Review: Legacies: Book 1: Captain to Captain
Legacies: Book 1: Captain to Captain by Greg CoxMy rating: 4 of 5 stars Quite an interesting kick off to the 50th anniversary novel special (if you'd call it that). This story deals with characters that were seen in the original pilot (the one that was never picked up), with Number One (Majel Barrett's character) coming to Kirk's enterprise to take a piece of tech that allow s for interdimentional
Metroid: Samus Returns
Tuesday, Jun 27 2017 17:19 | 3DS, E3, Entertainment, GameBoy, metroid, nintendo, trailer, video games, VideoGames
One of the games I forgot to look for a trailer for last week was Metroid: Samus Returns, which is a modern version of Metroid II which came out in 1992 (25 years ago!!!) for the original GameBoy. A good friend of mine had this game (and had beat it). As was common back then, we traded game cartridges and I tried to beat this game by starting at the beginning, but I found it frustrating.
Music Rewind - Eat it
Sunday, Jun 25 2017 11:03 | #musicrewind, Entertainment, Humor, Music, parody, Ελληνικά, Μουσική, χιούμορ
Εδώ και κάτι εβδομάδες μου έχει κολήσει στο μυαλό το τραγούδι του Weird Al το οποίο λέγεται Eat It και είναι μια παροδία του τραγουδιού Beat it του Michael Jackson. Όχι πως είναι και κάτι που θα τραγουδούσε κανείς έξω (αν και θες να σε πάρουν
Chasing the infinite sky
I came across this (really short) fan film a few weeks ago but I had not had time to watch it up until now. The design aesthetic is definitely NuTrek, but that doesn't bother me. It does fit within the CBS/Paramount fan-film guidelines, and in doing so it really lacks much engagement.The more brutal star trek fans out there say that it sucks, for a variety of reasons, including that it's
This week in Quebec music
Δεν ξερω κατά πόσο είναι καινούργιο αυτό το τραγούδι, αλλά είναι κατι που ανακάλυψα μέσω χριστίνας αυτή την εβδομαδα.La folie by LGRVerdict: Αν και με τα γαλλικά δεν τα πάω και τόσο καλά, αρκετά καλό τραγούδι (και ας μην τα πιάνω όλα).
Star Trek: Legacy by Patrick Collins
I came across this re-cut of Star Trek the Motion Picture using Daft Punk's soundtrack from Tron:Legacy. Pretty interesting!
Resident evil, all wrapped up
This past weekend I took the opportunity to wrap up the resident evil movie collection and saw Resident Evil: Retribution, and Resident Evil: The Final Chapter. I had seen Resident Evil: Afterlife in the theaters in 2010, but I had been putting off the rest. All movies pick up from another another (well, at least the last three did), so I think they are better seen consecutively :-).Resident
Music Rewind - Bloody tears
Sunday, Jun 18 2017 02:00 | #musicrewind, 3DS, castlevania, Entertainment, Music, music video, NES, nintendo, Playstation, SNES, video games, VideoGames, youtube
The stuff one finds on YouTube! While looking up something else the other day I came across a compilation of all versions of Bloody Tears - the Castlevania theme song) from games that it's been composed in. Here is the breakdown:Simons Quest: 0:00Castlevania IV: 2:40Bloodlines: 5:31Dracula X: 7:18Symphony of the Night: 9:47Symphony of the Night (V2): 14:44Legends: 20:15Chronicles: 22:22Dawn
This week in trailer music
I was looking at the most recent Humble Bundle (E3 2017 games) and this was the background Duke Nukem's Bulletstorm Tour. Killin' It by KrewellaVerdict: Definitely my kind of music. Need to look up the album💓
New from Nintendo at E3 2017
Wednesday, Jun 14 2017 14:41 | 3DS, E3, Entertainment, nintendo, supermario, Switch, trailer, video games, VideoGames
Some really nice looking games announced by Nintendo at E3 yesterday. Some on the switch, some on the 3DS. I like the concept of the switch, but I can't really justify getting one considering that most of what I want to play is on the xbox one...Super Mario Odyssey trailer: Yoshi Trailer: Kirby Trailer:
Tuesday, Jun 13 2017 01:30 | Entertainment, Humor, shootEmUp, Television, trailer, video games, VideoGames, XBOX, youtube
I love Terry Crews ;-) Now all this game needs is a Jake Peralta recruit haha.I wonder if I need an Xbox One X to run this. I seriously don't see a reason to buy an xbox one X over an xbox one S given my own gaming habits.
Wolfenstein II trailer (woot!)
Monday, Jun 12 2017 16:17 | Action, bethesda, Entertainment, trailer, video games, wolfenstein, XBOX, youtube
Fresh from this week's E3There appears to be a sequel to Wolfenstein: A new Order coming out for the xbox one called Wolfenstein II: A new Colossus. Looking forward to this installation of kicking Nazi butt in an alternative reality
Assassin's Creed Origins
Monday, Jun 12 2017 07:44 | Assassins Creed, Entertainment, trailer, ubisoft, video games, VideoGames, XBOX, youtube
Yesterday, at this year's E3 conference, we got new of the next Assassin's Creed. I guess the rumors (or wild wishes?) from some fans came true: Old Egypt (looks like Roman times) is now the setting of the next game which will chronicle the beginning of the brotherhood. Can't wait! Wonder if it will have an Ancient Aliens vibe ;-)
This week in Eurovision
I completely forgot about the Eurovision results a week or so ago. This year Portugal won. It seems that non-pop songs end up winning (or perhaps songs that are not part of the pack), so when people bet on pop, they end up losing. Just an anecdotal observationAmar Pelos Dois by Salvador SobralVerdict: Not bad, but also not my cup of tea for day to day listening.
Off to Mile End Summer!
Perfectly planned! or is this called serendipity to be here while this is happening without planning it? ;-)
STO summer event is upon us!
Next week the summer event starts in STO. Looks like a T6 Vorgon dreadnaught is the main prize (really wish I could get the first two summer ships that I never bothered getting....and not in a Phoenix pack!)
Syndicate | Done!
Monday, May 29 2017 02:00 | #metanastis, Classics, DOS, Entertainment, MacOS, shootEmUp, syndicate, video games, VideoGames, XBOX
Recently I completed the game Syndicate on the xbox 360 (continuing to make my way though my backlog of games) :-). The game is based on the game which has the similar name from a little over 20 years ago, by developed BullFrog. The original syndicate game was a DOS and MacOS game (I am pretty sure it was on the Amiga as well) where the player started their own corporation with the aim
Castlevania - the TV Series!
