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Jamming

Jamming

May 25th, 2017

By Graham Somers  I rock out to a whole mess of tunes while I'm working. It's been that way for the last fifteen years. At my office at Ensemble Studios, Ben "SOLUS" Donges and I took turns as the DJ for the day, providing the tunes - because if we wore headphones we had to take them off [...]

Optimist Prime - May 2017

Optimist Prime - May 2017

May 19th, 2017

Optimist Prime returns with a collection of oddities overheard in the BonusXP office over the course of the last few weeks. Props to BXP Programmer Mike Petersen who keeps Optimist up and running so he can do his job.Surely these all make more sense in context...[...]

Let's Hang Out Sometime

Let's Hang Out Sometime

May 11th, 2017

By Alex Swaim  I've noticed a neat trend in a lot of the single-player story-based games I've been playing: they want you to hang out with your character's in-game-world friends, and they give you the tools to do that.In Persona 5 you spend half the game running around town with the lov[...]

Inspired to Grow Food

Inspired to Grow Food

May 4th, 2017

By Clare Hallock  Some of our recent posts have been about cooking, and I found them rather inspiring. I decided that this year, I was going to grow some of my own food. Not much, mind you, but a few herbs and maybe some tomatoes; enough to be fun without becoming a second job to maintain. [...]