GSQ7: Black bowl

The theme of today’s post is “black.” Every entry from GameSpite Quarterly 7 that begins with the word “black” is here, in one convenient bullet list. That in turn makes this the all-blacks update. Now, if I’m not mistaken, the All-Blacks are a soccer team from New Zealand or Australia, or something. And in more civilized places such as those, soccer is called “football.” And today most Americans are gathered around their televisions watching puppies play a simulation of football, American-style. Therefore, today’s entry is extremely timely and relevant. You know, in the most tangential way imaginable.

  • Black Chamber: The Foxhound/Cobra Unit/Dead Cell/B&B Unit stand-ins from the secret best Metal Gear game ever, the Game Boy Color version. Incidentally, does the name “B&B Unit” make anyone think that Laughing Octopus and crew should be running a bed and breakfast? Imagine how great Metal Gear Solid 4 could have been.
  • Black Dragon: Knowing that the final boss of Black Dragon was eponymous, I can’t even begin to guess why the heck Capcom renamed the game Black Tiger when it came the U.S. Also, before you ogle that lovingly rendered butt there in the title image, bear in mind that the game’s hero is male. Not that there’s anything wrong with that — I just thought you might like to know.
  • Black Knight: His armor is black, hence the name. Dark Castle is not The Fourth World, you know. It’s not like Jack Kirby created an African-American knight for this game and said, “Hmm, what should I name him? He’s a knight, and he’s black… so. Ah! Black Knight!”
  • Black Marble: It’s round, and deadly, and it has nothing whatsoever to do with Buckminster Fuller!

10 thoughts on “GSQ7: Black bowl

  1. “All Blacks” is the name of the New Zealand rugby team. (Their soccer team is dubbed the “All Whites” and the basketball team is the “Tall Blacks.”)


  2. All Blacks are the New Zealand rugby union team, which is superfically like American football only really nothing like it at all and superior in every way.


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