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Live Video Feed Courtesy of Machinima
The day has finally come! 3 months after Sony’s reveal of the specs, features, and games for the upcoming PlayStation 4, Microsoft will finally join the party regarding their new, long-awaited next-generation Xbox video game console. Kovic and Bruce of Machinima will be running this live event feed where they will break down all the news from Microsoft’s reveal, LIVE IN LIVING COLOR (in living, what?), plus they’ll be answering taking the questions & queries of the viewers as well!
This week on WIRed, Kyle Field gets improvements to become the best college football stadium in Texas, an Iranian scientist reveals his time machine invention, the “Shadowrun” franchise return in…well…”Shadowrun Returns”, and the WCW’s classic beach-themed summer pay-per-views! Also, LEGO James Bond is kinda-sorta a thing (thanks, internet)! Read the rest of this entry
In this edition of “1′Offs”, I show some things I picked up recently, including: a new wiiiiiiidescreen monitor, some retro Nintendo and PlayStation games, and the reason I buckled and bought one of the worst games in recent history… Read the rest of this entry
Contents of this week’s episode of WIRed includes: talk of Vietnam’s Blade Runner-esque pavilion proposal, innovations in drive-by PHOTO shooting, Regular Show goes the way of gaming, and strange crowd reactions at Starrcade ’87. Also, Call of Duty: Ghosts and allergies are things… Read the rest of this entry
Back in the day, the National Wrestling Alliance’s Starrcade pay-per-view was one of the most — if not THE MOST — prominent wrestling supershows in the country! For a brief rundown of the history of the event, check out this older story I wrote. Anyway, at the 1987 edition of Starrcade (given the subtitle of “Chi-Town Heat” since it was held in…well…CHICAGO), Ron Garvin was defending the NWA World Heavyweight Championship against Ric Flair in a steel cage match. Garvin, who had been the champion for only two months up to this point, had previously beaten Flair on September 25, 1987 for the championship, and beforehand both men had been in a rivalry due to Flair lust over Garvin’s valet, Precious. While the title match was the original big story, the change in the crowd’s reaction garnered the most attention in the match’s place in history.
As I briefly mentioned, this NWA World Heavyweight Championship match was memorable for more than just being an excellently executed — wink-wink, nudge-nudge to Bret Hart — title match. During this period (and from what you may have gathered from the end of the first paragraph), Ric Flair was the heel — or villain — and Ron Garvin was the face, or good guy. Typically in that era, wrestling fans would often cheer for the good guy while booing and heckling the villain (because reasons; LOGIC reasons), but that concept of expected crowd reaction had turned on its ear that November night. About halfway through the match, the crowd would turn on the babyface star Ron Garvin and began cheering for Ric Flair. Matt “Spike Dudley” Hysen said in an interview that he was shocked that the Chicago audience turned on Garvin to support Flair, due to the nature of the time that heels were never EVER rooted on by the crowd.
In the end, Flair would reverse an Irish whip that sent Garvin’s head into the cage, and then Flair pinned him to win the match and the title. Ron Garvin’s first and only reign as the NWA World Heavyweight Champion lasted for only two short months. Ric Flair had started his fifth reign as NWA World Champion, and while remaining champion for over a year, in early 1988, a young rising star named Steve Borden — or Sting — would challenge Flair to a match at the first Clash of Champions.
Without a doubt, one of my favorite shows on television is Regular Show, created by J.G. Quintel that airs on Cartoon Network. The program stars the slacker duo of Mordecai, a blue jay, and Rigby, a raccoon, and incorporates of all of Quintel’s favorite childhood pastimes, ranging from the corniest of 1980′s action flicks to gaming on the underrated SEGA Master System (and yes, the Master System is awesome). With references such as these running rampant through nearly every episode of the series, it was only a matter of time before this cartoon series would take the next step into the video game realm.
D3 Publisher has recently announce a partnership with Cartoon Network to publish a series of games based on the series. I personally have a lot of faith in this project due to the fact that D3 recently took care of the distribution for Adventure Time: Hey Ice King! Why’d You Steal Our Garbage?! developed by WayForward.
In an interview with Destructoid, Quintel said that if Regular Show was ever made into a video game, he’d love for it to be in the style of a classic brawler (oh, the 80′s…) or something a little off-kilter such as ToeJam & Earl. Both styles could be implemented very well for a gaming venture of this franchise (because, well, the 80′s…). Plus, going by D3′s history with working with unique franchises like Adventure Time, I’m sure that they’ll find the perfect developer to take on this project.
This week on Episode 45 (wow) of WIRed, I talk about louvers, louvers, LOUVERS, a Confederate Army helicopter, the existence of the SEGA Pluto, and the world championship…of TELEVISION. Also, SWEEPING.
PRO WRESTLING: http://thepractitionerd.com/2013/05/02/respect-the-wcw-world-television-championship-son
The PractitioNERD Store: www.thepractitionerdstore.blogspot.com & http://astore.amazon.com/thpr06-20
Music: “Loping Sting,” “RetroFuture Nasty,” & “Chipper Doodle” from Kevin McLeod of www.incompetech.com (Royalty-Free Music)
This week on WIRed, childhood appreciation for architectural history, dslr cameras made from LEGO, why games can be more than JUST entertainment, and Ring of Honor’s S.C.U.M. problem. Read the rest of this entry
This week on WIRed, a apartment complex where you can grow your air conditioning an affordable — but off-brand — 4K ultra HD television, the 20th anniversary of NHL ’94, and how to do the Faaaaaaaaaaaan-donnnnnnnnng-gooooooooooo! Trust me, you’ll be lovin’ it! Read the rest of this entry
On this week’s Louisville Cardinal-tastic episode of WIRed, get your Big Mac on at a Asian Fuel Station, Robots walking like HUMANS, Violent Games re-imagined as Dr. Seuss book covers & I didn’t know THESE guys were in WCW?!? Read the rest of this entry
Do you remember that video of the Metal Gear-esque BigDog robot that could toss bricks. No? Well, here it is. Anyway, the folks behinds that project, Boston Dynamics, have recently released a new video of another one of its robot creations that may have the potential to destroy humankind via a robot apocalypse. Maybe. The creation is called Petman, and it’s designed to be a test unit for military outfits, hazmat suits and other forms of protective garb. Once you watch the video after the break, you won’t BELIEVE that it’s NOT a person in that suit based on its insanely, realistic movements. Read the rest of this entry
Following last weeks on-the-road & OVER THE HILL episode, this week’s WIRed discusses a wooden forest watchtower, how to hack an old HDD into a cotton candy machine, the big deal about the Oculus Rift, and why Reggie Parks is the king of belts, among other things! Read the rest of this entry
On this week’s ON THE ROAD episode of PractitioNERD WIRed (NUMBER FORTY), we learn about beer bottles becoming viable structural and building material, a laser optic instrument that could replace learning the violin, DuckTales on the NES gets remade for a summer release on current gen consoles (WOO-HOO), and more reasons as to why Chris Jericho is SO FREAKING AWESOME!
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