Saturday, February 15, 2020

Mega Man Maker - Wily Challenge 2020-02-15

Repeat level in the middle, short pointless level, sandwiched between two solid romps.

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Vintage Doggy Photo - Doggy In A Box

There used to be a time when Doggy had no problems sleeping a box. Now she stays on a bed or couch to sleep.

And no, she doesn't stay in the box. She went in for a photo and got out. Humans can stay in the box for all I care, but Doggy stays outside.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Ataribox Delayed Again... This Time Due To Coronavirus


Anyone remember Ataribox? Of course, you don't, but here's the latest update for those who care.

IndieGoGo backers who contributed close to three million dollars to the Ataribox crowdfunding campaign and hoping to receive their brand spanking new systems next month after several delays... will have to wait a little longer since the release has been delayed again. This time due to the recent Coronavirus outbreak that has claimed over 1000 lives to date and it'll be a while before the production plants will resume operations.

This is not the sort of thing you'd like to make a joke around; clearly, this latest delay in a series of them is out of the hands of Atari. It's nature at work in this regard. But if the Coronavirus is a legit reason for the delay and not just a cover story for a delay that was going to happen anywhere - because I'm sure some folks will feel that - but I will give Atari the benefit of the doubt and assume the delay is nature's fault.

So, hopefully, once everything is settled, Atari can get to release the console that they sold to people... and hopefully not delay the thing again because they need to defer money to their hotel business.

Think I'm joking? Boom.

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Fired Up The WWE Network For The First Time In Weeks

Much to my personal astonishment, I have not spent much time on the WWE Network as of late. The last item that was on my watchlist was a WCW All Nighter special uploaded as a hidden gem, which was basically a five-hour long look back at the top matches of the various Clash Of The Champions network specials.

Also, much to my personal astonishment, I did not have to sign in to WWE Network, which had been case every time I'd load up the app on my Apple TV. So there was that.

So I made a point to sit down and watch this year's Royal Rumble, which I've heard was alright for the most part... however, my mind strayed and I ended up watching an old WWF Pay-Per-View event called "The Wrestling Classic."

At the end of it all, I almost regret not watching the Rumble like I planned.

Monday, February 10, 2020

AEW Dynamite (Feb. 5th, 2020): Whip 'Em, Boy.

So this will be brief... because I really only want to touch on a couple quick bits. For the sake of disclosure, I thought that last week's edition of Dynamite was top-notch stuff from top to bottom, beginning with a match to build one top-level feud and ending with one of the best non-wrestling wrestling segments I've seen in years to build another top-level feud.

So I will bring up five random points about the show overall after the break.

Sunday, February 9, 2020

Latter-Day Posting

So this isn't necessarily anything worth making a big deal over, but this week's round of daily posts will be uploaded around 8 p.m. rather than as early as possible. I'm out during the day this week and I won't be able to provide timely posts during the day, but even a late post counts as a daily post and that'll be something.

In any event, nothing really major. I've got some belated AEW Dynamite thoughts that I'll get around to posting tomorrow and there might be a video or two along the way as well.

Meanwhile, background work continues on the blog so that by the time we get to the end of the countdown - which won't change now, I promise - everything will be ready to go. And the next step can continue onwards.

Sunday Gimmick Table #11 - ATGames Blast NAMCO... Round 2

So whatever happened to that ATGames Blast thing I did a video on once upon a time? Well... I don't know, either... but here's another video about it, so... yay?

Friday, February 7, 2020

IMPACT Wrestling's HARD TO KILL (January 2020 PPV)

WWE names one of their PPVs after an classic old song. Why not have a PPV named after a Steven Seagal movie?

And how apropos is Hard To Kill for a title of an Impact PPV, because it perfectly fits with the company's identity. No matter how many fuck-ups have occurred, the company continues to survive to see another decade. Yes, it has produced countless hours of horrendous television and PPVs. Yes, it has made some questionable decisions for the sake of cheap publicity that fizzled out quickly, but no matter how bad the mess-up, the former TNA somehow finds a way to survive another year and for that alone, it deserves a modicum of respect.

Which is why I'm doing a very quick write-up on this show.

Thursday, February 6, 2020

COMIC REVIEW - Superman #19 (Jan. 2020)

This comic book is also a piece of shit.

