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Control is an original, amazing game that you should play.

Modern games from major publishers have been lacking recently. Few choose to take risks on crafting new IP, leaving us with iterations on common formulas to an extreme. Even Ghost Recon: Breakpoint, a game I'm very much looking forward to, is just the love child of Ghost Recon Wildlands and Assassin's Creed: Odyssey. When Control […]

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Ghost Recon Breakpoint: The Gear System Controversy

I've been playing Ghost Recon Breakpoint's beta, and I've gotta say, the gear system isn't nearly as controversial as people seem to make it out to be. There have been numerous complaints regarding Breakpoint's gear system. People are even going as far as saying it's just another The Division loot shooter. Is there any truth […]

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The Number One Developer Skill: Communication!

As I get ready to start my new gig, I've been sharing information with Redditors and others on getting a job (specifically in remote, but this applies everywhere). One thing that occurred to me is that a skill I have been lauded for in the past is something that most developers don't realize should be […]

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On gender in video games

Apologies for the lack of new posts; I'm starting a new job in about a week, and have been working on getting my home office set up. Let's talk about gender in video games. I'm exceedingly excited about Cyberpunk 2077. I'm a big fan of the cyberpunk genre and style; Blade Runner is one of […]

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Dev log: Creating art on the web - tech stack part 2

Even though I'm still months away from working on code for the new website, when it comes to tech stack, you should always plan far in advance when redesigning a website. As I mentioned in my previous post on the subject of tech stack, I'm on the fence on the tech stack. On one hand, […]

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Internet scams and their business impact

While on the job hunt, I've been targeted by 3 check-cashing scams. For those of you who don't know how those work, here's a quick synopsis: First, they ask you for a good time to do an interview. Then, they ask to do the interview via Google Hangouts and chat. They usually have some excuse […]

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How to turn web design from a hobby into a career

This weekend, while attempting to relax, I reached out to friends for questions they have regarding web design & development. I like to keep busy, and relaxing isn't easy, so the best way for me to relax is to.. Well, work. One question came up that peaked my interest; how do you make a career […]

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Dev Log: How the Front-End Web Designer/Developer has changed

Hello. I'm Will, and I'm a front-end developer. Here's how my job has changed. I just watched Chris Coyier's "#173: Ooooops I guess we’re full-stack developers now" screencast, and I have to say, he's got a real point. Back when I started, being a web designer was just HTML and CSS. Hell, CSS was actually […]

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Learning New Things: Video Production

Recently I decided to finally get a little bit into video production/editing. I've done some here and there, but nothing of substance. Now, however, I'm actually investing some time into it. I picked up HitFilm Express, which is free, and got to work, focusing on 2 things; tutorials, and gaming. Ghost Recon Wildlands is a […]

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You know you might be a programmer if..

I have been writing a lot of focused articles as of late, and thought to myself.. You know, I obsess a lot about code. I am always thinking about it. Cool things I can craft. Interesting solutions to problems. Ways to do something better. Hell, last night I was laying in bed thinking about how […]

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