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Why I am so loved

I was recently asked by a good buddy of mine a few questions about making friends online and do I have any guidelines that I follow in regard to giving out of my information. To be honest I am just friendly by nature and I always have been. When it comes to meeting people online my feelings are as long as they are respectful of me I don't see why I can't do the same. I'm not confrontational because everyone has their own opinions and paths to take in life. To me life is a journey and not everyone's path will be the same. That doesn't make me better than anyone else and that doesn't make anyone better than me. Saying that I have found that I do have one major guideline and that has to do in regards to children. I don't friend/circle them. I have had to block a few that kept trying to contact me and my reason for that is I don't know them and I am an adult. Other than that I don't really have any guidelines per se. The only information I have online i…

First Impressions - A Link Between Worlds

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The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds - Nintendo 3DS




First Impressions

The first game I played on the Super NES was The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past. As a matter of fact it was the first game in the Zelda series I played. I poured so much time into that game that its not even funny and while Ocarina of Time will always be my favorite Zelda game; A Link to the Past will always hold a special place in my personal gaming history. So its safe to say that I am officially stoked to be playing the sequel to that classic title. At first glance you would think that it is just a high quality update of that game, but once you start playing you get a sense of familiarity along with frustration. Not the bad kind of frustration mind you, but that good frustration that comes with knowing that while you should know where everything is you realize you don't and makes the adventure feel fresh. By now most people have seen the trailer for the game and have noticed the art style. Me persona…

Anime Movie Review 2

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Fairy Tail Movie - Priestess of the Phoenix



The Movie
Just another guild job for the Fairy Tail crew. If you have kept up with this series at all then you know how a seemingly easy guild job can go wrong. That is how the movie starts off just to remind you that you are watching a Fairy Tail movie. The animation in this movie is pretty good but its obvious that it is being handled by another animation studio. Much in the same way the Inuyasha movies were handled by a different animation studio than the regular series animators. The story itself touches on some pretty heavy themes but is not brought down by those themes as there is still a good amount of that Fairy Tail style comedy. The action, which let's be honest for a moment, is what you came to see; is done very well. Even though the villains are for the most part just generic characters there to give the heroes somebody to fight, there magic is animated well and is very entertaining to see. For those that may wish to know, this…

New Nintendo Direct

New Nintendo Direct 11-13-13

So today Nintendo held another Nintendo Direct. There were a lot of good announcements but one of my favorite was the unification of the eShop and the addition of Miiverse to the 3DS. If you have a Wii U then you know about the Miiverse. I can't wait to see how the Miiverse will be utilized on the 3DS. There were some cool game announcements as well, I would go in detail but its probably better if you just watch the video.

Enjoy.

Nintendo Direct 11.13.13

Thor The Dark World

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Thor: The Dark World



The Good
The movie is action packed. It starts off with a background about what the dark world is and gives a little background on the main villain Malekeith the Dark Elf. You also get to see what Jane has been up to after the first Thor movie. The movie itself feels bigger in scope then the first one. They show a little more of Asgard as well as a couple of the other realms. Most of the cast from the first movie returns and they do reference the Avengers movie a couple of times which isn't to bad. The actors all do a great job in there respective roles in my opinion. Which brings me to Loki. Tom Hiddleston is awesome in this movie. Chris Hemsworth is good but the movie is at its best when they are on screen together. Like all of the Marvel movies, this movie mixes action and comedy well. It doesn't have as much slapstick comedy as the first one does but some characters have some good one liners. The film's villains are kind of weak but they serve there …

Public Service Announcement for the new gaming consoles

I just wanted to say a few words on the new releases coming from both Microsoft and Sony that are due out in the next two weeks. People if you have yours pre-ordered you do not have to go at midnight to pick up your purchase.  The reason I say this is because I want you to be safe out there.  If you just have to go because you have no patience, then at least take someone with you when you go.  Every time there is a new console release people get robbed or hurt by individuals who would rather take from others than get what they want the honest way. That being said I wanted to leave a few tips to make sure you stay safe.
DO NOT GO BY YOURSELF (especially if you are going to a midnight release).Park under parking lot lights or as close as possible.Park near the store or as close as possible.Be aware of your surroundings at all times.DO NOT GO BY YOURSELF!Me personally I will not be getting one of the systems at launch, so to those of you who will be purchasing one I hope you have fun with…

Call of Duty Ghosts - First Impressions

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Call of Duty Ghosts - On Wii U, Xbox 360, XBOne, PS3, PS4, & PC; version played is the Wii U version.



