Monthly Archives: January 2009

A Life Well Wasted.

Robert Ashley, freelance writer and one of the numerous victims of the 1UP meltdown, has released the first episode of A Life Well Wasted, a video game podcast that is, unlike many others out there, remarkably well-produced and edited. Looking to Ira Glass’ This American Life for inspiration, A Life Well Wasted weaves multiple interviews and musical interludes, guided by short bits of infrequent narration by Ashley, the host of the show.

A Life Well Wasted

This inaugural episode recounts the life and death of Electronic Gaming Monthly, and I highly recommend listening to it. Even if you’re the sort that can’t stand podcasts, take the time to check this one out.

link love 01-27-09

The Offworld 20: 2008’s Best Indie and Overlooked video games. Good stuff, Offworld, your placement in my feedlist continues to improve.

Mail Order Monsters

Fond Memories: Mail Order Monsters. Levi Buchanan reminisces about the game I loved most when I was young, and one I’d love to play a part in revisiting someday. Hey holders of the keys to the Electronic Arts IP vaults, call me, let’s talk.

The Pinball Blog (now with RSS, hurray!) interviews the Pinball Hall of Fame’s Tim Arnold.

Play Meter’s 2008 State of the Arcade Industry report. What accounts for the nearly doubling of video game per-cabinet revenues, especially when compared to the static or lackluster performance in the other coin-op areas? [via Arcade Heroes]

Amazing arcade videos that are amazing.

This one is making the rounds today; I didn’t even know Marble Madness had an ending.

Anyway, it’s a good time to dredge up some other amazing gameplay videos. Here’s Tetris.

Ikaruga, two-player mode, one guy. Insane.