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Watchdogs Review on Xbox One

Sometimes the hype can be bigger than the end result they say.  Many game sites have indicated Watch Dogs didn’t live up to the hype. Good thing I never read all the hype so I am able to review this title with unbiased expectations. To start off with Watchdogs I will give credit where credit is due.  This game is …

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Rest in Peace Mrs. Kot-ter–Actress Marcia Strassman Passes Away at 66

Welcome Back, Kotter star Marcia Strassman died at her Sherman Oaks, California home on Friday after battling breast cancer for seven years. Strassman . who played Gabe Kaplan’s wife, Julie, was only 66 years-old. Strassman had numerous roles on television and in film during her five-decade career. She played nurse Margie Cutler on the first season of “MASH” before her role …

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Ms. Donna Loren (Batman’s Susie the Cheerleader) is Coming to “The Swerve”

It is with my great honor and privilege that I can announce that Donna Loren, who played Susie the Cheerleader in one of the most memorable episodes of the original Batman series, will be my special guest on “The Swerve” next Wednesday, November 6th. Being a total Batman 66′ mark AND geek since I watched my very first episode on January 12, 1966—when …

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IT’S TIME FOR A VOLTRON MOVIE

The 1980’s had the best cartoon properties.  The Transformers , G.I. Joe, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, Thundercats,  M.A.S.K. – just to name a few of my favorites.  Perhaps the most creative of them all was Voltron. Voltron was based on the Japanese cartoon Go Lion.  Actually, it was Go Lion, just with less violence and adult language.  …

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TL;DR

It is an abbreviation that haunts writers.  You sit down and pour your thoughts onto the screen with the intent of having your words connect with your readers.  The article or column is finished and you await feedback.  Then you see “TL;DR”- the dreaded acronym for too long; didn’t read. I have noticed over time that shorter articles usually get …

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Who is Ultron?

With Avengers: Age of Ultron movie trailer leaked, comic fans and fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe got to see Ultron, the main villian of the film, for the first time. Comic fans are definately familiar with him but some casual fans may not be. I won’t explain too much of his origin, I’ll let the film do that. However, …

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1 MINUTE DVD REVIEW–Sandler Bombs Again!

Blended – Drew Barrymore swings and misses, strike one.  Adam Sandler swings and misses, strike two.  Kevin Nealon swings and misses, strike three, you’re out!  One would have thought with a cast like this they could have put together a funny movie, but what we end up with is a too predictable comedy written for ten to thirteen year olds.  …

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Watchdogs Review on Xbox One

Sometimes the hype can be bigger than the end result they say.  Many game sites have indicated Watch Dogs didn’t live up to the hype. Good thing I never read all the hype so I am able to review this title with unbiased expectations. To start off with Watchdogs I will give credit where credit is due.  This game is …

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A Game Called “Hatred” [INTERVIEW]

The new game from startup studio Destructive Creations “Hatred” is trying its best to be the most anti-art game of all time. How do they plan to do it? By subverting the currently trendy social-justice driven gameplay popularized in gaming media with wanton, balls-to-the-wall, indiscriminate crusade of vengeance and violence. But the truth is they are making an art game, whether they …

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What is #gamergate, anyway?

If you read any video game media the past few months have set the community ablaze. Accusations of infidelity sparked curious minds, and within a short time there was a lot on the table: corruption, sabotage, secret meetings, favoritism, sexism, misogyny…the list is rich. But one thing is clear: #gamergate has left its mark on the video gaming community forever. …

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Dynasty Warriors: The Slow Burn, The Big Fire

As adaptations go, Dynasty Warriors adapts Chinese History about as well as Hogan’s Heroes adapts World War II. Fans of the series are often hardcore and outspoken about their love of what sure seems like a stale idea, so what makes Dynasty Warriors good at all?! Koei launched the game back in 1996 on the Playstation one as a one-on-one fighting …

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eSports Are Serious Business

