Brandon talks Dragon Ball

Hey guys.  Welcome back!  This week is a special edition of Ramblings.  So special I didn’t include Ramblings in the title, or my regular intro image.  I really need one for Ramblings columns that aren’t on video games.  Anyway, I recently finished watching the first arc of Dragon Ball Super, which I watched on Crunchyroll, and I wanted to take a look back at Dragon Ball and DBZ from my own perspective, as well as talk about the first arc of Super.  I’m certainly not Danny, aka Mr. Geekdom101 himself, but that’s what makes this interesting, isn’t it?  It’s an outsider’s take on Dragon Ball.  So here we go! More

Ramblings – PlayStation Experience

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Hey guys.  I’m back, as promised.  A few hours late, but here nonetheless, to give my thoughts on the PlayStation Experience keynote address.  There was a big focus on games, as expected.  Not much filler.  The show ran a little over an hour, but had quite a few announcements and game trailers and whatnot.  But you can get those trailers anywhere by now.  I’m here to say what I think of it all.  Let’s go! More

Ramblings – Random (11/23/2016)

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Hey guys.  Welcome back!  Sorry for the few weeks without any Ramblings.  You’d think I’d have a lot to talk about with the amount of games coming out.  Well, I’ve only had the chance to play two so far.  One of which is World of Final Fantasy, and I want to beat that before I give a full review.  The other is Dishonored 2, and that kind of fizzled out before it got started, at least for me.  So I’ll be giving brief thoughts of those, but I’ll be starting with a little Crunchyroll update.  Let’s-a Go! More

Ramblings – WCW Nitro Live

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Hey everyone!  Welcome back!  This week on Ramblings, I’m going to be doing something a bit different.  I’m going to be writing something a bit shorter than usual, but it’s going to be on a canceled video game.  A game that never was called WCW Nitro Live.  I’m going to be breaking a couple of my own rules here by using images with watermarks, as well as linking to another site’s article.  This is because, as far as I know, the article is the only preview ever written for WCW Nitro Live.  Let’s get to it. More

Ramblings – Arcade Archives

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Hey guys, welcome back!  This week on Ramblings, I’m taking a look at three entries in the Arcade Archives series on the PlayStation 4.  What is Arcade Archives?  Well, a company called Hamster has been taking old arcade games from various companies and porting them to the PS4.  Or, at the very least, emulating them with a custom emulator (likely a modified MAME).  I covered an older Arcade Archives game a while back (Super Dodge Ball), and it was pretty good.  This time around I have Contra, Double Dragon, and Double Dragon II: The Revenge for you guys.  Many of you have no doubt played the NES versions of these games, but I’m here to cover the arcade versions.  So let’s get on with it. More

Ramblings – Crunchyroll

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Hey everybody!  Welcome back!  It’s that time of the week again.  Time for me to ramble.  This week on Ramblings, I’d like to take a look at my new favorite website, Crunchyroll.  Many of you may already know of Crunchyroll, but there are probably quite a few of you out there who haven’t.  It’s a legal streaming website for anime and live-action Japanese drama, as well as some manga.  I had known about it for a couple years now, thanks to its presence in the PlayStation Store, but I never gave it a serious look until last month because I’ve never been really big into anime.  That said, how does Crunchyroll fare for an anime novice like myself? More

Ramblings – The Belmonts

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Hey guys, welcome back!  I wasn’t sure what I was going to write about this week, but then late Saturday night I decided to check out the website of The Megas.  Now, if you’re a longtime reader of my column, you know I discussed The Megas before.  They’re a group that did lyrical covers of Mega Man music.  Normally I don’t like it when people put lyrics to instrumental video game music, but The Megas did it so damn well that I just love their three major albums.  But now they’re branching out into Castlevania music with their newest album, The Belmonts.  Only three tracks are on the album, and it’s no doubt a teaser to a larger project.  So how is this new excursion of theirs?  Let’s find out. More