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Captain America – The Winter Soldier

Describe Captain America – The Winter Soldier in a word – “awesome”. In two? “Absolutely awesome”.

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The story develops at a good pace, it has great action sequences, the banter’s funny – Captain America – The Winter Soldier is a solid action movie. I must admit I don’t know much about Captain America, I know he has super strength and a near indestructible shield. But with how entertaining the movie is, the lack of that background knowledge is not a problem.

I really liked how Steve Rogers is portrayed in these movies. Honest, kind and humble; traits I think all heroes should possess. Maybe not surprising that I liked the story of the first movie then.

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I’m looking forward to the next Captain America movie and definitely will want to watch it in the cinema for the full experience this time.

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It’s official…

I’m definitely getting an Razor Atrox arcade stick for my Xbox One now that Dead or Alive 5 Last Round has been officially announced.

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I’m so buying the game again on Xbox One, but I sure hope all the characters released to date are included. If not, I’m happy to purchase the ones I haven’t already downloaded. I’m really excited that I’m going to be able to play Dead or Alive on my Xbox One. I really love the series and thought that I would only be able to play it on my 360. Gosh, I even bought an Xbox 360 for the fourth installment. So many hours was spent playing that game.

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Much to Crave for…

So since I’ve subscribed to Sky’s NowTv, I’ve had a chance to watch more movies than waiting for one to be aired on TV. This evening, I thought I’d watch a Thriller that I know nothing about. The movie “Crave” stood out for me as they have Edward Furlong in it. I think he’s an underrated actor. Anyway, I watched this movie and I regret it. I didn’t like the story and the pace was awfully slow. The worst thing is that Edward Furlong is in the movie for about 7 minutes in total! What a disappointment. I wouldn’t recommend this movie to anyone.

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Too much Titanfall…

I knew I would like this game but the longevity of it is crazy long. I’m still playing this game solidly and played so much that I’ve only got two achievements to go. Although, I think I’ve hit an obstacle; I need to be the top player for another 24 matches. Sometimes I get a good run but a lot of the time, I’m being outscored. I’ve been using cards to my advantage but when I run out of good ones, it becomes a lot harder to get the highest score… unless my team mates aren’t that good. I am looking forward to update 6 and the final DLC to be released.

There’s been many new titles since the launch of the Xbox One and they’ve all done really well and played very well.

That being said, I think I will start playing Watch Dogs again just so I experience the whole story. It’s not that I got bored of it, but Titanfall is that addictive. I’ve nearly completed 1,000 matches and that’s a lot of hours right there.

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Lucy – The movie

So I went to see the movie Lucy today and I was pretty impressed with the movie as a whole. I loved the casting, everyone’s performance was top notch – especially Scarlett Johansson who I thought was great in this movie. At first, I thought all focus will be on the action with little story development but to my pleasant surprise, it has a good balance of action and story.

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Admittedly, the story was a bit difficult for me to completely understand and there were certain parts where I needed a bit more time to digest the information so I’m going to need to watch it again. This time either on DVD or NowTV.

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Blog refresh

I’ve kept with the same look for my blog for a couple of years now and it’s time to change it.

So I’ve chosen this one. It looks clean, has a good sized featured image and a dynamic menu. Cool. Only thing is I’ve got to think about where to place all my other elements such as links and tags. In the meantime, my visitors will see the in progress. It’s not ideal but hopefully it’ll be all done and dusted in no time.

Maybe WordPress could implement like a “staging” version of your blog for when migrating to a new theme. This way, we can happily play around with how our blog looks and only roll it out to the world when we’re happy with it.

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Rise of the Tomb Raider – crybabies

Since Rise of the Tomb Raider had been revealed as an Xbox exclusive, a lot of babycries surfaced on social media. Many of which make absolutely no sense at all. Some posts that really made me think “what the fuck?!”.

A group of users claimed they refuse to purchase a copy just because it’s coming out on the Xbox first. They claim it’s bad for the consumers. Does it really affect anything other than your console/platform choice ego that Xbox fans get first dibs on the game? I really don’t get this “logic”. Does that mean that they’re boycotting Destiny? A game where PS4 owners were told they will be able to play the beta before anyone else? Surely that’s not fair also – so why didn’t these righteous idiots complain then? Oh right, it’s cause they can boast about getting their hands on the beta first. If they feel like this about one game, I wonder where they draw the line? Such as do they boycott Japanese games which come out in Japan months ahead of the western continents? Or American TV shows which typically shows a couple of hours ahead of their European counterparts? And what about cars or TVs and tablets? I get the feeling that a lot of people are justifying their Playstation purchases (or their expensive gaming pcs) by how “superior” it is to the Xbox One only to be told a high profile game such as the Tomb Raider sequel is out on Xbox One first. So childish.

Some people say say that the Tomb Raider franchise is so big that it shouldn’t be an exclusive. Well… that’s not really for us to decide but Square Enix. They can literally decide what platform to bring the game on and if we really wanted to play that game we’d have to buy that platform. Also I enjoyed BlazBlue but the final installment was never released on any of the Xbox’s but I don’t hear anyone claiming foul play here. Also, what about when the Tomb Raider in the past which only came out on the PS1? The first game came out on both the Sega Saturn and PS1, but then Sony made a deal with Eidos Interactive (from memory they owned the franchise then?) to prevent them from releasing the game on their rivals. What about Onimusha on the original Xbox and PS2? A Capcom hack and slash which came out on both systems but all it’s sequels only appeared on Sony’s machine. How about Bayonetta? None of these caused the crap spewing out of these kids mouths because it benefited from these. I don’t see a problem with a console doing this to make it’s product stand out more.

What about DLC? DLC provides extra experience of the game, yet there are games with PS exclusive content denying others of these experiences. So why are they ok with this? Some say because one is a complete game and the other is just DLC. It doesn’t matter, both content costs money so they should be treated the same.

These crybabies on social media create imaginary rules to benefit themselves, or the illusion of them benefiting from Sony making money, and aren’t really thinking about the real world. This is a business they’re talking about, if it fits the business goals then they will do it. Stop crying, if you want to play Rise of the Tomb Raider first then buy an Xbox One like I have to buy a PS3 for BlazBlue Chronophantasma. Kids should be banned from social media.