About a week ago my Filthy Casual hoodie was stolen right from under my nose while at one of my favorite bars. I was devastated. Naked, even. It hasn’t been a great couple of weeks for me, what with my ongoing nonsense and my mother being in the hospital. This was my “how could things possibly get worse” moment.
I really liked that hoodie. It was soft. I had stretched the elastic in the wrists for optimal sleeve shifting. It matched everything. The worst.
But then a package arrived and there it was. A brand new replacement sweater. Thanks to a tip from a concerned girlfriend, Mike and Jason from Cherry Sauce sent over a new one and reaffirmed that they are two of the greatest dudes around. I sincerely appreciate this and will continue about my life, living in it as though it were my own fuzzy conch shell.
Please do me a favor and check out their stuff. Not only are they branching out into music, but Mike has a new game he’s working on and an alpha for you to download. It’s about a dinosaur who wears rocket boots. That’s pretty rad if you ask me but you don’t have to take my word for it.

About a week ago my Filthy Casual hoodie was stolen right from under my nose while at one of my favorite bars. I was devastated. Naked, even. It hasn’t been a great couple of weeks for me, what with my ongoing nonsense and my mother being in the hospital. This was my “how could things possibly get worse” moment.

I really liked that hoodie. It was soft. I had stretched the elastic in the wrists for optimal sleeve shifting. It matched everything. The worst.

But then a package arrived and there it was. A brand new replacement sweater. Thanks to a tip from a concerned girlfriend, Mike and Jason from Cherry Sauce sent over a new one and reaffirmed that they are two of the greatest dudes around. I sincerely appreciate this and will continue about my life, living in it as though it were my own fuzzy conch shell.

Please do me a favor and check out their stuff. Not only are they branching out into music, but Mike has a new game he’s working on and an alpha for you to download. It’s about a dinosaur who wears rocket boots. That’s pretty rad if you ask me but you don’t have to take my word for it.

A Destiny Clan for the Games Industry

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About a month ago I wrote a blog post about how in my time with both the Alpha and Beta versions of the game, Destiny had been an anxiety-free experience. It’s effortless design coupled with positive world building and passive multiplayer allowed me to simply play and enjoy a video game on a level that I haven’t felt in quite some time. This was a powerful revelation for me and judging from how many notes it received, I realized I’m not alone in this.

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Anonymous asked:

Okay, I'll bite. What happened to Wonderful World of Disney Gaming? I really enjoyed your regular streams and the history lessons were really eye opening.

Thanks for tuning in, I seriously appreciate it. It’s been a combination of a few things. I simply haven’t had the energy lately to want to fire up the stream and try to entertain people. I also just haven’t been in the mood to really play video games. I picked up The Last of Us Remastered this past week, played it for about 30 minutes and said, “That’s enough video games for me.” This tends to come and go and is usually tied to whatever stress or anxiety I’m experiencing at the time.

There’s also the matter of using Twitch as a platform that I don’t really find enjoyable. Having been on the inside for years all I can really see is its flaws, and boy are there a lot of them. I’ve been thinking about just cutting out the middle man and producing the series straight to YouTube. At least then when things go wrong (as they usually did during the presentations) I could just use a different take.

Thanks again for the support. I really want to keep doing it so I think I’ll find a way to do it on my terms. I recently picked up a number of games for the series (Not pictured: Tron 2.0!) and I’d like to make the transition to actual hardware ASAP.

Destiny: Anxiety-Free Fun for Everyone!

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Destiny is Halo meets Phantasy Star Online and there is no way that can possibly be a bad thing. After feeling initially indifferent about Bungie’s next-generation shooter, I found myself completely sucked in by both the Alpha and recently closed Beta tests of the upcoming title. However, I’ve found that it’s a difficult game to explain to those who either haven’t played it themselves, or don’t quite understand the hype surrounding it.

I feel the problem is that Destiny is a game of intangibles. Its execution is effortless in a way that most other developers can only dream of achieving, to the point where you begin to question what sort of moon wizardry its pulling over your eyes to convince you of its elegance. It’s ultimately a game that simply wants you to play and experience it and it does just about everything it can to get out of your way and that’s really incredible when you start to break it down.

