As proud as I am of what I'm attempting to create here, I'm fully aware that there are zillions (yes, zillions) of other gaming sites out there (some gay, some not) that deserve your (and my) attention. So, every once in a while I'm going to post a link to one of them. Here's the first: http://www.auntiepixelante.com/.
I'd be lying if I said I stumbled upon this great site on my own. Actually, someone I'm following on Twitter (thanks, whoever you are!) mentioned it recently in a tweet and I, always up for a new experience, clicked on the link. I'm glad I did.
Anyway, AuntiePixelante.com is the brainchild of Anna Anthropy, who describes herself as a "freelance scratchware game creator, critic and all-purpose pervert."
All three of those traits are on full display in the intriguing articles Anthropy (who is gay, by the way) posts to the site. For example, the one that prompted me to prance on over to her site breaks down the design trends that are present in that Shigeru Miyamoto classic, Super Mario Bros.
If that sounds interesting to you, check out the site when you have a second (a few minutes would be better, but beggars can't be choosers, right?). I think you'll be glad you did.