Discovering Moon Knight

I know nothing about Moon Knight and, in all fairness, I still don’t know the character well. I’ve read all 11 issues of the fifth volume of Moon Knight and I get the feeling that it doesn’t explain what the general idea is behind the character and is instead dissecting the man rather than the superhero, Marc Spector. However, that’s a bit complicated as he has Dissociative Identity Disorder, and has two other personalities, Stephen Grant, and Jake Lockley. It’s quite engaging watching and reading this guy try to piece together his mind and bring a sense of control back to his identity so that he can fight back against the one who destroyed his mind in the first place. I don’t want to spoil anything, although this current volume is nearly a year old, but I’m not used to reading a comic that incorporates much more personality centric ideas into the ‘hero stops villain’ structure.

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2016 Was Terrible, But Important

A quick introduction before I get into the editorial proper. This is an article that has been delayed longer than I would’ve wished for. I wanted for some time now to write about more than just video games, music, and movies. Moving forward, this WordPress blog is going to be more based on myself than the topics I typically focus on. I mentioned this in the past, but this is really the start of that. Instead of coming to this blog for stuff on video games, you’ll be coming here for me, for my views and thoughts on a variety of topics. Subject matter will start becoming more serious and more controversial topics are bound to pop up. I thank you for continuing to read my work, and support my content. Video games and the like will still have a big presence here, as I’m still passionate about those subjects. However, you’re going to see a lot more than just that from now on. Now on to the editorial. Continue reading “2016 Was Terrible, But Important”

Standby Is Super Meat Boy Meets Electro-Minimalist Han Solo

I was searching the Steam store looking for new releases that looked interesting and I came across a game called Standby. Developed by NoClip and published by HypeTrain Digital, it’s a platformer with short levels, high difficulty, and requires near perfect execution, similar to games like Super Meat Boy. It’s heavily rhythm based in that you need expert precision if you want to get through the level and especially if you want to collect all the keys and finish the level under the optional time limit. To do this, you’re going to run, jump, slide, shoot, double jump, stomp, wall jump, and more across dangerous walls, bottomless pits, barriers, security lasers, and other hazards.

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My Gaming Landscape [January 23rd, 2017]

It’s back! Hello everyone. Welcome to my first Gaming Landscape in almost a year. After attempting to replace this with a new feature, Thoughts On, I’ve decided to stick with this format as it worked for me for a very long time. The only change is that I won’t be as strict with my rules as I was before. However, for you the reader, it should be the same as it’s always been. If you’re new here, this is an blog post where I talk about the games I’ve been playing and my impressions of them. So without further delay, here are the games I played between January 1st and January 23rd, 2016: The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth, Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic Dash, The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, and Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King.
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Colorwind Reacts: The Nintendo Switch Reveal

Finally, after months of teasing, the Nintendo Switch has been officially revealed. Nintendo held a conference on Thursday, January 12th, and had an event showcasing the games and console the following day. My initial response to the console was abrupt, and a lot of the following information seemed to confirmed that. However, after digesting all of the information that we have over the weekend, here are my final thoughts on the Switch before the console is released. This will be based on information from the conference, the Treehouse stream, and various press releases, and news stories published around the same time. I won’t be talking about every detail about the console in depth, as this is primarily about my opinion, but I will give details and sources for the info where I feel applicable. I’ll break down my thoughts into four categories: the hardware, the service, the games, and the marketing. Without further ado, let’s get into this. Continue reading “Colorwind Reacts: The Nintendo Switch Reveal”

Countdown: My New Years Resolutions 2017

2016 was a terrible year for many, myself included thanks to having something of a mental breakdown, resulting in me essentially sitting out most of the year. I’m fairly positive that I didn’t adhere to any of my resolutions from last year so this year is going to be an especially fresh start. I’ve got 12 resolutions this year (yeah, that’s a lot) but I’ve got a whole year to do them! These are my New Years Resolutions for 2017!

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Thoughts On Dark Souls

For roughly a month or so, I’ve been unable to escape Dark Souls. Whether it’s the numerous streams and let’s play videos on Twitch and YouTube on the leaked Dark Souls III or the general chat for Middle of Nowhere Gaming constantly talking about Dark Souls since several people on staff are currently playing various games in the series (including Bloodborne and Demon’s Souls), the game’s have been on the brain. I recently finished my playthrough and review of The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD and also finished Sonic Unleashed (of which a review may be imminent) and decided to really give the first game in the normal series a shot.

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Journal: Back To Me

It’s been three weeks since my last post, which was also a Journal entry. I’ve calmed down a lot since then, as I’ve learned to let myself relax more. Although I still have the urge to plan things way ahead of time and make lists of things I feel like accomplishing, I don’t feel as compelled to act on it like I did before. The one thing I still need to work on is allowing myself to just do things at random. I still struggle to let myself have downtime that isn’t planned. Simple things like picking something random on Netflix to watch when I have nothing to do is still difficult for me but I don’t do things I don’t want to do just to feel a form of productivity anymore. I don’t try to keep up with everything as much as before since I know that I just can not do it all by myself.

A week or so ago, I wanted to get back into the flow of things. The world isn’t going to stop for me, I thought, and it hasn’t. However, I was so worried about falling into the same patterns as before. Now, although that’s still a concern of mine, I’m so much more confident that I won’t now than I was before. I’ve been stockpiling ideas for articles and projects and I feel confident that I’m in a healthy enough frame of mind to accomplish them. This blog is actually me starting to get back into the swing of things. Hopefully, this will continue from this point on. If not, I’ll try again. I will say that I still haven’t talked to anyone medically about my sleeping, anxiety, and neurosis issues yet but that’s one of the things I am planning to get done.

Just to give a bit of a preview of things, I plan to write a new Game Pitch on Resident Evil 7, I’m playing through The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD for review for Middle of Nowhere Gaming, I want to start streaming again on Twitch, and I want to start a brand new in depth gaming review show on YouTube. I probably won’t be able to do the YouTube show for at least a month but perhaps it’ll be sooner. I also have plans to do more things but I’ll leave that in the dark for now. I feel good; I feel positive. Some days are better than others, but I accept that as an inevitability until I am able to get help, which may take quite some time. Well, that’s all from me. Peace and Love, Brothers and Sisters. Colorwind out.

Journal: Insomnia, Anxiety, and Neurosis, Oh My

I have been dealing with my sleep issues sans pills for a week now as well as realizing that I may have some anxiety and neurosis issues. I think I need to write in a long format my thoughts and progress with this as of now. I’ll prefix this by saying that I haven’t seen a doctor about anxiety or neurosis so there could be a chance that I’m overreacting to perhaps being just stressed or sleep deprived. I’m not sure if I’d prefer to be wrong or to have a clinical word attached to how I feel and think. Regardless, this is what I’ve come to understand for the time being so far.

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