Streets of Rage 3 (Xbox 360)

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Here we are, the final of the Streets of Rage games in the Sega Vintage collection, and my personal favorite of the 3. It looks the best, plays the best, has the most characters and in general for me was just the most fun. As always it has multiple options to make sure it fits everyone’s screen the right way and once again the game looks and sounds like a pumped up version of its original release. Of all the versions of the streets of rage games I have played to me these seem like the definitive versions. And at the low price of free for Xbox gold members it is pretty much a steal. Best wishes and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

Streets of Rage 2 (Xbox 360)

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Here we are, Streets of rage 2 and another game in the Sega Vintage Collection and another game that is pretty much a faithful recreation of its original incarnation. We also got the nice feature of having different options on fitting your screen and once again the game sounds and looks like a more crisp version of its original release.

Honestly this is another situation where fans of the original are going to be thrilled to add this to their collection, and people who never had the chance to play are going to want to give this a show while it is free. It is the perfect time to get this game. Best wishes and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

Streets of Rage (Xbox 360)

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Streets of rage is one of those classics and for Xbox One owners this month you can get all 3 for free with the Sega Vintage Collection. The first one is a pretty faithful version of the game. The sound and graphics look and sound like crisper versions of the game people grew up loving and the controls haven’t changed a bit tho it is debatable as to whether or not that is good or bad.

For fans of the original this game is a must have and the fact that it is free makes downloading this a no brainer, and you can do it with full confidence that it is a worthy copy of the game and even comes with multiple options on how it fits the screen. Best wishes and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

The Matrix Revolutions (2003)

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This movie is one of those movies where you can look up reviews and see anything from it was great to people cursing up a storm. Check YouTube and you can find discussion videos and videos explaining the ending. The final of the Matrix Trilogy is the most divisive in the bunch. If you have seen it you know why, the ending isn’t exactly your typically happy ending but it also doesn’t have some weird twist ending. It just has an ending. As you would think its visuals and acting are all top-tier like you expect just like its sound so you won’t be complaining there either.

The story is also for the most part more straight forward than the others. While people like to debate the ending and some philosophical parts, the plot isn’t confusing or full of twist and turns. This is just a dash to the finish. Personally I didn’t care for the trilogy as a whole, but it is still enjoyable to watch as a fan of cinema. Best wishes and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

The Matrix Reloaded (2003)

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Ok so while The Matrix Reloaded was good, nobody thinks it was as good as the first for the most part. Taking place 6 months after the first movie we now find ourselves  watching a romantic relationship between Trinity and Neo, the attack from the machines on Zion, Agent Smith going rogue and a whole host of other things to numerous to mention without confusing the hell out of people that have not seen the movie. Seriously there is a lot going on in these movies, I won’t even try to explain it. You even find out Neo isn’t the one because there were 5 before him. That technically makes him the Sixth realistically. The movie is still good, but its less about making you think and more about making this new world seem more real than it was. It succeeds quite nice by the way, it is just a lot to take in and I still would recommend watching it. Best wishes and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

The Matrix (1999)

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Today I realized  this movie is almost 20 years old,and that upsets me. This movie also changed a lot in movies, namely everyone and their brother using that bullet dodge move Neo does, you know the one. We aren’t getting into it right now. We all now the story, computer hacker meet beautiful woman, computer hacker wants a lil something something if you know what I mean, computer hacker gets a choice between 2 pills, computer hacker discovers his entire life is not what it seemed.

The entire purpose of this movie is to make people thing, to question what is going on around them and to ask, what is reality and how would you know what is real and what isn’t? I think,there are plenty of theories out there. Regardless this movie that brought us memes and long black coats is still to this day discussed for a reason. It looked beautiful, sounded beautiful, had a rich and engrossing story and all these years later is still meme worthy. If you haven’t seen it by now you need to, and lucky for you the trilogy is on Hulu. Best wishes and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

Flashback: A Retrospective Review — RetroboyJon’s Game Stuff

With the upcoming release of Flashback on the Switch, I think it’s time we revisited the original, it’s one of my favourite games of all time and one of the most original games released. Honestly. It really is. I first played this when I was about 12, I borrowed it from a friend for the […]

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