Thursday, October 20, 2011

The Spirit of Mythic

As some of you may know, I'm a part of an online community revolving around the hardest possible settings in the Halo games, what we fans have coined "Mythic" difficulty. Recently, there has been some debate about how we define Mythic, especially because of the newest Halo game having a very different pallet of skulls* than the previous games. This entry is an examination of the history of Mythic with an aim towards helping to define where its future is headed.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Capture the Flag

So, I like to write sometimes, and I don't just mean blog posts. A while ago, I wrote a short story set in the Halo 3 multiplayer universe. Technically, yeah it's fanfiction, but you're not going to find some crazy mashup of various well-known characters from multiple universes, nor any "classy" material featuring tentacles. What you will find (I hope!) is an entertaining glimpse into the lives of our multiplayer avatars. If interest is high enough, I may follow up with additional Halo stories.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Videogame Violence.

It's been a hot topic for awhile now, and the media are still featuring anti-gaming messages whenever the subject is brought up. Here's the truth.

Bread Kills

I did not come up with this myself. I no longer have the original link, but I make no claim for credit.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Adam Vs. Archie

After much reflection, I've come to a conclusion on some internal issues I've been dealing with. This is an explanation of those issues, as I have come to interpret them.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

I, Gamer.

Another recycled facebook note today, my time is pretty limited right now. Plus, most of my notes would be more at home here. I have modified this slightly from the original, as there were some points I missed before.

Monday, March 7, 2011


A few years ago I wrote a piece in a note on Facebook. It generated a lot of discussion, and after looking over it again I've decided it's worth bringing back for fresh eyes to see. This particular piece was entitled "Faith," and was essentially an exploration and (at least partially) an explanation of my beliefs. As always, I encourage discussion in the comments section!


If you've ever played an online multiplayer game, you know what I'm talking about. That 7-year-old who screams the whole game long because somebody else got the sniper rifle before he could. That trashtalker who gets killed 13 times in the first 5 minutes and rage-quits. You when you're having an off-day and can't seem to land any headshots/criticals. Nerdrage is a unique phenomenon, and I think it warrants some examination...

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Halo/Call of Duty Mashup? Yes Please!

On the Xbox360, first-person shooter players have long stood divided between those that play Halo and those that play Call of Duty. I, myself, am more of a Halo kind of guy, but when I do play Call of Duty, I enjoy it (though not quite enough for me to justify buying the game). So what would happen if these two games combined their DNA? Join me after the break and we'll see just what kind of awesomeness could be expected to spawn of such an unholy union...

Monday, February 28, 2011

So it begins...

Looks like I'm joining the herd. For all three of you that will ever stumble across this blog, I welcome you to my personal soapbox! This is where I'll be releasing my thoughts to the world on whatever subject tickles my fancy. That said, I'm no expert on most of the things I'll be talking about, so please bear in mind that everything I post is purely my own opinion/interpretation. So strap yourselves in and get ready for the rants, tirades, reviews, and praises that emerge from...

The Inane Ramblings of a Disgruntled Developer!