Category Archives: Video

Rocko’s Modern Life – Geek Me Five #26

In this episode of Geek Me Five, host Montez McCrary will be discussing five simple and interesting facts about the classic Nickelodeon animated series, Rocko’s Modern Life.

1) “Rocko’s Modern Life” (Various Volumes) on Amazon Prime Streaming [http://amzn.to/2olcpPU] and “Rocko’s Modern Life” (The Complete Series 8-Disc Set) on DVD [http://amzn.to/2o0SQR5]
2) “Rocko’s Modern Life” on Wikia [rockosmodernlife.wikia.com]
3) “Rocko’s Modern Life” creator Joe Murray’s Blog [http://joemurraystudio.com/blog] Continue reading Rocko’s Modern Life – Geek Me Five #26

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New Trailer and Release Date for ‘Reservoir Dogs: Bloody Days’

If you’ve ever felt the eagerness to hop into the world of any movie from Quentin Tarantino, than you might enjoy this bit of news. A new cinematic-style trailer and release date has been announced for Reservoir Dogs: Bloody Days, which will be out on PC and Steam on May 18  (that’s NEXT month!). The game centers around the bank robbery plot of the classic Quentin Tarantino film and turns it into a top-down shooter, similar to the popular Hotline Miami (one of my favorite games) with the stylized 3D graphics a’la Team Fortress 2, and a unique time-rewind mechanic. There’s currently no final price for the game, however you can get a quick look at the game with a new trailer posted above.

 

Castle of Illusion: starring Mickey Mouse – Doc’D #63

In this video game-themed episode of PractitioNERD Documented, or “Doc’D”, host Montez McCrary will be discussing the Sega Game Gear and Master System classic, Castle of Illusion, starring Mickey Mouse.

1) Genesis “Illusion” Series of Games: Amazon [http://amzn.to/2oek7L8], eBay [https://goo.gl/JbMZMs]
2) Game Gear “Illusion” Series of Games: Amazon [http://amzn.to/2nLuc6U], eBay [https://goo.gl/HpmaZT]
3) Master System “Illusion” Series of Games: eBay [https://goo.gl/FY7UoZ]
4) Mega Drive “Illusion” Series of Games: eBay [https://goo.gl/2KfaEh]
5) “Castle of Illusion” (2013):  PS3 [https://goo.gl/lt7WId], Xbox 360 [https://goo.gl/EnYba6], PC/Steam [https://goo.gl/MX7tfN], Android [http://amzn.to/2oe0rqG], iOS [https://goo.gl/I6rUu6]

Continue reading Castle of Illusion: starring Mickey Mouse – Doc’D #63

Official Teaser Trailer for “Star Wars, Episode 8: The Last Jedi” IS HERE!!!

The new teaser trailer for the upcoming eighth mainline Star Wars film, “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” was just released today during the Star Wars Celebration in Orlando. The trailer seems to hint at, among some other things, Rey’s Jedi training action, Finn recovering from his injuries from the prior film, some more space battles, more of Kylo Ren being emo, and a darker side of Luke Skywalker.

“Star Wars, Episode VIII: The Last Jedi” opens in theaters on December 15th, 2017.

The Fast & The Furious Saga – Geek Me Five #25

This episode of Geek Me Five is about family. Kinda. I guess… ANYWAY, in this episode of Geek Me Five, host Montez McCrary will be discussing five simple and interesting facts about the Fast and the Furious film universe.

