Nintendo Before NX

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The Nintendo Wii U does not need saving. I know many people believe this is false, and it is an accurately far-gone conclusion. However, like the Nintendo Wii before, it is possible to finish the console’s life cycle with hits that send the Nintendo Wii U off with a bang, and ignite the success to come with the secret Nintendo NX. The key is a strong story and including the details necessary to insure Nintendo users of a bright future.

1 Afterburner – The Nintendo Wii only had games like World War 2 Aces, Disney Planes, and Tom Clancy’s Hawx. However, if you outfit Nintendo’s system with a game the straddles between arcade serious, and fun simulation, Nintendo can give the Nintendo Wii U the flight game it deserves. The important thing is to establish a heavy, online combat with cooperative play and competitive.

2 Disney’s The BFG – You only need to play games like Hook, for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System to expect such a title. Disney’s The BFG, with a strong soundtrack in place, graphics in tow, and a great story, can give the Nintendo Wii U the game it needs. If Steven Spielberg can develop a story, for Nintendo’s console only, and use all aspects of the Nintendo Wii U can give the Nintendo Wii U console the heart-filled game it has desires.

3 Street Fighter 5– It does not have to be specific or different. If Nintendo can bring Street Fighter 5, as is, and maximize Nintendo’s console power it sends a message. It is currently exclusive to the Sony Playstation 4, and the personal computer. Nintendo talk to Capcom. Get Sony to bend a little. Bring Street Fighter 5 home where it belongs.

4 A Multiplayer Local/Online Action Adventure Title– Think X-men, a title like Halo online multiplayer, or Spyborgs. Spyborgs, on the Nintendo Wii, did not have enough action. X-men and Halo have just the right amount. If Nintendo can make a deal with some company and effectively create a 16-player action adventure title for on, or offline play. The Nintendo Wii U will have fulfilled some wishes. I am thinking reintroduce a title like the Grinder, by High Voltage Software, with multiple players, a solid story, great visuals, and lots of action.

5 Turok Dinosaur Hunter – I understand this game is being remade. Bring the Nintendo Wii U, this title. Add 8-player local support, or online and add a grappling aspect to the title. Nintendo can create a game that has solid first person strengths and add a grappling feature to battle the dinosaurs face-to-face.
6 Red Dead Revolver 2- Rockstar’s title never graced a Nintendo system. In fact, none of the heavier Rockstar games made it to a Nintendo system. If Nintendo could find a way to bring this game, in all its glory, with every detail in place, the Nintendo WIi U’s sunset would be much brighter.

7 Halo/Killzone game– Nintendo needs their own flagship, first person, action game. Nintendo can give it the story and the Nintendo Wii U can provide the jumping point. It must have the details, carry the guns, and detail a tale that immerses gamers. Nintendo can also create downloadable content that can give players levels and excessive game play beyond just the first play through.

Star Wars: Twice Excited

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I’d seen Star Wars, The Force Awakens, two different times. It took me a long time to consider how I felt about it. The film was not by George Lucas. No matter how much I tried to see it, it was a very different movie. It had some great shots, nice computer graphic work, strong alien concepts, diverse worlds, and a solid story. The characters in this movie, whether it was Rey, Daisy Ridley, Finn, John Boyega, or Kylo Ren, Adam Driver, were strong. You immediately understood the balance of Rey in the film. John Boyega’s character, for me, was someone to watch for in the films going forward. I loved the split within Adam Driver’s character. How could I forget Poe Dameron’s, Oscar Isaac’s, purpose in the story?

 

In the end, I hope these writers create arcs for all of these characters that are uplifting, but can and will pull the rug from under everyone’s feet. I enjoyed how the film felt very much like after the war. It was very much like after a World War, if it were in space. Though many compared the film to Star Wars, Episode 4, this film used the similar backdrop very well and established a different way in this universe. The surprise in the film seemed obvious when it arrived. When” it” happened, it was sad. The characters’ reactions were even better. There could be some solid foreshadowing because of it.

