What Im Looking Forward to in 2017

first_img Solar Energy Outpaced Fossil Fuels in 20174 New Gadgets You Should’ve Bought in 2017 Stay on target Hey there, space cats! Today I bring you my End of the Year edition; I’m coming to you live from Geek Headquarters with a special investigative report on things I’d like to see in 2017.I realize many of you are likely missing the blatant Space Channel 5 references (or didn’t play the games, to begin with), so on in less fancy terms, I’ve put together a list of awesome media in 2017 that I can’t wait to get my hands on. I’m sure there are some at present that I just can’t remember, but here’s what’s buzzing around in my brain that I’m hyper-excited to take in as soon as humanly possible. Next year just can’t get here fast enough.MoviesBlade Runner 2049Blade Runner is a classic, and while I’d usually balk at any remake/reboot/revisiting of a classic like this one, I really like Ryan Gosling. I think he’ll bring a lot to the table when it comes to Blade Runner 2049, and the teaser trailer has shown me that this may very well be a promising new entry into the Blade Runner universe. As long as it keeps people from running the “tears in rain” monologue into the ground, I’m all for new lore. But who am I kidding? Everyone is always going to run that speech into the ground because of Roy Batty.Alien: CovenantPrometheus is one of my favorite films in the Alien saga, and I’m ride or die when it comes to Alien in general. So to see Michael Fassbender reprising his role as David in what’s essentially a sequel to Alien: Covenant tickles me to no end. I can’t wait to see what’s in store.Anime/TelevisionBerserk Season TwoThe second season of the 2016 continuation of the Berserk anime is coming next year, and I couldn’t be more pumped. Well, I could be a little more pumped if the anime went with a less wonky CGI animation style, but that can be forgiven. It’s going to take us far beyond the end of the original Berserk series and even further into the manga, which is going to be killer. It’s about time for Griffith to make his triumphant return, and this season is going to be (dare I say it?) lit.Twin PeaksWhen I first got into Twin Peaks after high school in 2007, I stumbled upon what would eventually become one of my favorite TV series of all time. I thought, with its abrupt ending at the second season and the lukewarm reception to Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me, it would never see the light of day once more. As an avid David Lynch fan, hearing the announcement that the series would be making a comeback and coming to Showtime, I lost my marbles. Or my log, if you prefer. It’s going to be a wild ride, and I wouldn’t miss it for the world.Rick and Morty Season ThreeWhat can you say about Rick and Morty that hasn’t already been said a thousand times? It’s one of the funniest shows Adult Swim has to offer, and I’ve been ready for more of it since I finished devouring the first two seasons. Supposedly the third is premiering in 2017. We’ll see.Video GamesResident Evil 7There aren’t many other games I’m looking forward to more in 2017 than Resident Evil 7, and after having experienced it in VR via PlayStation VR, it has the potential to be one of a terrifying gaming experiences I’ve ever had. And I hope it’s massively gory, disturbing, and bizarre. There’s only about a month to go before I can get it in, and I’m chomping at the bit to finally complete the game in its entirety instead of bits and pieces here and there. Mass Effect AndromedaI’m a renegade for life, or so says the tattoo on my right thigh. I can’t wait to see what a brand new chapter in the Mass Effect franchise brings, so long as I can rule the universe with an iron fist. Okay, I don’t have to do that. Just give me plenty of romance options and a storyline that keeps me glued to the game for weeks, and that’ll do just fine. Mass Effect Andromeda will deliver. It has to. I demand it. Persona 5I’m a massive Shin Megami Tensei fan, and I’ve played nearly all the entries in the series. So to say I’m excited for Persona 5, the first next-gen Persona experience, is putting it mildly. When it comes time for the game to release in April (pushed back from its original release date of February 14) you may as well not disturb me or come near my chambers, lest you be attacked by a ravenous, Persona 5-binging beast. Me. Because I can’t wait.Detroit: Become HumanI’m a huge fan of Quantic Dream’s previous works like Heavy Rain, and the tech demo Kara that inspired Detroit: Become Human was massively interesting to me. I’m thinking Detroit: Become Human, if it ends up releasing in 2017, is going to be one of my contenders for Game of the Year, but it has to come out first, and I’m hoping that it will. That trailer alone is enough to get me all revved up.Note: I would have loved to include Hideo Kojima’s Death Stranding on this list for a 2017 release, but given that there aren’t any current signs pointing to a release next year, I’m hesitant to do so. He tends to take his time, and I’m pegging this for 2018 at the earliest. Otherwise, it’d be at the top of my list.That’s about it for me. What are you looking forward to in 2017? I’m sure there’s a whole lot of stuff that I missed, but this is all that’s jumping out at me at the moment. The best part about that is, though, there’s a whole blank slate of a year to look ahead to and more awesome stuff is coming. So keep your head up, and stay tuned!last_img read more