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Roberto Alfonso's Blog

I am a senior programmer within the healthcare industry. Also, amateur game programmer, Wikipedia administrator and MUD player. While I don't actively play with consoles, I own a Wii and a Nintendo DS and like to play roguelikes and dungeon crawlers.

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Posted by Roberto Alfonso on Thu, 09 Apr 2009 11:32:00 EDT in
Original roleplayers left orphaned.

Posted by Roberto Alfonso on Wed, 01 Apr 2009 11:39:00 EDT in Design, Programming
Passwords can let you experiment the game in ways the game designer did not expect. If they prolong the gaming time, why can't they be used again?

Posted by Roberto Alfonso on Fri, 20 Mar 2009 11:02:00 EDT in Design
Certain games still try to keep the mystery between guilds, sharing as little information as possible between non-members. However, the player accumulates the knowledge himself, and shares it between his characters. In certain cases, isn't that cheating?

Posted by Roberto Alfonso on Mon, 09 Mar 2009 08:27:00 EDT in
I have always wanted that my first blog post (I have never blogged) were about Gary Gygax, father of Dungeons & Dragons, and nothing better than relating my first gaming session, the one that changed my view about what the spirit of the game is.

Roberto Alfonso's Comments

Comment In: [Blog - 12/03/2015 - 06:12]

Based on personal experience, I ...

Based on personal experience, I find it ironic that someone would call the video game programming industry elitist . Working for the healthcare industry, the few times that game programmers joined us they were, to put it bluntly, embarrassing. We had one who mentioned we shouldn 't use a database, ...

Comment In: [Blog - 09/04/2014 - 09:21]

I used to play a ...

I used to play a lot of games while child. One day, reading an old video game magazine, my mind was enlightened. I can 't actually remember how they worded it exactly, but the game displayed remaining lives in a 2-digit odometer, and the magazine explained that if you had ...

Comment In: [News - 06/16/2014 - 10:47]

s/parents/patents/ ...


Comment In: [Blog - 07/31/2013 - 08:23]

You would be surprised at ...

You would be surprised at the amount of companies that just don 't document, Michael. Just last week someone who started working with us 6 months ago asked me for a hand. Our healthcare product has growth charts, and the curves had to be updated, but there was no documentation, ...

Comment In: [News - 10/13/2011 - 09:40]

A true loss. RIP. ...

A true loss. RIP.

Comment In: [News - 04/06/2011 - 03:43]

Sympathy Really Anon isn't trying ...

Sympathy Really Anon isn't trying to kill Sony, is trying to bring awareness to the issue at hand, just like they did with Wikileaks, Scientology and everything else. Sony will be defeated in court. They can no longer claim trade secret now that the keys are already out in internet, ...