Spider-man: Across the Spider-verse

Score: 10

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse is the highly anticipated sequel to the groundbreaking animated film, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (also Oscar winning animated film). Set to explore the multiverse once again, the sequel promises to expand upon the concept and take audiences on a thrilling journey through multiple realities, and how it did not disappoint. The different art style approaches to the types of universes and Spider-man characters. With the return of beloved characters and the introduction of new ones such as Spider-man 2099, Ben Riley Spider-man and the growing popular Spider-Punk, and innovative animation techniques, and the continuation of Miles Morales’ story as Spider-Man, fans it was a thrilling rollercoaster. The sequel not only builds upon the success of its predecessor but also sets the stage for an exciting future for the Spider-Verse universe, with spin-offs and potential crossovers on the horizon. Plus with the new Sony Spider-man 2 coming its a great year for all spider-man fans across the universe.

In short the film was simply “Amazing”, and look forward to the future of Spider-man world, in all mediums, comics, film, tv series, animation, video games, etc. A highly recommended movie for everyone to watch both kids and adults. 10/10 score for me.

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Playstation vs Xbox Console War

The console war between PlayStation and Xbox has been a longstanding rivalry that has shaped the gaming industry. Both consoles offer unique features, exclusive games, and online services to cater to gamers’ preferences. Fan loyalty fuels this competition, driving innovation and delivering unforgettable gaming experiences. Ultimately, gamers benefit from this rivalry as it pushes the boundaries of what is possible in interactive entertainment.

The roots of the PlayStation vs. Xbox rivalry can be traced back to the late 1990s when the original PlayStation and the first Xbox console were introduced. Both Sony and Microsoft made groundbreaking advancements in gaming technology, captivating gamers with innovative hardware and immersive gaming experiences. This marked the beginning of a fierce competition that would shape the gaming landscape for years to come.

Perhaps one of the most fascinating aspects of the console war is the unwavering loyalty of fans. Supporters of PlayStation and Xbox passionately defend their chosen console, engaging in lively debates and championing their preferred platform’s strengths. This fervor drives the competition forward, fueling the innovation and development of new features and games.

In my gaming journey, I’ve had the pleasure of introducing some family and friends to the PlayStation team, and they’ve become fans too. While Xbox was my first console, I eventually ventured into the world of PlayStation with a PS2, and I’ve stuck with them ever since. I did get an Xbox One to enjoy games like Halo and Gears of War, but my love for the PlayStation brand remains strong. Despite the PC gaming option, I’m drawn to the exclusives that PlayStation consistently delivers and I continue to enjoy them.

The console war between PlayStation and Xbox is a testament to the thriving gaming industry’s competitive spirit. Both consoles have their strengths, catering to different preferences and gaming experiences. Ultimately, it is the gamers who benefit from this fierce rivalry, as the competition between PlayStation and Xbox drives innovation, pushes technological boundaries, and delivers unforgettable gaming experiences.

Whether you find yourself aligned with Team PlayStation or Team Xbox, one thing remains certain: the console war will continue to shape the gaming landscape, fueling our collective passion for gaming and pushing the boundaries of what is possible in the world of interactive entertainment.

So, are you Team PlayStation or Team Xbox?

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Unsung Gamers Back!

It’s been some time since I’ve last posted on this blog, but I’m excited to announce that I am back! Life can be unpredictable at times, and I had to step away from blogging for a while to focus on other areas of my life. However, I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to return to writing and sharing my thoughts with all of you.

I want to take this moment to thank everyone who has continued to follow and support this blog even during my absence. Your readership and engagement means a lot to me, and I appreciate all the shares and comments that keep this blog alive.

In my time away, I’ve gained new perspectives and insights that I can’t wait to share with you all. I’ll be continuing to write about a variety of topics.

I hope that my writing will continue to provide value to all of you, and I’m excited to engage with this community once again. Thank you for your support and I look forward to the journey ahead!

Taking a Short Hiatus

Dear fans,

We wanted to take a moment to let you know that we will be taking a short hiatus from our regular content for out blog website for a bit. This decision was not made lightly, but life has hit me hard right now and need some time to focus on other priorities.

