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Star Wars Fallen Order Reaction EA E3 2019

Fallen Order EA at E3 2019

World Premiere and reaction of EA's back to the First Person RPG "Fallen Order" following a padawan after order 66. Finally, a male lead character and not some Mary sue jedi **cough Rey.

I have my opinions of this game. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is an upcoming single-player action-adventure video game developed by Respawn Entertainment and published by Electronic Arts, set in the Star Wars universe shortly after Episode III – Revenge of the Sith

There is one particular force power in question at 09:07 in the Complete Breakdown video. A force power that extracts powers from a dead body! Now in classic-legends Star Wars universe, one could not typically do this as a padawan. This will be interesting to explore as the game progresses.

Below are two videos one is a complete breakdown and first initial reactions to the EA Stream at E3 2019. I had to record another video for the breakdown due to fear of copy-strike.


From the words of the panel interview, this is all canon!

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Game of Thrones S08E03 WHY the Battle for Winterfell is a MILITARY TACTICAL FAIL

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Game of Thrones S08E03 WHY the Battle for Winterfell is a MILITARY TACTICAL FAIL

Here is a military tactical breakdown of how screwed-up the Battle of Winterfell went down. I chose to compare classical military tactics from source material of human history arguing the poor writing of the Winterfell Episode. In the episode of “THE LONGEST BATTLE SCENE SHOT FOR A TV SHOW!!” audiences after 7 long years gets a similar feeling from Rian Johnson’s Star Wars Episode VIII The Last Jedi. A villain so-hyped-up only to not say not a word, no additional explanation of the villain’s intentions, and dies by the power of a female…Not doubting the skill of Ayra’s stealthy character and definitely Arya is not a Mary Sue as Rey from Star Wars…regardless, viewers received so much and the same time so little plot content from the Battle for Winterfell episode!

Alexander the Great, the Mongols, Romans and Greeks would not over-commit their forces in anyway! In addition, dismounting the heavy Knights of the Vale to foot soldiers and sending the Dothraki blindingly to test the enemy strength is an absolutely horrible military strategy by show writers. Setting aside the aspect of being a "show" with a "budget" one would think as many battles as Jon, Daenrys, Tyrion, Sansa and even Jaime have experienced would have planned (character-wise) a better tactical strategy against the Un-dead. WHY WOULD LEADERS TACTICALLY DISADVANTAGE ITS POSITION BY DISMOUNTING THE KNIGHTS OF THE VALE DEGRADING TO FOOT SOLDIERS????!

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DC Animated Movie Death of Superman is Superb, IGN SUCKS at Reviews.

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DC Animated Movie Death of Superman is Superb, IGN SUCKS at Reviews.

Death of Superman Movie Review today! Beyond The Trailer reaction & review 2018 DC animated movie! Doomsday vs Justice League! http://bit.ly/subscribeBTT Death of Superman Movie Review today! Beyond The Trailer host Grace Randolph's reaction & review of The Death of Superman, the 2018 animated movie from DC and Warner Bros Animation!

This particular reaction is to IGN and their half-ass pathetic reviews by Jim Vejvoda who I have always cringed when reading, or watching, his under five minute “reviews” of the so-called content. Vejvoda is paid through the cash-cow companies, Disney and Marvel, to shit on quality work! Vejvoda does not understand and significantly research through the material to make an honest review! This blows my mind with IGN’s Death of Superman 2:19 so-called review. IGN received over 82,000 views on YouTube and correspondents/writers like Vejvoda just shitted on DC without giving a well-balanced review.

A more honest and well-balanced review of DC’s Death of Superman can be seen on Grace Randolphs channel: Beyond the Trailer. Grace takes the time and is highly knowledgeable in comic, film and pop-culture lore than the jokers of IGN.

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IGN 15 years ago was a close-knit group of like-minded individuals who actually worked in the gaming/nerd industry. Writers and Correspondence of IGN before 2010 actually understood the content taking the time to make honest reviews. Today, we have a bunch of man-babies and pretty-looking faces from the female side, to make these reviews because it’s click-bait. IGN receives pay checks from competitors to shit-on competitors and if you’re obviously making a ton of money being paid to make reviews, those reviews are going to be skewered. It is who pays for the reviews, correct? Paid-PR is the nasty aspect and reality of the entertainment business.  

