If you knew me personally you’d know that i am a huge fan of the HBO series Game of Thrones. It’s one of the few things i invest emotions into, which is probably a bad thing considering the number of main characters that get axed through out the series. I just watched the latest episode last night… man things are getting good. Old problems are disappearing but all new ones are popping up on the horizon. it makes me giddy like a school girl, tee hee. Generally anything middle ages theme fascinates me, love sword fighting, and dragons are my most favorite thing in the world. some of you may be asking “how old are you?”, i am 24 and my inner child is still alive so deal with it.
Ok so like i said GoT is one of the few shows i get emotionally invested in. Well anyway the group of crows that betrayed the rest of the night’s watch and took crastor’s camp, some of the most hate-able characters. I was annoyed at how they treated Sam, i was upset when they turned on lord mormont and murdered him, a hatred only rekindled when seeing the scene where the one guy drinks out of mormont’s skull. BUT! when i saw Hodor being tortured by the renegade crows i was down right raging yelling at the screen “I WILL RAIN THE WRATH OF SEVEN HELLS DOWN UPON YOU IF YOU HURT HODOR!” like i said i’m invested.
Still sick… so there’s that… but if you’re here obviously you came to hear a madman ramble on about various media.
Right so any way… hmm whats in the news, oh the Oculus Rift. What is the Oculus Rift? Well it is a set of goggles that you wear that have screens on the inside. Or in even plainer terms it’s virtual reality device that apparently is very immersive. Though from an avid gamer’s point of view, I am very curious as to what the experience is like. I can only imagine it would mess with your sense of reality, ah but any way enjoy the following videos involving the Oculus Rift.
RoosterTeeth even put out a video (Warning offensive language)
So i’ve got my self a nice little cold, stuffed nose, cough, disoriented. I don’t get sick often but when I do I am completely out of it. I get hit hard. Getting hit so quick with this sickness i started to remember the last time i got sick.
Last time I got this sick was last summer while I was sick I decided to play Hotline Miami. For those who are e unaware of Hotline Miami, it is a top down twin stick shooter. You play as an unknown character who receives cryptic phone calls and you go on a murder spree. Not exactly moral I agree but its the mystery behind the subtle story that compels the player forward. In addition to a heavy 80’s color pallet and a completely disorienting and primal soundtrack rounds out a unique experience. (see the attached video)
Well my story involves me playing this game, under the influence of heavy hitting cold medicine. Combine my complete disorientation with the dissonant music and the fluctuating, border line seizure inducing color changes, I was absolutely out of it. The sounds amplified my confusion, leading me to file this under an experience i like to talk about, but not one i would like to repeat, that being said, Hotline Miami is a very unique game that i recommend,just play it under a proper state of mind.
WARNING GAME IS RATED M for 17 and Up quite graphic
Well, never really thought i would be writing a blog, but here it is. I’m just one of about like twenty others who have to write a blog for our Media writing class. Exciting! but really it’s alright. Our professor asked us to write about something we love. Now i am enamored by a number of things but i suppose general Geek culture is a fair focus. Though i love games, that makes me a gamer, i love movies, that makes me movie buff, i love books: a bibliophile, i love comics, so on and so forth, so that is why i named this blog “A Media Enthusiast” because i like so many things to really be nailed down to any one category. oh well, welcome i guess.