+ From SPIDER-MAN (2016) #2
Obsessed with Darkest Dungeon Insanely disappointed in Nintendo and Best Buy. I ordered the Limited Edition of Fire Emblem Fates in November. Went to pick it up on Friday and they just didn't have it. Out of stock everywhere. Sorry too bad. Best Buy has no idea what was going on. And then you see shit like this. Apparently Best Buy's stock is delayed by a month? Nintendo please get your shit together.
"History is a nightmare from which I am trying to awake."
nostalgia is a liar. nothing was ever as good as you remember it to be. there’s a reason you don’t talk to that person anymore, there’s a reason you’re not part of each other’s lives. don’t trust nostalgia. grieve. reflect. move on. /via
If you have never heard the live version of Buckley's FORGET HER...Buckle up and fix that RIGHT NOW:
image: © 2011-2015 BRANDON JORDAN via
I got back into PC Gaming because of the EXCELLENT XCOM 2.
Looking Ahead HYPE
The only new song I heard in January that I cared about.
+ art: james jean - Excerpt from Rift Procession
I'm on a Halo 5 kick, playing it daily. On my way to beating Rise of the Tomb Raider. I like that game so much I went ahead and got this DLC:
I don't fucking like The Division and the obscene amount of schilling for it in various gaming sites I was following on twitter made me unfollow them. I'm looking at you VG247. The Street Fighter 5 beta has been pretty good, HYPED for the game's release next month.
A drawing I did of Bowie circa 1997. One of the few drawings I've always been happy about. A few personal favorites: Everyone Says Hi.live // Something In The Air // Bring Me the Disco King.live // Natalie Merchant's Space Oddity
Thinking about how we mourn artists we've never met. We don't cry because we knew them, we cry because they helped us know ourselves.— Juliette (@ElusiveJ) January 11, 2016 via ken
I wish I had a kept a gaming journal during all 12 years of this blog's existence but better late than never. I'm going to try it this year. I'm going through a bit of an ADD period with games. I have a huge backlog from the massive amount of releases last fall. And then even older titles than that showing up in the rotation.
- Playing with my Destiny Waifu Sara using the really neat Refer A Friend feature in Destiny. Shout out to Jafku, the MVP of our Fireteam, who got the Platinum Trophy for the game.
- Playing U2 songs in Rock Band 4.
- Finally being amazed by Super Mario Maker. Nintedo better wise up and give us a Zelda and Metroid maker in the future.
Check out Sara's awesome Legend of Zelda tattoo:
Video Game related acquisition: Assassin's Creed: The Complete Visual History
Video Game Links Miscellany
+ Show of the Week: Lego Avengers: Jane's shirt tho
+ Top 10 Years in Gaming: My vote is 2007
+ Fan's animated Bloodborne comic is perfect
+ Assassin's Creed Syndicate is a beautiful video game
No one else had a chance in hell of being my pic of the week once the awesomely attractive Nicola Peltz posted this pic on Instagram. Alas, she deleted it. People were probably saying rude things or she didn't even mean to post it, who knows. All I know is that she won my award for best booty of 2015:
Dark Souls 3 is my most anticipated game 2016.
Gears of War 4
The Legend of Zelda.WiiU
No Man's Sky
Street Fighter 5
Mass Effect: Andromeda
Valkyria Chronicles Remaster
And that's what my list would look like if I had to pick 10.
+ 32 Games to Keep on Your Radar in 2016
+ The Definitive Rundown of Every Upcoming Playstation 4 Exclusive
+ 36 Big PS4 Games of 2016
+ [Image] My 2016's most anticipated games & PSVR games image list. This took me some time
+ Top 10 PS4 EXCLUSIVES of 2016 You Might Not Know About
+ NeoGAF Votes: Most Anticipated Game of 2016
These were my favorite songs of 2015 with photos by Brittanie Loren
I also liked the new Grimes album.
BLOODBORNE is my favorite game of the year. The end.
Even though I ended up with lots of Fallout 4 stuff.
My other favorites....
Star Wars: The Force Awakens: above is a quiet moment from this move that absolutely Love.
Steve Jobs: every year the Oscar screeners leak and I randomly watch one in the middle of the night that hits a cord with me. This was the one this year.
Mad Max: Fury Road: I hope it gets nominated.
"I've seen it twice. I love it. I'm Star War-sed out." I said that to a friend then minutes later I ordered a Kylo Ren mask. So I guess I'm not really done with Star Wars HYPE after all. One merchandising item that I've really enjoyed is "The Art of TFA" book. It's fantastic!
I've also gotten a kick out of the TFA play set for Disney Infinity. Timed to be released with the movie it was a handy way to play a video game with TFA stuff in it ASAP.
Alanis Morissette: Princes Familiar.live
"We'd like to turn our song into a prayer...that we don't become a monster in order to defeat a monster..."
This instrumental breaks me in half. Max Richter is a Genius.
When you add in how brilliant the show has been in season 2, I can't deal.
Amy Brenneman was amazing in Season 2, Episode 3: Off Ramp. I was floored by it.
Today is the official start of the deluge of big video game releases for the rest of the year. And it starts with a bang: Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain !! I highly recommend the Prologue.
+ Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain |Official Thread | The Man Who Sold The World
+ The Story Of Big Boss... So Far...
+ Metal Gear Solid 5 - Did You Know Gaming?
+ Metal Gear Solid 5 Phantom Pain Day 1 Bonus Items
+ Leonard Cohen at 92Y, February 14, 1966
+ Listen to Leonard Cohen Read “Almost Like the Blues”
+ Philip Glass and Leonard Cohen - "I Can't Make the Hills"
//all of theses found by my Muse