Glances

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Warframe logo

Entertainment > Games >

(on Wikipedia)
https://www.warframe.com/landing

Be a robo-ninja and stuff; another one of these "run around and mash buttons" games, but with an awkward wall running mechanic that you ignore and instead run around and mash buttons.

Overall I'm unimpressed.



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Kingdom - Classic - (2015 game) image

Entertainment > Games >

(on Wikipedia)
https://www.kingdomthegame.com/

A fauldschool resource game that would have made for a fine free Flash game, but is instead for-pay.

Fair.

  • Properly titled Kingdom: Classic

    • aka Kingdom
  • Also Kingdom: New Lands



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Homefront - (2011 game) image

Entertainment > Games >

(on Wikipedia)
(https://web.archive.org/web/20120504005225/http://www.homefront-game.com/ |archived home page]])

The Koreans invade the United States, and you are a freedom fighter who hides behind invulnerable cover in an on-rails playable cutscene.

alt-F4 as soon as I was placed in a "home base" which forced me to RP-walk everywhere. Inexcusable.

Software >

(on Wikipedia)
http://www.swingswingsubmarine.com/games/seasons/

So cute! Whenever I play a game with a little fox type thing, I will always think of Okami - (2006 game).

I ended up getting stuck at the winter/summer level, trying to go east with the spirit. I guess I'm the first person to ever play this, ever.

Alien 3 (1992) image

Entertainment > Movies >

(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0103644/

Survivors of an alien attack crash next to a prison and learn that the alien came with them.

This was my first movie with a shaved-headed woman. I guess I was all "oh no she di'int, now wesa gettin serioooos".

In my mind, the franchise was significantly weakened by this movie. It just didn't "feel right". Perhaps the previous two were so good that they became too tough to follow, but after yet another re-watch this movie really just doesn't seem all that good.

  • Properly titled ALIEN3



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Aliens (1986) image

Entertainment > Movies >

(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0090605/

Waking from long hibernation, a woman claims to be the survivor of an alien attack from a planetoid which has since become a terraforming colony.

A direct descendent of Alien - (1979 movie), this movie not only builds on but improves on the movie, turning this into a blockbuster franchise.



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Alien (1979) poster

Entertainment > Movies >

(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0078748/

A crew of civilians investigates a distress beacon, but it turn out to be a warning that they were too late to heed.

Alien is another "first to get there" movie which has set the bar for its sub-genre.

It has a dirty old-but-futuristic look to it that really stretches its technological and budgetary limitations. As it turns out, this has given the movie incredible longevity. For a movie as old as this, it easily stands the test of time.

  1. Alien - (1979 movie)
  2. Aliens - (1986 movie)
  3. Alien 3 - (1992 movie)
  4. Alien - Resurrection - (1997 movie)



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Of Mice and Men - (1937 book), by John Steinbeck cover

Entertainment > Reading >

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A too-forgiving man and his stupid brute of a friend travel as farm hands to scrape together money for the dream of owning their own land.

A thriller, a gripping tale ... that you will not set down until it is finished. Steinbeck has touched the quick.

-- The New York Times, who are about as smart as Lenny.

An unforgivably-terrible book. Awful almost beyond reason. Plodding and boring, it's only a "page turner" because it's tauntingly short enough to tear through like ripping off a bandage. But on the plus side, although it's littered with written-accents, it's not difficult to read.. plus the ending is great!

2019-08-07 - Wow, this was so forgettable that I couldn't actually remember reading it until I read the first few paragraphs..