Ah, well this seems familiar. First off, no I’m not taking a break; I’m just writing this to give you a few updates on future reviews and a small update on the book. Also I’m using this as an excuse not to write a review for today. Sorry.
Recently I’ve had the monumental task of repairing several Atari 5200 controllers, and it seems I still have to open them up every so often to coax more functionality out of them. The local game store had four standard joysticks and a Trak-Ball controller, he basically gave them to me for 50$ and thankfully one of them has a keypad that almost fully works. I have a decent amount of games for the system now so stay tuned for my opinions on those.
The book is progressing slowly, which is how I want it to. In the interests of not getting burned out I’m only working on it one or two days a week adding 5-10 reviews. I still expect for it to be ready early next year, though it might be delayed some with the addition of the 5200 because I’ll have to add a section for that particular console as well. So far the book is at a whopping 546 pages with a total of 171,938 words, light reading for sure. Some reviews have been reworked extensively, and I expect that number to grow as I get into my earlier write-ups, and I’ve had to remove a lot of intro sections just so it doesn’t seem like I’m addressing thin air because some readers likely won’t know anything about the blog, and it would just be weird.
On a final note, fuck Atari 5200 controllers, they can all go snort shit.