All American Christmas Carol (2013)

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I appreciate what this movie was attempting to do. A modern, trailer park version of the classic Christmas story, a Christmas Carol. Actually expected this to be hilarious. It is basically the three expected ghost visiting a white trash mom that thinks work is for suckers to show her the error of her ways and save her family and Christmas. Honestly it starts off pretty well on its way. One of her kids dads (there are many) is a semi professional paint ball player that dies when he gets shot in the eye playing and not wearing his safety glasses. While this in itself isn’t funny, his funeral is at the paintball range and there is beer in the coffin, but only sixer.

Sadly the movie pretty much fails to ever take off. The humor is all about stereotypes but is never actually funny about it, for example one character is a redneck named rat tail that has, you guessed it, a rat tail. He owns a motorcycle and is a professional wrestler. That is it. Outside of being a semi love interest he serves no actual purpose.

The ghost themselves consist of a girl from high school that died during an accident with a donkey, draw your own conclusion, a dead rock star and the main characters mom, none of which are all that memorable. This movie is best avoided. Best wishes and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

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Star wars: The Clone Wars (game)

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Too many things named after Clone Wars. Not saying it was a bad game, not at all, but damn so many damn Clone Wars.

Clone wars, in this instance, is a follow up game to Attack of the Clones. It primarily focuses on Obi-wan, Anakin, and Mace Windu as they try taking down a doomsday weapon. Besides a couple of instances, the game deals around vehicular combat, being able to command tanks, gunships, and speeder bikes and wreck some droids.

This is a really underappreciated Star Wars game I wish got more credit than it did. The vehicles handled solid and never really felt cumbersome except for the droid skiff at times. My favorite was the clone gunships, those things were death machines that were fun as hell to fly. The jedi parts weren’t anything special  but were just fun little bits added in for flavor. I can’t say the game brought a really memorable story, especially given the advantage of the time span to work with. In the end, this Clone Wars experience is a real fun time if you enjoy vehicle combat and blowing stuff up. Best wishes and may the force be with you.

Elite Dangerous in 4k?

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So recently I picked up an Xbox One X and of course we all know how much I love Elite Dangerous. The picture of the Cobra was actually taken in 4K. After having spent some time with the XB One I have to say, unless you are one of the roughly 16% of the American population with the television that can take advantage of the systems power ( luckily I am) just buy a the Xb one S. Also you can read more about my opinion on that here. Is 4k that big of an upgrade?

On to the topic at hand tho, Elite Dangerous gets a nice boost from being on the One X. The following image was taken On my PS4 pro taken just on my standard settings with no HDR or anything like that.

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As you can see there is a noticeable difference. Honestly I will keep playing on my PS4 because I have much more time into the game there and graphically the difference isn’t enough to make me lose that progress. Many however want the best graphics possible, and if you have access to a 4K television and an Xbox one that is where you should go. Having played both tho I will say that admittedly the PS4 does control slightly better. It isn’t game changing better, but I did notice.

The bottom line however is simple, The Xbox One X does have better graphics, but having played both side by side with the enhancements turned on, only the most graphics dedicated person will want to make the switch. Best wishes and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

Meet Jupiter & Mars… — All The PlayStation You’ll Ever Need.

Two dolphins are set on an adventure. Jupiter who has echolocation powers that are so enhanced and then her partner Mars. Both must solve the puzzles, meet creatures so mystical and travel around the world for there greatest mission…to stop all the manmade machinery. Why you might be asking? Very simple. Mankind has disappeared and their creations […]

via Meet Jupiter & Mars… — All The PlayStation You’ll Ever Need.

Empires in Ruins (Preview)

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Empires In Ruins is an upcoming indy title from a small company called Hammer & Raven Games, you can find more info at their website here. www,hammerandravens.com

The game itself is a story driven 4x game. Now I won’t pretend I know what that means, but it sounds impressive. What I do know is that the combat is a fun mix of Tower defense and Real Time  Strategy. Those two are basically made to be together, and any game that is story driven already scores major points with me. The graphics themselves look great, with a hand painted Main map that you can just look at and tell was done with tremendous care.

Some of the other details that make or break a game such as this already exist, plenty of enemies to fight and over 60 technologies to research will make for plenty of options to choose from.

Looking forward I think we will see a fun filled and judging by their Twitter at times humorous experience. Best wishes, and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

Learn about the 2018 Oceania Championship series

The Pokémon Oceania International Championships are the second International Championships event of the 2018 Championship Series season. The event, one of the largest of the entire 2018 season, will take place at Sydney Olympic Park in Sydney, Australia, from February 9–11, 2018. It will feature high Championship Point payouts and thousands of dollars’ worth of […]

via Learn more about the 2018 Pokémon Oceania International Championships in Sydney, Australia — Pokémon Blog

Cowboys vs Dinosaurs (2015)

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This is another movie I saw and just said to myself, self, you are watching this movie. So I popped it on. If you like outrageous B movies with a ridiculous plot just look at the title of the damn movie. It is exactly what it sounds like. A small mining town trying to get some iridium accidentally finds something else. Dinosaurs.  First a few small ones come out, kill some swimmers in bikinis because hey, every B movie has that scene.

Eventually our “paranoid” single survivor of the mine is proven right as dinosaurs run rampant on the town. Of course this is a town of country cowboys so everyone has a gun. By the end of the movie there are bullets and dinosaurs everywhere. As the bodies get stacked high on both sides a daring plan to finish the problem once and for all is hatched. This movie isn’t for everyone, but for B movie fanatics its worth watching. Best wishes and may the gaming gods bring you glory.