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#1 Edited by MjHealy (1958 posts) -

I have a group of folks that play together. We float somewhere in the sub 3K category. If you don't mind playing on EU West, we'd be happy to have you. Got a couple Americans, some English, (a Canadian) and some Irish idiots. We'll play mostly in evenings -- very often Fridays and Saturdays, but also during the week -- and we have a TeamSpeak channel because we're dumb nerds.

Add me at "Nathaniel Hörnblowér" on Steam if you're interested.

#2 Posted by MjHealy (1958 posts) -

I went to a WWE house show for the first time in a couple years as they started their European tour here in Dublin. Finn Balor got a big reaction, especially considering he is not even on the main show. Had a fun match with Neville, which made my little NXT heart flutter. They did a fun SWERVE when Sheamus came down to congratulate Balor only to kick him in the face as he is a man of QUESTIONABLE MORALS. He also told us to pay our water tax, which is some silly fucking local heat that I can appreciate. Elsewhere, people LOVE booing New Day. Kept hearing kids shout "New Day Sucks" all night long. Cesaro and Kidd played the good guys here, and did a good job. Show ended with Reigns/Show in a street fight. Nothing particularly memorable plus I'd had a good few beers by that point.

#3 Posted by MjHealy (1958 posts) -

There's probably a shitty convenience store nearby that will sell you a shitty $2 salad.

Eat that.

#4 Posted by MjHealy (1958 posts) -

I didn't watch too much of Raw but it was a decent show from what I saw; we're mostly back to business as usual.

Well, not exactly business as usual. The post-Mania bump appears to have improved the show and has removed the awful stench that surrounded Raw late last year and into this year. This (slight) grace period has been nice, even if it dissolves by June. The show is better than it was four months ago so HOORAY FOR IMPROVEMENT!

#5 Posted by MjHealy (1958 posts) -

WWE Tag Team Champions Cesaro and Tyson Kidd vs. The New Day (Big E and Kofi Kingston) vs. Los Matadores vs. The Usos - Tag Team Fatal-4-Way Match for the WWE Tag Team Championship - WrestleMania Kickoff Match (Starting at 5 PM EDT)

Winners (2 pts): Cesaro and Kidd

Method of victory (2 pts): Pinfall

Person who gets the winning fall (1 pt): Cesaro

Person who takes the fall (1 pt): Kofi Kingston

The Second Annual Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal - WrestleMania Kickoff Match (Starting at 5 PM EDT) - Official List of competitors

Winner (4 pts): Sheamus

Person with the most eliminations (2 pts): Kane

First person eliminated (2 pts): Zack Ryder

Randy Orton vs. Seth Rollins - Singles Match

Winner (2 pts): Randy Orton

Method of victory (2 pts): Pinfall (via RKO FROM NOWHERE)

AJ Lee & Paige vs. The Bella Twins - Tag Team Match

Winners (2 pts): Bellas

Method of victory (2 pts): Pinfall

Person who gets the winning fall (1 pt): Nikki Bella

Person who takes the fall (1 pt): AJ Lee

United States Champion Rusev vs. John Cena - United States Championship Match

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

Method of victory (2 pts): Submission

The Undertaker vs. Bray Wyatt

Winner (2 pts): Undertaker

Method of victory (2 pts): Pinfall

Daniel Bryan vs. Stardust vs. Dolph Ziggler vs. Luke Harper vs. Dean Ambrose vs. R-Truth vs. Intercontinental Champion Bad News Barrett - Intercontinental Championship Ladder Match

Winner (8 pts): Daniel Bryan

Sting vs. Triple H

Winner (2 pts): Stinger

Method of victory (2 pts): Pinfall

WWE World Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar vs. Roman Reigns - Singles Match for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship

Winner (2 pts): Roman Reigns

Method of victory (2 pts): Pinfall (PUNCH TO DA MOUF)

Does Seth Rollins cash-in? (2 pts): Nah

#6 Posted by MjHealy (1958 posts) -

WWE Tag Team Champions Cesaro and Tyson Kidd vs. The New Day (Big E and Kofi Kingston) vs. Los Matadores vs. The Usos - Tag Team Fatal-4-Way Match for the WWE Tag Team Championship - WrestleMania Kickoff Match (Starting at 5 PM EDT)

Winners (2 pts): Cesaro and Kidd

Method of victory (2 pts): Pinfall

Person who gets the winning fall (1 pt): Cesaro

Person who takes the fall (1 pt): Kofi Kingston

The Second Annual Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal - WrestleMania Kickoff Match (Starting at 5 PM EDT) - Official List of competitors

