Fri 18 Aug 2017
12:34 AM

While on hold, I discovered I have accidentally bought Akira on Blu-Ray three times. It’s good, but not THAT good.

Thu 3 Aug 2017
11:00 AM

The complete lack of any kind of Netrunner news after the last pack of this cycle (shipping now!) is unnerving. Hoping GenCon delivers.

Sun 30 Jul 2017
7:16 PM

HELL IS REAL, declares a billboard on I-71 south in Ohio, and I realize the only food option for the last 3 exits has been Subway

Tue 25 Jul 2017
4:24 PM

Start looking at new card sleeves and I end up also looking at deck boxes. I don’t NEED more deck boxes. I’m just weak.

Thu 13 Jul 2017
3:40 PM

I’ve drank so much La Croix trying to crush through this last-minute project at work that I think my veins are probably full of lime sparkling water.

Sun 2 Jul 2017
7:55 PM

I really, really regret not Job Fairing the Geomancer away. #FF5FJF2017

Thu 29 Jun 2017
5:45 PM

Gotta hand it to Exdeath: for an RPG villain, he basically remains one step ahead at all times and accomplishes all his goals. #FF5FJF2017

Sun 25 Jun 2017
1:55 PM

Out at brunch and the two guys at the next table are having an in-depth discussion of Zork. Fascinating.

Thu 22 Jun 2017
5:32 PM

A couple Final Fantasy articles

It’s a very Final Fantasy time of the year, as the Final Fantasy V Four-Job Fiesta has kicked off and, despite saying I was going to pass on it this year, much like I say I am going to do every year, I’m in it again. As such a couple of interesting FF-related articles have slid across my desk and, well, here you go.

How Three Kids With No Experience Beat Square And Translated Final Fantasy V Into English tells the story of the remarkably good FFV fan translation, which managed to even be loads better than Square’s official translation” on the PS1. I distinctly remember playing the fan-translated version on my parents’ creaky PC in my freshman year of high school, being amazed at this game that had been passed on for official US release.

good job using a great story in the thumbnail, Paris Review

When Lore Bores isn’t strictly Final Fantasy related, but anything that namechecks FF3(6) in all its mistranslated glory as an example of a time when developers had a handle on the proper ratio of gameplay to story, and every hero wasn’t Gruffshoot McWhiteguy and his Adventures in the Grimdark Sepia Universe, is fine by me.

Wed 21 Jun 2017
6:53 PM

Four white mages require way more babysitting than four indestructible death machines. #FF5FJF2017

Wed 21 Jun 2017
6:53 PM

I miss the year I had Knight and Berserker as my first two jobs and could auto-grind for gil without looking at the GBA. #FF5FJF2017

Tue 20 Jun 2017
11:31 PM

50 West Tastee Whip: really good cream ale, but apparently gives me a smoker voice and makes me bad at Netrunner.