Ah, so anyway…I sat down last night to start sorting out the bonus goods for people who have been supporting the site’s costs and writers and discovered a grim and unexpected fact. Well, no, actually, it’s a very good fact: I had no idea how many people had enrolled in this thing. It’s a lot more than I’d really stopped to consider. Which is good! The one drawback is that you guys have exceeded my on-hand button-making supplies.
So instead of three buttons, I guess everyone’s going to have to settle for just one button and a GameSpite mini-zine instead. Tragically, the zine will be roughly 12 pages of entirely new content. Even more unfortunately, I will probably mail it out in a week or so. Just a heads-up so’s you know.
I’m working on wrapping up Issue 9 today. In the meantime, why not check out the Dragon Quest gameography that went up at 1UP the other day? I decided to try channeling the spirit of those Japanese “all game guides” like Famicomplete and the Dorimaga Dreamcast “aspect mook” we were using as a reference for the most recent Retronauts — brief, informative, opinionated when possible, but strictly limited in length. My original layout concept was watered down a bit as a matter of necessity to fit 1UP’s style, but it still ended up being something fairly unique on the web, and honestly all the better for it: an online article abiding by the rules of a print piece.
I miss print. (Which is why I’m taking it back for myself, I guess…12 pages at a time.)