Update (9/21/14): TV Shows, A Ton of Reviews, and Whatnot

Greetings peeps!

It’s another beautiful Sunday for a weekly blog update. I’ve had a pretty decent week. I got my Senior shirt, I got the Smash Bros demo, I’m doing pretty good in school, and I have just one more day to wait for one of my favorite shows to come back on the air. I also have access to a PS4 now. My older brother just got one, and all I have to do is visit to try the thing out without going to a Best Buy or something. Other than that, pretty easy-going week, and it went a little fast, too.

This coming week is going to be rather interesting for a few reasons I’ll be working even harder to turn my B’s into A’s before the 1st quarter ends. (I’m working with 3 A’s and 3 B’s as of this week). With all the shows coming on this week, I’ll have to work that into my schedule now. Then there’s that one day off of school I have on Thursday. Such an odd place to put it since I have school again on Friday. Hopefully everything goes well on all accounts.

Now onto the blog news!

Okay, first things first I’m a realist. We have a lot of TV content coming in the next couple of weeks. Tomorrow, I will finally see that last episode of The Leftovers. I have a feeling it will come up one day on this blog, but we’ll see about that.

On more concrete news, there will be a post regarding a couple of shows coming back this Monday. The two I’m definitely doing are of The Big Bang Theory and Gotham. I hope I can watch Gotham the night of, but Gotham is one of 1 million shows coming back that night which include The Voice and Blacklist. Red vs Blue episodes are on Monday nights, too. So it’ll be battling for its time to shine. Once I see it, I’ll make a quick impressions of it.

Same with the 2 episodes of The Big Bang Theory I’m salivating for. Eventually, I plan on revisiting my original predictions post like I did with Smash Bros 4, but that will probably not be for a LONG time.

Speaking of Smash Bros 4, I got the demo on Friday. I will make a post on it for sure since I’ve been playing it for a while. Expect that sometime today or tomorrow. I decided not to make this a SBox Recommends, since it’s kind of silly to review a demo. It’ll be a Quick Thought for sure. I’ll save the review for when the games come out. I still don’t know if I’m getting both versions or just the Wii U version, so there’s that.

Now for the reviews. As you read in the title, the SBox Recommends reviews are definitely coming soon. I have a half-complete draft of my first SBR already made. On top of that, I just saw a movie yesterday in the theater. Because you guys have been so patient with this segment, I will tell you both reviews ahead of time.

The first is of the infamous movie Behaving Badly. That was an… interesting watch to say the least. I’ll be finished that movie by the middle of the week, maybe even sooner. The second movie I haven’t written down yet is on The Maze Runner. I’ll be placing notes down for it and will get to it soon as I publish the first review.

Don’t worry about me not making that first review. The only reason I would see a movie like that was to review it, and by God I refuse to have me watch that movie for nothing. Besides, I’ve been neglecting the movie section of my blog for a long time now. The reviews are the least I can do.

I unfortunately don’t have a lot of gaming content planned that I haven’t already stated last week. So just to recap, I will be starting my first 7th Gen In Review post soon. I started a draft, so expect it some time in the future. The first topic is going to be on DLC, though that’s subject to change. There is also another draft on something Nintendo related. Other than that, unless something big happens during the week, there’s not much planned.

I also want to point out that I was offered by the Opinionated Man to guest blog on his site, Harsh Reality, if I wish. This is a marvelous opportunity as his viewer base is massive. And he’s also a really nice guy. So, if you see me mention it in a post this week or next week, you’ll know what happened. I’m just looking for the correct kind of post to make on his blog. The struggle is trying to appeal to his fanbase while showing off what I do most here. Anyway, that might happen.

That is pretty much everything I have so far for the blog. I want to thank you all for your support all this time. You guys are awesome. Last week saw a big increase in followers as well. So, I welcome you if you’re new. Keep an eye out for content coming in the near future.

I’m SBox180. Thanks for reading!


Update (9/14/14): Smash Bros, Other Topics and Whatnot

Greetings peeps!

Today is just another Sunday in a tired old street. Police have got the choke hold- OH-OH-uh-uh-OH- then we just lost a beat.

