• Game Reviews

    Dave Gross joins as writer for BaldurÔÇÖs Gate: Enhanced Edition

    For those of you following the progress of the new Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition, I just wanted to share the word that Dave Gross has joined their team. http://www.baldursgate.com/news/2012/04/26/announcing-dave-gross-as-lead-writer-for-baldurs-gate-enhanced-edition/ Dave’s a fantastic writer. He has several published novels and I encourage you to check them out. He’s also a skilled editor. More importantly — to me :) — is that Dave is also the first editor to buy something from me! Over a decade ago he purchased an article I had written “Give Them Pidgins” for Dragon Magazine. It was my first published work. So I’m very pleased he’ll be working on this project.

  • Game Reviews,  My Life,  The Lazy Designer

    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 jobs. But one of the places I applied to had a kind of goofy name. BioWare. It just kind of rolls out of the mouth, eh? The job blurb stated that it was a gaming company. That sounded fun. I remembered applying to Sierra years ago (and getting rejected) and figured that it wouldn’t hurt…