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I don't like doing these personal blog entries, but sometimes I just have to get the words out.

Posted by McJobless , in Other 17 September 2014 · 102 views

I really do regret leaving so soon and not talking to the teachers and students I knew, but it wasn't my event, so it's probably best that I give them the space they deserve, just like when I went through. What I'm talking about is the Year 12 graduation that happened tonight, which my brother was in. Fairly straightforward mass with some extra bits here...


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Goals.

Posted by McJobless , in Other, General Information 06 September 2014 · 194 views

I don't like airing out private issues in general. There's a lot of reasons; I feel like I'm taking up others time, taking away attention from them/using them to bring attention to myself, it's too easy to make up fake problems, you lose the mystique you have about you, etc. The point is, I'm not someone who is completely open to everybody. Those who do g...



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Wot I Fink: What Can I Learn From Zoe Quinn & Depression Quest?

Posted by McJobless , in Wot I Fink 23 August 2014 · 216 views

Let's just get down to this in dot-point form. I'm barely in the mood for writing, but I want to get my thoughts out now.
Depression Quest showcases the entirely wrong way to make a game that is supposed to bring awareness to a significant health issue. Depression is very serious, and it's important people seek treatment options where possible. Normally,...


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Birthday Presents

Posted by McJobless , in Other, General Information 12 July 2014 · 127 views

Let's cut to the chase. This year I got an awesome haul:
The Sea Cow (LEGO Set). It took me 9 hours to finish it.
The LEGO Movie (Everything is Awesome Edition + Special Edition). Two different people bought me different editions, which means I get all the neat content :D
LEGO Sort & Store
President Business LED Light (Similar to my Bad Cop one)
DK LE...


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Game Development & The Gamer Attitudes

Posted by McJobless , in General Information, Other 07 July 2014 · 152 views

Before we start: I'm not here to be an advocate of going outside and socialising, or doing research or blah blah blah. You do what you will with your own spare time. I can't force you into doing something you don't want to do.

I hate being informed. I hate seeing things in such a brilliant way. The reason I hate this knowledge so much is that nothing goo...


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Electronic Arts: Moore like Embezzling Assets

Posted by McJobless , in Requests 03 July 2014 · 169 views

http://www.gamespot....e/1100-6420874/

If I may, for a second;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6DAxC6wp70

I'm not even going to grace this with a description. Let's just get to ripping apart the quotes.

Yeah, so long as you have the equivalent of a $1000 US to buy that sh...


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Video Games Are...

Posted by McJobless , in Wot I Fink, Rock Raiders United, Other, General Information 07 June 2014 · 160 views

Before we start this, I want to both apologise in advance (in case I get any information wrong) and credit Raph Koster. The discussion of patterns was based on his research presented in the book A Theory of Fun. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND EVERY SINGLE GAME DESIGNER ON RRU PURCHASE AND READ THIS BOOK.


Before we can discuss what a game is, we must learn about som...


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A Complete Mess.

Posted by McJobless , in Other, General Information 05 June 2014 · 121 views

Human life is obsessed with patterns
We strive to learn patterns so we never have to relearn them again
Games are about patterns
Good games teach how to solve patterns, not just give answers to patterns
Games therefore are teaching devices [can be described as art]
Games therefore should be about things important to humanity
We need to get over conflict,...


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My Gaming History - Part 1 - The Prophetic PS1

Posted by McJobless , in Gaming History 03 May 2014 · 278 views

This is something I've wanted to do for a long while, but I horrible at concentration. I can't really vouch for the validity of the order I finished these games in or bought them in, but that's not really the point. The point is the lessons I've learned because of what I have learned. As such, it's very likely there's going to be a LOT of games I won't li...


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Seaborgium's Mobile Dilemma.

Posted by McJobless , in Wot I Fink 01 May 2014 · 273 views

I'm not going to discuss the recent personal issues between members. Instead, I'm going to discuss a certain post.

http://i.imgur.com/IcX8NzT.png

It's written informally for audiences who don't spend hours a day reading through encyclopedias and aspire to become verbally overwrought. I prefer this style of writing as it makes the article more interest...


