January 26, 2017

Giving up on Mass Effect Andromeda (until well after launch)

This is the 3rd or 4th trailer for the new Mass Effect, and still nothing makes much sense?

Am I the only one who has been left completely cold by all their advertising for this game?
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October 23, 2015

Charity Suggestion: Children’s Miracle Network, Eugene Family Guest House

If you’ve ever thought “I’d like to donate 5 bucks to a charity. but which one?” – may I suggest one that matters to my family?

Go to this link: https://11354.thankyou4caring.org/SHMC_Main_Donate and select the Designation: “Patient Family Guest House.” Maybe put in a comment like “This is for someone who really appreciated the CMN/Lions Family Guest House while their kid was in the NICU at Sacred Heart in Eugene.”
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September 24, 2015

Highlights from Oculus Connect2 Keynote

I was thrilled to sit in the keynote for Oculus Connect2 on my GearVR this morning at 10. Sent my notes around to coworkers, but am still excited so thought I’d post them here as well: Continue reading

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July 18, 2015

Ant-Man – flashes of great, but ultimately tone boned

just got back from Ant-Man. cracked out on too much soda. so. quick review/thoughts.
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June 22, 2015

VR will be destroyed by the confused and the nauseous

Someone shared Tadhg Kelly’s article (?) about how VR is doomed, but here’s how you fuck it up further by struggling to make it work like other mediums. I posted a big angry rant in the comments. annnnnd here is that same rant right here on my blog! (sorry?).

Nothing against the guy personally. I have no insight into the minds of people who are made physically ill by VR, so maybe i’m under-appreciating their need to sabotage the movement. but. huh. so much rage.
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June 3, 2015

The end of Mad Men

Mad Men has meant a lot to me over the past few weeks (months?) as I’ve worked through it. I couldn’t bring myself to binge through it, as so many of the episodes demanded some really deep thought and reflection. I found Alan Sepinwall’s reactions to each episode to be a great after mint, even when I didn’t agree exactly with his take aways.
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May 1, 2015

First thoughts on Avengers: Age of Ultron (spoilers)

my few cents (just posted over on Whedonesque):
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April 20, 2015

We need a clearer message for VR “movie” experiences

It’s a very exciting time for VR this year. “Killer app” ideas are overflowing for the competing goggles that are rising up. (I have the google cardboard and GearVR, and plan to get the rest. But am also currently struggling to get my first test app out the door for GearVR, with all the oculusSDK/androidStudio/unity5 setup). Anywho. Was inspired by Simon Carless’s “the four horsemen of VR” blog post to try and lay down what i think is the messaging we should pursue for what will sell VR this year and next: the movies.
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December 16, 2014

GearVR is amazing

Bravo to Samsung and Oculus Rift! I just took my first jaunt into the GearVR gizmo with my GalaxyNote4 phone – and it was &#%@$!ing incredible.
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November 12, 2014

I Loved Interstellar

I thought the movie was a triumph, so hearing some critics hated it is baffling. Continue reading