Monthly Archives: August 2009

Review: Black Gate 13

I have every issue of Black Gate… a fantastic magazine. I don’t think I’ve posted any reviews for it yet though, so I’ll start with the latest issue. (Note: I subscribe to the print issue, but there is now a digital copy available too). The Beautiful Corridor Jonathan L. Howard Good, fun adventure tale, with […]

Review: Tales of the Talisman Volume 4 Issue 4

Dragon Offerings Janni Lee Simner Nice story about an alternative future world where Dragon’s exist and the consequences of their existence in relation to one teenager, in particular. Unicorn Chase Douglas Empringham A rather long fantasy story concerning the investigation of a witch’s death. Competently told, but I never really symphasized with any of the […]

Review: Murky Depths #8

Peachy David Tallerman A cat sits outside, watching and waiting for the inevitable. A weird little short-short, it was effective. What the Tongue Will Taste Sam J Drain Ick. A strong story, but a disturbing one, the lengths a man will go to indulge every possible sexual urge he has. Collecting James Geoffrey Girard What […]

Review: Murky Depths #5

Realize this review is out of order from the other Murky Depths reviews, but figured later is better than never. The Nightrunner Christopher Hawkins More a vignette than a full story, it was okay, but did not really grab my attention. So this is Mi Allison Littlewood This story of a woman discovering a secret […]

Review added and a Flash update

I’ve added a review for Mobile 3D Game Development to my amazon reviews and I’ve cleared up how to use the Flash Story Reader on your own website to read stories as they were meant to be read.

BioWare-Brent Year 1 (1999)

This will be the first of ten posts, one for each year that I worked for BioWare. Preamble After graduating the summer of 1999 from the University of Alberta I set out to look for a job. You know, to pay that massive student loan I had. I sent about fifty resumes out, mostly programming […]

Kristine Kathryn Rusch – Freelance writing

Kristine Kathryn Rusch has a very interesting series of blogs detailing her experiences with being a freelance writer. She will be writing and posting these and eventually publishing them. Good reading so far and I encourage you to check them out.

Money and Videogames

Occasionally I come across articles like this one from the Motley Fool where you see a rather negative forecast for the gaming industry despite a general and steady growth. Normally I disregard these naysayers and continue to invest in gaming stock but obviously with the recession and the massive drop most gaming stocks took, I […]

The Rugrat Virus

Want to get sick every couple weeks? Boy, do I have a tip for you! Have some kids. They are like balloons full of disease, if balloons liked to lick playground equipment, stick fingers up theirs (or anyones) noses, eat dirt, and then explode with sneezes full of egg-sized lumps of FTL snot. I really […]

Onto New Adventures

“Former Lead Designer of Dragon Age to Leave BioWare” or more appropriately — “Has Brent taken some crazy pills?” The last year and a half has been a busy one for me — a second child, a new home, selling several short stories (finally!), and finishing up my work on Dragon Age. In February I […]