That song was just in my head, so I just went with it. Anyway this week marks the 2 month line for this blog. Hard to think I’ve been doing this for this long. My last blog didn’t have this much stuff in this amount of time. It’s good to see things through, and I’m glad of where I am now. It’s a good thing I found a way to make this hobby work with my lifestyle.

This week has been pretty good. Things are looking up for me. Starting to apply to colleges, working toward a good GPA, and being a bit more social than previously. The only thing that sucks about next week is that I’m taking the bus to school now; you know cause I just love waking up at ungodly hours. It’s just temporary though. Gives me more time to think about blog ideas, though.

Now let’s talk blog news!

Smash Bros is finally out… in Japan! But hey it’s cool. We get to find out all of Sakurai’s little secrets now. I was part of the Twitch livestream of Smash Bros on Friday. It was fun, but I was hoping for Smash reveals. Don’t even get me started on how many leaches were begging for codes for the demo. (Worst of all was that I was one of those leaches for a couple of minutes). But I digress.

I have a post coming in the next couple of days discussing my thoughts on the final roster. The way I have it set up currently is like a report card for my 3 character probability posts. It might change to a “My Quick Thoughts” though. Just to give you a sneak peak, I’m pretty happy with the roster, though I was hoping for a bit more. There HAS to be DLC though.

I’ll also be downloading the demo for 3DS when it’s available for eShop. I’ll make a review of that, perhaps. That might be my first SBox Recommends. I know, about dang time, right?

Speaking of reviews, I know what I want to review, and it’s a movie. It’s just about when I sit down to see it is all. This won’t be an issue of finding seats, since this was a direct-to-video thing which I found on YouTube. I’m going to try to see it tomorrow, then have it up within the next week.

I was supposed to have a lot more posts this week. There was this one about Frozen I was making for a while, but after looking into the topic I want to tackle with this post, I decided I need more time. I’m not sure when I’ll be ready to post it. Hopefully soon, because I do find the topic interesting. This is good because I’ve been neglecting movie related posts lately.

Besides Disney movies, I also plan to cover Power Rangers movies- and by movies I mean movie. The past couple of weeks, my Power Ranger reboot analysis has become suddenly popular. I assume there is more news about the film that I’ve been missing. So, I’ll look into it, and report back to you when I have enough to make a post on.

In a couple of weeks, a certain favorite show of mine is returning for its eighth season. I will be covering the Big Bang Theory season premier with as a follow-up to my predictions post. Expect that a little after it’s premiere next Monday.

I also have Part 1 of my 7th Gen In Review series to post. I am just deciding on my first topic for that segment. Once I do, I’ll get straight to work.

One last thing I want to share with you is that I will soon be making posts that cover more random topics. My blog has always been mostly about entertainment sources: Gaming, Film, and Television. However, there will also be a section on the sight to just talk about other things. There’s one topic I might tackle, but nothing is set in stone yet.

That’s everything I have this week. There’s a lot of things coming to the site in the future, and this isn’t even everything. Thank you all for sticking with me for nearly 2 months. To any new followers or viewers, welcome aboard. To non-WordPress users, I’m working out a solution that allows you to follow via email, so stay tuned.

I’m SBox180. Thanks for reading!

My Top 5 Favorite TV Shows (300 View Special)

I recently have received my 300th view for my blog. It amazes me that I got that far in such a short period of time. It’s unreal to me that in not even 2 months, a blog I produced could have reached that many views. I have gained much more than I feel I could have ever obtained, and I would like to take a moment and say thank you. Even if you have just clicked on a article and then clicked away, you have given me a wonderful gift.

To celebrate, like I mentioned on my last update post, for now on every 100 views this blog gets I will in some way give you guys a little bit of myself. Because you guys have taken an interest in me, I want to give you guys a little more insight on the person who is writing these posts.

And with that said, I come from a generation of television. TV played a pretty good part in my development. We’re all raised with cartoons and educational shows, and then move on to major series. Today, I would like to give you my top 5 favorite shows. While this list may no doubt change one day, these are 5 shows that are my current favorites of all-time.

