Zero Lives - 2021/11/29
~ If you had life eternal ~
I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday weekend full of food and fun. I’ve decided to move these newsletters to Mondays as weekend releases have been unreliable. Plus, what better way to start your week than with a recap of last week’s top stories?
What I’m Playing
With Endwalker launching later this week, I’ve been doubling down on my FFXIV time and trying to get a few more classes leveled. I should have my MCH at 80 today and will start working on my WHM. Once the expansion hits, I’m rolling bun boi and blasting through the MSQ as fast as possible.
I got a weird itch and reinstalled Cyberpunk 2077. Maybe it’s because the wife and I have been watching Cowboy Bebop and I was craving a sci-fi game. It’s been close to a year since I last played it, so I decided to have some fun and modded it. Since getting back into it, I’m torn. I really want to like the world CD Projekt Red built, but the controls are so abysmal, it’s hard to stay immersed. everything from driving to aiming a gun is a struggle, no matter how much I adjust the controls.
The boy decided he wanted to play Dauntless again. I’m always happy to hit monsters in the face with a hammer, so I got it reinstalled. I still don’t like how they changed the progression and crafting systems with the 2.0 launch and will probably let the game collect dust until he decides he wants to play it again.
What I’m Watching
I’m almost done with Arcane and it keeps getting better and better. Aside from the gorgeous visuals, the story keeps getting better with each episode. At this point, I’m definitely interested in the world of League of Legends. May the old ones take mercy on me.
The wife and I have been enjoying Cowboy Bebop. No, it’s not 100% accurate to the anime, nor should it be. The characters (aside from Vicious and Julia) are lovable and the premise is fun and campy. No matter what reviews or fans may say, we’re enjoying it.
Midnight Mass had me extremely angry with the ending. It was a roller coaster of a ride with superb acting and compelling characters. But fuck me if it wasn’t frustrating to watch. It’s a short run and definitely binge-worthy.
Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City is a steaming pile of shit and might be the worst movie I’ve ever had the misfortune of watching. Fan or not, avoid this one at all cost.
Former Bungie Composer Court Ordered to Tell Fans to Destroy Destiny Music - In which a man learns that stealing is wrong.
GTA Trilogy Has Unfinished VR Mode - In which we learn an unfinished game had more unfinished aspects.
Arc System Works Reveals New DNF Duel Trailer - In which I pine for a fighting game I have no hope of being good at.
Nintendo Updates Its Animal Crossing: New Horizons Island - In which fans are disappointed.
Xbox Free Games With Gold for December 2021 Officially Announced - In which I have a disagreement with my Editor about how fans react to the program.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons Update 2.0.3 Fixes Item Duplication Glitch and More - In which my wife learns she could have been exploiting the game too late.
Life is Strange: True Colors Switch Release Date Announced - In which a solid single-player game is getting more life.
Dreams Central Social Hub is Seeking Funding on Kickstarter - In which a subpar looking game seeks funding.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons Player Recreates King of the Hill Intro - In which I decide to rewatch the animated series.
Monster Hunter Rise Update Adds Sonic the Hedgehog Collaboration - In which I still pine for the PC release.