[Workshops] [Take our Survey]
[Mike Hayes Resume and Portfolio] Username: Password: Sign Up!

Arcade in the Sky Blog: August 2009

Monday, August 31, 2009

Meh to Milk

I know I said this blog would be about developer news from now on, but I saw a movie last night, and I just feel the need to review it.

I love a good story about the downtrodden standing up for their rights--Mississippi Burning is one of my top 10 movies of all time. I got Milk for a discount used a Blockbuster, and I was really looking forward to it. It's one of those everyone-says-its-great-but-I'll-get-to-it-someday movies. Well the day came and it didn't wow me.

It was a good movie, for sure, but it just didn't grab me as a drama should. It was more of a documentary that strings together showcases for Sean Penn to show how likable Harvey Milk was. I'm not sure what it was, but I just felt uncomfortable throughout the movie. I'm all for gays and gay rights, but I just felt uncomfortable with this movie. It might of been because I felt nervous for the characters safety, but the movie didn't do too good of a job setting up the danger they were in.

Overall, I just have to give it a 'meh'. It didn't do anything a standard History channel documentary would do.
Buzz this

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Developer's Blog

This blog will be a developer's blog for the forseeable future. I love talking about movies and anime and whatnot, but I am very busy on an XNA game my team is preparing for a contest this fall.

I need to be focused and share my work with the world. I need feedback and encouragement, also I need to be able to give instant updates on the games progress.
Buzz this

Sunday, August 2, 2009

IGDA Picnic in Central Park

There was a picnic in central park. I had a hard time finding the place, as central park is huge. When I did get there, I saw some friends of mine and made new ones. There was a great spread of sandwiches and treats. Thanks to Wade Tinny of Large Animal for sponsoring it all.

We had great weather, and we decided to play some outdoors games. Someone set up a game they invented called "Chaun ball". It's like dodge ball, but with a ball tethered to the ground. Later, they set up "live action asteroids" where they recreated asteroid, the arcade game, with live people and a nerf gun.

Can't wait for the next event.

Also, check out this video promoting my new games. They are now on the sidebar of this blog!

Buzz this