Continuing from last issue's ridiculously retarded plot thread where Superman reveals his identity as Clark Kent to the world, we have the very unrealistic reaction of everyone being happy for him and his brave act, Perry White "firing" Clark Kent and hiring Superman as a staff writer... because that makes sense. And then he gets into a fight with Mongul on the...

You know what? I don't care. This whole thing is fucking stupid.

Anyone remember when DC tried this outing of Clark Kent/Superman a few years back with that equally shitty TRUTH story arc? Anyone remember the reaction to that sort of thing. Perry fires Clark and Clark goes down on his luck... and that's before shit hits the fan. Anyone remember when Marvel outed Spider-Man for that Civil War garbage and then everything went straight to hell with him? Does this fucking hack that people still believe is a good writer forget about the time he outed Daredevil and the consequences that came afterwards? Now, all of a sudden, Supes publicly does away with the whole secret identity thing and everyone is... happy for him? Why?

If this were a realistic situation, people would be genuinely pissed off about this... because the guy who was writing the news in their favorite newspaper was really the guy making the news this entire time. It makes you wonder if anything out of that newspaper could be considered legitimate news since they've been harboring someone who has been making the news that made the newspaper what it is, today. Honestly, that should've been the take we'd go with here. We're living in an age of fake news this and sensationalist media that where everything is questioned and debated... why not play up on that by having people question the integrity of the Planet?

It wouldn't have made this story any better, because fuck, nothing will... but it would've been an interesting take, at least.

The artwork in general isn't anything worth mentioning. It's fine for what it is and quite frankly, anything that doesn't look horrendous is fine by my book. However, even if this had some of the most beautifully-drawn and colored comic panels in the history of comics, it wouldn't be enough to turn this turkey dung into something worthwhile.

In conclusion, Superman's current arc is still a piece of shit and I've spent enough time on this crap.

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Review #712 - The Legend Of Zelda: Collector's Edition (Gamecube)

A video review of The Legend Of Zelda: Collector's Edition for Nintendo Gamecube.

Essentially a remake of an older review from years ago.

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

COMIC REVIEW - Superman #18 (Dec. 2019)

This comic book is a piece of shit.

So this is it, huh? This is the big issue where Superman holds a press conference and, after conferring with a few of his closest friends, he reveals the world that he and Clark Kent are one and the same and he's going to be Superman from here on out.

Yes, we're going back to this well again. DC because they figure if Superman does the outing rather than be outed by a third-party like the last time, this will turn out better... it didn't. And also BENDIS because when it comes to costumed superheroes, the only card he has to play is the outing of the secret identity because he doesn't believe in such things.

I'm struggling to read through this utter dreck and I find myself with an even bigger headache as I flip through page after page of some of the worst garbage imaginable. This whole thing comes off as a poorly thought out publicity stunt where we do the one thing and then move on to something else without rhyme or reason. One has to wonder if the fallout is going to invoke the same sort of consequence that begat Spider-Man or Daredevil when those IDs were revealed (and eventually retconned because they were fucking bad ideas.)

If this comes off as more of a crazed-driven rant than a review, then I offer a half-apology... but only because I thought I was reading something that was written by a competent writer and not some hack who got lucky with a bunch of Ultimate comics ages ago.

Oh well... at least the artwork is passable fare. Everyone looks like what they're supposed to. It doesn't look wretched. That's fine.

In conclusion, Superman #18 by BENDIS is a piece of shit...

Monday, February 3, 2020

Review #711 - The Great Waldo Search (NES)

Not how I wanted to start this year's batch of reviews, but it's something, I suppose.

Sunday, February 2, 2020

DTM-Cast: Episode #109

Click the image above to download the MP3.

The show returns with a bunch of rambling. What a shock.

Saturday, February 1, 2020

State Of The Blog - Back In Business

So a month into the new year... or decade... or whatever.... business is back to normal.


So, here's the deal... daily posting has resumed as of today... though what that actually entails is still up in the air. All I know is that the following week will see at least a video or two, two comic reviews, and a PPV musings on the last TNA show.

It's going to take a while for everything to settle in and work out the final kinks - about as long as that countdown timer will last, which should be a month - but for the moment, you'll get your daily fix of whatever this is.

That's about it, folks.