Giga-Journal: Too Good To Be Sick Mondays!

Giga-Journal: Too Good To Be Sick Mondays!

Sickness Can Bite Me!

Because It Lost

By: Head WriterJustin Tafoya

 

Monday, Nov. 9th –

   Hello again, Giga-Friends! I hope you are all well this week! The fall season has -kinda- started in San Diego, and sickness seems to be running amok around here. It tried to get me this morning but thankfully I’m damn awesome and I kicked the common cold in its ass! Take THAT sickness! Oddly enough, the Tafoyas have an abnormally strong immune system. Thank God for that.

 

Warriors Orochi, Ninja Gaiden, and Dead or Alives' BEST character: Ayane.

Warriors Orochi, Ninja Gaiden, and Dead or Alives’ BEST character: Ayane.

  Anyway, it’s been getting increasingly difficult to find time to play games with two jobs. I usually get home just in time to go to sleep, then wake up for the next day of work. I usually like to dedicate what little off time I have to writing either this or our world renowned reviews. Hell, my friends keep bugging me to play games with them, which I would love to do, but I can never find the time . . . Not that I have all that  many friends. But, I did figure something out, on a personal scale anyway: I usually like to play games that give a sense of accomplishment. MMOs are especially guilty of dolling out the “good feels” to keep people playing. But, I’ve only been playing Warrior Orochi 3 recently which only gives satisfaction in the form of killing thousands upon thousands of demon dudes. So, I guess what I’m trying to get at is, you don’t need to play games with one other person, two people, or two thousand other people, as long as it helps you relax in some way, or it provides some kind of fun or satisfaction.

   That exciting revelation out of the way . . .

NOW ON TO ANIME!

   First off, I actually got my family to watch Shokugeki no Souma (Food Wars)!!! I’m exceptionally proud of that.

 

The Barbatos Gundam has the old-school Gundam feel to it, but also has that flair that makes him original. Will buy model.

The Barbatos Gundam has the old-school Gundam feel to it, but also has that flair that makes him original. Will buy model.

  Secondly, I’ve really been appreciating Mobile Suit Gundam – Iron-Blooded Orphans since the third episode. It plays out a bit like the older some of the previous Gundam series do: A lot of intense super-suit action, with a side of politics that gets more intense as the season goes on. It’s doing a fantastic job on both fronts and I feel like they’ve finally found a good medium on the subject that they can give off a lot of exposition, but also provide a lot of entertainment at the same time. It’s kind of a big deal for me because, since Gundam SEED ruined the series for me (which I’m sure I may have said once or twice), I’ve never voluntarily picked up a Gundam show on my own.

  Don’t ruin it for me!!! But, you should check it out if you’re a fan of the genre.

  Anyway, that’s it for me. I hope you have a great Monday and an even better week! -J.R

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