Jaden’s Got A Cool Tape, Another Madden Game & More | In Review & Out Today

If Jaden’s new mixtape doesn’t bip and bop me all the way to the 2020 Election then I may not actually make it there.

I have a feeling this is going to be a short one this week. Police are still killing people for no reason, the Republican National Convention was too much for one person to handle and I’m very hungry right now and I’m holding off eating until this is finished.

So let’s get to it.

  • We got the NBA 2K21 Demo, sure, but the game is a week away and we still haven’t seen a trailer for MyPlayer or the Neighborhood. Do I think it’s the same neighborhood again for the third year in a row? No, no way. Does that thought still cross my mind on a daily basis? Yes, yes it does. Maybe today is the day.

  • There’s also still those rumors that we’re getting something AAA from Nintendo today — possibly the announcement of the Mario anniversary remasters? Who knows, but I need something, man. Gamescom Opening Night Live was last night and didn’t give me much to get excited about. HYPE DEFLATING. Who wants a Fall Guys MEDIEVAL Season? I don’t. Ratchet and Clank looks amazing though.

  • Next week September begins, I’m currently listening to Sufjan Stevens and the Cider Mill is open soooo basically, it’s Fall. Fuck your “unofficial” shit — September is when Fall starts the same was that June is when Summer starts. Bust out your pumpkins y’all.

  • Speaking of pumpkins! Last year I tried really hard to grow pumpkins in my backyard — took real good care of them, watered them often, etc. only to get no results. At the end of last year I threw a couple pumpkins we purchased back in the garden and the seeds eventually found their way into the ground and now this year, with me not doing literally anything — I haven’t watered them or tended to them at all — and there’s at least 6-8 of those little bastards growing. Apparently I’m just a killer. Anyways.


  • Disclosure - ENERGY (Deluxe) (Album)

  • Jaden - CTV3: Cool Tape Vol. 3 (Album)

  • Angel Olsen - Whole New Mess (Album)

  • Katy Perry - Smile (Album)

  • Aluna - Renaissance (Album)

  • Tiwa Savage - Celia (Album)

  • Calvin Harris & The Weeknd - “Over Now” (Single)

  • BLACKPINK & Selena Gomez - “Ice Cream” (Single)

  • The Neighborhood - “Pretty Boy” (Single)

  • Chris Stapleton - “Starting Over” (Single)

  • Cordae - “Gifted (feat. Roddy Richh)” (Single)

  • Dawes - “Still Feel Like a Kid” (Single)

  • Yo La Tengo - “Wasn’t Born to Follow” (Single)

  • Nao - “Woman (feat. Lianne La Havas)” (Single)

  • Russ & Kehlani - “Take You Back” (Single)

  • Ty Dolla $ign - “Expensive (feat. Nicki Minaj)” (Single)

  • Big Sean - “Deep Reverance (feat. Nipsey Hussle)” (Single)


  • All Together Now (Netflix)

  • I Am a Killer: Released (Netflix)

  • Get Duked! (Prime)

  • The Binge (Hulu)


  • New Mutants

  • Bill & Ted Face the Music (VOD)

  • The Faceless Man (VOD)

  • The Garden Left Behind (VOD)

  • Centigrade (VOD)

  • You Can’t Kill David Arquette (VOD)


  • Madden NFL 21 (PS4, Xbox One)

  • Wasteland 3 (PS4, Xbox One)

  • Project CARS 3 (PS4, Xbox One)

  • Road to Guandong (PS4, Xbox One, Switch)

  • Captain Tsubasa: Rise of New Champions (PS4, Switch)

  • Nexomon: Extincition (PS4, Xbox One, Switch)

  • Windbound (PS4, Xbox One, Switch)

  • Immortal Realms: Vampire Wars (PS4, Xbox One, Switch)

  • Shing! (PS4)

  • Liege Dragon (Xbox One)

  • Hexagroove: Tactical DJ (Xbox One)

  • Double Kick Heroes (Xbox One)

As for what I’d recommend this week — truthfully, I’m not sure. New Mutants may or may not be any good, Madden seems like a bust this year, Wasteland 3 isn’t exactly my kinda game, Jaden’s album/mixtape may be pretty good but I haven’t listened to it yet. Same with Angle Olsen.

So here’s the deal. Let’s just pick some random shit on this list and check it out this week. Maybe go out of your comfort zone, maybe stay in your comfort zone — just put on a record, watch a show, go to the drive-ins. Just enjoy yourselves and have a good time. Oh, and be safe, wear a mask and don’t be fucking racists.