GoT: The Ice Dragon

Episode 6 of the Game of Thrones epic from TellTale Games has finally come to a close and with it, the end of the Forrester’s story. Maybe. See, the ending tied up many of the story’s loose ends, but then also left some openings for a second season to be told. However, it seems that portions that would be able to be continued would have to wait for the books and/or TV show to catch up or finish, as the Forresters were squeezed in between recognizable characters from the Books/TV, yet not mentioned at least on the TV show (I can’t be sure with the novels as I have not read them [I know, shame on me or some such nonsense]).

I have to say that my enthusiasm for this particular story line had started to wane with the dramatic ending of the fifth episode. Much like the source material, characters you get attached to have a bad habit of dying off in terrible ways. There was also a marked sense of a rushed product, despite the usual pattern of episodic releases coinciding with another separate game being developed at the same time. However, I didn’t have that feeling with Tales From The Borderlands — it worked well enough and I didn’t really have much to complain about, despite playing both of these newest series on the PS3, the least powerful of options. I feel that part of the issues I had with performance — namely stuttering, and a complete lack of any sound effects/music (only the voice overs) for the last ten minutes of the final episode — can be blamed on the console and poor optimization for last-gen tech. But I still feel as if this last episode was rushed out the door, but perhaps it was only because I was playing on last-gen. Either way, it felt rather shitty to have played all of their titles on the PS3 with no issues, to have glaring ones this time. So yeah, story and performance were both downers, and honestly I feel like there isn’t much left to see in this genre from this developer.

I really enjoyed The Walking Dead, Wolf Among Us and Tales From The Borderlands, but Minecraft doesn’t appeal to me and I have no idea what their future plans are. I think if they hit on another IP I love I just might have to throw more money at them anyway, but I won’t be doing it unless it’s PS4/PC because the performance on last-gen tech is inexcusable.

Anyway, this last episode was fine and dandy, I completed it in the same amount of time as usual. What I really liked it the end game recap that showed all of your choices broken down through the entire series, and I can see where things might actually turn out quite a bit differently if I would have made other choices. I would have to test this theory to be sure, but it seems the choices in this game had far graver consequences than previous TellTale titles.

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Normally I’d do a break down of how I came to these choices, but honestly, this is probably the last TellTale post I’ll be doing for quite some time, so I’m just going to leave you with my choices and a hesitant recommendation to play it. If you like GoT, you’ll probably enjoy this… however if you are sick of the vulgarity that is GoT, it might be best to just skip it. I would definitely recommend TFTB over this title. Secondly, if you do pick this or any of their other titles up, I’d recommend doing so on something newer, so perhaps the stuttering issues and problems I had might be avoided.

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That’s all for today.

TV Time #2

During last year’s Blaugust I decided to dedicate a whole post to what I had been watching on TV, be it live, via the DVR or through streaming services like Netflix and HBO GO. Though I have touched on things that I’ve been watching via this blog or on Twitter throughout the year since that last post, I thought it would be interesting enough to write about again. Bear with me, there’s going to be quite a few shows on this list, though I will try to keep my descriptions mostly spoiler free.

As I have mentioned in the past, the majority of the shows I watch on television are on the AMC and FX networks, though I have been watching more shows that are on HBO, due to having access to their streaming service, allowing me to catch up on things I missed, or keep up on new shows without having to set the DVR. Netflix has also fully committed to their own original programming, releasing full seasons all at once with instantly lends itself to binge watching — this just so happens to appeal to me. So what am I currently watching?

Halt and Catch Fire – AMC

I spoke briefly about Halt and Catch Fire in that post I linked above. The first season was the origin story of these characters, and how they came to be intertwined. Season two (which just had it’s finale last night) centers around Cameron and Donna (the two women pictured above) and their company, Mutiny. Joe, (picture at far right) has parted ways with Cardiff, as has Gordon (left) and are trying to sort out what to do with their lives. The birth of multiplayer gaming over the Internet along with chat rooms are on clear display throughout season two. I love the retro tech industry tidbits present in the show, along with the real world issues that all of the characters have to deal with. It feels very true to the source material, though I was only alive for 8 years during the 1980’s, so my memory of them is a bit hazy. Still, I recommend this show to anyone who has ever loved tech, be it the hardware, the software, or even just the Internet itself.