Saturday, May 27 2017 02:30 | castlevania, Entertainment, NES, netflix, nintendo, Television, trailer, video games, VideoGames
It seems like Netflix has a Belmont up its sleeve! Soon (I hope) an anime-style Castlevania series will be hitting Netflix. I think that this teaser trailer is well done (hope the series is well done too!). I wonder how they will tackle the lore...
This week in US charts
Number one this week in the US is a song I've heard before, so here is #2 (which was last week's #1).That's what I like by Bruno MarsVerdict: Interesting music video. The R&B doesn't do much for me, but it's not a bad song. Something for the listen-while-drive mix.
Throwing money at Nintendo...
Tuesday, May 16 2017 01:30 | comics, Entertainment, gamercat, Humor, nintendo, video games, VideoGames
From last week's gamercat... As much as I want to throw money at Nintendo for the switch, I can't justify the cost and game availability (and cost thereof). As a child of the 90s though....Nintendo! (i.e. irrational behaviors at times)
Holy Chalupa, Batman!After close to 5 years of playing this Star Trek Online (since it went Free to Play basically) my primary character (Tolya Kotrolya) has finally maxed out all of his commendations! The elusive commendation was the "recruitment" commendation which for the Federation folk it seems pretty hard to get (unless you want to sacrifice a whole bunch of uncommon and rare Duty Offices
Review: The Butcher of Anderson Station
Saturday, May 13 2017 01:00 | Books, Entertainment, goodreads, review, Sci-Fi, Social Media, space, TheExpanse
The Butcher of Anderson Station by James S.A. CoreyMy rating: 5 of 5 stars Quite an interesting background story for Fred. I don't remember if I saw this on the TV show, I guess I need to rewatch. Sets up an interesting juxtaposition between Earth/Mars and the Belters, and provides some history for the Belters. View all my reviews
This week in Eurovision 2017 (Finalists)
Friday, May 12 2017 16:38 | #FridayMusic, Cyprus, Entertainment, eurovision, Music, music video, youtube, Ελλάδα, διαγονισμός
Hey! It's Eurovision time again! Just like in previous years it crept up on me. This year both Greece and Cyprus are in, and here are their respective songs. Both songs are very eurovision-y. Don't get me wrong, I like pop songs, but they seem to lack a national character. English has taken over as the language of communication, there isn't even a refrain in another languageThis
Tuesday, May 9 2017 15:34 | Entertainment, JohnOliver, net neutrality, news, policy, politics, Technology
Seriously, watch this.... and then gofccyourself.com :-)
This week in Mexican charts
The top song for this week seems to be the same as a few weeks ago...so let's bump down to #3Te Regalo by Ulices Chaidez y Sus PlebesVerdict: Definitely an acquired taste (sort of how certain Greek music is an acquired taste if you haven't grown up listening to it :-) )
Star Trek Online: Season 13 - Escalation
Tuesday, May 2 2017 01:30 | Entertainment, MMORPG, Sci-Fi, StarTrek, video games, VideoGames, Windows
Escalation hit the interwebs last week, and having played a bit this weekend it's not bad! The Smoke & Mirrors mission reminded me a little of Star Wars (the aesthetic), and a little bit of Captain Planet (the "don't mess up your planet by polluting, Kids!)I played a bit in the competitive warzone queues and the space one is definitely my favorite or the two. The ground missions (invisible
Battlefield 4 | Done!
Saturday, Apr 29 2017 01:30 | Action, Battlefield, Entertainment, shootEmUp, video games, VideoGames, XBOX
The other day I wrapped up the campaign part of Battlefield 4 (which is really the only part of most games I play). I was originally thinking that it would pick up from Battlefield 3, but this game seems to be (more or less) self contained. With the exception of meeting "dima" in one of the stages in the middle part of the game. Dima being one of the characters involved in the previous
This week in France
Friday, Apr 28 2017 16:06 | #FridayMusic, Entertainment, France, Français, Music, music video, youtube
Seems like the #1 song this week in France (according to Billboard anyway) is a song I've heard before, so I dropped won to #5 to see something new to me.Chocolat by feat. Awa ImaniVerdict: I was prepared to not like this song (autotune seems a little overdone), but I rather liked it. Something to add to the playlist...
Battlefield 3 | Done
Saturday, Apr 22 2017 01:00 | Action, Battlefield, CallOfDuty, Entertainment, video games, VideoGames, XBOX
Once I finished off Max Payne 3, I dove deeply into another game of a similar genre, Battlefield 3. The campaign side of the game (which is basically what I play since I am not a networked player for most things) was rather short comparative to other games, but if I were to compare the game to games of the same genre (such as the previous two Battlefield games I played and the Call of Duty games
This week in mexican music charts
I don't think I've explored the mexican charts before. Let's see what they have in store...Adiós Amor by Christian NodalVerdict: Interesting, but definitely not my kind of music.
Babar married his cousin?!
This past weekend's last week tonight (on the topic of the upcoming french elections) was pretty awesome. Love the film noir ending ;-). I didn't remember that Babar married his cousin...
Max Payne 3 | Done!
A week or so ago I completed Max Payne 3, the most recent game in the Max Payne series of games. This game trades in the comic book feel of the first two games for a more new (or trendy?" cinematic feel with game cutscenes and voice over by none other than Max himself.The game starts off with Max (at the end of the game) doing some introspection, a "how the hell did I get here?" type of
This week in isreali music
I was watching Reza Aslan's Believer series the other night when I saw a bunch of high energy "hippie" Jews (for lack of a better description). The interesting thing is that they come from conservative background, which I found a little conflicting with the 'liberated' hippieness on camera. So these guys where they were pumping some serious high energy music from speakers on their little van and they
Competitive Wargames Reputation - STO
Friday, Apr 14 2017 03:30 | Entertainment, MMORPG, online, reputation, StarTrek, video games, VideoGames
Well... Just as I finished one reputation (Lukari), and have enough marks to get the gear...and now there is a new reputation coming along. More grind....more grind :p This one has several different types of sets that can be mixed and matched, which means a ton of grinding ahead. But hey, there are capes!
Most shocking moments of Colony this season? Here's a wrap-up in the video (spoilers). I can't believe that Bob is alive. The former proxy and current "I am out for myself" man Snyder is a wild card. Personally I think that he is more cunning that people give him credit for and I think he'll do the right thing in the end.So are they aliens? Humanoid AI? Aliens with
This week in Greece
Friday, Apr 7 2017 15:05 | #FridayMusic, Entertainment, Music, music video, youtube, Ελληνικά, Μουσική
This appears to be #1 in the Greek charts, according to GreekBoston anyway ;-)Σιγά by Χριστίνα ΣάλτηVerdict: Pretty typical music and beats. I like it, I would listen to it (has a good beat). Sounds a little cookie cutter thought
Star Trek First Frontier trailer
I came across this trailer for a fan film which seems to be following the Enterprise's first captain, Robert April. Looks interesting and well made. Wonder what the final one episode will look like :-)
I completely forgot to have a look at ThinkGeek's April Fool's lineup. Usually some of their April Fool's products make it to production (and some are actually just jokes). I picked three of my favorites.The Hot Pockets burrito sleeping bag. I picked this (even though I don't particularly find Hot Pockets all that appetizing) because I think that there are enough people who want
The artisanal sound system
When I logged into Star Trek Online I heard a bunch or BLIM, BLORP, SWOOOOSH sounds. I thought Q was at it again. Well, it turns out that it was just the new artisanal sonification system :p (Happy April Fools)
This week in the italian charts
I don't think I've listed to Italian charts for a while...so here we go - this week this is #1 in ItalyDespacito by Luis Fonsi ft. Daddy YankeeVerdict: Nice beat. I could do without the Autotune though ;-)
Best patch note ever!
Friday, Mar 31 2017 11:13 | Ancient Greece, Entertainment, MMORPG, Mythology, StarTrek, StarWars, SWTOR, video games, VideoGames
STO is down for maintenance. Last night the First Contact event was hard to get into, which I assume is one of the things being looked at. I loved this patch note today: Resolved an issue where the Heavy Escort Railgun was healing enemies instead of damaging them. Healing your enemies would make for some really long battles - but this gives me a good idea for a console:
First contact day is upon us!
Monday, Mar 27 2017 18:34 | Entertainment, Films, MMORPG, online, Sci-Fi, StarTrek, video games, VideoGames
I saw, on the the STO blog, that First Contact day is almost upon us! For the event, STO will be doing the following:Captains who participate will search the area for useful parts, just like Cochrane scavenged the pieces for the Phoenix. Using these parts in conjunction with a basic hull assembly, captains will make their own model of the Phoenix by combining engines, hull, and stabilizer parts found
Mass Effect Andromeda is here
Need to finish my 360 backlog so I can get an Xbox one start playing these ;-)
This week in facebook found music
No charts this week, but rather facebook found music.Storm the Sorrow by EPICAVerdict: Generally this is not the type of music that I seek out (epic metal?), but it's got a good tune if you've need to be psychologically pumped
Max Payne 2 | Done!
Continuing on the theme of going through video games that I've wanted to play (but haven't), the next game that I completed was Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne. This game was originally released on the original xbox (you know, the one before the xbox 360), and it is backward compatible on the 360, so I decided to take it for a spin. [SPOILERS]The story of Max Payne 2 picks up a little
This week in Canada
Seems liked Ed Sheera with Shape of you is #1 in Canada this week, as elsewhere, so here's #2 in Canada.It ain't me by Kygo with Selena GomezVerdict: It's OK. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯.
Millenium | Done
Back in the last 90s there was a show on Fox, a spin-off of the X-Files, made by the same folks as the X-Files. If it wasn't a spin-off, it just took place in the same universe as the X-Files and the Lone Gunmen.[SPOILERS]I had started watching the series when it was originally on the air (you know, before DVR, streaming, and all that) back in 1996 but I wasn't really sure how much of the show I had
Sister Hazel - All for you
Another song turning 20 this year... Is this now retro?
Kingsway OS - the RPG OS
OK, not really an OS, but an RPG in the style of an old GUI OS... pretty interesting!
This week in the French charts
Seems like Ed Sheeran is everywhere in the charts - even in France, so here is #4 on the French charts this week.Be Mine by OfenbachVerdict: I actually liked the music quite a lot. I wasn't expecting to (given the slightly odd music video with the potentially psychotic serial killer ;-) ), but it was quite up-beat in terms of a tune which makes it a pleasure to listen to (even as background music).
Joining the Breach
The Breach came back as an event queue in Star Trek Online last week. This comic sums up exactly how I felt about it. Although to be honest, it's much shorter, and the rewards seem better as compared to the original Breach queue, and I need to get enough Lukari marks to finish off that reputation... (original here)
Somehow I got on the White House's mailing list (must have been some petition I signed at some point), and now I get spam like this. I guess the White House is seriously pushing their new reality show "Presidential", but it faces steep prime-time competition from ABC, NBC, CBS, CW, and El Rey. I think Sharnado probably does better than this new reality show ;-)
Runaway, a short film
Saturday, Mar 4 2017 11:58 | Entertainment, FanFilm, independent, kickstarter, Sci-Fi, StarTrek, youtube
One of the film related kickstarters that I had supported a while back released their film. I actually like it a lot, and it could easily fit into the Humans universe!Have a look, share far and wide :) And, if you like it, and are a Trek fan, have a look at Tommy's prior work (Star Trek Horizon)
This week in music charts
This week I was looking at the general billboard charts. Didn't recognize this #1, so I took it for virtual spin...Shape of you by Ed SheeranVerdict: It's alright. I think this emoticon sums it up ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
The perfect pac-man score (and the guy who beat it)
Woah! that's all I have to say! (via Alec Couros on Facebook)
Max Payne (PC) | Done!
Saturday, Feb 25 2017 17:00 | Action, Entertainment, PC, shootEmUp, video games, VideoGames, Windows
A while back I had bought Max Payne 3 on super sale for my xbox 360, so I thought it a good idea to go back and play the previous two. Even though I have the original xbox discs for Max Payne, and Max Payne 2, it seems that the backward compatibility was throwing up some hiccups for the original Max Payne. Luckily Humble Bundle had it on super sale ($2?) so I got it for steam.Max is a
This week in Russian Music
Friday, Feb 24 2017 01:30 | #FridayMusic, Entertainment, Music, music video, youtube, Ленинград, Музыка, клип, русский
I don't know if this was something that was on the charts, but I've come across Leningrad (the band) before, so it might be something that's bubbled up. This comes across from The Verge. As with the Verge's warning: graphic video content ahead.Кольщик by ЛенинградVerdict: Liked it. Wonder if I should get an album (or two) of theirs...