The world of video games has finally reached the big leagues. You may consider yourself a gamer, you may even play an hour or two a day, or even several hours at a time without rest! But chances are you could always play more and play better, there’s always room for improvement. When you get to the top of the …

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WWE 2K15 Delayed to November on Next-Gen

Some unfortunate news for X-Box One and PlayStation 4 fans of the WWE 2K series of videogames. 2K announced on September 16, that the next gen versions of the game have been delayed until November 21, 2014. The X-Box 360, along with PlayStation 3 versions will still release October 28, 2014. 2K sports made the following comments via press release. …

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WWE 2K15 PLAYTEST: IT’S ALL ABOUT REALISM

Both superstars are down. Randy Orton has just hit John Cena with an RKO, but he’s so exhausted he’s unable to fully take advantage of the situation. Orton regains a little composure and crawls over in an attempt to pin the 15 time world champion… one…two…th… No! John Cena kicks out! Both superstars are still down on the mat. They …

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WWE Supercard : App Card Game

A few weeks ago, WWE released a new app game called WWE Supercard. I managed to play it a bit, and I’m impressed despite not being familiar with card games (Magic, Pokemon). Basically it’s stat based. You get a hand consisting of 4 Superstars and 1 Diva. There are different tiers of cards, for example I could have a common …

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First Mario Kart 8 DLC Available This Month

For the first time ever, Mario Kart will be getting a true downloadable add-on in the form of a Mercedes-Benz race car. In a tweet last month, @NintendoAmerica announced on twitter it would be releasing the luxury car in the US and Europe since it was successful in Japan. We’re planning to release a GLA-Class kart from @Mercedesbenz for #MK8 …

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What I Liked About LUCHA UNDERGROUND

If you’re a professional wrestling fan and you aren’t open for something new in the genre—you are absolutely NUTS! It’s been decades now that wrestling has been presented in the same way, through the same tired format decades on top of decades, and nothing much has really changed. Outside of that blip on the radar screen called the Attitude Era, everything …

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Bruce – What the !@#$% R U Doing???

I know, and understand all about the “mid-life crisis” that we as men must endure around our mid-to-late-40, 50-ish mark. I’m even pretty sure that I went through it myself. You know, you start looking back at what was, then you dwell on what is, from there you begin to ponder what will be. Some men actually lose there marbles …

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Who in Their Right Mind? Why . . . Only GENE, of Course!

Who in their right mine, would write a book which puts themselves over from start to finish, design it in comparison of the Holy Bible and so eloquently name it after the only person in the universe that matters–themselves? Take a minute . . . . you got it? YOU ARE CORRECT, SIR!!! The DEMON (pardon the pun) himself—Mr. Gene Simmons!!! In …

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Giants One Win Away as My Boy Bray Returns!

Being a San Francisco Giants fan since 1969, even supersedes the first time I caught the WWWF on UHF around 1973. The Giants are my first love going back to when I saw Juan Marichal pitch in the first game my father ever brought me to at Shea Stadium. Over the years there has certainly been much heartbreak, the fact …

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HIAC: Who Should Go on Last?

There has been much scuttlebutt over the internet this week concerning which match should go on last on Sunday Night’s WWE Hell in a Cell, John Cena vs. Randy Orton, or Seth Rollins vs. Dean Ambrose. Clearly, when you look at both matches, there is an argument for both. Currently there is NO QUESTION that the Internet Wrestling Community feels with strong compassion that …

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Getting Ready For Game 3

I had EVERY INTENTION of blogging today, but I managed to give myself a MAJOR headache by the time I was done ranting and raving on Bucket Full of Chicken Necks! I don’t understand how–and why–I do that to myself. Every time prior to starting the podcast I tell myself that I’m going to be cool, calm and collected, but it seems …

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The Origin of “Bucket Full of Chicken Necks”

As much as I LOVE to take credit for EVERYTHING, as my critics will tell you, I’m going to share something with you that might just make me lose all of my credibility . . . I DID NOT come up with the concept of “Bucket Full of Chicken Necks” on my own. Why am I sharing this with you …

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Why Can’t It Be As Simple As a Pie in the Face

Been struggling the last two days again. Don’t really understand what triggered it. But . . . something set it off. Since I made the decision to leave TNA in February of 2012, I honestly feel like I’ve been wandering like a lost dog walking up and down the highway doing his best to avoid the traffic. For a while …

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Giants R KILLING ME!!!