Humans – AMC

Humans is a new show that turned up on the network this summer. It is apparently a British TV show that has been ported over to the States. It has a very I, Robot feel to it, albeit with very little action. For the most part it is just centered around the interactions between real humans and “Synths” which are machines that are designed to look just like us, but have the Asimov laws programmed in. Some of the synths are different than others however, as one family begins to discover. The side story revolves around this particular synth and the rest of her “family” — synths given consciousness via their creator, who is now dead. As the storyline has progressed, it appears that more of these synths are present in the world than we know of, but not all has been revealed just yet. As with most AMC shows, if you missed this one, look for it to turn up on Netflix eventually.

Hell on Wheels – AMC

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Another show I have been watching since the beginning, Hell on Wheels recently entered its fifth season. It is still based on Cullen’s mishaps while trying to reach the west coast with the trans-continental railroad, though now he works for a different rail company, and is trying to win the race over his former company. The main point of contention now is the Chinese workers, and Cullen’s own issues surrounding the disappearance of his Wife and Child, who were last seen with the Mormons. An old nemesis rears his head, and of course Cullen butts heads with new people in new areas as the railroad continues to move forward. I’m not much for Westerns, but I can’t get enough of this show.

The Making of the Mob: New York – AMC

This new show on AMC is actually a mini-series, in that there shouldn’t be new seasons beyond this one, unless they decide to jump to other areas of the world (I.E. “The Making of the Mob: ____”). The Making of the Mob: New York centers around a handful of Italian and Jewish immigrants who rise from lowly street urchins to criminal kingpins. Every Mafia movie you’ve ever seen, every Sopranos or Boardwalk Empire like show either centers around or has referenced these men, who really lived and died as mobsters. You’ll recognize the names. You probably even already know the story. But the way this show is put together keeps things interesting. Ray Liotta narrates while various actors who are portraying these mafioso act out the life long story of these men. It’s fantastic television, in my humble opinion.

The Strain – FX

The Strain started out last summer with a bang. A cross between a zombie apocalypse and a series about vampires, it was right up my alley. This season looks to be more of the same, with more details being discovered about the Master, creator of all of these zompires, and the backstory between “the Jew” and the Nazis/Master unravels some of the mystery of the present day nightmare. I’m actually behind on a couple of episodes due to recording conflicts (stupid older DVRs not being able to record enough shows at once), but so far it has held my interest just as well as it did last year. If you haven’t watched this show yet (and aren’t squeamish) do yourself a favor!

Defiance – SyFy

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Defiance is sort of a guilty pleasure of mine. When the series started I only knew it as the TV tie-in to the MMO, and I had actually purchased the MMO during a sale. Then it went free to play, and I lamented the loss of my $5. The game wasn’t really my cup-o-tea, but it did get me interested in the TV show, so I went back and watched the first season. I watched the second season last year and still enjoyed it. This year, I’m watching the third season and have come to realize a couple of things. 1. The show is pretty damn hokey. The acting is good at times, sub-par at others. 2. The effects can be great, or terrible. This is typical of TV shows, but I don’t understand the lack of continuity between scenes. It appears that scenes that are fully CGI look better than those that only have a little CGI in them. The storyline is fairly similar to other science fiction shows I’ve watch in the past, though it refreshing to have a post apocalyptic world that isn’t infested by some sort of other-worldy creature, and is instead populated by aliens (who by proxy are partially responsible for the current state of the world). The aliens are all just humanoids though, so it lacks the creativity of some of the better Sci-Fi shows out there. Either way, I’ll continue to watch this show til it ends most likely.

Ballers – HBO

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I happened to catch preview for both this show and the next one I’m going to talk about while watching Game of Thrones earlier in the year. The Rock isn’t necessarily a go-to actor for me, but the appeal of this show was in being able to take a peek into the lives of football players, however dramatized this might be. Ballers centers around Dwayne Johnson’s character, who is a retired pro football player, and is now working as an agent for new players. He spends most of his time trying to maintain relationships his clients, working through his own issues with potential brain damage, and bailing people out of trouble. There really isn’t much else to it, but I’ve rather enjoyed the show so far.

The Brink – HBO

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As I mentioned, previews for this show were floating around back when Game of Thrones was on air. This one is about current day political climates, with Jack Black starring along with a host of other actors you’ll recognize. Black plays the part of an employee at a US Embassy in Pakistan, while a slew other other characters intertwine in political scandal. It’s light-hearted and fun, and I’d recommend it to fans of this type of satire.

