Monday, February 15, 2010


7-11 has been sold out for days! But I had to go drop off my 'nice clothes' at the cleaners (I gotta have something to wear to the DICE awards) and there's a 7-11 next door. So right before I headed home I popped in...and they just got new cups in!

So I finally got my hands on a Kratos Slurpee! Granted, I didn't go for the strange GOD OF WAR Slurpee flavor. I chose cherry and pretended I was drinking blood out of some enchanted chalice or some such.

Again, as I said in a previous post, seeing this is a total dream come true. I know I'm not working on GOW III but as a guy who had a major role in creating this character and his world, I just gotta say WOW! I've always wanted stuff I helped create to end up on a Slurpee cup and now, low and behold, here it is!!!

Not sure if these will be as memorable to people as the EMPIRE STRIKES BACK Burger King glasses were to me when I was kid, but still, just to be contributing to geek pop culture even in a small to medium way is damn exciting. How grateful I am for this journey! Which must mean the guys/gals who actually MADE God of War III are just bouncing off the wall with excitement over how jazzed people are for their new game!

Congrats ya'll!

Ok, time to drink up...and then get back to work! That spreadsheet in the back of my Slurpee is a list of some of the stats we're hoping to track for our new game. Over the last month I've really warmed up to certain types of stat tracking and level up schemes in games. I'm not a stat hound for sure and I think- for our game anyway- it's key not to get carried away with stats for the sake of stats. But I think there are key stats that in a game like ours players will want to track and ways they will want to use those stats to build their character. So it's a new part of game design for me and it's proving to be a lot of fun!