Some calls are hard to make but I had to make one of them. If you’ve followed my posts here or at What’s Your Tag? for the last year or so, then you know that I’ve been contributing content there, however, I will not be doing so anymore. It was a tough choice to make and many factors were part of the decision but in the end I felt that I could not give the attention necessary. If you have followed What’s Your Tag? in the past, I would ask that you continue to do so. If you have not, then I ask that you check them out and give them a chance. As for me…..
I finished watching season two of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and I was not disappointed. Joss Whedon continues to deliver a complicated but compelling story throughout this series. As outlandish and far-out as it may get with aliens and conspiracies, the true driver of the series remains the characters. This seems to be the hallmark of Whedon’s work and this show is another fine example. Then I watched Taken 3 and well….let’s just move on. There wasn’t much else that I watched, other than trying to watch Transformers: Age of Extinction again. That movie does not get any better and is still unwatchable to the point I had to turn it off to save my sanity and keep myself from loathing Transformers all together.
E3 was the big tech-oriented thing for the last week, particularly in gaming. VR and AR were big but not of particular interest to me. It was nice to finally see The Last Guardian revealed even though it is something that I don’t have an interest in playing. The biggest surprise for me was Microsoft revealing backward compatibility. I never in a million years thought that would happen and we were doomed to an never-ending barrage of remakes and remasters. With this reveal there is at least a chance that less games will get recooked for the new consoles and more time can be spent on new games, that is a big bonus. Sony doesn’t officially have a backward compatibility plan but I think they could leverage PS Now by detecting your PS3 disc in your PS4 and then letting you have access to the game, just a thought.
In the never-ending quest for Gjallahorn, I played massive amounts of Destiny only to be left without what I seek. Although my Nightfall strikes gave me some decent rewards, two exotic Warlock helms, I am still one of the many left wanting for Gjallahorn. Even with running both raids and level 34 Prison of Elders on all three characters, as well as one level 32 Prison of Elders, the closest I got was a second Hawkmoon and No Land Beyond. At the very least I got free exotic shards for my efforts. I won’t complain about the raids since I did manage to get the Fang of Ir Yut and The Word of Crota from separate runs of Crota’s End. I would still like to get Black Hammer and Hunger of Crota but all I can do is hope those items drop next week.
Many will pan Destiny and I still don’t blame them for doing so but even in this game there is a community and connection between people. I won’t reiterate the entire story since you can read it here, but when gamers can come together for a greater cause it should be noted. This was a fantastically beautiful tribute and should be recognized as such.
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