There’s always been a very close relationship between gaming and comics, and while this site doesn’t cover a lot of gaming stuff (we probably should), we can at least throw the gamers a bone with this week’s Friday Sing-along from Kirby Krackle.  With E3 wrapping up, the comic book rock band takes a look at the early 64-bit gaming world.

The Author

Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen has freelanced for Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog, and Gizmodo. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment.

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  1. ~wyntermute~
    June 5, 2009 at 1:00 pm — Reply

    No. Please don’t cover video games. I _LIKE_ video games, I play a fair number of them, and I still do not want this site to cover video games. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE stay out of that. I have visited other sites in the past which started out focused tightly on one aspect of entertainment, and then the webmasters decided “hey! Everybody likes tv/games/movies too! let’s expand!” The site died within a year because the writers who were amazingly talented when tightly focused kinda turned into rambling idjits when they had to churn out 12 reviews per week for 4 different media types. If I had my druthers, you guys wouldn’t even cover “collectibles” (toys), but I can at least see how a great number of comic book collectors would collect associated statuettes and memorabilia. Adding video games will just turn the comments section into ugly, screaming fanwars. “I luv my x360box!” “LOL! U R A TARD!” “STFU SONYBABY!” etc. So, in short, please remain “Major Spoilers: My Favorite Comics Site” and no transformation into “Major Spoilers: Media Portal!” is required. ;) Dat’s just my $0.02.

    • June 5, 2009 at 5:24 pm — Reply

      If we covered gaming it would be by other people, and not the core writers that you know and love. We’re always looking for ways to expand the audience, and draw more people to the site.

  2. ~wyntermute~
    June 5, 2009 at 8:50 pm — Reply

    Well, I support your desire to draw more people, and to expand your audience…. But to do it by “stunt-expanding” is kinda loosely like what we often accuse the “big 2” of doing. Looking for more eyeballs JUST for the sake of having more eyeballs. I mean, you have mentioned the difficulty in getting some companies to add you to their press lists… Just imagine that, multiplied by about a million from what I hear about the “gaming industry”. Plus, by inviting, say, Wrestling fans, and Comic book fans, and Video game fans, and Sports fans, and Collectible Statuette fans, and so on and so forth.. Well, it turns you guys into IGNLite. That’s not what I come here for. :) Again, this is just _my_ opinion, and I’m one of these “convergence is bad!” people, so I’m at least glad y’all ain’t rushing blindly into globalization. :D You guys do this comics thing well, and the site holds together nicely, and it seems (from my perspective, but you guys actually have numbers and stats I’m sure) that more people are getting involved in commenting, which indicates that the Status Quo is already attracting new readers. You most likely don’t need me to tell you this as you’ve been doing the webthing WAYYYY longer than I have been (I have never run a website in my life, honestly), but spreading oneself too thinly has been the demise of larger Internet Communities than this. I’m sure there’s a better forum for this conversation, and if you want to continue it by all means suggest one. :) I be quiet now!

    • June 5, 2009 at 9:03 pm — Reply

      Believe me, we don’t do anything for stunt purposes, and we have many more areas to cover before gaming comes to Major Spoilers, so you can rest easy.

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