We appreciate all of your support and dedication to our work, and we want to assure you that we will be back with fresh content as soon as possible. In the meantime, I hope you to revisit some of our past work, and we look forward to connecting with you all again in the near future.

We also want to take this opportunity to remind everyone to take care of themselves and their loved ones. It’s important to take breaks when needed and prioritize self-care, especially during challenging times.

Thank you for your understanding and continued support. We’ll be back soon with new takes for the blog to share with you all.


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Reason 2: Why 80s Games Are Still Great

As mentioned before the 80s was the beginning if not the birth of video games. It was the era when gaming first entered the mainstream, with the explosion of arcade gaming and the rise of home consoles. One of the more memorable reasons why they are still great is because those games played back in the 80s are still being played today, and just just as remakes or sequels, but also winning awards in the process. This brings me to the memorable characters and their worlds.

Memorable characters and worlds

Another key factor in the success of 80s games was their memorable characters and worlds. From Mario and Luigi to Sonic the Hedgehog to the cast of Street Fighter, these games created iconic characters that players could connect with and root for. The games were also set in richly detailed worlds that felt alive and immersive, from the haunted mansions of Ghosts ‘n Goblins to the post-apocalyptic wasteland of Mad Max. We can not forget about the great Legend of Zelda franchise. Those that know this game know they are about to play a beautiful game, either from the past or now, and more in the coming future. I for one will be one of those gamers that will continue to play Legend of Zelda games. Nintendo you’ve done a stellar job and keeping me coming back for more and giving you more of my money. Keep it classy everyone!

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Demon Slayer Recap: Entertainment District Arc

With the new Swordsman Village story arc about to begin, let’s go back and do a quick recap about the last story arc our favorite demon slaying trio, Tanjiro, Inouske, and Zenitsu.

The entertainment district arc in the Demon Slayer is a thrilling and captivating storyline that showcases some of the most beautiful and intricate graphics in the series… so far. From the stunningly detailed character designs to the intricate and breathtaking landscapes, this arc is a true feast for the eyes.

One of the most impressive aspects of the entertainment district art is the way in which it captures the unique atmosphere of this particular location. The district is portrayed as a bustling and vibrant hub of activity, filled with colorful street performers, delicious food vendors, and lively crowds of people. It’s like Mardi Gras meets Las Vegas, meets medieval age Japan. This is reflected in the graphics, which is full of bright colors and lively, dynamic compositions that perfectly capture the energy and excitement of the setting.

Another standout feature of the entertainment district art is the stunning attention to detail that is on display throughout the arc. The intricate character designs are particularly impressive, with each character featuring their own unique style, personality, and backstory that is brought to life through the beautiful and detailed art. Plus the trio team up with another Hashira (top ranked Demon Slayer), Tengen Uzui.

Overall, the entertainment district arc is a true masterpiece of art and storytelling in the Demon Slayer series. Whether you are a fan of the series or simply appreciate beautiful and captivating artwork, this arc is sure to leave you awestruck, amazed, and ready for the new story art coming out April 8th, 2023, or now if you head to the theaters you can catch the last 2 episodes of the Entertainment District Arc, followed by the new 1 hour episode of the new season of Demon Slayer!

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You okay Warzone?

I’ve played warzone since its release and been a great way to stay in touch with a lot of friends and family. However even with all its strengths, the biggest issue plaguing this game is cheaters and hackers.

One of the most significant issues with Warzone is the rise or continued rise of cheaters and hackers. These players use various hacks and exploits to gain an unfair advantage over others, ruining the experience for those who play the game fairly. I know winning is fun, but in my opinion its even better winning when you win following the rules. The game’s developers have attempted to address this issue through various anti-cheat measures, but these efforts have not always been effective, and the problem persists.

Another issue with Warzone is the game’s technical performance. Many players have reported experiencing bugs, glitches, and crashes, which can cause frustration and disrupt gameplay. This is especially true for players with lower-end hardware, who may struggle to run the game smoothly.

The game’s balance is also a point of contention for some players. Some weapons and abilities are perceived to be overpowered, while others are considered too weak, leading to frustration among players who feel that the game is unfair or who feel they have to pay a certain price to buy weapons that do pack a punch via micro transactions.

