Life Is Strange – Picture Perfect

Around the time I was playing the first season of Life Is Strange, I attended a family gathering at my in-laws’.

I overheard some of my younger cousin in-laws taking about video games. Having finally found some common ground with someone there, I joined the conversation.

Soon it came time for me to tell them about the game I was currently playing.


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Top 5 Songs from ‘MoS: Level 6’

Back in February, I shared my favorite song from each ‘Miracle of Sound’ album.

This proved to be very difficult, as there are so many great songs there!

So I have decided to make a Top 10 or Top 5 list for each album, depending on how big the album is to begin with.

 

5. Don’t Say A Word

I have yet to play any games in the Metal Gear Solid series, so this song does not have any familiarity to something I like to help it ingratiate itself to me, like a lot of other songs by this artist.

I simply enjoy the song, nothing more to say than that.

 

4. Lady Of Worlds

In this song about The Witcher 3’s main female character Ciri, Gavin gives away most of the singing-duties to Ailin Kennedy.

As with all his other Witcher songs, this one is also great.

I look forward to CD PROJEKT RED!’s next game ‘Cyberpunk 2077’, if only to hear the songs it will inspire Gavin Dunne to make.

 

3. Road Rage

I love the movie this song was based on, and I think it is a modern action-classic.

The song fits the movie’s focus on the metal of cars and bullets perfectly, while also touching on the heart of the film, motherhood.

Guns and gas and gods!

 

2. London Town

While I have played a lot of games in the Assassin’s Creed series, I have not played Syndicate, the game this song was based on.

One of the reasons that I really like this particular song is that I used to be a huge anglophile during my teens, probably helped on by my love for Doctor Who and Harry Potter.

And while I am not quite as crazy about Britain as I was back then, I still love it.

 

1. Friends

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If you liked this music, you can

buy the album here!

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Quelaag Omelette

For this month’s geeky recipe I decided to make a quail-egg omelette, based on the Chaos Witch Quelaag, a Dark Souls boss.

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I have had this idea for over a year, but I had some trouble finding any quail eggs to buy.

Luckily, I was finally tipped off about an exotic grocery story, where they had piles of them!

This recipe serves two people.

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The Recipe

1. Separate the yolk from the whites of 24 quail eggs, as best you can. It is more difficult to do this with quail-eggs than with chicken-eggs, but if any yolks break just put them in with the whites.

2. Stir in one teaspoon of tomato purée and one teaspoon of sriracha sauce into the egg whites, to achieve a color and hotness reminiscent of Quelaag’s lava-spider lower body.

3. Stir in 15 grams of grated parmesan cheese.

4. Start frying the red egg whites in some butter.

5. Immediately pour the yolks carefully over the whites.

6. Place 14 halves of cherry tomato around on the omelette.

Now we have a nice-looking spider face going.

7. Fry on low temperature until everything has coagulated. Using a lid will speed this up.

8. Serve with a bit of green salad and some bread.

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Gaming Backlog Countdown: 45!

In the last entry of my gaming backlog countdown I went from 54 games to 50, and checked off four games I played by myself on my PlayStation 4.

This time I am going to check off five games I played with my girlfriend on the SNES Mini I got her for Christmas.

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Donkey Kong Country

I had never played this before, but it was one of my girlfriend’s favorite games from when she was little.

We had a lot of fun playing it, but I did get kind of frustrated at times, as the difficulty and sparsity of checkpoints seemed like a holdover from the arcade days, when difficulty were ramped up to get people to part with more of their quarters.

Still, glad to have finally experienced it.

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Super Mario World

We had both played this game when we were kids, but this would be the first time to finish it for both of us.

Riding around on Yoshi while finding secrets and avoiding Bullet Bills, this really brought back some good memories.

I doubt this will be the last time I play Mario World, but it was nice to finally beat the Bowser in it.

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Super Mario Kart

Neither of us have ever been that interested in racing-games, so we did not spend too long on this game before crossing it off the list.

But it was fun playing together, so I am interested in trying out the fairly new ‘Mario Kart 8 Deluxe’ for my Nintendo Switch, as I think all the bells and whistles that have been introduced in the newer Mario Kart games may be enough to make the gameplay more interesting to me.

We’ll see.

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F-Zero

Another racing-game, but this one is more focused on speed and maneuvering, while a big part of Mario Kart were the item pickups you could use against the other racers.

This only had 1-player functionalities, so we had a bit less fun with it.

But the game has a great soundtrack, and after the relative slow speeds of Super Mario Kart, this game was exhilarating.

But those speeds also invoked my girlfriends motion-sickness, and mine started brewing aswell, so we turned it off fairly quickly.

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Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting

Like racing-games, I was never that into fighting-games.

My girlfriend used to play Mortal Kombat 2 and 3, but the lack of finishers (Fatalities, Friendships and Babalities) made Street Fighter less fun for her.

Needless to say, she kicked my ass!

We had some fun with the game before we quickly checked this off aswell, which means that I only have 45 games left on my list!

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Next up: Gaming Backlog Countdown: 40!

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How to deal with your gaming backlog

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Gaming Backlog Countdown: 50!

Back in April I wrote a post listing my backlog of 54 games I need to play before I feel like I can buy any more games.

I have since managed to make a little dent in my pile. So I decided to chronicle my journey to the bottom of it!

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DOOM

I already wrote a full post in which I covered DOOM 2016 pretty extensively. But it still bears saying how absolutely amazing this game is!

Here’s hoping that the sequel can live up to this awesomeness.

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Bioshock 2: Minerva’s Den

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