Portal, on the Apple II
Tuesday, Feb 21 2017 01:30 | Apple, AppleII, BASIC, Entertainment, portal, video games, VideoGames, youtube
I love seeing retroisms like this :) Someone programmed portal on the Apple II using Applesoft BASIC!
This week in Greek music
On top of the Greek charts this week...Όσο θα λείπεις by Kings & Γιάννης ΠλούταρχοςVerdict: Sort of what I expected to hear from Ploutarchos. Not bad, but I feel like it blends with other songs of this type.
Mass Effect Andromeda: Trailer 2
While I do miss the original crew of the Mass Effect Universe, this trailer looks awesome. Can't wait for the game to come out (PhD productivity plummet in the future :p ?)
Μιθριδάτης - Γλυκιά Ολντ'Σκουλιά
Friday, Feb 10 2017 02:00 | #FridayMusic, Entertainment, Music, music video, youtube, Βίντεο, Ελληνικά, Μουσική, κλίπ
Γλυκιά Ολντ'Σκουλιά by ΜιθριδάτηςVerdict: Haven't heard an Imiskoubria (or Mithridatis song) that I don't like. This one does not disappoint either. I like mashup of music genres. It's also easy to sign along to which makes it much more of an earworm than most songs :-)
This week in KPOP
For some reason I was looking up PSY on youtube and this video came up. Technically not new- but new to me (or at least I don't remember it if it's not new to me...)Daddy by PSY (feat, CL of 2NE1)Verdict: Definitly my kind of music :) No idea what the lyrics say in Korean (definite drawback, guess I need to start learning), but the music carried me through (some happy hardcore elements in there too).
Battlefield Hardline | Done!
Well, this game didn't take all that long to complete the campaign side of the game! What do I do in-between class stuff? Obviously play games ;-) This was my first foray into a Battlefield game. Even though I have Battlefield 3 and 4, I was intrigued by the cop mechanic where you can arrest people instead of blowing them to bits, which really gave you an incentive to play the game in
Star Trek Online: Reckoning is live
Friday, Jan 27 2017 10:30 | Entertainment, homework, MMORPG, PhD, School, StarTrek, video games, VideoGames
And...just in time to tempt me to not do my homework over the weekend and spend time playing this game...such poor timing in life :p
This week in Turkish charts
I don't think I've listened to any Turkish charts since I started this project, so this week I tried looking up some popular songs in Turkey. Gök Nerede by Mabel MatizVerdict: Way too slow for me. This is really sleepy-time music for me ;-)
Gaming with cats...
A little found humor this week from Gamercat. Describes perfectly my gameplay while Ezio (my cat) is around...
Huzzah! More grinding!
Saturday, Jan 21 2017 01:00 | Entertainment, MMORPG, online, Sci-Fi, StarTrek, video games, VideoGames
That title is a bit heavy on the sarcasm ;-)A new season of Star Trek Online has been announced, coming to us on PCs next week. The new season, titled "reckoning",continues the Lukari story arc, introduces the Tzenkethi (of Animated fame?), and of course introduces a new reputation titled "the Lukari restoration initiative", with new traits and gear you can get.I'll most likely get the gear
This week in television theme song music...
I've been watching a series called Berlin Station recently. The series uses Bowie song that I hadn't heard of before, and it's been stuck in my mind. It's not new...but it's new to me.Afraid of Americas by David BowieVerdict: Obviously I like this since it's been stuck in my head :p
A temporal captain!
Wednesday, Jan 18 2017 08:21 | Entertainment, Games, MMORPG, online, StarTrek, video games, VideoGames
Finally! I've now become an old school temporal captain ;-)About five years ago when I first started playing Star Trek online what I really wanted was to fly around in a Wells Class temporal science vessel (and sport the 29th century uniform). The problem? The Wells was a lockbox ship, and before I knew the odds of getting one I ended up opening a whole lot of temporal lockboxes with nothing
This week in the Greek charts
Friday, Jan 13 2017 02:00 | #FridayMusic, Entertainment, Music, music video, youtube, Ελληνικά, Μουσική
Haven't gone to the Greek charts in a while. So, this week I hit up GreekBoston.com to see what's new in Greece.Αίνιγμα by BlaséVerdict: I like the mix of more traditional(ish) music and beats with hip hop. I was not aware of Blasé. I guess I need to look them up :-)
Wolfenstein: the New Order | Done!
Wednesday, Jan 11 2017 00:30 | Action, DOS, Entertainment, review, video games, VideoGames, wolfenstein, XBOX
Compared to how long it took me to finish Bully, Wolfenstein: the new order on the xbox 360 took almost no time to complete. The game is a fast-paced first person shooter (action obviously) which takes place in an alternative 1960 timeline in which Nazi Germany has won World War II and has gone on to become the super power of the planet. It is a bit like the TV show the man in the high
This week in German Charts
Friday, Jan 6 2017 10:36 | #FridayMusic, Deutsch, Entertainment, Germany, Music, music video, Musik, youtube
I started watching Berlin Station this past week, so Germany seemed like an appropriate stop for this week's charts. This is #3 on the charts this week Chöre by Mark FosterVerdict: Quite energizing. I like it. No idea about the lyrics - need to really brush up on my German...Still, I'd listen to this again (maybe even sing along to it...). ;-)
Ubisoft was having a sale on the UPlay store recently. Since an Xbox One is not in my near future, I decided to get the Assassin's Gold Pack (on sale of course) which included both Unity and Syndicate. After about 2 days of downloading Unity (approximately 50GB) I discovered that the game is unplayable on my Surface Pro 3. Even on the lowest settings (which I was pretty content to
Bully (Scholarship Edition) | Done
Well...it took about a year but it is done! I had started Bully (a game which my friend Rob gave me before he left for lands far far away) last year just before classes started (EDDE 804 to be more specific). Between school projects, work projects, side projects, and everything else, this game fell by the wayside for the most part; until this holiday when I had some more time to just finish
Super Mario Holidays
Saturday, Dec 31 2016 20:00 | Christmas, comics, Entertainment, holidays, supermario, video games, VideoGames
Just before this year ends...a little video game humor which made me smile. Even Boos need a little holiday cheer!
Xbox year-in-review, now with a crest!
