Sunday, December 4, 2016

3021 - Final Fantasy XV "Blue Balls Waste Of Time" Says Coco

Late to the train, but here's Conan O'Brien and Elijah Wood playing (and mocking) Final Fantasy XV. Funny how "blue balls waste of time" is a rather apt descriptor for this series as of late, but whatever.

Friday, December 2, 2016

3020 - Goldberg. Brock. Here Comes The Pain. PS2. Not. Enough. Periods.

They booked the match to promote a new video game. So here's the same match done in an old video game. Featuring rambly commentary.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

3018 - WWE Survivor Series 2016

Bill Goldberg returned to the ring for the first time in twelve years to beat Brock Lesnar with two spears and a jackhammer in less than two minutes. That was the greatest main event in WWE history.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Monday, November 14, 2016

3016 - Three And A Half Month Run Ain't Bad

Folks, it's been a fun ride, but it's time to bring this experiment to a temporary hiatus.

When I started this new direction, it was with the intention that I'd post something worthwhile every day. Whether it'd be a video or a text post, it was something with some semblance of worth, for lack of a better term. And as such, I had intended to use pockets of free time to produce some stuff that needed to be produced; a back log of sorts.

However, things don't go according to plan and I had much less time to do stuff here than I thought. So the end result was a lot of "weak sauce" posts for lack of a better term. Three and a half months of daily posts is a pretty impressive run by my dreary standards and I'm amazed to have lasted this far. But at this point, I have to say that I can't really go that far anymore because I'm really stretching to fill posts for the day.

So, as of right now, posts will happen when they happen... at least for the time being.

This isn't throwing the towel... this is setting the towel in the washer and let it hang for a couple months before I make use of it again.

Youtube videos will still maintain the Tuesday/Friday upload schedule, though I would imagine that would change somewhere down the line. The dates for the next couple episodes of the DTM-Cast audio download are set in stone (the next episode is due next week), so that's fine. And there'll probably be the occasional wrestling ramble here and there whenever I pop in an old PPV or feel the need to ramble about a new one. But as far as daily posts for the sake of daily posts? Yeah, I'll put that on hold for a couple months before starting it up again.

Best bet? Daily updates will resume January 22nd and hopeful last until the end of June.

Right now, the plan is to start building on the backlog of content (videos, writings, whatever) and prep that for 2017. The hope is that I'll have enough content to draw from whenever I need something quick to post to fill a date, which is what I wanted to have months ago, but couldn't. For the moment, however, my main focus is on trying to finish the last batch of reviews as well as a major project or two that's been going slow, but I want to get that out of the way before the year's up. So that's the major thing. Once that's up and done, I'll be starting some backlog stuff and come January 22nd, we'll be ready to try this whole thing again.

So things will continue on a much slower pace, but hopefully, we'll get back on track in a couple months. In the meantime, we'll keep it slow.

Saturday, November 12, 2016

3015 - NES Classic Out Now... But Good Luck Finding One

The NES Classic Edition plug-n-play is out now... and hard to find. Checked the local Toys-R-Us and they're sold out. Best Buy isn't stocking them. Ditto Walmart. The only place I found to have em is the flea market, but they're charging more than I'd care for. So if you're on the hunt, you'll have to luck out in the wild or pay a Brinks truck worth online.

Reposting an older blog post:

A plug-and-play NES console with 30 built-in NES titles, HDMI output, and suspending play functionality? And you can (possibly) use the included controller on the Wii (U) Virtual Console? That's actually pretty sweet. And the list of games included is nice, varied, and not strictly first-party. Mind you; there's a couple games I would rather have in there over others. Would've been nice to have Castlevania III in there to complete the trilogy or one of the Natsume titles like Shatterhand, Shadow of the Ninja, or the Power Blade games... toss in the Lost Levels instead of flippin' Ice Climber. But... baby steps.

NES plug-and-plays have existed before (in less official capacities and also, quite frankly, much shoddier build qualities), but an officially licensed one from Nintendo is a rarity. Who knows? It might do well for those who haven't dumped money into a Wii or a Wii U and just want a nice, convenient piece of nostalgia to play their old favorites. Or maybe some folks will just want the controller for nostalgia sessions on their Wii.

And please don't bother with the tired "emulators" route. The fact is some folks don't like or don't want to go that route and would prefer more official means. How many Sega Genesis plug-and-plays are floating out there and still making? The things obviously sell, so there's an interest.

Here's the full list for those who don't want to click the link above.

Balloon Fight
Bubble Bobble
Castlevania II: Simon's Quest
Donkey Kong
Donkey Kong Jr.
Double Dragon II: The Revenge
Dr. Mario
Final Fantasy
Ghosts'N Goblins
Ice Climber
Kid Icarus
Kirby's Adventure
Mario Bros.
Mega Man 2
Ninja Gaiden
Punch-Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream
Super C
Super Mario Bros.
Super Mario Bros. 2
Super Mario Bros. 3
Tecmo Bowl
The Legend of Zelda
Zelda II: The Adventure of Link

Friday, November 11, 2016

3014 - TMNT WWE Figures...

On the one hand... they look stupid.

On the other hand... the old Playmates toys from a couple decades back had their share of stupid shit.

Though, I have to say I'm surprised they didn't turn one of the Turtles into Roman Reigns, who supposed to be the chosen one and the next "big star."

But not big enough to be turned into a Ninja Turtle.

Unless they turn him into Venus De Milo.

On second thought... let's not. Even Venus deserves better than that.

3013 - Fun With Joust (Famicom/NES)

Fiddling with some settings for potential streaming and decided to do a test recording of sorts. So here's me playing Joust on both Famicom and NES. What's the difference? Everything on the surface, nothing underneath.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

3012 - I'll Keep This Brief...