It’s been a busy week here in these parts. Currently I’m crowded into a tiny hotel room with Bob and Ray outside Philadelphia, prepping for our third and final (for now) Retronauts live panel tonight at Too Many Games. I also went to an all-day press event a few days ago. In Raleigh! I had no idea such a thing could ever happen.
Despite all of this, I’ve been working diligently at, you know, work. I must have been feeling in the mood for some soul-searching this week, because I’ve published two different pieces that explore the intersection of games with my personal life, including a somewhat difficult editorial dealing with Tomodachi Life. Sorry, it’s slightly heavy. Here’s a more lighthearted thing about Mega Man 2 instead.
It also has a video component, so you don’t even have to read.
And for those of you who are all, “Shut up, I don’t care about your stupid human emotions,” you can just learn about Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker instead. Just kidding, that game involves emotions, too. It involves sheer joy.
Finally, the Patreon I kicked off a few days ago has done really well — it crossed over to become funded pretty quickly, then hit the Metroidvania.com goal, then the Anatomy of Games video threshold, and even the retroactive Anatomy videos mark. That’s pretty rad. I doubt it’ll hit the final goal, but I’m well beyond where I hoped to be. And now I have the excuse to make a bunch of videos and play a bunch of games. Thanks to everyone who has elected to support my side projects!