With all of the social media sites doing year-in-review infographics from the data that they've collected from you over the period of the year, I thought I would check out xbox to see what sort of year-in-review they have in store. This year, along with the statistics that they provided me with, I got my own - customized and customizable gamer crest (presumably based on the games that I play).
Assassin's Creed (the movie) | a brief review
Last week I headed off to the movie theaters to see the new Assassin's Creed movie, which I have been waiting for with great excitement for a while (now, if only the Splinter Cell movie were to come out soon!). We also went during the day when there were only about 10 of us in the movie theater (seems like a waste, but I did like having more room to spread out, and if I laughed out-loud it wouldn't
Crayon Pop 크레용팝 꾸리스마스
Saw this on facebook earlier today. Some interesting K-Pop that is holiday themed (at least from the visuals) ;-) I guess I need to go back and discover new K-Pop. This song is by Crayon Pop 크레용팝 꾸리스마스 and it's called Lonely Christmas
This week in Χριστούγεννα Μιούζικ
Friday, Dec 23 2016 09:17 | #FridayMusic, Entertainment, Music, music video, youtube, Γιορτές, Ελληνικά, Μουσική, Χριστούγεννα
Λίγο νωρίς για Χριστουγεννιάτικα, αλλά βρήκα αυτό το συγκεκριμένο τραγούδι (καινούργιο για μένα αφού δεν το είχα ξανακούσει) οπότε το βάζω ως νέο και γιορτινό ;-)
Alphas | Done
One might think that my brain is rotting from too much TV these days ;-) I've been continuing on my quest to wrap up old TV shows that I had started to watch at one point or another, but I had either stopped watching, or they were cancelled and I had not read the comics that came out as continuations. This time around there is a show called Alphas. The show was on the SyFy network,
This week in Japan
Every so often I log into Mixi, a Japanese social network akin to Facebook. I got an invite to it back in the day when I was learning Japanese through JPod (and before they clamped down and required a Japanese cell phone number to join). I guess the Japanese don't like gaijin joining their social networks ;-) In any case, Asian Kung-Fu Generation was advertised when I logged in so
Need more Jericho!
Back in 2006 there was a new show on TV which was good (which means that it was cancelled - HA!), called Jericho. It was an action, mystery, drama type of show where a number of nuclear devices were detonated (simultaneously I think) throughout the continental US. Since the seat of government, DC, was destroyed there was some understandable chaos. What emerged were the Allied States of
3D printing...a mild success...
The other day I decided to test out my university's maker space where they have a varied assortment of 3D printer sizes. I've always wanted to 3D print something...well...since I saw one at a conference, but I didn't have the opportunity up until recently. We've had the maker space for a while, but it hasn't been high on my priorities.So, now that the semester is coming to an end,
LMFAO - Sexy and I Know It
Not quite "retro" but it's been a while since I've heard this song. Before I looked this up this video for this post, I am not sure I had seen the official video (so I guess a potential NSFW warning here?)
Art imitating life?
Saturday, Dec 10 2016 02:30 | Comic Book, comics, commentary, Entertainment, media, Sci-Fi, Society, StarTrek
I have been reading some Star Trek related literature and comic books over the past year (figured that there is plenty there to keep me entertained since there is no trek on TV...yet). I came across this in a comic book recently (I think it's from the Year Four missions):
This week in the US charts
Back to the US for this week's music sampling.USABlack Beatles by Rae Sremmurd ft. Gucci Mane Verdict: Interesting...but in the end it was a bit m'eh for me...
Assassin's Creed Chronicles : Russia | Done!
Wednesday, Dec 7 2016 02:00 | 3DS, Assassins Creed, Entertainment, frustration, nintendo, PSP, video games, VideoGames, Windows, XBOX, youtube
добрый день товарищ!Man...that's DONE! Holy smokes! What the heck? Whaaaaaat?OK... I guess that I need to collect myself better before writing posts and game reviews. I just finished playing Assassin's Creed Chronicles: Russia (just now for me, a few days ago chronologically) and all I have to say is "Effff yoouuuuuu!" This game was one frustrating piece
seaQuest DSV | Done
When I returned from Greece (back, a long long time ago...) a seaQuest DSV was a TV show that I happened to catch while channel surfing, but I never really watched it when it aired. Now with Netflix I thought it was a good time to catch up. Initially I called the show "underwater star trek" but with all the crazyness that the writers threw at the show I don't think it ended up being underwater
Nerf Herder (I don't wanna be no) - The Younglings
This song has been sticking around in my head these past few weeks (and I am not a huge Star Wars fan!)
4k pixel goodness!
I really don't get the whole craze around the NES classic. I never had an NES (but I've played games on it). I've played enough games on emulators, and granted the keyboard isn't as satisfying as a gamepad, if I felt like playing those games more often I'd go the Sweets route (orange cat here) - just get the original console and a CRT ;-)
This week in Romanian music
Not sure why I thought of Romania, but I don't think that I've head music from the Romanian charts before...so I looked around.RomaniaYalla by InnaVerdict: This is definitely my kind of music. Need to find more of Inna. I was pleasantly surprised to hear Arabic as well (didn't seem like the kind of singer who would be multilingual). Can't vouch for the accuracy of the Arabic, but
This Week in Portugal
I am not sure if I've heard anything from the Portuguese music charts...so here it goes! This was #1 in the charts in Portugal this past weekPortugalAté pensei que fosse minha by Antonio ZambujoVerdict: This song is probably good for a cold and snowy day, sitting by the fireplace. Other than that, for me, it doesn't really strike a cord (pun intended) ;-)
This week in the Norwegian charts
Just like before, there seem to be a lot of English language tracks on the Norwegian charts. The top for this past week is as follows:The Weeknd by Starboy feat. Daft PunkVerdict: Not bad. I like the music video (visuals). The song itself seems, to me anyway, as a good song to drive to. That said, I am not sure I am crazy about the "hey! here I am! Look at me! I am the new kid on the block!
Assassin's Creed Chronicles: India | Done
Wednesday, Nov 16 2016 09:34 | Assassins Creed, Entertainment, ubisoft, video games, VideoGames, Windows
I had started this game in Madrid, once I had finished with the first in the series (China), but being back home also means a lot less time for games ;-) In any case, picking away at it a little at a time means that progress was made in completing it (sounds like a parallel for dissertation writing, eh? ;-) ).The game follows Arbaaz Mir in Amritsar (India) in 1841, in the midst of a war between the
Watchdogs 2 - trailer
Tuesday, Nov 15 2016 01:00 | Action, dissertation, Entertainment, PhD, School, trailer, video games, VideoGames, watchdogs, XBOX
One of the reasons to get the dissertation done sooner rather than later ;-)
This week in Japan (?!)
