Welcome to This Week @ Shack, our regular highlight reel of the coverage on Shacknews from the past, oh, seven days.
By the standards of an industry with remarkably high turnover and wild uncertainty, my near decade at Shacknews makes me relatively ancient. In that time I've seen Editors-in-Chief come and go: Garnett Lee, John Keefer, Andrew Yoon, and Steven Wong. Now it's my turn. This is my last day as EIC of Shacknews.
I love Shack, with all its weird quirks and history and inside jokes. This site has always had a unique sensibility about it, which has made it hard to describe to outsiders. It's a saloon full of pirates, a Quake fan site, a community message board. Leaving a place after so long can't help but feel bittersweet, but it's time for me to move on. Before I do, though, I wanted to say thank you to everyone who has made my years here some of the most rewarding of my life.
Shacknews has been independently owned and operated during my entire tenure as EIC, and that is due largely to the diligence and faith of investors. They saw value in Shacknews when few others did, as a plucky site increasingly surrounded by giants. They afforded me the resources and space to build this place with an ethos of quality journalism over quantity or exploitive practices.
The staff has been dependable and hard-working, never shying away from a difficult task. They are universally some of the most professional writers and producers I've known. They've regularly come bursting with ideas, understanding that a tight-knit site like ours needs everyone to give it their all. Most significantly for me, they have been agreeable and easygoing. It's been a pleasure to work with them.
Finally, you, our readers and community, made it all possible. Your goodwill and honest feedback made us strive to do our very best.
I'm proud of what we've built over the last several years, and I'm looking forward to seeing what comes next. Asif Khan is currently staffing up to take the site to the next level. Editors come and go at Shacknews, but no one really leaves. As the site moves into this next phase in its life, I'll be cheering it on from the Chatty. #DoItForShacknews.
News of the World:
- Sega Forever's mobile emulation didn't turn out great, but at least Sega is acknowledging it.
- The SNES Classic is the week's big story, especially because it includes a never-released game. And Nintendo claims, at least, that it will be putting out much more stock than the NES Classic. Dang scalpers!
- Ubisoft won the numbers game for the E3 Critics Awards, with 14 nominations. But it was Super Mario Odyssey that took home the big prize, as if anyone is surprised.
- BioWare's next game Anthem is going to be a little less Star Trek and a little more Star Wars.
- Arkane's president, Raphael Colantonio, is leaving the company, probably just to steal my thunder.
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- John Romero sold his original Doom 2 3.5-inch floppies this week, and told us that more auctions may be on the way.
- Monopoly with power-ups might be enough to counteract the innate dullness of Monopoly.
- I will be your death!
- We got a sneak peak at some features that may be coming to Switch soon.
- President Kimishima talked about Nintendo's cash revenue this week, by which we mean he just said "ca-CHING, ca-CHING" for an hour straight.
- With great sales come great refunds.
- Cuphead's developers had to basically sell their teeth to make their dream game, which is sadly a pretty common tale in indie games.
- Sure, the SNES Classic collection is all killer, no filler. But what if it was even more killer? I just blew your mind.
- Intrepid factoid finder David Craddock dug up interesting facts about the 21 games in the SNES Classic. And actually interesting ones, not just the ones you've already seen on a wiki a thousand times.
- Then he went and did it again for the five games exclusive to the Super Famicom Classic.