March 31, 2015

Dawn of a new Day…

It’s been a crazy couple months to say the least. Two months shy of 10 years at Sony, and I’ve been laid off. I have to say I have mixed feelings on the matter. On one hand it was a large chunk of my career, and now that I don’t have my regular day job, […]

Big Shiny Games, Development, EQ2, Game Dev
October 9, 2013

Big Shiny Games News –

Today I got a simple website up for Big Shiny Games!! We also have a Twitter page and a company page on LinkedIn. Things are moving along. So John is working on the updated design. I just cranked out a slew of new player ship modules and weapon wings. Mark us currently coding up the […]

Development, EQ2
January 9, 2013


Korben Boy with his Cuz…Michelangelo, damn that’s a Hansom boy… Well 2013 is here, and it’s been a nutty 2012. A year full of mind bending change. The Arrival of Korben boy, our Home purchase which we still haven’t fully settled in…so it wasn’t a huge year for projects, but man what a year. I […]

Development, EQ2, Film, Hellspawn, Korben
September 28, 2012

Hello Blog…

Hello Stranger… It’s been exactly a month since I posted anything on this thing. Ivana reminded me its still here this evening. Well things have been moving along here shifting and turning as usual. We’re right on the tail end of finishing up the next EverQuest II expansion that ships towards the end of Nov. […]

Development, EQ2, ExplosiveWare, Film, Hellspawn, Home Stuff, Music
May 10, 2012

Korben 1 Month old –

 My baby boy’s 1 month old already…wow. I took a few photos tonight to mark the moment. Looks like Korben’s giving us a little “Blue Steel” up at top there. lol.. Well not much going on other than concepts and writing. James is working on an updated Apocalypse character concept and I’m working away on […]

Development, EQ2, Film, Fun Stuff, Hellspawn, Home Stuff, Korben
January 12, 2012

EverQuest II: F2P News

    Everquest II Sees a 300% Surge in New Players After Going Free-to-Play   In video game years, Everquest II‘s like the great grandpa to newer MMOs like The Old Republic or Rift. Launched in 2004, it’s got a faithful community that’s still questing around on its servers but the game’s days of accruing […]

Development, EQ2
January 10, 2012

EVERQUEST II – Massively Award

Best Bang for the Buck: EverQuest II John Smedley: EverQuest II seeing ‘amazing growth’ following F2P by Justin Olivetti (5 hours ago) Fantasy, EverQuest, EverQuest II, Business models, MMO industry, Free-to-play, DC Universe Online 14 Following a rocky and often-troubling year for Sony Online Entertainment in 2011, it’s got to be good to have a […]

Development, EQ2
January 1, 2012

Happy New Year!!

2012 is here! A new year….and a new time of ups, downs, changes, and opportunities.   It’s kind of crazy really. We haven’t even stepped into the first day of the new year and so many things are already set in motion. Three months away to the arrival of our baby boy Korben and right […]

Development, EQ2, Film, Home Stuff