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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!


Just posting some stuff I made in Photoshop over the years – back when I used to do banners/tags/whatever the kids are calling them these days.

Sorry for all the .PNGs.

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It's THAT good.

I stole Stephen Colbert’s line because I am not as great as him. But you know what is? Sam & Fuzzy! They don’t even have to steal Stephen Colbert jokes!

It’s hilarious, it’s got plot twists, action, Ninja Mafiosos and more! Literally everything you could want from a webcomic!

It’s long though, and getting longer every few days. The writer/artist has done two more recent jumping off points for new readers – but don’t go there. Read it from the beginning. Suffer through the rough art of the very early comics and experience all the awesomeness that you shouldn’t miss.

I told you it was that good.

I would say it’s genuinely my favourite webcomic. I’d also say it’s tragically underrated and not popular enough and if you aren’t reading it, you’re part of the problem!

Stop being part of the problem and go READ IT! (From the beginning!)

Note: The Categories and Search Bar are now located at the bottom of the page.

Notice something different? I’m trying out a new look for the blog with this theme. I do so hope this appeals to your refined senses.

Oh, and in case anyone missed it: there were two extra updates last week. Although if you missed them, you’ll probably miss this…I did not think this through…

More theme talk after the jump.

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