Rundown (7/30-8/05) Gamindustri Is a Bizarre Adventure

I’m looking over what I have to say this week, I think I can safely say that the game industry is a pretty weird place if you ignore most of the AAA fluff that goes about and dig a bit deeper.  Just this week we have a Chinese imitation of a popular AAA game series published by a small scale American indie publisher.  A studio collapsing due to a poorly received game that was locked in a  vicious dec cycle.  A completely failed attempt at crowdfunding that was picked up by a publisher of games based on children’s cartoons.  A dancing rhythm game spin-off starting a character whose death is a crucial point in the story.  And even a sexual harassment charge involving a boy who used to be a big deal on the G4 message boards. Continue reading

Rundown (2/23-3/01) I Am Replaying Pokemon FireRed with Nuzlocke Rules

The Proper Pokemon NumberingI have a secret past time that I may have only ever told one person about, and I just spent about ten hours making it easier on me, because I lost something tied to it.  What this secret thing is, however, should be pretty obvious if you look in between the lines I laid out and if you steal my computer… although the punishment I would deal on you for that would be on par if you deleted my Pokemon X file after I finally got all 713 obtainable Pokemon… obtainable for me at least.  Now I’m six hours into Pokemon Firered, this time with Nuzlocke rules. Continue reading