Enki that’s the thing, i’m still all in on RSS but there’s just not a ton of blogs left. I’ve talked about this in other threads, but Kotaku has mostly become content farm algorithm stuff (with good work mixed in every now and then), and polygon has become a full-on pop culture site.
People have mentioned gematsu as pretty good, and I’ve added them to RSS. I miss blogs a lot.
also: I will second tim’s recommendation of Detroit!! really cool city, really great music scene, so much more than the “failed second city” narrative and crime statistics. also, my brother was telling me DET is the most international airport in the country. everybody flies in there because it’s cheap and can get you anywhere else relatively quick.