Friday, Nov 11 2016 09:54 | #FridayMusic, Comedy, Entertainment, Humor, Music, music video, youtube, 日本語
I don't know if this technically counts as a song...but it's got a beat, and it's got words...so I guess it might be one? This was discovered while watching @midnight (a comedy web-culture show) this morning. Japan (?)PPAP ペンパイナッポーアッポーペン「ロング」バージョン by PIKOTARO(ピコ太郎)Verdict: No words are sufficient to describe this... just "LOL" I guess?
Happy N7 day with the Andromeda Initiative
The Andromeda Initiative website is currently up and active! This game looks like it's going to be great (and full of lore continuation for in the Mass Effect universe!)
Mass Effect Andromeda Initiative
Need to wait for November 7th for more details, but this looks cool! I guess people were saved from the galaxy-reseting events of the original Mass Effect trilogy by going to another galaxy...
This week in Italy
Friday, Nov 4 2016 12:22 | #FridayMusic, Entertainment, italiano, Music, music video, musica, youtube
This week I (virtually) swung over to Italy to see what is new in their charts. Benji & Fede's new album 0+ is out, and this song seems to be popular there. Let's hear ItalyAmore Wi-Fi by Benji & FedeVerdict: Catchy song. It's slow enough to keep in the background while working, and from a language learning perspective quite easy to understand. Maybe I need to check out their
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare trailer
A new call of duty game is coming out soon! (well it might be out, but without a current generation console I can't play it yet). This trailer looks good, and it appears to tackle the topic of alien invasion of earth :) I wonder if it keeps within the continuity of the previous CoD games I've played...
Wednesday, Nov 2 2016 02:00 | Action, documentary, Entertainment, flight, Hitman, Movies, Sci-Fi, StarWars, vacation, video games, VideoGames
OK...yes...I am still talking about Spain even though I've been back for two weeks now ;-)ID4: 2I am catching up on some things that I wanted to blog about while I was away - namely in-flight entertainment. Heading over to Europe is usually sleep-time on the plane, so I don't get to see a ton of movies, but coming back we're going back in time (so to speak) and that allows for some additional
This week in Spain
Friday, Oct 28 2016 05:26 | #FridayMusic, Entertainment, Music, music video, spain, vacation, youtube
Another one from MTV spain while on vacation.I liked the energy of this song and the clip itselfSpainKiss the sky by Jason Derulo
Assassin's Creed Chronicles: China | Done
Monday, Oct 24 2016 02:00 | Assassins Creed, Entertainment, PC, princeOfPersia, ubisoft, video games, VideoGames
A while back, during a Humble Store sale, I got Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China (as well as India and Russia). I had downloaded the China version of the Chronicles when I first got the game, but it had quickly gone into disuse since I was focusing mostly on Star Trek Online and on Bully on the xbox. While I was on vacation, with little access to good wifi, I ended up going to the only game
Nintendo Switch - pretty interesting
Saturday, Oct 22 2016 03:00 | Entertainment, Games, nintendo, preview, Video, video games, VideoGames, youtube
Nintendo's new gaming console seems like a mix of mobile and at-home console gaming. Seems pretty interesting, and it reminds me of the stuff that OQO tried to do with computing. Let's see how it goes :)
This week in Spain
Another song from MTV spain discovered while taking a break from museums. This seems a lot like one of those songs that is in mind but the music video makes little sense. I tuned in during the spin-exercise scene and I was like "WTF?!"SpainSide to Side y by Ariana Grande feat. Nicki Minaj
This week in Spain
Friday, Oct 14 2016 05:47 | #FridayMusic, Entertainment, Music, music video, spain, vacation, youtube
Something from the music channel Sol Musica in Spain. I liked this song, but I am not a fan of the vocals (frayed voice?)SpainBetter than he can by Shawn Mendez
This week in Spain
Friday, Oct 7 2016 05:15 | #FridayMusic, Entertainment, Music, music video, spain, vacation, youtube
This is something I happened upon on MTV spain one day when we were taking a break from visiting museums. Interesting video clip and the music is upbeat enough for me.SpainFiesta in el infierno by Fangoria
This week in Spain
Friday, Sep 30 2016 06:32 | #FridayMusic, Entertainment, Music, music video, restaurants, spain, vacation, youtube
I heard this song in Barcelona this week while having Tapas at a local restaurant. I think the song was the versione arabe, but this seems to be the regular version.RussiaNe me jugez pas by Sawt el Atlas
This week in the Russian charts...
Friday, Sep 23 2016 01:30 | #FridayMusic, Entertainment, Music, music video, youtube, Музыка, клип, русский
This is starting to become a segment in the blog...maybe I should add a label to the blog lol #TWIR. The song from the last 2 weeks (Твои Глаза) is still number 1 this week, so here is number #2 on the charts this week. RussiaMy Way by Calvin HarrisVerdict: This song reminded me that I don't know the lyrics to the original My Way, so I need to look those up. As far as this song goes
Starship drydock clean-up
While my alts in STO don't have a ton of ships, my main character has had both the main shipyard and the dry docks filled to capacity, leading to an inability of testing out new ships. So...I guess it was time for some early-semester cleaning. I went through and I got rid of ships that were either received by leveling up the character (Tier 1 through 5 ships), and ships that I could reclaim
This week in Russia(n music)
Friday, Sep 16 2016 10:11 | #FridayMusic, Entertainment, Music, music video, youtube, Музыка, клип, русский
This is starting to become a segment in the blog...maybe I should add a label to the blog lol #TWIR. The song from last week (Твои Глаза) is still number 1 this week, so here is number #2 on the charts this week. RussiaЦелого мира мало by Полина Гагарина feat. БастааVerdict: A bit too much on the melancholy end for my liking. It's not bad,
Off to the races...
Some esoteric video game humor from this past week...
Woah! STO ships to be available as models!
Well...that's some news! Last week Cryptic announced that models of their ships will be purchasable in the future since they just started a partnership with a 3D printing company for fulfillment. What it sounds like is that you'll be able to purchase a 3D printed version of a ship you own in the game (so I guess I need to either own, or have owned, C-Store and Lobi ships... dang...)
