Nigmabox Rundown (8/05-8/11) The Next Level In A Dungeon Called School

So, this past week I completed the final class in my undergraduate.  That means that I am set to receive my bachelor’s in accounting soon, but in order to really succeed as an accountant, I will need to obtain a master’s in the subject, and then take a year long test in order to prove that I have what it takes to become a certified public accountant.  Seeing the long path in front of me, I really do not see this as a cause for celebration, as I am simply going to need to keep doing what I have been doing for the past two years, but this time at night school. Part of me is a little fatigued at how what is the end of schooling for most people is, for me, just another level in a 20-year-long game, but I’ve gotta do what I’ve gotta do.
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Nigmabox Rundown (6/10) E3 2018: Consumption Makes The Heart Grow Fuller

As is customary with celebrating an event such as this, it is important to acknowledge the futility of this event.  E3 is effectively one big commercial designed to hype up consumers in order to spur discussion and news about games, in order to help maximize potential revenue, in order to allow major AAA studios to continue existing.  It is very easy to view this whole affair cynically, pointing out the downsides of high expectations and how gaming is arguably most enjoyable when ignoring industry nonsense. But I cannot help but love the act of fervorous consumption all the same, as it is a very filling and pleasing experience that still serves as a good excuse to become excited in a world that… I’d rather not talk about right now.  Time for video games!
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Nigmabox Rundown (6/11) E3 2017: Return Of The Busiest Time In My Life

E3 has begun, and thankfully the duties have been spread apart this year, with the previously mostly vacant Sundays are now being used by two major press conferences.  Meaning that I only have three more to go after pushing out this post right at the cusp of midnight because Bethesda thinks it is good to have a press conference at 9 PM PST.  Also, the title of this post is not a lie.  I do more work per day during the Monday and Tuesday of E3 than I do during any other time during the year.  Especially this year, as I have to work and attend class while E3 is going on.  Anyways, on with the rundown. Continue reading

Nigmabox Rundown (6/14) E3 2015: Solid Fap Interactive Softworks – A Subsidiary of Flare Enterprises

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You are an ignorant fool if you deny the inherent sexiness of a lizard!

I really do love E3 as an event.  Well, not in regards to actually going there, as it’s an awful physical place that is hot, loud, smells like an armpit, and is so chaotic in its construction that it is hard for anybody to get anything done.  The actual press conferences are speeches to investors, casual observers, and the gaming community at large that often stir up disappointment and mockery while stirring up the needless hype the industry is built upon, but there is pretty much always something wonderful and worth talking about hidden beyond the bullcrap.  It’s kinda shitty when you get down to it, but it is so much fun to follow, especially when taking it all in with friends, or with an eye on your Twitter feed. Continue reading