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What Bugs Me Most About Mass Effect...

Posted by McJobless , in Other 26 April 2014 · 208 views

We have technology in the modern day called "Video Cameras". Most of our mobile and desktop technology now comes bundles with some form of "web camera", we have VR sensors like the Kinect and LeapMotion. Many vehicles, including trucks, buses and police cars have cameras installed to record incidents that might occur on the road. Many places in public we...


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How would I fix The LEGO Movie Videogame?

Posted by McJobless , in Other 14 April 2014 · 162 views

(Warning: Spoilers for The LEGO Movie ahead)

http://i.imgur.com/g1FlmrX.png

As a studying game developer, this kind of challenge is important, and I'm glad somebody asked me to do it. Being able to identify weak areas and have solutions to try resolve the issues is important. Therefore, let me make a few suggestions that I think would improve the ga...


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My Character Flaws

Posted by McJobless , in General Information 31 March 2014 · 200 views

I went ahead and made that Creativity topic in LEGO General a few minutes ago. It's been on my mind for years, but only now have I really thought the problem as a significant issue. Anyways, sometime after writing the topic, I went ahead and did some chores, and it got me thinking about some of the other problems I've been facing within myself...and poten...


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Fourth-ward March.

Posted by McJobless , in Rock Raiders United 27 March 2014 · 304 views

I totally didn't even plan that pun 4 years ago.

So. 27/03/2014. Heh. Never really thought I'd make it this far without dying by train, being sent to a loony bin or wasting away on alcohol. And while those things have all been pretty close to happening, here I still am.

The Austrexican Lives. The Pants Enforcers reigns supreme.

4 years ago, I found a l...


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QW: Why Legend of Zelda is already one of my favourite games.

Posted by McJobless , in Quick-Writes 09 March 2014 · 247 views

This is a entry in my "Quick-Write" series. Basically, just some minor thoughts quickly thrown into a blog entry as a kind of progress update on how I'm doing.



Anyone familiar to Creative Theory on RRU or the Skype chats would know that Jamesster's been doing a lot of LoZ stuff recently. He found that brilliant essay, and recently he's been playing the...


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Apparently I Need to Fire Myself

Posted by McJobless , 07 March 2014 · 185 views

Ohboy. It's Spam Message of the Day time. I removed the link at the end, since I sure as hell don't trust it.



MESSAGE TITLE: Why you should fire your boss

Hey there,

Ezekiel here again.

I want to PROVE to you why my Forex 3-day webinar on 9th, 10th & 11th April 2014 is going to be life-changing.

My goal? You quit your job, if you have oneā€¦ and...


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Can We Talk About How Terrible Java Is?

Posted by McJobless , 19 February 2014 · 274 views

It's a useless pile of s***.

The f****ing thing won't work correctly on my sister's machine, and barely runs correctly on mine. The main problem on my sister's machine is that it keeps deleting the core .exe files. Java.exe, javaw.exe and a few others are constantly deleted anytime you try to run a Java app after installation. Putting copies of these fil...


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Life is an interesting beast.

Posted by McJobless , 09 February 2014 · 195 views

"And remember, the universe has a wonderful sense of humor. The trick is learning how to take a joke. "
~ Orvus, Ratchet & Clank: A Crack in Time

Life is one of those insane things that happens.

It's like, there for years, and then it's taken away. It's pretty crazy. And the older I get, the more I look on it and think about what life really, trul...


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The End of an Era

Posted by McJobless , in Other, General Information 12 December 2013 · 309 views

It feels. Empty.

The closing of the old Quotes topic, is rather fitting, given another thing that happened today. Had the Quotes topic not closed, I probably wouldn't even have posted this update, due to the CoS that arrived to wreck havoc on the forums. But, in the weird way that the world works, it's best to talk about it.

For those that don't know, t...






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