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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:


 
 
 
 

Starting to feel empty when I don’t have a Castlevania game lined up in front of me immediately. That’s Symphony of the Night down and in the books!


 
 

So uh... When is it exactly that Evangelion becomes the best thing ever? Also, bump: The developments with the Fourth Child and bureaucratic intrigue are actually interesting! Though things are feeling a little left field-ish...


 
 

Saturday question! What are some of your favorite towns in video games?Being liberal with “town,” defining it as less Liberty City in GTA and more the like the segments in Persona 4; not the entire game world, basically, but pockets of it.


 
 
 

Hit the Best Pastries Known to Sam again, and was so struck... I doubled up! Strawberry eclair; almonds, whipped cream, custard. A favorite. Not big on chocolate, but that looked too pretty to pass up! Mousse, ganache, and I think a little fudge.


 
 

Okay, who’s read House of Leaves? I’m less than halfway through it but I think this might be a top ten favorite book for me. I have never before read a book the way I’m reading this.


 
 

Shady? Maybe. But worth the potential PayPal-refund hassle for a good deal!


 
 
 

Started Evangelion the other day and keep thinking about this bit of animation. Anime tropes have a way of dissatisfying me but I see why people like it already. I also realize how goddamn amped I am for Daemon x Machina.


 
 
 
 

Apricot-pistachio tart from my favorite bakery! Food is, uh, pretty great.


 
 
 
 

I found a PS3 on my run this morning. Who said exercise was pointless!


 
 
 

Not only did I order a complete copy of RIVAL SCHOOLS SHIT CAN’T WAIT for PS1, but I went for a drive to neighboring Connecticut to pick THIS UP FROM GAMESTOP YEAH. Now to motivate myself to set up my Wii U again!


 
 
 

I can get only the disc, only the first disc (the base game) for like $18 on eBay... Worth it? (Update!) Drove a distance to a nice retro game shop. No Rival Schools, but I made $80 off of Xbox 360 games collecting dust! The power is in my hands!


 
 
 
 
 

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

Sam has been reading and commenting on Destructoid for years as SirShenanigans, but the jig is now up. He loves slow camera push-ins, Japanese sweet potatoes, and Hellboy.
 
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