True Detective – HBO

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I didn’t see the first season of True Detective when it aired, but as I have said, HBO GO is great for catching up on stuff you may have missed. I ended up watching it on a whim, as generally speaking I find Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey to be good actors. The plot was solid, the acting was great, and I was sold. I wasn’t aware however, that the show was designed in the same way as say American Horror Story, where each new season focused on a whole new storyline. I was expecting a continuation of the first season, and instead we get Colin Farrel and Vince Vaughn taking part in a whole new tale. First off, I have to say that this season started very slow, but it has picked up and become more exciting. Secondly, it’s refreshing to see Mr Vaughn in something other than a comedy. He’s actually a pretty good actor, despite being in some shitty movies in the past. It’s been good stuff, I recommend it.

That’s what I’ve been watching as of late. There have been quite a few new and recurring shows that have already ended for the year though, so I thought I’d share those as well:

Game of Thones – HBO

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Of course I watched season 5 of Game of Thrones. I am anxiously awaiting season 6, which is supposedly going to be the last season, but we shall see. Having never read the books, I’m not sure where this season ends up where the narrative is concerned, but I can attest that I haven’t been nearly as offended by additions or subtractions to the story line as the book followers have been. Nor do I take issue with the graphic nature of the show. I knew what I was getting into as soon as I started watching the show, and I understand the concept of spectacle fueled viewership. Regardless of your feelings on the issue, one thing GoT does is gets people talking, and that’s never a bad thing (even if we’re talking about bad things).

Silicon Valley – HBO

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Silicon Valley started up last year but I wasn’t paying attention. I noticed that it was on after GoT this year though, and so I went back and watched the first season, then kept up with the second. The story follows one man’s life, where he works for a huge company (that feels a lot like Google or Apple) and ends up creating a program or algorithm (I can’t remember which) that allows for compression that is outrageous and great for streaming. This leads to him creating a startup, where an oddball cast of characters helps him to live the dream. Hilarity ensues. If you’re interested in tech, startups and like goofy friend comedy, this one will be up your alley.

Turn – AMC

Turn is another show that started last year, and that I continued watching this year. It’s a historical piece (though the accuracy could be debatable) following the story of one man who gets involved in a spy ring. He’s on America’s side, but the British occupation and Revolutionary War are taking place, so being caught as a spy would get you killed. He walks a thin line between his spy games and pretending to be in service to the British, and though it’s playing on patriotism that only Americans will appreciate, it still tells a great tale.

Better Call Saul – AMC

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A spinoff of the ridiculously popular Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul failed to hook me until a few episodes in. I suppose I was expecting something more akin to Breaking Bad, but in the end this is a show that is only loosely related. The main character Saul was lawyer to the main character from BB, but this is his origin tale. He starts from humble beginnings, uses his backhanded nature to get ahead, and starts to build a reputation as a first class lawyer. How this will eventually lead to him meeting Walter White and becoming the lawyer to criminal kingpins remains to be seen, but rest assured I’ll continue to watch it.

I also wanted to take a look at some upcoming shows that I’m looking forward to:

Fear The Walking Dead – AMC

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I know, I know. There’s already a Walking Dead TV show, so why does there need to be another? That was my immediate reaction when I first heard about this “companion show.” Apparently the only difference between Fear The Walking Dead and the original The Walking Dead is that it takes place in Los Angeles, and centers around different people during the same zombie apocalypse. Being the sucker for zombie stuff that I am, I will be checking this out later this month, but I’m still waiting with baited breath. I have low expectations, so perhaps they will be met. But I don’t see this show being better than the original.

The Walking Dead – AMC

Speaking of The Walking Dead, seaons 6 returns this October. Some familiar faces have turned back up, and there looks to be more conflict happening within the new compound the group has found themselves in. This is bar-none my favorite show on TV, and I don’t see that changing anytime soon. The key is that it’s not really about the zombies, but about the human confrontation that I so regularly talk about. I love the drama, even if it’s sometimes needless (though less so since Lori kicked the bucket).

American Horror Story: Hotel – FX

American Horror Story and I have a strange relationship. I have watched every episode to date, though I have become less and less thrilled with the show in the past couple of years. I love the fact that the same actors come back year after year, though they all play different roles and each season is based on a different horror tale. However, after the murder house and asylum seasons, things have gone down hill. I wasn’t thrilled with Coven. I disliked Freak Show altogether despite watching the whole thing. I was prepared to write the series off, but Hotel sounds like it’s ripe for horror, and I’m going to give it another shot. I just hope it turns out better than the last couple of seasons.

