Thursday, May 23, 2019

Star Trek Picard Teaser Trailer

Image result for Star Trek Picard While Uncle Paulie's away I'll post this for him, cause I know he's as much of a fan of Star Trek as I am of Star Wars....makes for some enjoyable conversations.
Of all the different series in the franchise TNG was my favorite. I tried to get into DS9 but it just wasn't able to grab my interest and hold on to it and Janeway.....well that show was lost before she was for me. I kinda liked Enterprise for a bit but again I lost interest....
I really hope Picard reignites my interest with fascinating stories and quality character development not hollow fan service and SJW agenda's!!!

Ken Masters wants Frostbite hair for Street Fighter VI!!!

Image result for ken MAsters SFV hair dramaWhen SFV launched the FGC was in an uproar about Ken Masters hair! They called it banana hair and the overall  consensus was it was bad.....really bad. In fact Ken's been struggling with his hair style since SFIII. But last night EA put out a demo.....for hair!
Mr Masters tuned in and has invested a great deal of his wealth into the Frostbite engine in hopes that his legendary locks will return in SFVI.

Terminator Dark Fate One Sheet and Trailer

James Cameron returns to hopefully save this sinking franchise!
So Dark Fate is, according to James Cameron, the true sequel to Terminator 2 Judgement Day.
So all the other Terminator movies were just glorified fan fiction??? OK
Terminator ✔
Terminator 2:  Judgement Day ✔
Terminator 3:  Rise of the Machines ✖
Terminator: Salvation ✖
Terminator: Genisys ✖
Terminator: Dark Fate ✔

The trailer looks very familiar, you can see the new male terminator (BAD) takes the roll of a cop in the middle of the trailer and the new female terminator  (GOOD) fights him.
The one thing I noticed was they're both rocking new tech! The black Terminator isn't just another T-1000, the "skin" can "clone" itself so in essence it's 2 terminators in one!
I wonder if we'll see John Connor at the prologue?













Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Endgame Battle Against Thanos recreated in Stop Motion

Check out this stop motion recreation of the Endgame scene where Cap, Ironman and Thor battle Thanos!

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Castlevania Anniversary Collection

Way to go pimpin out your golden oldies Konami, but I'm not complaining, I just finished SoTN on CastleVania Requiem and am currently playing thru Rondo of Blood. So yes I will definitely be getting this (wished it came out on physical as well) but what ever 8 games  for $19.99 INCLUDING KID DRACULA!
And the timing is right with Bloodstained: Ritual of the night coming

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Star Wars SC 38 Reimagined

Dear George this is a worthy upgrade to the original light saber fight, I have the original OT on VHS and the Special Edition on VHS and the first DVD release of the OT, I've seen all the changes and additions you've made to the OT and some I agree with and understand, others not so much. But you're the maker and it's you're galaxy and we're just visitors, but I HOPE this video makes it to you because this re imagining of the light saber fight between Obi Wan and Darth Vader on the Death Star in Episode IV A New Hope is so well done it does nothing but enhance the scene and breathes new life into the film!

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

SKY SHARKS! BEST MOVIE EVAR!!!!!!!

This movie has EVERYTHING!!!
TAKE MY MONEY NOW!!!

In the Arctic a team of geologists discovers a Nazi warship that was thought to be lost: the Himmelsfaust, a gigantic steel colossus from the Third Reich, brimming with unimaginable destruction machines. On that ship scientists researched top-secret, war-critical weapons and created the Reichsflughaie: rocket-powered monsters whose pilots are genetically mutated, supernaturally endowed supersoldiers with supernatural powers. Dr. Klaus Richter, the spiritual forefather of this experiment, is forced to stop his deadly army of the undead in order to save humanity and the planet Earth from the seemingly certain doom. His daughters Angelique and Diabla face the threat that their father set up 75 years ago …


Monday, May 6, 2019

Spiderman Far From Home Post Endgame Trailer

Ok so this trailer sheds light on the timeline, and a huge nugget of info about the MCU post Endgame.....
I smiled when Peter suggested Captain Marvel and was told she's not available.....I have a feeling someone's contract might've been snapped.
With the discovery of the multiverse the MCU could potentially bring RDJ and Chris Evans and Scarjo back......not that I would want that, it would undo all the emotional weight in Endgame.
If you thought Time Travel was a tricky road to navigate opening up the Multiverse could totally screw the pooch in the wrong hands!

