In case you missed it on 1UP, or on Twitter, or with various message forums where people are complaining about how I need to die in a fire because I once criticized a game they liked, I began working as 1UP’s editor-in-chief this week. It’s a pretty big change for me, and obviously it’s going to eat a lot of my time, because I want to make 1UP a site people speak of in reverent tones. But like I said the other day, you kids are still the bee’s knees, and I don’t intend to stop writing here after 15 years just because I have a fancy new title. GameSpite will still be a thing, and I’d still like to produce books here as well. That being said, GameSpite Quarterly 9 (which by the way is very nearly finished now) will be published as GameSpite Journal 9, because I don’t want to commit to a schedule I know I won’t be able to maintain. The books will come out… whenever.
But it’s OK, because I’m pretty sure that the sort of writing you associate with the books will be showing up on 1UP, too. I’m already working on a 20,000-word essay on Etrian Odyssey II to match the one I wrote for the original game! Well, OK, maybe I won’t take things quite that far. But still. You get what I’m saying.
I have a goal of reestablishing the trust and interest of disenfranchised former 1UP readers. Starting with some of you guys. Hit that link above and leave some suggestions and feedback in the comments area at the bottom, won’t you?