The big story is that I am not yet ready to talk about Mass Effect Andromeda.  I can offer a ton of first impressions, almost none of which are positive.  I can also bury these impressions under the mountain of goodwill that I’m trying to hold on to, with respect to Bioware and the Mass Effect …

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I didn’t intend to start the new Mass Effect just yet.  The plan was to finish Horizon Zero Dawn, since I thought I was heading towards the finish, and then get to ME:A without feeling distracted. But then I’d finally gotten HZD’s Shield Weaver armor, a set of armor so powerful it’s almost game-breaking, and decided that …

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I have officially reached the point of old-man decrepitude where shoveling the driveway – after a not-all-that-terrible snowstorm, for that matter – renders me immobile for at least 24 hours.  Everything hurts.  My back is totally fucked up, of course, but even the palms of my hands hurt.  I took a personal day yesterday, because I …

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When even Twitter being adorable can’t snap you out of a melancholy mood, you know you’re in trouble. This is the best thing I’ve ever seen. pic.twitter.com/xBEcHkmBzM — Jon Holmes (@jonholmes1) March 10, 2017 1. Here’s something positive – I’ve read a TON of really good books recently.  The last time I wrote about books, …

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