The Unexpected Rise of Multiplayer Gaming In My Life

I’ve never really been into multiplayer gaming, at least online. I’ve always been a proponent (and fan) of story-driven single-player experiences, dabbling into couch co-op or versus gameplay when my wife and I can. TT Games’ LEGO releases have been great for this. The same goes for many of Nintendo’s games—Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Super Mario 3D World being only two of the recent examples. Overcooked, my obsession from just a few months ago, was great.

Things have been changing recently, though, and those changes are the result of a game I’ve never played.

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Fall Weather Weekend Recap

Fall weather finally kicked in over the weekend… and it’s colder than I remember. I still love it, though, and I ended up spending a bit more time outside than I have the last couple weekends. There was still plenty of time to stay entertained thanks to the various screens in my apartment, though.

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Looking back at Q3 2017

Here’s my third check-in for the entertainment goals I set for myself at the beginning of the year. It seemed to be pretty simple. Impossible to fail. It’s looking like I was wrong. Here are the goals I set:

  1. Watch 100 movies, at least one each week (never watched before)
  2. Play and finish at least 15 games already in my collection (never finished before, played is okay)
  3. Read 26 books (never read before)

You can check my progress during the first and second quarters of the year here and here. Check my July to September progress below, then let me know how your goals for the year are going.

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Leaving Netflix Syndrome: A 30 Rock Story

I’m in the middle of a monthly tradition right now. You might be familiar with it: I find out what’s leaving Netflix next month, vow to watch as much of it as possible before that happens, and watch roughly zero percent of it before it disappears from my list without a trace.

It’s not that I don’t want to watch the movies and shows that are leaving Netflix. It’s not that I don’t care about them. I do. But the Netflix list isn’t a reality. It’s a dream, truer and more optimistic than any other. It’s a snapshot of everything I ever hope to achieve but, sadly, never will.

Or maybe it’s just way too many movies and TV shows for anyone to reasonably watch, with more added by the second. Either way, things are different this time.

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First days of fall Weekend Recap

There are a few good things about being back on the east coast right now instead of being in beautiful southern California. One of those things is fall weather. I love the cool air, gentle breezes, everything pumpkin spice and any excuse to wear a hoodie all day. Of course none of that’s been happening and the weather’s been pushing 90º for the last few days with more warm weather on the way.

But hey, that gave me more of an excuse to stay inside to watch and play a lot this weekend.

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