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Checkpoint: EPL 2014 Kickoff Edition

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Checkpoint - EPL 2014 Kickoff Edition

Well this is unexpected isn’t? This year has been full of unexpected things for me. Six months ago, if you asked me if I would be spending time watching pre-season soccer matches or English Premier League kickoff, I would have laughed at you.

The World Cup changed my perception of soccer and the FIFA 14 demo cemented my interest in it. I then sought out other competitions like Bayern Munich vs MLS All Stars. Then I spent some “Rogers Rewards points” on GOLTV to catch the DFL Super Cup last week and the Spanish Super Cup next week. And this weekend, I’m watching a few English Premier League season openers.

The pre-season games were hit and miss but these English Premier League matches have been very competitive. I also prefer the commentary duos of these matches instead of the solo work of the World Cup. We get more history and backstory from duo commentary teams and that’s appreciated by a new comer.

I haven’t found a team to to call my own and these terrible sponsor riddled uniforms doesn’t make it easy to be drawn to a team even on a superficial level. In time, I’ll learn to get over it but for now, I’m just going to root for a competitive matches and watching great players make big plays.

I tried revisiting Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze but as an upcoming review will explain, I just can’t muster the energy to finish it.

I’ve been itching to get back into Diablo III. Only this time, I wish to play it on the PlayStation 4 with a controller. Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition launches this Tuesday and I’m thinking about picking it up via the Amazon.com Digital Store. I didn’t love the original release on PC but for some reason, I’m trying to convince myself that I’ll enjoy it more on the PlayStation 4.

My bro and I picked Lara Croft & The Guardian of Light back up. (I guess you can call it a way to satiate the isometric dungeon crawling urges). We almost finished the game but lost interest. Now, a couple of years later, we’ll finally knock it off.

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