rileymacleod
Riley MacLeod
rileymacleod
Editor-at-large
Sep 14
2

I have played over 100 hours of Spelunky 1 and never beat it. This made it weird to get excited about a sequel--what do I need a sequel for when I have so much Spelunky?--but now I just have EVEN MORE Spelunky, which is a nice outcome for me.

Sep 14
2

I have accepted that I’m just going to own it on both lol

Sep 11
2

Sometimes I start watching climbing competition videos and then I immediately have to turn them off as despair overcomes me. One day!

Sep 4
12

Hi all, I’m the editor on this piece. Thanks for flagging this (it’s a nice thing about having comments!). While the mine clearly doesn’t appear in the writer’s game, as evidenced by the screenshot included in the piece, we crosschecked it on another staffer’s machine and are working on updating the piece accordingly.

Aug 27
1

You don’t even know, friend! FOR. DAYS.

Aug 27
3

Like I say, I’m not a Marvel guy, so friends kept telling me Galactus-related lore and I’m “Wait, is this a joke or a real thing that happened in the comics?”

Aug 21
17

I don’t think we’re leaning on the side of Apple. I think Apple’s policies suck, personally. But I also don’t know that Epic can actually win this fight, or at least the most recent fight to keep their game on the App Store, though I think there’s potentially a lot of good if they do. And I think some of the ways Read more

Aug 21
7

This stuff came out shortly after I wrote this! The filing is quite a read!

Aug 2
2

Oh no, don’t make me choose between...well, anything and bathtub Geralt...

Aug 1
13

Yeah this whole thing is...something. Seems like the organizers could be taking a firmer stance at the very least, but it’s still wild to me they planned to have the tournament in person at all.

Jul 2
87

Hi, since I’m seeing lots of talk about whether the headline/image are a spoiler, here’s my thinking on that: it’s only a spoiler if you look at Lev being trans as something that’s meant to be a surprise or some kind of dramatic reveal. Years upon years of trans storylines have taught us this (think: The Crying Game, Read more

Jul 2
17

There’s a scene where she talks about how she struggled with him being trans at first, which is what I’m referencing here.

Jul 2
24

Same!! I struggle with this desire because I worry it veers too close to me wanting someone’s gender or sexuality to “not matter,” which I don’t think I want. Like, I am trans all the time, and that affects my experience--a short film about me going to the grocery store would be a film about a trans person going to Read more

Jul 2
4

I don’t think they ever say, but I’d agree whatever medical supplies still exist in the game’s world are...probably dicey to put inside oneself, at best.

Jun 29
2

Ugh, that sucks! I’m trying to accept that I’m just going to feel generally terrible and anxious for...the foreseeable future? That’s a dismal thought.

Jun 29
4

I don’t know why frozen pizza was my compromise! It felt like...going to the grocery store, which is a thing I can justify because I ‘have’ to, but it was definitely worse than takeaway pizza. A bunch of my friends have been making their own pizza lately but the one time I tried to do that it cost a fortune and was Read more

Jun 29
1

I have an abundance of questions about pickled strawberries! I keep getting strawberries in my CSA and they’re not my favorite fruit, and while I’m learning not to hate them they’re still not very exciting, so I’m always looking for new things to do with them.

Jun 26
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I said this in a previous blog, but somehow I’ve failed to see a Christopher Nolan movie since Memento, which I recognize is very weird.

Jun 24
4

I just want to say that you all have appropriately strong feelings about lettuce, and also some good lettuce ideas, and I appreciate you.