To be honest, June 2016 was a bit of a mixed bag. While E3 this year was incredibly exciting and the weather in Toronto has been quite beautiful, on a personal level it was filled with its fair share of ups and downs. So for the most part, I’m glad June is over and look forward to not only what July has in store, but also what lies ahead for the rest of year. After all, we are officially in the second half of 2016, and exciting things are on the horizon. Though when I look at the calendar of upcoming film and game release dates, July is a slow month. But that’s not a bad thing in my book.
With how insane the last few months have been, PAX in April, writing about PAX in May, E3 and writing about it in June, I’m looking forward to a low-key July. For the first time in a while, I can finally understand the brilliance of the summer lull. I’ll still be blogging over the rest of the season, but I’m looking forward to perhaps not writing as much. I know I said that I wanted to write more in Bits by Brereton’s second year, but I think for the summer at least it’s time to chill.
That’s not to say that there aren’t things coming out in July 2016 that I won’t be writing about. Inside, the latest game from the makers of Limbo comes out on the 7th for PC, and I’m looking forward to finally playing that. I’ve tried to avoid learning more about it for the sake of avoiding spoilers, but from what little gameplay I’ve seen it looks incredible. Speaking of finally getting a chance to play, there is one game that I’m extremely excited to play that comes out on the 26th through Steam Early Access. We Happy Few, which if you’ve read my blog you know is a game that I’m eagerly looking forward to.
As for films, the only movie that I know I’ll be seeing (and keep forgetting comes out this month) is Star Trek Beyond. Recent trailers and ads certainly have me interested in the new direction the reboot franchise is taking. Though, I’m not sure how composed I’m going to be with the recent passing Anton Yelchin anytime Chekov is on screen. Guess I’ll just have to find out on the 22nd.
With the exception of Inside, you may have noticed that the new games and films that I’m planning on writing about are essentially at the end of the month. So what does that mean for the rest of July if this is the “blog and chill” month? What will I do “for the lulls?”
Well, Overwatch competitive season launched last week, so I’ll be writing a post on that experience sometime this month, like this one of the few games where I’m trying competitive play. I’ve placed at rank 45, but we’ll see how long that lasts. Other than that, I’m just going write stuff as it comes to me. In the meantime, I’m going to enjoy the summer while I can and hopefully keep you guys entertained and informed (infotained?) along the way.
P.S. To all my fellow Canadians I hope you had an awesome Canada Day! I’m in Ottawa this weekend, and It was a blast.