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This is the last, final, ultimate update of Grimly Enthusiastic. Probably.

A variety of personal reasons mean I just can’t really keep it going any longer. But feel free to subscribe to the blog just in case I do ever post again.

This seemed like a good time for a reflective list of highlights from the last 65 or so posts. If you’re a random internet surfer from the future who has stumbled upon the blog, this is a good place to start!

The Best of the Blog:

Let’s Ruin Tetris! – What happens if you take a classic game and update it to modern, corporate standards? (Spoiler: The Worst Thing I Have Ever Done.)

Top 5 games that COULD make great movies – Basically a list of ideas and some cool trivia you might not know. Note that David O. Russell’s Mark Wahlberg mob movie is how not to adapt Uncharted.

Final Fantasy XIII sucks a lot like XII – An unrestrained rant, has some interesting comparison pictures and was one of the most popular posts on the blog.

The value of life in video games or: How not to throw disposable henchmen at the player – Because seriously. Stop doing that.

Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory guide for the PC – A serious take on the weighty issue of anti-piracy DRM for PC games and the effect it has on consumers.

The trio of comics:

(With props to hatebreeder for the great art on the first two.)

The Game Design category – is actually full of posts I believe are worth reading. That’s why half of them stopped being about game design and were just fun list articles. Whoops!

Anyway, I enjoyed writing here and I’m proud to have not missed an update in over a year. I hope everyone who read the blog and the extra lovely people that left comments enjoyed it too!

Thanks for reading!



  1. Aw, and I just recently discovered your blog, too! Hope you’ll be back sooner than later. Best of luck with everything. 😀

  2. Truly a sad day in bloggers history. >:

  3. I died a little inside every time you said you were mothballing the blog. Now that it’s finally come to an end, I bought myself a gun. Goodbye.

  4. I’d only just recently discovered this blog also. Maybe just leave it a few months for more others to discover it (you’re pretty high on google for game design searches, it’s how I found you), and then announce your triumphant return. Like Batman, with keyboard skills.

  5. Too bad. I never posted here but I liked reading your posts from time to time.

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