As I wait for Phantasy Star Online 2 to come out on PC, I figured I'd share a story about my experience with it's predecessor, PSO.
After 15 or so years of online gaming, I've decided to start cutting back. Here's why.
With as much as I went through in past year, you could not pay me to redo 2018.
When you think about it, most people have projects rotting in version control. In fact, I'm willing to bet we all have a GitHub Graveyard.
When I think about potential research projects, video games always come to mind. Since playing the Phantasy Star series, I've become interested in procedural spell generation.
As an avid gamer, I find that matchmaking systems can often make or break my experience with a game. As an effort to improve these systems, I'm toying with the idea of working on them for my PhD.