I always associate Neil Blompkamp with Duncan Jones, because both made big sci-fi debuts in 2009. District 9 for Neil, Moon for Duncan Jones. Duncan Jones went on to create Source Code, a rather good movie. Neil went on to create Elysium, eh. I don't know why I compare them, but goddamn do I prefer Duncan Jones.
Awesome read! A lot of what you touched on, I can relate to.
I have missed nearly every Nintendo release since the N64 days, only able to play bits and pieces of Super Mario Galaxy, and more recently, Super Mario 3D World and Tropical Freeze at a friend's house. I play a lot of games, and those Nintendo flagship games continually blow me away with just how goddamn well made they are. Super Mario 3D world was revelatory! I haven't had that pure sense of fun in a game since I was a kid.
In other words, I'm really looking forward to picking up a Wii U this holiday season!