Welcome to Issue 51; what happens when Andrew says “You can call the issue whatever you like!” While it may come across as a pessimistic view of our generation (I’m such a cheery perrson, after all) it really is just evidence of the fact that it’s very hard to name non-thematic issues. But still, credit to those responsible for this issue’s masthead. Good going guys, that wasn’t an easy challenge.
While we may not have an official theme this week, it is interesting to see the subtle connections between the thought processes of our team. With several articles all focussing on the topic of warfare and battle, maybe it’s a sign that we’re collectively having a rough time? With work, exams and personal commitments all stacking up at this time of year, sometimes it’s good to just left off some steam by taking out an opponent good and proper. Be sure to check this week’s editorials to find out all about the pleasures (and perils) of battle.
If you’re more of a pacifist then sure to be check out an excellent piece of The Legendary Starfy series by our very own Smith Stuart this week. It’s almost as cute as our weekly look at topical gaming, including Now Playing, Industry Chatter and our Weekly News Roundup on Sunday. What more could you ever ask for?
PS – Sure, Lady Gaga is all the rage at the moment (we hear she was born that way) but we were into her long before she became a motorbike. Check out our article on Gaga as a potential gaming icon, here.
Issue 51: Vague Non Sequitur
Mario is Missing! by Aaron Roberts
When the plumber’s away, the rival platforming heroes will play…
GBA – FPS by Lewis Hampson
While Wii has proven itself as a winning set up for the shooter genre, the Game Boy Advance was no slouch either.
A Fallen Hero by Kevin Knezevic
We all deal with loss in our way, even when it happens in Fire Emblem.
A Soldier Advances by Adam Sorice
My adolescent military career taught me a lot of things. Especially how to blow up tanks.
Wish Upon a Starfy by Smith Stuart
Smith lifts the (clam) lid on Japan’s most celebrated starfish. Patrick who?
One Team Together by Andrew Hsieh
“Sure my Pokémon are just pixels but they mean a lot to me. More than most of my friends…”
Anything Eternal Darkness by Andy Hoover
Andy’s never been the patient kind but this Eternal drought is pushing him to a whole new level.
Additional features in this issue…
- Now Playing by Andy Hoover
- Dojo-Show-Go! Episode 144 by M. Noah Ward
- Industry Chatterby Smith Stuart
- Week: End Game: On by Nintendojo Staff
- Weekly News Roundup by James Stank
Coming Up Next Week…
Issue 52: Shivering with Anticipation
Kids get excited for Christmas, gamers get excited for E3. Two weeks to go! We can’t wait, what about you?