Walking Dead: Triggerfinger- Recap

Spoiler Alert. Spoiler Alert! #Spoiler Alert – You’ve been warned, spoilers lie ahead, so don’t come crying to me because I don’t want to hear it. Welcome back folks! I’m sure you remember last episode when I said I would be catching up on the previous season via le Netflix? Yeeeeeah, that didn’t quite happen. In spite of my lack of follow through, I’ve still managed to somewhat grasp an understanding of what’s going on in the land of The Walking Dead.

Still No Love For The FGC? The beat grows on

I wake up every morning for work the same way. Get up at 5am, throw my uni’s in the dryer to iron out the wrinkles, make mah coffee and then Prometheus picks me up. We start our work week every Thursday, the only day austin360 gets published in the Statesman. Most Thursday’s, the front cover of austin360 highlights a new eatery or the next great band that you’ll never hear about again (Spoon much?). Today though, I find a huge image of none other than… Paul Phoenix? Yes, the rugged, Vanilla Ice, hightop fade wearing, mu’fugga is throwing a punch my way and posted just below; our favorite Chinese heroine to ever trailblaze the hairbun look, Chun-Li. Needless to say, I got hype as immediately as Ricardo Montalban gets stiff….there’s a double entendre hidden somewhere in there. Now, if you don’t know by now, most of my rants are hardly anything positive, especially when it comes to places of business; and a reason why I stopped posting reviews on Yelp. I’ll try not to be too harsh, but you know what’s coming.

Ronda Rousey Clinches Strikeforce Gold

It may be a bit difficult to make weight with that extra 12lbs of gold!…And the new Strikeforce Bantamweight champion of the world. Rowdy, Ronda, Rousey! I don’t even know where to start with this fight. I loved every moment of it. Not just because Ronda wore very flattering shorts but because she put an absolute clinic on Miesha Tate which should silence any naysayers; it wont because haters gon’ hate. Regardless, Ronda added yet another limb to her already impressive collection of arms, which she keeps adjacent to her chamber of broken dreams. Hell, even before the fight I was absolutely hyped up from the weigh-ins. Tate attempted to put her “mug” on Ronda’s forehead and Ronda was having NONE of it and pushed Miesha back with her forehead. Onlookers claim that Miesha looked like she was going to cry after Ronda snatched Tate’s proverbial balls; I can’t confirm or deny if she did, in fact, look like she was going to cry. What I can confirm is that Ronda absolutely punked Tate and she looked absolutely ferocious doing so. I mean, I’ve seen plenty of guys mean mug one another but goddamn, did Ronda look scary! Which, I’m…

Walking Dead: Nebraska – Recap

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How my Soul Calibur V Review Turned into Best Buy’s Crappy Pre-Order Service.

  Sorry for the lack of content lately.  Prometheus and myself have been moving and even though he’s all nice and cozy, I had a lot of work to do (with no help!).  So I’m finding little bits of time here and there to bring you this review, or part of it(actually none of it).  You see, with the little time I have to write this review, I have even less time to play it; maybe close to 4 hours worth between two days(and a month passed since Day 1 release).  But enough about that!  First off, I’d like to explain the creative pre-ordering process that the ad wizards at Best Buy have laid out before us. I walked in to Best Buy late Monday evening, the day before Soul Calibur V released, to pre-order it.  Why Best Buy, you ask?  The only reason I had pre-ordered from Best Buy, as opposed to Amazon or Game Stop, was because I get the Dampierre character unlock against a fucking cheaply made, Ivy Valentine bobble head.  As much as I adore Ivy, it’s a “meh,” a big fat MEH! It was the completionist in me that wanted to own this stupid character…

Ronda Rousey vs Miesha Tate: Breakdown! Women’s Mixed Martial Arts

We’re only a week away from what is easily the most anticipated bout in Women’s Mixed Martial Arts history since Gina Carano and Cris Cyborg set ratings records with their back and forth war back on August 15, 2009. As I whisper sweet nothings in your ear… Since then, Cris Cyborg has absolutely stream rolled her last three opponents only to be suspended for a year for testing positive for steroids. Thus ruling her most recent victory over former dominatrix Hiroko Yamanaka a no-contest. On a side note, is anyone else drinking in the irony of a former dominatrix being on the receiving end of an ass whipping?

Seriously Capcom? Fuck You!

  For years, I’ve held the belief that Capcom hates its fighting game fans. But now that I’m older and more mature (lulz!), I realize that it’s not hate that they have for us, but a lack of respect. I realize that Capcom is not some sort of sentient entity. No, it’s made of a collective of assholes; from Yoshinori Ono to Seth Killian. That said, I must give credit where credit is due and those two should get props for reviving both the numbered Street Fighter series as well as the Marvel vs Capcom franchise. Bravo! Shouldn’t she have graduated by now? Oh? She’s on the ten year plan. Instead of drawing entirely from the games that came before them, they instead created the sequels in their own image. Fair enough, it’s been 10+ years since the release of Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike and Marvel vs Capcom 2 so I can’t gripe too much about making changes to the series. Of course in typical Capcom fashion, the releases of SFIV and MVC3 weren’t just one and done; subsequent revisions of both series came down the pike. With the release of SFIV: Arcade Edition, some love was finally shown…

A Lesson in Badassry

There’s an ancient Tibetan philosophy which states, “Don’t start none, won’t be none.” While this should be a guiding principle for everyone, there are those who have to learn the hard way that their actions often have excruciatingly painful consequences.