Happy new WRUP

Last WRUP of the year and I almost forgot. Should tell you something about the state Twinstiq has been in for the last couple of months :)

Makes me that much happier to still see some of you Joystiq guys visiting, writing and hanging out in our team chat (btw: if you are reading this and want to join the chat, let me know).

As I’ve said previously (somewhere), Twinstiq isn’t going away. We may not have provided the home most people wanted, but I’d like to imagine that we eased the transition into a Joystiq-less time for some. For me personally it re-opened a previously closed chapter in my life, at a time where, as it turns out, I really needed it. It led to me dipping my toes back into the muddy sewage that is gaming journalism which resulted in my personal highlight of the year: having my work printed in an actual physical magazine (although that’s still a month away) that I subscribed to 10 years ago and receiving the offer to do more paid work for them.
The dream of having Twinstiq making it “big” might be over, but maybe we can still create a home for people who are interested in gaming and who want to do something creative in that space? A tribute to Joystiq not by imitation, but by helping those who want to enrich our favorite pastime? A first step to maybe a professional career? How does that sound?


But what about you? What was your highlight this year? Or lowlight, if you’d like to share.

Oh, and what is everyone playing over the weekend of course?


  • Greywolfe (Twitter, YouTube): inca's over!  police quest 3 is over!  okami is not!  the hearthstone tavern brawl is pretty shruggy this week.  i just finished armada [which is an ok book.] - right now, i'm just between things.  lots of stuff is going to start up on sunday [a new sierra game!  other stuff!]
  • Scrooloose: Getting a start on Darksiders 2 Dethinitive Edition, I'd forgotten how cool those games are. I really hope the new owners of the Darksiders series (I believe it's Nordic Games) are able to bring out a 3rd installment. As I understand it, the Deathinitive Edition was a sort of experiment in people's continuing  interest in the series. Might also play some Victor Vran, or Leathal League.
  • Thomas (Twitter): No idea if I’ll actually have time for gaming, but if I do, it’s probably going to be DmC. Really not that bad and I really don’t understand all those “Dante is emo now! BOOOHOOOO” cries it received back when it came out.
  • Yoda0VGs (Twitter): I'm also gonna try to hop into some more Victor Vran, really fun rpg looter. I also got Kerbal Space Program as a Christmas gift and have finally started digging into that, tons of fun but hard --I mean it is Rocket Science ;) -- Aside from that I'll prolly play some more matches of Dirty Bomb, had no exposure to this game until earlier this week and it's what I wanted CS:GO to be at launch. So yeah really surprised by how fun Dirty Bomb is and kinda wanna play it now.
  • Trish: Uhhhhh boobs! Boobs and gaming


And before I forget it: Happy new year everybody!