Nintendo Switch Games Wishlist

I’ve had the Nintendo Switch since about two weeks after its launch. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is easily one of the best, if not the best, launch titles a new console system can have. BotW is my personal game of the year; I’ll argue vehemently in its defense that no other forthcoming game will match what it offers. Its vast open-world. Its game mechanics. The way in which it has you — the player — write your own story. Every person who picks up and plays BotW will experience it completely different, and that’s special.

Horizon Zero Dawn is really, really good and had a fascinating story, but it can’t be described as “special,” in my opinion. Mass Effect: Andromeda is cool, but nothing more. Middle-earth: Shadow of War is sure to be awesome and stunning, but… again, not “special.” The only game releasing, well hopefully this year, that I see challenging BotW is Super Mario Odyssey. If it’s anywhere near the quality of Super Mario Galaxy 2, Zelda… watch out.

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13 Reasons Why: Tape 2, Side A

If you yourself or you personally know someone who is considering self-harm, ending their own life… whatever. It doesn’t matter go to 13reasonswhy.info for some resources on how and where to find help.

You’re not alone; no one is ever alone, never ever forget that.

ICYMI…

13 Reasons Why: Tape 1, Side B

We wake up in the morning and I guarantee you the vast majority of us reaches for our phone to see if there’s anything we missed out on. How do the kids put it now? Oh. Yeah. FOMO, or Fear Of Missing Out. 

I’m not here to scold or lecture because I’d be hypocritical in doing so. I do everything I just wrote and more. The point of me writing about 13 Reasons Why as frequently as I am is because I really think the show does a phenomenal job of giving us a birds-eye view of how human behavior is, and how cringingly cruel we can be and sometimes are.

After picking up our phone and waking the screen, we’ll either be elated to see who reached out to us; how many likes, comments, or otherwise we received on our social network profiles; if you’re like me, what’s going on in the world in terms of news and politics; sports wise: the scores, highlights…; streaks selfies or snaps from friends. I could literally go on. Once we look at what others have posted, we then join in on the endless commentary throughout our own day ourselves.

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13 Reasons Why: Tape 1, Side B

If you yourself or you personally know someone who is considering self-harm, ending their own life… whatever. It doesn’t matter go to 13reasonswhy.info for some resources on how and where to find help.

You’re not alone; no one is ever alone, never ever forget that.

ICYMI…

13 Reasons Why: Tape 1, Side A

Intelligence. How do you judge someone’s IQ? Why do you call someone smart or dumb? How’d you come to that conclusion about them? I’ve always maintained that it’s all a matter of perspective. Along with it is how we make friends. We’re always taking notice of who’s around us and seeing who we most personalize best with, at least I do.

Attraction on different levels is involved too; we don’t usually socialize with people we’re not attracted to. Keep in mind, attraction isn’t solely based on the physical it’s also on the ideological. Another way to put is: we like to spend time with people who are agreeable with us. But it too is a good thing, healthy too, to be around those who are less so yes this and yes that to us.

All of these complicated psychological human behaviors we each go through naturally is what leads to having friends. In 13 Reasons Why episode two, these are the two things it addresses:

(1) Perspective

(2) Friendship

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DJ Roodz — The J Effect Podcast

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That’s him in the above gallery right there. DJ Roodz himself and my good friend Christian Roodal.

He was kind enough to join me for the re-launch/reboot of my podcast. We talk about how he keeps up with maintaining his own website, writing, gigs, producing and his future in the DJ business.

What’d you think of my interview of DJ Roodz? Leave a comment below or tweet me @werdynerdy.

13 Reasons Why: Tape 1, Side A

Let me just say up front, these posts about one of Netflix’s latest original series 13 Reasons Why aren’t reviews, per se. I won’t be scoring them; I’ll only be writing really impressions and thoughts. And I won’t likely be writing about all 13 episodes either.

The other note I want to make before continuing on about the show itself, and something I’ll amend to each post, is if you yourself or you personally know someone who is considering self-harm, ending their own life… whatever. It doesn’t matter go 13reasonswhy.info for some resources on how and where to find help.

You’re not alone; no one is ever alone, never ever forget that.

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Buying my Nintendo Switch 

I haven’t been excited for a Nintendo product since maybe the first 3DS model back in 2011. The last Nintendo anything I spent countless hours with was Fire Emblem Awakening. I wasn’t much into Wii and I didn’t even bother with Wii U. I, like so many others, have been sorely disappointed in what Nintendo has put up against the console juggernauts in Playstation and Xbox, more PS these days. Most recently, Nintendo was able to attract the masses in the form of Super Smash Bros. but that’s it.

Then came the big announcement of a new direction on Oct. 20, 2016, and an innovative one if you ask me, in the Nintendo Switch:

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Trailers be dropping

If you’re a nerd at all, then this week your mind has exploded more than once. So many trailers posted to tickle our speculative and always wild imaginations.

As each one was released, I kept thinking, Oh, I need to blog about that! Then… another came out and another followed by another. Check out the ones that caught my eye:

  • Spider-Man: Homecoming
  • Justice League
  • IT
  • Destiny 2
  • Telltale Games’ Guardians of the Galaxy
  • War for the Planet of the Apes

I have to start with my most anticipated movie of 2017: Spidey.

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Motivation 

I haven’t written anything since February 14, which ironically is Valentine’s Day. I say that because writing is a love and passion of mine. It genuinely bothers me that I’ve been so lazy and have made excuse after excuse as to why.

I’ve been busy.

I’m tired.

It can wait.

I need motivation.

All of those lines are of procrastination. And now into month two of no writing, well the streak to my own chagrin is finally over, it’s no longer about me putting off work. Now it’s even more desperate than that. My not writing is becoming a habit. 

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Wagner just now taking off on postseason flight after early-season odyssey

[Editor’s Note: Post originally appeared on A Daly Dose Of Hoops where I’m a staff writer.]

Bashir Mason’s Wagner Seahawks made a statement on game one of the college basketball season back in November: A stunning 67-58 win over the then-No. 18 ranked UConn Huskies, a highlight part of Wagner’s season; even this far in, according to Mason.

“I think that’s what the ceiling was for this group,” Mason reminisced. “That was a really good UConn team. We walked in there and beat them.”

To kick off non-conference play with such a loud bang, conventional wisdom would assume Wagner probably takes advantage of such incredible momentum and steam roll from there. But no one could have expected Romone Saunders, who dropped 15 points in their effort against UConn, to suffer a broken bone in his left foot that required surgery, as reported by the Staten Island Advance/SILive.com’s Cormac Gordon.

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