 

I loved the light saber fight scene, at the end, but wondered about one element in part of that scene. One character was not what they seemed. However, it begged a question. The definition of light saber, highlighted in Wikipedia, defined it as a weapon used by Jedi and Sith, who are skilled, and use it for combat and defense. A major character handled one, but I wondered what their part was going to be in this film series. It might not be anything. Different rules are could be applied in this universe. However, it would be cool if something more could be made of the character. Star Wars, The Force Awakens, is solid. It just needed to be solid.

Dogtown Introduces You To The Necessary

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by W1totalk
All rights belong to Dogtown, of Colmar, Pennsylvania, 2014

I will try not to advertise. It’s easy to just pick a companion. You share a lifetime, theirs, and yours, and only really want a few things. You want a reliable buddy, want a place that knows dogs, a place to get your new, best friend, reliable information on the buddy, the food, and toys they enjoy, and in this case cats too. Dogtown is bigger. If you didn’t know before, it is the one place to take your dog, safely to be taken care of, over vacation, trips, etc. 

You get a place that offers a premium grade of grooming. This is also the home of its own store, at 252 Bethlehem Pike. They have merchandise, cleaning products, food, toys, and information, on all adoptions, along with a lovely fragrance. Did I mention this is a place to get rescue dogs? You can also get cats, as of recently, but through another organization.

I forgot if you just want to walk dogs, or play with cats, on the weekend, or weekday, that need a little attention, it’s a perfect spot. It’s a great place to check out, and is a safe place to understand your current, or new companion, just a little better.

I enjoy their service, every so often, in the form of hanging with rescue, or daycare dogs. They enjoy walks. It means just getting slobber on your face. There are guys, and gals, of all shapes and sizes. There are opportunities to help.  You have many things you can do to help at Dogtown, if you ask. It all helps to make a dog’s, cat’s, or person’s lifetime that much better. Ask Jennifer Joseph, or any of the staff. Visit Dogtown. Stay for puppy slobber, the right dog essentials, or help where you can. It’s always a good choice for good, and new, companions, yet to come.

Destroy History Philadelphia Squads

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by Lpdrew(talk) – Jeff_Garcia_warms_up_to_pass.jpg

It is great to be a Philadelphia Eagles fan, but it comes at a cost. The 2014 season is here. The Eagles have one win under their belt. It seems like it is going to take a bigger effort for the team to get where it needs to go. They must remain calm, potent, and unassuming throughout the whole ride, and every ride.

In a town where baseball suffers, the Flyers are unsure, and the Sixers get valid pieces, the Philadelphia Eagles get to overcome a reality. They are the current focus. It is not something the Philadelphia Union gets to write. You look at the Union and they are writing that history for a team in the future. Congratulations on getting in the playoffs. The other teams must overcome past history.

Every team should try to, in every city. You break the past and you write your own future. If the Phillies, combine old players, and new additives, or add the right new players and win two World Series, consecutively, they do better than the teams before them. They rewrite success in the town, for the particular sport. The same for the Sixers, get that right mix of players and win, and Flyers, keep mixing lineups and push to that cup.

You hope the Eagles mix, have fun and push for perfection, but never get too full of gusto. You hope they see themselves there, with a relentless, guiltless, domination.  Get that championship. Fill Broad Street and Frankford Avenue with jade exhilaration. Now you have to do it again, unconsciously. Open up the emotional well, the troubles, and strife when it is time to retire, to leave, or when a trade comes up. You, as fans, can only hope the team keeps it together, knows every opposing team is just another set of guys, no matter how dynamic, and can be beaten.

I see outside of Philly, a rival, the Washington Nationals, in baseball, has to overcome a history before them, in the Montreal Expos. They had decent teams, in the past, but had a history of bad squads. Fans have to believe once they see past this; the Nationals will write some new history. Monday Night, the Eagles write an undeniable, unstoppable history. Shift onward, repeat, beat the past, repeat, move forward, and do not stop. Go Eagles!

What Does It Mean To Be Number One?

 

by joshuak8  (from Chrishmt0423 on  Flickr: NBA: Indiana Pacers at Charlotte Bobcats)
by joshuak8
(from Chrishmt0423 on Flickr: NBA: Indiana Pacers at Charlotte Bobcats)

I look at the Indiana Pacers, of 2014. They have the number one seed and came into the National Basketball League playoffs with the intention of dethroning the Miami Heat. They could have been the team that will win the NBA championship this year.

