Nothing beats a few beers and a good movie. Although meeting and having drinks with either Chevelle or Tool would rank pretty high up there, but since we are talking about reality (for the moment anyways) Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels is one of the best movies of all time. Number two on my list following Fight Club. But I’m rambling.
So what’s new? Well March is half over and we are finally seeing temperatures just this side of zero. I’m typically a winter person and I suppose I wouldn’t be so excited for spring had I been able to go snowboarding at least once this year. Oh well, there is always next year.
Weather aside let’s jump to the first video game I’ve played in I don’t even know how long. The long awaited. . . Dark Souls II. Prepare to die right? I think the PS3 total at this point is just shy of three million deaths. So let’s take a look at the pure epicness of this game.
The original Dark Souls launched in 2011 as a sequel to Demon’s Souls. While I never played Demon’s Souls, Dark Souls had me hooked. This game was brutal. It was unforgiving. And above all it was good. Dark Souls took the, for lack of better terms, darkness of the Diablo series that we all knew and loved (which somehow lost itself to a more World of Warcraft vibe in the third installment) and injected it with a brutal mixture of caffeine and rage. If that was not enough, its trailer featured the amazing talents of The Silent Comedy. Check it out here.
Three years later we find ourselves eagerly preparing for death again with the release of Dark Souls II. And what does the trailer have in store for us? A little Jethro Tull? I think so. Click here. Several hours in, I think I’ve died a dozen times and I'm about to log back in. Play B3yond.
What else is going on? Publishing news. A near-future, flash fiction piece of mine Row I – Seat 4b is now up at Kazka Press.
I'm extremely happy to be accepted by their publication and be a part of their monthly contribution to speculative fiction, but unfortunately they have announced they will be closing their doors after the next couple of issues. So a big thank you to them for not only allowing a piece of mine to be shown on their pages, but for giving monthly spec addicts something decent to read. Best of luck in their future plans.
Till next time,
Keep doing what you're doing everybody
- BT -