It’s time to discuss May’s free games for Xbox Gold members. Keeping in mind, it cost about $60 a year to be a member, the games they have been giving away this year are worth far more than that…but, you have to like them or want to play them to make it worth your time. April’s roundup was quite nice, featuring a bunch of free games. May can be considered a little on the light side comparatively speaking since there are only four games including one from April that is still on the list. But, when given free stuff can you really complain?
Here is the lineup for the Xbox One:
Castle Storm Definitive Edition. Available all month.
Pool Nation FX. Available all month.
If you have been following A Metal State of Mind, you may have noticed that Opeth gets mentioned quite a bit for one reason or another. I guess you could say, as a whole, we like them here. Just putting the bias up front. This time it’s yet another show review; my first from the island nation of Japan. The Roppongi district of Tokyo was the setting for the show; my third time seeing Opeth and my first ever concert that actually ended at a very reasonable time. In short, it was a great night for many reasons and here is a rundown of the evening.
First, I will say that the cost of a show in Japan is more than I have ever paid to see one band. As a result I will have to pick and choose my future shows carefully. ¥7,500 ($62.41, €55.75, kr524.30) seems to be the average price from what I have been seeing lately. The cost was for a standing ticket. If I wanted a seat it would have cost ¥2,000 extra. Seems to me being closer to the action would cost more, but I am sure there is a reason to price tickets that way. Anyway, throw in train tickets (took about an hour to get there), a shirt for ¥3,500 and it adds up to an expensive night out…for one band. There was also a pre-show dinner for about ¥2,800. But, for metalheads it’s always worth it to see a band you love. I don’t have to explain this, you know…