Fargo – FX

I watched the first season of Fargo last year and loved it. I hadn’t seen the movie, but I understand that it’s based off of that, which is in turn based off supposed real world events that happened in Minnesota. Either way, the actor who played Bilbo Baggins in the Hobbit movies and Billy Bob Thornton put on a great show. From what I have read the show has found a new Fall time slot, and this season is supposed to take place further in the past, detailing other bits and pieces of the backstory. So I don’t know what to expect but I hope it’s as good as the first season.

The Bastard Executioner – FX

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The only things I know about The Bastard Executioner is that it’s written by Curt Sutter, who also wrote and starred in Sons of Anarchy. I enjoyed the hell out of that show, so I assume this will be entertaining as well. Curt is in this show, along with his wife, Katie Sagal, and it’s set in medieval times. It’s set to show up this fall as well, so I’m going to give it a whirl and will report back on it at a future date.

Now that I’m nearly 3,000 words, I think I’ll count this post as done. If you made it this far without skipping anything, I congratulate you. Oh, and check out Blaugust over on Anook.

#television #roundup

A Nest of Vipers

As the latest episode of TellTale’s Game of Thrones series opens, we pick up where we left off. Ramsay Snow is currently occupying the Great Hall at Ironrath, entertaining Tahlia as Rodrik Forrester enters the scene. Among some banter, it is discovered that the allied house Glenmore has had their men sent home, and Ramsay forces Rodrik out into the nearby forest, revealing one of the Glenmores, Arthur, having been tortured. There’s more banter but the end result is that Ramsay is going to allow house Forrester and house Whitehill to battle to the death, last house standing wins. There’s a scuffle during this scene between Rodrik and Ramsay, and that brings us to our first choice of the episode. Wielding a knife given to him by Snow, I was with the minority of players choosing to have Rodrik attempt to stab Ramsay.

Later, in Meereen, Asher has met with Daenerys expecting use of her Second Sons to help house Forrester. Because I allowed Beskha to kill her former master in the previous episode, then attempted to shrug it off in conversation, Daenerys denies use or her men, and also asks for Malcolm’s help in taking the Iron Throne. Malcolm, being your uncle and bound to serve the house is torn, but it is clear that having a Targaryen alliance in the future is a deal too good to pass up. Daenerys does allow Asher to enter into Meereen to pick up slaves or other potential sellswords for a makeshift army. Their first thought is to visit the fighting pits, where the most ruthless killers in the whole city would reside. Finding them was easy, convincing them to fight for house Forrester was no small task. Asher is forced to prove himself in combat, and ends up fighting a man named Bloodsong. This is our second major choice of the episode. After the fight, while having Bloodsong in a finished position, you have the choice to kill or spare the man. As I figured sparing his life would be less effective for this crowd, I choice to end it instead. I’m also in the minority for this choice, statistically.

Back in King’s Landing, Mira Forrester is stuck between a rock and a hard place. Cersei finds out that she was at the party in the previous episode, also of the scene caused by Lord Andros. During a conversation with her fiend Sera, wherein Sera is stating that being friends with Mira is “too dangerous,” two guards appear and drag Mira off to see Cersei. The confrontation goes well enough, and before it is over, Cersei has convinced Mira to visit Tyrion (who is imprisoned due to suspicion of killing the king). It was advised to avoid telling Tyrion who actually sent you to visit, but the little imp is a devious one, and I eventually fessed up the truth. Again, in the minority of players, who seem to be more apt to lie than kill, interestingly enough. I wonder what that says about my character? “The Honest Murderer?” Perhaps that will be my new Twitter handle. But I digress.

Returning to Ironrath, Tahlia bursts in on Rodrik and Elaena in bed together, to give him some important news. It turns out that she couldn’t sleep and saw a man in the woods. The man put a note into a tree’s hollow, and she recovered the note and knows the identity of the the man. Upon inspecting the note, it is clear that it is spy material, meant for the Whitehills. Tahlia implores Rodrik to kill the traitor before revealing him. She leads Rodrik to the great hall, where it is discovered that Duncan is the traitor. He goes on a tirade about how shitty of a ruler Rodrik is, and then I chose to kill him. Seems I’m in the majority with this one, which is odd given my last statement. We won’t read into it.

