|Life at Obsidian|
Obsidian is located in Irvine California, which was recently given the #4 pick in CNN's Top One Hundred Places to Live in America for 2008. Unlike the #1 pick (Plymouth, Minnesota), you'll never have to scrape snow off your car or have a toe amputated due to frostbite if you live in sunny Orange County. If you like wild, roving bands of hippies you could live in the #2 place (Fort Collins, Colorado), or, if you're immune to flesh-eating bacteria, you could reside in the #3 spot (Naperville, Illinois)... but for the rest of us, southern California is the definition of easy living.
The offices of Obsidian Entertainment are a short walk away from one of America's largest outdoor malls, the Irvine Spectrum. If you somehow manage to get tired of the Spectrum's wide variety of distractions, South Coast Plaza, Fashion Island, and The District are all a few miles away.
If you're looking to get away from people, it's just a few minutes to numerous beaches, and a few short hours to mountains (Big Bear), deserts (Palm Springs - or Vegas if you hate probabilities), and even wine country (Temecula). And if you really need to get away from it all, John Wayne International Airport is a short drive away (and compared to the colonoscopy of jet setting that is Los Angeles International Airport, flying in and out of John Wayne is a traveler's dream come true).
Home to Disneyland and Knott's Berry Farm, Orange County is home to a wide range of family-friendly things to do. Irvine (ranked as the safest big city in America) is home to several excellent schools, numerous religious institutions, and countless bike and hiking trails. Boasting year round sunny weather, Orange County offers the tropical living you see in movies filmed in Hollywood, only Irvine sits on the safe side of the San Andreas fault - so when the big one hits, you and your family can explore the ruins of earthquake-decimated LA (less than an hour's drive away - not counting vault-dweller traffic).