I have to admit that this article has allayed many of my BioShock 2 misgivings. If it’s true. I still slap my head in dismay about returning to Rapture, and the “Big Sisters” still make me scrunch up my face in dismay, but it does sound like it won’t be as much of a rehash as that grim first impression.
Edit: Apparently it’s all a lie! Oh well.
In other news, I’m steadily working my way through the stack of hardcover books needing to be mailed yet at a rate of one or two per day, so that last onus is rapidly dwindling. Most people seem to have received their copies now, and the the feedback I’ve received so far has been wholly positive. I’m surprised and gratified that so many people are interested in reading our musings in paid form, especially when they’re already available online for no money, and publishing something tangible definitely scratches the itch that the death of EGM has left behind. I think there will be more news on this front, starting with a new approach to site subscription incentives.
I did some math and realized that for the price of making two crummy photocopied pamphlets and some buttons like the first incentive, I could have a nice squarebound booklet printed up instead. So if it’s cool with subscribers, I’d like to change the incentive program to semi-annual instead of quarterly. The upshot is that you’ll be receiving something of much, much higher quality. (If it’s not cool with you, feel free to send a scathing email my way. I probably deserve it.)