Tonight, we’re talking about the Kong family. That’s right, it’s all DK, all the time. First, we have Donkey Kong, the senior one. I will go to my grave refusing to accept the idea that this is the same character as Rare’s awful Cranky Kong. DK was too interesting to be turned into a cut-rate Abe Simpson, by gosh. Then there’s Donkey Kong, Jr., the… uh, junior one. Like it says right there on the tin, in fact.
And with this, our GameSpite Quarterly 3 index is one-quarter of the way full. The pacing is kind of slow for these online posts, but it’s probably just as well, because there’s no way GameSpite Quarterly 4 is going to hit on its properly deadline. I realize that makes the “quarterly” appellation something of a lie, but it’s a necessary compromise. I nearly killed myself getting GSQ3 done, and the quality of my writing suffered as a result. I’m the guy editing the dang book, so I feel like I should aim to lead by example rather than be the leaden burden bringing down the average quality. GSQ4 will thus be a few weeks late; we’re moving to an “it’ll be done when it’s done” schedule, much like Duke Nukem Forever. The difference of course is that we’re not flush with millions of dollars of liquid assets from a previous blockbuster hit, so we can’t afford to dawdle foe a decade. A month, maybe, but not a decade.