The mail never stops (except when Canada Post is on strike)! The team has been working away like crazy on its secret game as we get ready to pull back the curtain and reveal it to the world in the very near future. In the meantime, here’s another look at the interesting stuff we regularly spend our hard earned money on!
Alex is a complex man of varying tastes and interests. On the one hand, he’s a connoisseur of classic games. When the latest edition of one of his favorite old school RPGs releases its first sequel in 30 years, he spares no expense. He knows that while it’s important to make games that feel new and fresh, it’s also always worth studying the games from our past for unexpected sources of inspiration.
On the other hand, he also buys party games about catching flying poop.
Pictured above: the duality of man
As always, Max is continually getting cool stuff sent to him here in the office. His LEGO Overwatch figure of Bastion is fun, but I’m more impressed by his acquisition of Incredible Crisis for the PSX. It’s a wacky little game about a Japanese family’s extremely ridiculous day as experienced from each member’s perspective in the form of crazy minigames. In some bizarre parallel universe this game is on the Playstation Classic, and I want to live there.
Collectible figures and obscure Japanese games? Classic Max.
Here’s Yannick with a fanny pack made to look like a big, hairy gut. I asked him why he bought this, assuming it was for some sort of costume, but he could give me no real answer. Why not, I guess?
I guess money isn’t going to spend itself!
Up next is Lex’s purchase of the succinctly titled The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild — Creating a Champion (Hero’s Edition) Art Book. It’s big, it’s blue, it’s beautiful. Definitely one of the rare games truly worthy of an excessively expensive collector’s edition.
This thing is chock full of amazing art and game design insight. It’s also the size of a baby’s coffin.
The number of times I’ve seen things I enjoy described as “Lovecraftian” (ie Bloodborne, Twin Peaks, half of John Carpenter’s film catalog) has led me to believe that maybe I should actually read the works of the man himself. Might as well go overboard with the notion and buy a complete collection of everything he ever wrote!