The fingerprint reader on my Pixel 2 XL was acting up so I sent it to Google for repairs – leaving me without a phone. I made it almost two days before caving and picking up a Pixel 3.

First impressions? The camera is amazing and the build quality is stellar.

I have such a love/hate relationship with Bleeding Cool (and Polygon).

I struggle because I like reading news on the site — since they’re often breaking big stories within the industry — but, as many would have seen today, they’re constantly putting spoilers directly into the headlines of their articles, which drives me nuts. I’ve added and removed them from my RSS feeds more times than I can count over the past couple years because of shit like this.

Publishers, if you run a story with a spoiler in it, have some respect for your readers and don’t put it in the title.

Started Titanfall 2 →

Titanfall 2

As a Militia rifleman with aspirations of becoming an elite Pilot, you are stranded behind enemy lines and face overwhelming odds. Players must team up with a veteran Titan to uphold a mission they were never meant to carry out.

Titanfall 2

I felt inspired after watching the Noclip Half-Life doc and decided to toss $10 – an absurdly good deal – at EA for Titanfall 2 on PC. I’m looking forward to checking out the single player campaign after hearing so many good things about it.

Something I’ve been working on over the past little while is moving my blog off of WordPress and on to Blot.

Converting the posts was tough at first (and will be an ongoing project) but converting my existing theme over and getting everything up and running behind the scenes was otherwise pretty painless, aside from a pretty big change to my main URL and permalink structure.

Persona 5’s Joker is coming to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as DLC

Chaim Gartenberg writing for The Verge:

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is almost here, but Nintendo isn’t resting on its laurels. On the eve of the game’s launch the company announced the first of five DLC characters for the fighting game: Joker from Persona 5.

I can’t be the only one wondering why a character from Persona 5 – a game that’s only available on PlayStation – would appear in Smash Bros.

I had initially thought this could be the first step to bringing P5 out on the Switch but it seems like a strange order to do that. Why not announce the port and then offer the new character in Smash to tide fans over?

We’ll just have to wait and see. 

It’s a good one this week my dudes.

Comics December 5th, 2018

My longtime Tumblr blog isn’t affected by the update to their content guidelines. That said, I find it infuriating that neo-nazis, white supremacists, and other hate groups are allowed to remain on their platform as photos of “female-presenting nipples” are being flagged and removed left and right.

I’ll likely be migrating the content of my page over to this site in the next little while and decommissioning that page as soon as possible. This is ridiculous.

Keeping up with DC’s Drowned Earth crossover event was so much harder than it should have been. There’s one supertitled Justice League / Aquaman and another Aquaman / Justice League. One is the first issue, the other is the final issue, and they’re both listed as issue one.

Simple, right?

On a completely unrelated note, I bought a ton of comics today.

Comics November 25th, 2018

Started Fallout 76 →

Fallout 76

Reclamation Day, 2102. Twenty-five years after the bombs fall, you and your fellow Vault Dwellers—chosen from the nation’s best and brightest – emerge into post-nuclear America.

Thinking of doing a weekly IRL Twitch stream where I just flip through my weekly comic stack and chat about the books.

Fallout 76 players drop 3 nukes, crash server

Fallout 76

Christopher Livingston, writing for PC Gamer:

Unfortunately, the three simultaneous detonations may have been too much for Fallout 76 to cope with: the server crashed (or at least everyone got disconnected) a minute later, before the team could see if a Scorchbeast Queen three times the size of the last one would emerge from the ashes.

This is so epic I likely wouldn’t even be mad.

I’m really hoping for a nice Black Friday sale on Fallout 76. I’ve been holding off getting it while I work through other games but I’ve been itching to get back to the wasteland.

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