This is the nerd-pastime doom spiral of one Thomas Wilde, nerd writer and aspiring troublemaker.
I really ought to pick up the Steam version of RE6 one of these days. I need to play through it again with an emblem guide in hand and collect all the files, as my initial playthrough was on a review build.
Past that, it’s just a question of having the time. Around the time RE6 came out, I started writing for Prima Games again, thus proving that the Plot Analysis’s Kryptonite is paying work.
It doesn’t help that GameFAQs went through some pretty significant back-end changes between 2008 and 2012, at least one of which prevents me from updating the multiple copies of the document that are archived on that site. (I actually think the current GameFAQs makes it harder to verify my identity than my bank does.) If you want to see the most recent version, Rob McGregor keeps a copy stored on residentevilfan.com.
It’s difficult to generalize, since every project’s its own thing, and there’s usually at least one non-disclosure agreement involved.
As a rule, by the time you see a strategy guide in a store, the author’s probably been playing the game for around three months, usually starting well before the game went gold, and the manuscript’s been done for a month, if not longer. You have to account for a fair amount of lead time when you work in print, to allow for the book to be physically created and shipped to stores.
Attn: British nerds of Tumblr,
If you happen to have access to a copy of the November 2004 issue of NGC magazine, which I believe was published by Future Press UK, please get in touch with me.
I wrote the Resident Evil story in that issue and never received a comp copy. I’ve always been curious how it looked in print, since I’ve heard random reports that it was made excessively British at some point in the editing process. A couple of scans would do just fine.
"As a first exercise in magical consciousness spend five minutes looking at everything around you as if ALL OF IT was trying to tell you something very important. How did that lightbulb come to be here exactly ? Why does the murder victim in the newspaper have the same unusual surname as your father-in-law ? Why did the phone ring, just at that moment and what were you thinking ? What’s that waterstain stain on the wall of the building opposite ? How does it make you feel ?"
Digging up some old Grant Morrison from back in the day. The real shit. Invisibles era, before Batman seemingly took him over and ate his life.