Huzzah! We endure, refusing to heed the fact that the remaining letters are as welcoming a notion as submerging your manmeat in a vat of battery acid. This is the Satan’s sweaty crotch region of the alphabet, which frequently sends Scrabble enthusiasts -that aren’t proficient in Polish and/or Russian- into paroxysms of horror.
Still, with a sufficient degree of optimism, lunacy and Dorothy’s peculiar magical shoes from The Wizard of Oz, anything is possible. As such, today’s installment is a salutation to XEROX; the very same Herculean corporation that enabled us to photocopy our asses and send the image to whichever unfortunate soul had incurred our wrath that week. This service to pranksters across the nation notwithstanding, their company moniker has also liberated our bollocks from the proverbial fire the dread letter X placed them in. (See also: xylophone, the only damn word anybody ever can propose when asked for an x-word. The remaining crop -xenia, xene, xanthous and other ghastly word-bastards among them- sound like exclamations a Martian would make upon orgasm/a violent attack of diarrhea.)
In summation, then, in today’s gallery is the best and worst of gaming’s egregious magpie-aping tendencies. There will be ‘homages’ to renowned franchises that fool nobody ever, cannily-rebranded peripherals, bountiful bandwagon-ing and deja vu-amundo. There will be much piss-takery, and there may be cake. We just don’t know. You’ll have to peruse the above to find out.