I’ve decided to switch from the sort of scattershot approach to posting GameSpite Quarterly 3 content I used yesterday to a more sensible alphabetical approach. That way someone could theoretically read the entire issue online from beginning to end by clicking links at the bottom of each successive entry. As it happens, this makes the next two entries pieces by me, both drawn from two of my all-time favorite classic arcade games, both very much heroes in the classic late-century spy-guy tradition. A curious coincidence, I’d say.
- Agent 17 from Elevator Action is a pragmatic sort of adventurer who knows that architecture is the deadliest weapon of all;
- Albatross from Rolling Thunder is more of a dandy who fusses over his appearance, though he wields a mean submachinegun.
Also, after receiving some pushback on the “budget” edition of the magazine (including the fact that it’s only sold three copies), I have renamed it the “compact” edition so that you don’t think I’m calling you a cheapskate if you opt for that version. Hey, believe me, I know. Money’s tight these days. No shame in making ends meet. On that note, please also remember that Blurb offers flat rate shipping on up to (I think) five books, so it might be smart to wait to buy these publications until several are available. This is all print on demand, so the books aren’t going to sell out or vanish.
Also, I’m thinking about laying out Quarterly 4 in an actual page design application instead of the horrible Blurb default software, so hopefully that means future issues will look a lot more interesting inside.
Edit: I am informed that the promo code BLURBSHIP is good for free ground shipping until next Tuesday, should that fact interest you.