I decided not to post anything yesterday either here or at work save for a slightly late Retro Roundup due to my ongoing revulsion that the entire Internet becomes stupid every year on April 1. I think in future years I will simply not going online at all for the entire day. I wonder if ZD docks pay for being absent due to righteous protest.
I’m very happy with the header I created for this week’s roundup, by the way. If I had my way, everything in the world would be designed to look like a Master System package. That Times Roman text over a blue grid on white could well be the pinnacle of human achievement! Or at least charmingly kitschy. I think my generation is incapable of determining the difference.
Speaking of stupid things, the palpable enthusiasm of everyone currently on the Grand Theft Auto IV review, combined with Kohler’s “GTA Virgin” thing, has chiseled stress cracks in the wall of my apathy about the game. I kind of figured I’d had enough of the series after San Andreas’ gloriously ambitious but infuriatingly flawed experience, and the publisher’s consistent efforts to be completely awful to work with haven’t done much to change my mind. But… mmm, sandboxes. I was thinking about maybe delving into one of the GTAs I’ve skipped over the past few years, but then I said, “Eh,” and instead slapped some graphics and reformatting on that ancient Diary of a Vigilante… for Justice! feature. So much less wasteful of my time.