Week In Geek- Last of Us 2 (Finally!), A New Star Wars Video Game, & Mmmm Bacon… Kevin Bacon

I woke up this morning feeling kind of “blegh”.  It’s easy to blame that as a case of the Mondays, I would go so far as to argue that most of us feel “blegh” when waking up Monday morning. The weekend has just ended. You’ve got a whole work week ahead of you. Maybe you spent two hours of your life watching Six Underground on Netflix and know that’s two hours of your life that you’ll never get back. Maybe you’re just Garfield the Cat. It doesn’t matter. When you get down to it, Monday’s are tough. They just are. They say that the only things in life that are certain are death and taxes but I’d like to throw in Mondays in that mix. The only things that are certain are death, taxes, and Mondays. Yeah! Now it sounds super depressing.

You know what makes Mondays better though? Not only is it learning that you’ll be working for home for another three weeks, possibly four, but it’s also knowing that there is a boatload of awesome awaiting you this week. One sure way to beat the Monday blues is loading up on all the awesome that will make your week not suck at all. Take that Monday with your bummer vibes!

Geeklings, I’m going to be honest, I’ve been waiting for this week in particular for a long time. I’ve been waiting for this week for about seven years and no that’s not a dramatic exaggeration in order to make this column more engaging and entertaining to read. No, that is the real-life truth. I’ve been waiting seven years for…

Last of Us 2 3The Last of Us Part II– It’s finally happening. Geeklings, The Last of Us II comes out this Friday and I’m a mess of emotions about it. I’ve gone on and on and on and on about how much I’ve been anticipating this game. I bought my PS4 with this exact intention of one day being able to play the sequel to The Last of Us. And after some delays a worldwide pandemic and some leaked footage the day has finally arrived… well, the week has. The game doesn’t come out until Friday. But, the reviews are out and just about everyone is calling this game a masterpiece. A. Masterpiece. I thought The Last of Us was the greatest game I’ve ever played. I’m still recovering emotionally from that ending and rewatching clips this weekend helped to open old wounds. Hearing all the positive buzz surrounding its sequel makes me giddy. Giddy as one can be knowing that the game he’s about to play is going to crush his soul. One review I read said,

“It feels like two seasons of the darkest TV show you’ll ever find, and it frequently better than most TV on the air. That’s saying a lot. I think it is an important game. It tore me up, and I will never ever forget it. The Last of Us 2 is a game that will change you…” – Jeff Cannata

But here I am giddy none the less.

I spent my Saturday morning gearing up my PS4 and starting my preload of the game. Coming in a little less than 100 GB there’s no doubt that this is going to be a lengthy download so it’s nice to get that jump start on it. I felt like that kid in high school who did the big project the day it was assigned as opposed to three nights before it was due. Now all I have to do is finish the download around midnight Thursday, wait anxiously throughout work to be able to sit down and play it, and then dive in until I realize I haven’t blinked in six hours. It’s going to be glorious.

Star Wars Squadrons- It wasn’t a totally bad day to be a Star Wars fan. Yes, it’s a total bummer that Star Wars Celebration was canceled this year but that seems to be par for the course at this point. Most major conventions have been canceled or postponed with the exception of New York Comic Con which still has its fans believing that it’s a go. I would be shocked. So while a number of fans were bumming out over no Celebration this year, EA games swooped in and dropped a story trailer for the upcoming Star Wars Squadrons game which puts the player in the pilot seat. You’ll have the ability to fly X-Wings and TIE fighters and wage epic intergalactic space battles. I’m not crazy about flying games, mostly cause I suck out loud at them, but I couldn’t help but feel intrigued about Squadrons. Maybe it was the musical cues or maybe it was that Star Destroyer rising over the clouds (gorgeous) but I’m willing to add another game to my 2020 list. Added bonus, the price looks to be anywhere from $30-$40. Score!

You Should Have Left You know what we don’t get a lot of anymore, horror movies where the house tries to kill its owners. It’s a classic horror trope that seems to have been forgotten or left alone or shelved because the remake of Amityville Horror was more a showcase for Ryan Reynolds abs and beard then it was for a murder house. Now along comes You Should Have Left, a horror movie starring Kevin Bacon and Amanda Seyfried, and suddenly that void looks to be filled. I want to thank my buddy TJ for throwing this trailer my way because this thing looks bananas. I get Stir of Echos vibes. I get Amityville Horror vibes. I get What Lies Beneath vibes. But mostly, I get the vibe of this being a horror movie I want to watch. When will people learn that houses are evil and if they ask, or even imply, that you should leave then you shouldn’t question them. Ever.  This is horror 101 people. You can catch You Should Have Left on VOD this Friday!

There you have it Geeklings, didn’t I tell you this week was going to kickass? What are you looking forward to the most (*cough* The Last of Us Part II *cough*)? Is there something you’re looking forward to this week that didn’t make the list? Sound off in the comments below or throw me a line over on Twitter @iamgeek32. Monday is almost over, you have no I Am Geek content to read, and a lot to look forward to. What more could you possibly ask for? Besides tacos.

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