Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Review #696 - Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade (Game Boy)

Monday, October 14, 2019

Heroes Of Wrestling... 20 Years Later

So it never occurred to me until recently that this month marked the twentieth anniversary of the now-infamous Heroes Of Wrestling PPV event. For those who don't know of this show, it was an independent wrestling show that brought in some of the legendary names of wrestling who haven't been signed up by either the WWF or WCW at the time and hold a little nostalgia act, with the intent of doing more of these if this first show became a success.

That obviously didn't happen since the show was an complete and utter trainwreck due to most of the legends signed being past their prime, resulting in matches that barely broke the below average level of quality... not to mention the legends who were advertised and ultimately no showed. Of course, this show is notable for the utter on-screen collapse of Jake "The Snake" Roberts, who was a bit... debilitated, if you will.

I've seen this show live once on PPV... it was not a fun experience even without knowledge of all the backstage shenanigans. It was only years later through various readings of reviews that the full scope of this show's failure became somewhat apparent.

In 2015, I was able to find an online posting of this show in its entirety and sat down to watch it for the first time since its initial airing. My thoughts were then parlayed into a musings that - if you're reading this on the same day this post is published - can be accessed through the Post Of The Week gimmick on the sidebar. I might still have the show archived somewhere, but no way am I sitting through that thing again.

For those with mobile devices, you can read the musings here.

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Mega Man Maker Level: DTM17 - Elecman GB Redux

Trying my hand on remaking another Rockman World level: this time, Elecman's stage from Mega Man: Dr. Wily's Revenge (GB).

Click the link to play the level in Mega Man Maker:

Sunday Gimmick Table #09 - Pac Man Plug N Play System

So Toys R Us (Canada) is selling these Pac-Man Plug-N-Play things that was made ages ago... and then this video took place.

Friday, October 11, 2019

Which Genesis Clone Would You Buy?

Not pictured is an old model with A/V mono composite output.

New gimmick table this Sunday... though it's not related to the image above.

Thursday, October 10, 2019

AEW Dynamite (Oct. 9th, 2019): Bubbly Inner Circles

As promised, I've tuned in to the second episode of AEW Dynamite on TNT... or, well, in my case, it's TSN2, as the show has not been pre-emptied or anything of the sort. We've got plenty of time for that, however, and in the meantime, we have episode 2 of this Dynamite wrestling show on Wednesday nights.

Just as an aside, I'm not going to do this for the long haul. While I may watch the show on a regular basis, that doesn't mean full-blown musings or anything like that. It could very well be bullet points or a couple quick blurbs, much like the RAW or Smackdown musings that I would occasionally post. For the moment, however, we'll keep it in this fashion until the Full Gear PPV comes into play.

In the meantime, let's jump into this week's episode...

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Let's Talk Kofi

So I jumped the gun a bit in posting my musings on the utterly horrific Shit In A Cell PPV event a couple days ago, so in lieu of another PPV musings for the week, I'd figure that I would address on the Kofi Kingston losing to Brock Lesnar in 6 seconds... and why I'm actually okay with it.

Yes, that's right. I did not have a problem with Kofi losing the title in the manner that he did. I did not throw a fit on Twitter acting like the dumb fuck fan that WWE believes they are catering to (besides the sponsors, of course). I did not go on the radio talking about how much of a complete burial of Kofi this turned out to be. I actually didn't mind the way this match turned out and thought it was an excellent story told.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

COMIC REVIEW: JJ Abrams and Son Presents Spider-Man #1

This comic book is terrible... there is no other way to say it.

Filmmaker and mystery box fetishist JJ Abrams and his son Henry were tasked with creating a Spider-Man comic book; a six-issue mini-series set in an alternate timeline where Peter Parker is no longer Spider-Man and a deadbeat dad with a son named Ben... Ben then turns to the Dark Side and joins the Knights Of Venom to become Kylo Venom... oh wait, I'm sorry. I got that mixed up.

So this book has a twist that involves a woman character and a refrigerator that sets up the current world this series is set in... hint: she's the lady on the cover of this here comic book. This immediately pisses me off; not because of the tired woman in refrigerator gimmick that is a tired trope in and of itself, but it immediately gave me flashbacks of that one Spider-Man story where Spider-Man made a deal with the devil... only this time, the devil's name is Abrams and he wears thick glasses.

And then we jump to the future; Peter is abroad, Ben is a dick kid, and then things change or whatever... this is the story of the kid taking up the mantle eventually and the mystery box that is the least interesting new villain in Caviar or Cadavaria or whatever his name is. The guy looks like something that even Rob Liedfeld would wince at. Think of the ground that covers.

If I can give Spider-Man #1 one sliver of credit, it's that Sarah Pichelli's artwork is rather gorgeous stuff. Honestly, she's probably the only thing that makes this somewhat worthwhile, even with the somewhat muted color scheme that kills the splendor somewhat. It's just too bad that it's quality artwork attached to a wretchedly mediocre story.

I've no bone to pick with Abrams; I think he's a perfectly fine filmmaker that gets a bit of a bad wrap at times for better or worse. With that having been said, this first chapter into the Abrams' take on Spider-Man left a sour taste in my mouth and while I went into this with the best of intentions, it seems as though this is one mystery box that I would be perfectly content in leaving closed.

Monday, October 7, 2019

WWE Bullshit In A Cell 2019

Fun fact: This show took place on Amy Jo Johnson's birthday. Happy belated birthday, AJJ.

That's about the only positive I can levy towards the show... yeah, of all the WWE B-shows, I ended up watching this complete and utter pile of shit. And the only reason was so I could witness live a December To Dismember in the making... holy fuck, why did I watch this fucking show?

Sunday, October 6, 2019

Mega Man Maker: Wily Challenge 2019-10-06

A day late and late at night, but the weekly challenge arrives with some quality levels this run.

DTM-Cast: Episode #103

Click on the image above to download the MP3... and yes, there will be a proper banner once I get around to making one. My bad.

A buddy sent me a lightning round list of topics to turn into an episode, so here we are. Also, a couple quick announcements regarding future updates.

Saturday, October 5, 2019

Smackdown (Oct. 4th, 2019): Brock Beats Kofi In Six Seconds, Faces Off Against Chubby Old Guy

So I saw some of the new Smackdown recently; the first episode to air on the FOX Network, which means a fancy new logo, a fancy new set, more of them 3D graphics that I hate so much, and an attempt to make the show feel more like "sport" than "entertainment." At least, that's the theory.

Well, I wish I could say that they certainly tried... and in fairness, there were aspects of the show that I did like... mostly the new set and logo, but in terms of the entertainment bits, it pales in comparison to the AEW show I saw this past Wednesday and somehow, I wasn't all that surprised. It didn't even compare to the little bit of RAW that I saw before giving up on that program, which was shocking.

Regardless, here are five points I've noted...

Thursday, October 3, 2019

AEW Dynamite (Oct. 2nd, 2019): A Solid First Effort

So this is it... the first episode of All Elite Wrestling on TNT. And wouldn't you know it? The fine folks at TSN2 happen to be airing the show on a weekly basis (until a month or so down the road where they start showing it on TSN3 or something like that.) Also, on the flip side of things, there's NXT on USA for the full two hours... but up here, we don't get NXT until Friday and even then, it's in a hour-long "best of" version... which I wouldn't mind normally, but still, no Wednesday night war for any of us, I suppose.

Anyway, I figured I'd give this thing a shot; seeing as I've watched all the PPVs and major shows that they aired prior to this, it only seemed fitting to watch this live while I was working daytime. So here we are.