rileymacleod
Riley MacLeod
rileymacleod
Editor-at-large
Nov 28
31

I *almost* threw a James Randi reference in here and then couldn’t find the right way to do it haha.

Nov 28
3

Yeah, I really miss all the wacky, fun fan stuff. I’m glad I’m not the only one!

Nov 28
4

Arg. I saw some of that stuff and have been hoping it’s just one skin, but I guess we’ll see. (I will admit, at the risk of being wrecked in the comments, that I have only seen the original Star Wars movies way back in 7th grade, in hopes of making the other band kids think I was cool. They were not impressed.)

Nov 11
3

I’m not sure! Venturebeat suggests the sound was credited in the game to someone who had worked as Tallarico’s sound editor. He doesn’t seem to think they did it intentionally, but it’s still pretty wild!

Sep 14
2

I have played over 100 hours of Spelunky 1 and never beat it. This made it weird to get excited about a sequel--what do I need a sequel for when I have so much Spelunky?--but now I just have EVEN MORE Spelunky, which is a nice outcome for me.

Sep 11
2

Sometimes I start watching climbing competition videos and then I immediately have to turn them off as despair overcomes me. One day!

Sep 4
12

Hi all, I’m the editor on this piece. Thanks for flagging this (it’s a nice thing about having comments!). While the mine clearly doesn’t appear in the writer’s game, as evidenced by the screenshot included in the piece, we crosschecked it on another staffer’s machine and are working on updating the piece accordingly.

Aug 27
3

Like I say, I’m not a Marvel guy, so friends kept telling me Galactus-related lore and I’m “Wait, is this a joke or a real thing that happened in the comics?”

Aug 21
17

I don’t think we’re leaning on the side of Apple. I think Apple’s policies suck, personally. But I also don’t know that Epic can actually win this fight, or at least the most recent fight to keep their game on the App Store, though I think there’s potentially a lot of good if they do. And I think some of the ways Read more

Aug 21
7

This stuff came out shortly after I wrote this! The filing is quite a read!

Aug 2
2

Oh no, don’t make me choose between...well, anything and bathtub Geralt...

Aug 1
13

Yeah this whole thing is...something. Seems like the organizers could be taking a firmer stance at the very least, but it’s still wild to me they planned to have the tournament in person at all.

Jul 2
87

Hi, since I’m seeing lots of talk about whether the headline/image are a spoiler, here’s my thinking on that: it’s only a spoiler if you look at Lev being trans as something that’s meant to be a surprise or some kind of dramatic reveal. Years upon years of trans storylines have taught us this (think: The Crying Game, Read more

Jul 2
17

There’s a scene where she talks about how she struggled with him being trans at first, which is what I’m referencing here.

Jul 2
24

Same!! I struggle with this desire because I worry it veers too close to me wanting someone’s gender or sexuality to “not matter,” which I don’t think I want. Like, I am trans all the time, and that affects my experience--a short film about me going to the grocery store would be a film about a trans person going to Read more