My gripe is these so-called “reviewers” do not read comic books, not familiar with the lore, not taking the time to research the backdrop stories, don’t give credit to the actual writers, producers, voice actors and actresses in the content. IGN only cares about putting a pretty face on the review whether it be male or female.

In the end, Death of Superman is not “Just Another Doomsday” as stated by the jack-ass Jim Vejvoda from IGN. The DC animated film touches on the emotions of the characters blending the New 52 Justice League with the past content of the DC Universe.

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I have to say that finally a DC animated movie that shits on the live action and the Marvel animation department. However it is only ONE animation film done well among a long string of sub-par DC animation ...although I did enjoy viewing the past movies but not as much as this particular Death of Superman.

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NETFLIX Just Give the Fans A WHITE-GIRL for Ciri! STOP the SJW Cancer!

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NETFLIX Just Give the Fans A WHITE-GIRL for Ciri! STOP the SJW Cancer!

Reddit blowing up the SJW topic hitting a beloved European franchise, The Witcher.   Europeans have to suffer for the American ideology of discrimination. Most don’t care but Netflix on September 4th cast Henry Cavill to play the part of the Witcher, Geralt of Riva, a male protagonist made famous by the video game adaptation from @cdpred Netflix has announced a non-white female for the role of Ciri... keep in mind that Netflix is an American company but now forcing the SJW upon a novelization and video game adaptation of a FANTASY genre! #sjw#thewitcher #cdprojectred #netflix @netflix  stupid-ass liberal SJW approach defamating a European franchise that is successful here in the United States! Not many European franchises can claim succes in the American machine of pop-culture. Is the Witcher pop-culutre? 

The CD PROJEKT Group reported 584 million PLN in sales revenues and 251 million PLN in net profit for 2016. Cumulative revenues from sales of The Witcher 3 topped 1 billion PLN in 1.5 years. Since the release of the first instalment in The Witchertrilogy CD PROJEKT has sold over 25 million copies of The Witchergame

Topics like this blows my mind how we, the United States of America, have the audacity to SJW other franchises. The Witcher has story rooted in Polish culture and because Polish are "white" means Pols are subjugated to the "white-devil" American stereotype? The Polish are very proud European people and for Netflix to shit-on their culture and one of a few honors that Poland has in pop-culture, Netflix SJW's The Witcher franchise. The Witcher Universe is a F A N T A S Y genre, make-believe, what the fuck are SJW statements doing in a fantasy world? Well the American company "do whatever the fuck they want," Netflix will give their adaption of the novel and video game franchise. 

NETFLIX JUST GIVE WHAT FANS WANT... A HOT WHITE CHICK! WHAT THE FUCK!

A Cosplayer fantastically portraying Ciri.   http://pixalry.io/post/120381727829/the-witcher-3-ciri-cosplay-by-love-squad

A Cosplayer fantastically portraying Ciri. 

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Once again, like Star Wars, the fans are shitted-on. Just cast the fucking white girl! I am hoping not to offend some of my black friends because my gaming black friends played the Witcher and they love the way it is! The Witcher is a fantasy role-playing game and in Europe majority of people are not the white-devils here in the United States!

Originally I was championing the male protagonist announcement that Henry Cavill will play the Netflix lead for the Witcher series.  I’m retracting that thought because of the SJW cancer affecting a European franchise. There are not many European companies and developers that can say they produced successful content into the American Machine. Netflix is wrong and fails to understand that the Witcher is a fantasy role-playing game with elements from Polish and European culture! It is saddening and disgusting that the SJW cancer through Netflix destroying an establish European successful franchise but ironically, Netflix is an American company and they have the mentality to do whatever the fuck they want! So fuck you Netflix I am not  watching your show and once again the SJW cancer is fucking with something that should not be fucked with!

Another fantastic Cosplayer. 

Another fantastic Cosplayer. 

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Henry Cavill is The Witcher! Netflix Cast Superman as Geralt of Rivia!