Note: this is not THE top 5 shows. This is MY top 5 favorite shows. Please feel free to disagree.

#5: Kyle XY

This is a very personal show to me. I will forever know this show as the first TV show I sought out personally and watched on my own. Before, I used to always watch shows that my family watched. For the first year or so, it was just me waiting every Monday night for the next episode.

Most people remember this show as the one with the boy without a bellybutton. This is a great sci-fi mystery story about a boy with amnesia who appears suddenly from the woods. He has these extraordinary mathematical, scientific and physical abilities, but no concept of society or basic functions (and of course no bellybutton). The central question is “Who is Kyle XY”, which a Seattle family who takes Kyle in is ready to find out. The result is that Kyle may be a byproduct of something a little bigger than what he hoped.

What I like about this show is the plot, more so the build-up that leads to our answer. Aside from the central mystery, the show starts by just fleshing out the character of Kyle. I like how Kyle had to first learn how to coexist in the world before he is able to know exactly who or what he is. Even by season 2 when he becomes more in-tune with society, the show is still based mostly on him learning basic concepts. Those lessons ranges from simple to extreme; from accepting who you to protecting the ones you love. This makes Kyle into a much more likable character. You feel so alien when stepping into his world.

You’ll be doing yourself a favor by seeing this show. I will warn you that the show ended with a pretty big cliffhanger, but don’t let that stop you from witnessing such a gem of television.

#4: South Park



As I grew older, there was this sort of right of passage I went through in terms of TV shows. Every year in my teens, I was given a bit more freedom with what I watched on TV. It started when I was first allowed to watch The Simpsons. Soon I moved up to Family Guy. The next step to me was a show my close friend loved to death: South Park. I was 15 when I was finally given the okay to watch the show. It changed my life.

Of course you know South Park. It’s one of the most controversial and vulgar cartoons in all of television. However, it is also one of the most clever shows on TV. You may argue that the show is extremely immature, but that is inconsequential to the show’s wit. This is quite a powerful social commentary when viewed the right way. The show is analogous to a mad genius. Like in Good Will Hunting’s protagonist, all the swearing and toilet humor can disguise the fact that there’s a genius within him.

South Park doesn’t hide like other shows and even people will. And because it’s rated TV-MA, they’re given the liberty to be as outspoken as they want in whatever odd, disgusting, or immature way they want. The show has also tackled a great variety of things in it’s long lifespan- big things like 9/11 and the election of Obama, or insignificant things like the PS4/Xbox One debate. You can respect a show that takes a firm stand the way they do, while above all else remaining entertaining.

The show if nothing else is among the satire greats. It’s just a very funny show. Holding no punches makes the impact so large, because they dare to say things that maybe you and I wouldn’t. It’s a pretty harsh show, but that makes the joke more powerful. Depending on your humor style, you’ll probably be on the floor a good bunch of the time while watching the show. I haven’t even mentioned that the 4 boys are some of the funniest cartoon characters ever.

I’m sure you’ve seen the show already and have made your decision as to whether you like it or not. If you’ve put the show off for some reason, give it a go. I won’t guarantee you’ll like the show, but I certainly do.

#3: Supernatural

This is a show I watched with my family all the time. At first it was just a show my mother watched on her own, telling us it was a bit too scary for us. But around Season 2, she finally brought us into the show. 10 years later I treasure this show. It’s one of the first full series I ever saw.

Supernatural has a cult following that subtly got bigger with age. Before, I was one of the only people I knew who watched the show. Today… kind of similar, but at least people know what I’m talking about when I say the show’s name. If you don’t know, this show follows 2 brothers: Dean and Sam Winchester. They come from a long line of demon hunters. They travel various parts of the United States from motel room to motel room via stolen credit cards and fake names. Their goals change every so often, but what was originally a case of revenge turns into something much bigger.

That is me being as basic as I can with the storyline. (I didn’t even get to religion yet). What I like most about the show is the tone. This show covers a lot of ground in terms of story, from demon lore to religious lore to folk tales. Through it all Supernatural always had this tone that remained constant. The show is able to be serious or dramatic, but also quite humorous. This show will make you laugh, guaranteed.

