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Posted In: It just didn't hit

I have finally tried Silicon Valley - and it just didn't hit. Normally when an HBO series is so critically acclaimed I'll enjoy it - oh well

By DavidWest 1 year ago ago

Posted In: A great sequel

Yeah I watched all the shorts Nothing crazy, but I do think they help. I get that they couldn't really make the movie any longer than it already was

By DavidWest 1 year ago ago

Posted In: A great sequel

Blade Runner 2049 is one of the rare examples of a great sequel. In a lot of ways it's better than the original - but put them together and you have an absolutely wonderful franchise.

If you are on the fence about seeing Blade Runner 2049 - go see it

By DavidWest 1 year ago ago

Posted In: Best anime

Best of all time....

Dragon Ball Z... maybe. I have to think a bit more. But I'm a sucker for things like Dragon Ball Z, Hunter X Hunter, and more recently My Hero Academia.

Apparently I need to watch Made In Abyss

By DavidWest 1 year ago ago

With Nintendo traditionally having less-powerful machines than competitors, I think they actually require that of their developers pretty often But it really is impressive.

By DavidWest 1 year ago ago

Posted In: Mighty All Might

I really liked episode 37 - because of All Might. It's great seeing overwhelming power, even if it's not absolute and a little broken

By DavidWest 1 year ago ago

I'm not a huge player of online FPS games. This is partially due to how awful I am at them... ok that's most of it Still, every time I see someone play Battlefield 1, I am always in awe of just how amazing the environments look. Honestly I think the game is worth playing for at least a few hours just to be immersed in the environments.

By DavidWest 1 year ago ago

Once winter is upon us, the days are short, and rain falls from the sky.... I'm going to try Persona 5. I played a bit of Persona 3 a long time ago, and I'm stoked to try this one

By DavidWest 1 year ago ago

Ni No Kuni was a lot of fun, and Ni No Kuni II will be an absolute blast if it comes close to, or exceeds the original. With Studio Ghibli kind of erratic, it's great to get an experience that feels Ghibli.

By DavidWest 1 year ago ago

Octopath Traveler looks great, and people have been praising the demo. I can't wait to try it. I think something like this - HD 2.5D, or whatever you want to call it, is a great way to take an old style, and breath some new life into it.

I hope the final game turns out well, and that it's successful.

By DavidWest 1 year ago ago

Halt and Catch Fire is my favorite tv drama ever. 

heart

By DavidWest 2 years ago ago

I was wondering what people thought of season three. 

Personally - I think it's still a good show, but I don't think the Cali cartel are as interesting as the Medellín Cartel - and I think the show producers knew that and kind of just moved the show along until the next one.

I loved how well Wagner Moura characterized Pablo Escobar. I'm hoping we get another actor with that same dedication.

By DavidWest 2 years ago ago

Those are all on my list of ones to buy and play. Nex Machina looks like it's on sale right now for the Playstation. 

I'm basically just waiting to finish one of the games I'm currently working on, and then I'll probably get one of those.

By DavidWest 2 years ago ago

I haven't found too much to watch this fall yet - though I know it's all just starting.

I'll be finishing up My Hero Academia - a very surprising, creative, and inspiring anime. One I highly recommend. In some ways it feels like a more lighthearted Hunter X Hunter.

I just noticed that .hack//SIGN was on Hulu, so I'm going to start off by re-watching that. It's a classic one for me

By DavidWest 2 years ago ago

I wanted to share some of the science fiction that I absolutely adore.

1. Most things by Peter F Hamilton

My favorite trilogy by him is The Void Trilogy. I actually started with the 3rd book not realizing there were previous books, and about a quarter of the way into it, went back and read the first two.

I love his general world building, the far future sci fi, and really interesting concepts. Sometimes he can be a little long winded (Great North Road).

2. A Fire Upon The Deep by Vernor Vinge

The world building - the universe - in this book is just amazing. I fell in love with the aliens, and the rules governing things in this universe. 

By DavidWest 2 years ago ago