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Matt Diamond

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Baldur's Gate III announced

06 June 2019 - 07:24 PM

The makers of Divine Divinity 2 Divinity: Original Sin 2 are now working on Baldur's Gate III.

1990 transcript of adventure game designers discussion

29 December 2018 - 05:17 PM

Just putting this here in case someone is interested.

Poking around some old disks I found something interesting: a transcript of a 1990 online conference featuring some big-name designers of classic adventure games. I have posted it to my blog: https://www.mindthec...compuserve-1990

Turns out a computer game historian posted an edited version of it earlier this year. His intro and footnotes are very good, but I think when he edited the discussion it lost some of the flavor. The participants joked around a lot and the edited version lacks a lot of it. But he's the historian so see his blog for the excellent intro and footnotes.

My "new" Xbox 360

26 November 2018 - 01:42 PM

For the last couple of years I've cut back on game purchases to play my backlog. But I was in a GameStop on Black Friday weekend and they had refurbished Xbox 360's for free after rebate. And it turns out I have no willpower at all when things are free.

In my defense, the main reason I caved is that I had been wanting to play some Assassin's Creed ever since I read Richard Moss's oral history.

I do have some questions:

1. I have the Xbox plugged into my computer monitor, which thankfully had an audio out jack. I had been planning to upgrade to a 4k or 5k monitor next year. But I'm not seeing 5K monitors that are HDMI compatible, even with an adaptor. Am I missing something?

2. Any recommendations for games? I already picked up Batman Arkham Origins and Assassin Creed 2 Revelations (though I might ditch that in favor of AC1, Brotherhood, or IV).

3. If I play a Halo which should it be? (I played the first one on Mac.)  There seems to be some consensus online that its either Halo 3 or Reach.

The Next Apple Event

23 October 2018 - 01:28 PM

Tue Oct 30, 10:00 EST - it's in NYC, Brooklyn Academy of Music. (I'm wondering if the choice of locale is significant. Don't they usually do these on the west coast?

https://www.macrumor...-new-york-city/

Some nice designs on the media invites. I'm especially fond of the rainbow colored one, a throwback to my favorite Apple logo.

Let the pointless speculation begin!