Far Cry 2 | Done!
Sunday, Jan 14 2018 12:05 | Action, Entertainment, farcry, shootEmUp, ubisoft, video games, VideoGames, XBOX
Last semester I began to play Far Cry 2 on my xbox 360 on my free time (free time, LOL - I suppose that's why it took this long to complete the game :p) I got the game as part of a far cry pack a few winters ago, and with the pile of 360 games becoming smaller and smaller, this series was next on my list. Far Cry (the original) wasn't available at the time, and it seems that the stories
The Trek that never was...
Over the years I've come across articles from a variety of sources on the web about Trek movies and TV series that were supposedly considered, proposed, or even explored, but never really saw the light of day. Some of them are on Memory Alpha, but some are not. From time to time I try to come up with some of these names as conversations bring them up, but I forget - so... I've gone through and
xbox year in review
I was going to title this the Gaming year in review, but I've done some gaming on UPlay (the Assassin's Creed Chronicles), on Android, and on Steam which don't have fancy infographics for me. So, here is what I ended up playing on xbox :-) No surprise that most games are shooters. I did enjoy Bayonetta (and had I persisted I would have racked up more hours on it), but one can only get so frustrated
GoodReads: Year in Review
Tuesday, Dec 26 2017 09:45 | Academia, dissertation, Entertainment, goodreads, homework, PhD, School, Social Media, Social Networks, YearInReview
I was holding off on posting this just in case I finished another book before the new year, but it seems like I will need to spend this week actually doing some writing for the dissertation proposal (can't let all this fine reading go to waste!). On the one hand I am surprised at how much I read, and on the other hand I am not. This doesn't even include all the articles I read. I keep
Mine! Mine! Mine!
With the new Kramp'Ikri event on star trek online this season came a new accolade to collect: mine, mine, mine! I was aiming to earn this before Christmas hit (and I started working more on my dissertation)...and mission (just) accomplished! In the Kramp'Ihri event (usually comes along twice per hour) when you attack the Kramp'ihri, one of the things that he tosses at you (from time to time)
Star Trek TCTU ideas (part I)
Bring these back ;-)The other day I was thinking back to the 1990s and early 2000s when we had two or three star trek series going on at the same time. Man, that was entertaining ;-). The recent DC universe (Arrow, Flash, Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow) shows on the CW have made me ponder about what a Star Trek equivalent would be like (call it the TCTU - Trek Cinema and TV Universe -
A castlevania christmas
A little humor found this past weekend on Kotaku's Sunday Comics (especially for those Castlevania fans) :-)
Winter Wonderland is here!
Monday, Dec 11 2017 02:00 | Entertainment, Games, holidays, MMORPG, online, StarTrek, video games, VideoGames, winter
One of my favorite seasonal STO events is here: Q's winter wonderland - where mischievous Q transports you to a...ermmm...winter wonderland...complete with winter events, winter clothing, and a new limited edition ship that you can claim.The Kramp'IhrThis year's addition to the game is the Kramp'Ihr - melding human winter-time monsters like the Krampus with Klingon undead (the Fekh'Ihr). It
A game plan for playing games
A little humor from last week's gamercat. I think I went through the 'must play every game' phase when I was in middle school, I've slowly paired it down to the 'I only have so much time, what do I want to play?' :-) The urge to play (or at least try) them all though is still there :)
Ricky Martin - She Bangs
Απο το random του YouTube αυτής της εβδομάδας :-).
Review: Prepare to Meet Thy Doom: And More True Gaming Stories
Saturday, Nov 18 2017 01:00 | audiobooks, Books, Entertainment, goodreads, review, Social Media, Social Networks, video games, VideoGames
Prepare to Meet Thy Doom: And More True Gaming Stories by David KushnerMy rating: 4 of 5 stars This was an interesting collection of short stories on video games. It is by no means comprehensive, but it was interesting to read nevertheless. It's a good, short, read for people interested in video games and how they impact (and are impacted by) society. I think this book spent a little too
Star Trek Continues E11 "To Boldly Go: Part II"
Well, the finale of Star Trek Continues is here. I really wish that this series had had a handful more episodes before this grand finale - which ties in TOS with the movies, but oh well...axanar ;-) . The finale was actually quite good. I was hoping we'd see more Kirk in a TMP uniform, but I guess not. This series is worth seeing from start to finish now that is it done (in
Mario's worst enemies
Tuesday, Nov 14 2017 01:30 | comics, Entertainment, Humor, nintendo, supermario, video games, VideoGames
A little humor from last week's Nerdrage. Mario's most recent enemy seems very...pedestrian :-)
This past week I was reminded of Darren Hayes and the song Pop!ular. Not sure what reminded me of it, definitely some random conversationalist at work, but I don't recall how exactly this fits in. I think it was the white noise beat that someone had in the office.
Bayonetta | Done*
Well... I guess I'm done with it not in the "I've completed the game" aspect but rather, "I got to a point and got tired of it" :p . A month or so ago I thought I'd start Bayonetta on the xbox. Not that I have a ton of time on my hands with the dissertation proposal going on, but hey, it should have been a fun diversion. In the game you play as...you guess it...Bayonetta. A
Assassin's Creed Origins: Launch trailer
Wednesday, Oct 25 2017 11:40 | Assassins Creed, Entertainment, trailer, video games, VideoGames, XBOX
Even though I am 3 games behind in this series (and a whole generation of consoles behind), I am looking forward to eventually playing this game :-). I wonder if we see aliens come down and land/crashland on earth in ancient Egyptian times, or if we're dealing with the the fallout of discovering the ancient artifacts at this period in history :)
You can't please everyone
A little humor from this weekend's video game related comics :-)
Death of Halo
I came across this video on Reddit the other day. I thought it would actually be a much more in-depth analysis of the game series, but it just seems like a whole lot of kvetching about Halo 5. Since I don't yet have an xbox one I can't really say much about Halo 5, but Halo 4 wasn't really all that bad - if I remember correctly.
Launch trailer - Wolfenstein New Colossus
Wednesday, Oct 18 2017 11:03 | Entertainment, politics, trailer, video games, VideoGames, wolfenstein, XBOX, youtube
The launch trailer for the next Wolfenstein game, a game that picks up where the previous game left off - with a Nazi occupied american continent, is now available. So many games to play once I am done with my dissertation ;-). Make American Nazi-Free Again!
The chemical brothers - Galvanize
I was reminded of this song this past week (usually comes to mind when technology misbehaves and you have to push a button :p )
Street Fighter V arcade trailer
Friday, Oct 6 2017 12:44 | arcade, Entertainment, steam, streetFighter, trailer, video games, VideoGames
It's hard to believe that it's been 30 years since Street Fighter was originally released... I am also surprised that there is no Xbox One release for the game. I guess I will be playing it on Steam...(at some point in the way way way future)
Music Rewind: Cranberries
Haven't thought of the cranberries in ages, but a show I was watching on Amazon this past week reminded of this song.
Max Payne - 16 years later
Hard to believe that 16 years have passed since this game kicked off! Yes, even though I just finished this series of games (recently...within the last 6 months?) it's interesting to hear a retrospective :-)
Halo Wars | Done!
This past weekend (and after about 20 hours of playtime) I finished Halo Wars on the xbox 360. I've been kind of avoiding Halo Wars because it's an RTS game (real time strategy) and I haven't really gotten very much into an RTS since Warcraft II: The tides of darkness (which I played back in 1996 on my Performa 635). In this game, unlike most other Halo games, your protagonist is just a regular
Music Rewind: Indila - Derniere Danse
Not all that old, but I was just reminded of the song the other day on a dance show. It's funny that I was vaguely aware of the song when it came out, but I never bothered to put it on any playlists...and it was summarily forgotten (I blame MOOCs...and school :p)
This week in new musis - Jiggy
This comes from a facebook recommendation. When I first saw the video (without music on) I thought it was people replicating the music video dance (a la macarena) - but nope. This is the video :pSilent Place by JiggyVerdict: Very riverdance-y. Not bad, just not sure what to make of it...
