Hello, beloved readers! If you happen to check the GameSpite Blurb store, you may be startled to discover that GameSpite Journal 11 is live and available. Much like Snake Eater, what a thrill. You can hit the book’s index page to read all about it. I will note here, though, that worked extra hard to keep the page count down on this issue, so the prices are much more in line with my original intentions for the GameSpite venture despite Blurb’s aggressive price hikes. The full-color hardcover of this issue costs about the same as the black-and-white hardcover versions of the older books. I feel like we have accomplished something here. And that something is “Putting a lot of writing into a volume that is reasonably priced.” I know gamer types are cheapskates, so I’m just looking out for you guys.
If you’d like examples of this issue and how its theme of “giving games we hate second changes” panned out, please refer to:
Tyler Lindler’s reevaluation of Rare’s NES brawler Battletoads, and
Lee Hathcock’s exploration of Black Sigil, the DS game I found so badly made I couldn’t actually bring myself to finish it for a proper review.
Please read, enjoy, and if you choose to buy a copy of the book remember that you can use the coupon code NEWRMN20 to get 20% off a purchase of up to $150 through the end of the month.