RIP Dynamite Kid
Eric the Web Nerd checking in: sad news just hit as I was sending out this newsletter, as another of my childhood icons has passed away. (Aspiring wrestlers: please avoid the diving headbutt. It doesn’t always work out so well.)
Dave just posted this to Facebook:
“The Dynamite Kid has passed away today on his 60th birthday. One of my fondest memories is of my dad taking me to a Stampede Wrestling show when I was a kid and he actually let me give Dynamite Kid the middle finger before Dynamite swung around and hissed, “Fook you, kid!” right in my terrified face. Thank you Dad and thank you, Dynamite, for the memory that has never faded.”
Hey hey! I went down the rabbit hole this past week and I’m just now getting out of my own head long enough to write this newsletter. The crew and I have been putting our heads together to figure out how we can get back into the groove and out of Early Access before I become a grandparent. They’ve been really supportive with respect to helping me plan our attack.
Our goal is to not simply keep up the incremental updates as we have been with everyone keeping day jobs and doing what they can for PWX in their limited spare time. We’re pushing towards getting the core crew back to work again as full time paid PWX developers.
In a lot of ways it should be easier than it was years ago when I raised funds to open the first studio. We have a playable proof of concept publicly available, a great community of supporters, solid experienced team, and arguably a proven record for tenacity that’s tough to beat. But I have made some glorious mistakes along the way I have to answer for. And the gaming marketplace has never been more volatile or disrupted by new business models and platforms. Shit is scary out there in a lot of ways.
But for the right people, shit is also crazy EXCITING out there! I think I’ve found the right people to help us get serious again. Knock on wood. Could be nothing….could be something. Wish us luck.
Question of the Week
Friend of mine argues that UFC will either be gone in 5 years or acquired by…WWE. And he’s a UFC fan, not WWE. He claims the sport has peaked in terms of technique and only characters with stories like Connor can grow the audience. And WWE tells stories better. Agree?
Quote of the Week
“First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.” -Mahatma Ghandi
In the meantime and in between time, that's it, another edition of Wrestling Gamers United.