Monday, November 20, 2017

Let's Play Minecraft: Episode 1 Great Pyramiding

Here is a link to my first Minecraft Let's Play Video.

Youtube Videos

Well I decided to start recording video of my playing video games. Microsoft has their own Twitch called Mixer which not only lets me live stream while I play but also converts it to video which makes it very easy for me to upload my videos.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Brutal Shredder Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Action Figure Review

This is my review of Brutal Shredder from the currently TMNT action figure line. He had been on my list as one of the figures that I wanted to get. I was in the store the other day and they had just put out a new case of Turtles figures so after a few minutes of digging I found Shredder and adopted him into my action figure family.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

RedBox Woes

So I wake up today with a free RedBox video game rental so I head out and get a copy of Call Of Duty WW2 for the Xbox One.

Friday, November 10, 2017

A Veterans Day Tribute To My Grandfather

Both of my grandfathers served during World War II but this post will be about my mother's father. As I've mentioned before my mom is currently fighting cancer and because of this she's been going through all her possessions and giving them to members of our family even though she hasn't been given a death sentence from her doctors. One item she pulled out was her father's army uniform so I decided to write about his service.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Monday, October 30, 2017

Let's Play Minecraft On Xbox Episode 20

Hello and welcome to Episode 20 of my Let's Play Minecraft on Xbox series. This episode is the last Episode before the Minecraft 2.0 "Better Together " update. As always I'll be working on the "Great Pyramid" which gets closer to completion as each day goes by.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

World Series Baseball (Sega Genesis) Review

Well, the 2017 World Series is underway so I felt that it was a perfect time to pull out World Series Baseball.

World Series Baseball is a game by BlueSky Software and published by Sega for the Sega Genesis in 1994. This is the first baseball game I ever played that had the camera behind home just like how the batter sees the ball. I remember my brother and I would rent it every chance we got because compared to the over the top perspective most other baseball games had at the time World Series Baseball made us feel like we were at bat and not just playing a video game but does it hold up today?? Click below to find out.

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Cubs Lose Chance For Consecutive World Series Runs

Well, the Chicago Cubs 2017 campaign has come to an end, as well as the New York Yankees, leaving the Houston Astros vs the Los Angeles Dodgers. This is the first World Series the Dodgers have been in since 1988 with the memorable walk-off home run in the bottom of the ninth by Kirk Gibson (I replayed the 1988 World Series in Strat-O-Matic so check that out if you're interested.)

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Gone Home Console Edition (Xbox One) Review

Gone Home is a first person adventure game that was developed and published by The Fullbright Company and was released in August 2013 for Windows PC, OS X, and Linux and was later ported to the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 in January 2016. This game was released as part of Microsofts's Games With Gold for free in October 2017.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Minecraft 2.0 "Better Together" Update (Xbox One) Review

Microsoft has released a brand new version of Minecraft for the Xbox One, mobile, virtual reality, and Windows 10. This new version has lots of new content and fixes to the game but the biggest change is that the platforms that I listed above will be able to play on the same servers across all the platforms. This review is about the single player game and doesn't talk about Realms or servers as I haven't played them yet.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Mastermind Baxter Fly Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Action Figure

Mastermind Baxter Fly is an action figure from the Tales Of The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles line released in 2015. This is an update of the original figure which contains a different paint job and the updated Tales Of The TMNT packaging.

Friday, September 29, 2017

Abby Yates Ghostbusters (2016) Action Figure Review

The 2016 Ghostbusters movie has come and gone. I did not like the movie and I'm a man but my wife is a woman and did not like it as well and she's a die-hard fan of the original movie. Sony took some quotes from a few idiots on YouTube and turned it into a huge deal when there really wasn't one. The Ghostbuster being women didn't bother me at all as long as it was funny and except for a few jokes, this movie wasn't funny.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Forza 5 Top Gear Test Track Lap Times

Forza 5 is one of the Xbox Games With Gold titles for September 2017 and since I haven't played it yet I gave it a whirl. My complete review will be coming soon but I wanted to post some of my times around the Top Gear track and compare it to what the Stig's times were.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Air-Sea Battle (Atari 2600) Review

Air-Sea Battle is a game by Atari and was a launch title for the Atari 2600 in 1977. This game was also sold by Sears under the name TargetFun for the Sears Tele-Games console which was just an Atari 2600 sold by Sears.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Michelangelo Jokester & Hard-Hitting Nunchuk Hero Review

Today I'm reviewing the re release of Michelangelo from the popular Playmates toy line. Overall I have to say I'm pretty happy with him and this updated version. If you love TMNT or toys than continue reading!!

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Mega Construx Heroes He-Man Masters Of The Universe Review

The other day I was at the store buying school days for my daughter, the same day I found Mutant XL Donatello, and my wife spotted these new Masters Of The Universe toys. I've been a big fan of Masters Of The Universe since I was a kid so He-Man and Skeletor came home with me.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

VETTE! (PC) Review

VETTE! is an open world racing game by Sphere and published by Spectrum Holobyte in 1989 for MS-DOS and later on the Apple Macintosh. In this game, you race your Corvette against opponents in other super cars.

I love cars. Every job I've ever had involved cars in one way or another. I've driven Ferrari's, Bentley's, Aston Martins and everything in between. When I found a Delorean for sale near me I went to the bank to secure financing to buy it but I was too slow. I've looked around for a Yugo but I live in the North East and the winters have rotted away all of them around me. Except for the very first car I bought which needed a mechanic to fix some suspension parts for the safety inspection, I've done all mechanical issues that have come up that wasn't warranty work. One time I was at a speed shop buying headers for my Mustang and I came across a cardboard box full of car magazines from the 1980s, I asked if they were for sale and when I was told they were I bought the whole box. I think at this point you can tell that I love cars.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Cleaning Video Games Tutorial

I love the hunt for used video games because you never know what you'll find. One thing you do find though is that used games are usually dirty and covered with stickers. I'm a bit OCD about my games and I can not stand the ugly Gamestop yellow stickers that they have plastered all over their used games so I've had a lot of practice cleaning up video games.

Monday, August 28, 2017

Strat-O-Matic 1988 Replay Cubs Game 31

In today's game, the Cubs play game one of a two game series against the San Diego Padres. This season the Cubs are (0-3) against the Padres and (18-24) for the season.

Sunday, August 27, 2017

TMNT Donatello 1/4 Scale Action Figure 1990 Movie Version Review

I like action figures and I like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. I also loved the 1990 TMNT movie when it came out. So when I was wasting time looking around the Internet I found this guy and I bought him before my wife could stop me.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Street Rod 1 (PC) Review

Street Rod 1 is a car racing video game that was published by California Dreams in 1989 for the Commodore 64 and Amiga, as well as MS-DOS PCs. This game takes place in California in 1963 with your main objective to challenge and defeat the "King."

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Nano Metalfigs Harry Potter Lord Voldemort Miniature Review

I came across these Nano Metalfigs at Wal-Mart the other day and I was intrigued. Besides Harry Potter minis they also had WWE wrestlers, Street Fighter, DC, Marvel, and Disney characters. I could be missing some but that's what I saw on the shelves. Nano Metalfigs are pre-painted metal miniatures based upon existing and popular lines and only cost 97 cents!

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Red Faction: Armegeddon (Xbox 360) Review

Red Faction: Armageddon is a third person shooter and the fourth game in the Red Faction series that was developed by Volition and published by THQ in June 2011 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Windows PCs. This game was one of the free games made available in August 2017 as part of Xbox's Games With Gold program.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

TMNT Mutant XL Donatello Action Figure Review

So I was out shopping with my wife for back to school stuff for my daughter. Well, I quickly became bored with it so I set course for the toy department. I made it to the ninja turtles and was about to buy myself a Raphael from the Nickelodeon cartoon when I saw this big Donatello. I've been buying big Donatellos lately, which you'll be seeing more of later, so I put Raphael back and chose Donny.