It is now officially 2:57 here in Colorado. Obviously I can’t sleep. It was probably around 11:15 last night as my eyelids gre heavy and finally shut during Season 2/Episode 2 of “True Tori”. I told everybody last season that Dean McDermott was the best heel on reality TV and now it’s all coming to fruition. The Giants got trounced last …

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Cardinal Rookie Sensation Oscar Taveras Tragically Dies at the Age of 22

St. Louis Cardinal outfield rookie sensation Oscar Taveras died tragically in an auto mobile accident yesterday in his homeland of the Dominican Republic yesterday at the young age of 22. The #3 prospect in all of baseball as voted on by Baseball America at the beginning of the season, lost control of his car and went of the road. His 18 …

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Giants Even Series As They Roll Into Game 5

After being shut down by the Kansas City bullpen in game four of the 2014 World Series on Friday night, the San Francisco Giant bats came back to life after a two-game layoff last night to trounce the Kansas City Royals 11-4 and even the Series at two games a piece. Down 4-1 in the bottom of the third inning, …

What Has The Six Sided Ring Done For TNA Since Its Rebirth?

Let’s go through a little history timeline! Back on April 3rd, TNA Wrestling released a video interview of the Vice President of the company, John Gaburick, that Jeremy Borash conducted. In this interview, John stated, “You will see the six sided ring back in TNA. I can promise you that. When that is is a closely guarded secret.” On June …

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Romance in Wrestling II

And Meh…..That is my first reaction to John Cena and AJ Lee’s storyline… First of I want to thank Vince Russo for having me back after my first article both made some raised eyebrows and yet got some attention towards romance in wrestling. Now what most of you don’t know is that there is a genre called wrestling romance to …

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Giants World Series Bound!!! Special VIP Offer Celebration!!!

My beloved San Francisco Giants are going back to the World Series!!! For the THIRD time in FIVE years, the Orange and Black are going back to the Fall Classic! I’d be lying to you if I told you I wasn’t in COMPLETE SHOCK!!! I never expected this from the team this year, losing Matt Cain, Angel Pagan and Mike …

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A Very Special Edition of “The Swerve”–Why I Got So Emotional Last Night. Things I’ve Never Made Public Before.

Brand This is a very special edition of “The Swerve”. I just wanted you to understand why last night was emotional to me. It was much more than a game, and I just wanted to share my thoughts and feelings with you. Peace. Vince CLICK HERE FOR DOWNLOAD...

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Video Shoot Interview w/ Michael Manna, aka Stevie Richards (Approx. 110 Mins)

The longest shoot interview thus far, but it’s worth it!!! Dancin’ Stevie Richards was an exceptional guest and hopefully you’ll enjoy it. Also, I comment for the very first time on Vince McMahon’s working relationship with Paul Heyman and ECW! Enjoy, Brand members, and thanks for your continued support! CLICK FOR AUDIO VERSION...

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WWE: Is It Time to Look at the Announce Team?

I don’t think many understand exactly what the job of a wrestling announce is. In many ways, it’s very similar to the job of the announce team you’ll find in any sport—call the action in front of you . . . real simple. However, even though similar—far from the same. In wrestling you have characters, stories and angles involved, and...

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Russo On Raw—10/27/14

Continued improvement over the past three weeks. Was Alicia Fox hotter than usual, or, was it just me? Triple H cuts a very interesting promo on perhaps things to come leading into Survivor Series. Naomi’s GOT BACK!!! CLICK HERE FOR DOWNLOAD...

