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#1 Edited by iAmJohn (6091 posts) -
@deltan said:

So long AWS? Nice.

But think about all the good times AWS gave us. Like that week where all their servers broke and Giant Bomb and all the other Whiskey sites went down.

Well okay, the live content they did was pretty awesome, but still.

#2 Edited by iAmJohn (6091 posts) -

Woah hold up, what's the latest title change about? Is Kaiju doing something new?

Man, I used to love Big Battel. My friends and I went to basically every New York/Boston/Philly show without fail for something like four years straight. I can still point us out in all those show DVDs they have too. And then they fell apart and became egregiously awful around three years ago and I swore I would never see another one after the god awful show they did at B.B. Kings to raise money for the Japan typhoon relief effort.

Someone really needs to write a tell-all about what happened to them. I know there was some huge thing where they moved the company from Boston to New York and half of Studio Kaiju quit, but the whole thing has never made sense to me and none of the crew we were friends with is there anymore and they wouldn't really elaborate on what happened any more than that.

#3 Posted by iAmJohn (6091 posts) -

Not sure why it matters. The Razor character is what made Scott Hall.

@iamjohn said:

  • Is anyone else really bothered by the fact that they're only inducting "Razor Ramon" and not Scott Hall?

Mostly because I'm a bitter WCW kid who thinks it's kind of also worth mentioning that he was one of the key members of nWo, but I suppose they can just double dip because they'll have to induct that stable eventually.

#4 Posted by iAmJohn (6091 posts) -

Fuck Video Thing: 2 Human, this might be my new favorite thing on the site.

#5 Edited by iAmJohn (6091 posts) -

So I brought a posse to Raw last night. Some thoughts:

  • For the most part, the crowd was really awesome last night and super into it. Even if the show was mostly up and down, the crowd made it an unbelievably great time. People lost their shit for the right moments (everyone went nuts when Cena had the sheep mask on) and the right people (Ziggler <3) and for the most part they kept on point. (I could've done without chanting "CM Punk" at AJ, though.)
  • Biggest pop of the night by far was (sadly but unsurprisingly) for Arnold, then Hogan, then Taker. Wyatts, Cena, Dolph, Sheamus, AJ and The Real Americans got really great responses too. The crowd was pretty apathetic towards the Brhodes, which upsets me but I get it because they've done shit all for booking them as of late. Face Shield also didn't seem to get over with this crowd as much as I thought they should have, but I'll say more about that in a bit.
  • Best chants you probably didn't hear on TV: "Skinny jeans!" at Batista; "Scooby Doo!" during the Sin Cara/Damien Sandow match; "Other guy!" at the non-Arnold/Hulkster guy who punched Miz in the face. We tried getting a "Two belts, no pants" chant going when Randy came out but only a couple people joined in. :(
  • Is anyone else really bothered by the fact that they're only inducting "Razor Ramon" and not Scott Hall?
  • The dark match was Shield/Wyatts. It was a no contest that ended in The Shield clearing the ring and Reigns ending Erik Rowan's life. It was alright - pretty short and admittedly hard to pay attention to since a fight broke out a few seats from my group. Afterwards, Rollins cut a weird face promo about how Brooklyn's always been good to the Shield and we're excellent and so are they so let's all do Shield Fists. It was strange and it made sense why it wasn't on TV, but the crowd was more into it than most of the other stuff they did, and we all did those Shield Fists so whatever.
  • This sign didn't make it into the Barclays Center. I wonder why!
@lou_chou said:

There was a point where, on almost a monthly basis, someone would get hit with a car.

Funny you should mention it, since they showed us the Raw 20th Anniversary video of all the clips of car spots they've done over the years. The crowd was really into it and laughing along at all the memories. Then Titus O'Neil came out and so resumed the "CM Punk" chants.

#6 Edited by iAmJohn (6091 posts) -
@mordukai said:

@fateofnever: When a guy on the same wrestling show makes me have doubts about Paul Heyman's mic skills, well you know you got a keeper there. The whole Wyatt is pretty much the only thing making sure I actually watch the weekly show.