Winner (4 pts): Sheamus

Person with the most eliminations (2 pts): Kane

First person eliminated (2 pts): Zack Ryder

Randy Orton vs. Seth Rollins - Singles Match

Winner (2 pts): Randy Orton

Method of victory (2 pts): Pinfall (via RKO FROM NOWHERE)

AJ Lee & Paige vs. The Bella Twins - Tag Team Match

Winners (2 pts): Bellas

Method of victory (2 pts): Pinfall

Person who gets the winning fall (1 pt): Nikki Bella

Person who takes the fall (1 pt): AJ Lee

United States Champion Rusev vs. John Cena - United States Championship Match

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

Method of victory (2 pts): Submission

The Undertaker vs. Bray Wyatt

Winner (2 pts): Undertaker

Method of victory (2 pts): Pinfall

Daniel Bryan vs. Stardust vs. Dolph Ziggler vs. Luke Harper vs. Dean Ambrose vs. R-Truth vs. Intercontinental Champion Bad News Barrett - Intercontinental Championship Ladder Match

Winner (8 pts): Daniel Bryan

Sting vs. Triple H

Winner (2 pts): Stinger

Method of victory (2 pts): Pinfall

WWE World Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar vs. Roman Reigns - Singles Match for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship

Winner (2 pts): Roman Reigns

Method of victory (2 pts): Pinfall (PUNCH TO DA MOUF)

Does Seth Rollins cash-in? (2 pts): Nah

#7 Posted by MjHealy (1958 posts) -

I never believed this was coming out this year, called it as such a month or so back. They way they should it off a few months back, it seemed SUPER unlikely to come out this year - it doesn't even have a proper name yet.

#8 Edited by MjHealy (1958 posts) -

I love that the Owens/Riley totally went like it should have: the top-dog champion beats the shit out of the rusty under-achiever, and mocks him whilst doing so. Elsewhere on the NXT Ohio show, I got a good kick out of Breeze/Kalisto, reminding me that they should just can Sin Cara and try to develop Kalisto as a singles guy.

#9 Edited by MjHealy (1958 posts) -

This generation has been so strange so far. It is not like the PS4 and XONE haven't been financial successes; the PS4 has sold WAY faster than any of the systems from the previous generation over it during its first months on the market (the Wii likely beats it in the longer term). Nonetheless, The slow death of the big-budget game has been hard to ignore There is less and less being produced out there and even less that I want to actually play.

Big-budget games ("triple A", but I've never liked the term) appear to be fading away. This saddens me. I want more opportunities to throw a new, big-ass game into my PS4. While the occasional title stepped up to the plate last fall, there wasn't enough. Just look at the retail calender between now and July: its a near wasteland. While Batman, The Witcher, and co certainly seem like big releases, there just isn't very much to choose from.

Of course the indies have taken the place of many of these blockbuster games to pad out the calender. Rightfully so, too, with most innovation these days coming from these small studios/single-person teams. And yet I still feel like something is missing. I just recently built a gaming PC, and it is making me realise how little use my PS4 is to me. All the best indies come out on both. There is only one exclusive worth a damn coming out this year in Bloodborne, and I truly doubt anything new will be announced for Q4 from Sony. Times are weird, folks.

#10 Posted by MjHealy (1958 posts) -

Just before this week's episode of Raw someone in this thread stated, and I'm not sure who it was, that this is the worst WrestleMania build in years. At first I was inclined to disagree. Sure it has been bad, but it would have to be a LOT worse to reach the level of awful that surrounded the build to WrestleMania NY/NJ AKA WM29. That was the kind of show where, about two weeks from the actual event, it was super easy to forget that WrestleMania was coming up.

After this week's Raw, its clear that were getting close to this low bar of quality. You know what appeares to be the problem? They're done. They ran out of build two weeks ago. They dragged out Rollins/Orton as they had nothing else to do, the ladder match is the ladder match,, Bray Wyatt has been repeating himself for weeks and Lesnar is never around enough to keep the Reigns burning (although Heyman is doing the lord's work on the mic). I feel, ultimately, Mania will be better than the shit it is catching in this thread right now. Matches like the aforementioned Rollins/Orton will be fun when we get to them. Am I disappointed in the run-up? Of course! It will likely be a better show than expected but my plan to duck out the week after the RAW AFTER MANIA is looking more solid by the week.