Books, Movies & Games in 2020

I’ve been tracking all of the books, movies and games I’ve been playing each year for about the last five years now. Although I consumed about the same number of books and movies as usual, I saw a massive decrease in games completed this year. I think this is due to me stepping further away from the games industry professionally, as I spend more time working in the general space of technology and less in mobile gaming.

Toward the end of the year I went on a pretty serious 1990’s movie binge, which was most excellent. Many of the books I read this year, especially in the latter half, dealt with politics as I sorted through of the cultural and socioeconomic changes the US is undergoing.

Books Read

Movies & TV Shows

  • Rambo: Last Blood
  • Den of Thieves
  • The Unknown Known
  • Time to Hunt
  • Hell or High Water
  • Uncut Gems
  • Have a Good Trip: Adventures in Psychedelics
  • Icarus
  • Devil’s Advocate
  • Total Recall
  • The Long Dumb Road
  • Lord of War
  • The End of the Tour
  • 2012
  • The Social Dilemma
  • Back to the Future Part II
  • Menace II Society
  • The Founder
  • Gone in 60 Seconds
  • The Shining
  • Walk the Line
  • Demolition Man
  • The Rock
  • 69: The Saga of Danny Hernandez
  • Wild Things
  • The Net
  • Greenland
  • Boiler Room
  • Green Room
  • Chuck Berry: Hail! Hail! Rock n Roll
  • Robocop 2
  • Cliffhanger
  • Escape from New York
  • The Substitute
  • Triple Frontier
  • Lost in Translation
  • Wayne’s World 2
  • Extraction
  • Curb Your Enthusiasm Season 6
  • Billions season 5
  • Dave season 1

Kept track of these with

Games Completed

  1. Red Dead Redemption 2
  2. Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 & 2
  3. A Way Out
January 6, 2021|

Good Riddance, 2020

Well, what a year that was.

Since my last post here almost a year ago (which was published in Cambodia), I’ve spent more time in the United States than I could have imagined. After six weeks in Southeast Asia, it didn’t feel like time to return to China in March of 2020. So I returned to the US, only three months after having left.

And since then, like many, I’ve had a much more domestic life than I’m used to. Far fewer games, but many more books. More days swimming, but far fewer days cycling. I’m no longer in the Chinese mega-city of Chengdu. It feels like a step forward and a step back at the same time. But I’m healthy, my family is healthy, and I’ve become closer to them this year than I could have imagined. One thing is for sure: 2020 could have been a lot worse.

I have photos, drone footage, and thoughts to share, but I guess I just needed some time away.

Hello, 2021. I have higher hopes for you.

January 6, 2021|
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