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Henry Cavill is The Witcher! Netflix Cast Superman as Geralt of Rivia!

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DC’s Man of Steel , Henry Cavill is the Witcher! 

Wow...ecstatic, among the other choices contending for the famous CD Projekt Red male protagonist that we played in the Witcher game series adaptation was Vikings lead Travis FImmel, Arrow's Stephen Amell, Mads Mikkelsen, LOTR's Viggo Mortensen, GoT's Nikolaj Coster-Woldau, and a select others can be seen here on IGN's website

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This is a massive step-forward for Netflix’s Witcher series. It will be scripted and produced by Lauren Schmidt Hissrich all based on the fantasy novels by Andrzej Sapkowski rather than the insanely popular video game adaptations by CD Projekt Red—Cavill confirmed the casting on his Instagram page this morning. 

Regardless of the step-forward what we do know is the show is based on the novel adaptations. Therefore the Witcher Game that I and thousands of others are familiar with maybe in disappointment. The casting questions beg who will play Yennefer? Who will portray Triss? The Witcher pantheon of characters surrounding Geralt are just as important as the Witcher himself. 

I am in high hopes this Netflix show plans will come to fruition, however, the main protagonist is solidifed and for once a male centered character.  Lately in film and television, the SJW has been all to prominent. Let's see if Netflix casting will inspire the series to production.  

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SJW TO BLAME? EA's Battlefield V Pre-Orders WEAK and CEO Resigns stating "if you don't like women don't buy"

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SJW TO BLAME? EA's Battlefield V Pre-Orders WEAK and CEO Resigns stating "if you don't like women don't buy"

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Battlefield V's Preorder sales are currently weak compared to Black Ops 4 and Red Dead Redemption II, so clearly its cuz of the SJW agenda and Women included in the game! Annoyed of these channels (some I'm subbed to) misleading their viewers to push a political agenda or pander to a biased group!

My reaction and rant about my issue with the SJW CANCER. For starters EA deserves to get shitted-on by their consumers because of their misguided and misdirected comments towards the gaming community. Here is a direct quoted statement from EA's Patrick Soderlund 

"Battlefield V is a lot about the unseen, the untold, the unplayed," he continued. "The common perception is that there were no women in World War II. There were a ton of women who both fought in World War II and partook in the war."

EA marketed Battlefield as "historically accurate." I am a follower of history and in World War II females were not front-line soldiers. Women were in the espionage roll, counter-intelligence and behind the scenes of the theater of World War II. 

“Listen: this is a game. And today gaming is gender-diverse, like it hasn’t been before. There are a lot of female people who want to play, and male players who want to play as a badass [woman]. And we don’t take any flak. We stand up for the cause, because I think those people who don’t understand it, well, you have two choices: either accept it or don’t buy the game. I’m fine with either or. It’s just not OK.”

"Accept it, or don't by the game..." O-K EA, ask and you shall receive! This statement pissed-off enough people for a CEO to resign. The CEO will not be missed and EA got what it deserves, backlash.  

EA Announces Battlefield V Launching Worldwide on October 19 | Business Wire

EA Announces Battlefield V Launching Worldwide on October 19 | Business Wire

Film, comic books,  pop-culture and today’s topic, the SJW in video games. EA reported a drop in pre-order sales for the Battlefield V. When I attended E3 2018 back in June,  EA's media conference sputtered a minimal reaction. EA's presence was nonexistent because of their drop in sales with the partnered ass-game developer DICE and their Star Wars Battlefront I and II. EA's franchise is taking a shit, this is because of the incursion of pro-feminism in the entertainment industry. Now, I have to be clear, I have no problem with female protagonist and archetype characters in lead-roles but do not fuck with established franchises pushing the SJW cancer. The consumers have seen this mistake with Star Wars, we have seen this controversy with the beloved Ghostbusters franchise and recently the Termininator franchise (see my previous post). 

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I can go on an and on about the problem with SJW to established franchises. The SJW cancer is not and will not be a true marketing strategy. EA has sealed their own fate. The fan base is pissed and tired of failed FPS shooters developed by EA and their partner DICE. 