Finally, between Meereen and Westeros, Asher and Beskha set sail with their pitfighting army. With the information gained from Duncan, Rodrik sets out with what few men they have to the harbor to meet with Asher and help in case of a potential ambush. Asher and co. arrive easily, and all seems well. As they are exiting the gates of the harbor city though, the trap is sprung and both Rodrik and Asher are stuck inside of the gates. They have been jammed shut, so though both of them are able to lift enough for one man to get through, there is a choice to be made. This is the final choice of the episode to boot. It was tough to do, as I have grown to enjoy both of the Forrester men that remain, but I decided that Asher, being younger and not a cripple, should be a better candidate for life. It’s a binary choice that you can’t get around, but it seemed more logical. This also allows Rodrik to die a hero, as he probably wanted to do in the first place before appearing back in Ironrath at the beginning of this tale. This too was the majority of player’s thought trains, apparently.

Oddly enough, despite playing as Gared Tuttle a couple of times through the episode, there were no major choices included for them. There were some important plot points however, but I won’t spoil the entire episode. Go play it!

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#gameofthrones #telltalegames #narrative #interactivestory

Sons of Winter

The fourth installment of TellTale Games’ Game of Thrones series came out a couple of weeks ago. I played it the day it released, but due to time constraints and my recent computer build-off, I’m just now getting around to write about it. Overall it was a fun episode and had more intense moments that I have come to love. On with my choices!

The episode opens with the player in control of Gared. He had just killed off Britt, who was responsible for the slaying of Gared’s family. Gared gets locked up inside the dungeon of Castle Black, but not before Finn actually comes to his aid, at least with words, while Frostfinger is berating him as a killer. Inside the cell, it isn’t long before Cotter comes to free Gared, as he is a former Wildling and wants to leave Castle Black anyway. Gared and Cotter sneak off and because I had made peace with Finn, he shows up during the escape. I chose to bring him along, as did the majority of players.

Back at Ironrath, Royland is training Rodrik to fight despite his injured leg. The Glenmore Elite forces show up, and a plan is put in motion to expell Gryff and his forces from the family home. This doesn’t take long to accomplish, and soon Rodrik is face to face with Gryff, and bashes him a bit. You can choose to stop at any time, but I put a good beating on him, and more than half of the players did too. There’s a bigger conspiracy brewing though, as it’s discovered that there has to be a spy in their midst. As a result all of the crows are killed.

In King’s Landing, Mira is still at odds with Margaery, so she is forbidden to enter Tommen’s coronation feast, despite knowing that she needs to get into it. She’s trying to figure out who is Lord Whitehill’s contact in the city so she can attempt to meddle with arrangements and help her family from afar. Mira manages to convince Sera to help her get into the gathering, but also gains some inside knowledge of Sera’s bastard-hood. Shuffling about the party, talking to various nobles, you eventually talk to Lord Tarwick, who is in the process of courting Sera. There comes a point where you can use Sera’s secret in exchange for information from Lord Tarwick, and that’s exactly what I did. Apparently King’s Landing is wearing off on me, and I’m in the minority with this choice.

As I mentioned earlier, Ironrath is in peril. There is a spy within its walls, and Rodrik is summoned to meet with Lord Whitehill at Highpoint. This is an opportunity to parley as it were, but they also leave their home vulnerable to attack. You have to choose who to take with you, be it Royland or Duncan, and if you take the Glenmore Elite with you or leave them behind. I chose to take the Glenmore soldiers with me, in the event the “truce” isn’t what it seems. I left Royland behind to guard Ironrath, as I felt his military mind may be best suited to the task. This was also a choice many did not make.

The last choice revolved around Asher and Beskha. You basically end up in service of Daenerys Targaryen, in her attempt to free Mereen from slavery. There comes a point where you go through the arduous task of killing all of the guards at a post that surrounds a beacon (a warning system for the upper class in the city). Several other groups are performing the same task in different parts of the city. Completing this task will allow the unsullied and the former slaves to rebel against their masters (this should sound familiar from last season of the TV show). During the course of this episode it is revealed that Beskha is a former slave from Mereen, and while you are heading to this beacon to perform your duty, Beskha runs off on her own. You follow and find her attacking a man who turns out to be her former master. She begs you let her kill him, while your commanding officer wants her to stop. I’m ruthless this episode. The slave master died. Apparently most players of this game aren’t so vicious.

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That’s it for my choices. There were other important plot points and details in this episode, but I tried to keep it relatively spoiler-free. I’ll be back with the next episode in 6-8 weeks or so (whenever it’s released). Til next time.

