Thursday, April 18, 2019

4166 - Special At Walmart

The Emoji Movie and Poop Combo for less than eight bucks! What a deal.

And no, I didn't buy it. I'm not that guilty.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

4165 - Coming Plans And Things Of That Nature..

So, this Easter weekend will be packed with stuff, mostly due to the fact that other stuff came up and plans will go awry as a result. A couple reviews up this weekend, which will bring the count up to 666. Contrary to what some people will undoubtedly perceive, this wasn't planned out. It just happened... and everyone can relax. It's just a number... it doesn't mean anything... except for maybe a hokey skit or two because what the hell do you do with SLOT MACHINE?

In other news, a new Sunday Gimmick Table in two weeks, which will also coincide with a new Pick-Ups video. And then maybe, somewhere along the way, I'll try and knock a DTM Rambles video or two out because they are long overdue.

A PR Reflections will be up this week, focusing on the three-parter Masked Rider infomercial disguised as an MMPR Season 3 premiere. Also, next week will see a couple write-ups: one on the NXT Takeover show, the most recent Black Label Pro show, and finally the long enough Ramblemania 35, which I should be able to finish this week and turn it into some semblance of a write-up.

And that's it, everyone.

4164 - Death, Taxes, And Just Dance For Wii

Three things are certain; death, taxes, and an annual Just Dance release for the original Wii.

Even Atari 2600 and Playstation 2 didn't get this kind of limp dick support after many years of service.

4163 - Flash Fiction #20: The Stars Beckon

(The return of Flash Fiction... or is it a prelude to something else? We'll see... or maybe not.)

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

4162 - Our Lady...

So I just heard the news as soon as I got back late last night.

For those who haven't heard, a fire broke out at the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris. The fire had been contained, but not before causing considerable damage that resulted in the spire and roof collapsing in on itself. At the moment, there have been no fatalities; although one fire fighter was injured in the fire control.

It's difficult to put into words what one feels when they hear something like this happen. It's not just a fire taking out a building, but something that has existed for hundreds of years. It's not an iconic structure, but a piece of history lost to the whims of nature. And while the main structure has been saved and there will undoubtedly be efforts to rebuild the structure, the sad reality is that you cannot replace what has been lost.

The Notre Dame Cathedral will survive, but it has been drastically changed from this terrible tragedy. Whatever they rebuild in the place of what's been lost might look similar to what came before or it might even be completely different, but it will not be the same as what was once there. It can never be that.

We mourn what is lost... but then we get together, we grow stronger, and we continue onwards. Life goes on.

So, that was my sad attempt at being inspirational. I'll resume the usual senseless ramblings tomorrow.

Monday, April 15, 2019

4161 - A Change of Plans for Next Week

My ol' buddy Ralphie - who often supplies some spare games for the purposes of review - had suggested that I rethink the whole "Earth Week" thing and instead opt for an "Earth Day" approach; basically take the few recycled reviews I have in the tank and upload them all on the same day. In all honesty, it would be a better idea since I don't have to worry about finding seven days worth of reviews to fill the void. I could go less... or perhaps even more.

Don't worry too much, though. I don't see this going too much higher... after all, I need material for next year if this becomes a thing... which I suspect it won't.

The way this is going to work is that late-viewing Youtubers can watch a compiled special of all eight recycled reviews that will be individually posted from 12 P.M. to whenever the last review is posted. The individual reviews are for those who prefer to watch just the individual reviews and not the special with extra bits.

The only justification I can give for people to watch the compiled version to sit through all the recycled bits and skip a good chunk of them on Monday. A new review will probably follow on the Wednesday or Thursday after.

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Saturday, April 13, 2019

4159 - No One's Ever Really Gone

Red Letter Media letting us know that no matter how many nameless stormtroopers get killed off, they're never really gone.

Yeah, in retrospect, this is souring me on the teaser even more.

4158 - Mega Man Maker Test Level #14: Buzzard Bait

This outer space colony has good taste in music.

4157 - Teasing The Rise Of Hamill

In case anyone remotely cares... it's the teaser trailer for the next and final chapter in the much-maligned sequel trilogy of thrown-together feature films with no cohesive thought behind it whatsoever.

I won't say much here - I'll save my thoughts for tomorrow's DTM-Cast episode. The only thing I will say that after the time wasted on The Last Jedi and the less than enthusiastic impressions of Solo, my reaction is simply... meh. For what it's worth, there's a good chance I'll probably watch it with my older bro, but in terms of excitement, optimism, or anything resembling an emotional response or the slightest hint of interest... meh.

Oh well... let it play out and see where it goes, I suppose.

Friday, April 12, 2019

4156 - Review #663: Gyruss (NES)

It took us 23 reviews into the new year to get to an NES game. Go figure.

4155 - Power Rangers Reflections #20: A Mystery To Me

And so here we are; a new set of Power Rangers Reflections and with it, a new approach.

So this is the new format; a basic plot summary and a couple points of observation. I'm fairly sure that somewhere down the line, we'll do the old-school format for certain episodes, but for the moment, this is what we're doing going forward. That way, I'll be able to manage entries more quickly and perhaps even more frequently.

So today's subject matter is the Power Rangers Zeo episode known as "A Mystery To Me," where everyone participates in a "Who Done It" costume party. This also happens to be the two-hundredth overall episode of Power Rangers ever... and this is how they're celebrating that monumental occasion... with a costume party.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

4153 - Review #661: Tetrisphere (N64)

4152 - A Note On Classic Musings And PR Reflections

Before I get into the meat of this quick update, I need to give a quick heads-up in regards to today's scheduled video... in that I might not be able to get it out on time due to the fact that the recent snowfall has left me with a bit of a headache and a mild cold. The audio is done, as is the ripping of the footage. It just needs a proper edit. If I can manage it, then it'll be up on schedule... otherwise, it'll be up tomorrow along with tomorrow's scheduled offering. Fingers crossed.

With that out of the way, we continue the case of bad news.

So, last week, I posted a bunch of wrestling musings on a bunch of old shows. As a result, there will be no Classic Musings this month. I did check out a couple of the smaller indy shows that took place during Mania weekend or something, so I'll probably post a couple quick write-ups towards the end of the month before resuming the classic looks in May. There may also be a whole bunch coming in June, but then again... maybe not.

As far as Mania is concerned... I've got a DTM-Cast planned next week and I'll share some brief thoughts on the show there, but don't expect a proper musings until the end of the month, as I'm still struggling to watch the rest of the show. For the record, I stopped watching two hours in; just after the World title match between Kofi and Bryan, which was damn fine wrestling with a happy ending and perhaps the best note to pause the show on. I have not tuned into the show since.

PRR will be returning this week with a new entry. While I said there would be TWO new entries this week, I decided to keep the next entry for next week. With this current crop of entries, I'm going to experiment with a new format that was already featured in a prior PRR; that bite-sized DiD post where I do a quick story summary and then lay out a few points and observations. I want to try this format to see if this will result in quicker entries and perhaps even result in more than weekly offerings of this thing, which would be nice. In any event, that's the format going forward for MOST episodes. Though when it comes to the bigger storyarcs or multi-parts, I'm fairly certain the "classic" format will be adopted here. So we'll give that a shot.

Review A Great Game Week will conclude on Saturday, and then Earth Week - recycling old reviews for new games - will begin a week later. What comes in between... who cares? And then, there's the return of Sunday Gimmick Table, which should make a brief return in a couple weeks with TWO new entries.