I have no problem with female protagonist. Again as in my previous post, Wonder Woman is great because it is an established franchise but when you take the SJW to a franchise with a male following and push on the male viewership basically stating "FUCK YOU WATCH WHAT WE DO TO YOUR MASCULINITY" producing an ALL-female protagonist role (Terminator).  there can be problems Star Wars you and some people can argue that it’s not so much of a big In Star Wars, another SJW, I really don’t have a problem with Rey but I do have a problem with how they fucked over the male protagonist of the original Star Wars trilogy, Luke Skywalker.

One can argue that it is not the SJW to blame for the failure of EA. The gaming community is tired of the shit-quality of content produced by EA because of the continual failure of previous titles from their partner DICE. Not many consumers are interested after the comments made by Patrick Sodurland. In fact, EA poorly marketed Battlefield V against bigger contenders like the Call of Duty franchise. October has to be the worst month to market any game. Regardless, the SJW is a cancer, EA poorly marketed its own franchise, and continual misdirected comments by EA will ultimately destroy itself. This is a victory and another step-up-the hill to the progression of anti-SJW.  

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Are You Tired of Hollywood's SJW Character Archetypes and Protagonist?

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Are You Tired of Hollywood's SJW Character Archetypes and Protagonist?

Sigh...another pro feminist protagonist and SJW …

So this weekend the first images of another revisit to Terminator has yet again stirred another SJW pro-feminist approach to a beloved film franchise. In recent years many would agree that beloved franchises created by breakthrough producers and directors as James Cameron, George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, Ridley Scott, Christopher Nolan, to name a few, their film franchises  had been created with actual never-before cinema have been undone in recent times. One can target and blame the pro-liberal and millennial incursion of ideals forcing the SJW or, social justice warrior, archetype characters.  As many would agree that Hollywood is pushing the bullshit once again with Terminator.

What next? Hollywood producing a Back to the Future with the daughter of Marty McFly?? Come on Hollywood!!!

This SJW/pro-feminist protagonist is never going to stop because there are two camps in the thought process of people today. The first is the social acceptance of pro-liberal iconic female archetypes in film and cinema. The second, are people who speak-up against the SJW social bullshit. We see the incursion in the Star Wars franchise with Rey, her character becoming a bad-ass light-side wielding character overnight! Compared to the original Star Wars archetype, Luke Skywalker and his powerful Skywalker family.  I must point out that George Lucas in the beginning, had envisioned a female protagonist but threw that idea out in favor of a male (look how that decision turned out). Today, the SJW trend continues by butchering James Cameron's masterpiece Terminator franchise which, already past directors attempted to reboot with Christian Bale and even an older Arnold-Terminator. Many would agree you cannot have a successful terminator without Arnold! 

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Of course, there will be people who target those who speak-up against these types of SJW character archetypes. Some will label you either a racist, or masculine pig. Many grew-up, like myself,  watching Charles Bronson, Dirty Harry movies, Sylvester Stallone movies, Arnold Schwarzenegger movies but now we are living in a time-frame where these character types and character building are swept aside for 20 minutes of character development and the character is a superstar overnight because marketing is a devil in sheep's clothing.  Hollywood does these things to get viewers on board:

1. Cast a hot female 

2. Cast two hot females in supporting roles

3. Hand-over an established franchise to the female protagonist

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The announcement of a new Terminator movie viewers are seeing two females along side the iconic Sarah Conner played by Linda Hamilton (a badass in her own right). This photo tells me several things to expect from this movie. Another send-off of new blood within a franchise. These females alongside Linda Hamilton have some big-shoes to fill. The original Terminator and Terminator 2, Linda Hamilton on-screen is a force to be reckoned with.  This is Hollywood's current process of handing-off a successful franchise to less appealing actors/actresses. Can anyone agree that Solo followed this procedure? Disney killed-off Han Solo played by the iconic and beloved Harrison Ford, only to be replaced by a lesser actor and prequel. WHAT THE FUCKING- FUCK>>>?! Definitely the modern age of movie casting has been a game-changer in cinema and film. Viewers see sexy females not just in film but on television. Look at the weather anchors! TITS AND ASS! 