This week in Russia
Friday, Sep 9 2016 02:00 | #FridayMusic, Entertainment, Music, music video, youtube, Музыка, клип, русский
I think I'll be staying with Russia for the next few weeks (maybe September is charts-in-Russian month ;-) ), both because I can actually understand the language a bit, and I like their pop music. RussiaТвои Глаза by ЛободаVerdict: The title of the song translates to 'your eyes'. The video sounds as good as one would expect of a live recording. A better audio version
Adieu SWTOR & Defiance, hello WoW
In the most recent lootcrate there was a code for World of Warcraft, for all expansions (up until the most recent Legion expansion that just hit) and a month's worth of free playtime. With my hard drive a bit short on space I made the decision to get rid of Defiance and SWTOR and try to recoup some space for the 40Gb installation of World of Warcraft. After a couple of days of trying to
Revolution story wrap up - a bit of a let-down
Tuesday, Sep 6 2016 02:00 | Comic Book, Entertainment, netflix, revolution, Sci-Fi, Television, youtube
[Spoilers] Recently I found the series of four digital comics which wrap up the television series Revolution which I has been watching on Netflix (see related post from a week or so ago). The second season ended in a bit of a cliffhanger, so the story was just dangling out there. The linked video on youtube is a commentary by the writers on the first comic book.So, what happens in
Meanwhile Thor was being a normal mortal...
What Thor was doing during the events of Captain America: Civil War. LOL. :-) This came by way of faceboook...
This week in Music: Russia
Friday, Sep 2 2016 11:00 | #FridayMusic, Entertainment, Music, music video, youtube, Музыка, клип, русский
This week, on the spur of the moment I decided to have a look at what's on top on the Russian charts. In previous weeks I think I had come across many American songs on the charts (at least the ones I found) but this week I saw one chart listing that seemed more local. That said, I might be visiting these charts more frequently since I like Russian, as a language, even though I haven't studied
Free-to-play? or pay-to-win?
Tuesday, Aug 30 2016 03:00 | comics, Entertainment, gamercat, Humor, mobile, video games, VideoGames
GamerCat explains mobile F2P gaming :-)
Reminds me a lot of my own experiences managing my inventory in games..LOL (from this week's comic strips)
This week in music: Brazil
This week, in light of the closing of the Olympics, I am visiting Brazilian musicBrazilTudo Com Você by Victor & LeoVerdict: Interesting song. Sounds like something I've heard before.
I am conflicted about this new MacGyver. I will watch it, considering that I grew up with the original one, however this doesn't really strike me as MacGyver-y. While MacGyver worked for the "foundation" he was more or less a lone wolf. Any support he got in the field seemed incidental. There was no team involved. This trailer makes it look more Mission: Impossible, and
This week in music: Ghana
I was trying to think of a country that I haven't 'visited' yet in my music explorations and Ghana was it! Seems like this track recently got the music video released, so it seems to be at the top of the charts (I guess viewer discretion is advised?)GhanaOne more time by MzBellVerdict: Catchy tune. Wouldn't mind if this were playing in the background.
Star Trek Discovery: 10 years before Kirk
Wednesday, Aug 17 2016 02:00 | Books, Entertainment, novel, online, rumor, Sci-Fi, StarTrek, Television
This past week the rumor, or leak, is that the new Star Trek series (Discovery) will take place 100 years after Enterprise, and 10 years before the original series. I've seen a lot of "bah! humbug"-ing in the various facebook Trek groups I follow (mostly because of fan films). It seems that most people would prefer something set in the post-Voyager and post-Nemesis era, which
Television rewind: Revolution [spoilers]
Tuesday, Aug 16 2016 10:43 | Action, Cancellations, Comic Book, Entertainment, NBC, Sci-Fi, Television
Another of the TV shows that I caught up on (thanks Netflix!) is a show that aired a few years ago called Revolution. The series kicks off with someone coming home and instructing their family to fill up all empty containers with fresh water, fill the tub, fill the sinks, and so on. He looks at this pendant he's got and...power goes off! Oh snap!Flash forward to 15 (or so) years after the power
Resident Evil: The final chapter trailer
Saturday, Aug 13 2016 04:00 | Action, Entertainment, ResidentEvil, survivalHorror, suspense, trailer, video games, VideoGames, youtube
Woah! I think I need to do a marathon re-watch of all resident evil movies in preparation for this ;-)
This week in Music: Sweden and Greece
Friday, Aug 12 2016 02:00 | #FridayMusic, Entertainment, Languages, Music, music video, norsk, svenska, Ελλάδα, Ελληνικά, Μουσική
Going to try doing one song per week from now on. This week, for some reason Sweden came to mind. There was also a song from Greece that seems to be in the news, but it seems rather poor taste to embed that music video here. Good weekend to all!Greece Elektrisk by Marcus & Martinus ft. Katastrofe Verdict: It's funny that this is #10 in the Swedish charts this past week
Summer show catch-up: Agent Carter
One of the shows that's been flying under my radar for a couple of seasons is Marvel's Agent Carter. Since it's summer, and fairly quiet on the new TV show front, I thought it would be great to catch-up and see if this show was any good. The show follows Peggy Carter, from the Captain America movies, after the conclusion of World War II. The SSR (Strategic Scientific Reserve) still exists,
Simpsons 3 a.m. call
ROFL! Some political humor from the Simpsons for this electoral period:
This week in Music: Greece
Friday, Aug 5 2016 11:36 | #FridayMusic, Entertainment, Music, music video, Ελλάδα, Ημισκούμπρια, Μουσική
Not quite new-new, but new enough for my Friday Music category. Good song for the weekend :-)Greece ΣΠΙΤΟΥΛΙΝΙ ΑΡΑΧΤΟΥΛΙΝΙ by ΜΙΘΡΙΔΑΤΗΣ Verdict: Like! Like! Like!
