OK, so I read one book in 2013 and it was called “Ship It! Holla Ballas” by Jonathan Grotenstein and Storms Reback. My goal for 2014 is to try and read at least 4.
As for movies I only saw two new movies in 2013, “Iron Man 3” which was ok and “Upstream Color” which was awful even though the artist types will tell you it’s amazing. For 2014, I’ll no longer be going by the “movies that came out in that year” edict, instead I’ll be listing any new movie to me that I watch in 2014 that’s interesting and worth noting either good or bad.
Changes are also coming to the Video Games section, because so far I’ve only rated games that I have beaten for the end of the year list. Instead, in 2014 I’ll be listing any games that I played that year and rank them even if I haven’t completed them, because obviously “Grand Theft Auto V” should be number one on my list below but since I’m still only about 50% of the way through it I didn’t list it.
BEST VIDEO GAMES OF 2013
(That I beat in 2013)
6. BINARY DOMAIN – OK
The game tries to be as fast and furious as “Vanquish” but it doesn’t get there. Still fun to play through once. Some decent action, but nothing special.
5. BIOSHOCK INFINITE – GOOD
The original Bioshock is one of the greatest games of all-time, Bioshock Infinite is one of the most over-rated games of all-time. It’s a good game but nowhere near as interesting and groundbreaking as the paid off video game reviewers are claiming.
4. MIGHT & MAGIC CLASH OF HEROES – GOOD
A straight forward and simple game but fun and addictive.
3. CRACKDOWN – GOOD
A good stress reliever. Run around, shoot stuff, blow stuff up. What isn’t there to like?
2. DEADLIGHT – GOOD
Not on the same level as “Limbo” or “Shadow Complex” but a very solid 2D side scroller with a creepy mood and style.
So there you go. A handful of good games but nothing great. 2014 will make up for it though, as I’m currently crushing “Grand Theft Auto V”, I’ll make my way back to playing some “Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion”, and throw in some “Far Cry 3” along with the rest of the remaining X-Box 360 games I want to beat before making the leap to next gen consoles.
It’s going to be a busy year.