Mitch - The Drunken Moogle

(Not)Review of Epic Game’s Zen Garden on iOS 8

Well that was certainly a pretty 5 minutes.

Score: 6/10

Jokes aside, Zen Garden is less of a game to review and more of a tech demo to enjoy. Showing the new Metal API when used alongside Unreal Engine 4, it’s impressive to think about mobile gaming graphics today and where it was 10 years ago (Bowling on my Nokia Brick). On the iPhone 5S, the hardware can handle Zen Garden displaying literally hundreds of moving objects on screen at once. As far as textures and whatnot, it looks very close to the Infinity Blade series. It’s exciting to think about what developers will do in the future.

it8bit:

Doom NEStalgia
OK. Maybe it wasn’t a real thing, but that didn’t stop artist Gabriel Leoni from wondering what it would have looked like as a NES cartridge.  
Pick up this Doom NEStalgia cart with a random, working NES game still inside for only $11(USD) this week @72Pins

it8bit:

Doom NEStalgia

OK. Maybe it wasn’t a real thing, but that didn’t stop artist Gabriel Leoni from wondering what it would have looked like as a NES cartridge.  

Pick up this Doom NEStalgia cart with a random, working NES game still inside for only $11(USD) this week @72Pins

Reblogged from it8Bit

Death is weird. Even though I’ve known many people who have passed, it’s always still just so foreign of an idea that someone is gone forever, since I haven’t experienced it myself. It’s harder when you know the person closely, and it’s weirder when you don’t. What’s an appropriate reaction to someone’s death whom you’ve never met? Is it ok to write a blog post? Is it fine to cry about someone you’ve never had contact with? Is it more respectful to just keep it to yourself and move on? Death is weird.

I don’t know why I’m affected so much by the passing of Robin Williams (celebrity deaths normally don’t hit me hard like this), but I am. It’s probably a combination of things. The timing, the way, the fact that someone who brought so much joy to so many people that he didn’t even know chose to end his life by his own hand. Maybe it’s that I don’t know if his death could have been preventable. I’ve never experienced suicidal thoughts and I don’t know if something like this is curable or just an inevitable conclusion to something that has been building inside for a long time. I would like to hope that it’s preventable. It’s sad, because it means we needlessly lost a great man, but it’s hopeful in that I want to believe that no one needs to feel so lost that they can’t at some point turn around.

If you’re reading this, just know that someone out there loves you and wants you to stick around. Maybe you don’t know it, but people care about you. 

If you’re hurting, tell someone. Ride it out. If life has taught me anything, it’s that things will pass. Bad feelings, good feelings, everything will eventually come and go. Don’t give up on the good when the bad is all that’s in sight. 

Rest in peace, Robin McLaurin Williams. You will be very much missed. To celebrate his life, here is one of my favorite stand up routines by him.

Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)