I’d ramble about the recycled art in this one (panels 4 and 6), but I am very sleepy at the moment.
Anyway, the story below is a 100% true thing that happened to me sometime around 1981.
Mom is driving Shamus and Patrick past the Veterans Hospital. Shamus is about 10 years old and Pat is about 8.
Mom: (Nodding towards the hospital.) Looks like they finished building the gazebo.
Patrick: Who built it?
Mom: The veterans. Someone decided it would be a good thing for the patients so have a project, so they built that gazebo.
Shamus: (Looking at all the many cars in the parking lot.) Which one is the gazebo?
They still tease me about this from time to time.
Best. Plot Twist. Ever.
Few people remember BioWare's Jade Empire, but it had a unique setting and a really well-executed plot twist.
Crash Dot Com
Back in 1999, I rode the dot-com bubble. Got rich. Worked hard. Went crazy. Turned poor. It was fun.
The Opportunity Crunch
No, brutal, soul-sucking, marriage-destroying crunch mode in game development isn't a privilege or an opportunity. It's idiocy.
Silent Hill Origins
Here is a long look at a game that tries to live up to a big legacy and fails hilariously.
Top 64 Videogames
Lists of 'best games ever' are dumb and annoying. But like a self-loathing hipster I made one anyway.