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Here comes a New Costume!


Hey, pssst you wanna know about SFV S4 DLC??? Here's the info you're craving!
Do you remember the Red Bull DLC? What'd they call it....Shoryuken in a can....
Well Capcom has partnered with Onitsuka Tiger for some sweet kicks inspired by the First Lady of Fighting Games, Chun Li!
A limited amount of these sneakers are being produced and if you're able to grab a pair you'll receive a download code to receive the Onitsuke Tiger DLC costume! The sneakers MSRP is $180 USD / 18,000 ¥.








Friday, May 3, 2019

SFV AE Weekly Missions and Extra Battle Mode for 5/2/19 - 5/9/19

It's Friday May 3rd, the 65th week of SFV AE and this weeks missions went live at 12AM last night! This weeks missions are:

1.   Perform a cross-up 10X for 50 FM

2.  Play a Casual Match! for 500FM

3.   Get a KO with an EX move 10X! for 250FM

4.  Use the Rival Search feature on CFN! for 250FM

5. An Arcade score of 100,000 or more will be recorded in the rankings for the title “Acapulco Killer Bee”.

This weeks missions can net you a measly 1050FM

After completing the weekly missions, head over to the eXtra Battle Mode, this week we have:


1. Get your hands on Fortune Tix against M. Bison  #2 for 250FM participation fee





2. [Quick and Immovable] Get the Crossover Costume #4 for Zeku ( Kenji from Red Earth) for 2500FM participation fee.





3. Get the Crossover BGM!  Kenji theme from Red Earth for 1000FM







As always keep fighting the good fight. Be smart with your FM and don’t complain about the XBM golden soldiers and "Shin" versions of characters because the alternative is Capcom charging REAL MONEY for all DLC characters.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

It's like the 3rd Gen Console War all over again!


I'm not gonna jump on the Sonic hate bandwagon just yet...
So if you only had money to see one of these two


Kenobi: Exile Fan Film

The guys that made the Han Solo: A Smugglers Trade fan Film are working on a Kenobi Fan Film!
Since Disney has pretty much dropped their Stand Alone Movie plans after Solo's abyssal BO results (it's not that bad), It's up to the fans to keep Hope alive!
I enjoyed their Han Solo Fan film and with a little crowd funding I trust this Kenobi Fan film will be great!
If you've never seen A Smugglers Trade I put it down below for you to check out.

 

Sunday, April 28, 2019

ANNA Trailer

Sasha Luss.....look out Angelina and Scarjo....
This trailer brings back memories of holidays with the in laws....

Avengers Endgame Thoughts and Impressions *Spoilers*

I saw Endgame Friday with my son, it was the fastest 3 hours I've ever experienced!
Let me start by sharing my gripes with Avengers Endgame....
#1 Tony solving time travel after Scott Lang proposes the "Time Heist" felt very rushed and convenient.
#2 Speaking of convenient, what if Clint was paired up with anyone other than Natasha when they went to retrieve the soul stone on Vormir??
#3 So Thanos went to Naidavellir, a place so remote most believe it's a made up place to have the Infinity Gauntlet created by space dwarves, the same Space Dwarves that created Mjolnir and Stormbreaker to be able to handle all 6 Infinity Stones at once but Stark builds a gauntlet in a matter of hours that can also handle all 6 stones...
#4 Where did Valkyrie get her Pegasus from???

That's it, those are my only issues with this AMAZING film experience!
No need to go over all the awesomeness in this movie but I will just touch on my favorite parts.
THOR LEBOWSKI!!!!! Some hated it but I loved it! I was all about Iron man and Cap in Phases 2 & 3 but ever since Ragnarock Thor's character development has been incredibly entertaining. LMAO my son kept asking if he'll go back to normal, I guess he'll be using Quill's Bowflex alot until Guardian's Vol 3....
Seeing Steve and Tony reconcile put a smile on my face!
And seeing Tony talking with his father about parenthood and Steve seeing Peggy Carter had a the whole theater silent.....it was tangible!
You remember that fight at LEJ in Captain America Civil War? if you thought that was crazy you ain't seen nothing till you see Endgame!!!
Also seeing the Secret Wars fan service with Hulk holding up the ruins of the Avengers compound was great!



