• asmo917 posted a new blog.
    Game, Pass

    In March of 2020, NBA 2k20 was added to Xbox’s Game Pass service. In hindsight, this is ironic timing as March of 2020 was also the month COVID-19 exploded in the United States. One of the early regio...

  • asmo917 posted a message in the forum topic Curious about and wanting a pop 6 days fallujah soundtrack. on the General Discussion board

    When the President Talks to God - Bright EyesLast to Die or Devils and Dust* - Bruce SpringsteenWithout Chains - Patti SmithBu$hleaguer - Pearl Jam16 Military Wives - The DecemberistsAny of a number o...

  • asmo917 posted a message in the forum topic Does anyone still book time off work for a game release?. on the General Discussion board

    Funnily enough, I took today and tomorrow off in large part due to Hitman’s release. It wasn’t the only reason I picked these days, but I looked what was going on at work, saw Hitman would be out, and...

  • asmo917 posted a message in the forum topic No time like the present to announce that all PC players will have to pay to import Hitman 1 and 2 levels on Epic. on the Hitman 3 board

    Not ideal but I enjoy these games enough that I’ll pay the Hitman 2 Access Pass price to see it on my PC, as well as getting it for PS5 and XSX with the free imports. I hope that for those who have it...

  • asmo917 posted a message in the forum topic Ben Pack Appreciation Thread. on the General Discussion board

    Ben and mine's taste in games was a Venn diagram with some, but not a lot of overlap, and I think that's why I appreciated his presence. Ben had an enthusiasm for titles and genres that encouraged me...

  • asmo917 posted a message on the post The Worst Song of the '90s.

    I can't belive I'm "Well Actually"ing this video, but I feel like especially @brad or @alex would have/should have known this: Temple of the Dog wasn't a collaboration between Pearl Jam and Soundgard...

  • asmo917 posted a new blog.
    My 2020 in Games

    Every (okay, most) years I write something about my games of the year. Sometimes it’s a numbered list. Sometimes it’s a categorical summary like this one. Sometimes it’s several blogs over several da...

  • asmo917 posted a message on the post Episode 290.

    I just wanted to add a Cronenberg film recommendation: A History of Violence. It’s one of my favorite movies even though I don’t consider myself a Cronenberg devotee.

  • asmo917 posted a message in the forum topic Anyone else pick this up?. on the Empire of Sin board

    @fisk0: I’d take that reception with a grain of salt. So far I’ve played 3-ish hours and the only technical issue I ran into was the first time I closed the game on launch day, it refused to actually ...

  • asmo917 posted a message in the forum topic No Man's Sky Next Generation announced. on the No Man's Sky board

    @vincentvendetta said: Haptic controls: From the satisfying feeling of firing your boltcaster, to the gentle nudge of a building part slotting into place in a space habitat or the firm click of the tr...

  • asmo917 posted a message in the forum topic Mass Layoffs inbound across CBSi. on the General Discussion board

    @bisonhero: Thank you for putting into words how I've felt since this news started to break.

  • asmo917 posted a message on the post NBA 2K21.

    I picked up NBA 2K20 last year when it was on GamePass and got WAY into MyTeam, the Ultimate Team-equivalent mode. So much so that I bought this year's game because I enjoyed it so much. I'm also, odd...

  • asmo917 posted a message in the forum topic Flight Simulator discussion thread. on the Microsoft Flight Simulator board

    I would very much like to try this out, and I have Game Pass Ultimate, but I cannot get this to install. I've downloaded the first installer from the Windows store with no problem. I run that as Admi...

  • asmo917 posted a message in the forum topic Update 7/7/2020 - Open Shift License (Adds a no-timer shift). on the Hardspace: Shipbreaker board

    I really like the addition and am also really glad it was added after I started a timed campaign.I picked this up last week thanks to positive word of mouth from Rob Zacny and Austin Walker, plus Vin...

  • asmo917 posted a message in the forum topic The Giant Bomb Stalk Exchange!. on the Animal Crossing: New Horizons board

    @mrhaydel: Went and grabbed it since I'm not actually as busy as I thought this morning - unnecessary but appreciated as always. Related question - is the ability to read a calendar an important skill...

  • asmo917 posted a message in the forum topic The Giant Bomb Stalk Exchange!. on the Animal Crossing: New Horizons board

    Spike is a little disappointing at 299 bells per turnip, but island is open with code LRN09. I have to be AFK to work for most of the morning, but feel free to drop on by.Tagging @mrhaydel too since ...

  • asmo917 posted a message in the forum topic The Giant Bomb Stalk Exchange!. on the Animal Crossing: New Horizons board

    If anyone is still working the turnip market, turnipprophet has me 95% for a large spike tomorrow morning (PDT) with prices between 190 and 570. The other 5% is still a small spike with prices in the...

  • asmo917 posted a message in the forum topic The Giant Bomb Stalk Exchange!. on the Animal Crossing: New Horizons board

    Missed the better prices this week, but my island is in for a small spike this afternoon (PDT). I’ll post price and dodo code for anyone else looking to offload and make a modest profit instead of tak...

  • asmo917 posted a message in the forum topic The Giant Bomb Stalk Exchange!. on the Animal Crossing: New Horizons board

    @ralphmoustaccio: Yes! I'll swing by with a brick - I was just thinking I'd have to go to the turnip exchange but would much rather visit and tip and fellow duder.

  • asmo917 posted a message in the forum topic The Giant Bomb Stalk Exchange!. on the Animal Crossing: New Horizons board

    Prices dropped to 141 at noon, so I've closed the gate. Y'all continue to amaze me - I was AFK most of the morning for work meetings, but when I did get to check back in there were NMT or bags of bel...