A Gaming Journal.4

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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. 

Miscellany 

+ 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



A Gaming Journal.4

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.

+ Nintendo's redesigned New York store


nostalgia is a liar

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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


A Gaming Journal.two

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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. 


//Bowie//

My Bowie Drawing 1997
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

+ Bowie as Warhol via GF
+ David Bowie art by Yoshitaka Amano


A Gaming Journal.one

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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.

Highlights

  • 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:

IMG_1676Lowlights: I tried going back to Dark Souls 2 in anticipation of this year's new one and I was completely fucking lost. I'm a little discouraged.

WTF Moment: Getting a trophy in Divinity for picking up some panties

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Near my work desk I have a Mario amiibo with Tatooine from Star Wars as the background

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


2016 + Video Game anticipation

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Dark Souls 3 is my most anticipated game 2016. 

Gears of War 4

Uncharted 4
The Legend of Zelda.WiiU
No Man's Sky
Street Fighter 5
Dishonored 2
Mass Effect: Andromeda
XCOM 2
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


2015: Favorite Films

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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. 

Jobs: ‘Blu-ray is a bag of hurt’ , the Blu-ray comes out in February

Mad Max: Fury Road: I hope it gets nominated.

+ The Art of Mad Max: Fury Road


Happy Star Wars weekend

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"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!

+ CONCEPT ART: A SMALL PREVIEW OF THE ART OF STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS

 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.

+ The Best ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Fan Art 
+ ‘The Force Awakens’ With $517M Worldwide Weekend 

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