WWE should do the right thing and make Cena lose but seeing as how the company makes too much money on him and how he is the "beat the odds" guy, and the fact that I have lost faith in WWE, then all things point to Bray Wyatt being fed to Cena. Cena will pick a Wrestlemenia win and the kids will be happy and goes on to buy more merchandise.

I wouldn't be too sure about this. As easy as it is not to have faith in WWE for anything related to Cena, I don't think there's any reason to expect them not to do the right thing. Bray still has a ton of mystique surrounding his character and is a young guy with a potentially long future in the company if they do right by him; and considering they just did this with The Shield by having them be undefeated until right before Extreme Rules (and even after that, buried all their losses on SmackDown for months), they're shown even recently they're not opposed to putting the stable of young guys over the old guard. Having him win this, establish himself as the Overfiend and continue feuding with Cena for a while would be win-win for everyone.

For all they fuck up constantly, Cena, and the reactions that people get from him, seem to be the one thing they truly understand. Bray already speaks to us but if you want to get the kids on board with Bray as this insane heel and not just the ugly bearded guy who beats up the B-tier people, having him go over Cena is crucial. We watched SummerSlam last year at my friend's community farm with a bunch of the neighborhood kids, and the one thing that taught me is that if you want to make sure someone has kid heat for life, put them over Cena and they're made. Those kids spent the entire Punk/Lesnar fight cheering for Brock specifically because they were still pissed about Punk beating Cena during his title run. I refuse to believe WWE Creative is too dense to understand this.

#7 Posted by iAmJohn (6091 posts) -
@iamjohn said:
@brodehouse said:

The Ascension got over. Oh well. So they did. Yah! Yah! Yah!

At the same time, I feel like you have to give WWE credit because putting them up against Too Cool is basically a tacit admission from them that they know The Ascension is the cruel punchline to the joke that is NXT's tag division and that people like them for the wrong reasons. Though I gotta be honest: I've been really impressed by how well Konnor and Victor have clued into the "YAH" chants and have played off them in really clever ways, like Victor fist-pumping with the chants and them doing everything in their power to keep Konnor out of the ring and not giving the crowd YAHs. It's some pretty great heel work.

I might be wrong, but I think the new music and entrance means that this is a face turn. It's forced as hell, but they made these guys into ersatz Road Warriors. At this point the crowd seems more interested in seeing them swallow sideshow jobbers than boo them or hope for them to be defeated.

Yeah, that's fair. I guess I didn't notice because I really like their new entrance.

#8 Edited by iAmJohn (6091 posts) -
@brodehouse said:

The Ascension got over. Oh well. So they did. Yah! Yah! Yah!

At the same time, I feel like you have to give WWE credit because putting them up against Too Cool is basically a tacit admission from them that they know The Ascension is the cruel punchline to the joke that is NXT's tag division and that people like them for the wrong reasons. Though I gotta be honest: I've been really impressed by how well Konnor and Victor have clued into the "YAH" chants and have played off them in really clever ways, like Victor fist-pumping with the chants and them doing everything in their power to keep Konnor out of the ring and not giving the crowd YAHs. It's some pretty great heel work.

#10 Posted by iAmJohn (6091 posts) -

@somejerk said:

And so, an overbudgeted AAA game not selling well enough kills another studio.

I don't know how you got this from what was written in the article.

Think about it: if Bioshock Infinite had done well enough for 2K, do you think they would be closing Irrational if Ken simply wanted to leave? They own the studio outright and Ken is one of their employees - they don't have to answer to him for any decision they want to make. (Hence why Bioshock 2 exists.) They could simply put someone else in charge of the team if they wanted to keep them running. When you consider that, as others have mentioned, Bioshock Infinite was conspicuously absent from Take 2's recent financials, it's far more likely that they decided that they didn't want to keep supporting Irrational at the size it had become but wanted to keep Ken because they see the value in having him.