That said, here are some of my core thoughts surrounding Destiny and why I’m so convinced it’s going to take over my life come September.

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I lifted this meme from bunglenomore and thought it’d be a lot of fun to fill out. My picks are mostly all my current favorites as doing an all-time list would take me ages.Current Wrestler: Shinsuke Nakamura. The King of Strong-Style. The Sultan of Swag. There is no one cooler or more entertaining. YEAOH! Runner-up: Sami Zayn.
Retired: Shawn Michaels. While I hold a stronger affinity for the likes of Curt Henning and Randy Savage, in my opinion, Shawn is simply the greatest of all time.
Women’s Wrestler: Kana. Calling her my favorite women’s wrestler is a bit of a disservice as she’s one of my favorite wrestlers, period. She is the ultimate bad ass and I love her work. Runner-up: Bayley.
Manager: Paul Heyman. He’s one of my favorite personalities and someone whose work I really admire. The man is a genius, plain and simple. Runner-up: Zeb Colter.
Stable: Bullet Club. Because they are too sweet and too REAAAAAAAAAAL!
Promotion: New Japan Pro Wrestling. Their main event situation is floundering a bit, but I fully expect that to turn around with this year’s G1 Climax. Far and away the absolute best that professional wrestling has to offer. Runner-Up: NXT.
Title: WWE Intercontinental Championship. It was between this and the IWGP Heavyweight Championship. So many of my all-time favorites have held the IC title and I’ll never stop loving it.Album: I didn’t really understand the question so I just went with my favorite entrance theme of the moment, which is Paige’s! It’s still super cool to me. Runner-up: Dolph Ziggler.

I lifted this meme from bunglenomore and thought it’d be a lot of fun to fill out. My picks are mostly all my current favorites as doing an all-time list would take me ages.

Current Wrestler: Shinsuke Nakamura. The King of Strong-Style. The Sultan of Swag. There is no one cooler or more entertaining. YEAOH! Runner-up: Sami Zayn.

Retired: Shawn Michaels. While I hold a stronger affinity for the likes of Curt Henning and Randy Savage, in my opinion, Shawn is simply the greatest of all time.

Women’s Wrestler: Kana. Calling her my favorite women’s wrestler is a bit of a disservice as she’s one of my favorite wrestlers, period. She is the ultimate bad ass and I love her work. Runner-up: Bayley.

Manager: Paul Heyman. He’s one of my favorite personalities and someone whose work I really admire. The man is a genius, plain and simple. Runner-up: Zeb Colter.

Stable: Bullet Club. Because they are too sweet and too REAAAAAAAAAAL!

Promotion: New Japan Pro Wrestling. Their main event situation is floundering a bit, but I fully expect that to turn around with this year’s G1 Climax. Far and away the absolute best that professional wrestling has to offer. Runner-Up: NXT.

Title: WWE Intercontinental Championship. It was between this and the IWGP Heavyweight Championship. So many of my all-time favorites have held the IC title and I’ll never stop loving it.

Album: I didn’t really understand the question so I just went with my favorite entrance theme of the moment, which is Paige’s! It’s still super cool to me. Runner-up: Dolph Ziggler.

boothisman asked:

Don't say answering tumblr questions feels therapeutic and that you feel you owe people answers! Now people are just gonna flood your inbox with questions about butt stuff. Unrelated, do you exercise or are you naturally quite lithe?

True, but I get at most a question every week or two so I don’t really fear an avalanche anytime soon ;)

Outside from when I used to play sports and skateboarding, I’ve never really been into exercise. I do yoga for my back pain but even with that I’ve fallen off the wagon. However, I plan on making some changes soon as in the past year I’ve put on weight for the first time since high school. About a year ago I was really depressed and unmotivated primarily due to my work life, but now that I’ve fixed all that I’m feeling a lot better and motivated across the board.

I’ve been thinking about putting together a video series logging my process with DDP Yoga. I think that if I were beholden to a regular content schedule I’d feel forced to keep going ;)