No, I haven’t left. I’m still here. Just been fighting the mighty cough dragon and sore throat demons. Not feeling the slightest bit better really, but staying home doesn’t help - does it? Let’s drink tea and try to stay awake shall we? Out of respect for my co-workers I’m sitting in another room at the moment, keeping my cavalry of germs to myself.
Well, that was just about as much talk on the topic of “illness” as I can bare. Let’s move on.
What’s going on in Power Challenge Universe? Well… a lot of things that need our attention but isn’t much fun blogging about. Or at least it’s not bloggable just yet. There are some structural changes taking place, new people coming in, others moving on to new positions within the company. Changes as to how we work, methods, who’s doing what, who decides what and why - and when…all that kind of stuff.
As I’ve so cleverly put it in the past, change can be hard getting used to. Although, I think we all feel this new order is very good for the company, the people who work here, the games we build and the people who play them.
(just imagine… a squad of PI’s, cooler than Kojak…
sharper looking than Bogart, bringing law and order to the games industry… Their weapon of choice? Code standards. Scrum training. Time boxing. Outlines, descriptions and regulations that instead of narrowing peoples space, provides them with more freedom. Know your boundaries)
So, although all is well here in PS universe, we still have a lot on our minds - ergo, not so much writing about the stuff that ALSO matters. Like games in general. Candy. Why one should not eat candy. Movies. The latest gadgets we simpy Must. Have. Reindeers (after all, it’s December).
I’ll try my very best to be a more frequent blogger. Marx Brother member. Power Soccer visitor. And my guess is that the next few weeks will bring us much exciting news about Power Racing so hopefully we can give you some updates before Christmas. The wheels are beginning to turn, the intense discussions and gameplay battles are towering even as we speak… and we’re all very excited, of course. Can’t wait to finally spread some more words and news to you lot, who desperately cling to this blog, begging for some news, unable to sleep at night…no? Really? Disappointed!
Oh well. Life goes on I suppose. I’ll still bring you the news, as soon as I can. Feel like a mushroom? That we keep you in the dark, feeding you…manure? Don’t. It just takes longer than one would like sometimes to actually reach a point where information can be shared, freely and globally.
Ok, I’m almost staying to the point here, not good. Not at all like me. Have to do some severe sidetracking here… like…Richard E Grant! Isn’t he just one of the greatest, ever!? Haven’t seen much of him lately, and thinking about it, I can only recall two films I’ve actually seen him in. Jack & Sarah and Hudson Hawk. The latter has a rating average which is somewhere near that of Waterworld. Imagine that. I have to admit I’ve watched it like twelve times, not sure why. Hilarious one liners and characters though. Like David Caruso, doing the silent role of Kit-Kat the thug.
Anyways, Richard E Grant has an expression that is close to another favourite actor of mine, Alan Rickman. (some low quality youtube clip there…) They could act through an antire movie without saying a word, their faces and gestures would tell you everything. Marvelous.
Rickman has brought so many villains to life: Snape. The Sheriff of Nottingham. Hans Gruber.
Timeless, classic bad guys. But he’s also played some rather quiet, ordinary people like in Love Actually, Sense and Sensibility or that tv production I watched like a thousand years ago in England. No bad guys, no shooting, just top class acting and extraordinary charisma.
One minute to daily scrum. Gotta dash.