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Oh, damn, now I has a sad. I was just in Vegas and did not know about this place. Le sigh.
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I actually don't really care much for reviews any more. If it's a new game or a sequel from a company I like, I'll buy it right out of the gate, although I don't pre-order unless it's a really good deal. Otherwise, I'll watch some of the trailers, maybe check out the demo if there is one and go from there. I don't mind trying out stuff I've never seen before either. With the price of games I totally understand why people want to see some reviews first, if it sucks or if it's really short you feel cheated, but I guess you just don't buy from that company any more. I've heard of people finishing Portal 2 in about 5 hours, maybe if I'd heard that before I bought it I might have waited, but it's still pretty good. I also don't go to gamestop any more because they seem to have finally stopped selling PC games altogether.
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Okay, this is good, now we need one for Android. From a PR perspective, doing Apple first maybe makes sense, but I haven't seen or heard about too many admins with iPads.
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As a librarian of the 21st century, I'm more of an "IT guy" these days, but I work with a lot of reference librarians who are out there helping the college kids every day. Being around books, information in its various forms made me want to be a librarian. Being a gamer/computer dork eventually turned me into an IT librarian. Best of both worlds really.
Toggle Commented Jan 28, 2011 on librarians are awesome at WWdN: In Exile
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Is that what it is? I've been in a crummy mood ever since I got back. I'm happy to be back home with my family and back playing with my boys, but when everyone is asleep I start getting that tired-but-don't-feel-like-sleeping-yet feeling coupled with massive boredom. Pax was a blast, but as someone a good bit older than most of the crowd and there by myself, I have this feeling like I missed out on some stuff. Mostly because I was getting majorly burned out on standing in line.
Toggle Commented Mar 31, 2010 on in which wil feels homesick at WWdN: In Exile
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PaxEast Keynote? Did you drop this little nugget in there like that on purpose? Sly, very sly Wheaton. I was getting worried that PaxEast was going to be the low rent version of Pax, but they're bringing in the big guns, so it's definitely looking up.
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Dammit Wil, how I envy your memory. Not your specific memories of course, but your ability to recall stuff from so long ago so vividly. I can't remember much of anything, but every time I read your stories of the '80s, they feel pretty damn near perfect. The only thing I remember of Centipede is that I sucked at it. Robotron I could do fairly well, but Centipede was a definite nemesis. It's funny though how you remember specific sounds. I cannot remember the name of the game, but there was some UFO game, kinda like Space Invaders, but these would capture little citizens and pull them up the screen and if you managed to kill the UFO fast enough, you'd save the little man and the game would say "Lucky!". I can remember that sound, but I couldn't tell you where or when I saw that game.
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*shambles into the attic to search for the ol' Gamma World box* Oooo... what's this? Ah, my old Rolemaster books. Shiny! Curse you Wheaton and your damnable RPG nostalgia!
Toggle Commented Sep 10, 2008 on Lizardmen live in the marshes at WWdN: In Exile
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*shambles into the attic to search for the ol' Gamma World box* Oooo... what's this? Ah, my old Rolemaster books. Shiny! Curse you Wheaton and your damnable RPG nostalgia!
Toggle Commented Sep 10, 2008 on Lizardmen live in the marshes at WWdN: In Exile
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Yeah, that sounds pretty familiar. I experienced the same thing at NFL games. You'd think if you were a "fan", you'd want to see the game, but no, instead, they get hammered before the game and then get stupidly drunk during the game. I can never figure that out.
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Yeah, that sounds pretty familiar. I experienced the same thing at NFL games. You'd think if you were a "fan", you'd want to see the game, but no, instead, they get hammered before the game and then get stupidly drunk during the game. I can never figure that out.
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It'd be pretty amusing if someone sent ol' Tod a Wil Wheaton Says "Don't be a Dick" t-shirt. Anonymously of course. He'd probably wonder about that for a long time.
Toggle Commented Apr 15, 2008 on more excellence in journalism at WWdN: In Exile
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It'd be pretty amusing if someone sent ol' Tod a Wil Wheaton Says "Don't be a Dick" t-shirt. Anonymously of course. He'd probably wonder about that for a long time.
Toggle Commented Apr 15, 2008 on more excellence in journalism at WWdN: In Exile
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I use Nano too. The only people I know who use vi and emacs are people who started coding years ago and those were the only editors you could find consistently on your server. Anyone learning vi or emacs now is just wasting time, time they could be using to you know, write code.
Toggle Commented Feb 2, 2008 on real programmers at WWdN: In Exile
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I use Nano too. The only people I know who use vi and emacs are people who started coding years ago and those were the only editors you could find consistently on your server. Anyone learning vi or emacs now is just wasting time, time they could be using to you know, write code.
Toggle Commented Feb 2, 2008 on real programmers at WWdN: In Exile
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I still wear my Obey Wil shirt, to the confusion of many. I'd definitely be up for some new T's. But yeah, um, I'm not a fan of Cafe Press, their stuff seems subpar somehow.
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I still wear my Obey Wil shirt, to the confusion of many. I'd definitely be up for some new T's. But yeah, um, I'm not a fan of Cafe Press, their stuff seems subpar somehow.
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That's awesome Wil. My boy is only 2 and his brother is yet to be born, but I sure hope we get some good gaming in together as they grow up. Your boys seem to have not only a good relationship with you, but with each other as well. I admit to being a tiny bit disappointed when we found out our next is another boy, but the more I thought about it, the more I think it'll be alright.
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That's awesome Wil. My boy is only 2 and his brother is yet to be born, but I sure hope we get some good gaming in together as they grow up. Your boys seem to have not only a good relationship with you, but with each other as well. I admit to being a tiny bit disappointed when we found out our next is another boy, but the more I thought about it, the more I think it'll be alright.
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Ha! Awesome. Of course, back when we played D&D, we'd have killed for any female to play. Okay, maybe not your best friend's annoying sister.
Toggle Commented Sep 26, 2007 on that's why i said i relate at WWdN: In Exile
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Ha! Awesome. Of course, back when we played D&D, we'd have killed for any female to play. Okay, maybe not your best friend's annoying sister.
Toggle Commented Sep 26, 2007 on that's why i said i relate at WWdN: In Exile
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Ha! I can't imagine what kind of code will exist when my son hits that age. Damn kids will probably be texting in binary.
Toggle Commented Sep 12, 2007 on ill communication at WWdN: In Exile
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Ha! I can't imagine what kind of code will exist when my son hits that age. Damn kids will probably be texting in binary.
Toggle Commented Sep 12, 2007 on ill communication at WWdN: In Exile
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Wil, hope you don't mind me living vicariously through you. I've been reading this blog since I've been reading Penny-Arcade (or is it vice-versa? I forget, Internet memes have a way of self-reinforcing each other), and I'm just massively excited for you and the P-A guys. I'm not nearly the hardcore gamer that most of the PAXers are, don't own a DS, or even a console at this point, but I've been gaming on the computer since the c64 days. I may not grok all the references in your keynote, but I know where you're coming from.
Toggle Commented Aug 28, 2007 on PAX FTW at WWdN: In Exile
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Wil, hope you don't mind me living vicariously through you. I've been reading this blog since I've been reading Penny-Arcade (or is it vice-versa? I forget, Internet memes have a way of self-reinforcing each other), and I'm just massively excited for you and the P-A guys. I'm not nearly the hardcore gamer that most of the PAXers are, don't own a DS, or even a console at this point, but I've been gaming on the computer since the c64 days. I may not grok all the references in your keynote, but I know where you're coming from.
Toggle Commented Aug 28, 2007 on PAX FTW at WWdN: In Exile
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