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See, THIS is what happens when I let the news back up. Now there’s too much of it. Dirty, filthy, NEWS!

The mark of the Psychonauts! First of all, I was digging around for something to use as a bullet point, and I found this tiny piece of Psychonauts art already on the server. Why did I upload this last February? I can’t remember! Maybe I did it in my sleep. Was I trying to tell me something? Do you care? No. Am I still talking about it? Yes.

The mark of the Psychonauts! Secondly, a bunch of us are going down to Cogswell College TOMORROW to give a little talk about the art of Psychonauts. I would have mentioned it earlier, but I was afraid people might show up and then we’d be too afraid to talk. Anyway, through some crazy loophole in our policy of secrecy, we’re able to bring down an actual playable version of the game. So there might be some playing of that. And then we’ll be showing some art and the artisans will talk about it. And because I believe so strongly that the children are the future, we will hang out and chat with the young art students of today. Then the art is going to hang in their gallery for a while. They’ve framed it and everything. It is going to be effing fancy. I hear there will be grapes and other sophisticated snacks. Even if you can’t come tomorrow, I think they’re going to leave the exhibit up for a month. You can check it out at your leisure. I will put a thumbprint on the glass in the lower left hand corner of the Raz picture. See if you can find it.

The mark of the Psychonauts! Thirdly, there is an IGN article here that mentions my beard so much, that it’s probably time to get rid of that thing. I would have shaved it long ago but Caroline, our executive producer, hates it so much it actually seems to cause her pain, and I would hate to lose that. Of course they did compare my beard to George Lucas’, so I am sharpening my razor.

The mark of the Psychonauts! And here is a beard-free write up on GameSpy of a talk I gave at D.I.C.E. last week. Now, here is what I have to say about that. You might think after reading that article that I was saying bad stuff about a certain company, but I was not. Not really. I mean I was talking about a period of time from 1989 to 1999. It’s been years since I left, and there are many good, talented people still there. And they’ve had many, many presidents since I left so everything is probably all fixed there now.

The mark of the Psychonauts! And of course, MOST IMPORTANTLY, our friendly friends over at the International House of Mojo made such a lovely banner about Psychonauts I just have to point to it. Not just beautiful—you can actually USE this banner to preorder the Excellent Game. And notice that they have mastered technologies that allow regular users to pre-order the XBOX version, but also the PS2 and PC versions as well! I don’t know how they did that. They are magic, mysterious creatures of pure light and knowledge over there.

The mark of the Psychonauts! And finally… oh wait. That part about the house of mojo one was the final one. Okay, you’re free to go.

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