The Eternal Abyss of Services

E3 2019 happened less than 20 days ago but has already been forgotten. It was overlooked by the gaming world and proved to be a disaster. Not only did PlayStation dodge the whole event out of embarrassment for their lack of offerings, but Microsoft may as well have done the same. It was the worst E3 ever, and it’s especially grim when we see it as a forecast of what’s to come: that is to say, services and mediocrity.

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Social Credit and Biometrics

In my article The Master Plan B: Imploding Reality I argue that today’s “Clown World” of depravity, outrage, and hysteria is actually a big distraction. Distracting from what? A horrific future of technocracy, where social engineering reaches a whole new level of sophistication.

This video by Amazing Polly is a great discussion of where things are leading. If you don’t know about the role of biometrics (face-scanning linked to all your government records and financial accounts) and how “social credit” really works, you will get a taste of it here.


UPDATED: Death Stranding tries (and fails) to shrug off labels

Hideo Kojima has once again taken to Twitter to defend Death Stranding as a new genre of game, impossible to categorize into existing terms. This hasn’t gone very smoothly.

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My Thoughts on Death Stranding Release Date Trailer

Sony uploaded the trailer May 29, 2019

I was pleasantly surprised by the Death Stranding trailer released today because it finally established in more clear terms what the main plot and game structure will be about, and showed off more genuine gameplay, including gunfights, fight fights, and motorcycle riding. If Kojima had continued to delay and tease without revealing the core of the game, it would have been a massive red flag for me, and a sign that the game itself isn’t worth advertising. Unlike Metal Gear Solid games, Death Stranding has no established fan base or legacy to fall back on, so it needs to attract people. This trailer showed that they have confidence in the core game, if nothing else.

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My Metal Gear Mondays Podcast Interview!

Their website is beautiful and functional. Check it out there!

Howdy folks! Believe it or not, I was recently invited to be a guest on the hottest Metal Gear podcast in the world, Metal Gear Mondays, and it went fantastically. The whole thing is about The Kojima Code, and we had a blast for several hours and had plenty of laughs. They had great questions, and I felt like they were cut from the same cloth as my dear readers, so I really expect you’ll enjoy it.

Check it out right now, and listen to their special book review episode too! I’m very thankful to them for shining a spotlight on my work, and I was delighted to find out that one of the hosts was a huge fan of my site since he was in high school! Crazy how that works, isn’t it?

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And to the book review episode:

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