1) The Film Series [Streaming/Purchase: http://amzn.to/2nhfsMI; Wikia: www.fastandfurious.wikia.com]
2) “Forza Horizon 2: Fast & Furious” for Xbox [Xbox One: https://goo.gl/EEuUBs; Xbox 360: https://goo.gl/06LmYw]
3) “The Wheelman” [PS3/Xbox 360/PC: http://amzn.to/2oFq1t8] Continue reading The Fast & The Furious Saga – Geek Me Five #25

A Grim Warning from the 1980s About the Black Magic in “Final Fantasy”…

I want to preface this post with a brief look at my background:

  1. I am a Christian with a spiritual relationship with Jesus Christ and follower of his teachings, especially John 13:34-35, asking us to “love one another as I (Christ) have loved you” and my favorite books in The Bible are Exodus (overcoming external and internal captivity) and Proverbs (a book of wisdom & justice);
  2. I’m a supporter of science and technology (in case you cannot tell by this website’s existence) because I enjoy learning how things work, how things came to be and what could happen next based on research, discovery, experimentation and fact-based evidence resulting from the scientific method;
  3. I’m a consumer of various types of media, ranging from architecture, video games, pro wrestling (in case, well, you know…), books, music, podcasts, comics, board games, etc., and I’d like to think that I have enough of a perspective (based on a combination of parenting, mentorships and experiences) to differentiate between fantasy and reality to make informed decisions.

I say this because there are stories like the one I’m about to mention that tend to grind my gears. Religious fundamentalists utilizing scare tactics toward a growing/popular medium for the sake of self-promotion is nothing new (i.e. Teletubbies, Pokemon, Magic the Gathering, Dungeons & Dragons, reading, yoga, the Jitterbug, Harry Potter, new music genres, skirts, chess, etc.), but this one from the 1980s is especially sad, mainly due to its aforementioned shallow intentions and its resulting unintended hilarity.  Continue reading A Grim Warning from the 1980s About the Black Magic in “Final Fantasy”…

Who Wants to See A Pro Wrestler Dressed as Pikachu do a Perfect Moonsault? (It Should be EVERYONE…)

Performing acrobatic moves in the course of a professional wrestling match is risky and — in some cases — dangerous, but to some wrestlers it’s a second-nature thing. Now, think about performing a move like the moonsault, which involves flipping backwards from the top rope onto your grounded opponent while landing chest first. Now, think about doing a moonsault while dressed in a full mascot costume; those things make everyday tasks like walking and running difficult, and you’ll do/see these tasks in EVERY wrestling match.  Well, nobody told that to this guy dressed as Pikachu… Continue reading Who Wants to See A Pro Wrestler Dressed as Pikachu do a Perfect Moonsault? (It Should be EVERYONE…)

MiniDisc – Doc’D #62

In this technology-themed episode of PractitioNERD Documented, or “Doc’D”, host Montez McCrary will be discussing the history, implementation and lasting legacy of the MiniDisc media format.

1) MiniDisc Community Portal [minidisc.org]
2) The Oddity Archive, Episode 120: MiniDisc [https://youtu.be/HRlm7_ARJjI]
3) “RIP MiniDisc, 1992-2013” by Sascha Segan for PC Magazine, February 1, 2013 [http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2415014,00.asp] Continue reading MiniDisc – Doc’D #62

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie – Geek Me Five #24

In this episode of Geek Me Five, host Montez McCrary will be discussing five simple and interesting facts about the 1995 film, “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie.”

1) Wikia Page for “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie” [https://goo.gl/SP6oOW]
2) Purchase/Rent “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie” [DVD, HBO on Amazon Video, Netflix DVD Rental]
3) You Might Still Find It For Free on YouTube; I won’t tell you where… Continue reading Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie – Geek Me Five #24

The MucoJet, for Needle-Free, Painless Vaccinations…

Injections for vaccinations, while saving the lives of millions of people from common sicknesses and diseases, are still pretty painful; particularly for younger children who are most at risk of diseases. That might change within the next ten years, thanks to researchers in Dorian Liepmann’s lab at the University of California, Berkeley, who’ve developed the MucoJet. The creation is a needle-free, pill-sized, 3D-printed device that shoots a stream of vaccine into the tissue of the cheek, making vaccinations practically painless. Continue reading The MucoJet, for Needle-Free, Painless Vaccinations…