Add to Queue | Weekly DVD Column
I don’t have anything to add to this week’s column, but I’m sure we’re all excited about Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skulls… right? Everyone at work is going Thursday morning for free! Sadly, I will be on an airplane flying to someone’s wedding Thursday. Like I needed more reasons to hate going to weddings.
New Game + | Weekly Games Column
I’m proud of our columnists for skipping the easy, obvious pick in favor of something independent. Penny Arcade Adventures looks quite good… although I dread the appearance of negative reviews, which will prompt a certain short-tempered comic illustrator to use his site as a bully pulpit to insult the parentage of anyone who suggests the game is less than perfect. No surprises there, yes?
Edit: Good grief, let’s nip this in the bud before it gets any stupider. I’m not trashing Penny Arcade — I love the site and the comic and I have boundless respect for the way two normal geeks have honed their skills and turned a hobby into a globe-spanning empire. I was just remarking on the artist’s notorious habit of lashing out with shocking ferocity at people who say something he disagrees with, and I dread the inevitable “game critics are boils on humanity’s ass” screeds that will follow. It’s their good cop/bad cop routine. Mike is the volatile, direct one; Jerry is the cool-headed one who veils his anger and insults behind a labyrinthine construct of barbed words. Got it? Now, can we move on and just play their game? OK thanks.