“By 2017 the world economy has collapsed. Food, natural resources and oil are in short supply. A police state, divided into paramilitary zones, rules with an iron hand. Television is controlled by the state and a sadistic gameshow called “The Apprentice” has become the most popular program in history. All art, music and communications are censored. No dissent is tolerated and yet a small resistance movement has managed to survive underground.
When high-tech gladiators are not enough to suppress peoples freedom… more direct methods become necessary.”
Another year, another E3. I have been becoming less and less enthused as E3 is used less to show off what games are coming out and used more to show non-gameplay videos to promote pre-orders for games that may or may not come out 2 or 3 years from now. Worse, the last week was such a build up of hype just for E3’s hype. That said, there are still some games I am hoping to see more information on.
So this is New Year’s and what have you done? Another year over and a new one just begun.
Hello 2016, pleased to meet you. I know that some bad stuff is going to happen, I will inevitably lose some people whose work and presence I enjoy, there will be a bunch of loonies telling me to vote for them because they are better than those other loonies, and there will be some things that I really want to be awesome that will totally suck. It is the same every year. However, I don’t want that to sour our relationship. No, today we have just met for the first time and I am going to take the optimistic route, hold out my hand and say “2016, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.“
After the cathartic diatribe that was Part 1, here is my actual look back at 2015. Because this time of year is filled with exhaustive lists of events and things, I will only be talking about the things that came out or happened this year that resonated with me.
There I was, October 21, eating cake and ice cream and thinking how great I had it, *flash*, everything changes. My flying skateboard turned into some crappy balance-board with wheels and immediately caught fire. My car no longer flies, I have to remember how to tie my shoes, and worse I must settle for imperfect Pepsi! All this because of some kid and his grampa in a DeLorean. The worse part is nobody believes me that this happened. Insane, right? Goodbye 2015. Continue reading
The bartender says, “we don’t serve time-travelers here.” A time-traveler walks into a bar.
Thank god for hoverboards, self-drying coats, self-lacing shoes, hyper-accurate weather forecasting, dehydrated pizza, and flying cars. I don’t know where I would be without them. I just can’t wait to drink some Pepsi Perfect and watch Max Spielberg’s latest opus, Jaws 19 at the Holomax!
Truely, the future is now.
As is the tradition of New Years, this is a retrospective write up of the previous year, while also cataloging the what I look forward to in the coming year. Maybe this was a lackluster year, or maybe I am just becoming blasé in more recent years, but last year was just…forgettable. Don’t get me wrong, there were some ups and downs but nothing that I will be looking back on in solemn contemplation for decades to come.