More on achievements and trophies
Wednesday, Aug 3 2016 16:09 | achievements, comics, Entertainment, gamercat, Humor, video games, VideoGames, XBOX
A little gamercat humor for you :-). While playing Star Trek Online I don't often think of achievements (since my achievements/medals aren't visible anywhere). This past week though I started playing Bully again on my xbox and I started wondering what achievements exist, and what I need to do to get them :-)
8-BIT CINEMA // Show Reel by David Dutton
Star Trek Beyond thoughts
Last week I went to see the new Star Trek movie in the theater, called Star Trek Beyond. Oh yeah - spoilers ahead - you've been warned :-)So anyway, prior to going to see it I heard from some that it was so-so and I heard from others that loved it. I was prepared to be disappointed but I actually liked this film a lot! The saddest part of the film was watching Anton Yelchin on screen as
This week in Music: Finland
This week, once more in my quest to keep up with pop culture, my music homework from the Finnish music charts:Finland Snadi by Roope Salminen & KoiratVerdict:No music video for this. I don't understand Finnish, but the song seemed catchy enough to listen to it more than once :-)
Here's the new ship --> NCC 1031
The ship for the upcoming Star Trek TV series (Star Trek Discovery) has been announced at comic con this year! Given its ship registry (NCC 1031) it seems like this series will be taking place before the original series. Wonder if we're going to be seeing the beginnings of Captain April...The ship, the Discovery, seems a little reminiscent of the ship designs for Phase II - the Star Trek
Fun-O-Rama - A Futurama Fan Film
This came across my radar recently: a live action futurama fan film (probably just a trailer, but still).There is something odd and creepy about it, but it did get a laugh out of me :-)
Animal behavior explained...
Now this explains my cat's behavior...
Now that's some fine lootin' !
Thursday, Jul 21 2016 09:38 | Entertainment, lootcrate, MMORPG, online, StarTrek, video games, VideoGames
I received this month's lootcrate last night (woohoo!) and the physical goods were pretty cool. A planet express ship model, star trek decals, a comic book for 4001 AD (not sure what it is, so I guess I'll need to read it) and some Rick & Morty stuff (which again, not familiar with the series, but considering I've received Rick & Morty gear before, I might need to check out the series).Recently,
This week in music: Austria, New Zealand, Thailand, and Vietnam
Friday, Jul 15 2016 01:30 | #FridayMusic, Austria, Entertainment, Music, music video, New Zealand, Thailand, Vietnam
This week, once more in my quest to keep up with pop culture, my music homework from the billboard charts:AustriaBeauty Sucks by KezzyVerdict: Interesting song in the top singles this week for Austria. I actually liked this one a lot (music and lyrics are good, the vocals though...I guess I am a fan of the nasal sounds...)New ZealandM.I.L.F.$ by FergieVerdict: Not on the top 40 yet, but it was
Megaman fan film
Monday, Jul 11 2016 02:00 | Entertainment, FanFilm, konami, lootcrate, Mega Man, video games, VideoGames
Seems like this month's LootCrate futuristic theme comes with a MegaMan fan film to pump us up ;-) I haven't seen a megaman fan film before (or have I?)
This week in music in Greece, Russia, Brazil, and Portugal
This week, once more in my quest to keep up with pop culture, my music homework from the billboard charts:GreeceLost on You by LPVerdict: I actually liked it a lot. It's a bit odd to have an English language song as #1 in Greece, but the beat and tempo of the song is very right for Greece.RussiaSub Pielea Mea | #eroina by Carla's DreamVerdict: It's a little odd to have a song in Portuguese
This week in Music - USA, Austria, Korea, and France...
This week, my music homework from the billboard chartsUSAOne Dance by Drake feat. WizKid and KylaVerdict: M...eh. It's OK as background music, but not really to my taste for music. Too "sleepy" and dream sequence. AustriaThe sound of Silence by DisturbedVerdict: I like the visual of the music video, but this song is way to melancholy for me. KoreaNot spring, love, or cherry blossoms (봄,사랑,벚꽃
Agents of Yesterday official trailer
Wednesday, Jun 29 2016 01:30 | complaint, Entertainment, Games, MMORPG, online, StarTrek, trailer, video games, VideoGames, youtube
I was not convinced that I would be starting up a new character for this expansion, but after this trailer I am pumped! I may just create a new UFP character, do the faction specific missions, and then just use DOFF missions to level up to level 60. I might even skip most missions that I've done (at least) 4 times already. I guess this character falls into the tertiary category because
Art imitates life: GamerCat
Tuesday, Jun 28 2016 03:00 | achievements, comics, Entertainment, Humor, motivation, video games, VideoGames
I had a good chuckle at this comic the other day. I used to be like GamerCat - must collect all the trophies and badges...now I feel like I just want to enjoy the story, and any badges are incidental :-)
Australia, Canada, Japan, and Germany - Music this week
In the quest to keep up to date with new music - this week I went with the charts for Australia, Canada, Japan, and GermanyMeghan Trainor - Me Too#1 in AustraliaVerdict: upbeat and cheeky. I like it!Kungs vs Cookin’ on 3 Burners - This Girl#1 in GermanyVerdict: Reminds me a lot of early 2000s music that I listened to (or maybe it's just German music...). Either way - I like it! It's got a
Star Trek Bridge Crew - pretty cool!
Wednesday, Jun 22 2016 02:00 | E3, Entertainment, StarTrek, trailer, video games, VideoGames, VirtualReality, VR
I was not expecting a game like this from UbiSoft (and, what the heck? is this blog turning into star trek all the time?!). In any case, this game seems quite interesting in terms of what it does with virtual reality. Also seeing Star Trek Alumni getting into the game and seeing their enthusiasm about this is pretty infectious ;-)I tend to be more of a solo player, even within MMOs
Star Trek Online - temporal Defense Reputation
Hey! With the advent of a new expansion, coming later on this summer, we will have a new reputation! The Temporal Defense Reputation (how many reputations is that now?). Along with the reputation you can earn, and the active and passive abilities,there is gear to be had!The ship gear actually looks pretty interesting. Considering that my main character is flying the Lobi version
Super Mario Maker - the movie
A little humor found recently on the interwebs...
Sonic Boom: Fire and Ice
Friday, Jun 17 2016 03:00 | 3DS, E3, Entertainment, nintendo, platformer, Sega, sonic, trailer, video games, VideoGames
It is a little odd, for me, to be seeing a sonic game on a nintendo platform - but times have changed :) I am looking forward to this!
Titanfall 2 trailer
Thursday, Jun 16 2016 08:30 | Action, E3, Entertainment, trailer, video games, VideoGames, XBOX, youtube
Another interesting game coming out soon. I have the original TitanFall in my collection of games that I have yet to play, but the trailer makes it look promising ;-) Maybe once I am done with Bully on the xbox I'll pick up Titanfall. I still have loads of time before I get an xbox one LOL. No rush.