Letter from the Editor

Unwinnable Monthly – January 2024

This is a reprint of the letter from the editor in Unwinnable Monthly Issue 171. You can buy Issue 171 now, or purchase a monthly subscription to make sure you never miss an issue!


Dear Reader,

Happy 2024 to all who celebrate!

Welcome to the new year and a not so new us. I’m resolving myself to get through my backlog this year, at least with regards to disc games in cases that are slowly piling up on my entertainment center. How about you? It’s been great having a few days away and just letting myself fully enjoy something like Alan Wake 2 with some distance from everyone else’s enjoyment of it. So, if you’re like me and there’s a lot from 2023 (or beyond) you’ve had marinating the only thing stopping you is to do it!

With that being said, onto features! First up, Alyssa Hatmaker joining us to acknowledge we are, in fact, playing games. Also this month, Amanda Tien on Nancy Drew!

For this month’s Funeral Rites, brought to you by Exalted Funeral, Phoenix Simms chats with Isaac Williams, the creator of Mausritter.

Checking in for this outing is Oluwatayo Adewole getting salty and feeling the burn. Jay Castello has a few OBJECTIONS! Maddi Chilton gets into mostly Normal People, mostly. Dierdre Coyle’s goth femmes are numbered. Amanda Hudgins prepares to bid farewell to Self Insert. Phoenix Simms takes a wide look at the industry. Emma Kostoplus puts bullets in a gun. Matt Marrone plays Skyrim. Noah Springer went to a museum. Justin Reeve shines a single flashlight on Washington state. Emily Price starts off romantic. Rob Rich will never stop playing with his toys and we love him for it. Levi Rubeck saw a big instrument. Ben Sailer doesn’t go hungry.

See you all in a few weeks in Exploits!

David Shimomura
Chicago, Illinois
January 7, 2024

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