Saturday, August 04, 2007


As a married man, my Saturday afternoons and early Saturday nights tend to either be filled with doing something with the wife & kids (dinner at RED ROBIN/Buco DeBeppo style family-dining places; taking walks with the family; going to the park or a theme park like Lego Land) or going on dates with my wife (I am a firm believer in the whole 'date night' concept...I really like being married and it's done wonders for my relationship with the wife). So those sorts of activities represent about 95% of my Saturday nights. And I love it.

But every now and then, I just want to chill in front of the tv, watch movies and shows that I want, order in some food, and just veg my fat ass out in front of whatever Direct-Tv and/or Blockbuster Video can throw my way.

Tonight is such a night. And I am so excited. Small pleasures, right?

I think alot of it comes from the fact that I was in Utah the last few days (pics of the new space to come, soon as I can get my damn pics sent from my amazing new iphone-love it! love it! love it!)...but yeah, I was in Utah Wed-Friday and it was my first time at the new space, my first real week of work for Eat Sleep Play. And while the work was not crazy hours, it was just overwhelming. It's a new job, a new company (one that I am co-founder/owner of), and new challenges. And I had such a fucking blast. I love the vibe of the Eat Sleep Play offices, not just the space itself, but the energy of the team. We've got an amazing group of folks working at the company and there's such a nice, fun vibe in the air. And I love the fact that we ALL own a piece of the place...sure, me and Scott are the co-prezes of the endeavor, but we all own a really is OUR company and I love the way that the office feels because of that. As a guy who worked for Sony for 14 years- and loved 99% of it- I can tell you it gets tough working hard when- end of the day- none of it is yours. So I'm real happy Eat Sleep Play is able to offer us all a bit of ownership in the studio. So sweet stuff. But very,very in, I think my brain was working overtime to process the emotions, the work, and the new challenges of being a biz owner and starting a new game company and even though I didn't realize it at the time, the last 3 days took a shit ton out of me.

Which brings me back to tonite.

Gonna chill, eat pizza, drink diet Coke, and watch whatever the fuck I want on my big, flat screen tv. One of the things I am gonna watch is this baby:

I get that ABC wants to let this thing die, even tho the reviews have been really, really great. That's just life these days on network tv. Play to the lowest common denom, or die. Fair enough. Biz is biz. But I hope that some cable channel picks this thing up (assuming it's as good as people say it is).

So I'll watch that, maybe pop in Monster House on Blu Ray (not seen it yet), geek out a bit in front of the tv. Oooh, I should try to watch some classic Star Trek too.

Ok, anyway, gonna get to it...just had a moment before the kids go to bed and I phone the pizza place and wanted to say hey.

I'll chat with you guys next week and show you the photos of the new space. I'm so excited to share.

See ya!


ps. we started working out the maps for Twisted Metal: Lost this week, tuning and adjusting to make them as fun as can be. Man, it's fun to be working on Twisted Metal again. I'm loving it and hope you guys dig the new levels! Ok, gonna run. See ya!


Arnaldo Licea said...

Dude the iPhone is one of the best purchases I've made! So cool.

Saturday is pretty much the lazy day for me and I try to do the least I can to enjoy it. Sunday then is more of a "getting ready to get back to work day".


paul said...

so jaffe has an iPhone now. damn bastards verizon turned down Apple. o well i still get better reception than you. cant wait to see the new space and the new TM

Marko said...

Dave, speaking of the lost TMB2 levels, how are they going to be place within the game?

Victor said...

Lazy Saturdays are in. Sleeping? From noon to 8pm? You bet.

Keep up the good work. Good times on the horizon for Twisted Metal Developers and fans alike ^_^

Rob Zepeda said...

I'm a new Treo owner and i'm absolutely addicted to the thing. It the one that runs windows, so i'm sitting there playing solitare for hours...its so much fun to interact via touchscreen.

stennex said...

Great that you find time to relax. I think that it is very important to get good especially on Saturdays. Get all the rest you can DJ. Cant wait to play the shit out of twisted metal.

Ken said...

sweet, Dave.

I read your blog all the time. Can't wait to hear the first game announcement from your new company!

By the way, I saw your gametrailers interview where you talked about how you kinda didn't like the name of the company. I think "Eat Sleep Play" is a fun name. Kinda like "Wii."

Dutch DeGay said...

I'll try this again.

First off let me tell you how bummed that I couldn't go to ComicCon. Due to an emergency I had to cancel and can't even tell you how bummed I was. It would've been my first one too.

Now, on to the post. WTF? Not only no GOW3 for you but no big blockbuster games in the future either? Christ, talk about a punch in the balls!

After having to deal with that I go to the website that's posted in the Gametrailers interview to find out more abut the new company and its just an image of you receiving an award. WTF? Double punch in the balls!!


Escobar4Life said...

I can't wait for TM:HO (even though I have it on PSP). I just wish it was for the PS3 and not PS2. But atleast we get it right?

And consider yourself to be a lucky man. I can't wait to open up my own video game development studio. I don't know when that will happen. I'm still in college and going to major in 3D Graphics & Animation. But that's just a way to get in the industry. My goal is to be a Game Designer & Director.

Anyways, looking forward on Eat Sleep Games.

Pat K said...

Nice to hear Eat Sleep Play putting the gears in motion to produce some great stuff, and man you guys are moving fast.

By the way, saw the mini review for Planet Hulk on the blog, got myself to finally check that out and man that book is nuts, I'm hooked, cannot wait to see where that series goes.

By the way, would love to see the studio, once its decked out (posters, figures, etc.) =)

Anyway, nice to hear you guys are pumped up and ready to kick ass.

Pat k.

Joel said...

hey jaffe!

I'm totally stoked about new twisted metal levels.

make them BIG and elaborate..

with SECRETS!!

hopefully you add enough secrets and twists in the original levels to keep them interesting too!

after all, I've already played the fuck out of twisted metal head on for psp..

but nevertheless.. the port is on my most-wanted list anyways.

Anonymous said...

You live in Southern California, right? Working in Utah? What is your commute like?

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