Hello. Back at last. Here are some things that caught my attention since we last spoke.
Which has been a few weeks. Apologies for that. I’ve ummed and ahhed about it and I’m very likely to change the frequency of this newsletter. It’s billed as weekly, but is more like three weeks out of every four. This is mostly due to the weekly cadence not always being perfectly aligned with my work schedule and family responsibilities. Sometimes I have a whole newsletter ready several days prior to sending it, and it just sits there, rotting like old fruit; other days I wake up on the Friday and have absolutely nothing prepared, not even an excuse.
The upshot is that I’ll probably start sending it when it’s ready. When I’ve compiled a decent number of links. On occasion that’ll be two issues in a week; other times there might be a fortnight between them.
So this is a clearing of the decks of sorts—a bunch of stuff from October that I’ve read, watched and listened to.
In terms of what I’ve played, the answer is easy: Metroid Fucking Dread
, lads. If you’re at all on the fence then a demo is available. My favourite game of the year so far, I highly recommend it if you’re at all interested in exploration or relentless killer alien robots.
As for books, Charlie Kaufman’s Antkind
is keeping me going, and I finally got my copy of Joshua Cohen’s The Netanyahus
, which has featured here in past issues.
See you next