Boom Beach: More Progression

The last few days I’ve been a bit burnt out on Boom Beach mostly because my Task Force has been doing Operations again. A few were pretty bad and I don’t even recall finishing yesterday’s. My life situation will be changing soon so I don’t know how much time I’ll be able to devote to the game anymore, even though the game is pretty casual for me. At any rate, I just wanted to talk about current progression.

Continue reading “Boom Beach: More Progression”

Why I’m Slowly Beginning to Hate Online (Social) Gaming

I’m a very old school gamer that started on an Atari 2600, went to the local arcade at the mall, had a Commodore 64 and other devices prior to the internet evolution. On top of that, I used to play table top games like Advanced Dungeons and Dragons, Shadowrun, Paranoia, etc. I was used to packaged software and have no issue paying for something if it’s worth the money. These days online games have been creating new paths that are somewhat beneficial but also have engendered a toxic environment that has been slowly driving me away from gaming.

Continue reading “Why I’m Slowly Beginning to Hate Online (Social) Gaming”

Why Online Content (Publishing) is A Shitty Business Model

Earlier, I read an article that talked about how Medium will do a pretty big layoff and close a few offices around the country. Medium describes itself as a publishing platform and allows people to “have their voices heard.” Yet from a superficial viewpoint, I can’t see what their platform does that a simple WordPress blog cannot do. Nonetheless, the company has (had?) roughly 150 people to support this system. I don’t know what roles existed that required 150 people for a content based system (beyond writers and maybe sales people) but it baffles me. That said, even with 50 people gone, the remaining 100 still seems like a huge number to me for the type of business they support. With that in mind, why are content businesses more or less doomed?

Continue reading “Why Online Content (Publishing) is A Shitty Business Model”

Working Girl Movie Review

This movie popped up on Netflix and having both Harrison Ford and Sigourney Weaver (as well as a brief showing by my favorite actor, Kevin Spacey), it pretty much became a must-see movie for me. I did read a few summaries and the general consensus made it seem as though this movie would be fairly interesting. However, I have other feelings for this movie that I would like to share.

Continue reading “Working Girl Movie Review”

World of Warcraft: Will Legion Be the Final WoW Killer?

People constantly have talked about the death of World of Warcraft for years. Most would point to the latest MMO as being the thing that would end World of Warcraft. However, there really hasn’t been an MMO that has come close to putting World of Warcraft into the pasture. With Legion many people have cited it as the best expansion from Blizzard yet for World of Warcraft. Despite this, I’ve seen a real mixed bag when it comes to the responses from people regarding this expansion.

Continue reading “World of Warcraft: Will Legion Be the Final WoW Killer?”