So based on the amazing response to yesterday’s post — fewest comments ever! — I have to conclude that no one understands the simple-mindedly violent genius of Golgo 13. Sometimes I don’t even know you people. So today it’s link dump mania. Noisy children, see what you get!
Oekaki, it’s gonna get rocky: It’s probably a bad idea, but I’ve installed my very own Oekaki board. Or rather, our very own. It’s for everyone! (Except people who like to draw genitals.) Please register and draw stuff. I’m sure you will provide fabulous collective entertainment for a few weeks until interest drops off as it has with the forums. But man, those few weeks are gonna be rad. P.S., never mind the registration mailer error message — I’ll make manual confirmations a few times each day.
Ghouls ‘N Ghosts ‘N Humiliation: Speaking of the forums, this week’s 1CC project is Super Ghouls ‘N Ghosts. How many points can you earn without continuing? My guess: Not very damn many. I will be participating, too, although I’ve left my twitch gaming skills in my other pants. The ones I burned in celebration after finishing Battletoads.
Retronauts is also a blog (again): Remember when Retronauts was just a bunch of video game musings, and you didn’t have to hear my grating voice and halting attempts at spoken communication every time you wanted commentary on classic games? Yeah, well, I’m doing that again, beginning with a write-up on the completely fantastic Monster World Collection edition of Sega Ages. The weekly Retro Roundup series will also have a convenient hub page at some point today, so tell your friends. Between that and the blog and the podcast and the video thing I fully anticipate expanding to devour the entire 1UP network by 2009.
No one punched me at GDC: Even though I wrote excessively lengthy and poorly-thought-out articles on Super Paper Mario, this thing where Koji Kondo opening the hatch on the top of his skull and letting you peep at his brain, a bit in which we see Eiji Aonuma talking about how unimaginative Twilight Princess was, a lamentation about Koji Igarashi using the janky 3D Castlevanias as rationalization for reverting the entire medium back to 2D and finally some heretical Square Enix guys washing their hands of the phrase “Son of a submariner” — read at your own peril.
That is all: Go outside. Play in traffic. It’s good for you.