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feature: the 2006 fukubukuro: GAME OF THE YEAR EDITION

by on February 15, 2007

she'll cut you in two Greetings, princes and princesses of the universe and/or the internet! It’s just me, tim rogers, tired after a long journey and lots of iron pumping. I’m here bearing a gift — the fukubukuro 2006: GAME OF THE YEAR EDITION.

If you recall, I have, on previous occasions, written articles called “fukubukuro”, which is Japanese for “lucky bag”, and made big events out of putting those on the website. A real-life fukubukuro, sold at various retailers all over Japan on New Year’s Day, might have a Tonka truck tire, a handful of kitty litter, a couple of Tootsie Roll Pops, and an HD-DVD player in it, though you’ll never know when you put down the money for it.

This fukubukuro is a little late for New Year’s, and maybe that means that we’re not just getting rid of overstock — maybe it means we (and I) have something to say. Or maybe it doesn’t!

See for yourself! Expect very long reviews of at least three major games, and maybe a giant, rambling, world-changing essay of sorts. It’s bursting with content — ten full-length articles totalling roughly 80,000 words, written in sentences and paragraphs, here and there, over the course of 2005 and 2006 (though mostly in the closing weeks of 2006). The reason I never put them on the website, uhh, as I was actually writing them is because, uhh, HTML is a hell of a lot harder than doing nothing.

Thanks for reading, and send me an email at tim at this website dot com to let me know what you think. I’m personally not poor anymore, so you don’t even need to send me money to guarantee a response! What a bargain!

You simply have to realize how much value you’re getting here. 80,000 words! That’s like 27 issues of EGM! Or thirty-five days of CNN!

Goodnight, then, and continue to be gorgeous!

And oh yes! Before I twinkle off into Fairyland, let me inform you that the official fukubukuro 2006: GAME OF THE YEAR EDITION discussion is right over here, at the forums.

Toodles, then!


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