2019: It’s here, I guess.

2019 is here. I can’t say that I’m that excited. It is just another date on the calendar and a new number I have to remember to write on my checks. My current feelings about the coming year involves less giddy anticipation and more just morbid curiosity about how disappointed I will be.

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2018: A NEW HOPE

As years go, 2018 didn’t seem to have an identity of its own, just a mere continuation of 2017. I discovered the classic series, Columbo and Breaking Bad. I got really into the card games Star Realms and Splendor. After a trip to the Farm Show, I binged the farming sim Stardew Valley and created my own real life garden full of many varieties of basil, tomato, and peppers, to some success. E3’s Cyberpunk 2077 announcement had me searching for anything Cyberpunk including Blade Runner 2049, Android Netrunner (RIP), Shadowrun Returns, even Strange Days and William Shatner’s terrible TekWar series.

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2017: The Coming of Shadows

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“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.”

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E3 2016: Living On Hopes and Dreams

Murray_The_Demonic_Skull_by_8bfAnother 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.

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Hello 2016

Captjc V6 SmallSo 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.

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2015 – The Year of Futures Past (Part 1)

TOTAL RECALL FUCK EMThere 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