Not to mention the chemistry that the brothers have. Jared Padelecki and Jensen Ackles manage to have the best chemistry ever. They really sell those emotional scenes, and they also happen to be a great comedy duo.

This is show I would recommend to anyone. This probably doesn’t sound all that great on paper, but in execution it’s a phenomenal show. I mean if it hit 10 seasons it has to be doing something right.

(Click here for my Supernatural Season 10 Predictions!)

#2: The Big Bang Theory

I remember seeing commercials for this show for years and never getting around to it. The first time I saw part of an episode was through my friend. I revisited the show a few months later with my sister. We were on the floor laughing. Today, the whole family is in on the show.

The Big Bang Theory follows a quartet of scientists: 2 physicists, 1 engineer, and 1 astrophysicists. One day, a beautiful young lady named Penny moves across the hall from the 2 physicists. Penny soon becomes part of their group with Leonard determined to one day make her his girlfriend.

That’s the central plot in a nutshell. Sitcoms don’t have the most amazing plot to begin with. What makes a sitcom is less the story and more the characters.

That is what makes the show so great. These are some of my favorite characters in any comedy ever. Even the added characters like Bernadette, Amy and Stewart are hilarious. Being a nerd myself, I can relate to the characters in one way or another. The show dealing heavily with geek culture makes the show more accessible to me personally. Even if you aren’t into that stuff, it’s still funny on its own. When they aren’t making Star Wars references, they can tell a great sex joke. This makes the show so broad even in its focus.

Don;t miss out on one of the best sitcoms on TV today. If you like to laugh there’s something here for you. Don’t knock the show too early like me.

(Click here for my Big Bang Theory Season 8 predictions!)

#1: Friends

This show has always been there for me (pun not intended). It’s number 1 mostly for what it means to me personally. This is my family’s primary show, and still kind of is. I can’t even remember a point past 8 without the show in my life, nor do I want to.

Friends follows a group of 6 friends that live in New York: Ross, Chandler, Joey, Phoebe, Rachel and Monica. That’s pretty much the entire storyline. Like I said, sitcoms rely very little on plot and more on the characters.

But that’s all the show needs to be as great of a show as it is. The show’s main appeal is the six, hilarious, relatable, dynamic, and fun people you meet in this show. To me, picking a favorite Friend is like picking a favorite organ. You shouldn’t think of the characters individually, because together they make a powerhouse unit. The characters simply bounce off each other in the perfect way almost as if they complete each other. Like a puzzle, you need every last piece to get the true, whole picture.

I simply never get tired of these episodes. Every time is a good time for a Friends episode. I understand it may not be everyone’s favorite show ever, but I don’t know too many people who outright hate the show. If you for any reason haven’t seen the show yet, what are you waiting for? I highly recommend it. Smelly cat FTW!

Oh and if you need an episode to start with, “The One Where No One is Ready”. You’re welcome!

(Click here to see my thoughts on a Friends Reunion!)

Those are my top 5 shows of all-time. Thank you all again for getting me this far. Let me know in the comments if you like any of these shows I mentioned. And let me know you’re own top 5 favorite shows, too!

I’m SBox180. Thanks for reading!

Update (9/7/14): New Segment, Milestone Plans and Whatnot

Greetings peeps!

By the time I post this up, it’ll aleady be my little brother’s birthday or my older sister’s birthday. (Their birthdays are a day apart). My sister likes Disney and mainstream music. My brother likes Batman and fancy sneakers. This will be a fun couple of days to say the least. I have also solved this ongoing, internal debate that has been bugging me for the past year or so: Do I get the PS4 or Xbox One. I have now officially decided on the PS4. Why? Because Uncharted 4 and hopefully Crash Bandicoot. I’ll get a XBox One eventually, but not for another year after I get the PS4.

But now onto blog news.

