People keep telling me it's wrong for a grown man to enjoy a cartoon about colorful pony friendship. Fine. How about colorful velociraptor friendship?
What happens when you search YouTube for the word "Bronies", you ask? First you get a listing of videos about Bronies. Then something magical happens.
I don't want to be mean here—heck, remember how much fun I had at that one furry party?—but it's difficult to watch this edited footage of a My Little Pony convention concert by Nick Irvin and not be struck by how awkward it is.
You had to figure this wouldn't last. Though some publishers have been willing to strike agreements that allow fan projects to go forward, provided no one sells anything from them, many more don't have the time or the interest in maintaining and monitoring those relationships.
Gameloft released the My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic game last Thursday. I started playing last Wednesday. One week later I am king of the ponies. It's undisputed. Mostly undisputed. Level 40 is king, right?
Owlchemy Labs' game about transporting cute animals but secretly about smuggling illegal immigrants is now overtly about My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. Cautious driving brohoof!
Let's get this out of the way first thing in the morning, before the rest of the herd tramples down Kotaku's tips email. During an interview with Geek a Week's Len Peralta, Valve head honcho and 854th richest man on the planet Gabe Newell admits that he is, as suspected, a fan of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.