What is up, Lesser Hitler and Internet Ghandi? I just raped my ears with all of part A and 25% of part B. Hopefully your week has been going well. I imagine that Rhett has been doing a fair share of gaming what with the new Warhammer game being out and all. Usually when Doc Jason spiels on about a book he is reading, I bellow “NERRRRRD!!” in my best Ogre from Revenge of the Nerds voice right before my eyes glaze over, but this time out I actually find myself wanting to check out what he is reading. Sounds like a ripping good yarn. I will check it out, and I will make sure the narrator in my mind douchebaggily over pronounces all of the Italian names so as to provide myself with the full experience. Speaking of that, I have noticed a LOT of news anchors and other media personalities have lately begun strongly over pronouncing Hispanic names, and it drives me crazy. The names do not bother me at all. The lengths such news folk go to in an attempt to endear themselves to America’s growing Latino population comes across as disingenous to me, and I am sure the Spanish speakers roll their eyes at it as well. One football podcaster I listen to has the last name of Miranda. For the longest time he pronounced it like an American would. Then one day out of the blue he was no longer Steve Miranda, but Steve “Mee-ron-duh.” Smh Such adopted affectations are phony as crap.
I have gamed a fair bit this week, and spent most of it playing Uncharted 4. I rented it a couple of days ago, and I have to say it is hands down one of the most visually stunning games I have ever played. As gameplay goes, well…it’s Uncharted. Not much of anything has changed in that regard, save for the addition of a rope swinging mechanic that I do not recall being in any previous installment. The puzzle aspect has been disappointing, if I am being honest. Not that the puzzles for which the series is famous have ever been mentally taxing by any stretch of the imagination, but the ones in this game are so simple a child could solve them pretty readily. As I guided Drake to the crest of a hill, I was treated to a scene that made me sincerely wish the game could be played in virtual reality. The environments are breathtaking and vibrant in a way those in few other games are. If all goes well and the baby sleeps through the night, my plan to is to finish it this evening.
As for never having heard of anyone collecting original Xbox games, I’ll have you know that interest in the system and its library are starting to catch fire with the retro collecting crowd. Till now it’s flown under the radar for most enthusiasts, but that is changing rapidly. As Jason said, I’m collecting for it while the games are still relatively accessible in both price and availability. Earlier this week I knocked Jurassic Park Operation Genesis and Teen Titans off the list. If you wonder what’s so special about either, search for both on Amazon and Ebay, and you’ll see why adding them is a feat.
As Rhett said last week, I watched Civil War. Honestly, I have to say it was a movie that was just okay for the most part, but Black Panther and Spidey were the shining bright spots in the film. I think Black Panther was SPOT ON, and this iteration of Spidey is the closest any film has come so far to capturing his personality and movements. I felt the movie did a lot of things well, but I guess at this point I am just spoiled on superhero movies in general, because I was nowhere nearly as impressed as I imagined I would have been going in. If all goes well, I’ll be seeing Age of Apocalypse within the next few days as well, though so far the early reviews are not glowing.
So Rhetty Poo, what the crap was up with you fielding a phone call in the middle of a show? Doc Jason was pontificating about something, and you were steadily jabbering away as you tried to pry yourself off the phone with who I can only imagine was Lindsay.
Well, Nathan Drake is calling my name, so I’m going to let you two dwarves of unforgiving grudges proceed with the news dump. Cue the intro…