I am disappointed by how little I have posted this week. All I did was the last update and the intro for my new 7th Gen segment. (I’ll get to that later). I meant to get a little more done- at least 1 other post. However, my focus this week was actually on me recovering from illness. Like I did mention in that last post, I was sick with what I think was a cold. I’m better now, because I’m a boss. I’m on the very last stages of the sickness where I can still afford to blow my nose and have that dry, constant cough. That’ll be gone by Wednesday though. I am going to try harder this week to make more posts. I’ll probably have the time.

So, this update is going to mainly talk about posts since there really is no technical stuff or schedule changes to be mentioned as of now.

First we have the new series of posts I want to try out: The 7th Gen In Review. As I said in the Intro post, I had this idea for a post rounding up everything that the 7th Generation of game consoles had to offer. What I found was that the article would probably hit over 1500 words. My most preferred method was to make separate posts discussing it.

I’m not sure if I explained it well before, but each post in the series is basically going to be me discussing all aspect of the past console generation individually. Each time I’ll discuss whether the generation will be remembered for that aspect mainly. The reason I chose to tackle this question is because there’s a lot more than usual that happened in those 8 years. I think it will be interesting to dissect it. Look for that one in the coming week.

Next, we have another milestone hitting the channel soon. And I finally decided what I’m going to do with it. For now on, for every 100 views I get I will make a post telling you guys a little more about myself. I will do that mostly through Top 10 lists, little stories, or something of the sort. I feel that it’s a good way to open myself up to you guys for supporting me all this time. It really does mean a lot to me when you guys read my work, and I hope this method will suffice.

Other than that, what else is on the agenda? I’ve been thinking about Disney a lot this week, and have some kind of post I want to make about animation in general. That’s going to be fun to write, especially since I haven’t written a movie piece in a while. I’m still have a review of something to make. I’ll also be keeping my eye on Smash Bros since we are finally on the week of release. No more speculation. I think I’ll make a comparison post between my Character Probability posts and the actual game.

I’m also thinking about discussing GamerGate… maybe. I’m not sure I should. It’s not because of fear, but I just feel there are other people who can describe the situation much better than I can, like Mundane Matt or ReviewTechUSA. I do want to in some way raise awareness, though. I don’t know. Maybe I’ll make a Quick Thought on it.

That’s all I have so far. I want to thank you all for your support and for sticking with me for so long. Hopefully this week will have a healthy number of things for you to read.

I’m SBox180. Thanks for reading!

The 7th Generation of Gaming In Review: Intro


Greetings peeps!

It’s funny how we end up coming up with ideas. For example, Sir Isaac Newton developed the concept of gravity when he was hit in the head by a fruit. Dr. Brown from Back to the Future came up with a time traveling DeLorean when he hit his head on a sink. And I created this new segment of blog posts while being up all night with a sickness I am assuming is a fever. Neat, huh?

Today I would like to announce a new series of posts I would like to make. For those of you who don’t know, a time period of a group of video game consoles are active and competing is known as a “console generation”. A console generation begins when the first new piece of hardware is released which replaces the previous generation. We are currently in the 8th Generation of video game consoles, which consist of the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Wii U, 3DS, and Vita. However, the generation we will be referring to will be the 7th Generation consoles: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii, DS, and PSP.

The 7th Generation of consoles was a hell of a game changer to say the least. For one, it is one of the longest console generations ever, lasting since 2004 with the release of the DS. This generation was also timed perfectly with the changes in online and social media. That generation has introduced new game trends, new ways to play, new ways to make games, and new ways to interact with the game and its developers. We also picked up a mainstream not present in console generations prior.

The 7th Generation of gaming will be forever remembered for its paradigm shifts and what it has offered to gaming. Now whether that is a good thing or a bad thing is up to you.

I do realize that the 7th gen is not completely done yet. However, we are already nearing the end as games start making the shift to newer hardware. This is a good time to take a good look at this time period and analyze what makes this console gen stand out.

In these posts, I will look at each aspect of gaming and comment on them all. These aspects include Online Multiplayer, DLC, Social Media, Social Justice, Indies, etc. The goal is to decide what this generation stood for and what it will most likely be remembered as.

I was originally going to make a post called “What Will the 7th Generation Be Remembered As?” I decided to separate the all these aspects instead of just making a long-winded post that people are going to read the first few paragraphs of and get tired of. Besides, I can;t possibly fit everything into a single post.

