Wednesday, May 23, 2018


"This ICONIC game is so ICONIC,
it brings my ICONS to an ICON!"

3475 - Arcade Classics 1: Asteroids/Missile Command (GB)

3474 - WWE Unforgiven 2003

Yeah, fuck it. Let's just get this shit over with. I don't care.

That might not be the most "proper" way of starting a write-up, even on a personal blog, but watching these 2003 WWE PPVs have put me in such a miserable mood that I honestly don't care if I show tact or not. These shows don't deserve that level of respect and Unforgiven is another in a long line of 2003 shows that can suck the proverbial meat missile.

This is made even more sour by the fact that this post is following my tapping out over watching the current WWE product's PPV offerings, which made me not care about stuff that I actually liked watching, but that's WWE for you. They have a gold mine and then they turn it to shit. Good job, guys.

Like I said, let's just get this crap over with.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

3473 - 4-Hour Plus PPVs? I Tap.

WWE Backlash was a pretty awful show, but the one bright spot was that it wasn't a ten-hour show or anything. Well, turns out that was an accident.

Word has gone around that WWE sent their international broadcasters advance noting that starting with the Money In The Bank PPV, all WWE PPVs will start at 7 p.m. and have a run time of four hours or more. The exception would be Wrestlemania and Summerslam, which will undoubtably be ten-hour marathons featuring a bunch of shitty matches and even more failed attempts to try and get people to give a shit about Roman Reigns in a way that makes him feel like a big star and not just in a THIS TIME FOR SURE.

Yeah, well, you know what? I tap.

I showed a bit of weakness on the "road to Wrestlemania" and gave the B-shows a chance... and they failed miserably. I'm sorry, but I don't want to watch a four-hour PPV where the best match on the card is the opening contest and the bed gets shat on afterwards. You know what? I'm perfectly content on using the WWE Network to watch a whole bunch of old wrestling PPVs that I haven't seen in a long while or even at all. And if that's all the wrestling musings I end up doing on this blog going forward, then I'm perfectly content with that.

So I will more than likely skip the Money In The Bank PPV... and the PPV after that... and who knows? Unless the Summerslam card stacks up to something worth a damn, I may as well skip that show too. Worst case scenario, I don't touch another WWE PPV until the Royal Rumble. And if I do end up watching a show, it'll be weeks after the fact when I'm bored and I need random background noise to keep me awake.

This saddens me, because we got all these great, talented guys on the WWE product. I like watching guys like Seth Rollins, AJ Styles, Samoa Joe, Daniel Bryan Danielson, Kevin Owens, and others. They do good stuff and can pull off some awesome material and it just irritates me that the creative monkeys not only give these guys little to work with, but also manage to find ways to make me uninterested in anything they do. In some ways, I get irritated at seeing AJ Styles vs. Shinsuke Nakamura get turned into a joke despite being awesome appearances while watching WWE attempt to get people to accept Roman Reigns as THE Guy, only to turn it into a running gag that I can't take seriously anymore. I'm all but glad to see Daniel Bryan Danielson back to doing what he loves doing and am hoping he gets some deep material to work with in the future, but doubt that he will. I'd want to be able to give the women a chance, but how can I when WWE decides to put the focus on their failed UFC charisma vacuum?

So yeah, unless there's something worth watching, I'm done with WWE PPVs until the Rumble rolls along. I think I'll stick with watching some of the older stuff. Sure, there might be some stinkers, but at least they'll be interesting... unless the focus is on McSon-In-Law. Then, it's going to suck.

3472 - The Wait Is Agonizing

First trip to the hospital for check ups on my leg... and the wait is painful. But perhaps not as painful as trying to type a small paragraph on a tiny tactile keyboard on your extremely fragile slab of a phone. Jesus Christ, how in the blue hell do you people put up with this crap? I'll take one of those Blackberry things over this thing because at least that has some semblance of a proper keyboard.

Anyway, this is my morning after a long 3 day weekend and I am exhausted.

Monday, May 21, 2018

3471 - FOX Expected To Air WWE Smackdown In 2019

Source article can be read here.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Fox could very well be the new home of WWE Smackdown starting October 2019. The deal will not only ensure that Smackdown will air on FOX for five years, but the deal is estimated to be worth close to $1 billion. Now that's a huge chunk of change right there.

Good news for WWE as they found a home for Smackdown and maybe Fox will give that show a good push in ads. Meanwhile, it looks like RAW will stay on USA network for the moment.

Sunday, May 20, 2018

3470 - Planned Videos For The Week And Beyond

Two videos this week and both of them more than likely going to be reviews of games. Because of course, they are. It's nothing special, but it's something, I suppose. The reason you're getting two reviews is because the planned material is taking way too long to process and I'm

I have two planned DTM Ramble videos in the works; one on the forthcoming Ataribox project (I refuse to call it Atari VCS as I still use that name to refer to the 2600), which has proven to be a more complex thought process than I had originally intended. I had a "script" ready to go, but opted to hold until the launching of the IndieGoGo campaign (assuming one "key element" doesn't kill it like it did the last time) and share my thoughts then and there. It might be something of a bandwagon jumping thing, but there are some bits in there that I don't think has been touched on because I don't believe people are willing to go that far with it. And given the lackluster press from Atari, I can't say I blame them.

The other Ramble video - and one that I really wanted to touch on for a very long time - is adding to the eternal debate between physical media and digital downloads. This one might be further down the road, as it is a topic that I'm rather conflicted on in terms of expressing precisely how I feel about this topic when I give it deep thought. I don't know if I want to say that it's something that's been weighing on me as of late, but it is something that... oh, I don't know. I need to share my five cents on this whether it makes people happy or not.

And then there's that one gimmick with the Data East games I bought ages ago. I haven't started playing it because of one "key issue" that is more of a burden than anything, but in any event, I'm hoping it'll make for a nice summer event or something.

On the leg front, I've been moving around a hell of a lot more and outside of an occasional pang of fatigue here and there, it's been getting better. But eventually, things need to move along and so... well.

Anyway, that's it for now. Hope you've enjoyed the spam of Mega Man Maker videos and random posts this past weekend. Let's hope we never do this again...

3469 - Mega Man Maker Level: Test Level #10 - Wily Underworld

My attempt at a Wily level-type thing... work in progress.

3468 - Mega Man Maker Level: Test Level #3 - Faberge Egg Man

Another test level of original variety, making use of one weapon.

3467 - Mega Man Maker Level: DTMGB - Ice Boy (Test Level)

Another Level in Progress, where I show off a level based on Ice Man's level from Mega Man: Dr. Wily's Revenge for Game Boy, but doesn't quite stay there.