Fire Pro Wrestling World

For all of the numerous wrestling games I’ve played in my time, this is only the second title in the Fire Pro series I’ve ever put any real time into. There is an interesting history with the release of the games that follows the ebb and flow of actual professional wrestling, but the series has been gone for some time, especially since everyone wants to forget that entry on the Xbox 360 exists (only played it briefly, I swear). Years after the return though, once crowds had grown quiet and the smell of sweat had left the arenas, it was time to bring a beloved franchise into the new world (order).

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Wilds’ War Cry – Badass to Big Evil

One of wrestling’s greats went through quite the interesting mid-career crisis when he traded in the coffin for a chopper and his robes of darkness turned into a shirt that boasted the corny moniker of “Big Evil.” The man who is rarely referred to as Mark Calaway put a lot of work in as a company man and turned what sounded like a horrible gimmick on paper into gold as The Undertaker, so when it came time to mix things up a little and tweak the character, it was something he had earned, but not everyone felt it was a wise decision. Now with his epic career seemingly at an end, aside from a few key events, this time period may be remembered as the most controversial part of an otherwise legendary journey. Looking back over this part of history though, it’s time to try and figure out what worked, what didn’t, and maybe see the reasons, or just who to blame.

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Incredible Crash Dummies

This is one of those games that I remember seeing at Blockbuster as a kid for rental. I never tried it then, but the subject matter alone left enough of an impression that I remembered it years later and wondered: how did that get a game? Sure, that’s a thought I have often, but this one stood out for some reason. For many, this will strike some memories of the old PSAs (Public Service Announcement) that proclaimed, “You could learn a lot from a dummy. Buckle your safety belt.”

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XField Paintball 3

Often when I’m given a code for a video game to review I begin by researching the title before I download and play anything, especially if it is something I’ve never heard of.

XField Paintball 3 was a bit of a mouthful for sure and I had to pause and wonder if I had ever played a paintball video game before that wasn’t that one mode in Goldeneye 007, but pulling up the website I saw something that looked quite sleek and had a trailer featuring music that got me really pumped to shoot at people and probably be eliminated a lot.

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Spider-Man: Homecoming Review: Web of Memories

I’ve been a huge Spider-Man fan since I was young, from the comics, cartoons, and toys, I was hooked on the Web-Head and wanted more of his adventures, so the movies are always a true delight for me. Yes, I know that Spider-Man 2 is great, that first one is truly memorable for me even if it is cheesy, and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 really did try, but the rest are usually seen as some of the worst comic book films have to offer. I’m honestly one more Spider-Man 3 argument away from going full emo Parker myself though. Even the bad ones captured my attention. I went into each of these films with a certain level of excitement, fueled by nostalgia and by the countless pages I had read of a hero that will always be one of my favorites—even post-One More Day—but I tried so hard not to get my hopes up for this new one. Then his role in Captain America: Civil Warhappened and some successful trailers made my hop rise. I was stoked to see a new breath potentially given to the Wall-Crawler and ready for one more great adventure.

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Retro Review: Crash Bandicoot: Warped

After I spent way too much time researching what a bandicoot actually was, and since I did play the first one as a kid as well as a bit of Crash Team Racing in college, I figured it best to pick something else. So, without comparing it too much to the other games, it’s time to review the third installment of this weird series from Naughty Dog—Crash Bandicoot: Warped.

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Five Reasons the X Division Makes Impact Worth Watching

With its new ownership, Impact Wrestling has placed a renewed emphasis on the X Division. Originally conceived as TNA’s equivalent to WCW’s show-stealing cruiserweights, but without a weight limit, the X Division has provided Impact with many highlights throughout its history, even as the promotion often let it languish. With the new regime’s increased focus, though, it’s as good a time as any to talk up one of the company’s shining spots and underline a few solid reasons why this group of risk-takers is truly worth being checked out by all fans new and old.

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