Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Recap and Review Arrow: Vigilante (S5Ep07)

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It's Wednesday night and we had a new episode of Arrow, titled Vigilante (Season 5, Episode 7) which sees a new character introduced in an episode that just didn't feel 'all together'




QUICK NOTES

  • This episode felt like it was just there to be a bridge to things happening after Invasion in two weeks... 
  • I still think Lance is Prometheus cause now he has a great alibi thanks to Thea not to mention the ending with Artemis raises some questions... 
  • Vigilante as a character is basically 'Oliver from 5 Years ago'... 
  • It's also obvious who Vigilante is... it's Felicity's SCPD boyfriend
  • The stuff with Wild Dog and Diggle was 'cute'.
  • At some point are we going to see Curtis NOT get his ass kicked?

Live From The Basement: Eve Online (And Review)


REVIEW


So recently, EVE Online, a MMORPG that's been around since 2003, went 'free to play' joining the ranks of many other online games that have content that everyone can play with premium and unnecessary stuff available for those who want to pay for it to support the game. It's a fine business model as long as the nickel and dime'ing of players is kept to a minimum (I'm looking at you DC Universe Online).


So one thing that can be said about EVE Online is that it is a gorgeous looking game, the ship models are great... the create a character feature is decently in-depth... but the learning curve is stiff as hell cause you are expecting to remember where every little freaking function is. Over the course of a two hour gaming session (which I broadcasted live on Twitch), this micro-managing approach to a spaceship style game had me getting frustrated and annoyed, as things didn't seem as clear as they would be. By far this isn't a straight forward game, and this was just the 'basics' and 'tutorial' stuff.Add on to that with this particular issue... the game is rather boring, as it seems like one large 'sim' at times, nearly everything is done 'automatic' with you inputting commands to help get things accomplished. It's a very cold interaction as compared to that of Star Trek Online...


On the plus side, the story itself is interesting, at least with the campaign and stuff I picked at random, a sole survivor of an ambush rescues some civilians and makes a name for himself as a surprisingly good pilot while investigating an enemy's actions with increasing intrigue. The voice acting is hit or miss, but it seems like every bit of dialog I encountered had dialog (which lead little room for me to goof around in the live stream, because I was trying to pay attention to what was being said... which doesn't help the cold interaction feeling EVE Online has)

Now don't get me wrong, I do see the appeal of this game, but it's not something I'd totally commit myself to play every day, maybe once in a while.



Predictions: NXT Takeover Toronto & WWE Survivor Series

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This Weekend on the WWE Network we have two major events, NXT Takeover Toronto & WWE Survivor Series, and in this video I will be giving my predictions on the 11 matches that have been locked in and confirmed for both shows as of November 15, 2016




NXT TAKEOVER TORONTO PREDICTIONS

NXT Championship Match
Shinsuke Nakamura (C) vs Samoa Joe
Prediction: Nakamura

NXT Women's Championship Match
Asuka (C) vs Mikcie Jamies
Prediction: Asuka

NXT Tag Team Championship / 2 out of 3 Falls Match
The Revival (C) vs DIY
Prediction: DIY

Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic Finals
The Authors of Pain vs TM-61
Prediction: The Authors of Pain

Bobby Roode vs Tye Dillinger
Prediction Bobby Roode
SURVIVOR SERIES PREDICTIONS
 
RAW VS SMACKDOWN ELIMINATION MATCH
Chris Jericho, Kevin Owens, Seth Rollins, Roman Reigns & Braun Strowman 
vs 
Dean Ambrose, Shane McMahon, Randy Orton, AJ Styles & Bray Wyatt
Prediction: Team SmackDown

RAW VS SMACKDOWN ELIMINATION MATCH 
Alicia Fox, Bayley, Charlotte, Nia Jax & Sasha Banks 
vs
 Alexa Bliss, Becky Lynch, Carmella, Naomi & Nikki Bell
Prediction: Team RAW
RAW VS SMACKDOWN ELIMINATION MATCH
Cesaro & Sheamus, The Club, Enzo & Big Cass, The New Day & The Shining Stars 
vs 
American Alpha, BreeZango, The Hype Bros, Slater & Rhyno & The Usos
Prediction: Team SmackDown

Intercontinental Championship Match

The Miz (C) vs Sami Zayn
Prediction: The Miz
Cruiserweight Championship Match
Brian Kendrick (C) vs Kalisto
Prediction: Kalisto

Goldberg vs Brock Lesnar
Prediction: Goldberg

Saturday Night Highlights: Broforce, Paladins & Streets of Rage 2

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