I like to write posts, in the last week of December, that are part "Best Of..." lists, part Resolution reviews, and Resolutions/Goals/Wishes for the upcoming year.Covid-19 pretty much dominated the first two; let's hope it doesn't dominate too much of 2021. Best of 2020 Comic Book Villains While Podicus Wrecks recorded through much of 2020, … Continue reading A (much smaller) Look Back At 2020….
'First Impressions' are quick recaps and reviews on video games (and, sometimes, books) that I am playing for the first time. Well, it took over 6 years, but I finally purchased "Dragon Age: Inquisition" for the PC (and not only was it on sale for $10 on Steam, it was the Game Of The Year … Continue reading First Impressions: “Dragon Age: Inquisition”
- I do not have Covid-19... but I had a Covid scare. More on both, later. - This past Sunday (the 27th), I got to celebrate my older brother's birthday (a few days late) with the rest of the family. This was the first time that we all were together since mid-June. I wasn't sure … Continue reading COVID-19: ‘Short Circuits’, “Catching Up”, September 2020
I do not have COVID-19... and this time, there's no '*'. I am on a new, temporary work schedule: I work from home on Mondays and Tuesdays, and work in the office Wednesdays through Fridays. This started this week and will go for the next 2 weeks, minimum (the other guy that is working from … Continue reading ‘Short Circuits’: Books, Games, and Podcasts, Oh My!
Song: "Sound The Alarm" by Thievery Corporation I'm not sure how to classify Thievery Corporation, other than "Awesome!". (I do not own this music - just linked it for your listening pleasure) I do not have COVID-19... I think. I have not been tested. But I did not feel... right... on Thursday or Friday, to the … Continue reading COVID-19: ‘Short Circuits’, 7/10-7/11
The nation is starting to open back up, for better or worse. Song: "Tumbleweed" by 9 Lazy 9(Disclaimer: I do not own any of the music that's linked in this post) Protests (from Associated Press) The deaths of George Lloyd in Minneapolis, the revealed-2-months-later death of Breeonna Taylor in Louisville, and the revealed-3-months-later-and-possibly-covered up murder … Continue reading COVID-19: ‘Short Circuits’, 5/30
I first came across the beautiful game, Okami HD, about 12 years ago, when a good friend lent it to me for the Playstation 2 (and it's been about 11 or 12 years since I've owned a gaming console. Fast-forward to 2019 and that same friend told me about the Okami HD port to PC. … Continue reading (New) First Impressions: “Okami HD (PC)”
Jerry Lawson, an Engineer, is generally credited as the first black game designer. Lawson was not only a self-taught engineer but one of the very few black engineers of his time. In 1976, after spending time at Queens College, Lawson developed the Fairchild Channel F, the first cartridge-bases console system that had a Pause button … Continue reading Black History Month: Facts #5
After a days-long project, I have come up with various Top 10 lists for the entire decade. Louisville Stories Let's start off with 10 of the biggest news stories of the decade involving Metro Louisville. I can't say that they were THE 10 biggest stories but these 10 (plus the Honorable Mentions) did have significant … Continue reading Best of the Decade
'First Impression' posts deal with my thoughts and reactions to games after I've played through the Introduction or Tutorial stages, and perhaps made it to a major checkpoint. Publisher: Paradox Interactive Developer: Obsidian Entertainment Released: March 26, 2015 Pillars of Eternity is an RPG that takes place on the world of Eora, where … Continue reading First Impressions: “Pillars of Eternity”