than that I don't think it's too terrible of an entry.
Stave off shaving it off. Brad's in too deep at this point - he's committed to the beard growth. If he turns back now it will all seem like it was just a bout of laziness - an image this industry desperately needs to avoid. But if he continues to grow it to amish-lengths then it will seem like a well laid plan that is coming together. What he needs to do to make it to the big leagues is start a stringent supplement plan of Biotin, Vitamins A and E, and possibly B6. This sustenance will keep his facial follicles feeling fresh. This will get him a good beard length going. Now if he continues and graduates to belly-length beard then he will have truly shown he is committed - and may want to up the challenge at that point to floor-length beard. Only time will tell though... only time will tell..