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Entertainment

My most anticipated movies of 2022

I am not a big moviegoer or tv person; never have been, even as a kid. Before I met my husband, I had ONE tv show that I watched religiously; and even then, it took me four years after the show ended to finish the series. However, my husband and a good friend of his goes to the theater once or twice a month to see a featured new release, and I have found myself tagging along occasionally in the past months. Candyman (meh), Halloween Kills (awful), Scream (loved it), and The Batman (amazing!) to name a few. I always love watching the previews, and there were definitely a few that stood out. I have no overall genre that I am a diehard for, I just like what I like. In no particular order, these are the handful of theater releases I am actually looking forward to seeing in 2022 (apologies in advance to my hubby for crashing guys night):

The Black Phone (Blumhouse Productions, June 2022)– Based on a short story from Joe Hill’s anthology 20th Century Ghosts, this supernatural thriller follows a 13-year-old boy (Mason Thames) after being abducted and held captive by a child killer … Read More

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Gaming

Andrew’s Angles – Are Games Becoming Too Bloated? – A Completionist’s Perspective

I believe it was around Christmas 2020 that I had my first experience of feeling that perhaps some games are becoming behemoths of content – the culprit? Putting 135 hours into Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, and deciding that enough was enough after a particular challenging standing stones side activity.

Now, don’t get me wrong – I am a fan of games with lengthy campaigns and enjoyable side content, but in recent times, I have noticed more and more titles where I’ve thrown in the towel after completing the main narrative. My issue with this – it’s at odds with my completionist nature. I’m not going to pretend that I’m some sort of person who needs to get a Platinum in every game I play before I’m ready to move on to the next one – you’re not going to see me get all relics in the Crash Bandicoot series. You’re not going to see me get everything unlocked in online games. I’m not going to play every game on the hardest difficulty. But I am one of those people that does get a sense of satisfaction of getting all boxes ticked, checklists completed, all collectables, well…collected.

I know that this … Read More

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Gaming

3 Reasons to play Stardew Valley if you still haven’t yet

It’s cute, fun, full of depth   –   and if you like the old Harvest Moon games, you’ll love Stardew Valley!

 

 

You’ve inherited your grandfather’s old farm plot in Stardew Valley.  Armed with hand-me-down tools and a few coins, you set out to begin your new life.  Can you learn to live off the land and turn these overgrown fields into a thriving home?  It won’t be easy.  Ever since Joja Corporation came to town, the old ways of life have all but disappeared.  The community center, once the town’s most vibrant hub of activity, now lies in shambles.  But the valley seems full of opportunity.  With a little dedication, you might just be the one to restore Stardew Valley to greatness!

 

– “About.” Stardew Valley, ConcernedApe, www.stardewvalley.net

 

Since it’s launch on PC back in 2016, this simple-looking farm simulator RPG has been winning over audiences with its charm. Praise for the music, characters, and the relaxing qualities of Stardew Valley’s gameplay soon led to its development into a multi-platform game with more than 15 million copies sold by last year (2021). To date, I’ve spent hundreds of hours working through the storyline quests, researching and … Read More

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Pop Culture

Something old, Something New… Part 1

Cobra Kai, Masters of the Universe: Revelation, Saved By The Bell, and shit… there’s even a Chucky Tv series right now that I highly recommend. These shows came back recently and they are HOT. Ok, maybe SBTB isn’t as hot as the others, but I accidentally binged the first season last weekend on a curiosity watch. Are these rehashings of our favorite nostalgia-laced memories worth the watch?  Hell yes, they are!  Join me while I talk about the shows that once were and currently are.

First off, I love the Karate Kid movies, all 3 of them, because there are only 3 of them and I’ll fight anyone that says otherwise. I will acknowledge the “reboot” for one sentence only by stating that no jimmies would have been ruffled by anyone if they called it the Kung-Fu Kid because that’s what they practiced.  Now back to the good part, Cobra Kai takes an age-old argument and runs with it. Johnny Lawrence was “not” the bad guy and Daniel was kind of a bully, but the real baddie was Kreese, John Kreese. If you’ve seen the show, it was so good that Netflix had to buy it from another streaming service … Read More

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Conventions Reviews

Pros & Cons: Louisville Arcade Expo 2022

Yes, it’s that time of year once again, that time to walk around the halls of another expo and enjoy some amazing arcade games, video game consoles and what I look the most forward to, pinball. It’s time to kick off the 2022 convention and expo season with Louisville Arcade Expo. It’s been since 2020 that the Louisville Arcade Expo has happened which means attendees such as myself have long awaited for the opportunity to get our hands on the things we enjoy, the things that remind us of our childhood such as the sounds of a pinball hitting bumpers or watching as four random strangers together play a song on Rock Band.

I was curious to see if this year would be different and after being able to plan for two years this time, what LAX would have to offer and boy was I not at all disappointed. Upon arrival, I was welcomed by convention owner Corey as he helped me receive my passes for the weekend and I was able to get my hands on some great LAX apparel then it was time to walk into the show floor and the layout is exactly what I expected. A … Read More