I don't like Battlefield, Black Ops, or FPS games in general. Pretty much any other genre is cool though. I've just decided something that's probably controversial: I haven't really enjoyed any post 2007 Bioware game. They're all so bogged down in pointless choices and cutscenes. Not to imply that there's something wrong with story driven games, Obsidian has great writing, Bioware is just boring.
I like narrative driven games much more than systemic games. I'm not opposed to good systemic games, but they're definitely not what keeps me so interested in the medium.
Also, I have always owned dogs and plan to continue to.
I feel like I need to highlight this because it seems to be such a common and important thing for so many people around New England that they just skip over it or think I'm kidding.
I'm morally opposed to malls and other brick and mortar shopping centers. Just buy stuff from Amazon. I don't know how this is a big deal in 2017 but I've been meeting so many people who make a really big deal about going to physical stores. Yeah, if you have to get something right now it's fine to go to a store, but just going to stores to hang out is weird and I don't think we'd be friends if that's what you're into.
I'm temporarily blind in one eye as doctors figure out the best way to restore vision to it. If it's a big deal to you, now you know.
Recently I've been moving into a lot more investing and rolling money into further investments. Once you get enough money to get started it's easy to keep investments rolling along. I might end up doing that for the rest of my life.
This is the most important thing to keep in mind: Complete a budget for your project first. Then double it. If you don't have that much cash on hand you don't have enough to even start. I don't care if you have a turbo, a head, a set of shocks or whatever and you want to use them as a work in progress, if you can't afford to complete a project correctly, you can't afford to start it. I don't want to talk about your hacked together car. Also, if you changed the exhaust or intake before any engine internals work, sorry about your terrible life choices.
I'm a fan of pop music.
Pretty much all I read are non fiction technical books because I like learning stuff. Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy is probably the only fiction book I've enjoyed.
I'm a fan of UCB, Mr. Show, and most of the projects that people involved in those shows have gone on to do later. QI is the best show on TV right now.
In general I don't like old media. I'm much more interested in hearing people talk about games and their experiences in interacting with them than an account of how someone looked at any other form of media. Old media is just so boring.
I spend a lot of time thinking about intellectual property rights, civil liberties and where there might be appropriate balance between the two. People should be able to make money off of their work, but people also should be able to do anything for themselves. It's a complicated line.
Man, New England sure has bad weather.
I'm really not interested in making an account with and figuring out how to use Kik or Snapchat or any of those other unsafe messaging services. I already have enough older more thoroughly vetted messaging services available to me that work well enough. If that's your plan, sorry. i'm not opposed to cool new ones though, if you're way into Discord or Slack I'd be up for that, just not dangerous stuff like Kik or whatever.
If you want to talk about games. Really, like thousands of words about all aspects of games, from mechanics to storytelling to the development side. I'm not kidding. A bunch of people have contacted me and then been surprised by the volume of words I can give them just about a single verb in a single game. Sure, Activision has technically acceptable games, but there's nothing really interesting there. How about LA Noire? Or Deus Ex? Or even Robotron 2084?
If you want to play games, I like watching games much more than watching television or movies. I've had so many bad experiences with people who are weird about their Steam accounts if you want to pretend like you don't have a Steam account I don't think I can deal with someone who has such extreme trust or paranoia issues. Work out your issues, sure, but I don't think random people on the internet like me are the right way to deal with personal issues.
If you want someone else to make fun of Ronald Reagan with.