Don't regret a thing from my last journal, but it's time to move on. @caleb has talked me into keeping my sponsorship for now. I'd better be getting a fucking mod bank, though. ;)
I'm getting pretty damn excited about May. My dad discovered the Avett Brothers and then had me listen to them. I thought they were super talented, yet not quite my type of music. Next thing I know, I'm buying tickets to their concert in Nashville. So my mom, dad, brother, his gf, Megan, and I are all going to be traveling up to Nashville and staying the night up there. I'm a little excited about the concert, but very excited about Nashville with the family.
A few days later on a Tuesday, I'll be FINALLY seeing Deftones in concert with Code Orange. It's going to be at a medium-sized standing room only venue in Memphis which is the perfect experience for this concert. I've been a HUGE Deftones fan for YEARS and am absolutely stoked to see them perform live. Unfortunately, I'm going to have to drive that way after work and head back in that night for work the next day, but it's still going to be a great time. Not sure who is going to accompany me yet, but I'm sure I can get someone.
It's also taking all my strength not to buy tickets to see Clutch (for the first time) opening with Corrosion of Conformity (meh) for Lamb of God (seen them once, would love to see them again). The concert is at the same venue as the Deftones, but takes place only a few days before the Avett Brothers concert, so I don't know about that type of concert grind in a week...
VIDEO GAME STUFF!!!!!!!!!!!
Over the last few weeks I have bought a few games and am looking forward to a few in the upcoming months.
Borderlands: The Handsome Collection - I was a HUGE fan of Banderlords 2 (had very high level characters on both the 360 and the PC), however I have one boss to finish Sir Hammerlock's DLC and am not far enough into Tiny Tina's (which is ABSOLUTELY AMAZING) and I never played the Pre-Sequel. Well, I pretty much flew through the store of the Pre-Sequel and just started True Vault Hunter Mode last night. Story was pretty good, however the voice acting for the Gladiator is pretty terribad. Luckily Handsome Jack is a main character in this and they were pretty on point yet again for his lines.
Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition - Because I owned the original, it only cost me $5.99 to get this and the game is so beautiful and charming and the music is so amazing that playing through it all again is just fine with me. Easily one of my favorite platforming games to come to the Xbox (all generations). The only other platformer to have the same level of beauty in their characters is Unravel which is an amazingly beautiful game as well.
Fallout 4 (PS4) - I really only play this to kill time. Unfortunately, I'm terrible at all these huge open world games where you can do WAY too much stuff. I still haven't beaten the main story in GTAV... or Skyrim... or Oblivion... you get the point. The game is pretty and runs great on the PS4, but I'm probably not going to get too much further than what I already am.
The Division - God, I've been looking forward to this game for SO LONG. I played both in the closed beta and open beta which only managed to kindle my excitement. After playing it (not enough because of Landerbords), I believe it is one of the best controlled games I've ever played, especially for 3rd person. The guns feel great and there's so much about it mechanically that's just... right. However, I'm at a point where some of my main crew have leveled much too high for us to play together and a friend of mine irl doesn't get on at quite the same times as I do. This has caused me to stick to either only playing side missions/encounters or just not playing at all. I'm definitely going to get on it and really start going at it. Once I'm at max level I can play with everyone else and we can get into the DZ.
I'm very much looking forward to Uncharted 3: A Thief's End (already seeing previews for it on tv), Cuphead (C'MON WHY IS THIS STILL NOT OUT?), and No Man's Sky. This has been a very good year for games so far.
tl:dr - screw you, read it