BITMAPS 95: Borderlands Launch Event

Today’s BITMAPS will chronicle the Borderlands launch party thrown by Gearbox Software at the Granada Theater in Dallas on October 17, 2009 – in photographic form. It was a great party full of cool people and awesome music – big thanks to Gearbox for throwing an awesome shindig!

 

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BITMAPS 94: Redundant Tutorials: Stop Telling Me How to Jump!

"What the hell is with these notes?" I asked to everyone in the room, my hands flailing away at my plastic axe. It was not Guitar Hero: World Tour’s number of notes that confused me – playing Guitar Hero 3 previously introduced Neversoft’s admiration of superfluous notes for difficulty’s sake. Neversoft’s . . . → Read More: BITMAPS 94: Redundant Tutorials: Stop Telling Me How to Jump!

BITMAPS 93: Beatles vs Guitar Hero 5 – Fight!

  Austin is a strange city – a slogan and imperative proudly displayed on the back of many t-shirts there. The burg seems hell-bent on quirky and cultural exhibition, explicitly featuring that which should be implicit with human existence. This is mostly appreciated; my yearly trips to the Austin Game Developer’s Conference accompany stops in odd . . . → Read More: BITMAPS 93: Beatles vs Guitar Hero 5 – Fight!

BITMAPS 92: Fuel for Thought

Like high-top sneakers, savings accounts, and waving-your-hands-in-the-air-like-you-just-don’t-care, accomplishing monumental works just for the hell of it has gone out of style. Sure, some crazy guy made a circular section of his building rotate, but it’s just not en vogue to do the really big stuff anymore. I’m talking stuff like . . . → Read More: BITMAPS 92: Fuel for Thought

BITMAPS 91: In Defense of Whores

Few things send gamers into Pavlovian drooling like the *ba-dink* of an unlocked achievement. In an attempt to conduct a grand social experiment, I set this sound as my phone’s text message tone, but sadly I’ve yet to see anyone’s head dart upwards to it going off, looking around like a panicked gopher . . . → Read More: BITMAPS 91: In Defense of Whores

BITMAPS 90: Licensed Music Changed the Tune

 

The weather that November night wasn’t prohibitively cold – one of the few benefits to living in Texas. For the curious, the others are Tex-Mex and inordinately large belt buckles. Once I’d removed the guitar and game from the oversized Guitar Hero box, I opened the balcony sliding door of my . . . → Read More: BITMAPS 90: Licensed Music Changed the Tune

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