Sunday, December 11, 2016

Neverwinter But Always Cold!

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Tonight, a different game was played, Neverwinter, the Dungeon and Dragons MMORPG developed by Cryptic Studios (the same folks behind Star Trek Online), and in this video we quickly create a new character, run through the tutorial and do our first quest! -- Watch live at https://www.twitch.tv/fredcasden



 

GENERAL THOUGHTS

Now I think I said this during the broadcast, but I have played Neverwinter before, the character I had was up to a level 14, but then lost interest in the game, but since one of the perks of using the Perfect World Arc system is that if you play (or at least LAUNCH) their F2P games you can earn points to covert to Zen, so I figured why not sit down and play this. I deleted the character I had and went with a totally new character of course named 'Zagreus'.

The game play itself is fine, use the left side of the key board for movement and key commands while using the mouse for basic attacks and looking around / aiming, so it's quick learn. Graphically it looks totally fine, though I didn't really mess around with the settings too much to see how good it at its max settings. The tutorial gets you into the flow of the game mechanics fairly quickly, and I was grateful I elected to have a character with a ranged attack, just makes it so much easier I think. 

I think this would be a good game to play every now and then, perfect for a live stream broadcast when I have nothing better to do.

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The Death Kiss (1932)

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This week's film review puts a spot light on the 1932 Mystery 'The Death Kiss' which features David Manners, Adrienne Ames and Bela Lugosi!


 
 
TEXT REVIEW

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I like to think that everyone enjoys a good murder-mystery, heck, it's why I think the board game Clue remains a favorite with people well into adult-hood... and with that in mind, it's why I sat down to watch the 1932 film 'The Death Kiss'

Starring David Manners & Adrienne Ames while also featuring Bela Lugosi in a supporting roles, the film is set at a Hollywood Studio where a movie titled 'The Death Kiss' is nearing completition.
The story is as follow, an actor named Miles Brent is killed during the final scene where his character is supposed to be gun down, thus making it a perfect opportunity to have him killed, since it could look like an accident. However a screenwriter named Franklyn Drew (played by David Manners) discovers that the bullets that killed Brent were. 38 caliber, while the guns for the scene were .45s, thus revealing that Brent was murdered and now it's question of who did it?

It's established early on that multiple people at the studio have motivation, but the apparent #1 suspect Brent's ex-wife Marcia Lane (played by the gorgeous Adrienne Ames) is the beneficiary of his life insurance policy, and over the course of the film, as the investigation takes place, when it's quite clear that she is being framed... and the real criminal is revealed in the films climax.

With a running time of 75 minutes, The Death Kiss is quick watch, but it's quite good in my opinion. David Manners did a fine job as the hero of the story, and Adrienee Ames was simply gorgeous. Bela Lugosi's role is fairly minor and doesn't impact the film in any way. Something that is surprising is that despite it being a murder-mystery film, there is a surprisingly amount of comedy, primarily verbal and often provided by Vince Barnett who plays the studio's police chief who serves as a perfect side kick for Manner's Drew.

Despite the movie being 84 years old, I do think it holds up very well in how it was made, but I bet a real nit-picker would take issue with Drew not getting arrested for interferring with a police investigation and obstruction of justice, considering the amount of evidence tampering he does.

The movie itself can be found on DVD, in fact I have a copy of it myself and I highly suggest you check it out. It makes for a great Sunday afternoon viewing.


Coming up in the Basement this week, we'll be doing two episodes of Tales from the TARDIS, and two episodes of Talking Anime, my predictions for WWE Roadblock will be revealed and of course we will do a recap & review of that event next Sunday. So till next time my friends, and you are my friends have a good one!

Fun With Scripts: Knock, Knock

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On this edition of the Ghostbusters Containment Unit, I'm taking a look at a scene from the Real Ghostbusters episode 'Knock, Knock' in one of it's script variations, because the finished product ended up a bit different. The script for this particularly episode of RGB can be found at Spook Central: http://www.theraffon.net/~spookcentral/




QUICK NOTES
  • Two of the big differences between the script I was reading from and the finished episode is Egon referencing the containment unit blowing up before and the rest of the Ghostbusters taking a big step back

Q's Winter Wonderland is a Step Between The Stars

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We're back with another replay of a twitch livestream, and we're kicking things off with more fun in Q's Winter Wonderland and then it's off to Klingon Empire to play an alternate version of A Step Between Stars! 
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