Friday, May 30, 2008

VA's Book Of The Month Club

Yes! Books, for the uninformed are linear text based adventures. While they rarely offer branching paths or multiple endings (save for the critically acclaimed Choose Your Own Adventure franchise), these parchment based textular affairs offer hours entertainment with moderate replay value. There is one in particular I want to share with you:

The Masters Of Doom is probably one of the most interesting non-fictional stories I've read in quite a while. The story of the Two Johns is so interesting, and "seeing" the studio id evolve and then proceed to unfurl is fascinating and makes for a great book. John Carmack is probably one of the most influential and important American game designers easily in the past 20 years. I highly recommend this book to anyone who has a passing interest in gaming or design. Honestly and seriously, this book is an extremely entertaining read and should be read by every literate gamer. The story of id is something else and deserves to be told. Whether you like their games or not, they are an extremely important part of our generation and should be remembered that way, regardless of what bullshit they do or have done.


Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Update #2: DK Jr. Still Missing New E-Mail

From: me
Posted At: 11:30:43.000 05/13/2008
Posted To: Nintendo
Subject: Webform: Software Related > Other

What happened to Donkey Kong Junior? Where has he been?


I'm afraid there isn't an answer to your question about Donkey Kong Jr. Nintendo excels at making sure our fans can get backstory information, character descriptions, and--most importantly--the information they require to complete the games that we publish. This can happen through our website (, Player's Guides, and Nintendo Power magazine.

Having said that, many details about our games will remain mysteries, left to the active imagination of the player.

Nintendo of America Inc.
Kurt Wagner

Nintendo's home page:
Power Line (Automated Product Info): (425) 885-7529


They're hiding something my fellow game players. Don't let them get away with this. E-Mail them relentlessly.

Friday, May 09, 2008

Thursday, May 01, 2008


Do you remember Glover? Of course you remember Glover, the greatest game of the fifth generation of video games! A lot of people didn't appreciate this game. Why? Because they're gay, that's why. Gays who overcompensate for their lack of manhood. Go back to your murder simulators, your blood and gore generators and LEAVE GLOVER ALONE.


I love Glover so much, I wrote him a letter!

My dearest Glover,

How are doing my angel?

Sweetie, I just wanted to tell you that you've always been a wonderful part of my life. Whenever I think of you I melt and get a fuzzy feeling on the inside. There's just something about you which I can't help liking.

What manner of creature can resist your mysterious black eyes which swirl like whirlpools and flash like lightning whenever I say something silly to you.

I really do love our bonding sessions on the couch. I think its so wonderful when me and you sit there and just talk about anything, and even watch a DVD together. Although I must admit I really do find it funny when you tell me one of your boring dirty jokes and I pretend its funny and giggle.

You know I've always loved your gorgeous legs and I can't wait to see you again so I can drool like an idiot over your legs and make a complete fool out of myself in public as always. I think its great how you just roll your eyes upwards whenever I do that, and politely smile at me. Oh how I do love those charming little habits of yours!

My thoughts are always with you, my glove!

I love you now and forever,




I love Glover so much, I wrote him a poem!

Baby I compare you to a kiss from a rose on the grey
Ooh, the more I get of you
Stranger it feels, yeah
Now that your rose is in bloom
A light hits the gloom on the grey


I love Glover so much, I wrote him a song!

Take Me Away (Oh Glover) [Featuring Emmylou Harris and Buckethead]

The day that I met you I lost a piece of my heart.
Now I've got you here, nothing's going to keep us apart.
I don't have to worry, I don't have to hurry now.
You are all I need. I know we can make it somehow.
We're making a breakthrough, heading for a fall
Glover, how can I make you see me at all?

Take me away
Oh Glover, you do something to my chemistry
Take me away
Oh Glover, you are a total mystery

Oh Glover Oh
Take me away

*Buckethead solo*

Trouble to the left, danger to the right; I feel it all around.
As long as you are near, there's no need to fear, and I won't back down.
I know you're the answer to all of my dreams.
Now that we're together, birds of a feather, we're the perfect team.

Take me away
Oh Glover, you do something to my chemistry
Take me away
Oh Glover, you are a total mystery

Oh Glover Oh
Take me away
Oh Glover Oh
Take me away
Oh Glover Oh
Take me away

I love Glover so much, I drew him a picture!