Two U-Haul boxes filled with all the physical junk I’m sure I don’t need in my life finally arrived on Friday, so this weekend was mostly made up of unpacking boxes, figuring out where all the frivolous crap I own could go, and hoping I can get rid of pretty much all of it before my next move. Still, there was some time for entertainment this weekend—primarily the weekend’s nine hours of WWE content.
I’ve written about Supergiant’s Pyre a couple times—and that’s just counting the posts dedicated to it. I said on both occasions that Pyre is a special game and that I was loving my time with it. Both sentiments remain true after finishing the campaign. 2017 has already featured a game that quickly became one of my favorites of all time and another excellent game I still need to get back to (Horizon Zero Dawn and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, for those not clicking through), but Pyre holds its own among them.
Like both of those games, Pyre takes place in a post-apocalyptic style setting. That’s about the only thing it has in common with either game, though.
My wife and I spent a good chunk of the weekend looking at dogs and eventually adopting a little guy we named Groot. It turns out being on the move so much is a little counterproductive to consuming entertainment (shocker, I know), but you can click through the break to see what I managed to sneak in over the weekend.
I’ve finally had a little more free time over the past few days, and I’ve dumped a good chunk of it into continuing Pyre‘s campaign. I knew I was going to like this game after a few minutes with it at PSX last year. I loved it after just a couple hours with it late last month. That love has only grown stronger as I’ve put more time into it.
Thanks to the lackluster reviews of The Dark Tower, Wind River‘s extremely limited release, not to mention other obligations perfectly timed to make my favorite movie time (discount morning tickets for the win!), I ended up spending the entire weekend out of movie theaters. Here’s the entertainment that filled my free time instead:
The summer movie season is winding down and the fall gaming season is getting an early start. There are several big releases in both categories coming over the next 31 days, and these are the movies and games I’m planning on spending some time with.
I would’ve loved to be playing Pyre all weekend, but I somehow managed to not get a chance to play it at all. Here’s what I did watch and play:
Pyre, the latest game from Supergiant Games (the creators of Bastion and Transistor), came out yesterday. I got the chance to play a round of Pyre‘s versus mode at last year’s PlayStation Experience, and I knew from those few minutes that I was going to love this game. Now that it’s out, I can officially confirm that I was right. I’ve only been able to put a little over an hour into it, so this isn’t anywhere close to a review. But it was a hell of an hour.
Here are some more specific thoughts:
Quick personal life update: I lost all interest in living in New York City after spending a few days there. The quick summary on my life as of today is that mistakes have been made and it looks like I’m going to be living in Maryland for the next year or so. But hey, at least now I know that LA is absolutely where I want and need to be right now. That’s a positive, right?
With that, let’s move on to the entertainment. We all know that’s what really matters anyway.
It would be a stretch for me to say that I have any element of my life even remotely figured out right now. My wife and I learned pretty quickly that we really don’t want to live in New York City, which makes the decision to pack all our stuff up and head there questionable at best. But it’s cool. This is just an opportunity for adventure, right?
We’ve still been in Brooklyn for the last ten days because Airbnb doesn’t exactly make life easy all the time. We’ve done some exploring of a couple boroughs, but we’ve also found time for some entertainment in our lives—which is of course what this post is about. Click through for the movies/shows/games/whatever that were part of my life over the past few days.
As part of my problem with peak TV, I’ve only seen the first season of Game of Thrones, so it’ll be a while before I get to experience what I’m pretty sure the rest of the world experienced last night.