Sunday, June 13, 2021

SGT Postponed To Next Week

Due to unforeseen circumstances and family commitments, tonight's Sunday Gimmick Table has been postponed for next week. The rest of the week's proceedings should proceed without incident. Apologies for the delay.

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

TNA No Surrender 2006


Yeah, so I watched another TNA PPV. Actually had a couple of these on old DVD-Rs, which is funny because I don't seem to recall actually watching the show at the time. I did see the big announcement that was hyped up, but I'll save that for the end... assuming the custom banner doesn't spoil it when I get around to doing it.

(Oops, too late.)

In any event, I've got this and a couple PPVs on DVD-R that I gave a watch and wrote musings on... maybe I'll get around to doing those TNA DVDs that I got stashed away somewhere.

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Mega Man Maker Tab Added To Top Menu, More Content To Come

For those who want "easier" navigation of the old Mega Man Maker stuff, I've added the appropriate tab on the top menu that will bring up four distinct posts. Videos for my own levels and Wily Challenge runs as well as other miscellaneous videos and posts can be easily accessed here.

In regards to "other" updates regarding MMM, now that the seemingly endless run of minor updates on bug fixes and such have ended, it looks like I'll be running some eventual new challenge videos soon enough. I've also got a couple new levels in the works, but I've been sitting on those for a bit before I decide to give them a proper go. Once that's done and I'm happy, you'll get an update on when those will be up.

That's all for now. Later.

Sunday, June 6, 2021

DTM-Cast: Episode #175


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Landmark episode of the show and I've got nothing, so let's do a quick Q&A thing and as an added bonus, the original open for this show recorded last week meant for next week.

Thursday, June 3, 2021

AEW Double Or Nothing 2021


Yeah, I know... it's a little late, but other stuff came up, as they usually do on Sundays. Besides, you can afford one less DON musings among many others on Monday, so whatever...

For what it's worth, I saw the show the night after but avoided spoilers for the most part... but yeah, the first AEW PPV with a full crowd and following a go-home show that is the first of several to be pre-empted to the Friday night death slot for the month of June due to playoffs and all, which is going to suck tremendously... but that's another story for another time.

Right now, let's just enjoy this AEW show, which has a bunch of big matches, fun matches, and whatever the hell Cody Rhodes is doing.

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

The Maple Leaf Pandemic Of Choking The Big One

I don't normally touch on hockey around these parts, but I can't help but comment on this.

So this past week, Game 6 of the Stanley Cup playoff series between les Canadiens de Montreal and the Toronto Maple Leafs took place in front of paying fans at the Bell Centre and the Habs celebrated the return of fans to the arena by winning an overtime game to push the series to Game 7. Not to be outdone, Toronto gave away free tickets to fully-vacced health care workers to attend said game at whatever arena they play in these days; I don't keep track.

There was an article around these parts in the local paper where the writer was chastising Montreal for charging fans to attend their Game 6 while Toronto did the noble and moral thing to give free tickets to first responders as thanks for all they have done during these trying times. And at first, I thought that there was some semblance of merit, especially since the Habs won in Game 6 and it would've been a nice feelgood moment for the crowd... and given how much shit those workers had to deal with, it would've been a nice gesture. So, clearly, Toronto has the moral high ground.

Unfortunately, those health care workers in Toronto saw the Leafs eat a 3-1 loss to le Bleu, Blanc, et Rouge in the deciding final game. As such, Montreal advances to the next round in the playoffs while Toronto wallows in misery through another post season of failure.

Honestly, I don't know what's worse. Montreal charging fans for a fun, winning game or Toronto giving first responders a free look at how a hockey club lives up to its legacy of choking. Who came out happier out of that exchange?

Final verdict? Nobody wins the morality war... but the Habs move up. We'll see how far that goes.

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

No Need For Theatres

iWith things starting to open up, there eventually comes a point where movie theaters will allow full capacity and there's going to be the ever-present question of whether anyone would show up. And I'm not going to speak for everyone, because everyone has a different answer. Some would more than welcome the opportunity, others could care less, and some wouldn't consider the idea as long as it meant supporting the cesspole that is Hollywood nowadays.

As far as I'm concerned, I have no interest in going back to theatres any time soon.

I hadn't had the urge to do so long before this pandemic hit, there was nothing that warranted it, and quite frankly, with the past year showing the true colors of those in the movie business and how they really feel about the common moviegoer, I really don't want to support that kind of attitude and if I'm going to be looked down upon and treated like a worthless commodity by the people who make this stuff, then why should I support them in a monetary fashion?

I would claim that if a movie came out that peaked my interest, I'd wait until it hits Netflix... but I let my Netflix subscription expire last month and didn't miss it one bit. Anything that I would've wanted to check out, I already have on DVD, Blu-Ray, or even VHS, which still works. So, all I got left is the WWE Network and the Crave service that comes with Bell... and I can get by with those along just fine.

