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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.

3466 - Mega Man Maker Level: DTM04 - Crashman Plus (with Mega Man)



An alternate version of DTM04 - Crashman Plus where you play as Mega Man. Reveals another secret in this level!

3465 - Thoughts On The Royal Wedding


 Pretty much summed it up, Mark.

Saturday, May 19, 2018