Robear512

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from Seattle, WA

  • Activity

    • Guardian, Round Two...Fight! (er...HELP OUT!)

      4 years ago

      Robear512

      Looks like I'll be back on the line at RTX this year, and I couldn't be more excited. I've been con-hopping for some time now, and volunteering last year gave me a new respect for how hard everyone works to keep these things going.

      I have no doubt this year's show will be the best one yet, and I can't wait to be a part of that, and to see everyone I got to know last year. Keep being awesome, you guys, and I'll do my best to keep up.

    • Finally Next Gen

      4 years ago

      Robear512

      I managed to wrangle a PS4 over the holidays. Anyone out there who has one...gimme friends:


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    • RWBY

      4 years ago

      Robear512

      I got a chance to sit down with Monty, Miles and Kerry to talk about RWBY! Check it out:

      www.pixeldynamo.com/features/2014/11/10/38562/rwb...

      On a related note, the RWBY screening at the Drafthouse was an absolute blast. Definitely as good as, if not better than, the season 6 screening back in...forever ago.

    • Moon Hunters

      4 years ago

      Robear512

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      Last night I finally broke down and ditched my reservations about Kickstarter...well, at least the ones that prevented me from spending money. I actually put a pledge down for Moon Hunters, which I got to see at PAX and am actually pretty excited to play.

      I've held off on crowdfunding for a number of reasons. I've heard some troubling stories about the KS campaigns for DoubleFine and Mighty No. 9. A few of said complaints were from industry professionals with a good perspective on how crowdfunding actually works, as opposed to how the public thinks it works. Also, I've seen how people who crowdfund ONE thing out of curiosity end up funneling cash into every damn fool thing that saunters into view, and I'm not goin' out like that.

      That being said, Shovel Knight taught me a valuable lesson about how crowdfunding something that interests you can be a really good use of your money. I bought Shovel Knight after launch because it looked interesting, and I fell head-over-heels for it once I played. I then got a chance to meet Yacht Club Games at PAX, and realized that they were just as in love with the game as I was, which made me happy.

      I like it when devs really care about their game; when you can tell that they sunk a lot of themselves into it and it came out great. It made me feel slightly bad for ignoring the kickstarter, which I saw before it ended and brushed it off as "just another game asking for cash." I was wrong, and I admit it.

      So I put a bit down to help Kitfox make Moon Hunters, because it looks cool and I want to play it. It felt good to be part of the process, and I hope the game is a success. I'll be watching the game closely from this point on, and probably writing about it if any significant updates appear.

      Anyone else have any thoughts on Kickstarter? The subject seems pretty divisive among gamers, and I'd love to hear some more perspective on it.

      Also, the Moon Hunters campaign still has some time left, even though they've already hit their funding goal. There are some decent reward tiers if it seems worthwhile to you. Check it out below, and if anyone does grab it feel free to hit me up to play when the game launches!

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    • Writing updates

      4 years ago

      Robear512

      So, remember when I said I was going to try to be more active here? Yea, those were good times, and then everything went nuts.

      Just shortly after RTX, I managed to secure a spot as an author for PixelDynamo.com, which is awesome but definitely taking up a lot of time. PAX Prime was much more intense this year given that I spent half of it making connections, but the months leading up to South should be pretty exciting. If anybody happens to be interested in keeping up, everything I do now pretty much runs through my Twitter account.

      For people who were at PAX Prime, I hope you had a great show and didn't manage to make yourself as sick as I did. For anyone going to PAX South, I hope to see you there.

      *As a side note, Destiny comes out next week, so if anyone with an Xbox 360 is looking for a Fireteam, my gamertag is on my profile ;)

    • RTX Write-up

      5 years ago

      Robear512

      Here's the official RTX wrap up I promised to post. Keep in mind this is the first time I've attempted to cover a convention, and it's meant to focus more on those that haven't been to RTX before. I welcome comments or critique as this is all practice.

      www.gameskinny.com/oyi0d/rtx-2014-better-with-fr...

    • Aftermath: RTX 2014

      5 years ago

      Robear512

      I have to say: I never expected anything could top the excitement I felt both before and after the first RTX in 2011. This year absolutely did that for me, and more. My first RTX as a Guardian gave me a whole new perspective on RoosterTeeth, the community, and what it takes to run a convention this size from behind the scenes. Most of all, it's made me appreciate this community that much more, and I hope I can keep in touch with everyone I met last weekend.

      After 2013, as an attendee, I was worried RTX might be getting a little stale for me. I've been planning a move out of state, and I couldn't see myself flying back into Austin in the middle of summer from Seattle, with PAX looming less than a month away. The plan to move is still in effect, though it has been delayed a few months. I volunteered this year expecting it to be my last RTX, and wanted to remember it fondly.

