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Inspiration and Professional Gaming

Posted by Douglas Bushong on November 25, 2013

Inspiration and Professional Gaming

A couple of years ago a saw an amazing video about a disabled gamer that uses his tongue and cheek to play Super Street Fighter 4 on a competitive level.  Here is the video: I haven’t followed competitive/professional gaming much, but I love that it is continuing to grow.  I think it’s much healthier than […]

Sang Froid

Posted by Douglas Bushong on November 18, 2013

Sang Froid

I enjoy it when a game designer approaches a pre-existing genre from a new, flavorful perspective. For example, I think it would be neat if we could get rid of the zombies in a lot of these survival/horror games and instead put the players against mummies in Egypt. So how did I react when I […]

XCom: Enemy Unknown

Posted by Douglas Bushong on November 11, 2013

XCom: Enemy Unknown

I completed XCom: Enemy Unknown earlier this year, and I wanted to get a few thoughts down about it. The first time I saw XCom was in 1996.  I had just left my military basic training, and one of my fellow students was playing it on his PC.  I was blown away at the time.  […]

Religious Beliefs and Bioshock

Posted by Douglas Bushong on November 4, 2013

Religious Beliefs and Bioshock

Warning: there is a small spoiler for Bioshock Infinite in this entry.  If you don’t want to see it, read no further. So I recently read that some people were displeased by one of the scenes in Bioshock Infinite.  As I have not yet played the game, I have to take their word for it.  […]

The Use of Trademarked Characters in Art

Posted by Douglas Bushong on October 28, 2013

The Use of Trademarked Characters in Art

I’ve been studying a lot about trademark and copyright law lately, particularly those aspects of the law that have to do with parody and the use of copyrighted/trademarked characters. I’ve been considering doing a parody piece about a specific group of characters (you’ll know it if/when you see it), and I want to make sure […]

KokomoCon

Posted by Douglas Bushong on October 21, 2013

KokomoCon

Due to a small mix-up over scheduling, I deviated from my normal convention schedule this year.  This ultimately lead to me attending KokomoCon in Kokomo, Indiana over the weekend.  I’d like to describe the experience here. KokomoCon is a small show, with about 1000-1500 people.  It’s also a one-day show, of which I am not […]