Inherent Vice (Thomas Pynchon – 2009, Penguin Press)

1970.  I wasn’t there. And don’t pretend that you were, either. But I’ve seen a lot of movies, and that probably counts, right? Future generations will get a startlingly real idea of what the last two decades have been like based purely on the advertisements that survive, much less substantive things like news clips, youtube videos, and the summer blockbusters. What I’m saying is, 1970 was probably something like a thick cloud of marijuana, a summer that never ended, a lot of hippies, and the entire country was SoCal listing endlessly on the crash of the surf while bands played whose legacies probably amounted to little more than a bigger hit off the bong after the stage lights had darkened. Continue reading “Inherent Vice (Thomas Pynchon – 2009, Penguin Press)”

Forza Motorsport 6

The Forza franchise has traditionally been associated with the celebration of motorsports and the passion for automobiles. By consistently delivering a complete package featuring a large variety of enticing cars from different eras faithfully represented on screen through impressive visuals, immersive environments, a fine selection of locations at which to race, gripping gameplay, as well as its own signature style of physics and controls, Turn 10 Studio’s Forza Motorsport has established itself not only as a racing game, but also as a franchise which naturally appeals to every car enthusiast, both casual and hardcore. Building off the series’ success, Forza Motorsport 6 ambitiously seeks to take its familiar formula to even higher levels and bring us the greatest Forza experience yet. Despite some nagging flaws, Turn 10’s second effort on the Xbox One can definitely be considered a success. Continue reading “Forza Motorsport 6”

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