Friday, July 20th, 2012

…but I can’t talk about it. A few weeks ago Certain Affinity (the company I work for), announced their involvement with developing Halo 4. Needless to say we’re very excited to be a part of such a large milestone in the franchise’s history, and I hope the fans enjoy it. But that’s enough about that; more to come in the next few months.

In other news, I went to Japan last month! A ton of my pictures are posted up on my Japan Flickr album, I hope you enjoy them.

It was an incredible experience—one that I’ve wanted to have for quite some time. The weather was great, the country beautiful. One thing that really amazed me was how almost every plot of empty land was used for growing rice. The plot on the cliff by the train bridge? Rice paddy. The tiny wedge of land by an intersection? Rice paddy. Such an amazingly efficient use of space. Another thing: there doesn’t seem to be any context for what food is appropriate for breakfast or dinner. At the hotels and ryokans I frequented, I ate practically the same food at both times of day: fish, rice, vegetables, picked plums, etc.

I’d love to go back, and have even thought about living there. Unfortunately, from what I’ve read, game developers in Japan are overworked and don’t get paid very well, so that rules that out. Oh, well—certainly a nice place to visit.

Over and out.

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