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About to step out for groceries and am channeling the 1972 heist movie extra who gets shotgunned in the stomach. Le sigh.


 
 
 

PSA! Anodyne 2: Return to Dust (or, One of the Best Games of the Past Decade) hits consoles February 18th! This game is AMAZING! Buy it! Eat it!



 
 
 

I think about this almost every day, and today, well, I guess a little more than usual. Blessing your Qtoid feed.



 
 
 

So I've played a bit of this again over the past few days and hoo boy, Nintendo is MISSING OUT by not reviving this. For me it's mostly the characters and world, but the racing itself is so unique; there's an appeal other racing games don't have.


 
 
 

I don’t know if I’m a genius, but yogurt on toast is really good. Also banana is King of Fruits; we aren't accepting alternatives at this time.


 
 
 

Final movie of 2020 needed to be something special.


 
 
 

... Whoa. So my Christmas gifts have been staggered a bit this year, apparently, because my mom hit me with a beautiful new shirt and I just got this Hellboy sketch BY MIKE MIGNOLA. WHAT.


 
 
 

With fewer than two hours to go it feels like an appropriate time to appreciate that at least Christmas 2020, putrid as this year may have been, doesn't have spontaneous combustion to worry about.


 
 
 

Curry udon w/ tofu was... okay! The sauce is the boss; grated apple, coffee, and a few chocolate chips actually really add a whole lot.


 
 
 
 

Been on a positively tyrannical Godzilla kick lately, and finally got to see Godzilla vs Hedorah, which I think ties with Shin Godzilla as my favorite of the films. It's straight up eclectic, visually, and really violent!



 
 
 
 

FEAR 2 and 3 are 100% the sort of games that a character on a TV show would play. Like, Anthony Jr would be playing it and Tony would walk in and heckle him with some inserts of random game footage.

 
 
 
 
 

So I know it's "Secret" Santa, but I did some sleuthing (and checked that he was cool with being revealed as a Very Good Dude) and need to thank Jetter Mars for an insane haul of generosity. This is above and beyond, and I think deserves special mention.


 
 
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Ever feel a sudden rush and enthusiasm for playing video games that it’s like, oh dear god, I want to play five things at the same time RIGHT NOW, because that’s-a me. Also pleased as punch with how these ribs came out the other day so GAZE.


 
 
 

... Curses all around, I had a dream about Bugsnax last night. (Also, I'm back to being a masked lowlife, but you can still just call me Sam!)

 
 
 

“Get in loser, we’re going to (try) to save the country.”


 
 
 

I saw Tenet. Oh... my goodness. Reminded me STRONGLY of Kojima's military sci-fi stylings, and even some of Death Stranding's stabs at surrealism. Also William Gibson's novel The Peripheral. But also James Bond, Michael Mann; it's effin' excellent.


 
 
 

I hope Bluepoint Games’ next remake is GOD HAND.

 
 
 

Ya ever reach the point in a book or game where you step back and really think “... Wait a minute, what in the Sam Hill is going on? How did we end up here???” Well, I’m at that point with Deadly Premonition 2. York voice actor interview here.



 
 
 

I'm becoming convinced that the best movies of all time are really just about... movies.



 
 
 
 


About Sam van der Meerone of us since 9:31 AM on 07.20.2012

Sam. Sir Shenanigans. Not your daddy's kind of stupid. Can't decide what's for dinner. Big fan of dolly shots in movies, Japanese sweet potatoes, Hellboy, Indian food, God Hand, and Herman Melville. A pig's gotta fly.
 
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