It's been a very long time since my last blog so I thought I'd give an update, especially since I've been doing a lot of gaming lately.
I'll begin with games. I've beaten six games so far this summer: Bioshock 2, Advance Wars: Days of Ruin, Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days, Halo 4, Call of Duty World at War, and GTA IV. This is a much better start to the summer than I've had in previous years. Bioshock 2 was definitely different than the first game but I thoroughly enjoyed it. Advance Wars: Days of Ruin was a fun game but the last level was very frustrating. Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days was a great game but a few of the missions (the missions where you needed to collect the emblems quickly) were annoying. Halo 4 was a fantastic game. I loved the story and the inclusion of the Forerunners was a great addition. Call of Duty World at War is my least favorite Call of Duty game but I still (for the most part) enjoyed the game. GTA IV was a bit boring in the beginning. The end of the game, though, was fantastic. The missions at the end felt much more thought out and had more variety. They also felt far more like what I expected a GTA game to be.
I still have a ways to go on my backlog. I'm not sure whether I want to give the GTA IV DLC a go. I bought the Complete Edition of GTA IV back when I got it. I also have some XBLA games I could knock out as well.
I've also watched a fair amount of TV shows: Game of Thrones season 2, Walking Dead season 2, and The Hatfields and McCoys. I also went to see the movies Evil Dead and Star Trek: Into Darkness, both of which were fantastic. Star Trek: Into Darkness was the first Star Trek movie I'd ever seen and it definitely got me interested in the series.
I've also been trying to read some classic literature. I just finished Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass and I'm thinking I'll begin Homer's Odyssey next.