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#1 Posted by MjHealy (1877 posts) -

For the fans of Fergal Devitt/Finn Balór in this thread, the national TV broadcaster here in Ireland (RTÉ) will be airing a documentary they filmed during Devitt's time between NJPW and WWE on Wednesday evening. It is something akin to a piece they did on Conor McGregor (Irish UFC fighter) that aired last year. It's called "Smack 'Em Up" and should hopefully be available internationally come Thursday if RTÉ or someone else decides to put it up online. Greatly looking forward to it, personally.

For those interested, here's a 2-minute trailer that has been floating about the internet:

#2 Posted by MjHealy (1877 posts) -

The New Day (Kofi Kingston and Big E) vs. Gold and Stardust - Kickoff Match

Winners (2 pts): The New Day

Method of victory (2 pts): Pinfall

Person who gets the winning fall (1 pt): Big E

Person who loses the fall (1 pt): Stardust

United States Champion Rusev vs. Jack Swagger - United States Championship Match

Winner (2 pts): Rusev (crush)

Method of victory (2 pts): Submission

Intercontinental Champion Luke Harper vs. Dolph Ziggler - Ladder Match for the Intercontinental Championship

Winner (2 pts): Luke Harper

Erick Rowan vs. The Big Show - Stairs Match

Winner (2 pts): Erick Rowan

Write an up to 150 word essay to describe exactly what the fuck is a "Stairs Match" (10 points):

There are three cages, stacked vertically. In the first a normal match takes place in a sub-sized Hell in a Cell. Once the wrestlers get through the trapdoor in the located on the ceiling, they arrive at the second, smaller cell, which continues to be a normal match sans ring. Once someone is Irish Whip-ed through a door located on the side facing the set... stage three begins. There is a walkway around the second cell in stage three, and above it a third very small cell. Inside here rests the titular stairs. The first person to hit the other performer with the stairs and then scale them while they are over the body of the fallen wrestler is the winner. MOTY.

WWE Tag Team Champions The Miz and Damien Mizdow vs. The Usos - WWE Tag Team Championship Match

Winners (2 pts): The Miz's's

Method of victory (2 pts): Pinfall

Person who gets the winning fall (1 pt): Damien Mizdow

Person who takes the fall (1 pt): Jey Uso (I love flipping the coin for Uso matches)

Does Naomi get involved (2 pts): No.

The Ryback vs. Kane - Chairs Match

Winner (2 pts): The Ryback

Method of victory (2 pts): Pinfall (with chairs!)

Divas Champion Nikki Bella vs. AJ Lee - Divas Championship Match

Winner (2 pts): Nikki Bella

Method of victory (2 pts): Pinfall

Does Brie Bella get involved? (2 pts): Sure, why not

Dean Ambrose vs. Bray Wyatt - Tables, Ladders & Chairs Match

Winner (2 pts): Dean Ambrose

Method of victory (2 pts): Pinfall

John Cena vs. Seth Rollins - Tables Match - If Cena loses, he will lose his #1 contendership for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship

Winner (2 pts): John "John Cena" Cena

Does J&J Security get involved? (2 pts): Yes

#3 Posted by MjHealy (1877 posts) -

I think Corey Graves sucked, but it bummed me out to hear the guy has to retire. On the plus side, he was pretty okay on his first night of commentary and is already more managable than Alex Riley.

Also, NXT R Evolution was incredible but everyone already knows that.

#4 Posted by MjHealy (1877 posts) -

As a (near) newbie to NJPW, and as someone who lives in Europe and wants to watch Wrestle Kingdom 9, I have a quandary.

How the hell do I watch it? For other events this year, like the ROH/NJPW show, I could watch it on Ustream but that is now of course gone. How can I legally watch it live? Am I stuck trying to force my way onto NJPW World? Does it take PayPal? Do I have to set a VPN (which I totally DON'T at all pay for in order to get the WWE Network or anything) to Japan? I can't think of any other options. I'd love to watch the English stream but I'm nearly certain it is not available here, and I don't want to watch a bootleg stream. I am delighted to pay NJPW (somehow) for a high-quality stream of their high-quality wrestling.

#5 Posted by MjHealy (1877 posts) -

What is deeply involved @patrickklepek ? Sending a single engineer to Crystal Dyamics over to make sure the game reaches the much fabled 1080p? Sending a batch of sandwiches in crunch time? You're giving too much credit to Microsoft on publishing a game. That's not deeply involved but par for course on any type of exclusive publishing deals.

While I'm sure there are producers who's roles are not particularly key when the game is finished, the publishing aspect is crucial simply considering that Microsoft are funding the game. Left on its on own terms with Square Enix, it is likely this game would not have existed in the first place, or so the story goes.

#6 Edited by MjHealy (1877 posts) -

I like to wait for after Christmas to do mine; gives me more time to play stuff.


#7 Edited by MjHealy (1877 posts) -

Every year is relatively good to a certain level. It is the minimum that every year there are a variety of good/fun games to play. This year is no exception, with there being a wide variety of good games across all genres to enjoy. I see some folks in here talk about how awesome RPGs/Japanese games have been this year, great to hear that for a genre that I generally don't care about.

It is just that, there been nothing "stellar". Nothing amazing. Every year you can get, personally, 2-4 games that knock it out of the park. I played a lot of games this year, but that is more of a reflection of my reliance of cheap indies and a mixture of having a lot of time off in college/a job to earn money from. I have a great affection for Shovel Knight, Jazzpunk, Shadow of Mordor, South Park, Far Cry 4, Valiant Hearts, Transistor, Octodad, inFAMOUS SS, Super Time Force, Dark Souls 2... There is a nice stack of games I enjoyed, but nothing I'd qualify as game of the year material. These are great games to place #4 through #10 on my list, but not the top three spots. I love Jazzpunk, my potential GOTY, but it doesn't stack personally with GOTYs of the years past.

Also, a lot of big-budget games have been a mess, which doesn't help.

#9 Edited by MjHealy (1877 posts) -

As someone who has played some of The Crew during its beta a couple weeks back: I disagree, Ubisoft.

Either way, lets hope they keep some of the bugs in the final version:

#10 Posted by MjHealy (1877 posts) -

Raw was fine this week, it was different than usual which is a big plus on my book. HOWEVER, the return of the Anonymous Raw GM and then it breaking down with an evil "laugh" may be the dumbest ending to an episode of Raw that I can think of. So incredibly hokey, even by wrestling standards.