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles NECA Comic Con 2009 April O'Neil Mirage Comics Version Review

When I was growing up I spent a lot of money on action figures but as I shifted from the role of kid to adult I had less interest and less money than in my younger days. Now that I'm settled into the role of adult, and father, I can start to buy some of the cooler action figures that are out now. I remember when NECA released the original Mirage Comics TMNT line, I loved them immediately and wanted to get them but they had sold out quickly and they were already selling on the internet at a decent markup. I wish I could go back in time and pay those prices. For anyone out there that sees something that they like, I always say buy it because it's always going to cost more years later.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Let's Play Minecraft On Xbox Episode 19

Hello and welcome to Episode 189 of my Let's Play Minecraft on Xbox series. I haven't played Minecraft in a few weeks so I decided to put some free time I had into it and the next thing I know I've spent a considerable amount of time working at the "Great Pyramid" complex. Each block I mine, shovel, or punch gets me one step closer to completion.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Defense Grid: The Awakening (Xbox 360) Review

Defense Grid: The Awakening is a tower defense game developed by Hidden Path Entertainment and distributed by Aspyr for Windows PC in December 2008 and ported to Xbox 360 Arcade in September of 2009. This game is currently one of the games available to play on Xbox Game Pass and was given away in July 2013 as part of Xbox's Games With Gold program.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Gas Guzzlers Extreme (Xbox One) Review

Gas Guzzlers Extreme is a car racing video game with weapons. It was developed by Gamepires and published by Iceberg Interactive for Windows PCs on October 2013 and ported to the Xbox One in November 2016 with a port for the PlayStation 4 some time in 2017. Gas Guzzlers Extreme continues the tradition of games like Twisted Metal and Vigilante 8 but is it as good as these classic games?

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days (Xbox 360) Review

Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days is a third-person shooter that was developed by IO Interactive and published by Eidos and Square Enix for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Windows PC in August 2010. This game was one of the free games for Xbox's Games With Gold for July 2017. When first released it received poor reviews but did it actually earn those bad reviews?

Friday, June 30, 2017

Let's Play Minecraft On Xbox Episode 18

Hello and welcome to Episode 18 of my Let's Play Minecraft on Xbox series. I haven't played Minecraft in a few weeks so I decided to put some free time I had into it and the next thing I know I've spent a considerable amount of time working at the "Great Pyramid" complex. Each block I mine, shovel, or punch gets me one step closer to completion.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

100K Achievement Points!

It took me nine years but I've finally hit 100,000 Achievement Points. I know I've mentioned in my Video Games Beaten in 2015 and Video Games Beaten in 2016 posts that I was going to stop worrying about achievement points and focus on just playing the games but this is still cool.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Batman: The Telltale Series (Xbox One) Review

Batman: The Telltale Series is an Episodic five-part game based on the golden boy of DC Comics, Batman. The game was developed and published by Telltale Games in 2016 for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Andriod and iOS mobile devices, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3. Telltale has come up with interesting stories in past games but how does the god damned Batman fair?

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

The Army Painter Wargames Hobby Toolkit Review

If there is one thing needed while taking up the hobby of wargaming is tools. Unless you only by miniatures and terrain that is ready to use you're going to need supplies and lots of them which is where the Hobby Tool Kit comes in. Wargamers that are new will get a lot of use out of these tools but the grizzled veteran who needs some new tools can also get a lot of use from this toolkit.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Knuckleduster Miniatures Doc Holliday, Wild Bill Hickok, Bat Masterson Painted and Review

I finished painting the last three miniatures from Knuckleduster Miniatures' Legends set which contains Wyatt Earp and his brothers Virgil and Morgan, Doc Holliday, Wild Bill Hickok, and Bat Masterson. These guys, and the Earps I've already painted will be the good guys in my Six Gun Sound campaign I'll be starting shortly.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Cubs Lose

I got to see the Cubs yesterday play the Mets in New York. It was the first time I'd seen them play together in 25 years. This was also my first visit to Citi Field which was great for me, too bad the game couldn't have been better.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Tecmo Baseball (NES) Review

Great Cover.
Tecmo Baseball is a game developed by Tecmo and released on the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) in January of 1989. Tecmo Bowl, Tecmo's football game, on the NES was one of the best sports games for that console and I know I played it a lot as a kid. I honestly don't remember if I ever played this one, I just can't remember. Is it because I had played it and can't recall it now because it wasn't a very good game?

