Best Ways to Waste Time Indoors This Summer
If you find yourself stuck indoors this summer, check out some of our favorite ways to spend a day inside the house. We’ve compiled some of our favorite video games, albums and Netflix specials that you can enjoy by yourself or with friends.
Play Stardew Valley
This video game combines the retro elements of Pokémon with the play style of Animal Crossing to make one of our favorite open-ended games. Available on Xbox, PS4, and PC, your character has just taken over their grandfather’s farm in Stardew Valley. As you get to know the town and what it offers you can spend your time however you see fit. Expand your farm, become an expert fisherman, or explore the mines. The most recent update allows for co-op play. In co-op, you and up to three friends can join in on the same town and work together. Available on Steam for just $15
Watch The Overthinker on Netflix
Demetri Martin’s second Netflix special just came out earlier this week and we can’t get enough of it. The comedian revealed himself as an overthinker in his past two specials, Live (At the Time) and Demetri Martin, Person. This special contains the comedic style that Martin is known for, with quick one-liners and thoughtful anecdotes. We do see Martin expanding his comfort on stage as his delivery is more dynamic than it has been in the past. Martin has longer bits with a more expressive attitude. Whether you’re new to Martin or a longtime fan, we’re sure this hour-long special will have you rolling with laughter.
Listen to Astroworld
Released earlier this month, Travis Scott’s third LP is arguably his best. The 17 track album begins with “Stargazing,” a dark synth trap song that paints the picture of his love affairs. Throughout the album we see Scott rapping more than he ever has before, and experimenting with his voice in ways previously unheard. Usually full of processing, some verses have little to no auto-tune. Others bring out the bass in Scott’s voice, showcasing a darker tone. Scott aside, the album has features from some of the biggest names in hip-hop like Frank Ocean, Drake and NAV. The album spans 58 minutes from cover to cover, an excellent album to jam to while wasting an afternoon on the couch.
Play Madden 19’
With football season starting in just a few weeks, the release of Madden 19’ couldn’t have come at a better time. This year’s Madden game has a fresh feel that football fans will love. Our favorite addition to this year’s game is the three versus three online mode. The new customization options in Franchise mode takes the Madden series to the next level of realism. A small but fun added touch is the addition of team touchdown celebrations. With the NFL allowing them for the first time last season, now you and your team can rush the field after a 4th quarter TD.