The scene when Cap wields Mjolnir and his shield against Thanos had me cheering so loud, in fact the whole theater was going crazy! 

I have seen every MCU movie (except captain woman) and I own many of them on BD so for my son and I we are fully vested so this film was such a treat! Fan Service in the best possible way! For Joe movie goer the movie will be entertaining but they won't have the same level of appreciation / enjoyment that my son and I had.
 Actually my son saw captain woman with mommy so he's seen 1 more than me.
There was rumors circulating for about a year that captain woman was to be the new face of the MCU going forward from phase 4 on and she was the one to take out Thanos.....THANK GOD that did NOT come to fruition! There was a scene where (almost) every female character united in the final showdown against Thanos which was very cool, I loved seeing Scarlet Witch fully powered up against Thanos and the triumphant entrance of Valkyrie was awesome!

And a HUGE THANK YOU to the Russo Bro's for giving the W to the Avenger that truly deserved it THE MOST!

It's been a long time since I've wanted to see a movie more than once in the theaters and I really want to watch Endgame again in the movie theater. Not just because it's a great experience but I know there's changes in the timeline caused by the events in the movie which will open and close pathways from phase 4 onward.

A


Saturday, April 27, 2019

SFV AE Weekly Missions and Extra Battle Mode for 4/26/19- 5/2/19

It's Friday April 26th, the 64th week of SFV AE and this weeks missions went live at 12AM last night! This weeks missions are:

1.   Perform a normal throw 10X for 50 FM

2.  Play a Ranked Match! for 500FM

3.   Get a KO with a Critical Art 1X! for 50FM

4.  Play Survival Mode! for 250FM

5. An Arcade score of 100,000 or more will be recorded in the rankings for the title “The Last and Strongest Giant”.

This weeks missions can net you a measly 850FM

After completing the weekly missions, head over to the eXtra Battle Mode, this week we have:



1. Get your hands on Fortune Tix against M. Bison  #1 for 250FM participation fee





2. [Quick and Immovable] Get the Crossover Costume #3 for Zeku ( Kenji from Red Earth) for 2500FM participation fee.





3. Get the Crossover BGM!  Kenji theme from Red Earth for 1000FM







As always keep fighting the good fight. Be smart with your FM and don’t complain about the XBM golden soldiers and "Shin" versions of characters because the alternative is Capcom charging REAL MONEY for all DLC characters.

Saturday, April 20, 2019

SFV AE Weekly Missions and Extra Battle Mode for 4/19/19- 4/26/19

It's Friday April 19th, the 63rd week of SFV AE and this weeks missions went live at 12AM last night! This weeks missions are:

1.   Play Training Mode! for 250 FM

2.  Clear Trials #1-#5 consecutively! for 500FM

3.   Win 10 Battle Lounge matches! for 500FM

4.  Use a V-Reversal 10X! for 150FM

5. An Arcade score of 100,000 or more will be recorded in the rankings for the title “The Last and Strongest Giant”.

This weeks missions can net you a measly 1400FM

After completing the weekly missions, head over to the eXtra Battle Mode, this week we have:


1. Get your hands on Fortune Tix against Balrog #4 for 250FM participation fee





2. [Quick and Immovable] Get the Crossover Costume #2 for Zeku ( Kenji from Red Earth) for 2500FM participation fee.





3. Get the Crossover BGM!  Kenji theme from Red Earth for 1000FM








As always keep fighting the good fight. Be smart with your FM and don’t complain about the XBM golden soldiers and "Shin" versions of characters because the alternative is Capcom charging REAL MONEY for all DLC characters.

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Is there a way to save the ST? I think there is!

So celebration has sparked a glimmer of hope in me regarding episode IX.
Like the good ol days I'm gonna share my theory, this is gonna be a rough draft so to speak...
Who is Reys parents
How is she so powerful without ANY formal Jedi Training?
What the F was Snoke's importance?
Is Sheeve in IX
Did Palps actually know Plageuis's ability to cheat death?
What ever happened to Luke's severed hand that was rumored to kick off this trilogy in TFA?

