Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Arrow: The Recruits and The Ragman

Hello Dwellers and Welcome To The Basement, 

Tonight we're going over the newest episode of 'Arrow', titled "The Recruits", did Oliver's training methods destroy the new team before it could get off the ground? 

Quick Notes
  • I loved the introduction of Ragman, and that he's kept in tune with the Jewish heritage that has been apart of the character in the post-Crisis DC Universe (He was originally Irish)
  • Tobias Church basically gets neutered by Prometheus, there is no other way to say it.
  • Diggle's story is now basically that of the A-Team with him being framed for a crime he didn't commit
  • Lance being the Deputy Mayor works, it keeps him sober and innvolved
  • I'm not feeling the flashback stuff this season, as it just beats in the lesson of the episode that is being told



What If Magnum T.A.'s Career Didn't End In 1986?

Hello Dwellers and Welcome To The Basement.... on October 14, 1986, professional wrestler Terry Allen, best known as Magnum T.A., lost control of his car on a rain slicked road and crashed it into a telephone pole... he survived, was paralyzed for a number of months, but was able to walk again and wend on to have a successful life away from the ring.... but what if the accident didn't occur? Well I try to answer that in this vlog!

  • I went with the mentality of certain things being the same regardless, such as JCP's woes, and Dusty Rhodes notorious ego.
  • Figuring out 1987 was easy, because that was the style of booking of the time, with the babyface often getting screwed out of the World Title with various dusty finishes.
  • I do think Dusty's ego would've been a huge factor in the direction Magnum's career would've taken in 1989

Live From The Basement: Duke Nukem 3D: 20th Anniversary World Tour (Play and Review)

Hello Dwellers and Welcome to the Basement....

Twenty-Years ago... a game came along that made no apologies for what it was... that injected more personality into the video game industry than any plumber with a silly accent... that was more bad-ass than any hedgehog... I'm talking about Duke Nukem 3D.

This was the third game in the series, but was quite a departure as the first two were side-scrollers.. this was a first person shooter, and while Doom was fun and Quake was innovative... Duke Nukem 3D was just awesome. Perfect layout on the controls, levels that you find your way through just by keeping track of where you've been, various enemies, and a balls out personality (thanks in part to the voice work of Jon St. John as Duke Nukem).

Now as for the latest version of the game goes, it's been fully overhauled in how it looks, a major upgrade to give everything more , and it has some new levels (that I haven't played yet, went and played the first episode first, cause why not), but it's basically the same game it's been for 20 years. Hell, I still remember the two cheat codes for 'god mode' that I freely admit that I use, DNKROZ  and DNCORNHOLIO (and if you're a STEAM player, you do get an achievement if you use 'em). I play every level basically the same way, hell just watch the game play video, and you'll see me comment on how I can never find the Red Key in one level, but still get through it.

It's nostalgic, but unlike a lot of games from 20 years ago (or even 10 years ago), it still holds up. 


11/18/2019 Grandia

We were back to Grandia tonight, picking up in Luc Village and then continuing all the way up till we got to the Village of Dight. Progress ...