The Karate Kid 2 (1986)

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This time around Daniel and his teacher go to Okinawa Japan, his home town to visit his dying father. While there Danny boy will meet a woman, fall in love and watch as his mentor faces off against an old rival from his past and learn many new things. Daniel will also make a new enemy of his own.

The movie was less well received than the first tho was still a pretty average movie in its own right. The acting was as good as one would think as is the sound and the music. The movie itself tho does have a few down points that seem to stretch on longer than needed. It is still worth checking out tho. Best wishes and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

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Slenderman preview

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Ok, I’m going to say something that may blow many a mind away, especially if you are a modern horror fan. Ready? I don’t get the fear around the Slenderman. A lot of the fan art is cool and the infamous court case surrounding that murder was indeed terrifying but I never really saw the appeal. That being said, I can’t ignore he has become a pop culture icon and now he’s got a movie. Ugh. After seeing the trailer I groaned. It reminded me of a typical horror trailer with pretty standard horror themes. I’m giving it the benefit of the doubt but see for yourself. May the gaming gods bring you glory and best wishes.

Dark Souls Remastered

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Well the title says a lot. The following video will say much more.

 

Now the video and the title will say a lot, but there is more info out there. For example there is a trilogy box set that comes with Dark Souls one ,two and three along with a ton of other stuff like art books, book ends and other assorted items, and all for the low low price of $450 (American) Now that won’t be in the cards for me and the sooner than expected release date of May 25th.

What does the remaster include? Well 1080 graphics on the PlayStation and Xbox one as well as upscaled 4K graphics on the One X and Pro with native 4K on the PC. I do have some concerns tho, the original dark souls was damn near broken at times and it basically required manipulating broken hit boxes and camera angles as opposed to actual skill. Dark Souls 2 to a lesser extent had a similar problem but Scholar of the First Sin fixed those amazingly, and I really hope the remaster of DS1 does the same. I am personally excited but optimistic. Best wishes and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

Metal Gear Survive preview

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What the hell Konami? I’ve always heard amazing things from Metal Gear fans and been fascinated by the strange storylines and cool designs but zombies…really. Without Kojima we get a game without any familiar characters and now there is zombie things. From what I gathered from the gameplay footage I got a heavy vibe of Red Redemption’s Undead Nightmare, where it’s a giant side story but still it’s own thing. There’s crafting like many zombie games and you can either stealth it out Last of Us style or go semi ham Dead Rising style. It looks graphically nice at least but that won’t be enough to save yet another zombie game from the gaming god’s wrath. May the gaming gods bring you glory and best wishes.

Lords of the Fallen (PS4)

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Lords of the Fallen is an attempt at mimicking the success of the Dark Souls and Bloodborne craze. Having played many games of the genre i can honestly say Lords of the Fallen isn’t bad, it simply isn’t as good. The controls work well and the magic does what it is supposed to, tho there isn’t much variety in it. The weapons have the same as other games of its type, big swords that are slow smaller quicker short swords meant to be paired with a shield axes and so on, all of which do exactly what you would thing and requiring different amounts of points in each stat to equip and use.

The story itself follows something similar to the soulsborne series as well, and by that I mean its there if you want to go looking for it, tho here it is much easier to find. The game is also easier than your average soulsborne game. All in all if you can grab this on sale ( or like me got it free on PSN a while back) it is worth playing, but I wouldn’t spend more than $10 or so. Best wishes and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

Fifty Shades Freed trailer

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There is a 16 year old kid I work with who is about to turn 17 very soon and he once said to me “Torsten, I want you to review the 50 Shades Trilogy. You. Not Savior. Just You, books movies, the full deal.”

Well kid, here’s a early birthday present. Now, I’m setting the record straight and say no, I’m not a 50 Shades fan. At all. In fact, the book gave me a good laugh or two but that’s about it. And from the overwhelming amount of negative critical reviews, I can say many get a cheap laugh from the movies too. Still, show must go on, so we get the final chapter. I guess they get married and have kinky sex, the end? If any would like to torture me with a request to review the trilogy, please leave a comment. Best wishes and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

The Karate Kid (1984)

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The karate kid, a movie that sent an generation to learn martial arts and probably made their tournaments far more popular than ever before. It is a timeless classic of Daniel taking on bullies with the help of the local handy man. Learning the meaning of wax on, wax off and not in his bedroom. It would also spawn multiple sequels all of which can be found on Hulu right now.

It is a classic for a reason, it was much loved by many and even now people born in the 80’s stillĀ  only know Ralph Maccio as Danial and Pat Morita as Mr. Miyagi. Tho in recently years there has been some conspiracy surrounding the movie. Was danny boy the bad guy the entire time? Well watch this video and you decide. Best wishes and may the gaming gods bring you glory.