I’m dyin’, Forrest. Or at least very ill thanks to some inconsiderate monster who was cheerfully spraying germs all over the place at GDC. Serves me right for trusting the public coffee service, I suppose.
Fortunately, I cobbled together today’s update before darkness began to take me and my eyesight began to fade. And it’s content you’ve probably never read before, since GameSpite Quarterly 7 has proven to be this year’s annual “issue that no one gives a crap about.” It’s always interesting to learn which topics and formats interest people; apparently if we want to turn GameSpite into a business we should focus on commemorating the NES every issue. Sadly, we did such a thorough job of that the first time around there’s not much left to cover. I fear you’ll just have to settle for other topics instead.
- The Edge of the Screen (from any game with scrolling and many without; written by Tomm Hulett)
- The Emperor (aka Mateus, from Final Fantasy II; written by Mike Zeller)
- Ernie Alligator (from The Even More Incredible Machine; written by Scott Lowe)
- The Galaxians (from Galaxian; written by America’s sweetheart)
By the way, Retronauts appears to be back for good. A new episode went online today. You should download and listen to it so that you, too, can complain about how it’s not as good as the old show! It’s America’s new favorite pastime, did you know? Never mind that asking for the original format to return is like asking for the Beatles to have a reunion tour even though half the members are dead. Details, details.