Here we are one game away from the Indiana Pacer’s elimination. In the end, they can pull the greatest upset and could dethrone the Miami Heat but history says they will lose, on 5/28/2014, or soon after. Why is this important?

In 2002, the Philadelphia Eagles played valiantly against an up and coming Saint Louis Rams team, in a great introductory playoff game but lost 29-24. The next year, the Eagles were the team make that next step and move toward the illusive Super Bowl Championship. In a playoff game at home, in 2003, in the last game at Veterans’ Stadium, the Philadelphia Eagles threw away their opportunity to get to the Super Bowl.

They closed the door on so much history from Veteran Stadium’s past. They threw away an opportunity for the Eagles to make an unprecedented return to the Super Bowl, against a former Super Bowl rival, the Oakland Raiders. The Eagles, in 2004 finally get to the Super Bowl but lose. The team only sniffed at Super Bowl opportunities afterwards, with the last, being in 2008. Why is this important?

The Philadelphia Eagles, from 2002-2008, gave the Philadelphia Eagles the best opportunities in years to get a Super Bowl, and possibly become a dynasty. After it all, All Philadelphia fans, and their teams, have are memories. There is hope Chip Kelly’s Philadelphia Eagles will get their Super Bowl championship.

The Indiana Pacers are solid, but the question is why is this not showing up at the court? What was the point of getting the number one seed? Do they want to be like the most recent Atlanta Falcons? The Atlanta Falcons are a team that contends and looks like “the team to beat”, but they fall, or fail, annually, as a quality contender.

The Indiana Pacers can be a paper contender. They can pretend they will be a threat in the playoffs, annually, or step up and scare Miami. They can decide to fall, but fall like a champion, with next year being the year they put a stamp on the league. They can even decide it is time to shock the world and beat Miami, from here on out. They cannot just simply bow down in any of the remaining games, unless you just want a bunch of memories, for years to come.

I Love Sports Will

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by User Googie Man on en.wikipedia

 The National Basketball Association’s playoffs are great. They pit players that will their wants, against one another to prove who the best is. In my personal opinion, I believe a team, not the Miami Heat, can win the seat as the best team in the association. This team will face a challenge; they will hit a limit, and see, within their system and skill, a way to clutch that championship.

I love Philadelphia sports. The city’s professional sports teams exist in a tough climate, with pressure from the fans and the media. The five sports teams, in baseball, American football, basketball, hockey and football, or soccer, all must produce championship teams, annually. It has been a while since these teams have won. The Philadelphia Phillies got it in 2008. The team pushed their way into the championship. They got a parade. They won the fan and media praise.

It seems like that one championship, while fun, was not enough for a tough city. Six years later, the five of these teams will again push to get a championship in 2014. The reality is a championship will come if all the components of the team fit. The teams will succeed if they have durability, power, great skill, and more passion than the other teams in their leagues. Every Philadelphia sports team will have to outwork their opponents. From the first game to the final championship game of the season, the team that wills a win will get it. It can be done, but the passion has to be there.

Watch a documentary, We Could Be King. You get to see how a high school, Martin Luther King High School in Philadelphia, takes players from another closed school, a hated rival in Germantown High School, and creates a culture that breeds not only a powerful championship football team, but a Mecca for academic success, through the hard times. It makes you wonder what the professional teams can do to one up this success.

It is not an intramural contest. However, it is a question. Can these professional teams get to a certain plateau under their own dire circumstances?

The reality is King High School saw the chance to get a championship and took it under dire circumstances. What can the professional sports teams do to best the teams and players, from their team’s past, for seasons to come? How can players within their organizations push their organizations to make the right decisions for their teams and make a championship the only reality, every year?

It is going to take a different kind of motivation, clearly. I suggest the teams make a pact with one another. I also suggest the teams make a bet with the city’s media.

