Beware the Frog


24 September

I’d forgotten about Discovery Tour! That’s reason enough to download AC:Odyssey on Game Pass (since I don’t have a data cap).

Horizon Zero Dawn in 4K60 is certainly pretty. But I remember now why I gave up at the first sign of difficulty — the quests in the initial area did not encourage me to continue. You’re gonna need more interesting stories than this if you want to make me follow glowing trails 🙄

23 September

Oh no I’ve finally found where the Xbox app hides the amount of time played (in the achievements view) and I spent 49 hours and 50 minutes cleaning virtual houses and cars 🤦🏻‍♂️

And because of the Xbox app I’m now looking at the long list of achievements I could try and get 🤦🏻‍♂️🤦🏻‍♂️🤦🏻‍♂️

I am equal parts sad and relieved that I have no more new maps to play in Powerwash Simulator.

22 September

It’s gonna be wild when the next Pokémon game’s main female character turns and razes a city with her shiny charizard


A Pokémon and Ed Sheeran collaboration is coming out next week

A Pokémon and Ed Sheeran collaboration is coming out next week

Ed Sheeran is releasing new song Celestial on 29th September in collaboration with Pokémon. The art shows Sheeran drawn with Pikachu sitting on his shoulder.


The best thing to come from the GTA leaks has been game devs sharing their own alpha art. Sea of Thieves is my favourite so far.

21 September

I did not realize “amogus” had become a word and I can’t wait to encounter it in the New York Times crossword




Midjourney’s added a —tile option and I love it 😍 (I wish website design still had room for patterns)


As requested, here’s a basic #debug view of my #pixelart car. There are 9 sprites in the car body (blue), plus another 2 for the wheels (yellow). This is not 3d, just 2d sprite stacking.

#gamedev #retrogaming #Flutter

20 September


“Graphics are the first thing finished in a video game”

Here’s a Thunderjaw from an early build of Horizon: Zero Dawn

Went to bed past 5am last night and I’m gonna sue the developers of Powerwash Simulator for damages. Games like this are supposed to be janky in such a way that I end up uninstalling them in a fit of frustration, and Powerwash just… isn’t, on any level. That’s not right.

17 September

Timberborn is great because “there aren’t enough buildings to house everybody” sounds a lot less grim when you’re talking about beavers rather than humans. They’re so cute, sleeping under the stars 😍

(The game seems to be great in many other ways, but I’ve just started.)