No IFs? But!

You may notice that today has had a certain Obscurity-heavy vibe. And, if that pun-heavy title hasn’t informed you, that’s not going to change with this post. I suspect we’re trying to pick up the slack as Simon Carless of Game Set Watch goes to guest edit Kotaku for a week, leaving Karsden Mörderhäschen from Schadenfreude Interactive to guest edit Game Set Watch. We expect this trend to sweep across the blogosphere, and predict that Bill Dubious Quality will take a sabatical week to be with Rock Band, allowing Leigh SexyVideogameLand to cheerily disturb his readers with things she’s thought about a lot involving SpaceOrifices or something. Oh – and she’ll leave her net home in the hands of the sorely-missed Only Serious Student of Videogaming, Francesco Poli, returning from wherever he is to tell people about his favourite mildly right-wing sex fantasies.

Where was I? Oh yeah:


This year’s IF prize has been announced.. While voting was tight away from the top spot, the run-away winner was Lost Pig by Admiral Jota. We hope he’s sitting down and singing about Gold Medals tonight. All the entries are still available to download, obv.


  1. Leelad says:

    Woah links, did I just read a wikipedia article?

  2. malkav11 says:

    Kind of a weak competition this year, alas.

  3. wiper says:

    Shh, it’s just RPS embracing the future that is multimeeja!

  4. Allen Varney says:

    I hope labeling Bill Harris’s “Dubious Quality” blog “Dubious Pleasure” was a simple mistake, and not intended as an insult?

  5. Andrew Doull says:

    A wikipedia article would have had at least one link to Schadenfreude Interactive.

  6. Jim Rossignol says:

    Allen, yeah, that was Gillen being a spaz. I’ve fixed it.

  7. Kieron Gillen says:

    Yeah, my bad. Love DubQuality, but regularly get the name wrong, especially when I’ve had 3 hours sleep and stuff.

    (Thanks Jim!)


  8. R. says:

    Thank you for that Francesco Poli link, Kieron. I had a quick look through and found this priceless little gem in the archive:

    “Nintendo will be screwed – unless they can make the Revolution the most successfull console in the next generation. The only scenario in which that would happen with acceptable odds, is if both Sony and Microsoft retire from the race now. Otherwise, it’s far more likely that Nintendo’s next home console will be their final. And will I break out the champagne when they go through major refocusing (or more hopefully, close down permanently)…”

    A guy who knows his stuff indeed.

  9. Kieron Gillen says:

    But his predictions about games are 75% accurate!

    (I miss Poli.)


  10. Rocktart says:

    Reading this post reminded me of reading ntk
    I have no real idea what’s going on, but it sounds cool.