Author: Josh

The End of an Era

As of this morning, the first studio I worked for – Mythic Entertainment – has been closed.   There will be plenty of poorly-informed theorizing about “what happened” in comment threads and snarky forums elsewhere, so I’m going to ignore that

Second Chance Heroes has (finally) launched!

Second Chance Heroes (aka “That Thing I Was Doing in Alabama”) has finally launched!  For iOS devices, at least. The Mac/PC version continues to wallow in the unmitigated awfulness of the Steam Greenlight process, where it’s been stuck for nearly

WAR is (still) Everywhere

The tagline “WAR is Everywhere” was part of the top-level marketing shtick we used during the development of Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning. It was supposed to indicate that the game would be – above all else – about a

WAR’s End

Today is the 5th anniversary of the launch of Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning. Never lacking a flair for the dramatic, moments ago Mythic announced that WAR will be shutting down on December 18th of this year. It’s been years

Oh hey, look at our new game!

Oh, blog. I’m so sorry that forgot about you when we announced our new game last month. I assure you, I told Facebook and Twitter ALL ABOUT IT. Anywho, here’s the announcement trailer: [NOTE: All videos got nuked when the

What the Video Game Industry Needs to Learn from the Comics Industry of the 1950s

This is long. I’d normally apologize, but I feel like it’s all very important to say. While it takes quite a while, I promise it gets around to video games eventually. In the early 1950s, comics were a HUUUUGE business.

Concerning Hobbits

So… this is going to get deep into the weeds of geekdom pretty quickly, so here’s a brief, spoiler-free review of the first installment of Peter Jackson’s “Hobbit” trilogy for folks who don’t want to wade through minutia and plot-points:

It is Fear, O Little Developer, it is Fear!

“Ere the Moon has climbed the mountain, ere the rocks are ribbed with light, When the downward-dipping tails are dank and drear; Comes a breathing hard behind thee, snuffle-snuffle through the night– It is Fear, O Little Hunter, it is

Hail to the chief, he’s the chief, so let’s get… um… hailing.

So… what am I up to these days BESIDES working on [SECRET], which is a [SECRET]-style game about [SECRET] set in a [SECRET]? Why, I’m running for President, that’s what! I assure you, this is only PARTLY a shameless act

Oscar Predictions

Just under the wire, here are my predictions for this year: Actor in a leading role Who should win: Colin Firth Who will win: Colin Firth Actor in a supporting role Who should win: Geoffrey Rush Who will win: Geoffrey