Friday, January 19, 2018

3321 - The Run Of Regular Posts For The Next Couple Weeks

January 22 to 27 will see daily posts focus on five randomly selected Royal Rumble events to lead up to this year's latest event. The following week, from January 29 to February 1st, I'll be posting those long-awaited Mega Man reviews, while finishing off that week with a totally random review.

Video postings will then resume every Tuesday and Friday.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

3320 - Impact Wrestling Has A Twitch Channel

You can find that here:

A live streaming of original content and classic TNA Impact Global Force Gold programming for free? This may very well be the first smart move that this company has made in a good long time. I may even lose my mind and sign up to their Global Network thing one of these days.

I guess an addendum can be added to this post since the possibility of it being brought up by certain people exists, but no, I will not be watching the latest "new beginning" of Impact Wrestling when it premieres in February. Been there, done that, will not be burned again. However, there might be a chance that I'll watch their upcoming PPV and gauge my interest there.

A very slim chance, of course.

Sunday, January 14, 2018

3319 - General Updates And Stuff

So a bit of a progress report regarding replacing videos and stuff...

- All 2017 video reviews now feature the Dailymotion embeds to replace the old Vidme ones. On top of that, the Mickey's Ultimate Challenge review is a clean upload with no flickering issues that plagued the Youtube versions. Eventually, the plan will be to take down the old Dailymotion uploads of the old 2013-2016 reviews and replace them with new edits to include the new intros and stuff.

- All sixteen "episodes" of the DTM Rambles playlist has been uploaded over to Dailymotion and are now embedded into the old posts. All videos now have a similarly-styled thumbnail as well as opening title cards (same font, original air date in older entries). Some videos have even been expanded from their originally rendered 4:3 format to 720P, so some live shots look "less" squishy as it were.

Right now, there's a bunch of videos that need to be replaced over at the Review Archive, but that's for a later time.

As far as blog business goes, I've made the conscious decision to push back all the planned updates by a week, which means the planned Royal Ramble posts slated for this week (Jan 15 to 19) will be pushed back to next week (and thus nicely leading up to this year's Rumble, which was a nice happy accident) while the Mega Man reviews will be pushed up to the following week.

The latter reviews is the primary reason for the pushback, as I've been listening and checking out some of the stuff I have so far and wasn't thrilled with it, so I want to spend a bit more time polishing these things before putting them out there. These are rather big reviews and I want them to have "some" semblance of quality tacked on, even if it isn't immediately apparent. Once those are done, expect some smaller. lightweight reviews to follow before the "next" big event.

In fact, the only other "big" reviews you expect are the GBA Castlevania games when those roll around in October (at which point, hopefully by then, that Bloodstained game will be out and I'll have given that a play or two.)

Anyway, that's the scoop on the blog for now.


Saturday, January 6, 2018

3317 - DTM Rambles 17: Chris Alpha Vs. Kenny Omega

My VERY BRIEF thoughts on that whole Jericho vs Omega match.
Very, very, very brief thoughts. Very controversial.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

3316 - Gone for the Week

Will be gone for the next week or so, but will be back on January 15, where you can expect a couple weeks worth of daily posts.

The intended plan of attack is as follows;

From January 15 to January 19, or Monday to Friday in the layman's terms, I'll be posting a Royal Ramble posting on each day, which will focus on Royal Rumble events of the past. Undoubtedly, there will be the eventual Ramble on this year's event later in the month, though how I will approach that one is going to be up in the air, but I'll see what happens when I get there.

The following week, from January 22 to January 25, I'll be posting those long overdue Mega Man reviews that was supposed to be up in September originally, then pushed back to close out 2017's cycle of reviews. At the end of the day, I decided to give myself a couple extra weeks to make these reviews really worthwhile, whether it means polishing the review or fine-tuning the editing of the actual video. And just to make it a somewhat packed week, I'll be tossing in a bonus review on the 26th. Not Mega Man related, but just as fun, I suppose.

March will see the 100-Post Challenge return and this will be streamlined to three posts a day (A Youtube/Dailymotion video, a Slideshow Movie Review for Dailymotion, and a Text post). There might be additional posts to reach the number, but that's the general idea. And unlike the past event, there's slightly more content going into this one and also more of a plan to follow... maybe.

Anyway, that's it for me. Have a good one.

Monday, January 1, 2018

3315 - Happy New Year, Kids.

As I'm typing this first post of 2018, I am minutes away from falling asleep. So I just want to take the time to wish you and your loved ones a very happy and prosperous new year. Here's to 365 days of good fortune, good health, and staying safe.

Turning off the lights for now. Have a good one, folks. And please, drink responsibly.

Sunday, December 31, 2017

3314 - The Winners And Losers Of 2017

Well, it's that time of year again... and this time, it's only text.

The good news is that, compared to 2016, 2017 is coming out like a lovely rose. There are certainly low points, sure, but not enough that they ruined the whole damn year for me. Not even "that fellow" in the Twit House or whatever is called.

The list is fairly short; about ten or twelve entries a piece with a few middle grounders. But for anyone wondering, the list does NOT include certain political figures (including a certain orange fellow who was voted into office), it does not include Capcom over their Mega Man 11 announcement (let's wait until the game is released before we judge it, okay), and it does NOT include Mark Hamill... because why would it include Mark Hamill?

Anyway, on with the list... after the break.

3313 - Tetris 2 + Bombliss (Famicom)

And that's a wrap for 2017.

Happy New Year.

3312 - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Tournament Fighters (SNES)

The third of the last four reviews of 2017.