This isn't a hard stance, by the way. Chances are I'll jump back on the Netflix train down the line if there's some retro content worth checking out and if my brother fancies a film worth the big screen experience, I might bite... but for now, I am more than content to stick with other means of getting my cinematic fix... from 20-30 years ago when movies didn't suck.

Monday, May 31, 2021

Slow Burn Reviews And The Road To Mighty No. 9


A couple quick notes in regards to the video output... and this time, there is a plan behind it.

June 21st, 2021 will mark the fifth anniversary of the release of Mighty No. 9. To celebrate the occasion, I'll be posting the long awaited review of Mighty No. 9, which will also serve as the 800th review. For those who have bore witness to the Mega Man X5 and X6 reviews, expect something similar in that fashion. This one may even be (somewhat) more elaborate than those videos.

As such, only one review per week... mostly to spread things out a bit as to not overload, but also to give the Youtube side a chance to catch up on the reviews, which are presently one or two behind. Beyond that, there's probably one month in particular that's going to be heavy on the reviews, but that's a long ways down and in the meantime, expect some sporadic videos every so often.

In other updates...

As predicted on last night's show, I was unable to catch the Double Or Nothing PPV due to prior commitments. However, I did see the pre-show later on and that was a fun match between Deeb and Riho. I've ordered the PPV, so I can probably catch the replay tonight and hopefully bust out a musings this week. After that, we're going to be deep in some muck for the next few weeks... and none of them involve Hell In A Cell in the coming weeks. Fuck that noise.

That's about it off the top of my head. New gimmick table next Sunday... maybe other stuff. We'll see.

Later.

Sunday, May 30, 2021

DTM-Cast: Episode #174


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Why Sunday instead of Saturday? What's going on with WWE and New Japan? Who the fuck is Jimmy Smith? What Sonic games are coming? All this and not much else.


Thursday, May 27, 2021

AEW Dynamite (May 19th, 2021): Don't Say The Date


(Had this written last week, but things came up and I never got to publish it until now. Since Dynamite is delayed to tomorrow, might as well get it out of the way. Better late than never, you know.)

It's May 19th... Mayor Glen knows what that means...

Not much to say about this show. Opened with a good Christian Cage/Matt Sydal match, fun tag match between the Acclaimed and Mox/Kingston, a really good match between Serena Deeb and Red Velvet, and finally, the Young Bucks retain the titles over the Varsity Blonds, only to get their shoes stolen by Mox and Kingston.

This was mostly about the promos, which were largely good... the only exception being that Jade person, but I'll lay off her for now since she didn't say that she was "that bitch."

Promos, kids. The show had 'em. Great promo from the Blonds hyping up their match, telling us how the Bucks showed them things aren't dark on that side of the ring and how the current Bucks are a far cry from those upstarts. There's a good promo with Mox and Kingston hyping up their match with the Acclaimed, followed by a sick rap from Max Caster. There's a nice bit with Jericho and Dean Malenko that calls back to a rather popular and "meme-worthy" segment from the olden days of WCW that I thought was pretty cute. Awesome Pinnacle promo from the dinner table, followed by a great Inner Circle promo.

Needless to say, lots of great building towards their PPV and probably a good idea to get it all out now before the playoffs starts fucking around with the scheduling. That move to TBS apparently can't come soon enough.

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

WWE Wrestlemania Backlash 2021


I hadn't planned on watching this show. I had better things to do. Walk my dog, scratch my balls, that sort of thing.

But when friends of mine (who shall no longer be called friends after this night) told me to give the show a watch, I couldn't help but be curious as to what was so special about this show... actually, that's a lie. I knew about the thing that made this show the talk of the town. I knew about it since the show aired. I heard it on F4W. I heard it on Scott Keith's blog. The Youtubes made their thoughts known. I figured, "Yeah. Not wasting my time."

Those buddies I mentioned? They mentioned that thing didn't last long and the show was, for the most part, excellent. After seeing the show, I don't know if I would go that far, but it was certainly a show that is... probably only going to be known for one thing... anyhoo, onwards.

Monday, May 24, 2021

DLC Disguised As Plastic Toys

Source: https://www.engadget.com/legend-of-zelda-skyward-sword-hd-zelda-loftwing-amiibo-183316002.html

Nintendo sells plastic toy that unlocks feature in game, making feature locked behind a pay toy. If there is any example of the devil hidden in plain sight, there you go. Everyone will complain about the multitude of lootboxes and needless DLCs from the other third-party companies, but Nintendo gets a free pass because the toys are cute.

To put it another way, the video game industry is a bunch of Malibu Stacy dolls, but Nintendo has a hat.

Figure that one out, kids. I'm out.