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No, I am not jealous. No, I am not a racist. No, I am not picking on stereotypes but viewers are being forced to accept the SJW as a social standard. This strategy from Hollyowood continues to sell to the masses. SJW even filters their nasty imagery into comic books  all pop culture. People eat-up the SJW without asking questions as to why the fuck would you fuck with a great franchise like Terminator with someone who looks like Justin fucking Bieber?!?

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Nevertheless, I do enjoy strong female archetypes with character background with historical pop-culture acceptance. For example, Gal Gadot portrayal of Wonder Woman is an excellent piece of female superhero protagonist. Instead, Terminator gets the SJW forced upon by Hollywood. 

In the end, this is both disturbing and at the same time hard to digest because this is the direction of the large corporate film industry and we are about to see that in years to come.  Hollywood continues to push the SJW social bullshit on viewers . Many would agree that a Terminator movie without Arnold Schwarzenegger is no Termnator movie. 

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SKYRIM! Bethesda Game is a Masterpiece, Testament of Time! Another Dragonborn Adventure!

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SKYRIM! Bethesda Game is a Masterpiece, Testament of Time! Another Dragonborn Adventure!

PC Modders like  Bijin  gorgeously re-texture and model NPCs in Skyrim to be beautiful and eye-pleasing than the Vanilla version.

PC Modders like Bijin gorgeously re-texture and model NPCs in Skyrim to be beautiful and eye-pleasing than the Vanilla version.

Skyrim the Bethesda hit of 2011 still lives on and strong in 2018!

The reason being is Bethesda's release of the Special Edition and soon VR, now players can render the game in 4K textures and atmospheres look a lot more pleasing to the eye (even in the vanilla 2k version) yet, this is not enough! Bethesda's smash hit and one can argue, a masterpiece, is due to the independence of the PC modding community found on such sites as Nexusmods. In the PC world games like Skyrim stands the test of time, as most games fall off the planet and the market in a few months. Most game titles barely last a year and this includes RPGs. Whether FPS, RTS, MMORPGs, this Skyrim RPG stands alone as a super phenomenon on YouTube, Reddit, and modding sites which, solidified the legitimacy of Skyrim. One such YouTuber will definately inspire a Dragonborn to re-visit Skyrim over and over again: MxR Mods Channel. His videos get massive multi-viral video views and I am happy for his YouTube channel success. 

A new Dragonborn needs to venture to the YouTube channels and one can experience a whole new different game-play every time you start a new game! Ranting about how amazing Skyrim is one has to not be cheap, go on Steam and purchase the game for $19.99! The market-value of Skyrim stands the test of time especially, in the gaming world as most games are released, played for a year and in the next year a sequel is marketed.

Bethesda has enough bragging rights to be proud of Skyrim and Bethesda recently marketed the Special Edition and VR. This re-marketing value of a 7-year-old game will continue to create sub-content for YouTubers, mod developers, streamers, about the game and continue to create viral works from Skyrim content.

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WHAAAAT???? MODS ON CONSOLES??? Eurogamer.net

Of course there are those platforms that continue to be resistant and snobbish. Sony PlayStation can suck a fucking fat dick because they refuse to open up their console to the modding community. Perhaps it is the algorithms involved in coding to PlayStation, however, this is why Xbox One commands a stronger "creative" community. People may deny the simple fact that consoles are not as powerful platforms as the PC and limit the creativity of the gamer. Yes, most PC gamers are bragging master-race fucks ( I am one) but they have every reason to talk shit because Xbox One opened-up to the modding community and PlayStation has not!

Nevertheless, I am not sure about the aspiring Dragonborns out there but every time I play through this game, I find something different than my previous play-through. Here is another reason that I keep busting nuts over Skyrim!

CD Projekt Red‘s Witcher characters have been blessed by their developer to be utilized. Witcher character skins, voice-overs, spells and attack techniques from the Witcher franchise modded into Skyrim! The Witcher 3 I am also a busting-nut fan and in its own right one can say The Witcher 3 is a masterpiece too, released in 2015. I could go on and on Dragonborns but this game stands the test of time and is definitely a masterpiece in its own right! 

