2017 has been – a trying year. Let’s just leave it at that for here.
But it’s been amazing for video games, thus I’m backing 2017 as a contender as a Year of the Games; it reminds me of just how solid 2007 was for film. Compounding the great games is a new way to enjoy a number of them by way of the Nintendo Switch, a system that merges portables and home consoles in one convenient optionally becontrollered (like bespectacled but with controllers) and dockable tablet.
Last week I set out to create a quick 20 or so list of great and notable-for-good-reasons games just to show how absurd it has been but it just kept going and now it’s a list that is 60 titles long, and that’s just for new releases. I also realized I should post it in some place less transient than my usual hangout, hence this post.
It is, I am sure, as yet an incomplete list and there are more titles worth note which happen to be altered releases of some sort. Thus in alphabetical order, and without much comment, I present:
An Incomplete List of Great and Good-Notable Games Newly Released in 2017Continue reading →
Quick update before I head out for the day. I went to the Taipei Zoo last week with a fun group of Belgians (looks like the person took a more candid picture than we had intended, not a smile among us). There were pandas. Lazy, sleeping pandas, but still, pandas.
From Osaka station, it took about two and a half hours to get to my hostel in Hiroshima. It would have been a little shorter, but for my unfamiliarity with where things are and the strange pace I take on when carrying my luggage.
After finding my way out of the Hiroshima station, I found myself with two options, I could grab a local train and then get on a streetcar, or just get on a streetcar and ride for an extra 10 minutes. I opted for simplicity in a new place rather than saving a small amount of time. Also there was a guy with a Care Bear bag (thanks phone!). Maybe it was just cheap, but I like to think it is some weird cross cultural hipster thing. Continue reading →