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Nice memories! I actually disagree with the voice acting being all that bad. It's s bit flat in some places, but given that voice acting in games was still fairly new, it worked. Also, that cringeworthy laughter scene was awkward on purpose -- the character was doing an exaggerated, fake laugh. So if it didn't work for you, you can criticise the writing, but the voice acting there was spot on. 
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#GamerGate is harassment. Its members just don't realize it.
I don't want to spend a lot of time recapping GamerGate. Wikipedia has a fairly good summary , with citations. Suffice it to say, supporters of GamerGate see the movement as a call for ethics in video game journalism. Detractors, which generally includes me...
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A Couple'a Recommendations
Hey all! I just got back from ArmadilloCon, and boy are my arms tired. Seriously, they're pretty tired. Anyway, I had a great time at the writer's workshop and convention proper, met a lot of cool people and attended a lot of cool panels. I'll have a writeu...
Hey all! I just got back from ArmadilloCon, and boy are my arms tired. Seriously, they're pretty tired. Anyway, I had a great time at the writer's workshop and convention proper, met a lot of cool people and attended a lot of cool panels. I'll have a writeup for that soon.
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News from the Litosphere
Things are happening! And I have opinions about them! F irst up is Amazon's fight with mega publisher Hachette . Amazon wanted a better contract -- what exactly that entails isn't clear, but it doesn't really matter. Their response to it has been reportedly...
Things are happening! And I have opinions about them! First up is Amazon's fight with mega publisher Hachette. Amazon wanted a better contract -- what exactly that entails isn't clear, but it doesn't really matter. Their response to it has been reportedly pretty dramatic.
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What I've Been Reading
Just wanted to give some shout-outs to some recent reads, so without further ado! First up, Vessel of Kali, the debut novel from Richard Milner! A story I'd describe as dark and ponderous, full of intrigue and strange cultish philosophies that might seem a ...
Who would I recommend it to? Well, fans of competent, highly literary fantasy in general. But if you like China Miéville, I suspect you'll fall in love with Milner's writing. Like Miéville, Milner has a fantastic ear for description (there's nary a chapter without a few evocative lines that make ...
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2014 Hugos
So the nominations for the 2014 Hugos have been announced. You can see a full list here . There is some good stuff. There is also some ... bad stuff. If you want to vote, you can still sign up for a supporting membership through LonCon. Of course this is th...
So the nominations for the 2014 Hugos have been announced. You can see a full list here. There is some good stuff. There is also some ... bad stuff. If you want to vote, you can still sign up for a supporting membership through LonCon. Of course this is the genre fiction community and we can't ...
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Authorial Consent is Bullshit - Why 'Clean Reader' is Okay
Chuck Wendig (of whom I'm a big fan and more than a little jealous) posted about an app called Clean Reader. Long story short, Clean Reader sanitizes a book to take out all of those naughty, corrupting, no good words (like 'poop,' or 'Mike Huckabee,' I imag...
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Sorry, I keep meaning to share my schedule and I keep not doing it. Anyway, I've been out of town the past two weeks (writing convention, wedding). I was planning on jumping in tomorrow but lo and behold I have a surprise job interview in San Jose, so I won't make it. Hoping to attend another session or two before the time zone change.
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Legacy of the Force: A Postmortem
Since Disney has jettisoned the Star Wars EU, I've been recently motivated to read all the stuff I've missed now that it doesn't feel like I'm paddling against a neverending current of releases. Since I finished NJO a while back, I figured I'd start with Le...
Since Disney has jettisoned the Star Wars EU, I've been recently motivated to read all the stuff I've missed now that it doesn't feel like I'm paddling against a neverending current of releases. Since I finished NJO a while back, I figured I'd start with Legacy of the Force, even though it ...
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Two Companies Diverge
It's not too difficult to name the two video game developers that had the most influence on my childhood. The first is Square-Enix, formerly Squaresoft and Enix, creators of such games as Final Fantasy, Secret of Mana, Illusion of Gaia, etc. There is no oth...
It's not too difficult to name the two video game developers that had the most influence on my childhood. The first is Square-Enix, formerly Squaresoft and Enix, creators of such games as Final Fantasy, Secret of Mana, Illusion of Gaia, etc. There is no other developer that even comes close.
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Just a quick nostalgia trip
I don't have much to say today, but I did want to share a trailer that proves that even after a lot of disappointments and cynicism, I can still get a bit misty-eyed. Have a good weekend!
I don't have much to say today, but I did want to share a trailer that proves that even after a lot of disappointments and cynicism, I can still get a bit misty-eyed. Have a good weekend! Posted by Matt Borgard at 8:42 AM · Email ThisBlogThis!Share to TwitterShare to FacebookShare to Pinterest ...
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2014 Hugos
So the nominations for the 2014 Hugos have been announced. You can see a full list here . There is some good stuff. There is also some ... bad stuff. If you want to vote, you can still sign up for a supporting membership through LonCon. Of course this is th...
So the nominations for the 2014 Hugos have been announced. You can see a full list here. There is some good stuff. There is also some ... bad stuff. If you want to vote, you can still sign up for a supporting membership through LonCon. Of course this is the genre fiction community and we can't ...
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Hi! I'm a software engineer and developer, Linux tweaker, and, as the Decemberists would say, a writer of fictions. I've published several short stories, reviews and academic papers.
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