PAX East Concert and Portal 2 Review

First thing’s first: Here’s the YouTube playlist for the PAX East 2011 Saturday Night Concert, featuring Video Game Orchestra, Paul and Storm, and Jonathan Coulton. A very fun, very late night.

Second: I finished the single player campaign of Portal 2 three days ago, shot this vlog two days ago, edited/rendered yesterday, and uploaded overnight. I try to talk about how much I liked the game without spoiling anything, which is harder than you may think.

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Have a wonderful Easter weekend!

Review: Back to the Future: The Game Episode Two

Marty and Doc’s adventure continues…

Oh, and between recording and uploading this vlog, I discovered that Telltale just got the King’s Quest license. I’m not sure if it’s the right fit–after all, Telltale games are easy-but-with-good-stories, while half the fun of the KQ series is its infamous difficulty. However, if there’s one thing Telltale’s good at, it’s capturing the heart of their adapted licenses, at least from a story/humor standpoint. Here’s hoping they can extend that magic to a gameplay standpoint and make a KQ game worthy of the series.

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I Wonder What Happened In MonkeyThon09: Part One

In December, I embarked on a particularly geeky pirate adventure: playing through Guybrush Threepwood’s adventures. Yes, all of them. This was MonkeyThon09, and while it reminded me why I’m not THAT much of a gamer (seriously, after several hours in a row I’m almost wishing I still have homework I could do instead), it was a delightful experiment.

While I already posted my thoughts during this quest live on Twitter, I have decided to expound upon some of these thoughts for my LiveJournal audience, who no doubt were wondering just how they’d be able to go on without reading this.

Part One: The Secret of Monkey Island
(Insert Michael Land’s Chapter Start music here. Doo doo, doo doo-doo-doo, doo-doo-doo, doo doo-doo doo-doo doo dooooooooooo…) Continue reading