Bioshock and Poodle Skirts


As I mentioned in my first post I actually never got a chance to play Bioshock when it came out. I just started playing it recently and so far so good. I’m not going to review it detail since you can find reviews for it elsewhere.

What I am going to mention about is the style. Most shooters use a predefined setting such as WWII or Sci-fi, but not Bioshock. It’s 1960’s feel is unique, fresh, and done in a way that feels like it belongs in the game. The Jules Verne like underwater setting is great as well.

I wonder at what point in the design process someone said “Hey! lets make it look old! Oh and underwater too! And can we add some creepy little girls?”. Awkward silence fills the meeting room before some executive agrees to the idea. The whole design team hates the guy that made the suggestion for about 6 months before deciding that this does actually look cool. Everyone takes him out and buys him a beer. Now he suggests their next game be about zombie cowboys invading Jerusalem.

Keep on harvesting little sisters people!

Welcome to the project!


Hello everyone and welcome to my new project. I am Josh Derocher, self-proclaimed Internet guru.

The goal of this blog is to post 7 days a week with one blog post that’s about 180 words long. The content will be centered around gaming mostly but I’ll throw in some other nerd related things that interest me. I am strictly a PC gamer so that will be reflected in what I choose to write about. Currently I’m playing Bioshock and Oblivion, two older games I missed because my laptop at the time couldn’t handle them. I built a new machine last year so now I can keep up on all the great new games coming out.

I am putting this blog up to get into the habit of writing everyday, to refine my style, and to see if I can generate any response from people. There has to be someone in the world who wants to read something like this.

So brace yourselves for the coming excitement. Tell your friends how awesome this is. Spay or neuter you pet.

Keep on gaming people!