Nintendo is an inevitable lightning rod for stormy and impassioned discussion. Across a thousand message boards its supporters rally to the Big NÃ‚'s defense with zealous intensity and bared teeth, while its detractors, like chattering monkeys hurling feces, sit high on their pedestals and soil the faithful with no shortage of verbal excrement.
If there's a cautionary tale of late, the kind of story parents tell their children so they won't grow up to be game designers, it's the saga of Black Isle Studios. With no shortage of blame to be turned on Interplay's legendary mismanagement, the lamentations of BIS have been lavishly wept across the gaming spectrum and mostly deserved.
A quick check to the top left of the page shows Stan dressed again in his normal attire, and the festive snowflakes that once populated the area where we will eventually put up advertising for our favorite costumed dancing monkeys website now tragically gone.
Last week saw the inaugural Ely awards handed out to some people who have, thus far, not shown up to collect their awards. You know, I went through a lot of trouble in having these made, and frankly theyÃ‚'re starting to stink.
Consoles are ruining PC gaming. I say that with all the avid seriousness and helpless resentment of a Mac enthusiast watching their once beloved overpriced touchy-feely plastic blue machine become a Windows system with a thin Apple veneer.
I guess first I have to address the new name of this column: Maximum Verbosity. Many thanks, and a copy of Galactic Civilizations, go to forum member One_of_47 for coming up with a name I wish I'd come up with myself. Apparently I spent all my creativity coming up with witty overworded soliloquies. What appealed to me about Maximum Verbosity is how it matches my personality.
Oh, I know what youÃ‚'re thinking. Two Daily Elysiums in one week, it must be getting close to Christmas. But youÃ‚'re thinking it in a really sarcastic way. DonÃ‚'t think I canÃ‚'t tell.ThereÃ‚'s an old saying where I come from: donÃ‚'t kiss a rattlesnake goodnight on the first date.