It’s a strange day to do a twee writeup of upcoming video game releases. There is no anniversary of greater importance this week than the one so many are making right now. Solidarity to all the folks on the front line of the fight against racism and police brutality. No justice, no peace.
Welcome, and happy “55th Anniversary of the Ali-Liston fight” week! Muhammad Ali’s first fight as Muhammad Ali was a first-round knockout with a punch so fast, people doubted its very existence. You may all celebrate by playing an online boxing game with terrible lag.
Welcome and happy “2,354th Anniversary of the Battle of the Granicus” week! This was Alexander the Great’s season opener against Persia: a bunch of provincial satraps mustered a force to stop Alexander crossing over into Persia, and it was all looking fine until Alexander smashed their lines with a patented wedge cavalry charge that almost got him killed.
Welcome folks, and happy “53rd Anniversary of the debut of Are You Experienced?” week! You may all celebrate by remembering that Jimi Hendrix got his start playing for Little Richard—at least until he was kicked out for feeding back and playing guitar with his teeth too much.
Welcome folks, and happy “16th Anniversary of the final episode of Friends” week! If you’re feeling like celebrating with a recap, may I recommend the excellent Meet My Friends The Friends podcast with Tom Scharpling.