September 29, 2016

8-Bit Minute: Overwatch Free Weekend

A couple weeks ago, Blizzard let loose their latest and loudest I.P., Overwatch, for a free-to-play weekend. A quick look at OW's wrap sheet is all you'll likely need to understand my decision to skip this one - online only, multiplayer, first-person shooter? Pass.
But that was before literally* everyone I know became completely obsessed with the game. Before I knew it, I was drowning in Overwatch media - comics, backstories, animated short films and endless discussion of the game. I quickly became the Guinness World Record holder for Person Who Knows the Most About Overwatch Without Ever Actually Playing It*.
So when Blizzard released the game for a free weekend on PSN, I was out of excuses. I had to play Overwatch. So how'd it go?

September 22, 2016

Kicking Gnomes: 1947

Is anybody out there?
One guy?
Eh, that's good enough for me!

Hey that one guy! Long time, no see. 2016 is shaping up to be the worst year of my gaming life but oh well. This is the best I can do for now, so you're getting another crappy pickups article. I'm pretty sure I was supposed to post this... spring? summer? maybe? 1947? I can't keep up anymore! But it's probably for the best anyway, 'cause I'm not so sure there's going to be very many of these going forward. After my last post, I've put a lot of thought into my collecting habits and decided they're probably going to slow down considerably for now. I know myself well enough to know there's still going to be plenty of purchases, but probably not enough to warrant seasonal Kicking Gnomes. But we'll see! I have a habit of saying "I'm done" with something and then quickly changing my mind, but for this year, this is probably gonna be it. So let's enjoy our sweet, sweet time together.