Be on the lookout for this series of blog posts, because they’re coming your way soon. These probably won’t be the longest posts to make. I won’t go into too much detail about some of these since these are just my thoughts with some explanation.

Hope you can join in on the fun and in the discussion.

I’m SBox180. Thanks for reading!

Part 1: Generation of DLC

Update (8/13/14): Guardians and Whatnot

Greetings peeps!

Today is a beautiful Sunday in the glorious Labor Day weekend. Hopefully everyone is having a great, relaxing, and fun Labor Day weekend. I am celebrating my father’s birthday this afternoon and then relaxing tomorrow. So, everything is good on my end. Now let’s let you all in on what you want to know.

First thing I want to bring up is the review I promised you guys for about a month. There’s going to be a little bit of a change. I will be working on a review, but I’m sorry to say that that review will not be on Guardians of the Galaxy. There are a couple reasons for this change. For one, it’s been 2 weeks since I saw the movie. I don’t remember a lot of the details I would need to accurately make a review. Also, I believe that Guardians of the Galaxy as a movie has lost its relevancy. Especially by now, anyone who was interested in seeing the movie in theaters has already seen it. A review, at least at this time, just would’t work both in terms of quality and of relevancy. My apologies for the false promise. I don’t mean to lie to you guys, but this review just won’t work out.

Don’t get me wrong. I will review Guardians of the Galaxy, but at a later time. Whenever I get the chance to watch the movie again, I will work on a review straightaway. I would say that a review of the movie will probably come when the movie is being released to DVD.

But for your patience, I will give you my quick thoughts on the movie, as I believe you deserve at least a general consensus. I believe that Guardians of the Galaxy is an awesome movie. It’s probably the most comic book like movie from Marvel, and is definitely one of the funniest. Those characters are phenomenal in how they bounce off each other. The comradity among them is beautiful to watch. It also avoids a lot of cliches. If you are skeptical about the film because of how odd it looks (and actually is), don’t be. That oddity is what makes the movie work. Trust me when I say it’s worth the watch.

By the way, stay after the credits. You’re welcome!

Now that that’s cleared up, what will be my first WordPress review in that case? I have a couple of good options for a review. However, to avoid another situation like the one I caused above, I will make no promises. Just know that there is something coming in the future, probably this week if I do it right.

Next thing. What are my plans for this week. I think my priority is going to be that review. I’m going to take precautions to make sure any other plan doesn’t fall through, too. I have a Soapbox I want to do, talking about Guardians and The Avengers. And there will be tons of Smash Bros related posts in the coming weeks. Just last night I made a post about Shulk’s announcement. And I am debating on whether I want to discuss the New 3DS and 3DS LL. I might just make a “Quick Thoughts” on it and keep it moving. The rest will be improvised as usual.

One final thing to note is on my Smash Bros posts in the future. Since that leak turned out to be true (whether or not Nintendo confirmed it or not), I was going to make a post discussing my thoughts on the leaked characters. I decided against that. If there is one thing I do agree with that post, it is when I said “Until Nintendo announces it, it’s a theory”. That’s why I will instead make Smash Bros posts as they are confirmed by Nintendo themselves and not by 4Chan, Gemastsu, or whoever else. After all, the leak didn’t reveal everything. Sure the leak shows the Duck Hunt Dog, but they don;t tell us how he plays. Nintendo will, so that;s what I’m waiting for.

That’s all I have so far. Thank you all for your understanding, your kind words, and your consideration of my blog. I reached 250 View yesterday, so thank you all for that! I feel bad that I didn’t have much of a 200 View special, but I will try to plan something for 300 Views. I’m sure (or at least hope) I won’t be too busy this week. I’ll try to put something up tomorrow, at the very least.

I’m SBox180. Thanks for reading!

