This week was a little rough because of my own self-imposed limits on spoilers. I personally hate getting stuff spoiled for me, which is difficult in this day of customized news feeds. Even headlines spoil things, so if you managed to not watch the Loki finale the day it came out and *still* don’t know how it ends 1) awesome job! and 2) I certainly didn’t want to be the one to spoil it for you.
That being said, it’s a tough juggling act sometimes to be spoiler-free but also not fall too far behind the times on the things that we want to talk about. I think a week lag is probably good, where that would be enough time for people who want to watch new episodes ASAP but also don’t have the flexibility to do it day-of. Like to save the episodes up and binge them all at once? You know what you’re getting into.
But, since this article isn’t on the air and you’d need to intentionally read it I’m ditching the anti-spoiler mentality entirely, which also applies to the whole site. If you’re looking for commentary on the latest movies / shows etc. and come here, I’m personally guessing you have already watched whatever I’m talking about.
I’m pretty surprised I was able to predict the ending of Loki as accurately as I did. I’ve never been one to try to analyze media, I just relax and let it wash over me. Leave the analysis to the English teachers. But when I predicted Kang (the incarnation of which ended up being He Who Remains) was using the TVA and timeline manipulation to prevent anyone who could challenge him from being able to rise up, I was pretty much spot on. The only part I didn’t call exactly was the challengers he was combating were other incarnations of himself, which given Kang’s character in the comics and the speculation around Ant-Man 3 and the Spider-Man/Doctor Strange movies seems pretty obvious in retrospect.
Did anyone else predict this same ending? Am I just congratulating myself for something that literally everyone else also saw coming, I was just saying it out loud? Let me know in the comments.
As I write this, the Steam Deck has officially been opened for reservations, and I am still super excited about it. Nothing else in the “PC game-playing Switch-like” market even comes close, and the stuff that comes close spec-wise cost at least twice as much.
It’s still kinda early to know exactly how it will be in real life, but right now it looks great and has an excellent price point. I watched interest in the OLED Switch dry up overnight online. The ability to play PC games on the go is very cool, but I might finally be able to live my PS2-game-in-my-hand dreams that I’ve never been quite able to get to before.
And how did we forget about Rick & Morty!? If you missed it yourself, the Internet got a bit of a treat this week when someone at Amazon screwed up and released episode 7 instead of 4, so we got a secret double release. This season is super weird, I don’t think I would have called a lot of it being based around “giant incest baby”, but here we are.