Rosemary Radar (8/26/19)

Video games: stop coming out and being awesome and stuff.

Man, there was a lot of good music that released last week. The new Taylor Swift album was surprisingly good based on those first two singles that were released. A lot of really good boppers on Lover. And Lover, the song, is still the sweetest love song I've heard in some time.

The new Brockhampton album is also wonderful - it starts incredibly strong and only drifts off just a bit somewhere in the second half but regardless of that, it's still one of the best albums I've heard this year. I'm going to have to find some time to reevaluate my end of the year lists now.

And aside from those we also got new singles from The 1975, Gallant, Gus Dapperton, Lana Del Rey and more. It was a good week - check out the new release Friday post for everything you missed.

Oh! And we got that NBA 2K20 demo which was fun for a bit and then just turned into a giant tease. We need that game SO bad. We even all re-installed NBA 2K19 just to wet our whistles for a bit. Although playing a year old game when the new one is out in just under two weeks feels like it lacks a purpose but WHATEVER.

Let's look at the week ahead:

A new Dave Chappelle standup is hitting Netflix today which I'm excited to check out. One of the best things these streaming services are doing as of late are focusing on standup and I am here for it. Chappelle's work has been pretty consistent since his return so it'll be fun to see what he does with this one.

Three potentially amazing games get released tomorrow. Control, the new game from Remedy, looks like it could be just as good as Alan Wake once was and while I'm unsure if I'll have the time to jump into it, I'm getting really excited to read some reviews and watch some live streams of it.

Also, Wreckfest! A game that we already have codes for and have been playing throughout the weekend. It's essentially a demolition derby, racing game hybrid with really smooth controls, vibrant graphics and a whole lot of chaos. We're going to be streaming it tonight around 5 PM EST so stay tuned!

And lastly, Knights & Bikes releases today and straight up just looks adorable. I love simple little indie games with a unique art style and this looks like it's right up my alley.

The middle of the week is kind of bland after that but Friday picks things back up with two albums from two wonderful women - Lana Del Rey and Noel Wells. Equally excited to listen to both of those in full.

Also on Friday we get Astral Chain, the new Switch exclusive title from Platinum Games and again, much like Control, I wish I had the time to check this one out but I'm afraid there's just too many games coming out in September for me to even attempt to start two others this week. But again, reviews and livestreams - bring them on.

Wait, make that three games. Man of Medan also looks awesome and comes out Friday.


Have a good week!