Memory, some say, is fate's shorthand

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

[ My favorite games of 2 0 1 6 ]

 It's OVERWATCH, that's the game of the year, period. It was also the game my PS4 playing pals and I agreed was the GOTY.

 The Rest.....

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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 game ending this 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.

+ Inside the Making of 'BioShock' Series With Creator Ken Levine


Dishonored 2

I don't want this game to end. Good thing you can/should/are meant to play it twice as the different characters.

+ PC Gamer:  Game of the Year 2016 — Dishonored 2
+ Book Review: The Art of Dishonored 2

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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.


Darkest Dungeon

An acquired taste of Art, Style, Lore and Game Play that finally made it to PS4 this year.

+ Best RPG 2016: Darkest Dungeon
+ GAF Official Thread

Invisible, Inc.

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

So see you when you're 40, lost and all alone


+ 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.


Fiona Has Wings

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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: 

Jul 29, 1996
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+ An ode to Fiona Apple’s “Tidal,” on its 20th anniversary
+ 20 Rock Albums Turning 20 in 2016

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A Gaming Journal.4


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
Dark Souls 3: the best trick From Software ever pulled