I enjoyed Avengers Endgame. In fact, I liked it so much that I’m not going to address the part that made me roll my eyes (that everybody in my twitter feed LOVED). I don’t feel that it’s worth nitpicking this, the first and only culmination of a ten year cinematic arc. To be able to bring that much storytelling to a satisfying conclusion is nothing short of incredible.
Last night, the family and I finally found a timeslot to watch the much anticipated latest addition to the Marvel franchise, Avengers Infinity War. I was really looking forward to seeing this film at first, but the more I thought about it, the more hesitant I became. How much were the events of Infinity War going to change the universe that I’ve enjoyed for the past ten years? Since I’m still wrestling with that idea after seeing the film, I decided to knock out a quick few bullet points detailing my initial likes and dislikes.
The most recent episode of the Burton and Scrooge podcast has a lengthy segment about “collecting”. I must admit, it would never have crossed my mind to make this the main topic of a podcast conversation but it’s actually quite fascinating and relatable. At first, I couldn’t think of any true “collecting” that I’ve done in my lifetime. I’ve never earnestly put any effort into stamps or coins. But the longer the discussion went on, the more I realized that I AM quite the collector, after all!
This month, we have a special roundtable episode that includes members of The Gaming and Entertainment podcast network. This rowdy crew saw fit to discuss all manner of gaming topics, from upcoming expansion packs to the changing mobile gaming scene to Syl’s hidden desire to shower with World of Warcraft soap. Please be sure to visit all of the fine podcasts of my guests this month!
Hey, good readers! I’ve recently written a post that did not align well with the gaming theme of this blog. As such, my friend Roger has graciously agreed to host it over at Contains Moderate Peril. It’s a speculative post about how the teams of the superhero civil war might look in Marvel’s next Captain America film. If that kind of thing is of interest to you, please go check it out!
There appears to be a recurring theme in my life as of late. I’ve found myself returning to games that at one point I’d decided were not enjoyable to me. What’s even more interesting is that they’ve started to ‘click’ and I’ve found myself sinking hours into games that were at one time so unappealing that I couldn’t understand what others saw in them. First it was Guild Wars 2. Then, I jumped back into Skyrim. Now, thanks to an irrational pull prompted by my viewing of the latest Avengers movie, I’ve re-entered a game that I never thought I would enjoy: Marvel Heroes. I’ll just chalk all of this up to being hopelessly slow to catch on to “new hotness”. I’m full of examples of things that I did not “get” at first but changed my opinion about at a later time – MMO’s, twitter, blogging. Heck, maybe I’ll come to the point where I even enjoy MOBA’s someday.