Monday, July 25, 2016

The Dog Days of Summer

Greetings, July is almost over, and before I know it, college life will be picking back up come late August.  Compared to last summer's activity here on the blog, things were much more active, with not just game reviews, but also movie reviews and the first ever review of a TV series.  I'm quite satisfied with how things turned out, in spite of a few hiccups.  Although I plan for my reviews to be published on the Wednesday of each month, the lazy bug tried to convince me otherwise, and therefore, some came out later than expected.  These delays weren't too bad, but as they say, it's best to do it now than later.

Unfortunately, I have minor bad news, the planned review for this week, a review of the anime GunXSword, has been cancelled.  The reason is simple: I didn't finish the series in time.  This cancellation also shows how lax I am when it comes to finishing shows; in GunXSword's case, it's taken me nearly two years to complete it, as I bought the complete series back in December of 2014, and though I was quite close, only five episodes remaining, I had forgotten so much about the plot and characters I realized that the only way to properly review it would be to go back and start at the beginning, but because there was not enough time, I decided to cancel the review altogether.  The moral of the story is to never to beat around the bush to long when it comes to finishing shows, especially if it's one on the reviewing list.

With that said, what's in store for the next few months?  Because college is resuming, it means that I'm back to focusing on what I do best: reviewing games.  August and September will be regular business, with new game reviews as well as the continuation of Revisited, plus exclusive ones only on Cubed3, but then comes October.  Much like last year, there will be reviews of horror-related films and games, with this year's theme relating to titles with a cult following, a.k.a., drive-in material.  Film-wise, the subject will be the Evil Dead series, remake and television show withstanding, but I can't say much about the games, other than the last one being reviewed is a return to a familiar franchise covered once before.

November will once again involve game reviews, but in December, I will be returning to what I did this summer, two game reviews, one movie review, and one anime review, as well as the year-end favorite games of the year list and year-in-review editorial.  During those two months, I'll also be preparing the schedule for 2017, and there might be a few surprises, who knows.

Two things I want to address before closing this update, the first one is in regards to the Interstellar review; for those who don't know, that movie was the first request I have taken, since the person was a good friend of mine, I had to say yes.  However, readers may wonder if I will accept requests from the populace in the forthcoming future, to which I say yes, but I have to make sure that I have enough room in the schedule to allow it.  When it gets closer to the year's end, I will provide more details and guidelines, but for now, wait patiently.

Lastly, as of July 25, 2016, this blog has hit 1,000 views, which nearly gave me a heart attack when I saw that number.  Regardless, I say thank you to those who have read my publications, but in spite of hitting this milestone, I just want to continue on with what I do, inform and entertain.  Nevertheless, I am appreciative of your support and thankful for reaching this number.

This concludes the bi-annual, tri-annual update, stick around for more from the man who strives to be the best and who was able to meet the likes of Johnny Yong Bosch and Ernie Hudson at Mississippi Comic Con 2016.

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