What a bummer of a way to start the week. Maybe we can take consolation in chit-chat about happy things, not necessarily video game related things, in this nightly open thread.

I'm going to go cheer myself up with some beer (a Mothership Wit), finally finishing the not-very-good Splatterhouse and watching The Empire Strikes Back in honor of Irvin Kershner. How will you be starting your week? Perhaps by reading some of these fine items of interest?