I’ve been making a lot of changes to this site (and, resultantly, to several other sites) over the past couple of weeks, and it’s all been a bit spread out, so here is a handy roundup:
First, Anatomy of a Game is now Anatomy of Games, with a dotcom at the end. Since launching that site, two new Super Metroid entries have gone live, covering the first and second portions of Ridley’s lair in lower Norfair and the first bit of Tourian. I’ve actually written and prepped all 19 entries of The Anatomy of Super Metroid at this point, so those will be going up over the coming week, beginning with the one that went live today. Please look forward to it.
Secondly, Metroidvania.com still exists, and I plan to begin developing that into something more than just an image gallery soon.
Thirdly, before I do that, I’m finally going to wrap up the Talking Time fundraiser obligations I’ve been dabbling at producing over the past six or seven months. Sorry those have been so slow in coming along; life keeps getting in the way. I know there’s been some doubt about Talking Time’s continued existence since I don’t use it anymore – it’s gradually degenerated into exactly the sort of toxic kind of forum I established it to have a refuge from, the inevitable laws of the Internet exerting themselves once again over mere good intentions – but as long as it’s paying for its own existence and the occasional good thing comes from it, I am happy to let it tick along like the brutish little time bomb that it’s become.
Finally, I’m still not done separating content across different sites to insulate you poor, delicate video game fans from the dire thuggery of comic book and television commentary. I’m no longer treating my blog as a front page; instead, these different sites are just content repositories dedicated to specific topics to help strengthen their focus, and social media serves as the hub. Pick your poison:
- Twitter (also includes the usual weather complaints, food photos, and aspiring-dad humor that Twitter is known for)
- Facebook (doesn’t feature any fancy extras)
- Tumblr (includes random reblogs of stuff I find amusing or stupid enough to repost)
- Google+ (god bless you if you understand how this works)
I’ll probably set up a standalone RSS aggregator of my own for you traditional types who still believe in the dying concept of a WWW-based front page for websites. I mean, someone out there is still using My Yahoo!, right?
And… that’s about it. OK, that’s it, cowboy, get back to work.