I like to save things. I don't trust others to do it, even large websites like Twitter - which I'm sure, no matter how unlikely it may seem now, will not exist at some point - and all those conversations and posts will be lost. Sure, in a world where Twitter doesn't exist, this website may not either, but at least I have multiple offline backups of this website! So I've decided to archive my Twitter posts/conversations on here, going by month. I had older Twitter posts that I deleted all at once via third-party service a while ago, which I now regret as there were many conversations with people like Ryan Davis, who passed away in 2013, that I wish I had a record of. Despite having created my current Twitter account in June 2010, the earliest posts go back to April 2012, so that is where we will begin.
After a very unsuccessful run doing Duos with Heather, it's back to Solo play in PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds as I practice getting better!
We managed to get Heather a discounted code for PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, so after she played a solo match to familiarize herself with the game, we decided to jump right into Duos to try and get that chick'n dinner.
I finally caved and bought PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds on Steam. This is my first hour with the game, previously having only watched footage of it from Giant Bomb, Austin Walker and Patrick Klepek, and random videos shared on Twitter. I don't do so well, even managing to be the first person killed in a game. How embarrassing! I've gotten better, though. That chicken dinner will one day be mine...
My girlfriend is upstairs doing her homework. In a little bit, I'll sit next to her and play Shadow of the Colossus HD as she finishes. E3 is soon and I want to play through The Last Guardian beforehand, but I figured I should play the first two games in the "Trico" trilogy first. I beat Ico HD yesterday, my first time playing through the game, and I originally beat Shadow of the Colossus back in 2005 on the PlayStation 2. It became one of my favorite games (and the soundtrack is one of the best of all time), so I look forward playing it at a higher resolution and stable framerate. A little while ago I loaded it up while my girlfriend was working next to me, just to do something, and I ended up killing the first three colossi. It's still a fantastic experience that I've yet to see matched.
It's June 1, and I wanted to write something. It's going to be a big month. There's E3, which I mentioned earlier, in which my girlfriend and I got tickets to go see Sony's conference at a theater, an event I've loved going to for the past three years. It'll be the first time I share it with somebody. My 29th birthday will be less than two weeks after that. I'll have one year until 30, something I'm not exactly looking forward to. I have what I call Bad Baby Brain, but what others call ADHD, depression, etc., and it causes me to not do a lot of the things I want to do. But I am getting better, slowly, and I am hoping to have this month be an example of what things look like when I actually, you know, do stuff. We'll see how that goes, though. The first of every month has always been a false start with me. "A new month, a new beginning!" which lasts a few days until I go back to the same old routine of poor social media use and napping.
Wait, I wanted this to be positive! E3 is soon! It's one of the best times of the year! In the words of Roland from Borderlands, "It's like Christmas!" I call it Second Christmas, actually. It makes me happy, gets me inspired, and it's just a great time, especially with all those fantastic gifs people end up making. I usually use it as an excuse to eat like crap, too, but I think I'll just stick to having some popcorn this year.
So in the interest of staying positive, I want to talk about what I have been working on and what I would like to start on this month. I beat and recorded my entire playthroughs of Nier and Nier: Automata, and want to make detailed videos about my experience with those. That's actually one of the reasons I am playing through the Trico trilogy, is because I definitely see similarities with those games. Once I have footage of Shadow of the Colossus and The Last Guardian, I'll get to editing. I also want to officially announce my other YouTube channel, Pure Gameplay, after I spruce it some more and get more complete playthroughs uploaded. I'm also going to focus on selling some of my belongings that I no longer feel the need to keep around, which I'll use to take care of all my credit cards before all the 0% APR windows end. This will mostly consist of my comic book collection, as the vast majority of them I could probably get digitally, and they take up a lot of space and aren't easy to move around. I want to read through each one before I get rid of them, though, so I'll probably be talking about comics a lot on Twitter and such. I especially want to take pictures of some of my favorite ads that I come across, like those old "nerd gets sand kicked in his face by a buff dude at the beach and then gets buff himself and gets revenge" ones that used to appear a lot.
Other things I would like to do: redesign website, optimize YouTube channel, finish YouTube school, and more!
My girlfriend is about to be done with dinner. We just started Fargo (the TV show) since I finally saw the movie the other day (which is great), so maybe we will do that. And then it's time to take down some colossi.
Talk to you soon.
These are the specs of the PC I started using in August 2016.
|CPU||Intel Core i7 3770|
|Motherboard||Asus P8P67 Pro REV 3.0|
|Memory||Corsair Vengeance 16GB DDR3 1600MHz|
|Video Card||EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti|
|Storage||Western Digital 2TB Black HDD, Samsung 840 Pro 128 GB SSD, Samsung 850 EVO 500 GB SSD|
|Optical Drive||Asus DRW-24B1ST|
|Case||Fractal Design R3|
|Power Supply||Corsair CMPSU-850HX 850 Watt|
|Operating System||Microsoft Windows 10 Home Premium 64-bit (OEM)|
Charles and Heather do their best to satisfy the hunger of their robot patrons in VR The Diner Duo, a virtual-reality cooking game for the HTC Vive. We are playing co-op and go through the first six levels.
I talk about GameFly and other miscellaneous topics as I walk with the doggies to check the mail.
My Top Four Games of 2016
The only other 2016 release I beat was TrumPiñata, but there's no way I'm putting that atrocious cash grab in a "Top Games of 2016" list.
1. It had to come out in 2016.
2. I had to beat it.
Every year, NeoGAF has a 52 games challenge, in which you have to beat 52 new games before the start of the next year. There is also a movie and book equivalent, in which you have to read 50 new books and watch 50 new movies. These challenges provide that extra motivation to do/finish the things you already wanted to anyway and can lead you to checking out stuff you otherwise may not have (this is especially true with books).
Once again, I didn't even come close to completing the challenge, beating only one more game than I did in 2015.
Police Trainer (Arcade)
The House of the Dead (Arcade)
Mount Your Friends (PC)
Life is Strange (PC) - April 1
Halo 5: Guardians (Xbox One) - April 16
Devil's Third (Wii U) - April 19
The Lab (HTC Vive) - April 26
Uncharted: Drake's Fortune (The Nathan Drake Collection) (PS4) - May 13
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (The Nathan Drake Collection) (PS4) - May 23
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception (The Nathan Drake Collection) (PS4) - May 28
Uncharted 4: A Thief's End (PS4) - June 9
The Brookhaven Experiment (HTC Vive) - July 18
TrumPiñata (HTC Vive) - July 22
Titanfall (Xbox One) - October 2
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (PS4) - October 10
Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition (PS4) - October 12
Platinum Demo - Final Fantasy XV (PS4) - November 29
Final Fantasy XV (PS4 Pro) - December 12
We'll see if I fare better in 2017.