How does this scene answer most of these questions?




REY IS A CLONE OF LUKE SKYWALKER!

The Sith are all about the here and now, power and selfishness, they have no faith in the force after death. Palpy must've realized his time was finite and HAD to have been working on a contingency plan knowing the rule of two would eventually come to pass. Assuming he actually wasn't able to discover his masters secret for cheating death he had to look to other methods. He also must've kept the Kaminoans tech under wraps....not too many know of them. 
So who was in occupation of Bespin when Luke lost his hand??? Yup the Empire!
So Sheev gets Luke's hand and calls his ol friend Lama Su.
Thus Rey is born created, and since midichorians are just microscopic life forms (nothing mystical here) they too can be cloned thus explaining Rey's Mary Sueness! 
Now where do we keep all these clones??? DSII? NAH. Coruscant? Nah! Lets just plant them around the galaxy where there's populations of beings that have been found by the Jedi with high midichlorian counts and see which one's display a connection with the force!
With this speculation comes the possibility there could be hundreds of Reys all over the Galaxy completely unaware of who or what they are and maybe broom boys mommy is a Rey. 
In a way Luke could have spread "Rey's of hope" across the galaxy totally unawares! 
Now what's the deal with Snoke? He wasn't Plagueis, he was able to use the dark side of the force....I'm gonna say he was Palpy's clone, that survived the destruction of DSII barely. This explains his deformities. 
With this we won't actually need to see Sheeve in the flesh thus saving Anakins story! 

 they are gonna find info on the remains of the DSII which leads them back to Jakku where they find the emperor's top secret cloning chamber, inside are thousands of cloning pods like on Kamino. All young boys. All dead but 1. Rey saves the boy from Kylo and brings the boy to General Leia to raise....the son she never had. She returns to politics since the republic is in chaos and without leadership. And over the years her son (the clone of Sheev Palpatine) follows in her footsteps! The end is the beginning....
This leaves Leia alive and Kylo remains on the dark side and Rey on the light side.

Just one last question.....is the force in balance with this speculation? Kylo doesn't get redeemed, Rey isn't the hero....Luke actually is since essentially she IS Luke Skywalker.

Thoughts? Yes? No? Feel free to contribute!


Star Wars Celebration Day 3 The Mandalorian

So I just got done watching the panel and I can say with confidence "I have a good feeling about this!"
Favareau has aligned himself with Dave Filoni (The Maker's Padawan) and has the attention of all the right people at Lucasfilm!
And Favareau really said everything I wanted to hear, The Mando will have plenty for OT fans, PT fans and will have enough for new fans.
So the canonical timeline places this series 5 years after RotJ or 9 ABY. This is a era ripe for stories and I loved have Jon stressed this series will have connective tissue with the rest of the franchise and not just be it's own thing!

The Mandalorian will debut Nov 12th when Disney+ goes live!


Saturday, April 13, 2019

Star Wars Celebration Day 2 Jedi Fallen Order Trailer

A single player, story driven, offline game from EA and respawn with no microtransactions.....they said so, do I truly believe them? No. But the trailer was impressive, but what trailer these days isn't.
Can Cal Kestis be Kaleb Dume aka Kanan Jarrus?
In my opinion it absolute should be! The time line and age of the character fit perfectly , and with Lucasfilm Story group working alongside the Respawn team I can't fathom why they wouldn't fill that time line gap with some connectivity.

