No, today is not actually Independence Day (that’s tomorrow), but it is the US federal holiday marking the occasion. So I’m filling in for the folks who get to take the day off.

What can you expect from me today? As always, I have some beeves to hash out, this time with Star Wars and video game feature creep. While it may seem that all I ever do when I pop up here at Kotaku is complain about star Wars, I swear it’s only most of what I do.

So if you’re at home enjoying your day off, keep an internet device handy so you can enjoy my #hottakes and well as the normal assortment of news and other nerd chatter you come to this esteemed blog for. And be sure to yell at me on Twitter when you hate the things I say.