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November 26, 2015 by Matt Tropiano
Tags: Cooking

No, not the Irish rock group.

Folks, I don't usually get on a soapbox about a lot of things (at least not publicly), but the time has come to address something plaguing this fine country of ours.

What? No, not whiny, entitled teenagers and bottom-tier Republican presidential candidates! Something more seemingly innocent and yet more damaging to society...


That's right - an awful mass of what once was bog-borne natural goodness shoved into a machine, pureed, and shat out into superheated cans, losing its beautiful color and texture only to be scooped out with a butter knife and barbarically sliced into medallions, a concept and practice as abhorrent as it is unappetizing. Truly, a side dish reserved for life's failures that spits in the face of God, Allah, and Jesus.

...Especially since the real thing is within your reach.

I know what all of you are saying: "But, Matt! Cranberry sauce is a magical ambrosia that I couldn't possibly figure out how to make!" Guess what, Captain Retard of the Head-Up-Your-Ass Brigade - it's super goddamn easy, and I'm gonna teach you how!

July 10, 2015 by Matt Tropiano
Tags: Square, Doom

Hello, you beautiful peoples.

I probably should have said some stuff earlier about it, but I'm going to be at Quakecon 2015 from July 22nd to the 26th! I'm gonna be showing off The Adventures of Square with some other dudes on the team, namely Pavera, Clonedpickle, and the mysterious XASER!

What!? Xaser isn't an intricate Turing-Test-beating AI based in Antarctica and is actually a real dude? I know, I'm disappointed, too. But hey! I'll get to see him in person, and so will you if you come down to Dallas, TX for Quakecon!

Doom is in the hands of Bethesda, and John Carmack might not be there, but hey, it should still be fun, and other Doom Community personalities will be there, too!

Also, Square was mentioned in an article on Playboy's Website written by Ben Barrett. Just glad I didn't need to appear nude in the middle of it. Nobody wants that!

'Sup, fools.

You know that interview that Andi Hamilton wanted to do that I talked about in the Trip to EGX article? Well, it's finally in print!

Andi's article, The Cult of Doom, can be found in the June 2015 UK or July 2015 US issue of PC Gamer magazine. It's the one with Star Wars: Battlefront on the cover. Three screenshots of The Adventures of Square got in, as well as a whole bunch of words about Doom from me, Jimmy, and even newbie-mapper/oldie creator Cyriak, maker of megawad Going Down.

Get a copy and read it! You can probably find it in major bookstores and magazine outlets.

Howdy, y'all!

I'm gonna be in Berlin, Germany for A MAZE. Berlin 2015 showing off The Adventures of Square! Will it be just Episode 1? Will we have an Episode 2 preview? Who knows! It'll still be great, either way.

It's going to be a fun evening of crazy game-creating types and artists and whatever at Urban Spree, so get your tickets and come on down!

BE THERE AND BE SQUARE! (has that overstayed its welcome, yet?)

UPDATE 4/23: So Square wasn't one of the finalists, so it wasn't shown in the showcase. Oh, well. I'm still there, though! Come hang out and talk about stuff!

March 17, 2015 by Matt Tropiano
Tags: Square, Personal

Well, I'm back from my trip to London for EGX, where The Adventures of Square was showcased in the Leftfield Collection from March 12-14. I had an amazing time while I was there, and met a lot of people who were passionate about their games.

I also got to meet up with Jerry Mickle who was basically my guide for the entire day, as well as Jimmy Paddock, his brother Ben Paddock, and BigBrik Games roadie Altazimuth, who were all really helpful in my adventure to England-land.

February 20, 2015 by Matt Tropiano
Tags: Personal

Not sure if you guys noticed, but I'm busy converting bits and pieces of this site to a Bootstrap 3 layout, for ease of use regarding other viewports and stuff. Almost as fun as a hot sauce enema.

There will probably be bugs here and there, so I'm gonna be cleaning them up when I can. Stay tuned!

February 13, 2015 by Matt Tropiano
Tags: Square, Personal, Doom

Good news, everyone!

The Adventures of Square is gonna be at EGX Rezzed 2015 at London, UK as part of the Leftfield Collection! And I'm gonna be there (and be square)!

I'm both excited and nervous, as this is probably going to be a lot of firsts for me:

  • First time leaving the country.
  • First time going to a gaming convention.
  • First time going to a gaming convention with a game at a showcase.
  • First time meeting up with other people in the Doom Community in-person (always scary).
  • First time needing to convert everything in my head to USD.

All in all, it should be an amazing time. See you there!