Review: Legacies: Book #3: Purgatory's Key
Friday, Sep 15 2017 11:11 | audiobooks, Books, Entertainment, goodreads, review, Sci-Fi, Social Media, Social Networks, StarTrek
Legacies: Book #3: Purgatory's Key by Dayton WardMy rating: 4 of 5 stars This was the third in the "legacies" trilogy that I started reading this past summer. Fun book. I wouldn't say that the TOS crew is "my" crew (was introduced to Star Trek with TNG), but it was a fun novel to listen to (audiobook format), and it does give a bit more background into "number 1" (Majel Barrett's character
Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory | Done
Saturday, Sep 9 2017 13:39 | Action, Entertainment, splinterCell, ubisoft, video games, VideoGames, XBOX
[Spoilers] My quest to complete all current Splinter Cell games is complete! Last week (right before the semester start) I got to finish the last of the original Splinter Cell trilogy on the xbox. The game was originally released for the original xbox, but though the magic of backward compatibility I played this on my 360. This game played fairly well in compatibility mode. The compatibility
Review: Best Defense
Friday, Sep 8 2017 01:00 | audiobooks, Books, Entertainment, goodreads, novel, review, Sci-Fi, Social Networks, StarTrek
Best Defense by David MackMy rating: 4 of 5 stars Interesting continuation of Captain-to-Captain. I was unaware McCoy had any kids. Fascinating - as Spock would say. I find this alternate universe quite interesting. No hunger, no pain, no being tired...is it all in their minds? I know that Star Trek has explored the mirror universe (well, they just scratched the surface), but it would
PS Vita revival? :p
Wednesday, Sep 6 2017 09:00 | Entertainment, gamercat, Humor, Playstation, Technology, video games, VideoGames, vita
I love the whipping that the Playstation Vita gets from time to time ;-). It's not that I didn't want the system to succeed, but between the lack of support and the many proprietary features...well it was begging to be on top of the dirt pile :-)
Terminator - A-Team Mashup
Well, let it not be said that the internet has not enabled people to be creative ;-). Now I want to see the A-Team interacting with main characters in this A-Team universe ;-)
Music Rewind: Mmmbop
😂LOL. Έκανα μια γρήγορη αναζήτηση στο google να δω τι άλλα τραγούδια από το 1997 είχα ξεχάσει και πέτυχα αυτό. Τι γέλιο! Όντως το είχα ξεχάσει επειδή δεν το έχω σε κάποια λίστα στο iTunes αλλά εδώ στον Βοστόνη το έπαιζε το ράδιο συνέχεια
Music Rewind - Walking on the sun
Sunday, Aug 13 2017 17:00 | #musicrewind, Entertainment, Humor, Music, parody, Ελληνικά, Μουσική, χιούμορ
Τα κοινωνικά δίκτυα αυτή την εβδομάδα μου θύμισαν άλλο ένα τραγούδι που είναι φέτος 20 χρονών… Λες να αρχίζω να ανησυχώ πως ξέρω παραπάνω “παλιά” τραγούδια παρά καινούργια;.
This week in Russia
It seems that it's been a while since I've listed to Russian music...so I guess I'll make August Russian-music month. This isn't a new song, but I'm still looking for updated russian charts. The song is Под звуки поцелуев, which translates to "the sound of kisses". Под звуки поцелуев by Ольга БузоваVerdict: My Russian is beyond rusty (falling part,
Star Trek Online, Season 14
With Star Trek Las Vegas upon us, STO has announced some really interesting stuff coming down the pike, including captain Georgi LaForge, revamped Galaxy-class ships, and TNG Skants! I think that last one made me smile uncontrollably ;-) The Lukari and the Kentari seem to be kissing and making up for past aggression, and the Jem Hadar are back! When I saw the trailer (below) yesterday I expected
Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow | Done
Continuing with my exploration of "the classics" (of two console generations ago), I've been playing Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow. The game originally came out for the original xbox, and I've been playing it on backward compatibility. I didn't really notice any hickups in the single player game. The title comes from the main bad guy of the series, Sadono, who calls his sleeper cells
This week in Greece
Friday, Aug 4 2017 12:37 | #FridayMusic, Entertainment, Music, music video, youtube, Ελληνικά, Μουσική, κλίπ
I was actually looking to go to my mail the other day, when I mistakely put in μα in my URL bar... Instead of mail, it took me to search results where I discovered a new song...Μα Εγώ by Στέλιος ΡόκκοςVerdict: κλαψουριάρικο χαχα. Εντάξει, δεν είναι και άσχημο, αλλά πρέπει να είσαι προετοιμασμένος για
This week in US music
I came across this quite clip serendipitous while looking for something else. It bubbled up I think while I was looking for some other music. It's new to me... so - it's this week's new music for me ;-) I guess #nsfw if you don't want the "fuck" and its derivatives on your speakers at work :-)Woman by KeshaVerdict: Catchy and it's got a good beat. Something for the playlist
New Discovery trailer
This one is from the recent San Diego comic con, for the upcoming Star Trek series. It seems interesting. While I do like Star Trek, and I will watch the broadcast pilot, I don't know if I am a hardcore-enough fan to shell out money for All Access. Just put it on Netflix and Hulu and be done with it :p. Looking at some of the consume designs, they seem pretty interesting, but
This week in serendipitous music...
