Review of “Magic 2014—Duels of the Planeswalkers”

Now that it’s actually 2014, I’ve decided it’s time to write up a review of Magic 2014—Duels of the Planeswalkers: the fourth installment in the Duels of the Planeswalkers (DotP) video game series. Developed by Stainless Games and published by Wizards of the Coast, the DotP series has been bringing the beautifully-designed collectible card game Magic: The Gathering to Windows, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3 […]

Regarding the LDS Church’s Statement on “Race and the Priesthood”

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, commonly referred to as the LDS Church or Mormon Church, recently issued a statement entitled “Race and the Priesthood” that discusses and disavows the Church’s previous policy banning black people of African descent (yes, it really was that specific) from holding the priesthood and participating in certain […]

Pebble Programming

I’ve been following the news about smartwatches and other forms of wearable technology for some time now and find it very encouraging. Several impressive smartwatches are now available, including one that impressed me enough to buy it: the Pebble, which connects to iOS and Android phones via Bluetooth. I find it to be a fun, helpful, and […]

Enter the Drake

I’ve finally decided to enter the blogosphere, so here is my glorious first post! My blog will focus on the following topics: Game design and development, especially my own indie game projects, along with other areas of computer science and computer art. Philosophical reflection on mind, mental content, information, language, consciousness, personal identity, the nature of human existence and […]