My Quick Thoughts on Shulk in Super Smash Bros

Yesterday was a crazy day for Nintendo fans. Between the new handhelds and the Amiibos, the house of Mario was going nuts with a ton of announcements both exciting and controversial. With the latest announcement about Super Smash Bros, I guess it hits somewhere in the middle of those 2. It’s exciting because Smash fans get a new character and Xenoblade fans have gotten what they wanted. It’s controversial because just last week, we had a big leak that I guess can be considered real now. (A retraction has already been posted to my previous post on the Super Smash Bros leak).

But yes, to the surprise of just about no one and the excited of just about everybody, Shulk of the popular Wii game Xenoblade Chronicles is the latest addition to the Smash Bros roster. He is now #38 in our ever-growing list of fighters.

You know, I like this announcement a lot more than I thought I would. I knew dang well that Shulk was going to be announced some time. He was leaked by both Gematsu and by 4Chan, and he was one of the most requested first-party characters ever. I really didn’t care before since I never played a Xenoblade game before. But when I finally saw the trailer, I was singing a different tune.

This guy is a beast! No joke, He has this awesome sword thing called the Monando that can just launch a motherfucker. His counter ability is just devastating. Don’t even get me started on his range. Yikes! He can definitely hit you from a good distance. Yeah he’ll do just fine.

I do like his moveset, and his trailer. But my thoughts were very limited. So I took the video to my little brother to get another opinion. He, like me, has never played a Xenoblade game, but is excited for the new Smash Bros. His response was that while he does like the character, he feels that he’ll be a bit overpowered in the game.

I do doubt that Shulk will be overpowered when the game is finally released, but I will agree with him on the fact that the trailer made him seem that way. Just a small nitpick. Overall, I’m pretty happy to see Shulk finally get announced. I believe there are Xenoblade fans that were very happy yesterday (before they heard about Chronicles being New 3DS exclusive).

I’ll close this out with one more thing. It appears that Gematsu’s tack record is near flawless. The only thing they get wrong so far was Chrom being playable. Chrom is technically in the game, though. That’s still about a 94%, which is still an A. With that said, there is just one character left on the Gematsu list: Chorus Men from Rhythm Heaven. So what do I think about his/their chances? It’s very likely. The thing about them is that I can just as easily see him/them as assist trophies. And given Chrom, it’s likely Shulk was it for Gematsu. The way people are describing them, I think it would be interesting. I won’t hold my breath or anything, but it is seeming very likely. We can at least be assured that he/they are in the game somewhere. That’s one thing they have always gotten right.

That’s it for me. What do you guys think of Shulk’s inclusion? Are you surpised at all? Do you like the character trailer? Are you excited at all for the new Smash Bros game? And what are your thoughts on what this means for the Chorus Men? Let me know in the comments.

I’m SBox180. Thanks for reading!

SBox Soapbox: What I Want From a New Crash Bandicoot Game

The reason I play video games is because of Crash Bandicoot. More primarily, Crash Bandicoot 2 is the reason I play video games. It was the first game I have ever played back when I was just 2 years old. Because of that game, I would stand here today a 17 year old gamer, whose love of gaming would leak into his actual life, the friends he would end up making, the games he would end up playing, the skills he would end up wielding, and the passion he would end up expressing on a blog such as this. It doesn’t take long to find out I’m a gamer if you talk to me, and this is the game that started it all.

For those of you unaware, Crash Bandicoot is a series of 3D platformers. Not just any platformer, though. This was one of the first, and one of the first to get it right. Continue reading SBox Soapbox: What I Want From a New Crash Bandicoot Game

A Quick Update (8/29/14): 200 views

Greetings peeps!

So listen, I’ve been working on a post all week, but things seem to always come up when I’m about to write. But I’ve had some news early this week. It’s kind of old news now, but it was my intention to place this news within the new post. I’m decided to just get this news out in the open already and away from the post. It deserves it’s own post anyway.

I want to give my gratitude to you guys really quick, because I reached 200 views on Sunday. After I posted the 100 View special a couple weeks ago, I thought it would be a while before I’d be reaching a new milestone. Lo and behold, I got double the views about 2 weeks time. As always, I would like to thank anybody who has even considered reading my work. I would’ve never thought I’d get this far in such a short time. I promise you all that I will work to be worth your time in future.

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