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Russo Books RAW–10/27/14

After the World Series last night, I was able to watch most of the HIAC replay. After viewing it, I can go back and forth all day concerning Bray Wyatt’s return at the end of the Ambrose/Rollins match. Whereas I certainly understand why the WWE needs to give their pay-per-views a shot in the arm in a big way, I’m also...

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How I Would Book Double Mains for WWE’s HIAC

It was clear coming off of last week’s RAW, that the WWE was trying to take us down the road of Orton vs. Rollins, and they were, however, they can actually achieve this by still  getting Cena AND Ambrose over in their respected matches. If the WWE went according to this plan—it would be a win-win for everybody. As I stated Friday night...

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BFoCN (10/24/14): Robin a Girl, Bruce Nailin’ Khris’ BF, Chyna’s Still Lovable, Pee-Wee’s Comeback, Much More

It’s time for another edition of “Bucket Full of Chicken Necks”! Plenty to talk about on this week’s show. Hope you enjoy it! THIS WEEK’S TOPICS – WrestleZone.com – Dancing w/ Britney for $450,000 – Boredom blog – Kat Von D on FIRE — her shop too! – Robin a girl?!? – Chyna’s back and better than ever! – Bruce...

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The Origin of Kane and How WWE Creative Has Failed the Character Over the Years

With HIAC upcoming in three short days, it reminded me of the planning put into the first ever appearance of the Undertake’s brother, Kane, back on October 5, 1987, at the finale of the first ever SUPER-SIZED cage match. I honestly can’t believe that was SEVENTEEN YEARS AGO! For months leading up the event, Bad Blood, the story of Kane was being carefully written and crafted...

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What I Liked About LUCHA UNDERGROUND

If you’re a professional wrestling fan and you aren’t open for something new in the genre—you are absolutely NUTS! It’s been decades now that wrestling has been presented in the same way, through the same tired format decades on top of decades, and nothing much has really changed. Outside of that blip on the radar screen called the Attitude Era, everything …

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Giants One Win Away as My Boy Bray Returns!

Being a San Francisco Giants fan since 1969, even supersedes the first time I caught the WWWF on UHF around 1973. The Giants are my first love going back to when I saw Juan Marichal pitch in the first game my father ever brought me to at Shea Stadium. Over the years there has certainly been much heartbreak, the fact …

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HIAC: Who Should Go on Last?

There has been much scuttlebutt over the internet this week concerning which match should go on last on Sunday Night’s WWE Hell in a Cell, John Cena vs. Randy Orton, or Seth Rollins vs. Dean Ambrose. Clearly, when you look at both matches, there is an argument for both. Currently there is NO QUESTION that the Internet Wrestling Community feels with strong compassion that …

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Hell In A Cell 2014: Card and Predictions

This Sunday, 10/26/2014, is the WWE’s 6th annual Hell in a Cell (Or Hell in THE Cell, as Stephanie sometimes calls it) pay-per-view.  One of the fall staples along with Survivor Series and TLC, this show is built around the eponymous gimmick: a massive, oversized steel cage around the ring area.  Let’s take a look at the matches on the …

What Has The Six Sided Ring Done For TNA Since Its Rebirth?

Let’s go through a little history timeline! Back on April 3rd, TNA Wrestling released a video interview of the Vice President of the company, John Gaburick, that Jeremy Borash conducted. In this interview, John stated, “You will see the six sided ring back in TNA. I can promise you that. When that is is a closely guarded secret.” On June …

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The Origin of “Bucket Full of Chicken Necks”

As much as I LOVE to take credit for EVERYTHING, as my critics will tell you, I’m going to share something with you that might just make me lose all of my credibility . . . I DID NOT come up with the concept of “Bucket Full of Chicken Necks” on my own. Why am I sharing this with you …

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Interviewing LDN’s Managing Director Sanjay Bagga (Part 2)

HARI: Is there a particular reason you directed your wrestling shows to include younger audiences compared to say 18+ audiences? SB: You can put my show on anywhere in the country, put up a couple of thousand posters and you will draw a crowd. With an adult audience you’re focusing on a very specific audience and you can’t take it …

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