DISCLAIMER: Being honest I have not owned a C.o.D game since Modern Warfare 2. The last one I played was Modern Warfare 3 with my nephew so my experience is going to be different from those who play every year.



First Impressions
So at first I wasn't going to pick this game up.  It has been a while since I have picked up an FPS and I wasn't sure about this one. The reason I picked it up was basically to help the Wii U out, that and the fact that I really wanted to see what Activision could do with the system. I have to say that after playing the first hour of the campaign I am impressed. The gameplay is good, the control is tight, and you have multiple control options. One thing you need to know though is that you have to play through the first level of the campaign mode to unlock the Extinction Mode. Squad mode is open from the start of the game and I am pretty sure a lot of …

My thoughts on the Winter Soldier & Days of Future Past

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A few days ago some people asked me my opinion on two upcoming movies that are due for release next year. Here are my thoughts, enjoy.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier
I have a confession to make. I have never been a real big fan of Cap, I mean I have read the Avengers and some of their crossovers but I was never a real big fan of his growing up. That being said, a few years ago a buddy of mine let me read The Winter Soldier arc and I thought it was amazing and really well written. Fast forward a few years and we have had some very good movies from Marvel Studios. While some people didn't like the first Cap movie, I enjoyed it and I thought that they did a great job on it. Chris Evans did a fantastic job as Steve Rogers in the first movie and did a great job in Avengers as well. So when I saw the first trailer for Winter Soldier I thought to myself 'that wasn't to bad'. I think Sebestian Stan looks exactly like the character from the book and I am also glad that they …

Sonic Lost World First Impressions

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Sonic Lost World - Nintendo Wii U & 3DS



First Impressions
After spending a couple of hours with the new Sonic game a couple of things were made apparent to me.  First, this game feels like a mash up of Sonic Colors and Mario Galaxy. Second, it kind of feels like Sonic might have lost a step. Its evident from the first level that Sonic feels a little slow, Sonic's signature moves are there (the spin dash and homing attack) but to accelerate you have to hold the Zr trigger.  Simply tilting the left stick forward only puts him in a jog. Now some people may cry foul over this but in regards to the level design and gameplay it makes sense.  The levels are designed in a sort of free roaming type of way.  Levels feel big and Sonic is now able to run along side walls, up trees, etc. Sometimes the level will shift to a more 2D plane in an homage to the old Sonic Games. I find these little breaks to be fun as some of the 3D portions can take a little getting used to and its nice to have a…

The end of Battle of the Atom...Oh boy

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X-Men Event: Battle of the Atom Parts 1 -10




The Good
As an X-Man fan it was nice to see Marvel's merry mutants get an event of there very own.  The story centers around the original first class of X-Men being in the present day. As you can expect this event is heavy on the time travel and while at first it made the story confusing I actually started to understand it toward the middle of the event. This story presents a large cast of X-Men and their future/past/present counterparts. Its that interaction that I find most enjoyable as the future teams don't want to tell the past/present teams what has happened to them. Some of the characters have extreme upgrades done to them and part of the fun is not knowing what happened and their younger selves wanting to know what happened to them.


The Bad
Marvel can we please move past this whole Wolverine/Cyclops rivalry or at the very least even it up.  I am kind of tired of seeing Cyclops go to the Jean Grey school and basically treating Wol…

Just a little update

What's up peeps, I hope everybody is having a good morning, afternoon, or night.  I just wanted to give a little update on some things. First of all I will have a first impressions of Sonic Lost World up sometime today along with a video walkthrough.  I am also going to be starting a video game review cast on my youtube channel soon.  Don't worry I will still do my written reviews for your reading enjoyment. Also I am going to be getting another game capture device soon as my current one only works whenever it wants to.  If you know of any good ones please leave a comment your help is greatly appreciated. Also if you haven't had a chance to please check out the Gamers At Large cast on youtube the link will be below.  We record every Sunday with video going up normally by Monday morning. If you like the show or want to guest on it, just let me know and we will do what we can to get you on there.

Gamers At Large Episode 8