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  • What are you playing?

    Finally did the login fix! lol. 

    GOT A SERIES X AT MSRP! WOOHOO! All it took was having a friend of a friend who worked for Microsoft and got an employee purchase link. Sheesh. 

    Control - Really enjoyed this! A good length, very cool world, and solid gameplay. Playing it made me really happy that it was the last hurrah for my release Xbox 1, though, as I would get insane chugging coming out of the pause screen and had probably 5 hard crashes, which I have had maybe 3 total in all other games across the life of this console.

    Also, the fake-out end credits before the real end was a lot of fun.

    Flynn, Son of Crimson - Downloaded on a lark off game pass (aside - Game Pass remains the single best value in gaming right now. The selection is insane. I haven't bought a game in like 6 months) as I needed another game I could play while the 4 year old was awake. Fun, light little semi-metroidvania platformer. Would recommend to anyone who's a fan of the genre and wants an entry on the easier side. Probably about 4-5 hours to beat.

    The Art of Rally - I was excited for this as I wanted a simpler racing game, and while the art style is great, the game was extremely meh. Controls felt floaty and inconsistent and it was weirdly unforgivable when you got off the road. If you were like 10 feet off and angling back on, it would often just kick you back onto the road at a dead stop and give you a time penalty. Didn't end up finishing. 

  • What are you playing?

    Been playing Control on game pass. Simple but punchy combat, great and weird visuals, and so far an engaging story. Would recommend. Only complaint so far is that the upgrade components only drop in some zones and enemies seem to appear randomly once you've cleared it so it's a pain trying to get them. 
  • NFL 21/22

    Jesus so far it looks like Nagy is trying to get fired. 
  • Rick and Morty S5

    The Crows shit was just classic rick and morty nonsense and I loved it. The Canon episode was interesting (not much time for humor though, but there were some good bits - "did you really think my forcefield would be down for the second shot?"), but I really like it for 2 reasons - First, they have now answered the big Canon question so now we can just get back to rick and morty at its best, which is one-off episodes IMO (mortyplicity was easily the best episode of the series IMO), and if, as it seems, the entire multiverse is now available it opens the possibility for more realities - one where Jerry is the smartest person in his universe, for instance. 
  • Amazon's Clarkson's Farm

    I've been pretty down on Grand Tour. It felt like they'd finally recaptured some of the Top Gear magic with the Colombia and Mongolia specials in their last season, and the announcement that they were moving to an "all specials" format made me very hopeful that they'd finally learned what worked best for their show (cheap vehicles and interesting locations), but the specials have all been bad. Seamen was boats, and they didn't do anything interesting with them, the pirate one was just awful (heavily modified modern cars aren't interesting!), and the most recent one was basically a below-average episode from a late top gear season. I've heard good things about Clarkson's farm, though (even from people who, like me, hate Clarkson as a person), so I'll definitely give it a shot.