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A blog about life in general, in as many languages as I can manage. Ενα ιστολόγιο περι ζωής, πολυγλωσσο - σε όσες γλωσσες εχω μεράκι να γράψω.

Far Cry Classic | Done

OK, so it's time to kick off a series of reviews for the binge on FarCry.  I was wondering which Far Cry I should start with, and I needed up going with "classic" since it was available, on sale, and other versions were not (I suppose I could have looked for a used copy on eBay or something...)Anyway, this is a backward-compatible title from xbox 360, and I finished on 10/28/2020In this game,
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Blair Witch | Done

Digging into the "Finished some time ago" pile, this game was completed on 7/25/2020. This was a gamepass game that I wanted to try to finish before my gamepass expired.Coming into this game I knew of the Blair Witch Project. I remember the trailers and all the hubbub in the late 90s, but I have never seen the actual films.  The shaky cam in the previews didn't appeal to me.So why play this game? 
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Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare | Complete

 Here's another for from the backlog.  This one I finished on 9/5/2020So far I've enjoyed all of the Call of Duty games that I've played, so I thought I'd give this futuristic take on the franchise a go. I think it was something I got during one of the seasonal xbox sales.Anyway, in this game, you take on the role (if I remember correctly) of Captain Nick Reyes, who is a Special Operations
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Batman Arkham Origins | Done

 So here's a recent game I completed! (woohoo!) I finished this one in November 2021 (last week actually), and I thought I'd write up some quick thoughts about it.I have about a dozen games (mostly trilogies, or parts of trilogies) still on disc from the xbox 360 days - so I thought I'd work through my backlog of games on disc, so I can move most xbox 360 stuff into storage.  Batman Arkham
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it's convocation time!

I guess it's official! I get to be at convocation next year!  Even though I was technically done with my degree in September of 2021, I'll be one of the graduates at next year's convocation, which will again be virtual.  I think that it's definitely a good call to be virtual given the uncertainties of COVID that still exist. To be honest, it's also a big of a weight off my shoulders. 
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More backwards compatible titles for xbox!

 Well, that came out of the blue, and it was a rather nice surprise! The xbox is 20 years old, and as part of the celebration, Microsoft announced 76 titles being added to backward compatibility!  The Max Payne trilogy is finally backward compatible, as are some other games that I own, like Mortal Kombat and Operation Racoon City!   Maybe it's time to look for some used games on
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TV Binge - Part VI

Not necessarily in the order that I watched these, but here are some thoughts on recent TV shows on IMDBtv, Netflix, and ANT1Leverage: RedemptionI was surprised to see this series rebooted under the IMDBtv brand, but I was also delighted to see it back. The original ran for five seasons, and it was a story of sticking up for the little guy.  This second series is that, and it's also about the
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Carrion | Done

 One more gamepass title that I completed before that ran out.  This one from August 9, 2020Carrion is described as a "reverse horror game." This means that instead of playing a human trying to escape some really horrific fate (like being killed by aliens or amorphous goo...) the player assumes the role of an amorphous creature of unknown origins. Your goal is to escape the facility which
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Rise and Shine | Done

Alright.  Here is another review from back when I had gamepass and I tried to play as much as I could 🤣.  I think that my general review of Rise and Shine is that THIS. GAME. IS. PUNISHING.😬😩😵Rise and Shine is an action platformer. In this game you are on Gamearth (basically a planet where everything is a game reference from our world). Gamearth was once a peaceful planet that
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Review: The Three-Body Problem

The Three-Body Problem by Liu Cixin My rating: 5 of 5 stars I wasn't quite sure what I'd make of this book, but since it was free on the Stories from the Stars TOR podcast I gave it a try, and I am glad I did.  One of my audiobookphile friends recommended it, so I knew it had to be good.The storytelling is written (and translated) in a way that engages the reader.
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