Chris Kohler
Features Editor, Kotaku. Japanese curry aficionado. Author of the books Power-Up: How Japanese Video Games Gave the World an Extra Life and Final Fantasy V from Boss Fight Books.
12:46 AM

Yeah, this is probably part of the calculus as to why Nintendo stepped back from monthly updates - they’re running out of games that they own free and clear and can post at any time.

I wonder what the plan is for the EarthBound series.

6:09 PM

I think 3D World is just a matter of timing - Mario Odyssey hit Switch very early, then the port of Mario U, then Mario Maker 2... they have to spread those Mario games out, so I imagine 3D World will actually hit very soon, and then the next thing will be whatever the Tokyo team is cooking up as a follow-up to Read more

2:49 PM

I considered it, but seeing as how the PSP models (not counting the Go, of course) were all extremely similar, it didn’t strike me as something that would be worth splitting out into three entries to say “This one was slightly lighter.” The difference between the GBA SP models is a game-changer though.

4:12 PM

Whoops, that was a mistake on our part! It’s been corrected to 2009.

6:00 PM

Why did I forget to put this into the piece?! Yes, this is absolutely true. Look for a stamped/embossed two-digit alphanumeric code on all Game Boy games’ labels.

5:59 PM

I don’t know. I could go buy a poster of the Mona Lisa but that doesn’t mean the real one’s not worth anything.

1:34 PM

Actually, this was a mistake - like PlayStation 1 and 2, Saturn fakes won’t run on original consoles. I’ve corrected this.

1:04 PM

Yeah, I think that would be a very smart next step for the developer, at this point. The games are very similar in design to Link’s Awakening, so all the work that went into this should be easily transferable (as “easy” as game design gets, that is).

5:25 PM

Yep, it’s Civilization 6. I guess I had “PlayStation 4" on the brain when I typed that. Fixed now (in both places)!

4:33 PM

In general, when you really love a story, and are so happy to have written it, and lavish tons of care on it, and get really excited about the prospect of people reading it, that’s a pretty good indication that it’s going to totally bomb traffic-wise for no discernible reason. I think everybody has a story like that.

4:27 PM

I edit things! This could be as simple as editing a short post by a staff writer to finding, negotiating, editing, and publishing a piece from a freelancer, which is a many-step process that generally requires a lot more work on our part than a post turned around by a staffer.

I’d like to play the Genesis Mini today, Read more

4:18 PM

I’ve written several pieces about it and did a whole video series, so yes!