If you've read my articles on Examiner.com (thank you very much for doing so), you may have noticed that so far, I have not reviewed one Nintendo game. All you've seen is PC, some Xbox 360, and one PS4 (more to come...hopefully) games thus far. So why haven't I reviewed any Nintendo games?
The answer to that question is actually very simple: I have no interest. Why? I felt like Nintendo hasn't been doing a good job of listening to its consumers, and their reputation thus far hasn't done themselves any good. To add more fuel to the fire, their games aren't as interesting to even consider purchasing. I haven't bought a game for Nintendo's consoles in almost 2 years.
And it's a real shame because I grew up playing the old Nintendo Entertainment System. When I got my Wii in 2007 (during the Wii hype), I thought Nintendo would be on top of the world. When I got my Xbox 360 that same year, I knew then that Xbox 360 was far better. Xbox Live isn't perfect, but it is better than Nintendo's.
Will I have a change of heart and review a Nintendo game? Well, if Nintendo would shift their attention to what the people want instead of what they want, then I would be reviewing their games left and right. Until then, you won't be seeing any Nintendo reviews anytime soon.
Subway is one of my favorite places to pick up a sandwich. They have a lot to offer, you get to pick what you want, and the convenience of location (there's 3 where I live) makes it all the better. I had one of their flatizzas (portmanteau of flat bred and pizza), but how did it hold up? Was it one of Subway's best to offer?
That answer, loyal reader, is no. But are there any redeeming qualities to this? Yes there are; and one is in the price. For $3.00, you can't go wrong with a Flatizza. Another redeeming quality is that this is an original idea. Flatizza, marinara, mozzarella cheese, and your choice of topping (if you want) and you get something new.
And now we get to the bad parts. You're really not tasting a pizza, but rather a sandwich that isn't a sandwich. Another negative is that it isn't very tasty, as it's only crunchy on the crust, but that's it. The rest is like eating a soggy sandwich that got wet.
Overall, the Flatizza isn't one of Subway's best choices. Despite the cheap price, you're also getting cheap taste. If you want a good pizza, go get a personal pizza they offer (if they offer it). Even though it's $2 more, you're getting more bang for your buck. Or better yet, stay tuned for my next pizza review, and believe me, it's worth it! On a scale of 1 to 5, I'd give this a 1.5 out of 5.
Sorry if I didn't fulfill my promise of a review within a week, but I've been busy with school and finding time and energy to do these blogs isn't as easy as it looks. With that said and out of the way, onto the review.
The Survivor Series was created after the highly successful WrestleMania 3, and introduced a few new concepts: teamwork and survival (hence the name). The first Survivor Series took place on November 26th, 1987 on Thanksgiving Day (another concept that occured for the first few years) at the Richfield Colosseum in Richfield Township, Ohio. The event featured four survivor series matches, including a rare all female survivor series match. Does this event hold a candle to WrestleMania 3 or not?
The answer to that question is no. Why? Because there weren't any memorable matches and while the concept was really interesting, the event itself left a lot to be desired, but since this is a premiere, I'll cut a little bit of slack.
Of course, was there anything of interest? Yes there is. As I previously mentioned, we got an all female survivor series match. Women's wrestling back then was really rare, and showcased that the ladies can do as much as the guys can, if not more (I'm not saying the guys can't hold a candle, I'm saying that if the ladies can do just as good, if not better, more power to them).
Overall, the concept that was put into play for this event was there, but the event itself felt really mediocre, but one could say that this was a learning experience, and hopefully next year's event will remedy the mediocrity this event left. On a scale of 1 to 5, I'd give this a 1.5 out of 5.
Be sure to check out my next WWE anthology review: Royal Rumble 1988.
When it comes to beef jerky, nothing says delicious like jack links. They have a pretty good variety of flavors, and today, I'll be talking about the pepperoni flavor.
When it comes to the packaging, Jack Link's did a great job making sure to retain the flavor (although I've had a few where the jerky was dry), and it's real easy to open.
Remember back in my Ultimate Pepperoni lover's review that I said the pizza tasted like a Jack Link's pepperoni stick? Well, the taste here is really worth each bite, not too spicy and not too flat, just the perfect balance of the two.
Price wise, it is a little pricy (depending on where you get it from) but for what's it's worth, you're getting your money's worth.
Overall, if you want to have some jerky that's different from the rest, you'll find it in this flavor of jerky. On a score of 1 to 5, this gets a perfect 5 out of 5.
Sorry about taking so long with these blogs, but I've been busy with my new classes and also getting ready to graduate (after roughly 10 years of college, it's about time). Anyways, before I disappear once again, let me do an unbiased review about WrestleMania III.
WrestleMania III took place at the Pontiac Silverdome in Pontiac, Michigan on March 29th, 1987. The event was well known for when Hulk Hogan body-slammed Andre the Giant (which seems really odd because I've seen a match between these two about six years earlier where Hogan DID body slam Andre the Giant, and with greater ease), but was this little bit the only thing people remember? The answer? NO!
WrestleMania III did have a decent card, and the matches were entertaining to say the least, but the match that really stood out was Ricky 'The Dragon' Steamboat vs 'Macho Man' Randy Savage for the Intercontinental Title. Many people agreed this was the best match of the event, and I agree with them. With an excellent balance of fortitude, determination, and a surprise ending really made this match worth watching again and again.
While it doesn't quite reach the degree of greatness that the Intercontinental match did, the Hair vs Hair match between Rowdy Roddy Piper and Adrian Adonis was something because many believed that this would be the Hot Rod's last match before retiring (yeah, right). Also adding that Adrian Adonis without hair was a sight to remember (as Jesse Ventura quoted; "Humpty Dumpty").
Overall, WrestleMania III is an event worth watching, considering that WrestleMania 2 was a stinker. On a scale of 1 to 5, I'd give WrestleMania III a 4.5.
Check back in a week (or so) for my next review, Survivor Series 1987.
It's no real surprise that games nowadays have achievements (Xbox One and Steam) or trophies (PS4), but as I was playing some of my games, I really began to think about what if DOS games had achievements? What if DOS had online gaming (as we know today) existed back then (there was online gaming, but playing online was a more complicated matter).
This is something I've been thinking of for a while, and while it may seem like a farfetched idea, DOS games should start incorporating achievements. Hey, every other game system is doing it (except for one certain company who I won't mention, because they know who they are, so why shouldn't DOS games?! (HEY STEAM!!! Why not re release some of your games that run on DOSBox, and include achievements?!)
To showcase what I mean, I have put together a DOS game with achievements.
My example game will be Commander Keen: Episode 1, and here is my list of achievements:
You get the idea. That was just a sample of a DOS game with some achievements. How about you try to come up with a DOS game and attach your own achievements to them? Do so by commenting on this blog. Remember, keep it professional, and keep it clean!
Ken Kriho is an upcoming videographer. He has a YouTube channel (link at home page). Ken is also a graduate with a degree in Art from UWEC.