#gameofthrones #telltalegames #narrative #interactivestory

State of the Tweet: Media Consumption

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So aside from my consistent posts about Shadow Warrior, one of the newest games I’ve committed to playing through and writing about, this was another slow week here on the blog. I keep feeling like there are more philosophical or technical ideas I should be conveying, as so many of the great writers in our blogosphere are wont to do, but I just don’t have the muse. Nothing has come along recently that really chaps my hide, catapulting me into ranty action. As such, I’m providing another round-up of my recent tweets — some to do with gaming, some to do with other forms of media. I hope you won’t mind this occasional foray into other venues besides gaming, but it does give me more to write about, and by proxy, more for you to read about. Win/win.

This past weekend we saw the semi-finals of the North American League Championship Series (NALCS) Spring Split (one of two major parts to the pro season), where the top two seeds, Team Solo Mid (TSM) and Cloud 9 (C9) had enjoyed a bye week and were preparing for their matches against Team Impulse and Team Liquid respectively. C9 was up first on Saturday, and were actually down 0-2 when I posted the above message. I thought it was going to be a sad day for C9, when lo and behold, they won 3 consecutive games to take the series 3-2, and move on to the finals. Excellent play and so much fun to watch.

On Sunday, we were treated to the TSM/TiP matchup, and it was the first series of the weekend that didn’t go all 5 games. TSM ended up winning 3-1 in game 4. TSM is my favorite to win next weekend in the final, but it really could go either way and would be well deserved no matter the result. Both teams are truly on another level. Also next weekend is the third place matchup (which matters when it comes to league points and placement in the summer split) between Team Liquid and Team Impulse, which should also be a great series, as each team gave the top seeds a run for their money.

Also on Sunday, the season premiere of Game of Thrones was on HBO. As a fan of the series, it was great to see it back on the air, seeing the familiar characters and watching the plot thicken. However, thickening was about all that happened, as there wasn’t much action or intrigue in the first episode. I do see where they are lining things up to pick up rather quickly, but it was still sort of a snooze fest. Oh well.

You’ll probably recall that I boycotted purchase of Call of Duty games after Modern Warfare 3. If I hadn’t mentioned it, that is the last game in the long running series that I purchased, after having being a loyal consumer since the very first incarnation on the PC. The game really did become more of the same, year in and year out, and I dislike the model of paying $60 per box plus another $60-80 for DLC and having to do this on a yearly basis. However, I have played most of the games since that boycott, because no matter who you are, you know someone who plays CoD. The last CoD I truly loved was Black Ops, and Black Ops 2 was also tolerable. Seeing the announcment for Black Ops 3 was no surprise, but I wonder how it will perform, and differentiate itself from predecessors? It appears it is taking the Advanced Warfare MO, going with some future tech arsenals, and is keeping the revered Zombies mode. We’ll see what happens soon enough I guess.

I recently finished watching two seasons of Magic City on Netflix. I hadn’t heard of the show, just happened upon it while browsing. Apparently it was an original series on the Starz network (which I honestly didn’t know still existed), but has already been cancelled, so those two seasons are all you’re gonna get. I’d recommend watching it still though, as it had a pretty decent plot during a time period not much shown on TV (I think Mad Men is about the only other show on TV exploring that era). No spoilers, but the series ends pretty solidly, not leaving loose ends, so they must have known they were getting cancelled, or the writers were good at ending things with the season, rather than having cliffhangers.

After URF left us, I decided it was time to get back into playing some ranked in League of Legends. I had a long enough break, and dove back into my ELO hell. I managed to get a few wins and got into a promo series…

But the feeling of elation didn’t last long. I won the first game, but the second two games were thrown, despite our early game dominance in both cases. It seems we didn’t have good shot calling and/or mid-game knowledge. Our rotations were shit and we lost. Both times. I did get to try out Vladimir top though, and he was fun. Sustain for days!

Today I got back into another promo series, and I have won the first game again. Here’s hoping I managed to win it. It doesn’t really matter that much though, as this is just to get back to Bronze II. My Bronze I down to III up to I down to II and staying for a while, then down to III story is about to see the next chapter. I’ll get silver at least, but I really would like to shoot higher.

Another new season for a show I enjoy started up on Monday. TURN is the story of the Revolutionary War between the American Colonies and England. It’s an interesting time period, and the acting and story are superb. The original season which aired last year started off really slow and took forever to get going but I gave it a chance anyway, but this season started off very intriguing right off the bat. I should also mention that I have been watching the last episodes of Mad Men that are airing currently, while another show that started last year is coming back next month in Halt and Catch Fire. I seriously love AMC. Best network on TV in my opinion.

So that’s it for this edition of my random tweets. Peace out.

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