Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Arrow: Invasion! (Recap & Review)

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It's Wednesday night and we had a brand new episode of Arrow, titled 'Invasion!' (Season 5, Episode 8) which is apart of the four-night cross-over event, and of course we're doing a little recap and review!



QUICK NOTES

  • Overall this was a nice middle chapter, with some building towards the conclusion
  • Not quite the 'Wonderful Life' episode one would've expected, but a nice what if everything that happened didn't
  • The right combination of character cameos and references to Arrow storylines from Ray-Felicity's relationship to Captain Lance's dislike of Oliver was rather perfect
  • The inclusion of Wild Dog, Mr. Terrific and Rag Man was okay, even if Wild Dog's dislike of people with powers was a little on the silly side
  • There is an obvious Jews in Space joke with this episode's shocking revelation 

Predictions for WWE TLC (The RAW VIEW)

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This Sunday the WWE will be airing TLC: Tables Ladders & Chairs featuring the SmackDown Roster, and so today I'm giving my predictions for the matches that have been announced







Tables, Ladders and Chairs match for the
WWE World Championship
AJ Styles (c) vs. Dean Ambrose
Prediction: AJ wins

Ladder match for the
WWE Intercontinental Championship
The Miz (c) vs. Dolph Ziggler
Prediction: The Miz wins

Tables match for the
WWE SmackDown Women's Championship
Becky Lynch (c) vs. Alexa Bliss
Prediction: Becky wins

Tag team match for the 
WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championship
Slater & Rhyno (c) vs. Wyatt & Orton
Prediction: Wyatt & Orton wins

Chairs match
Baron Corbin vs. Kalisto
Prediction: Baron wins

No Disqualification match
Nikki Bella vs. Carmella
Prediction: Nikki

Live From The Basement: Indiana Jones & The Last Crusade (Lets Play & Review)

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Tonight we're doing a little retro game, it's Indiana Jones & The Last Crusade: The graphic adventure, one of my favorite games of all time!  -- Watch live at https://www.twitch.tv/fredcasden 




REVIEW
In the early 90s, I was more a PC gamer than a console one, and one of my favorite games was Indiana Jones & The Last Crusade (the Graphic Adventure), from LucasArts, and while it was published in 1989, I didn't play it for the first time until I think 1996... and I have a lot of fond memories playing this up in my room, working my way all the way up until I was able to retrieve the Grail.

That said, the game itself is more of an 'alternate take' on The Last Crusade, filling out certain familiar scene from the movie with puzzles and alternate ways to get through things. And while I remember quite a lot of the solutions from 20 years ago, I remember there being a lot... and I mean a LOT of trial and error, hell in the video I'm saving every few moments in the castle, because I'm still paranoid about making a mistake when it comes to trying to make my way to Henry Jones Sr.

The controls are pretty solid, you can use the mouse, but also there are key commands, the first four letter keys on the left hand side of the key board correspond with the on screen options for things to have Indy do, the numeric key pad is used to fight when those opportunities came up (far to frequently during my broadcast). It's very simple to learn.

Graphically, it's a late 1980s computer game that was cutting edge for its time, but yeah it looks dated, and the sound isn't the best, but all that really matters is that the game is still fun.

If you've never played it before, give it a try. But if you want something with better sound and sharper graphics, go play Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis.

Hmmm I think I might want to revisit that...

Borderlands Highlights October 20, 2017

Here are some highlights from my October 20, 2017 broadcast of Borderlands Get Borderlands The Handsome Collection Gentleman Claptrap Edit...