- This heatwave is insane. I think we’re going to hit 80 today. For San Francisco in the summer that’s pretty intense. It’s as though Al Gore is flying overhead, causing each and every one of us to sizzle under his baleful, accusatory glare. I take public transportation, Al! I use rechargeable batteries! I don’t have air conditioning! I love my planet! So please, stop making me wear short sleeves. I fear sunlight.
- I love the fact that the TransFormers/Go-Bot rivalry is still a part of America’s collective unconscious. Lopsided though the rivalry may be. I mean, Go-Bots were totally lame.
- I have registered the URL retronauts.com, which leads you to my slowly-expanding collection of retrospective blogs and will probably get itself more of a workout than the sadly neglected GameSpite domain. Also, while I enjoy covering individual titles via Retronauts, the topical ones (such as the Konami Code entry) are much more entertaining. I am, however, far too burnt out to come up with my own ideas, so feel free to suggest others.
- Finally, to reconfirm: yes, the map for Legacy of the Wizard is completely ridiculous.
Post-script: YES. Nice to see the power-ups in action… those weren’t there at E3.
Post-script EX PLUS: I’ve finally posted previews of Nintendo’s bit Generations imports: Boundish, Dialhex and dotstream. I have mixed feelings on these; on one hand, they totally appeal to my snobbish sense of retro-aesthetics; on the other, twenty bucks apiece is an awful lot for what should really be freeware. Nice packaging, though.
I was hoping there would be some video to go along with the previews, but unfortunately all we have is this week’s 1UP Show clip. Nothing against the 1UP Show, mind you, but I hate being on video… especially seeing as I’d barely spent any time with the games at the time of filming. Alas, I tried to take a principled stand to spare everyone the indigity, but they were having none of it. So, my apologies as always.