Sunday, February 3, 2013

electronic arts + dustin = sims'tastic

After working with the amazingly talented folks at Promethium Marketing for nearly two years on exciting brands like Assassin's Creed, WWE, and Age of Empires, it's time for me pack up and travel down to Redwood Shores. Tomorrow, I'll be starting my new job as a Marketing Coordinator on the EA Maxis franchise The Sims!

Thankfully, I won't have to move (take that U-Haul) so all my San Francisco friends will still have to deal with me for quite some time yet. And that's it! I can't wait to join the EA crew, take advantage of the on-site Starbucks and acquire a wealth of Simoleons along the way.

Monday, June 11, 2012

yes, it's an ivy bridge laptop


In 2008 I purchased a brown laptop and in 2010 I acquired another. I think it's fitting that I continue this "new every two" precedent by sharing details on my brand new 2012 laptop. Behold, the HP Pavilion dv6t Quad Edition named "Pavie", SQEE!

Under the hood runs an Ivy Bridge i7-3610QM @ 2.3GHz, GeForce GT 650M w/1GB GDDR5, 8GB DDR3 RAM, 1920x1080 15.6" display, 1TB HDD and some Blu-Ray. All that for under $1075, shipping and taxes included. Crunching some numbers, that's basically the same innards of a new MacBook Pro (with the addition of Blu-ray and without the Retina display) for about $1200 cheaper. Blam diggity! ;D

Monday, May 21, 2012

a lil sample of 2012

Some moments from twenty twelve.



Sunday, December 18, 2011

a flickr photo recap of 2011

Hand selected photos from 2011, chosen especially for you ;D




Thursday, June 30, 2011

super travels across the globe

I crafted a nifty little Google Maps map to keep track of all the lovely places I have traveled to and lived in. Clickity-click!


View SuperDunner's Travels in a larger map.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

these words

These words are placed here to make it seem like I'm still actively blogging and not ignoring this magical space.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

oscar picks: 2011 edition

Best Picture - The King's Speech
Actor In A Leading Roll - Colin Firth
Actor In A Supporting Roll - Christian Bale
Actress In A Leading Roll - Annette Bening
Actress In A Supporting Roll - Melissa Leo
Animated Feature Film - Toy Story 3
Art Direction - Inception
Cinematography - Inception
Costume Design - The King's Speech
Directing - The Social Network
Documentary Feature - Exit Through The Gift Shop
Documentary Short Subject - Killing In The Name
Film Editing - The Social Network
Foreign Language Film - Biutiful
Makeup - Barney's Version
Music (Original Score) - The Social Network
Music (Original Song) - Toy Story 3
Short Film (Animated) - Day & Night
Short Film (Live Action) - The Crush
Sound Editing - Inception
Sound Mixing - The King's Speech
Visual Effects - Inception
Writing (Adapted Screenplay) - The Social Network
Writing (Original Screenplay) - The King's Speech

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

a year at ska

Wow, has it been a year already? Why yes, it has been a full year since I left the frozen Minnesota tundra, moving to New York to join Mr. Silva as Ska Studios' bestest employee! (Employee of the Month twelve months running. Just saying ;)

Looking back on 2010, I can't help but feel a bit accomplished by all the industry firsts I've experienced and the sheer amount of awesome projects I worked on throughout these last twelve months. Obligatory list of some of these projects is as follows:

- Re-launched Ska-Studios.com with a new design and a new blog.
- Kick-started an online store.
- Announced Vampire Smile with the help of Fervor Shine!
- Edited together a magical Vampire Smile launch trailer.
- Planned for and exhibited at PAX East.
- Learned how to use the map editor and crafted a few Arcade levels for Vampire Smile.
- Wrote a bunch of press releases.
- Worked with and met a good many awesome press folks.
- Celebrated Z0MB1ES selling 200,000 copies.
- Helped with Charlie Murder's transition to Xbox LIVE Arcade status.
- Tried my hand at game testing.
- Ran the ESRB rating marathon.
- Attended E3 2010!
- Did cross country planning for Ska's showing at PAX Prime.
- Celebrated Z0MB1ES' one year anniversary.
- Helped bring Z0MB1ES' musical awesome to the Rock Band Network.
- Wedged my way into a bunch of Microsoft conference calls.
- Got Z0MB1ES merch into Hot Topic.
- Crafted a handful of ZP2KX multiplayer maps.
- Put together the masterpiece that is ZP2KX.com.
- Attended Eurogamer Expo!
- Visited London to give OXM UK a hands-on Vampire Smile preview.
- Made a ZP2KX launch trailer (which is epic.)
- Gave Silva a bunch of game advice, even when not asked for ;D

And there we have it. A full year at Ska Studios completed and even more excitement to come in 2011 *cough* The Dishwasher: Vampire Smile *fake cough*. Excite! Yay! w00t!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

metrodome roof collapses in minnesota


After an intense blizzard made its way through Minnesota, the cumulating snow was just too much for the Teflon roof of the Metrodome to hold, so it collapsed. Like, literally collapsed. Watch the insane footage and get more information on the craziness over here.

Oh how I miss Minnesota weather ;D

Thursday, November 25, 2010

i made a game trailer with pterodactyls in it

For the Xbox LIVE Indie Game "ZP2KX". More info at www.ZP2KX.com. BLAM-O!