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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!


 
 
 
 
 

Did a Cuphead for my friend’s birthday card, figuring anything more complicated would tear my brain.


 
 

WHAT THE FUCK YOU NEED TO GRIND FOR MONEY FOR THE FINAL BOSS IN ZIP LASH CHIBI-ROBO WHY... THIS GAME BLOWS (Update) Woke up early, grinded coins, and beat the game. Now to bury the cartridge and remember Chibi for the hero he was, not the shadow he became

 
 

Wow so Iceborne looks really awesome! So awesome that I’m feeling like getting back into Monster Hunter. But Capcom, buddy...


 
 

Every turtle I stomp on in Downwell just makes me feel horrible.

 
 

So a week later, how are people liking MK11? I’m feeling like I was preemptive in dismissing it; was so excited, excited, then just kind of dropped it because of the controversy, which didn’t even really bother me. I’m prone to whims! Might grab it


 
 

This guy’s art (@tomishunter on Twitter) has single-handedly made me love Sekiro, sort of retroactively. More pics in comments.


 
 
 
 

Honestly I'm really tempted to spend a lot of money on this game. It reeks of... God Hand.

 
 
 

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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