This was the year that I really came out of my shell as a fan of pro wrestling. My family started me young as I was planted in front of a TV and the WWF before I can even remember, and I haven’t stopped watching ever since. Not only did I start discussing it more on my Twitter feed (Much to the annoyance of many during PPV nights. Sorry!), but I also joined Alex Navarro and co. on the Giant Powerbomb Cast as a regular guest. It’s also the year that I finally returned to the world of Puroresu, something I haven’t done since the mid-90’s. Thank you to those who have let me ramble about pro wrestling in 2013, and who will continue humoring me in the new year.
I played plenty of games in 2013, but not many that could be considered mainstream. The realm of triple-A gaming simply wasn’t appealing to me this year, and what blockbusters I did play didn’t leave much of an impression. Over the past few years I’ve been finding myself enjoying more experimental and bite-sized gaming experiences. As an adult (!) my spare time is far more valuable to me than when I was younger and so I seek out experiences that will stick with me long after I’ve put them away. These are my favorite games of 2013 and I love them very much.
Big fan of the PowerBombCast! Its the only time I get to here people talk about NXT. I have a nerdy question for you: if you were a wrestler what would your entrance song and finisher be?
Thanks for listening! The Powerbomb Cast is the only outlet I have to discuss pro wrestling at length, and I’m glad it’s found an audience.
This is indeed a nerdy question, but also one I think just about every wrestling fan has considered at one point or another. I’ve always thought that if I were to have an pro wrestler entrance theme, it’d have to be “How Soon is Now” by The Smiths:
My favorite wrestlers have always the more arrogant heel types: Mr Perfect, CM Punk, Owen Hart, Chris Jericho.. so I’d see myself going down that route as well. A great theme also doesn’t always have to hit hard. It’s more important that it just reflects the persona.
As for a finisher? Shining Wizard, all the way.
Even in some alternate universe where Jared is a pro wrestler, he’s probably still small. Shining Wizard is great because it doesn’t require any lifting, and depending on the variation, you can put all your weight behind it and have it look believable. Besides.. SHININGGGG WIZARDOOOOO!
This weekend I made a Twitch-inspired character mod for Pac-Man Championship Edition DX+. It was a fun little project for a game I love. I’m hoping the community will run away with it and turn it into a full-blown Twitch Pac-Man skin. Enjoy!
There’s been talk among the Twitch community team about spinning off a more community-focused site from our official blog, and I wanted to get some of your thoughts on what you’d like to see from a project like that.
Today we ran with something I feel a lot of community managers dread: the lazy contest. Yeah, it snags you some additional followers, and yeah, someone gets rewarded for going along with it, but to a good chunk of your readers its annoying at best and at worst, desperate. I feel as though we flipped that around today and used it as an excellent opportunity to have a lot of fun with not only our brand (whatever that may be) but with our audience as well.
Tonight I played my first online 1v1 game of StarCraft II ever and I won.
This always comes as a shock to a lot of people, but it’s most definitely not a secret.. I am a huge Halo fanboy. Without shame or hesitation, I will fall upon the Chief’s energy sword in his defense. This all stems from my deep love for all things Bungie, but I’ve come to adore the Halo universe beyond one company. So whenever I see new footage or details of 343 Industries Halo 4, I get a little batty. To that end, I’m planning an epic Halo series run in preparation for the new game, only done so in chronological order as dictated by canon.
Where you come in to play is keeping this list honest. I’m a bit rusty in my Halo lore, so this list could very well have a couple of errors. Chime in with your feedback and I’ll edit it as needed. Then, as November 4 approaches, I’ll livestream this madness over on TwitchTV.
Chronological Halo Series Marathon
Not included: Halo Graphic Novel, Halo: Evolutions, Halo: Legends, Dead or Alive 4 (lolz) and some other comics I’m sure I’m forgetting. If you know where this stuff squeezes in (especially the Halo: Legends episodes), let us know!
Edits: Swapped order of Fall of Reach and Halo: Reach (Originally intended for the book to be first)