Black Lightning, another reason to give the CW another chance

black-lightningwordpress

I’ll admit that until last month I’ve been sleeping on the CW, as much as I love my superheroes the last show I paid attention to on their network was Smallville, which ended 6 years ago. Since then they’ve produced multiple Arrow, The Flash, Legends of tomorrow and coming soon Black Lightning. This show was originally a FOX project but I’m happy with the switch in productions due to it opening the door for crossover stories.

Scene from Justice League Crisis on 2 Earths
Scene from Justice League Crisis on 2 Earths

Black Lightning hasn’t had a lot of exposure due to a rocky  partnership  between DC and the characters creators Tony Isabella but he’s made appearances in Superman  Batman Public Enemies voiced by Lavar Burton and Justice League – Crisis on two Earths

Scene from Batman Superman Public Enemies
Scene from Batman Superman Public Enemies

The premiere date hasn’t been set but the storyline has been revealed. Years after quitting the hero business Black Lightning is brought back into action after his teenage daughter (who also has powers) gets into trouble. Can’t wait to see how the series turns out.

Mob Psycho 100

Just got done watching season 1 and I definitely liked it, the animation was done by the Bones anime studio which means it was top-notch. This anime comes from ONE, the same group responsible for One Punch Man. Both stories revolve around an extremely strong main character but they take the a dramatic angle by making MOB (the main character) a quiet awkward teen that just wants to be normal. The season is standard length 12 episodes but does drag a little until about episode 5-6. If you can hold out for that long you’re in for some great fight scenes, some comedy and a decent story line. I expect to see a season 2 in the future, until then check out season 1 here.

Smite Season 3 World Championships

I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again I love MOBA games! I’ve only played SMITE about 3 times via Xbox One and just couldn’t fit it into rotation but that doesn’t mean I want to miss out on some world class action. Over the next 4 days the World Champs are taking place at the Hi-Rez Expo. I’m rooting for Luminosity Gaming but there are a lot of great teams like NRG and EGR I’ll be watching on Twitch and you should too. Check it out here.

Fate/Grand Order: First Order

It’s a new year which means there’s new anime to watch. One of my favorite franchises has been the FATE series produced by Type – Moon. They have created Fate/Zero, Fate/Stay Night, and Just released a special for Fate Grand Order.

It’s the year of  2015 and the human race is on the brink of extinction and only the Chaldea Security Organization can prevent it. After tracing the source of extinction to the year 2004 they send a team back in time to investigate and results in the most unlikely of candidates to be thrown into the latest Holy Grail. If you’ve seen the previous series or played the games you’ll see a couple familiar faces, you can watch it now on 9Anime to see what happens.

Console free is the way to be

Every week I hear the same thing, “activate your Xbox gold membership “,”You need to buy a PS4”,and I SAY NAY!!! Long ago I started building computers and playing Starcraft, soon after I discovered online games that were free to play like League of Legends. Time passed and I got sucked into the console wars when halo first came out and have been on team Xbox ever since. Flash forward 16 years and I need a break. There are more than enough free to play and and beta games to keep me occupied. The only true cost is the hardware needed to keep up with the system requirements for them all, and even those costs turn into an investment due to using the same rig for multiple purposes and projects. So today marks day one…364 to go.

ESL Street Fighter King Of The Hill Season 2 final

KING OF THE HILL Season 2 Final

Today was the final round for Season 2 and it went out with a bang! With KBrad being so dominate the last few rounds the weekly question wasn’t who will win but instead who’s next to lose to KBrad and his aggressive Cammy. This week started  with Pavocacdo vs. Stupendous. It was a toss up early, Stupendous fought hard and even managed to tie the score at 3-3. I was questioned how far a Zangeif could go against a R.Mika and we quickly found out…not far at all, the final came down to Pavocado vs KBrad.

Pavocado came out strong and jumped out to a 4-0 lead by using perfectly timed command throws leading to multiple stuns and dominating mix up. which kept KBrad in the corners and under constant pressure. Not to be counted out KBrad started a comeback with a convincing perfect round to start it off and finishing the series with another perfect round with a 10-8 win.

Season 3 starts January 10th and this time it’ll be East vs West. also will be the start of the second season of Street Fighter 5 and the introduction of Akuma and other new characters to the game. Cant wait to see how this all shakes out. Check out for all the highlights on Twitch

Vainglory 2.0 Around the corner

I’m a couple days late but I just saw the updates that are coming in 2.0 and I’m hype!!! New items, Changes to miners and minions but most important to me is VAINGLORY DEVELOPER API.  I literally started building an app in order to track my personal (and eventually team) stats and this will be a great help. Check out the details in the link above

Capcom Cup 2016

IT WENT DOWN IN SANAT ANA!!!!

The top 32 Street fighter players in Esports battled for the highest cash prize ever for this event, $230,000. There were plenty of upsets, including legends Like Jwong and heavy favorite for the crown Infiltration getting knocked out before the top 8. I don’t want to give any spoilers so watch the matches for yourself in the link above