This week our game (Counter-Strike: Global Offensive) is showing in New York at the comicon there and there is going to be alot of high end players there from the cs 1.6 scene taking a gander at it. On top of that ESL is doing a tournament with it and broadcasting it on the intarwebs, so it's been a high pressure week.
We haven't been up to a whole lot. We went to Vegas for a few days about 3 weeks ago, and had a good time. We've been decorating the house for our annual pumpkin carving party, and I've been getting involved in the local import car scene, which has been different but fun.
Since we've lived in Washington, We've completely exited the goth scene altogether. We've been to club twice since moving here, and it doesn't really cross my mind that often. When you are single its one thing, but when you are married and 45 minutes away from the nearest club, it loses its attraction I guess.
I'm incredibly relieved that my game is finally announced, it was tiring to not be able to talk about it after my layoff with SOE last year. I wanted to badly to let everyone know that I "fell" upward and onto a very high profile gig, but I couldn't. Now after all this time, it doesn't seem as important to let everyone know as it did when I was still smarting from the SOE departure. I guess I just wanted everyone, and myself, know that I'm still good at this game design thing. I went from being a pretty well loved designer on a very popular game over to working on something that I couldn't talk about the entire time I worked on it... the laid off from that project, to land on another project I couldn't talk about.
Anyways, Nanowrimo is coming up, and Kelly and I will both be partcipating this year. I want to start over from the story i tried to write last year and approach it correctly this time. I have a rough outline and i'm working on a character list for it. I just want to be prepared enough to just enjoy the process instead of feeling swamped by it.
Anyways, hi LJ land. based on reading my friend's list, not many of you come here anymore. Thats ok though, I like writing in my Journal still, and LJ is that place.