No New Games

No New Games

Video games press is a tough business to stay on top of. New games are constantly releasing, and there are tons of websites and streamers covering those games immediately. I would love to buy every new game on day one and cover it, but I simply can’t afford to, nor do I have the time. Therefore, I’ve decided to let them have those games (unless there is one I feel I just can’t miss.) Instead, I will pick thru every clearance bin I see, and grab games I have never heard of (or have always wanted to play), as well as finally finishing up the games I already own. Some I will review, some I will stream, and some I will Live or Snap Look. We’ll see how I feel that moment. Please check back in, as I will be adding more as time goes on…

 

Very good game.  I recommend playing it with at least one other player at or around your level, though.  I started to get very frustrated playing by myself, so I opted to wait for reinforcements.  I would also like a few more options for customizing my character, as well, other than simple skins…and for God’s sake, shut that damn robot up.  The shooting feels really good, though, and the loot is addictive as hell.

 

 

Another really good game.  I’m a huge fan of Far Cry 3, and this is that on steroids.  The shooting feels good, and the environment is wonderful.  The main missions are captivating, as are the side quests.  I wish the skill trees were more inviting, though.  Overall, there were only a couple of skills that really enticed me.  That’s easily overlooked, though, as the gameplay is a ton of fun.  Those damned eagles are a menace, however.  They must be stopped.

 

Movies: The Sequel

Movies: The Sequel

Periodically, I do watch movies that don’t fall into horror or 90s sci-fi…not much recently, though. However, I find time for some. Below are movies I’ve been watching, in no particular order…Except for Drowning Mona, which my favorite movie.

 

Drowning Mona (2000)

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Again, my favorite flick.  Great cast, soundtrack, writing and location.

 

 

 

National Treasure (2004)

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Fun movie, indeed, but I also love treasure hunting flicks.  Mr. Cage, I can only handle for a little while, but as long as I keep them spaced out, I’m A-OK.  I do intend to watch part two in a few days.

 

 

 

Deep Blue Sea (1999)

SKIP

LOL

 

 

 

Kong: Skull Island (2017)

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Pretty much non-stop fun, and Kong is a bad ass.  Worth your time.

 

 

 

Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001) & Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Cradle of Life (2003)

SKIP

They’re just awful…awful movies.  I was prepared for some ridiculous action movie shit, but these are just too much…Plus I had to deal with Gerard Butler in the second movie…I don’t like Gerard Butler…Or Angelina Jolie…But especially Gerard Butler…God damn it.




The Adventures of Tintin (2011)

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I can’t stress this enough. This movie came out of nowhere for me, and I loved it. It’s packed full of pirate treasure-hunting adventure, as well as visually gorgeous.   The details, animation, and direction are spot on, so where the hell is the sequel?  Grab on Blu-ray immediately.

 

 

 

The Mummy Trilogy (1999, 2001, 2008)

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These movies are so much fun.  Adventure, romance, action, treasure, and the supernatural.  What more could you need?  Oh, yeah, a mummy and Jet Li.  That works, too.

 

 

 

The Mummy (2017)

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I know people have talked non-stop shit on this flick because they want to compare it to Fraser’s Mummy series (also by Universal), but everybody at The Corner thought it was really good.  Here’s the thing: you can have both, people.  Fraser’s series is canon, and this one proves it.  If you haven’t seen the movie, I won’t spoil it, but it’s there, so give this one a shot.  If you HAVE seen it, and didn’t catch it, email or comment and I’ll fill you in, but I won’t spoil it for the rest.  We very much hope that they continue the Dark Universe, because that’s super exciting.  Just PLEASE don’t cast Angelina Jolie as The Monster’s bride….please.  I’m begging you.

 

 

 

Serial Mom (1994)

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For the love of everything holy…and HOLY shit.  I’m about 50/50 on John Waters’s movies, but this one delivers, and Kathleen Turner is outstanding as the June Cleaver-esque murdering mother.  It’s clever, funny, original, and recently remastered by Scream Factory.  It’s also Matthew Lillard’s 2nd role.

