Remembering WAR

December 23, 2013

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About 6 years ago, I took a leap of faith that changed my life. Being a fan of Electronic
Arts’ games, I drove to Mythic Entertainment’s offices in Fairfax, Virginia, and handed my resume to the receptionist. It was my last attempt at entering the video game industry.

Several months later, I was fortunate to be hired as one of Warhammer Online’s first GM’s. I was
responsible for supporting the playerbase by responding to stuck issues, restoring items, and wielding the mighty banhammer! I would later become a full-time EA employee, and even supported Ultima Online.

Inside Unreal: Visual Effects Part 2

December 6, 2013

Epic’s Tim Elek and Zak Parrish talk about implementing advanced VFX such as realistic water effects, lit translucency, GPU particle simulation and collision and more in the Unreal Engine 4 Infiltrator real-time demonstration.

To learn more about Unreal Engine 4, check out unrealengine.com. More UE4 videos available @ Unreal Engine YouTube channel.

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Brothers to the End

November 29, 2013

This past September, I moved to North Carolina to join the Epic Games developer support team. The truck moving our belongings experienced a freak accident and my family and I lost everything in a fire.

My good friend Steve Kocher just launched the Brothers to the End campaign at Booster as a way to help. He reached out to Epic Games and had CustomInk produce an exclusive shirt design that could be sold to garner funds for us.

We’re extremely humbled and grateful for everyone’s overwhelming support. This Thanksgiving we’re reminded that we’re never alone through trials.

Thank you and happy holidays!

Brothers to the End Campaign @ Booster

Farewell id Software

November 12, 2013

I’d like to give a big thanks to all my friends and colleagues at id for all the great experiences and memories over the past few years. I have a huge amount of respect and admiration for the team, and I’m grateful for all of the support I received while I was there. I look forward to playing Doom 4, and wish everyone great success once its unleashed upon the world!

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Back with a Vengeance

November 10, 2013

Welcome back to my site! I’ve been very busy lately, but I’m excited to share several life-changing updates over the next few days. I graduated from Full Sail University, moved back to the east coast, and have taken on a new role at a major video game studio. Stay tuned…

QuakeCon 2013 Playlist

July 27, 2013

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QuakeCon 2013 is right around the corner, and I’m geared up to celebrate with one of the best PC communities in the world. Here’s my game playlist:

Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon
League of Legends
Quake Live (Add L0SS!)
The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings
X-Com

I’ll be in the BYOC. Follow me on Twitter: @SeanPalomino.

QuakeCon is a free convention held annually in the Dallas, TX area.  Thousands of computer gamers from all over the world make the pilgrimage to play with their friends on a giant gaming network, see the latest cool technology, and compete in world-class tournaments.

A huge party for every sort of gamer, from the hobbyist to the hardcore, QuakeCon is an event not to be missed.

Official QuakeCon Website

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New Wolfenstein in Development at MachineGames!

May 10, 2013

Bethesda Softworks has revealed MachineGames’ first title, Wolfenstein: The New Order, powered by idTech 5! It’s planned for a Q4 release on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC, and next-gen consoles.

Gamespot has the first look at the game. Visit their site to view the announcement trailer, in-game screenshots, video interviews with developers, and more.

Welcome back BJ!

Wolfenstein Links

Official press release
Gamespot coverage
MachineGames website
Wolfenstein merch @ Bethesda Store

  • Baby Cthulhu by Simon Lee
  • Baby Cthulhu by Simon Lee
  • Baby Cthulhu by Simon Lee
  • Baby Cthulhu by Simon Lee

Baby Cthulhu by Simon Lee

April 28, 2013

I’m a big fan of Simon Lee’s (aka Spiderzero) design/sculpture work. We’ll be seeing a lot more of it in upcoming films Pacific Rim, Noah, Maleficent, and others. I was looking for a new figure for my desk, when I came across his Baby Cthulhu statue. He was kind enough to sign it.

Baby Cthulhu is made of solid white resin, and measures about 6.25 x 2.75 x 2 inches.

Learn more about Simon Lee at Big Blue Tree.

Rage Tool Kit Now on Steam!

February 9, 2013

The Rage Tool Kit was released through Steam today, allowing modders to use the same internal tools as developers at id to create content on the id Tech 5 engine!

The download is 35+ GB, provided as-is, and is best suited for “the technically sophisticated and adventurous!”.

Official documentation, FAQ, and EULA, are up on BethBlog.

How to Find on Steam

1. Launch the Steam client.
2. Log into Steam.
3. Proceed to the Library.
4. Click on the All Games dropdown and select Tools from the options.
5. Find RAGE Tool Kit in the list, right-click, and then select Install Game.

It should appear in your game library once it’s done.

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