The saddest thing is watching Koji Igarashi on the E3 show floor, hovering around the Castlevania Judgment kiosk for half an hour, knowing that everyone hates it, knowing that he knows they hate it, then realizing that it’s not the game he really wanted to make anyway because his publisher won’t give him two dimes to rub together to develop the really awesome games he does want to create. I mean, jeez, that’s just freaking heartbreaking.
The second saddest thing is seeing the host of a retro-gaming podcast selling off his entire cherry-picked Super NES/Super Famicom collection to make ends meet. So please be sure to help bid it up to minimize everyone’s sorrow, won’t you?
Edit: OK, the saddest thing is that eBay discontinued the auction because modded consoles are off-limits. Never mind that the “modding” consisted of me filing down a pair of physical tabs. So, I guess it’s poverty for me after all. Dammit.
Edit edit: I’ve relisted it without the verboten word. Also new to this version is a Buy It Now, just in case.