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Not #cursedtoid, but I saw this the other day and figured y’all gotta see it if you haven’t already. Art from an F-Zero novel from the early ‘90s. Just... amazing.


 
 

Do you guys ever sit to play something and then just freeze thinking of all the games you want to play, have sitting beside you, and plan on buying and then try to make a schedule of how to approach that mound of joy? Because that’s me at the moment.


 
 

WHO’S THE BEAUTIFUL HO-HO-WHOLESOME BASTARD WHO GOT ME THIS. Seriously, this was incredibly unexpected and I’m tremendously grateful! You inspire me to go the extra mile for my own SS (not the Nazis) recipient! #secretsanta


 
 

Me x Dragon Quest VIII (also what the hell does that gif cut to it looks like Bejeweled or some shit!)


 
 

Feeling reckless and gluttonous and thinking halting DQVIII 30 hours in and getting Pokemon or DQ XI for Switch. IS THIS A GOOD PLAN??


 
 
 
 

Oh yikes. Hit the first Dhoulmagus fight in DQVIII and I’m woefully underleveled... I wonder if this is just a game I’m destined to never finish.


 
 

So I absolutely loved The Lighthouse. It’s A Field in England and The Shining but written by Herman Melville. In other words, basically a movie made for me. Dafoe is a saltier crazier Mister Krabbs and Rob Pattinson channels Daniel Plainview. “WHAT?


 
 

Was anyone emailed an invite for the Death Stranding NYC event? Apparently some PlayStation users were! I wasn’t, but if anyone got an invite and wasn’t planning on going YOU WOULD MAKE MY LIFE A DREAM IF I COULD HAVE YOUR CODE! I WILL GIVE YOU GIFTS.


 
 

Movie gig starts Monday (it seems), but I’m waiting to hear about something... potentially in the realm of dream work. Long shot but we’ll see. Meanwhile I’m spending today remembering Pandemic Studios and playing Luigi’s Mansion and DQ on 3DS.


 
 

Got this Durge commission from Andrew MacLean at NYCC this year! Cost a pretty penny, but I figure I go for quality over quantity in my spending these days. Was great to meet some fellow Flixist compadres too! Final haul and ramblings inside.


 
 

Happy Thursday! My favorite day of the week, this Thursday is particularly excellent as it marks the 13th anniversary of the greatest game of all time making its way across the vast and majestic Pacific Ocean to the good old US of A. "Sweeeeeeeeeett!"

 
 
 
 

The Switch takes outdoor gaming to the next level and I still love mine like a newborn. Also shout to @Plissken for the push to go with 20th Century Boys for my manga craving. It’s GREAT so far! This photo WILL be sideways.


 
 
 

Happy Saturday! I hope your time off is relaxed, or your work unbegrudged. If your day isn’t going the way you’d like, maybe take solace knowing that 13 years ago today, in its home country of Japan, the greatest game of all time was released.


 
 

Looking to start a manga series! Narrowed it down a bit if anyone has any opinions...


 
 

I'm mostly a 1960-75 kind of guy, but then I catch myself in a '90s mood and I feel like a teenager. Listened to this shit LOUD driving home last night.

 
 
 

Literally three minutes in and Control's first collectible is fascinating me. WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?? NO KETCHUP??


 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Barring acts of Earth-splitting intensity, this time next week I’ll have started work at Barnes & Noble. Retail: The Final Frontier!


 
 

Me last night: “I wonder if Titanfall 2 is still amazing.” Titanfall 2:


 
 
 

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

Formerly SirShenanigans; eternally stupid. Wants to write; can't decide what's for dinner. Big fan of dolly shots in movies, Japanese sweet potatoes, Hellboy, breakfast-for-dinner, God Hand, and Herman Melville.
 
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