Month: October 2017

“What is Nintendo’s place in the gaming world?”

“It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.”
-André Gide, Autumn Leaves

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Golden Axe II (1991)

“I’m always surprised when a sequel is not as good or better than the first one. I never understand that. You’ve already set your own bar. You’ve already done the hard work. It should be easier to make the second one, but a lot of the times, it’s not.”
-Steven Van Zandt

Wulverblade (2017)

Rome never looks where she treads.
   Always her heavy hooves fall
On our stomachs, our hearts or our heads;
   And Rome never heeds when we bawl.
Her sentries pass on—that is all,
   And we gather behind them in hordes,
And plot to reconquer the Wall,
   With only our tongues for our swords.
 
We are the Little Folk—we!
   Too little to love or to hate.
Leave us alone and you’ll see
   How we can drag down the State!
We are the worm in the wood!
   We are the rot at the root!
We are the taint in the blood!
   We are the thorn in the foot!
 
Mistletoe killing an oak—
   Rats gnawing cables in two—
Moths making holes in a cloak—
   How they must love what they do!
Yes—and we Little Folk too,
   We are busy as they—
Working our works out of view—
   Watch, and you’ll see it some day!
 
No indeed! We are not strong,
   But we know Peoples that are.
Yes, and we’ll guide them along
   To smash and destroy you in War!
We shall be slaves just the same?
   Yes, we have always been slaves,
But you—you will die of the shame,
   And then we shall dance on your graves!

-Rudyard Kipling, A Pict Song