Oh dear, it appears that Wikipedia’s Metroidvania page has been culled due to its general lack of merit. Looking at the page discussion, the blame falls squarely on me for failing to provide a solid definition for the term. Apparently, if I’d used the word in more of my professional writing, it would have been legitimized. Buuuut since the word is tacky and generally pretty much useless and I’ve made an effort to edit it out of anything ever to appear at 1UP, I guess it had to die. And all because of me! It’s good to know I managed accomplished something worthwhile in 2006 after all.
Farewell, Unverifiable Neologism with Insufficient Reference Sourcing. I will desperately miss the three or four daily hits you used to provide.
Anyway, my final act of video game journalism for the year is online now: another 1UP retro roundup. Haha, “video game journalism.” Sorry, I can never write that with a straight face.