A variety of ramblings on a variety of subjects
29 Dec 2017 // On the subject of
See ya around, 2017
For a lot of people, 2017 was an especially bleak year. And I’m not just talking about active warzones: The country south of mine seems to be be actively attempting to murder its poorer citizens in a shocking display of arrogance and greed.
But this is mostly a gaming blog, which gives me the perfect excuse to skip over the fact that politics is the central concept that binds together every single thing in our lives. So, I’m going to only talk about my experiences related to video games this year. If you were expecting leftist drivel, stick to my Twitter feed.» Read more...
17 Oct 2017 // On the subject of
On the subject of cinematographic ponies
Those of you who know me enough also know that I’m a fan of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. And so, depressingly, I went to see My Little Pony: The Movie on its opening day instead of Blade Runner 2049. Don’t worry, I’ll go see it eventually.
Back to the ponies. In short, that film left me quite disappointed, to say the least. I’d go so far as to say that it pretty much shits on everything that makes the series great, and doesn’t offer anything else in return, with the possible exception of its animation and music… but even that has issues. If you’d like to know more, of more accurately you don’t have anything better to do than to see a grown man rant about a film ostensibly made to sell toys to little girls, well, read on.» Read more...
29 Aug 2016 // On the subject of
On the subject of divine lupines
Oh boy, it’s been a while since I’ve written something here. This summer was quite eventful at work, and then I also had to take some vacation time during which I watched Summer Games Done Quick and then went away in the woods, so I kinda left my blog behind. And anyway, I didn’t find anything interesting to talk about, and the few things that happened in the gaming world had already been covered in greater and better detail that I ever could, so.
I had started ordering parts for a new PC, which I’m now writing this article on. While that was going on, my then-current PC’s graphic card messed up, and my procrastinating reflexes slowed the whole process. Anyway, long story short, I barely played on a PC during the summer. Instead I dusted off my various consoles and played on that.» Read more...
17 Jun 2016 // Quick shots
Quick shot: the next Zelda
The news have dropped: the next Zelda is going to be subtitled Breath of the Wild, which is one word away from a Diablo 2 runeword. Before that reveal, all we knew was that it was going to be a Zelda game, for both the Wii U and the NX, and that it was going to be released in 2017.
And then they released the trailer, and also streamed people playing the game for hours. And all of that managed to restart my little hype muscle, which up to this point had been all dried out. And why, do you ask? Well, let me ramble a bit.» Read more...
25 Apr 2016 // On the subject of
On the subject of mustachioed role playing
Back when I was a kid, the only computer our family had was a Mac, first an old Performa 5200 and then an iMac G4. So, my first forays into gaming were done on consoles.
First there was the NES that my older half-brother had left behind when he had moved out of the house. And then the SNES that my brother had received as a birthday gift in a bundle that also included Donkey Kong Country. And then another bundle for my brother, this time Mario Kart 64 with the appropriate device for running it. And then we both scraped all our spare change and got a GameCube, in a bundle with Super Mario Sunshine. Come to think of it, there were a lot of bundles in my childhood.
During my studies at the University of Sherbrooke, I used a MabBook Pro as my main work computer, so, again, I was still mostly gaming on a console, this time a PS3 because I sure as hell wasn’t gonna be touching a Wii with a 10 foot pole. When I finished my studies, got a job and finally got really financially independent, I got my hands on an actual PC, and I’ve been doing most of my gaming on then since. I got a Wii U some months ago, but as it stands it’s still mostly a Netflix machine, at least until the next Zelda comes out.
As far as mobile gaming goes, I have a 3DS gathering dust somewhere, and my smartphone is mostly used for texting and the occasional browse of Facebook and Twitter. Really, I’m not much of a mobile user. I prefer to sit still when it comes to that.» Read more...