The South Eastern Caribbean

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This is a collection of photos that I took using the Sony NEX-5n with the 18-55 kit lens in the Southern Caribbean. All the photos were taken using the RAW format and “corrected” in Adobe’s Photoshop Lightroom 4 trial software. These images were shot February of 2012 on the islands of Puerto Rico, St. Thomas, Barbados, St. Lucia, St. Kitts and St. Maarten (in that order).


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GDC 2012 – The 5 Domains of Play: Applying Psychology’s Big 5 Motivation Domains to Games

Presented at GDC 2012 by Jason VandenBerghe of Ubisoft

This was an amazing and enlightening talk. Amazing because Jason VandenBerghe is truly entertaining. Enlightening because the subject matter points out things that are inherent in the human personality, but never widely quantifiable by one’s single experience. Continue reading

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GDC: Day 4 Notes

Day 4 Notes include the sessions, “Boosting Rendering Performance with Automated High Quality 3D Asset Optimization Using Simplygon,” “The 5 Domains of Play: Applying Psychology’s Big 5 Motivation Domains to Games,” “The Art of Diablo 3,” “The Tricks Up Our Sleeves: A Walkthrough of the Latest Techniques Behind FX of Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception,” “Re-orienting Development and Accelerating Production to Create Infinity Blade and Infinity Blade II.” Continue reading

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GDC: Day 3 Notes

Day 3 Notes include the sessions, “Production Culture: How Two and a Half Artists Completed the FX for Gears of War 3,” “Everything I Know About Being an Art Lead I Learned From Rocksmith,” and “The Automation Trap and How BioWare Engineers Quality.” Continue reading

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I couldn’t wait… Sony α NEX-5n

Sony Alpha NEX-5n

Sony Alpha NEX-5n

I couldn’t wait for the NEX-7 so I got the NEX-5n. I was so looking forward to the 7 though. This month is going to be pretty busy. Going on vacation and soon after I’ll be hitting GDC in San Francisco. Both need a still camera and a video camera (although I’m told that we already have both, why do we need ANOTHER ONE) and my preorder for the NEX-7 wasn’t set to ship until the day I was to leave for SF. Obviously too late for either trip.

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