So the new Retronauts went up today. It is, I hope, the only time we will ever, ever exceed two hours. Honestly, I’d prefer if the podcast were kept to about an hour, so it sort of weirds me out that most of the people listening to our shows feel the more the merrier. Me, I don’t have that much free time. I’m surprised that this episode seems to have gone over so well, because in my mind it’s a total trainwreck. It’s one very focused and interesting new angle on a topic we’ve explored before surrounded by a lot of aimless talk that’s only sort of tangentially retro, so I kind of feel like I’ve failed on some primal level. The kids seem to like it, though, so who knows.
Equally surprising: our relaunch of 1UP’s underpinnings seems to have gone off with remarkably few hitches. The site’s a little glitchy, but it’s running much faster than before, and frankly given the enormity of what they did this week — namely, completely switched over to an entirely new technology platform for the site — I’m amazed it’s gone this well. And, mercifully, no more numeric grades. I’d be happier without the plus/minus increments, but it’s still a welcome, reductivist step in the right direction.
My apologies to the cult of 8.5. But not really.