Friday, April 12, 2019

High Score Girl Review

The 80's gave me two of my favorite things from Japan Super Dimensional Fortress Macross And Street Fighter, And High Score Girl takes aspects of these two things and manages to make one amazing story!
The story revolves around Haruo Yaguchi and the 90's arcade and gaming culture, notably the fledgling FGC and Street Fighter II. The story begins with Haruo in 6th grade who is caught up in the 2nd arcade renaissance when SFII hit arcades. During one of his visits to the local arcade Haruo, who mains Guile, meets his match against a Geif player who turns out to be Ono Akira a quiet girl from his class. Haruo finds a true rival in Ono but through his fiery spirit to surpass her he begins to learn more about Akira and a relationship begins that Haruo is completely aloof to.
Meanwhile another girl Hidaka Koharu who went to the same elementary school as Haruo finds his laid back, yolo lifestyle fascinating and harbors her feelings for him. Haruo, again completely oblivious to her feelings only sees her as a means to an end when her father puts a Street Fighter II Dash arcade cabinet in front of his store. Hidaka quietly watches Haruo play, simply enjoying spending time with him, in time Haruo introduces Hidaka to his "realm" and discovers she has dormant potential in fighting games.
High Score Girl is a love letter to those of us who grew up during the 90's arcade rebirth and the 4th - 5th console generations. There is so much for me to relish in this show with all the gaming nostalgia! And the triangle between ono, Haruo and Hidaka brings me back to my youth watching Hikaru, Minmay and Misa Hiyase in SDFM.
My one and only complaint is the art style, yes it's faithful to the manga source material, but it is (IMO) just slightly better than Shin Chan from Cartoon Network.
High Score Girl launched on Netflix last December and I meant to check it out sooner but RL lately has really impeded on my time to watch all the shows I want to.
I'm very excited to watch Season 2 when it launches later this year!!

Star Wars Celebration 2019 has begun

Star Wars Celebration began today, and so far JJ has revealed who the ultimate evil villain is of the ST and this will be a day long remembered ...
When Steven Colbert asked JJ Abrams if he can share who the true villain of the Sequel Trilogy is he coyly (sp?) looked to his left and said Kathleen! Now he could of been deferring the query to Kathleen Kennedy but it could've also been a double entendre!
Oh yeah we also got the title and trailer for Episode IX....



I wanted to feel some level of hype, I REALLY DID!
I did not.
The "on your marks, get set, g....wait, ok go" moment totally deflated my hope, and when she force jumped over Kylo's Tie Fighter....UGGH!
I was like WHY!??? I would have loved to see her use Kylo's OP ability to "freeze' things in motion....of just drop to the ground and gut the Tie as it flew over her.
The scene with Lando made me wonder if L337 was between his legs....UUUGGGHHHH >.<
Throughout the whole trailer I was like, "Where the ominous feeling?", "who's the true villain of the ST???" 
(Thanks JJ! That was a brilliant reply to Colbert's question BTW) :cheers: 
Then we see the remnants of a DS in an ocean....it's gotta be Endor! 
And then we hear ol Sheev cackling....
Way to shoe horn Palpy into this and utterly eradicate Anakin's entire life legacy and redemption!!!

And I'm on the fence about the title The Rise of Skywalker, is that an FU to Rian? Are we referring to Kylo Skywalker (Please NO!) Is it referring to Rey? (AGAIN PLEASE NO!), Does it mean Luke is gonna pull a Jesus Christ and walk outta a cave on Octoo (sp?)

Save me Jon Favereu and Dave Filoni you're my only hope! And Benioff and Weiss deliver us from evil!

SFV AE Weekly Missions and Extra Battle Mode for 4/12/19- 4/19/19

It's Friday April 12th, the 62nd week of SFV AE and this weeks missions went live at 12AM last night! This weeks missions are:

1.  Perform a Counter 10X for 150 FM

2. Get a KO with an EX move 10X for 250FM 

3.  Play Story Mode for 250FM

4. Join a Battle Lounge! for 250FM

5. An Arcade score of 100,000 or more will be recorded in the rankings for the title “The Last and Strongest Giant”.

This weeks missions can net you a measly 900FM

After completing the weekly missions, head over to the eXtra Battle Mode, this week we have:


1. Get your hands on Fortune Tix against Balrog #3 for 250FM participation fee






2. [Quick and Immovable] Get the Crossover Costume #1 for Zeku ( Kenji from Red Earth) for 2500FM participation fee.





3. Get the Crossover BGM!  Kenji theme from Red Earth for 1000FM






4. Middle Class Shadaloo Grunt (1X) for 500FM participation fee.







Not much to talk about on SFV & S4, but I did finally get to binge High Score Girl last week and I absolutely loved it! If you're on the fence about watching High Score Girl check out my thoughts and impressions.

As always keep fighting the good fight. Be smart with your FM and don’t complain about the XBM golden soldiers and "Shin" versions of characters because the alternative is Capcom charging REAL MONEY for all DLC characters.