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Batman at 30.

I grew up with a single mother. She worked hard and we were not left wanting for much or at least that is how I remember it and she hid our money problems well. Now that I am an adult (word used loosely) I think it was the latter. As a summer treat she let me and my best friend pick one movie a month that we would go see in the theater. June, July and August. 3 whole movies. We got to go to the movies 3 times during the summer. Seems quaint now but to an 8 year old in the late 80's that was so much.

Our local newspaper would run a summer movie special and would let you know what were the big movies coming. There was only one movie in June I wanted to see. That would be Batman.

Growing up a comic book nerd is not what it is today. Avengers: Endgame has been seen by everyone on the planet...twice. You are not cool today if you have not seen a comic book movie. In the 80's you would get beat up for wearing a Joker shirt and reading a comic in front of the wrong people. That wa…

The End Is The Beginning Is The End: Far Cry: New Dawn Review

*spoilers for Far Cry 5*

When we last left Hope County, Montana it was set ablaze by the nuclear holocaust that Joseph Seed somehow orchestrated. Our character was trapped in the same bunker that was our salvation at the beginning of the game bringing the story full circle. The only problem was that we were trapped in it with Joseph and handcuffed to a bed. So we get to guess what kind of fun that would be listening to a raving, religious lunatic for years with no escape. I imagine it being like you were locked in a room with Franklin Graham and you couldn't shove a towel down his throat or kneecap him with a crowbar.

Far Cry: New Dawn does what Far Cry: Primal did with Far Cry 4. It takes the existing map and gives it a makeover for a quicker release. This has not proved to be a bad thing since Far Cry: Primal was superior to 4 and New Dawn is a smaller, fun entry that wraps up the tales of Joseph Seed and the population of Hope County.

Did you play Far Cry 3? Far Cry 4? Far Cry …

2018 Games of the Year

Game of the Year

God of War

I mean...what else could be it? Well, yeah Red Dead Redemption 2 or Spider-Man, but that is how big an achievement God of War is on so many levels. Masterful storytelling, intuitive combat, voice acting that makes you feel inadequate as a person that can barely speak in real life and certainly one of the best looking games ever made.

From my review:
"Now the series has done something that many of its fans have done. It grew up. The testosterone filled teenagers that began playing God of War in 2005 are now 13 years older, in their mid to late 20's, or older, possibly with families of their own and trying to navigate the overwhelming world of parenting. Now Kratos is back and instead of the chain swinging, dick laying masculinity god, he is a humbled, soft spoken father helping navigate his son through danger."

God of War basically told all other games what to do if they want to raise the bar with one bit of dialogue between Kratos and Atreus.