Nintendo Switch

Nintendo Switch

Jan 12th, 2017

Switch Event via YouTube

Well, there you have it, folks.  The release date for the Switch is March 3rd, 2017.  Not much else was revealed about the console, itself, save some new information regarding the Joy-Con controllers…they’re motion controllers.  Also, they’re going to come in different colors (neon red and neon blue).

I’m not going to lie, that hour long presentation unsold me on the Switch right now.  That could very well change, though. 

We got some promising games to look forward to, though: Mario Odyssey, Xenoblade Chronicles 2, and Shin Megami Tensei.  Also, we finally got a release date for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (March 3rd, as well), but I’m not sure that’s enough for me to drop the $299.99 needed to bring one home.

Chaining up to 8 consoles at a time for local multiplayer could be a lot of fun, when more games come out that can utilize that.  However, I do believe that the paid multiplayer could have a negative effect.  We’ll see what’s included in the paid package, and go from there.

Again, my opinion is subject to change (as it often does) as more information is revealed, but right now, I don’t plan to pre-order.

 

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Reveal Oct. 20, 2016

Today, Nintendo released an introductory video, providing us with a look at their newest console:  Nintendo Switch.  NS is pretty much what we all thought it would be, and that’s a good thing.  It’s a home console, and a portable console.  What we didn’t know, was that it’ll be available in March of 2017…Also, it looks really cool.

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Before today, a concern had been that the console would have a watered down version of the home game on the go.  This does not seem to be the case, as Nintendo states that you (they) will play the same title, “wherever, whenever and with whomever they choose.”

While at home, NS will sit in the Nintendo Switch Dock, which allows for playing on the TV with friends, family, or alone.  All one need do to transfer to the bus, car, plane, doctor’s office, etc. is lift NS from the dock and attach the Joy-Con controller to each side.  You may also leave them off for multi-player use.  Apparently, you will even be able to meet up with other NSers in the alleys of mean streets, West Side Story style, and snap your way to a victory in Mario Kart.

The Joy-Con Grip accessory and a Nintendo Switch Pro Controller will also be available for purchasing.

Reggie Fils-Aime, President and COO, Nintendo of America stated that, “Nintendo Switch allows gamers the freedom to play however they like.  It gives game developers new abilities to bring their creative visions to life by opening up the concept of gaming without boundaries.”

Developers, such as CAPCOM, BANDAI NAMCO, E. A., Bethesda, Activision, UBISOFT, and Telltale, will have a wider range of play styles to choose from when considering options for upcoming games for NS. This is extremely exciting to me, and I can’t wait for more news…

 

As always, check back for more information as it unfolds…

Clumsy Canoeist on SUP

Clumsy Canoeist on SUP

Recently, I’ve been experimenting with the reanimation of human tissue, and I have to s-…no, wait…wrong article. Scratch that…starting over….

Recently, I’ve been experimenting with Stand Up Paddleboarding, and I have to say:  I’m hooked.

A little while ago, my wife Amy and I took a trip to Causey Reservoir, located outside of Ogden, UT.  On the way, we picked up a couple of inflatable paddleboards from 2nd Tracks in Ogden.

Paddling a SUP is definitely a different experience from a canoe (which is basically the only boat I’ve been in, save a few fishing boats over the years).  I fell off. Only a couple of times when Amy and I went.  When I went by myself a few weeks a later, however, I fell off a lot. A lot a lot.

Paddling a canoe on calm water like Causey’s would be a nice relaxing experience for me. Chill, do a little paddling, sit back, take in the air and sights, etc.

Paddling the SUPs (inflatable the first time, hard shell the second) was exhausting and exhilarating. I knelt a lot at first, because I’m simply just too damn clumsy to stand up and paddle against the wind.

Amy took to it like nobody’s business, and quite effectively smoked me around the bends and alcoves.  She also obliterated me on the straightaways, which lent itself nicely to passersby giving me shit for how easy it looked to her while I was obviously struggling to keep up, like a Puggle trying to keep a sharp eye at nap time.

Below are a few videos of the trips to Causey, both with Amy and by myself.  If you are curious in the least about SUPs, have paddled before, have NOT paddled before, I STRONGLY suggest you give it a shot.  It’s definitely worth your time.

Sorry for the wind in this video…

Thanks for tuning in, kiddos! Stay tuned for more adventures of the Clumsy Canoeist as the summer progresses!