Gaming

Finding Bliss

I made it mostly through the main story mission of No Man’s Sky. I’m trying to figure out how to discuss it without spoiling it, but let’s just say that it works pretty well. Yes, it’s a thinly veiled attempt to familiarize the player with the different elements of the game, but it also feels like an old school Sci-Fi story, the way the planets look like the covers from those pulp novels. You make some choices, and have to think about some things. It’s a lot of fun.

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This morning I had one of those snooze dreams, you know, when you wake up in the morning but then fall back asleep and have a quick dream before you actually wake up, and in the dream I’m trying to order a pizza for my son, and the staff behind the counter are nice but really confused, and then this afternoon my son and I are out shopping and we stop at a snack bar, and the lady is really nice but it takes forever to heat up a pretzel, and I had a personal pizza and I just now made the connection between our meal this afternoon and the dream this morning.

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Yay! The 1.51 patch for No Man’s Sky has been rolled out for Playstation. It’s a great game, and I’m definitely hooked, but it’s pretty buggy. Hopefully this will help.

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Just ran into another player in No Man’s Sky. He started yelling, “Oh my god! We’re not alone anymore!” I’m playing through remote play, so I’ve got no mic and couldn’t reply, but it was still pretty incredible.

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Yeah, I’m loving No Man’s Sky NEXT. Definitely worth starting a new save file and seeing what they’ve added. The opening missions are really nice. I can’t wait to be able to stream this.

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There are so many QoL improvements to No Man’s Sky, it’s hard to unpack it all. It’s almost a whole new game. It’s amazing that this is a free update. And the game is currently on sale if you don’t have it yet.