Finally, some players have criticized the game’s progression system, which can be slow and grindy, requiring players to invest significant amounts of time and effort to unlock new weapons and abilities. Though I’ve read this to be an issue this is something I myself am okay with. I see both the pros and cons of it. Pros you become familiar with weapons, you get better from usage, and you play the game for long periods. The cons you play the game for long periods since it does take a significant amount of time to make those upgrades, and some folks just dont have that time anymore, just want to jump on and play. There’s more but that could be another blog post…maybe.

While Warzone remains a popular game, these issues highlight some of the challenges that the game’s developers face in creating a balanced and enjoyable experience for all players. As the game continues to evolve and grow, it is likely that these issues will continue to be a point of discussion and debate among the Warzone community and the foreseeable future.

DC Presents: Injustice

Injustice is a DC animated film based on the popular video game of the same name. The story is set in an alternate universe where Superman becomes a tyrant after the Joker tricks him into killing Lois Lane and their unborn child. In the aftermath of this tragedy, Superman establishes a new world order where he and other heroes serve as judges, juries, and executioners. We talked about thought-provoking in our last blog post “Death Note”. This one is another one of those topics.

The film explores complex themes such as power, justice, and morality in a way that is both thought-provoking and entertaining. One of the most intriguing aspects of Injustice is its portrayal of Superman as a deeply flawed character. The Man of Steel is often depicted as an infallible hero, but in this story, he is forced to confront his own fallibility and the consequences of his actions. Again, I do believe many in his position may do the same or attempt. By “many” I don’t intend to mean the majority or minority of people, but I do think many people put in a situation like that with Superman’s abilities may think the same way.

The film also delves into the question of whether the ends justify the means. Superman believes that he is creating a better world by taking extreme measures to prevent crime and violence, but his methods are increasingly brutal and authoritarian. This raises the question of whether a just society can be built on the foundation of fear and oppression. It’s subtly brought up in many conversations Superman has with those who oppose him.

Injustice also explores the idea of loyalty and betrayal. As Superman’s regime becomes more oppressive, some of his former allies begin to question their loyalty to him and join the resistance. The film shows how difficult it can be to stand up to a powerful leader, even when it is the right thing to do. Hence the resistance, or can be seen as the origins of any revolution in history.

The animation in Injustice is top-notch, with dynamic fight scenes and stunning visuals. The voice acting is also superb, with many of the actors from the video game reprising their roles for the film. The story is well-paced, and the character development is excellent, with each character grappling with their own inner demons.

Overall, Injustice is a must-watch for DC fans and anyone interested in thought-provoking storytelling. The film raises important questions about power, justice, and morality, and it does so in a way that is both entertaining and engaging. If you’re looking for an action-packed, emotionally resonant animated film, Injustice is definitely worth checking out.

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Death Note Part 2

Welcome back to Part 2. Before I begin SPOILERS! I will be discussing the plot, twists, and ending of this great anime.

Where we left off in part 1, the premise of the show revolves around a high school student named Light Yagami who discovers a supernatural notebook that allows him to kill anyone whose name he writes in it. Light sees himself as a moral crusader, using the Death Note to rid the world of criminals and create a utopia where crime no longer exists. However, as he continues to use the Death Note, Light’s sense of justice becomes increasingly twisted, and he begins to see himself as a god-like figure with the power to decide who lives and dies. This comes into question early on, as police in the show or justice trys to stop him or his alter ego you can say named Kira. At this point he writes those who try to capture him names into the notebook.

The show also introduces a second main character, a mysterious detective known only as L, who is tasked with finding and stopping Light. L’s methods are unorthodox, and he is willing to use any means necessary to catch Light, including manipulating and deceiving others. He is almost the exact opposite of Light, except he has to figure out everything and needs to, to bring Kira to justice. Things get even more complicated for L once a second Kira pops up that turns out to be Micasa, a model and a loyalist to the real Kira, Light Yagami. The two team up to stop L finding out who they are.

