Yup.. we sure are a buncha geeks at work. A bunch of my compadres dressed up as this years group costume of choice, Team Fortress 2. I had around 10-15 mins to do a quick photo op, so we put together some quick scenarios. Our competition, Pandemic, EA LA, NCSoft, Blizzard, and other game companies also did likewise. My buddy at Pixar, also said they had some group costumes at ILM.
Was trying to set up for some moon shots, and the fucking thing just snapped. It's a manfrotto too, so that's not supposed to happen! GAH! HATE! HATE! HATE! Anyways, I'm hoping that the camera store will do some sort of exchange for me. FUCKITALL!
My daughter has been cultivating a fear of our neighbour across the street.
He's a co-worker of mine, and a very nice fella, but he tends to freak out our little one. He likes to do Dr. Claw impersonations, and has a great mental escapee look. It doesn't help that he's 7 foot 3, and is a touch grabby with toddler toys. Take a look and you be the judge.
I've been trying a few demos of games in the last little while. So far there have been some impressive, and some not so impressive ones. Portal which is bundled with the venerable Half Life 2, Team Fortress 2, and Episode 2 from Half Life is tops in terms of dollar value. I'd definitely recommend the Orange Box as a BUY! Other ones that look good, Bioshock has great production value, and an engaging story in a different atmosphere. Great spooky audio, so may make a good halloween purchase. Also released on Halloween this year is Hellgate London. While I've been waiting for this one for quite some time, I'm not entirely sure if I'll pick it up. It's still quite fun (the demo) but not as much fun as I'd have thought. It comes from the makers of Diablo I and II, in a post apocolyptic world. Still, great for a shootemup FPS for sure. The last one I've tried recently is World in Conflict. A short, but very satisfying RTS game, which provided me with as much fun as Company of Heroes . All in all, there's plenty here to sap your pocketbook, so keep on gaming!