Black Summer (Preview)

Black Summer is the soon to be released prequel to Z Nation from SYFY channel except this will be on Netflix. Set during its namesake, the Black Summer is when the whole zombie apocalypse started. The first season will be 8 episodes. Enjoy the trailer below and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

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P.S. I Love You Sequel, Postscript, announced. (Book)

Author of the Book P.S. I Love You, Cecelia Ahern, recently announced on Twitter she has written a sequel titled Postscript. It is set to release in the UK first this fall and in the U.S. in April 2020. Below is the synopsis, enjoy and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

“When Holly Kennedy is approached by a group calling themselves the PS, I Love You Club, her safe existence is turned on its head. Inspired by hearing about her late husband Gerry’s letters, the club wants Holly to help them with their own parting messages for their loved ones to discover after they’re gone. Holly is sure of one thing – no way is she being dragged back to the grief she has left behind. It’s taken seven years to reinvent herself, and she’s ready to move on with her life. But Holly comes to realize that when you love someone, there’s always one more thing to say…”

7’scarlet Review (Steam)

7’scarlet is the newest game developed by Idea Factory and published by Intragames, who full disclosure tossed me a copy to review. I am also kinda glad they did because I truly never would have bought this type of game in a million years. I would have seen it, thought it looked interesting but never got around to it. Why you may ask, well it plays out like a visual novel. I have no issue with visual novels, by the way, they just aren’t my thing. This game may have changed that tho.

The story starts off explaining what is going on, which is you are laying the role of a young woman searching for her brother with her friend from when she was a child. This will lead you to the town of Okunezato which is surrounded by all kinds of mystery and intrigue. From the political atmosphere to the odd relationship between the owner of the hotel and the police officer. I know this all seems pretty vague, but it has too. The entire point of this is the story itself, and it would be wrong of me to spoil that and it is worth the experience. In fact, it is designed to be played multiple times as there are multiple paths to take with various characters. This will allow you to see the entire story and adds plenty of replay value.

The game is also quite beautiful to look at which I feel is pretty important for this style of game since you wouldn’t want to feel like you were reading a book instead of playing a game. That, however, is my only complaint. As aesthetically pleasing as the game is to look at, and as enjoyable as the story is, it is still a lot of reading and kinda felt like one massive cut scene even tho I did have to make choices at times. If you like to read books or visual novels this is a great game, it also was nice to relax with. It just wasn’t very exciting, and if you are used to shooters or action games this may not be for you.

As always tho I judge the games I play based off what the designers were creating and the functionality of it, and with a great story, no serious technical faults that I ran into and nice visuals I feel comfortable giving this one an 8/10, but pointing out it is not for everyone. Enjoy the trailer below that I added because honestly, I love the music. Best wishes and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

Best Wishes To New Zealand

Normally I try to stay out of politics and such on this blog, there are plenty of blogs dedicated to that and I feel like if you wanted that sort of thing you would visit. However, today 49 people in two mosques in New Zeland were killed today when what can only be described in my opinion as a terrorist attacked innocent people in prayer. Part of why I bring this up is, believe it or not, people that run blogs can see where our views come from (Don’t worry it is very vague) and I get hundreds of views from New Zealand and I hope each and every one of you is ok. Hell if you happen to be one of them please feel free to drop in and let us know you and your family are safe. Best wishes, and may the gaming gods bring you greatness.

Stephen King’s Silver Bullet (1985)

Based on the Stephen King book Cycle of the Werewolf and I am actually going to do something I have never done before. I am going to agree with and even link a review from over 30 years ago by Roger Ebert. Now for those that don’t want to read his review, he starts out by saying this is either the worst movie made from a Stephen King story or the funniest. Now please note he wrote that in 1985 when the movie first came out and a lot has changed since then but the spirit of his review is true. This movie is either intentionally funny or it is horribly made and truthfully I think they made it funny on purpose.

The movie itself is typical King fanfare. A small American town faces some sort of danger and is terrorized by it until a small group comes along and discovers the truth, this time it is a werewolf. You can honestly probably guess who the werewolf is 15 minutes into the movie, who the hero will be and all the other stuff. It is a very 1980’s movie after all, and I don’t mean that as a complaint. Truthfully I think if you like his other books or movies you will enjoy this, same goes for horror movies in general. It is far from a great movie, but it is, in fact, an enjoyable one. Best wishes and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

Our Idiot Brother (2011)

This movie was odd. See Ned is an idiot. Seriously he sells weed to a uniformed cop. You may say hey Savior, be cool to the guy with a mental handicap but no, he doesn’t have one. The guy is just an idiot and believes the best in everyone. So when the cop just says hey it has been a rough week he believes him and ends up in jail.

This will send him to jail for a few months and eventually parole and living with his mom, then he will bounce around with his sisters while he systematically messes up their lives while he tries to collect money doing odd jobs so he can rent out an old goat shed on a farm where his ex-girlfriend lives, basically so he can get his dog, Willie Nelson, back.

The movie filled an odd niche for me, it was an ice family drama but at the same time had some funny moments. I am also a pretty big fan of Paul Rudd and Elizabeth Banks so that helps. I wouldn’t by any means call this a great movie. There was quite a bit of downtime for example. It wasn’t wasted time tho, the movie tells a good story and I never felt like I was waiting for things to happen even when it was slow. For fans of that style of movie, this one is a good one, even a joy to watch. Best wishes and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

Return of the Living Dead 3 (1993)

Every so often I watch a movie that makes me think for the love of god give me the last 90 minutes of my life back. Other times I see one so good I think why the hell did that have to end. This is absolutely one of those times. It won’t take you long to figure out which this is.

The story is pretty straight forward. Curt finds out his dad and the government is doing experiments that bring the dead back to life. After a fight with his dad, Colonel Reynolds, so Curt and his girlfriend Julie ride away on his bike. Because she is an idiot she waves around a bunch they swerve into the wrong lane almost get hit by a truck and slam into a pole killing Julie. Sort of. See Curt in his infinite wisdom sneaks into a government lab to bring his girlfriend back. Yea, this goes well right?

So during his quest for necrophilia, they release more zombies and he runs away with Julie. From here it is a pretty boring run from the government for Curt and Julie turns more and more Zombie as she bites a few people and unknowingly spreads the zombie virus. The movie isn’t good and unlike most movies in the Return of the Living Dead series, this one isn’t all that funny. I will actually go so far as to say this is my least favorite in the entire series and tomorrow I am going to actually make fun of another movie in the series and I have already covered Return of The Living Dead: Rave To The Grave which I openly sad wasn’t a good movie, but at least it was fun. This one was not. Best wishes and may the gaming gods bring you glory.