During the anime, L comes close and at times knows Light is Kira, but has no hard evidence to prove it. It’s a great chess match of mind games as they both try to stay ahead of each other. Light from being captured, and can’t use the book to kill him since “L” Light believes is not his real name. I loved how when Light tells Ryuk to take away his notebook and in doing so he forgets everything about the notebook and what he has done with it. You see Light become this innocent person, never wanting to bend any rules, and at one point L tries to convince Light to use his advantage over Micasa (who L also thinks is the other Kira) to keep her close. But Light says he does not feel morally right about doing that. However later in the anime he does that exact thing to two women, once he gets his memory back.

This made me thing about how “power” of any kind, money, influence to get followers, authority, or a book that gives you the power to kill anyone, changes the person and lets that “power” get into their head, or does this power amplify the person you are already?

The conflict between Light and L raises questions about the morality of using extreme methods to achieve a goal, as well as the nature of justice and who has the right to determine it. The show also explores themes of power and corruption, as Light’s increasing reliance on the Death Note leads him down a dark path.

The series caught me off guard when L died, and leaving Light to continue his what he believed was his moral duty. For the next 6 years it says in the this world of Death Note crime has gone down almost 70% around the world. Everyone on the planet knows the name Kira, to a point it looks like there is a religion that follows him. In these 6 years Kira continues to kill criminals. This made me think about what about those criminals who may have been wrongfully arrested, or framed. Did those folks need to die? But who would judge that, Kira? I’m sure justice systems around the world would arrest those they have proof should be jailed, but nothing is perfect. Then there was a part where folks could post a post on the internet and if it caught Kira attention he would act on it. Yeah the crime rate dropped by 70%, and there is a cost. I guess if we had that choice would you be okay with that. Or as Spock says “Logic clearly dictates that the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few.” Would this be one of those situations?

All these thoughts come to mind and I’m sure I’m forgetting a few, but then we forward to the end when L’s next to take his place come into play. They find out L has died and two students of L step to see who ever solves the mystery of Kira takes L’s place. Those two characters are Near and Mello. Both smart individuals, and use their intellect and daring moves to capture Kira. Both already suspect Light Yagami as Kira, but again no proof.

Fast forward to the end it takes both Near and Tello to bring down Kira in his own ‘being a step ahead’ game. Not only do they get a confession, but they get evidence, witnesses, and humbles Light Yagami and brings him back down to earth. The option then comes down to kill Light Yagami or bring in to justice. When this scene plays out, you have to stop and think about how much influence the Kira character has and if taken to jail how big of a riot or mutiny or revolution the people who follow Kira would do to save him. Even if he did commit murder, killed anyone and everyone who was in his way, and put people in danger no matter the cost to protect his secret. One of those instances was the death of his father. One can debate keeping him alive could be a risk, but in the end its Justice that will decide his faith and Near and his team should bring him. At least that’s what I thought would happen instead Light with his last resort tries to kill everyone with a piece of the death note, but is shot by one of Light’s own team members. The end was sad, tragic, but with closure.

I think I can write more and more and I’m sure there are some parts that I am missing that I want to bring up, if anything maybe we can dedicate a podcast episode to this show. It’s definitely worth another watch, and is on my top list of great anime’s. With this one being a 37 episode series, this has to be the greatest short series Anime ever. I haven’t seen ALL anime, so as of right now this one is on that list for me.

Overall, Death Note challenges the viewer to consider complex moral and ethical questions in a compelling and thought-provoking way. The show is well-written and well-paced, and it encourages the viewer to engage with its themes in a way that few other anime or TV shows can match. Highly recommended if you haven’t watched it, even with these spoilers its still worth the watch.

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Reason 1: Why 80s Games Are Still Great

There are several reasons or some could say infinite reasons if you’re from the 80s [points finger at self]. I’d like to just start with reason 1 of many to come.

The video game industry as we know it today was born in the 80s. Many of the games from this era are important milestones in the history of video games, and playing them is a way to experience gaming history firsthand.

Old video games from the 80s still hold up today due to their nostalgic value, simple yet challenging gameplay, innovative mechanics, timelessness, and historical significance. These classic games continue to be enjoyed by new generations of gamers, and are a testament to the enduring appeal of video games.

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