Games Movies

The Round-Up – March 25th, 2019

Another week, another Round-Up.

It has been all about the retro gaming these days.  If you haven’t read my post on hacking my Playstation Classic, feel free to have a gander.  Ever since I took the plunge into adding more games to my Playstation Classic, it has reinvigorated my love for the system that was pretty lackluster at launch to say the least.  I’ve got so many games on it now I never know what I’m going to play.  I’ve also been playing Final Fantasy XIV quite a bit.  I’m on the final stretch of finishing my endgame Eureka weapons for RDM & WAR.  It has been a long, grindy, boring journey through Anemos, Pagos, Pyros & now Hydatos and I cannot wait to be finished so I never have to step foot in those areas again.  This Round-Up is gonna be quick because I should be reading the Scarlet Letter for my online English course.

Shhh don’t tell anyone.

FiveFilms “Retro Release” unveils its newest episode

Thus far in the misadventures of Five-Oh & Coco, we’ve seen them play Battletoads and Harley’s Humongous Adventure.   We’ve also witnessed Five-Oh not only play the role of himself, but his mother as well.  With their latest Retro Release, the plot thickens as they go deeper down the rabbit hole and tackle the SNES classic, Star Fox.  The show is hilarious and the editing always continues to be top-notch and manages to surpass the previous episode.  It’s great stuff.  If you consider yourself a fan of retro gaming, absolutely check this new sketch comedy series out.

Be sure to subscribe to FiveFilms for all sorts of new content too!

Jordan Peele’s “Us” has massive opening weekend


With a staggering $70 million opening,”Us” had the highest grossing opening weekend ever for an original horror movie.  In our review, we said that Jordan Peele’s latest offering was “weird, funny, violent and intense.” and we stand by that.  If you haven’t seen it it’s definitely worth watching.  I think I’m going to have to check it out again just so I can pick up on the things I missed the first time.  There is a lot to process after the first viewing.  If you have seen it, what did you think of it?  Let us know!

Us is now playing in theaters 

Sony’s State of Play stream is today!


Sony might be skipping E3 this year (they had the best show compared to Nintendo and Microsoft by far I thought last year), but that doesn’t mean they aren’t going to give us juicy new information on their upcoming games.  Sony is hosting a streaming event called “State of Play“. It will be streamed online (I assume on their website or various other news outlets) and here are the times you can check it out at:

  • US West Coast: 2pm PDT
  • US East Coast: 5pm EDT
  • UK: 9pm GMT
  • Central Europe: 10pm CET

I can’t wait to find out what delicious new games Sony will unleash upon the masses this year and beyond.  Also, I love using words like “juicy” and “delicious” to describe video games.

Special thanks to Dane Welbourne for telling me it was today.  I literally had no idea.

FFXIV Japan Fan-Fest feels fan backlash

Now that the Final Fantasy XIV Japan Fan-Fest this past weekend has come and gone, we can process what exactly went down at the show.  Along with the Dancer Job being announced as a Ranged DPS and the FFXIV/FFXV collaboration coming April 16th and lasting until May 27th (I want that four person mount!), we knew that we were going to be getting the Viera bunny race in the next expansion “Shadowbringers“.  What wasn’t known was the state of the male version.  Well now we know why they weren’t saying anything.  Instead of getting the male Viera, we’re getting the male only Hrothgar (the Ronso from FFX) and the Viera will be strictly female.  This decision to gender lock each new race was met with some serious backlash from the community and it’s understandable.  FFXIV is all about freedom.  The fact that you can play every job and profession as one character is amazing and each race that already exists in FFXIV isn’t gender locked.  Why start now?  From a lore perspective though, male Viera have always stayed hidden and the females have taken the spotlight, so I see where game director Yoshi P is coming from.  Also they are introducing another male only race to compliment the female only Viera, so I see their standpoint there as well.  Honestly though, this news doesn’t have an effect on me.  I’ve been a Hyur since the start and I probably will never race change.  I did consider becoming a Lala at one point, but that temptation of becoming a walking potato has come to pass.  I’m really just excited to take my RDM & WAR into the new areas and experience the story.  FFXIV has always delivered a compelling story with some great moments.  You can check out my Top 10 Moments from Final Fantasy XIV to see which ones I love and now that I’m reading it I will need to update that article before the next expansion because there is no talk of Stormblood in there at all!

What do you guys think of the new races?  Will you be making the switch over to one of them?  Or will you become a walking potato?

Final Fantasy XIV’s next expansion “Shadowbringers” releases on July 2nd, 2019.  Pre-Purchase for early access starting June 28th, 2019!

New Dora The Explorer movie trailer is the real deal

Even after watching this trailer, it doesn’t seem real to me.  I used to watch Dora all the time with my daughter and now I could potentially be watching a live action version on the big screen.  Now, that I’ve just read the IMDB that states Danny Trejo is the voice of Boots and Benicio Del Toro will be voicing Swiper the Fox, I will absolutely be watching this live action version on the big screen.

Dora and the Lost City of Gold will release in theaters August 2nd, 2019

That’s it for The Round-Up, until next time! – NVJ

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