Spiffing Reads: Cockroaches in a PS4 and… wait, cockroaches in a PS4?

This week on Spiffing Reads, we start off with horror. Pure, pure horror.

Man Livestreams His Roach-Infested PlayStation 4 (Kotaku)

Oh god, just look at them [RETCHES DOWN SIDE OF COUCH]. Jesus. No, I can’t look away, something too compelling about it. Oh god! [RETCHES ONTO SHOES]. Bleeeeeeeurgh!!!! Lucius P. Merriweather

Knight Terrors (2017) (The Well-Red Mage)

And now for something a little less horrifying. The Well-Red Mage picked up on a spiffing new release for the Nintendo Switch – Knight Terrors, an endless runner that somehow taps into the arcade feel of old. It’s suddenly shot into my top ten most wanted list. L.P.M.

Ranking the core Super Mario games (Polygon)

New Super Mario Bros. U at number one???!!!!?? [SPITS COFFEE ACROSS ROOM, THEN RETCHES ON SHOES AGAIN]. Jeremy Parish successfully trolled the Internet this week, with a list that’s divisive at best, LUDICROUS AT WORST. Obviously, Super Mario Galaxy 2 is the best Mario game. AND DON’T TRY TO DENY IT. L.P.M.

Nintendo Shut Down The Miiverse Tonight As Fans Said Final Goodbyes (Kotaku)

I can’t believe that Miiverse has gone already. It felt like I was only just starting to get to know it. Sob. Still, at least Shigeru Miyamoto’s parting post was a treat to soften the blow. L.P.M.

Dear Nintendo, please greenlight Switch sequels to these games (The Gay Gamer)

Speaking of treats, this was a delightful read – a real trip down memory lane to some of Nintendo’s forgotten franchises. And some non-Nintendo ones, like Hotel Dusk – god how I miss CiNG, they made some bloody great games. [SMALL RETCH OF SADNESS]. L.P.M.

Spiffing Reads is a regular feature where we pick out the best gaming articles of the week. If you’ve read anything interesting, please let us know in the comments.

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