Direct interference in a person's life does not enter our scope of activity, nor, on the other, tralatitiously speaking, hand, is his destiny a chain of predeterminate links: some 'future' events may be linked to others, O.K., but all are chimeric, and every cause-and-effect sequence is always a hit-and-miss affair, even if the lunette has actually closed around your neck, and the cretinous crowd holds its breath. Vladimir Nabokov, Transparent Things
Dark Souls 3
Not an evolution...nostalgic to the first Dark Souls..still pure joy. Some of the best Co-Op gaming this year for me.
Uncharted 4: A Thief's End
Best ending/epilogue to a series....best game ending this year...best game ending since Last of Us.
BioShock: The Collection
It's Bioshock. Next year will mark a decade you've been listening to me talk about it, 'nuff said.
WATCH DOGS 2
I really got into Mr Robot this year and this is kinda Mr Robot the game BUT it's the countless hours I've spent having fun in the seamless Co-Op and PVP modes that really got me. I even made it to Master in the leaderboards for Hacking Invasions which are so satisfying when pulled off. This was the "whatever I'll try this game...whoa its great....damn i'm obsessed" of the year for me.
An acquired taste of Art, Style, Lore and Game Play that finally made it to PS4 this year.
I thought my favorite strategy game of the year was going to be XCOM 2 but this one consumed me way way more.
Forza Horizon 3
Best racing game since my second best fave racer Dirt 2. Honorable mention: The best racer ever, Burnout Paradise, is now backwards compatible on Xbox One. Finally!
+ (Deal) Forza Horizon 3/Dead Rising 4 $30 @ Best Buy
Shout to my PS4 pals, the dynamic duo of Jafku & BaraSailey who made the Deus Ex: Mankind Divided NeoGaf OT
Hearing this song on the Spiderman: Homecoming trailer reminded me of the best use of it, the finale for Skins, the original generation.
Sometimes when I listen to First we take Manhattan it reminds me of Batman...
I'm guided by a signal in the heavens
I'm guided by the beauty of our weapons
I'd really like to live beside you, baby
I love your body and your spirit and your clothes
Bonus: My Muse's fave Cohen pic:
My muse pointed me to this amazing recording. At 31 minutes is an amazing version of "Lover Lover Lover"
“the background of your entire life, a background of anguish and anxiety, a sense that nothing goes well, that pleasure is unavailable and all your strategies collapse”.
- Leonard Cohen on depression
+ LEONARD COHEN: A FINAL INTERVIEW | September 2016| David Remnick from The New Yorker
I got into LC after hearing a bootleg of Tori Amos singing Famous Blue Raincoat in the 90's, then I read Beautiful Losers and the rest is history for me. Here are all my LC posts.
"God was ruler though his funeral lengthened. Though his mourners thickened Magic never fled..."
click for bigger version. I want to name my collages but I couldn't quite name this one.
Tori Amos: Not David Bowie
These are all the remasters coming out this fall that I'm interested in:
+ Resident Evil 4 & 5
+ Bioshock 1,2 & Infinite
+ Dead Rising 1
+ DarkSiders 1
+ Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
+ Pending an official announcement: Assassin's Creed Enzio Collection
+ U2 - With Or Without You (Live in Dublin 28/08/1993)
+ Review: "Quite possibly the best U2 show ever, this ZOO TV performance captures the band at the absolute peak of its abilities"
+ 40 Things Turning 40 in 2016
U2, Apple, Alicia Silverstone.
+ 40 Is the New 20
Twenty-year-old women think that forty-year-old men are too old to date. Thirty-year-old men think they’re young enough to date twenty-year-old women, while thirty-year-old women think they’re old enough to date forty-year-old men. Forty-year-old men think we’re all in the same general dating “age range.” Forty-year-old women think that forty-year-old men are too immature for them to date.
What are the chances that on the same day we have Lois Lane and Alfred in Batman suits.
ok this is last weeks, I forgot to do it over the weekend.
I missed properly celebrating the 20th anniversary of Fiona's first album. So much of my early internet history is wrapped up in Fiona stuff. Anyways, that's ancient history, just go listen to the album.
This was the review that got me to buy her album and the first time I heard of her:
+ Tori Amos [ Thoughts (Solo Piano Demo) ]
After a long absence I have returned Home. The place where this blog was born and a majority of it was created. I'm back.
(last week's insta pic late)
A week ago I bought Dark Souls 3 on xbox one from the Japanese store and have been in gaming heaven. Alas now after 30ish hours I'm stuck. This version doesn't currently have the servers for the online component available and without help I've hit a wall on the two bosses I currently can fight.
+ My new favorite Twitch streamer: Zelda Baking Stream
+ LOSING MY F#%KING MIND!! [SUPER MARIO MAKER] [#32]
+ Dark Souls 3: the best trick From Software ever pulled