June 25th, 2007

A game-cake related post up at Kotaku made me remember recently: I’m supposed to be co-authoring a site about game cakes, aren’t I? The truth is, poor GameCakes.com has fallen into a state of disarray–or maybe just disinterest. It seems gamers keep on making cakes, while the site sits there, un-posted-to by my fellow contributor Mike Fahey (and me, for a long time), and uncommented on by cake lovers.

But this isn’t so much a pity post–because, to be honest, it’s been kind of nice not to have to check on GameCakes.com–as it is a “Now why is that?” post. Is the site belly-flopping because Michael and I haven’t put enough time and attention into it, or is there something surprisingly unappealing about an entire site dedicated to game cakes? I guess that brings us to the inevitable cake-y question, what makes game cakes so darn appealing in the first place?

I’ve tried to come up with a somewhat intelligent answer in the past, but–without ranting about the connection between modern consumerism and consuming fandom–the best I can really figure is that game cakes are a fun distraction from normal, hardcore gamer-dom. So maybe a whole site of distractation just doesn’t work…? Like sprinkles. You know, they’re nice on top of ice cream, but you wouldn’t want a whole bowl full of them. Right? Right?

Tags: game cakes

2 Responses to “What Happened to Game Cakes?”

  1. Bonnie Ruberg Says:

    Update: Whether from guilt or sheer game-cake loneliness, Fahey has begun updating the site again. We even have a new contributor. Add that to the awesome cakes now up, and you’ve got yourself a site going :).

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