The solstice and the the Fourth of July have passed and summer is definitely upon us, my friends. It’s hot, with cicadas (Brood X and Broods Otherwise), fireflies, fireworks, thunderstorms and humidity released upon my part of the world at least. And I have some suggestions for things […]
“The song’s real title is ‘Techno Syndrome (Mortal Kombat),’ and it’s by Lords of Acid members Praga Khan and Olivier Adams, aka the Immortals. But the guy who actually yells, ‘Mortal Kombat,‘ Texas-based actor Kyle Wyatt, wasn’t involved with the song’s recording. Instead, he’d yelled ‘Mortal Kombat!’ while […]
Game writer Rob Heiret talks about writing for the English language version of Animal Crossing: New Horizons and its unexpected appeal during a pandemic. “We were doing our very best, down to details you might not have considered, to make this the most positive, comforting, funny game we […]
In 1988, I spent more hours of my life than I care to recall playing Zelda II: The Adventure of Link on my original 8-bit Nintendo. Combined with Ridley Scott’s Legend, Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal, and Rob Reiner’s The Princess Bride, it gave me a soft spot for […]
Mario is a hero of the Proletariat.
R-Type has a funny way of showing its affection. It doesn’t give you black eyes, but it still makes them red and twitchy. You don’t eat as much. You abuse caffeine and other stimulants, as if that makes much of a difference. Its benchmark of expectation keeps rising. […]