Making One Mistake After Another




Nintendo Comic Peach > Any other Peach.


my teenage sexual awakening

I was talking with one of my brothers the other day about how much I wish these old Nintendo Power comics were still officially available. I still really regret not getting the collections back in the day.

Like, how great would it be if Nintendo put stuff like the old Mario Bros/Link to the Past/Star Fox comics on Comixology or something? Sure, there are scans available on the internet, but I’d gladly pay for these.


More commissions from Baltimore Comic Con. All were drawn with non-photo blue pencils and inked with Micron pens. Colored ones were colored with Prismacolor colored pencils. All were drawn on Bristol Board. They are:
Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock
Princess Luna
Mega Charizard

Aw man, that Mega Charizard is off the hook.


What Is GamerGate?

It’s the Tea Party of video games. And Zoe Quinn is its Benghazi.

Okay, But What Is GamerGate Really?

GamerGate has been disingenuously framed as a grassroots campaign of gamers “concerned with the quality and integrity of video game journalism.” The campaign is, in…


NOTE: This was originally posted by Greg Costikyan over at Gamesutra. It was taken down for excessive profanity. All I haveto say is “fuck that.” This needs to be read.

Gamersgate: STFU by Greg Costikyan

"As a male voice in the game industry," writes my daughter Vicky, "you should speak out…


A long time ago, there was a contest on “Be a writer for EGM/1UP!” Wow, this is my dream come true! I’m going to win this! All I gotta do is write something!”

I never entered.

When the contest was over, I found out a “girl” won. “Pfffft, that’s ridiculous,” I thought.

I never entered.




Panzer Bandit | Banpresto | PlayStation | 1997

A fun side-scrolling beat ‘em up that’s not dissimilar to Treasure’s Guardian Heroes. Hit combos soon become the focus of the game, and with a little practice 100+ hits soon become commonplace

This game looks pretty neat. I like the TV/monitor effect (that is an effect, right?)

I’ll have to look up some gameplay videos and check this out.

This Snakejuice is basically rat poison. Everybody’s wasted.


Happy 20th anniversary, Earthbound! ⊟

The SNES RPG released 20 years ago today in Japan, where it came out as Mother 2. Where did all those years go? Why isn’t there an English portable version of this? How am I going to justify buying a Mr. Saturn haramaki?

The series’ creator Shigesato Itoi posted this message today:

It’s been 20 years now since MOTHER 2 came out.

…Are you happy?

・Yes → Me too.

・No → Be happy!!

Thanks to @pimoji for the anniversary photo and artwork.

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I remember the days when games were about worlds you could explore and about being good, and not about who's got representation and gender this and sexuality that. I miss those days.


Those days miss you, too. I recently found a yellowed letter under one of the floorboards, and it was addressed to you and signed by those days with a tear-stained kiss of lipstick.

Meanwhile, in the present, those of us who work in the industry and who are—amazingly—able to consider more than one idea at the same time, will continue to create good games about worlds you can explore AND occasionally talk about inclusivity.

If you are feeling compassion fatigue, I think it might be okay to sit out those discussions, at least until you get your strength back. While it will be tough not having you available for close consultation, somehow we will soldier on.


Also: is this guy really saying he wishes games would stop trying to better represent the variety of people who play them? Eesh.