Between the “ApocalyPS3” and the Infinity Ward scandal, it may be hard to take your attention away from Kotaku, Joystiq and the like today. However, if you have a few minutes to spare every now and then, you should do yourself a favor and mosey over to Jeremy Parish’s GameSpite blog. He recently asked his readers to help shoulder the promotional duties for the print version, GameSpite Quarterly, and it only seems right for our site to answer his call to arms. After all, Mr. Parish has been hugely influential on how the five of us discuss and appreciate video games.
For the past 10+ years, the 1up editor and his cohorts have been writing thoughtful essays on games new and old. While some may visit for his musings on Mega Man 10‘s Sheep Man and those brutal roguelikes that Tony enjoys so much, we’ve always been more impressed by his retro analyses; it takes real insight to find something new to say about a game that came out more than a decade ago. We’re not necessarily asking you to go purchase all four issues, but we do urge you to browse the site and express your appreciation. The books fill a niche that even venerable publications like EGM and Edge never could.