jsmedley (john_smedley) wrote,

New Blog

This is going to be a new thing for me. writing a blog for work is hard for me. I feel like I have to always talk about the company, and I guess that's how it should be. But I really love the idea of getting out there with a lot more ideas about a variety of subjects.. sometimes about games, but sometimes about a great new book I've read. Pretty much whatever comes to mind. 


It's funny... even though  I run an online gaming company, a lot of people wonder whether or not I play games or if I'm just some "suit". I got into this business over 20 years ago because I wanted to make games. This isn't a job to me, it's a big part of my life. It's what I do when I go home at night. I'd like to pretend I have a super balanced life. But mostly I like to go home and play games with my kids, or I read (I read a LOT). I play a ton of FPS games... (BF2, TF2, CS, Combat Arms).

I have 4 kids. All of them play games. My oldest 2 kids (my son who's 14 and my oldest daughter who's 12) play MMO's with me all the time. It's a lot of fun. It's a built in group. My younger 2 daughters (ages 9 and 8) play a lot of online games too.. mostly Free Realms (one of ours) or Club Penguin (not one of ours but an awesome game nonetheless).

Been playing a lot of Heroes of Newerth lately.

That game is absolutely amazing. I am thoroughly impressed with the level of polish and balance that S2 Games has put into it. if you haven't checked it out,  give it a try. It's based off DOTA (the widely played mod for WC III).




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Excellent to read this kind of blog. Not in a creepy way, but more inspiring, and for me a look into how I hope my future will pan out as I pursue my own gaming career. (My future will hopefully hold about 2 less children though :P)

Thanks for the blog post, I don't blog myself but I'll be sure to check yours from time to time. (In a creepy way)
That HoN game looks pretty cool, in a WarCraft 3 Clone kinda way but I love trying new games at least once, hopefully the open beta comes fast.
Hey Smed. You should play HoN with my guild sometime.

I think back in PSide beta you once joined our TS (New Dawn). Do it again!

Anyway, what books are you reading right now?