I messed up

It was bound to happen, and so it has: I missed my weekly post deadline. I messed up!

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To those of you who read my posts and see this, know that I admit it, plain and simple. April 13th was the date I missed. April 15th is the day I’m writing this.

Thankfully, WordPress offers me the power of time travel, so no one will know of my grievous error beyond you good folks reading this right now. But I just wanted to say that I’m still committed to the weekly game, even if I can’t quite keep up with it.

Also, if you want to see more posts and activity, don’t forget to follow on Twitter. That place is more a tool for the blog than the other way around, but it’s still a great way to follow what’s happening, if you’re so inclined.

Sekiro, and Why From Software Should Eliminate Difficulty In Its Games

There’s been a lot of discussion online lately about how polarizing Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice’s difficulty is.

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Certified game journalists and industry experts have taken up one side of the topic, arguing that From Software should include an easier difficulty option so that they, average consumers, and disabled gamers can enjoy Sekiro to its fullest.

On the other side of the fence is From Software’s diehard fanbase, who feels that by offering an easy mode, From would be allowing players to experience an inferior version of the game that is plagued by ludonarrative dissonance, as it would no longer convey the game’s thematic emphasis on hardship and defeat.
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Why Sonic Forces’ Theme Is Called Fist Bump: Because Tails Dies

I didn’t even have the decency to give a spoiler warning for that title. And you know why? ‘Cause Aaron Webber, Sonic community brand manager, already popped the cherry on that one. Even if he was memeing all those months ago, I think there’s evidence as to why it might actually be the case and that he legitimately slipped up.

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See, here’s the thing: the lyrics go “Before I say goodbye to you, one more last fist bump.” No matter how stupid and cheesy those actual words are, it’s the context behind them that matters. The whole song is about two best buddies, i.e. Sonic and Tails. “Before I say goodbye to you?” That’s someone dying, and it most certainly won’t be Sonic. And the two of them sharing one last fist bump before Tails does a heroic sacrifice of some sort? Sounds about right.

Only time will tell, however.

The same time that saw me abandon this blog for four months. I’m sorry, to the dedicated six of you out there that were curious. I’m not dead, I promise. More posts coming. Next article: Black Mirror discussion.