Saturday, February 16, 2019

4044 - The Hard Math Of Blog Posts... Again

For those curious about the number of blog posts, here's the breakdown of how many posts were made per year. I did this once before, but here are some updated numbers.

2009: 28 (#1 to #28)
2010: 220 (#29 to #249)
2011: 400 (#250 to #650)
2012: 549 (#651 to #1199)
2013: 514 (#1200 to #1713)
2014: 500 (#1714 to #2213)
2015: 540 (#2214 to #2753)
2016: 281 (#2754 to #3034)
2017: 280 (#3035 to #3314)
2018: 686 (#3315 to #4000)

From 2012 to 2015, I've been outputting around five hundred to five hundred and fifty posts per year before the lean period between 2016 and 2017 where the output is nearly sliced in half. 2018 has been a rather heavy year in terms of posts, especially now that I've discovered what else I can add to the mix in terms of material.

Do I expect 2019 to be as heavy? Probably not, but I'd like for the post quality to be a bit higher than the post quantity... or at least be on par.

Would be nice and we'll see.

Friday, February 15, 2019

4043 - Review #643: Galaxy Wars (Super Famicom)

A bonus review for the week.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

4042 - Review #642: Frogger (2600)

So we do the Frogger... or something.

4041 - Mega Man Maker: Short Wily Challenge

I've got a bunch of these short Wily Challenge runs recorded for those who care for that sort of thing and will be posting these on a semi-weekly basis. I'd normally save this for Sunday, but due to aforementioned technical circumstances, you're getting one today.

4040 - WWF St. Valentine's Day Massacre (Feb. 1999)

Consider this a bonus musings. A timely one, if you will.

So twenty years, in the midsts of the Attitude Era, the Monday Night Wars, and the never-ending Austin Vs. McMahon feud, the World Wrestling Federation held their February PPV offering on Valentine's Day. The main event is a Steel Cage match between Stone Cold Steve Austin and Mr. Vincent Kennedy Mac-Kuh-Man-Hun. This show was surprisingly outdrawn by the competing WCW Superbrawl show, featuring a match between Ric Flair and Hulk Hogan in what may be WCW's last good performing show in... ever.

It's been twenty years and I wanted to give this show a look.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

4039 - Slideshow Movie Reviews: Moontrap (1989)

The return of the bite-sized, recycled slideshow movie reviews... starting with Moontrap!

4038 - WCW Superbrawl Revenge

WCW was running low on names, weren't they?

Anyway, the second of three WCW Pay-Per-Views taking place in 2001 before their eventual closure and purchase by the WWF .

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

4037 - Quick Programming Note: DTM Rambles Delayed To Sunday

So here's the deal. The Playstation Old Stuff Ramble is missing a couple bits and I want to be able to capture these bits in the highest quality possible. I may eventually end up using the old DVD rips, but those will end up looking awful. As a result, I'm delaying the newest DTM Rambles episode to Sunday. The dub is done; it's just missing a couple key bits.

Since this means a major video is out of circulation, some reshuffling was done. And tomorrow will see Thursday's Slideshow Movie Review air a day early, Friday's game review going up on Thursday, and then on Friday, we'll toss in a BONUS review for good measure. On top of that, there will probably be a Mega Man Maker Wily Challenge video or two along the way that will be posted during the week over at the Archive channel, but will see the light here.

To make up for that omission, tomorrow will see a Slideshow Movie Review posted a day early, while Thursday's video will probably be a Mega Man Maker Wily Challenge video run to be posted on the Archive channel.

So that's the plan.


4036 - Review #641: Farmer Dan

Reviews are up and about again... I had something else in mind, but then a brilliant idea came across. Whatever's read to go goes. And so here we are...

4035 - Impact Wrestling Pursues New Bottom Of The Barrel With Low Ratings

An older IMPACT WRESTLING show at a half-empty baseball stadium... but appropriate.

TLDR version: Since debuting on the Pursuit Channel, Impact Wrestling only draws roughly 10,000 viewers, which is about as much as a typical Youtube video with some semblance of popularity behind it. This is just sad. At this point, you may as well start airing the shows on Youtube since you'll probably get more viewers that way.

When all is said and done, the quality of a show - no matter how good or bad it may be - means nothing if nobody has the channel its airing on. I guess we might as well wave the flags and bring the calls for the Death of TNA or something like that.

Monday, February 11, 2019

4034 - A Friendly Reminder That It's Still Winter...

Lots of snow coming our way, which is a nice, friendly reminder that it is still very much the winter season and it sucks. For those who wanted a nice white winter this years, your wish has been granted.

To those folks, I say "fuck off and get fucked."

4033 - About The Missing Posts...

For those inquiring about the missing posts from the blog - i.e. one of the many posts that have been reverted to draft to replace the broken old content with more timeless new content or timely old content that hasn't been published - some of the stuff has been published; mostly minor bits here and there. However, the bulk of the posts won't be up and running until March at the earliest.

While most of it is ready, it's been suggested that I hold off the mass publication until I catalog said posts so that when I need to link these in the subsequent pages, I'll know where to look. I get that they're old posts and they shouldn't contain anything important, but all the same, there is some good stuff in there that I'd like people to check out, so I'm holding off until March to republish everything.

However, it's not all bad. According to the blogger stats, I've whittled down the draft posts to less than 90, which is a fairly smaller number than the 160+ that I had previously. And while a lot of the posts have been replaced with quick little blurbs or gallery items, there are some noteworthy additions.

- All the August 2015 posts are now active, which means the 100 Post Challenge is fully intact. Where there were individual "Lost Review" uploads are now a number of archive videos, review compilations, and even a couple written posts for those interested. A checklist of all items will eventually be added to the final post of the month.

- Several old DVD and book reviews have been added to the blog, including several WWE DVDs and novels (yes, novels) as well as a couple extra bits here and there.

So yeah, plenty of new/old stuff added to the blog for you to check out while the remaining drafts are in reserve. Like I said, March is the most likely those will be re-pubbed and most likely linked. By then, all the issues that I know about needing fixing will be fixed and with the new layout on hand, we'll be up and about. I guess.

Until then, enjoy the new stuff, posted daily!

Sunday, February 10, 2019

4032 - Outrun 2019 Playthrough

A full playthrough of Outrun 2019 for Sega Genesis, played off the Sega Genesis Flashback clone system... perhaps not the most ideal means of playing this thing, but it works for my needs.

This is the same playthrough as featured on the Febtober Bytes house show, but without any of the commentary. Just pure save-stated gameplay.

Have fun.

4031 - DTM-Cast: Episode 83

Click the image above to download the MP3. Drink responsibly.

The blog is back to normal operations and so is the DTM-Cast, with a new format, a new bi-weekly schedule, and a short running time.

Saturday, February 9, 2019

4030 - Kevin Dunn

Your executive producer of WWE television.

No wonder why the shows look like shit.