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Street Rod: The Card Game Kickstarter

One of my all time favorite car racing games was Street Rod and it's sequel. It's a simple but very fun game to play with classic cars from the 50's and 60's. I remember when I was in school someone had uploaded this game to the schools server and anytime I could I would fire it up and race for pinks.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Terminator Genisys Endoskeletons Painted

I just finished my first two Terminator Endoskeltons from the Terminator Genisys Miniature Game box. The endoskeletons is the machine part that resides under terminators like Arnold. These are the T-800 infiltrator models.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Small Adobe Building Terrain

As work continues on my Old West project I decided that I'd build some adobe style buildings to help break up all the wood buildings on the table. Eventually, I'd like enough terrain to make a full wooden and adobe town which would allow me to mix and match creating many different cities.

Friday, June 9, 2017

Knuckleduster Miniatures Wyatt Earp and Brothers Painted

As I march on building new old west terrain I also needed some miniatures to populate it. There are plenty of different manufacturers that sell old west minis and I decided to go with Knuckleduster Miniatures for my first batch. I picked them because they are well made but also because the two sets are modeled right off the movie Tombstone which is a movie I've always liked. I ordered up two different sets, the Legends set which has the three Earp brothers in it as well as Doc Holliday, Wild Bill Hickok, and Bat Masterson and a bad guy set.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Ghostbusters Louis Tully 7 Inch Diamond Select Action Figure

We've come to the other figure I bought with Dana Barrett, Louis Tully. This guy is awesome, just look at him. They nailed both Rick Moranis' likeness as well as the look of Louis. Like Dana, I paid 10 bucks for him which is a pretty good deal.

Saturday, June 3, 2017

General Store From DeadFall : Building Essentials by World Works Games

I have decided that I want to shoot some 28mm six guns and I need some proper terrain so I went over to World Works Games and purchased their DeadFall Building Essentials set for the low low price of $8.63. I've bought paper terrain from them before including their Mayhem Gas Station
and Mayhem Streets Of Legend so I was safe knowing that I'd be getting my money's worth.

Friday, June 2, 2017

Rocking Pilot (PC) Review

Rocking Pilot is an over-the-top twin-stick shooter developed by Gungrounds and published by Mad Head Games. You're a pilot of a helicopter with the task of stopping an alien invasion while the world watches your exploits on TV. Is Rocking Pilot a good game though? Click below for the answer.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Goodwill Gold Episode 5 Memorial Day

Hello and welcome to Episode 5 of my Goodwill Gold series. Each Goodwill Goal episode will be about cool things that I find and purchase while adventuring through Goodwill. Today's Episode is about all these cool stuff I bought during Goodwill's yearly Memorial Day 50% off everything day. Be prepared for lots of people and long lines and that's no joke. I waited 30 minutes in line at the second Goodwill I went to. But enough of that, let's get to my finds.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Farming Simulator 15 (Xbox One) Review

The title of this game describes the game entirely. Farming Simulator 15 launched on October 30th, 2014 for Windows PC's and Mac Os and then was ported to Xbox and PlayStation on May 19th, 2015. The game was developed by Giants Software and was published by Focus Home Interactive. This is the 5th game in the series and was part of the release for Xbox Game Pass subscription service.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Ghostbusters Dana Barrett 7 Inch Diamond Select Action Figure Review

Here we go with my new Ghostbusters obsession. When I get into something I go all out so I'm already acting like a junky. After I bought Egon Spengler I started looking for more figures. I went to Toys R Us again to look at the new figures and nearly bought them but held off since I wouldn't get any of the roof pieces. So I went looking online and found Dana and her mystery date for only 10 bucks since, according to the listing, the boxes were damaged. I was fine with that since I would be opening them up and honestly I couldn't find anything wrong with them.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Need For Speed 2015 (Xbox One) Review

Need For Speed is a racing video game by Ghost Games and published by Electronic Arts and released for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 in November 2015. This game is a reboot back to the tuner (Fast and the Furious) style of gameplay that EA had success with in the Need For Speed: Underground games. Need For Speed was added to the EA Origin service in 2016.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Goodwill Gold Episode 4 Sidewinder!

Hello and welcome to Episode 4 of my Goodwill Gold series. Each Goodwill Goal episode will be about cool things that I find and purchase while adventuring through Goodwill. Today I have some finds from the land of the video game.
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