Our second favourite Scots-Malaysian person of all time (behind Betty Boo), occasional-RPS contributor and general games journalist king Mat Kumar has done a zine. Exp. is “Intended to offer a different and defiantly print-orientated style of video game writing, the magazine takes the form of several experiential articles considering the games Mathew experienced from the 21st September to 25th October 2009 (though not in chronological order.) The articles aren’t reviews or critical essays, and are instead intended to reflect the thoughts had while playing”. Crikey! Lots more details here, plus ordering info for where you can put down your COLD HARD CASH. Of course, this isn’t the end of his recent extra-curricular activities. He also designed a cocktail for Ste Curran’s All-Tomorrow’s-Parties’ festival chalet, inspired by the famed incident where he crashed the ListenUP podcast whilst steamingly drunk, as described here.
NAME: SHIT JUST GOT REAL, PEOPLE
DESCRIPTION: I don’t want to talk about boners; I want to talk about
feelings. This drink begins the madness.
1 shot vodka (any)
4 drops tabasco (at least. it must BURN.)
METHOD OF PREPARATION:
1. Put the tabasco into the vodka.
2. Toast Charles Barkley (IMPORTANT).
3. Slam drink.
Long Live The Party – Andrew W.K.
FEELINGS IT IS SUPPOSED TO INVOKE: [three adjectives]
Rakehellish, unmuzzled, bezerk
Meanwhile, in PC games, other stuff happened.