I came across this music video last week, by chance, while looking at my work's google alerts (one of them being for the term 'linguistics'). I guess I had to listen to it!Switch out by Taim feat. LinguisticsVerdict: Not bad... the end was a little abrupt, and I am not sure why "linguistics" is the name of the vocalist, but whatever... Not a bad track, but definitely lacking in the connections
Review: Star Trek: The Next Generation - Hive
Wednesday, Jul 19 2017 02:00 | Comic Book, Entertainment, goodreads, review, Sci-Fi, Social Networks, StarTrek
Star Trek: The Next Generation - Hive by Brannon BragaMy rating: 4 of 5 stars An interesting post-nemesis cross-over between TNG crews and Titan (how else would you get Troy and Riker back?). The story is pre-JJ (where we already see B4 as having morphed into data), and this comic sets the stage for that to happen. A future Locutus, after the Borg have conquered everything, sends Data into
Miss Jane - It's a fine day
A colleague's facebook post reminded me of this song the other day. I haven't heard an ATB song in ages. Need to see if anything new has come out.
The Crystal Method - Name of the Game
Sunday, Jul 16 2017 10:00 | #musicrewind, Entertainment, Humor, Music, splinterCell, video games, VideoGames
From the Splinter Cell soundtrack (and also the intro song for the first splinter cell). I didn't find an actual music video for this but here is a fan made video using the last game in the series (Blacklist). I actually don't remember hearing this on the radio back in the day, I've only known it as a game soundtrack.
Splinter Cell | Done! (again)
Damn it Fisher! That's one alarm too many! The mission is over! Recently I completed the original Splinter Cell - the game that kicked off the series - via backward compatibility on my xbox 360. I've been wanting to go back and play these games to get the complete story arc of this game series, but on Windows you generally cannot find Pandora Tomorrow (or is it Chaos Theory?) because
This week in Greek music
Friday, Jul 14 2017 10:24 | #FridayMusic, Entertainment, Music, music video, youtube, Ελληνικά, Μουσική, κλίπ
Αυτή την εβδομάδα είπα να ρίξω μια ματιά στο YouTube να δω τι παίζει ως προς το Ελληνικό. Αυτό το κομμάτι μου το πρόβαλε, βάση άλλων τραγουδιών που είχα ψάξει παλιότερα. Δεν ξέρω, είναι independent καλλιτέχνης η κοπέλα; ή είναι καινούργια
Music Rewind - Ευρυδίκη: το μόνο που θυμάμαι
Κάτι, κάποιος, είπε στα νέα την περασμένη εβδομάδα που θύμησε αυτό το τραγούδι. Δεν θυμόμουν πως ήταν από το 1991!.
Review: Star Trek: Starfleet Academy
Saturday, Jul 8 2017 09:58 | Comic Book, Entertainment, goodreads, Sci-Fi, Social Networking, StarTrek
Star Trek: Starfleet Academy by Mike JohnsonMy rating: 5 of 5 stars [SPOILERS] Quite an interesting adventure that kickstarts at least 2 new groups of crews in the Kelvin-timeline of Star Trek. I'd read more of this. The comic starts off with the TOS crew, when they were in their academy days (well Kirk, Spock, and Uhura...and a little bit of Chekov), but it really focuses mostly a new
This week in Greek charts
Friday, Jul 7 2017 15:14 | #FridayMusic, Entertainment, Music, music video, youtube, Ελληνικά, Μουσική
Αυτή την εβδομάδα το MAD μου λεει πως αυτό το τραγούδι είναι το #2 τραγουδί στα τσάρτ στην Ελλάδα (το πρώτο δεν είναι ελληνικό τραγούδι). Ζητήματα Ζωής by Σάκης ΡουβάςVerdict: Γενικά μου αρέσουν τα τραγούδια του Σάκη, αλλά αυτό το
Original castlevania, in Unreal!
The things one finds on YouTube!Here is a play-through of a fan made remake of the original Castlevania in the Unreal Engine. Pretty interesting!
Coolio feat L.V. Gangsta's Paradise
Ένα τραγούδι που ήρθε στον νου από τότε που ήμουν στο λύκειο. Από το Soundtrack της ταινίας Dangerous minds..
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...