Saturday, July 20, 2019

DTM-Cast: Episode #98

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Some rambling Switch and Turbo thoughts, along with some quick Q&As.

Mega Man Maker: Wily Challenge 2019-07-20

Now with new intro bit for the fortress!

Friday, July 19, 2019

ATGames Blasts Now Ten Bucks A Pop... SWEET DEAL!

So yeah, a trip to the local Great Tiger general goods store yielded these incredible finds of products that are not only not sold at Wal-Marts, but cost far cheaper than the two models at those stores.

Naturally, I did not purchase them... because my experience with the last BLAST unit has been soured and even ten dollars a pop is not enough to justify the second chance... especially if the games are just going to be substandard emulations of home ports.

And in case anyone was wondering, I still have the other unit. It's buried in boxes somewhere, but it's still there.

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Review #687 - WarpSpeed (Genesis)

AEW Fight For The Fallen 2019

Two weeks after the gamer-centric Fyter Fest, All Elite Wrestling presents their third event called Fight For The Fallen, a charity wrestling show where all a large portion of profits go to victims of gun violence, which is a worthy cause. Meanwhile, the show is offered for free on the BR Live service... provided you sign up for said service, adding that barrier of entry.

Meanwhile, over at the WWE Network around that same time, WWE opted to live stream the EVOLVE promotion's 10th anniversary show, featuring a couple NXT guys wrestling in matches. My lack of familiarity with the EVOLVE promotion ultimately contributed to my decision in going for the AEW show, though I did manage to sample some of the EVOLVE show and it might be worth giving a closer look. Even the Extreme Rules PPV that took place the day after (which I'm not watching, by the way; I'm holding out until Summerslam) apparently got some good reviews, so it was definitely a good weekend of wrestling in this continent if you're into that sort of thing.

But let's fight for the fallen... and then see it all fall off a cliff.

Monday, July 15, 2019

All Good Things... The End Of Post Numbers

So it's been mentioned a couple times, but in case you weren't paying attention, you'll notice that blog numbers are slowly, but surely going the way of the doo-doo.

A staple of my blogging experiences since the old DTM Blog over at the tripod space in the mid-2000s, the blog post number is something that I liked adding to a post in order to signify a continuing journey throughout this web experience of sorts. More than the dates, the numbers represented a reason to celebrate "fake" milestones... and they were indeed fake milestones... but they were reason enough to throw up a silly little banner or even an entire video special when this blog hit 1,000 posts for the first time.

Eventually, some things wear out their welcome and while I never felt the post numbers were "out of style" or anything of the sort, I'd be lying if I said they weren't restrictive in how I post content. If any post featured a broken link or missing video, I'd have to replace it with something else; usually something out of the old archives. And to its credit, it's worked out just fine.

However, with the closure of the old DTM Blog some time ago and the desire to migrate some of that content over to this blog while maintaining their original dates of publication, it got to a point where keeping the post numbers would be problematic. How could something be the 45th post on the blog when there were 89 posts that came before?

I thought about keeping them... but in the end, I opted to ditch them.

In a way, this makes the most sense because it allows for more flexibility. If there's old content to post, I can post it and keep the original date so that if you want to look up something I posted back in 2007 - and I honestly don't know why you would - then you can do that easily with the drop-down menu rather than rely on blog titles that tell you nothing. In this regard, it can be a blog post on its own and not saddled with a DTM Archives label on it.

As for the aforementioned DTM Archives label? That's still going to be around; it's the name of the second YT channel and some video compilations that I throw up will still have the label.

It's been fun counting the blog post numbers... but then again, all good things must come to an end. And sometimes, an ending is a new beginning... or something.

Goodbye, blog post numbers. And thanks for the memories.

DTM-Cast: Episode #97

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Quick thoughts on that AEW show and some blog updates. Next week is another Q&A episode unless something else comes up.

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Mega Man Maker: Wily Challenge 2019-07-13

The good news is that unlike the last run, none of these levels will give you a seizure because none of them feature Gravity Hold as your default level. The bad news is the lack of seizures makes this Wily Challenge run rather unremarkable... but at least your eyesight won't suffer!

Friday, July 12, 2019

Review #685 - Altered Beast (Genesis)

It's time to ruin some more childhoods.
Sorry, Internet. You had it coming.

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Smackdown (July 9th, 2019): This Is How You Deliver Shitty Scripts And Raise False Hopes

So there's a promo on Smackdown that was cut by Kevin Owens at the beginning of the program... something about talent being underused, too many McMahons on the Tee Vee, wanting change or that sort of thing... boy, does that sound familiar?

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Mega Man Maker: Version 1.5 Bosses

A showcase of all bosses in Mega Man Maker v1.5.
And yes, I have a heat-seeking rocket arm... because it saves time.
A bit of a primer before the eventual v1.6 update.

Just Got This Yesterday...

Ooh! A championship summit! SMELL THE RATINGS!

And no, I did not watch the show. I wasn't home at the time. Maybe later.

BLP's There's Something About Barry (June 2019)

I guess we should have a separate Black Label Pro segment on the Wrestling page... then again, maybe not.

Anyway, I'm going to be a bit brief with this one... although not that brief.

Monday, July 8, 2019

A Compilation Of My Recent Thoughts On Seth Rollins' Main Events

Seth Rollins claims that WWE has the best pro-wrestling on the planet. This is, of course, a total lie since WWE is not pro-wrestling, but sports-entertainment. Therefore, you cannot have the best pro wrestling if you don't do pro wrestling, but I digress. In any event, I wanted to review the past year's worth of Seth Rollins' matches that I've seen... which isn't much.

So I've copied-and-pasted the relevant pieces of business to this here blog post and added some annotations in bold for current day thoughts. Should be a fun experiment: