Recommendations for July 29th, 2015

Haven’t updated in a few days, thought I would check in. Nothing “important” to say today, so I thought I would take a few minutes to recommend some things in case you’re finding yourself a little bored these last few weeks of Summer. Going to cover some video games, TV Shows, movies, etc.

Let’s start with a fun little video game that can be picked up for $20 (or free this month if you’re a PSN+ Member):

Rocket League!

This highly competitive, fast paced game that combines soccer and cars is more fun than my description makes it sound. Right off the bat the game is frantic and fast, and as your skills increase the game only gets more insane. Eventually the skill level gets to the point that your cars are often used like rockets to deflect and strike the ball with “aerial” moves like this:

I’m not that good (click to see me play), but that doesn’t make the game any less fun. Due to the competitive and online nature, this game can be a little bit of a time suck if you’re determined to get decent. You’ve been warned.

Netflix Picks

Bojack Horseman Season 2 is out. If you stopped watching the show after the first couple episodes of Season 1 I don’t blame you, but I’ll be damned if you’re not missing out on one of the most heartfelt and tender comedies about nihilism, death, and rejection. Also, the voice acting cast. Season 2 is arguably better than Season 1 even after it picked up and I think will speak to a lot of people out there. A lot of sad, broken people. “Every day it gets easier.”

You might have also heard about a documentary about Chinese food that has been getting a lot of buzz on social media. I put “In Search of General Tso” on with zero shame as I ate the last Chinese meal during my little “let’s eat like an idiot because I’m on vacation” event. I was expecting a lighthearted documentary about Chinese food, and I wasn’t disappointed, however… the movie is much more than that. I was pleasantly surprised to learn about Chinese history, Chinese immigration into America. Just so many fascinating and sometimes sad things. It’s also an amazingly uplifting story as you see how Chinese people have rose against adversity across multiple continents.

I’m sure I’ll remember some other things I meant to suggest soon, and I’ll likely keep posting this stuff in the future. If you have recommendations for me, hit me up on twitter.