New Super Luigi U is destroying me.
In other news, I’m currently working on laying out GameSpite Journal 14, the second part of the Sega retrospective. And… I think that’s going to be it for GameSpite Journal. It’s been fun making these, but very few people are interested in them anymore, and I don’t really see the sense in publishing into a vacuum. I’m pretty proud of our ragtag crew for managing to put out a book every three months for four years — that’s crazy! But clearly the novelty’s worn off and each book gets a tiny fraction of the sales and a tiny fraction of the online traffic that they used to earn, so it’s not really worth our time anymore. At the risk of sounding selfish, I’m thinking especially of my own time; each book eats up more than a month’s worth of my free time, and I wouldn’t mind having that back.
Thank you very, very much to the couple dozen of you who have stuck with it through thick, thin, and rapacious Blurb price hikes.
Of course, you know me. I’ll be sinking that time into other projects… hopefully more interesting projects. And I’ll still put the Anatomy of a Game stuff into print, because it’s fun to lay those things out, and the content’s already written. But mostly I want to focus on USgamer and Retronauts for the time being. They’re pretty much dream projects.
I’m a lucky man, being able to make a living doing what I love.