They can bet the two teams that win a championship in the same season, in the next five years, can determine, for six months after the championships, what the Philadelphia media prints, says, or does in Philadelphia sports media. Philadelphia’s media are as tough, if not tougher than its fans. Their directive is clear. They get the facts and apply the pressure necessary to create a culture for the Philadelphia sports teams to understand they must win it all or lose, while everything else is unacceptable. The teams that will get championships in the next year, or a few years, can disarm this media.

I believe this could be good for the city. It could be good for the sport teams. This can help create a culture where building champions can become a common theme in Philadelphia.

 

Seth MacFarlane Indicates A Great Many Things

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Walk Of Fame Star by Neelix

I get to listen to a program on Philadelphia’s WIP, 94.1. On the program, at six at night on weekdays, a personality, Josh Innis, who proclaims himself the King of Morons and Derelicts, talks about Philadelphia sports , but also adds a new flavor, and sometimes fun, to Philadelphia sports talk. He goes into his usual talk about sports, but mixes in his experiences, thus far, in Philadelphia. He goes into an experience where he listens to another Philadelphia station, known for Hip-hop, and Rhythm and Blues, and how they abuse a horn sound effect for the benefit of the listener; really, it is just as lame as their selection of repetitive music.

The bit brought something out of me. It is something that bothered me for a while. I like Josh as a radio host, and hope he stays in Philadelphia, but is more careful of the audience in this diverse city. Josh provides not only an expanse knowledge of sports in this town, but also a perspective based on his personal experiences. While it may be common for him to talk about a horn sound from another radio station, in some other city, in another part of Philadelphia, people just do not care. If you tell people about it, they will hold a bias against it, and you.

The article’s title starts with the name Seth MacFarlane. I truly like the work MacFarlane tries to do, at times. In some cases, in his work, he highlights hilarious topics. The content also takes a turn for the worst. The show Family Guy is a dumb, but fun, program. Family Guy delivers both content that is taboo, funny and topical, but with an opinion. The Cleveland Show is wrong on all levels. It is also part of an opinion. In both Innis and MacFarlane, I think what I am trying to say, those with an opinion, and given a media voice, deliver their content in the way they feel is best.

Sometimes, though, when they deliver that opinion, it is just their opinion, but the platform they deliver it on could, and should, be a place to deliver their content with kid gloves. I think kid glove is an understatement. The more extreme of kid gloves is what you can use to deliver your good news. It is not right. It should not be but it is. Any other way puts you in a place for criticism, threats, etc. I recall the movie Django Unchained. I will not watch the movie. It can be said Django Unchained and 12 Years A Slave counterbalance one another.

I just believe, though, an African American director should deliver a African American action hero, in oppression, in their opinion, to the silver screen in the same light as Django Unchained. If it has been done, it has not been done with the same glory found in Quentin Tarantino’s films. When that happens, I can watch Django Unchained and feel good about it.

If Tarantino, is left to deliver the film, in his opinion, it is just his opinion, on topics, and experiences he knows, from his perspective, a magnified, personal, perspective. But, it gets the same press as any other box office action film, which will be what remains in the mind of the viewer. A more wholesome, magnified, opinion, from various perspectives, that speaks to all sides of a greater topic, in any media, would be better.

Seth MacFarlane plans a film for this summer, A Millions Ways to Die in the West. In the comedic western, where the main character fears the West but learns to change, his ways, in the end, the film takes, or took, risks in the content it presents.

In the film’s exclusive screening, on December 20, 2013, a shooting gallery, with slaves, exists in the film, whether it be in the theater, part of some of the film’s extras for Blu-Ray, DVD, or on the cutting room floor. This scene could be in the movie because there are no African Americans in the film. This can be taken, as someone’s attempt to highlight what he, or she, thinks is funny. It is an opinion, of a greater topic, in a film from only one perspective.

In the end, it is the creator’s right to choose what they put in their media, that is either their radio show, television program or film, but the hope is a more wholesome opinion, on greater topics, gets presented.

Before there was The Grandmaster, a film supported by Martin Scorsese, but directed by Wong Kar Wai, there was a movie called Ip Man, directed by Wilson Yip. While both films talk about Yip Man, they present it in different ways.