Please train your writers to recognize the difference between “desperately trying to explain” and “flamebaiting with tongue in cheek.” Honestly. And maybe you could do something about your print-publication fetishization. The neat thing about the Internet is that layouts don’t have to be constrained by the limitations of physical media!
Anyway. I’ve much more recently written a thing, and it’s making people far less angry than I had feared — although unlike the FFVII piece it wasn’t actually intended to annoy but rather to redeem. Apparently the bulk of gamers are on board with this perception of Sonic the Hedgehog as gaming’s Marlon Brando (a one-time bad boy turned into a sad-sack self-caricature) so that’s good. Now if only people would follow their hearts with their wallets and stop buying crappy Sonic games, maybe Sega would actually pay attention.
This week’s Bonus Stage hasn’t gone up yet, but for once I’ve missed a recurring deadline and it wasn’t my fault. I had the episode wrapped up Friday but there’s been some manner of complication on GameVideos’ part. Sadly, posting videogame boobies really is better for traffic than Bonus Stage, which makes me feel awfully dopey.
Maybe I shouldn’t have asked them to blur out the breasts (seen briefly on the back of the box of Hot Slots for Famicom) in this episode.
And speaking of naked girl parts! This week’s One Credit Challenge (hosted by djSyndrome) is Kid Icarus. If you think you’re completely rad, get a Talking Time account and chime in with the results of your own no-continue, no-save-state playthrough of the game in the appropriate thread. This is hardcore honor system stuff, so don’t be a jerk.