Rocket Knight Adventures
Kishi’s Rocket Knight retrospective laments the glut of crappy mascot games which served as the matrix of awfulness from which this rare gem materialized. I can’t really argue with that, since I actually missed out on the game back in the day because I assumed it was another terrible bucket of swill like Bubsy or Awesome Possum. The tragedy of it all.
The World Ends With You
In one of those rare and frightening instances where someone has actually written about something recent, the mysterious Cynical Valkyrie has dropped off her thoughts on the merits of Jupiter’s
emo excellent DS adventure, presumably on the way to collect souls for Valhalla or something. Read it, and little by little you’ll feel a bit better.
With a full seven issues of this online zine out of the way, I feel comfortable in proclaiming that my tragically never-completed final few issues of the old ToastyFrog print zine have been acquitted. So far, Team GameSpite has more than capably put together enough content to have filled up quite a few print issues, and I dare say the content is quite a bit better now than it would have been a few years ago, seeing as I’ve spent some time in the real world being an actual editor.
With that being said, my next goal — a personal mission, really! — is to transform this site into something better. Perhaps even something professional. (Well, professional-ish.) I’d like to begin by compensating the site’s loyal contributors, who have written many articles for your edification and entertainment. Thus we revisit the classic, time-tested Internet model of “panhandling for donations,” or rather, offering voluntary monthly subscriptions:
If you like what you read here, please consider signing up for one of these! It would be a grand gesture. The first button is a $3 monthly payment; the second is for a $10 monthly subscription which includes random gift mailings every few months. Buttons, magnets, postcards, artwork, that sort of thing. Half of the money earned each month will go to the writers, while the rest will be put toward server fees, software licenses, gift-creation materials and other annoying realities of maintaining a site like this. I promise not to drink away the proceeds, curled up in a gutter clutching a bottle of Thunderbird. (Mainly because I don’t like alcohol very much and the gutters in San Francisco tend to be chilly in the summer.)
Of course, no one is obligated or anything. But for those rare and noble altruists sitting at home thinking, “I love GameSpite! If only I could somehow give back,” well, today is your lucky day. Unless you don’t use PayPal, in which case, never mind! (Exciting edit: Now the links actually work. Ha. Ha.)
But either way, please enjoy the hell out of this issue over the coming weeks.