Posted by: Jeremy Reimer on Mon Jun 17 11:19:39 2013.
This was a photoshop I made after an Inside the Game episode when djWHEAT joked that if Starcraft II added a fourth race it should be the Cat race. I took some of the most famous Internet cats and combined them into a devastating new race!
Watch out for the Longcat Nydus drop!
Posted by: Jeremy Reimer on Tue Jun 11 17:08:11 2013.
We’re back with another podcast, this time from Terry’s idyllic suburban home. In this episode we look at some of our favorite video game genres (Real Time Strategy and Massively Multiplayer Online) and speculate on what they might morph into in the future.
I think this podcast is one of the best we’ve done so far, but we didn’t have time to really get as deep into the subject as I would have liked, so we might do a followup.
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Links from the show:
Sins of a Solar Empire: http://www.sinsofasolarempire.com/
Is RTS a dying genre? http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2013-02-01-ironclad-games-rts-is-a-dying-market
Titan restarted: http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2013/05/report-blizzard-to-overhaul-project-titan-launch-it-in-2016-at-the-earliest/
Star Citizen: http://robertsspaceindustries.com/star-citizen/
Gabe Newell interview on the future of games: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8QEOBgLBQU
Portal alternate reality game: http://half-life.wikia.com/wiki/Portal_ARG
Posted by: Jeremy Reimer on Thu Jun 6 20:33:40 2013.
There’s an interesting clash of cultures going on this weekend. Blizzard has contracted out the production of their first season’s final Starcraft tournament to OGN.
OGN is a Korean television network that has been broadcasting Starcraft matches since forever. Unlike GOMTV, they don’t have much experience with broadcasting to a western market. So you get these interesting fashion and furniture choices that look like they came out of Austin Powers, or at the very least a PSY video.
It’s all in good fun. 13 out of the 16 finalists in the tournament were Korean, and the three non-Koreans all got knocked out in the first few hours, so I guess you win this one, Korea. You win everything. Keep on winning on.
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Posted by: Jeremy Reimer on Mon Jun 3 16:24:39 2013.
Those of you who know me know that I’m a huge fan of Wing Commander. The game had a profound influence on my life and on my writing.
My latest project is taking some of the 3D models that I built for the cover of my science fiction novels (in this case, the Pegasus, the main setting for the trilogy) and converting them into formats that can be imported into the open-sourced Freespace 2 game engine. Freespace 2 was a spiritual successor to Wing Commander and the game engine has been updated with modern graphics features over the years by an amazing modding community.
The model needs work, certainly (at this size, one needs more details and more polygons, and the texture is just a placeholder) but, still... I actually am flying around the Pegasus for the first time. It’s pretty cool.
Posted by: Jeremy Reimer on Mon Jun 3 16:09:58 2013.
In this episode I go over the European World Championship Series finals between Stephano and MVP, and we examine how widow mines are a great unit... for Stephano. It’s worth crushing your head (or the letter S) just to see!
Links from the show:
WCS EU Finals Stephano vs MVP full series
Super friendly widow mine hits
Posted by: Jeremy Reimer on Tue May 28 10:46:14 2013.
In this episode of Knotty Geeks, we stick to one topic--kind of. It’s all about the future of science fiction: novels, tv shows, movies, and video games. Is there a future for the written word? Are video games stealing all the young potential sci-fi authors? Will Terry and Jeremy end up in a fistfight at the end when Terry starts slagging Jeremy’s sci-fi novels? TUNE IN TO FIND OUT!
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Links from the show:
Publisher’s Weekly stats for books sold in 2012
Is science fiction becoming too dystopic?
Buy Jeremy’s novel just to spite Terry!
Posted by: Jeremy Reimer on Wed May 22 19:44:14 2013.
In this episode of Knotty Geeks, we are on the rooftop at Oakridge Mall, in full view of a beautiful parking lot. We go over the poll results from the last episode, and then utterly, completely, and totally fail to achieve the results of that poll. I try and fail to remember the name of the physicist I’d seen a couple of weeks ago (it’s in the show notes) and then I try and fail to explain his theories on Physics and then I try and fail to steer the conversation to a specific topic.
This episode also features special guest Brian Palfrey, who has certain views about 3D in movies.
Links from the show:
Lee Smolin, physicist, author of Time Reborn
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Posted by: Jeremy Reimer on Wed May 15 11:02:38 2013.
I’ve always wanted to combine my passions for writing and watching professional Starcraft, and now I’ve finally done it.
The Stalker is a short science fiction story that centers around John "Heart" Wolanski, a professional Starcraft player living abroad in South Korea. John encounters a strange glitch in the game that comes at the worst possible time in his professional gaming career. He must struggle against the glitch and his own personal demons, which are threatening to destroy him.
It’s absolutely free, but if you have a Kindle and want to support my work, you can purchase a copy at Amazon for 99 cents here:
Posted by: Jeremy Reimer on Wed May 8 09:19:46 2013.
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Posted by: Jeremy Reimer on Mon May 6 15:05:46 2013.
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I'm a writer and a web developer. You may have read my articles at Ars Technica, where I write about the Amiga computer, video games such Starcraft, and the history of personal computing.
I write science fiction novels and short stories. You can read more about them here.
I'm also the creator of the rapid application development framework newLISP on Rockets, which powers this blog and a number of other sites.
I do a podcast with my friend Terry Palfrey called Knotty Geeks, where we focus on the 'big picture' impact of technology on our lives, with the two core themes being acceleration and convergence.