Buenos enchiladas, you two! I hope this week in geek has been kind to you. I have not gotten to listen to the last couple of episodes all the way through, but I did catch the pertinent parts, I believe. That said, I have something to get off of my chest. I freaking cannot understand how anyone LIKES Charlie Brown. I mean, the Christmas special is all cute and everything, but the popularity of the series itself was always lost on me. It is not funny at all, and there is nothing particularly compelling about the characters. All in all, the whole thing is as vanilla/saltine crackers/Ned Flanders as it can be. It is sickeningly wholesome and dull! Since you felt the need to discuss it, though, I thought I would chime in on the whole Marcy and Peppermint Patty’s secret love for Charlie. I call shenanigans. Those two are clearly lesbians who have an unrequited, sticky faced infatuation with each other. Charlie is a serial killer in the making, Lucy is destined to be a four times divorced alcoholic hag who abuses her children, Schroeder will grow up to be a self important douchenozzle, and Sally will, after many poor life decisions, end up with a career in porn and die at 33 from a heroin overdose. But that’s just my theory.
Moving on, I have actually gotten in some quality gaming time lately. Charlotte has changed her sleeping habits a bit and now takes long naps on my days off, which has allowed me to spend some solid hours with Deus Ex Invisible War on the original Xbox. It is the one I never have beaten, and though the graphics are understandably dated, it is a tremendous amount of fun. Ammo is in short supply in the game, and there is not an option to use your fists, so you have to be very judicious in your use of guns. I do not know why, but my retro collecting habit has become almost laser focused on building my original Xbox library. I’ve gone from 83 titles to closing in on 120 in just a couple of weeks. It doesn’t help matters that I work down the hill from a gaming store that has a permanent buy two get one free policy on used games under $8. Someone online asked me if I planned to collect the entire library of Xbox games. Ummmm…no. I never have understood completionists in retro collecting. Every system ever made has too many garbage titles not worth owning for that to be of any interest to me.
I also got to watch IGN’s 21 minute long video of in game action from No Man’s Sky. Every new bit of info I hear about that game makes me even more eager to own it. I may actually break my rule about never preordering games for this one, guys. They had one of the developers playing the game, and he was explaining just how procedurally generated the game actually is. He claimed that the universe in the game is so vast, with literally every visible star being open for exploration, that 99% of the locations in the game will never be visited. That is mind boggling. He also said that the game will heavily rely on mining and resource acquisition, which will require exploration. That speaks to me on so many levels. By its very design it sounds like a single player gamer’s dream come true! It promises to be THE game for the antisocial sort.
I do not recall if I mentioned it, but even though they’ve discontinued making the device for the North American market, I purchased a Playstation TV console. Wal-Mart had them marked down to $20, which is a decent deal on it, even if all I ever use it for is streaming. Theoretically it can play Vita games on my tv, but honestly aside from hooking it up, I have yet to actually play with it any. Also, it’s a cheap way to add my PS4 to another tv.
So did you hear that Alison Rapp, the former Nintendo spokesperson whose firing set off a major crapstorm on the internet, turned out to be a high priced hooker in Seattle? It seems she was going by the name Maria Mint, and she was letting every other Mario jump all over her Yoshi for a few coins. I just find it hilarious that all of the feminazis came out in full force to denounce her being let go from Nintendo, and then have their complaints utterly gutted by her side job. After seeing what she looks like, I have a hard time imaging how any dude would sleep with her for free, let alone pay for it. Oh well…to each their own I suppose.
Well guys, I guess I need to cut this short, so I’m gonna do that and go shower. Take it easy and have a great show, fellas.