Abzû Mini-Review

maxresdefaultGenre: Adventure, Art Game

Developer: Giant Squid Studios

Publisher: 505 Games

Platform(s): PlayStation 4 (reviewed), Windows, Xbox One

Release Date: August 2nd, 2016 (PS4, Win), December 6th, 2016 (X1)

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Album Reissue Mini-Review | The Beatles: Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (Super Deluxe Edition)

61QEH5tSzbL._SS500Format: Reissue, Studio Album, Long Play (LP)

Genre: Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Art Rock

Length: 3:23:18

Label: Parlophone, Apple Records, Capitol Records

Media Types: CD

Release Date: May 26th, 2017

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Old School: Tetris Is A Great Game For The Waiting Room

A long time ago, I posted an article where I had described how Earthworm Jim helped me cope with my house having been robbed. It provided for me an escape for a difficult situation. A lot of people play video games because they provide an escape from the real world. Video games provide a more interesting fake world to get immersed in. I don’t play video games for this reason, but there have been moments when I have. So I thought I’d share another instance where this has happened.

When I was young, my mother had to have surgery. She was at risk of contracting Ovarian cancer and decided to have her uterus removed. I had never had something that serious happen in my life up to that point. No one in my family or among my friends had to have a serious operation or procedure done to them where the risk of death or serious life changing complications were possible. I was very concerned through the whole process and when she finally was at the hospital, I was a nervous wreck.

After they took her to the operating room, my other mother and I just sat in the waiting room. I didn’t know what to do. The anticipation, the uncertainty, the helplessness from just doing nothing but waiting. I guess I must have looked pretty stressed because a lady there asked if I wanted to play a game. I accepted and she handed me a Game Boy. The game inside was Tetris.

I don’t recall if I had played Tetris before or not, but it’s the most prominent memory I have because I would not stop playing it. It succeeded with flying colors in distracting me from my worries. I must’ve played that game for well over an hour, until they finally called us and told us the surgery was successful. I went and saw my mother and cried when I saw my mother weak and attached to several cords. She would recover of course but I still remember playing Tetris and how that helped me get through that.

Ever since then, I still get addicted to Tetris whenever I play it. I can’t just play a round or two; I have to play several times. Even though I’m not particularly great at the game, I still love playing it, and the main reason is how it helped me. Tetris is a very special game to me and it’s one of my favorite games ever. What video games are special to you because they helped you during a trying time? Let me know in the comments below. Thanks for reading. Peace and Love, gamers and players! Colorwind out.

Robot Katamari | Knack (PS4) | Rented Games LIVE!

Also on Twitch.

My first time playing Knack on the PlayStation 4 LIVE via Twitch. Rented Games LIVE is a show where I play a game I’ve rented and never played before LIVE on stream and then give my first impressions. This is an around 10 hour long game so my first impressions is based on an hour of me playing the campaign. Originally streamed on May 27th, 2017 at 5:30am PDT. Continue reading “Robot Katamari | Knack (PS4) | Rented Games LIVE!”

EP Mini-Review | Shy Luv: Shock Horror

Format: Studio Album, Extended Play (EP)

Genre: EDM

Length: 20:46

Label: Black Butter Records

Media Types: Digital, Streaming

Release Date: January 20th, 2017 Continue reading “EP Mini-Review | Shy Luv: Shock Horror”

Album Mini-Review | Ten Fé: Hit the Light

Format: Studio Album, Long Play (LP)

Genre: Indie Rock, Indie Pop, Electronic

Length: 52:30

Label: Play It Again Sam

Media Types: Digital, Streaming, CD, Vinyl

Release Date: January 27th, 2017 Continue reading “Album Mini-Review | Ten Fé: Hit the Light”

Album Mini-Review | The Proper Ornaments: Foxhole

Format: Studio Album, Long Play (LP)

Genre: Indie Rock, Indie Pop

Length: 37:41

Label: Slumberland Records

Media Types: Digital, Streaming, CD, Vinyl

Release Date: January 20th, 2017 Continue reading “Album Mini-Review | The Proper Ornaments: Foxhole”

EP Mini-Review | Halestorm: ReAniMate 3.0: The CoVeRs eP

Format: Extended Play (EP)

Genre: Hard Rock, Metal

Length: 27:20

Label: Atlantic Records

Media Types: Digital, Streaming, CD

Release Date: January 6th, 2017 Continue reading “EP Mini-Review | Halestorm: ReAniMate 3.0: The CoVeRs eP”

Paris Awaits! | Assassin’s Creed Unity (PS4) [Session 2] | Colorwind Streams

Also on Twitch!

My second session playing Assassin’s Creed Unity on the PlayStation 4 LIVE via Twitch! I go through the second memory of sequence 2, find some cockades and chests, do a couple of side quests, and solve a murder! Originally streamed on May 23rd, 2017 at 8pm PDT. Continue reading “Paris Awaits! | Assassin’s Creed Unity (PS4) [Session 2] | Colorwind Streams”