Gaming Escapes

Driven to distraction!!!

I'm stressing over my upcoming shortfilm (Driver) which we're shooting on 9/29 & 9/30. So what did I do? I bought a video game and stayed up til 5am messing with it!

The game ... sucked. Or to be kinder, it was not very fun. Galactic Civilization II - Dread Lords. It's a pretty version of Master of Orion II, which IMO was 'the classic' game -- and is avail for free now as a download! Crazy! The reason GalCiv II sucks IMO was b/c they forgot to make it EASY to play FAST. Keyboard shortcuts and SPEED are important to a gamer like me, who doesn't want to play for hours and hours... More like minutes.

So after the 5am gaming stint, what'd I do? I got more games off the 'net(this time for Treo 700p) and installed 'em.
And ... it's a sad thing to say in some ways ... I got kMoria and it's so much better than any new game I've played. Game makers should be embarassed!! Rogue-like games started off the 'Diablo' thang, but Rogue-likes are STILL simply IMO the best.

What they lack in graphics they make up for in STYLE and unpredictability. I can play the darn things over and over. I think they might be the first games made for computers, actually, and they're open source!

OK, enough dorking. But I had to post the links for anyone/everyone!

Keith Olbermann asks Bush to resign

I have to admit, I enjoy these short Olbermann rants:

Best part is G.Bush Jr as "worst person in the world".

Shot ConQuest SF '07

I got the opportunity to shoot ConQuest SF 2007 (Aug 31-Sept3). I enjoyed it a lot. It was a great opportunity for me to cover an event. I hope I did a good job.

I'm looking at my footage right now, can see some mistakes, however it looks pretty good overall.

I don't have to edit anything b/c that wasn't the deal. They just wanted the raw footage. Hope they're happy with it.

I played a few RPG's, mostly RPGA stuff. The 'living' concept for roleplaying is a really interesting idea, IMO. Kinda like MMORPG, but also not. The downside, for me, was 100% D&D 3.5 gaming. I've really outgrown that genre. The upside, for me, was learning that D&D 4.0 is coming -- and I didn't buy any of the new books!!! YAY!!! Very happy!