Author Archive | Gene Semel

The Room …Just a Game?

the roomFrom the moment you enter The Room you’re hypnotized by the allure, the magick, the mystery… in a darkened room where faint amber light slips through a tiny window and a small lamp illuminates the only real object of interest. To rend the veil that would reveal the wisdom you seek, there is only one way to proceed, you must go within.

“The Room” (iOS, Android and Kindle) is a breakthrough hit for the Guildford UK based developer Fireproof Games. It has received a ton of press, praise from fans, and recently decorated with Bafta and Game Developer’s Choice Awards along with Apple naming The Room iPad Game of the Year 2012. Not so shabby for a studio’s first release.

The story is a wild ride of esoteric stratagem with sur-real life correspondences. It’s the kind of dynamic and illusive experience you’d expect from a blockbuster in another medium such as The Game of Thrones or your favorite Dan Brown novel for example, but with a further twist of the rope for the Player.… Read the rest

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E.S.P. Exists: Inside Sony’s Corporate Research

Why would one of the world’s most successful and innovative technology corporations research a highly controversial subject and risky future product opportunity such as E.S.P. (extrasensory perception) and then – oh by the way – tell the world they proved it existed?

Huh… unlikely? What company and why isn’t this more widely known? That’s just what I thought. I came across this fun fact while searching for information to help me understand a strange series of events that had occurred six years ago this month. Coincidentally, I happened to be working for this company when I found out.

Described as “anomalous processes of information or energy transfer”, Psi phenomenon is a very controversial subject. On one side, scientists, physicists, and PhDs attesting to its reality, and on the other, their opponents who question the methods of study, the resulting data and testimonies.

knowledge is power

The monumental power of electricity, now well controlled, was at one time an anomalous process of energy transfer.… Read the rest

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Sacred Healing and O.B.E.

Down deep inside each of us there lives another. Not an altogether different other but an-other nonetheless and who not so easily met is patiently waiting, ever ready and eagerly willing to be known. That is, if the right conditions for the meeting are set.

This is the story of one such meeting. The conditions prepared, the time just right, and the hope of something completely different than any meeting at all was the goal…

man on a mission

It’s Martin Luther King Day 2007 and while working out at the gym I feel a terrible pain in my right foot. Fast forward seven days later and both of my ankles are swollen to the size of softballs and my knees were immensely swollen which left me on crutches at best or in pain in bed otherwise (which was most of the time). I could barely lift my right arm and the worst of all was my right hand pinky finger swelling to twice its size.… Read the rest

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