Two items of interest today over at my day job:
First is 1UP Presents #2. This issue turned out really well and is a joy to look at. Please take a few moments to stop by the comments thread and join your fellow man in expressing your sheer indignation that 1UP would dare to create tangible goods for which we expect money.
Secondly, I shanghaied the Daily 1UPdate for a Retronauts-themed video. Thanks to the magic of embedding, you don’t even have to click over to enjoy this one. Also, it is free (aside from the 15-second pre-roll video).
This is something I’ve been wanting to do since our first day in the IGN offices: Set up two cameras at the Ultracade in the lobby and have a casual retrospective chat while playing one of the games on offer. It’s not exactly the most high-polished production imaginable, but we had fun making it and watching it, so I hope you enjoy it, too. (Aside from the music; man, does 1942‘s music suuuuuck.) Our last attempt at a Retronauts video resulted in nothing but complaints because there wasn’t enough depth to the conversation, so we’ve taken the opposite approach here: minimize production, maximize conversation and information. I’m sure that will make people angry, too. Everything on the Internet pisses someone off.
Still, if this particular episode does well enough, we may be able spin this off into its own series, so please share the link. You know, if you like it.