About to go live for Extra Life

Hey just wanted to pop in and say I’m about to go live with an Extra Life stream, as a member of team Giant Bomb. The link for my Extra Life profile is http://extra-life.org/participant/AVGL, and the link to the Twitch stream is http://twitch.tv/jdh5153.

I encourage you to stop by if you can! I’ll be starting off by working through some games in my Steam backlog such as Bastion, Transistor, Gone Home and Stardew Valley and moving on from there. I haven’t decided whether I’m going to make it through the 24 hours in one shot, or divide it up into two legs. We’ll see how it goes!

Thanks again!

-Jonathan

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Steam sale check in

Hey there, it’s been awhile. I took three weeks of leave and headed out east to visit my family which was nice and I pretty much decided that I would take a break from pretty much everything. I played some Fallout (still have a lot to go) and spent some quality time playing Borderlands with my brother. I wanted to finally dig into Stellaris, but that didn’t happen as I spent most of my time just relaxing and reading and enjoying great company.

I’ve been back in Boise for just over a week and I haven’t done much video game wise. The Steam summer sale has been going on this week, however I didn’t feel the draw to buy a lot of games this year. I did pick up a few titles I’ve been wanting, but I’m not sure if I’ll be buying anything else, especially with the Xbox Summer Sale set to kick off on July 5th!

I did, however, pick up The Witness, SOMA and Gone Home via the Steam Sale. I’m looking forward to playing these games with Vanessa as a sort of co-pilot, and I think it’ll be fun to share in the experience of these games with her.

I also downloaded Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE for the Wii U, and have no idea what I’m getting myself into. I’ve heard good things and needed a reason to fire up my rarely used Wii U again (it hasn’t been turned on in at least two months).

I’m kicking off my four day weekend (yeah lucky me) by finally seeing The Conjuring 2 tonight. Tomorrow morning I have some work to do on my car (oil change, rotate tires, etc.) and at some point I’d like to grill, go to a baseball game and attend some fireworks. Somewhere in there I’d like to kick back in the AC and dig into some games, and I’ll hopefully find myself behind this keyboard a little more often in the coming days. I hate not blogging for such a long period of time, but it was nice to hit a sort of reset button and not worry so much.