Step aside Web 2.0, here comes videolamer 2.lame. Or lame.0. Whichever is stupider. We have returned to offer articles, reviews, complaints, and jokes about video games to the new generation. A lot has changed since we stopped regularly updating the site nearly a dozen years ago. Back then we didn’t even call them video games, but moving interactables. Also, we could pretend we had enough time left to do something about climate change.
To fill new readers in, this is a site where each contributor can write mostly whatever they want, though we generally share a passion for older and Japanese games. What we lose in unity and coherence, we gain in distinct perspectives. And what perspectives! We are all straight, white men, but one of us doesn’t even live in America. Unlike poser websites and podcasts full of games journalists and developers who use unfair tricks like access and the ability to write well, we are elder millennials from disparate walks of life. We work in tech, teaching, finance, and whatever Matt does. To summarize, this is 8 people-not-in-the-industry’s personal blog.
The specifics of what we have in store are mostly obvious to our longtime reader – editorials about things we don’t like, navel gazing about games as art and/or their relationship to culture as a whole, old new games journalism, posts by a non-existent marketing guy, new old games journalism, and so on. If things go well (if I can get enough labor from the staff of volunteers) we may do new cutting edge things like podcast, stream, or even tweet. The current plan is to post twice a week, let’s say Tuesdays and Thursdays. Again, dependent on our volunteer army this is subject to change.
We are excited to various degrees to be back and hope you are mildly pleased by the news. Stay a while, enjoy some new material at a moderate pace, be amazed by how bad the site name still is, take in the new design, and check out some of our older stuff. Just not anything too old.
Upcoming highlights include: I will be slightly less edgy, Pat will write something, we will learn Cunzy’s actual name