Today is our eleventh wedding anniversary. Charlotte's currently asleep because she's had a brutal headache all day. It's payday so my being sat here alone has lead to buying games and planning mechanical keyboard builds. Nintendo has a pretty decent sale on Switch games at the moment, so I got:

  • SUPERHOT this has been in my backlog for so long. I was right to be intrigued by it - it's very satisfying to play. Thought it'd be good on Switch but the gyro controls aren't that great. Breath of the Wild's are better. Even Ocarina of Time on the 3DS is better. Still fun though. I think it'd be better with a keyboard and mouse but it's 2019 and KBM is no longer cool.
  • Shantae - Half Genie Hero I've wanted to play these games for ages. They remind me of Aladdin on the Mega Drive, but they always seem to be quite expensive.
  • OlliOlli these are the best skateboarding games (outside Skate 2 which is just ridiculous. Skate 4 is when?). Platforming, skateboarding, twitch controls, big combos. Yes please.
  • Jamestown this is one of my favourite games of all time. I love SHMUPs and Mars as a British colony being contested by the Spanish is a ridiculous setting for a SHMUP.

I also ordered one of these RG350s. I am an absolute sucker for the games of my youth, and I'm constantly in search for a console that I can throw in my bag to pick up and play them whenever I want. Basically, Streets of Rage is the best game ever and I want to always be able to play it.

This week's been rough and I'm glad that it's over. It's not thanksgiving here, but I don't need a colonialist holiday's permission to be grateful, and I am very grateful for friends this week.