Since people keep asking me about it — much to my surprise, as I was unaware anyone actually cared — Retronauts will be returning tomorrow with a rather lengthy podcast. I make no guarantees for its quality, as ever, but since it’s a game music-oriented episode I can edit in lots of game tunes to compensate for any inadequacies. Also, the video Retronauts that we tested with the “beta” episode is getting a second shot at life sometime soon, although it’ll be rather different than the “pale nerds sitting in a studio” format. Because really, that’s about the worst idea for video ever. (See also: 95% of original content on YouTube.)
Our import of Wario: Master of Disguise finally arrived, about a week late. Thanks for that, UPS, you useless sacks of crap. I have been looking forward to MoD ever since I learned of its existence, although with no small amount of trepidation. Last year was a sort of platformer revival, but unfortunately they were only half-revived, and the last thing the world needs is another iffy 2D retread to convince people that the genre was better off dead. Really, world, 2D platformers can be quite excellent. You know, when developers put people who have a clue what they’re doing in charge.
Fortunately, MoD seems to be mostly good so far — certainly better than I feared when I first heard terrible rumors of touchscreen control. I’ll have a 1UP preview posted later today, I guess, but it’s enough for now to know that it is not an abomination. (Even though the touchscreen rumors were true.)
Edit: Word up, America. The preview is up. Also! This is an incredible feature you need to read right now. It might change your life. Or maybe not. I dunno.