      After this year, all I can think about is how I can make it work next July if I'm not still in Austin. Though most of them likely won't see this: Thank you to everyone who made me feel like a part of this convention - of this community - again. Watching 30,000 people pour out of a downtown building without incident, hundreds of blue shirts spiriting people and traffic and all manner of legendary creatures safely away, isn't something I'll forget any time soon. Beyond that, being able to jump in and help all weekend, rather than stand on the sidelines going "Man, I hope that SlowMo Guys panel doesn't cap," was immensely fun.

      To everyone I met this year: stay in touch. To everyone I didn't: I hope to see you next year, shake hands and get s*** done together!

      Stay tuned later this week, as I'm putting together a more official write-up of the convention that I'm planning to publish with whatever outlet will accept it, providing it's still timely. I've resolved to check in with this community a lot more going forward, so stay tuned for more gaming news and opinionated (but well-structured) editorial soap-boxing. If I post it anywhere, I'll link it here.

      To everyone, especially fellow Guardians: thank you again, and here's to making RTX 2014 more bad-ass than any before!

    • This is why I don't order things online...

      5 years ago

      Robear512

      BlazBlue: ChronoPhantasma releases tomorrow, and my limited edition hasn't even shipped yet.

      In the immortal words of Inigo Montoya, "...I hate waiting."

      /rant

    • Bravely Default

      5 years ago

      Robear512

      ...and now for a short, wholly unsolicited review because I felt like it.
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      I can honestly say that this one flew under my radar for the longest time, mostly because I haven't really found the patience recently to dig into a classic JRPG. After spending the weekend working through the opening hours of Bravely Default, though, I began to recognize the flighty excitement I remember from my early Final Fantasy runs (a feeling that's been woefully hard to come by ever since). If you have a 3DS and haven't at least given the demo a shot, you're doing yourself a disservice.

      The combat system is extremely refreshing for a turn-based system, and the secondary features go a long way to make the game feel unique. I haven't personally encountered a game yet that makes such extensive use of the Streetpass system, and I expect this will be the go-to "convention" game of the year - I expect to pick up quite a few villagers from RTX and PAX, to say the least. Furthermore, I'm actually surprised by how well they've managed to make three dimensional models blend with the painterly aesthetic of the environment...this game is jaw-droppingly gorgeous, to say the least.

      Simply put, Bravely Default is a great mix of classic JRPG elements and new mechanics. I have a feeling it's settled into my 3DS's cart slot for the long haul. (...good thing I finished A Link Between Worlds just under the wire. I hope my Pokemon can manage without me for a while.)

    • It's official...

      5 years ago

      Robear512

      I am a confirmed Guardian for RTX 2014.

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  • Comments (10)

    • craZboy87 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Retired Guardian Hat

      4 years ago

      BTW, totally should have said happy birthday when I saw you today! A few days late, but hope it was a good one!

    • craZboy87 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Retired Guardian Hat

      4 years ago

      Same team again this year! Both Freelancers this time, should be fun!

    • craZboy87 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Retired Guardian Hat

      5 years ago

      Hey man, thanks for all the hard work this weekend. You guys did great!

      • Robear512

        5 years ago

        I'm part of the group...follow it kind of loosely, through BlackPenguin mostly...but I'm definitely going to keep a closer eye on their events from now on.

      • craZboy87 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Retired Guardian Hat

        5 years ago

        Guess I didn't realize you were a local. I come down every now and then from Fort Worth, usually for RvB:TX stuff. If you aren't part of that yet, you should totally check it out!

      • Robear512

        5 years ago

        Same to you. If you're ever in Austin, let me know, we'll get some local guardians together for shenanigans.

    • BlackPenguin FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Guardian x9; Panel Lead

      7 years ago

      Bam.

      Bam bam.

    • Radius55 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Site Admin

      8 years ago

      Well, right about now, I was originally planning to be announcing that tickets for RvB:TX were on sale. Unfortunately, that's not going to be the case. You might have heard that the RT staff has their own event planed for late May. We, the organizers of RvB:TX, don't feel it will be possible to compete with a larger and better organized event, so we're officially canceling our event.

      But all is not lost! We're keeping the group page for two reasons:

      1) RvB:TX will now be a hub for all RT fans in and around Texas. We'll keep people up to date on RT related events in and around Texas, from small meet ups to the RoosterTexas event the staff is planning. If you have not already done so, please watch the group to stay up to date on the news.

      2) We're planning a smaller get together in Austin this winter. It won't be as big as our original plans, but it'll still be a chance for fans to get together and have fun.

      For more details, please see the journal here.

    • BlackPenguin FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Guardian x9; Panel Lead

      9 years ago

      Dude! RvB:TX. Just wanted to get the word out.

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