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OoO yeah...Yennefer in Skyrim!

OoO yeah...Yennefer in Skyrim!

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VENOM, will Sony's Anti-Hero cash-in at the box office?

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VENOM, will Sony's Anti-Hero cash-in at the box office?

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Let’s talk about the character Venom.

"The Origin History of Venom begins with the creature that would become Venom being born to a race of extra-terrestrial symbiotes which lived by possessing the bodies of other life-forms. These parasites would empower their victims with superior physical abilities at the cost of fatally draining them of adrenaline." (Marvel, Trading Cards)

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In 1994 I discovered Venom in the Maximum Carnage Series comic line. Today, from the Sony's SDCC 2018 trailer , Venom is a "anti-hero." OooOOoohhhhH SHIT!?!?!? Perhaps Sony is attempting to cash-in on the Deadpool anti-hero character?

Venom is not an antihero.

Eddie Brock, the first carrier of the symbiotes, has a bitter hatred for Spider-Man.  Peter Parker however, in this movie universe by Sony, is a teenager and Sony may hide Venom's insatiable hatred for Spider-man. Tom Hardy, looks badass and if given the correct direction in the movie depicting an antihero this may not be a bad idea for the marketing value of this particular character. However, given the history of the two arch-rivals, there needs to be a face-off in the Marvel universe between Spider-Man and Venom. Perhaps Sony is marketing with the approach of the Deadpool antihero character but you will not find any comedy in Venom. If Sony is pushing that whitty on-screen puns from previous Marvel movies, I doubt movie goers will be convinced. This is my subjective opinion but from the looks of the trailers, no comedy here. I would like this movie to stay this way. 

Venom is not the happy-go antihero as Deadpool. 

There is a sense of uncertainty with this movie. The main concern is no Spider-Man. Venom is a standalone movie that may, in the future, have a crossover. Sony has to tread lightly with the crossover, as Peter in the Marvel movie universe is still a teenager. Society may not receive a grown man having a hatred for a teenager Spider-Man. Regardless, the reviews and reactions are mixed and nothing really is totally negative, or positive. As stated, there is a level of uncertainty of how Sony's Venom will fair with audiences and most importantly, the box office. 

Ryan Quon

We Are Venom! This is the trailer that was shown at San Diego Comic-Con The world has enough superheroes. Watch the new #Venom trailer now. 10.5.18. One of Marvel's most enigmatic, complex and badass characters comes to the big screen, starring Academy Award nominated actor Tom Hardy as the lethal protector Venom.
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Star Trek Discovery Season 2 the Saving Grace of San Diego Comic-Con 2018

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Star Trek Discovery Season 2 the Saving Grace of San Diego Comic-Con 2018

Discover the next adventure of Starfleet. Watch the first look trailer of the highly anticipated season two premiere of Star Trek: Discovery, which makes its epic return to CBS All Access in early 2019! Premiered at Comic-Con International in San Diego during the series' Hall H panel with cast and executive producers, this trailer previews the continued voyage of the U.S.S.

Star Trek Discovery (STD) in my opinion and observation at SDCC 2018 is possibly the only saving grace of the convention. SDCC 2018 streamed live and premiered the trailer for Star Trek Discovery getting over 6.8 million views. STD by far surprised skeptics that the show would be a hit! This is great for Gene Roddenberry‘s universe and the Star Trek franchise. In 2005, Star Trek Enterprise series ended, not on a great note for fans and arguably the least watched prime-time television show of the Star Trek universe. STD has brought back Gene Roddenberry's universe in the universe that we know from the continuum of the beloved Star Trek The Original Series, Next Generation, Deep Space 9 and Voyager. The Star Trek movies of recent are in a different universe and can be explained in this video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JuCbW1AOblo The multi-verse, seems to be a continual show and film production excuse to "experiment" with show classic timelines. If the show, or movie, sucked then the writers and developers can have an excusable dismissal of the failed attempt.  Directors and producers can always deflect fans that it is a "multi-verse," geeks and hardcore fanboys can say "OoOOoOOO its a different universe!" I can go on and on about how the multi-verse affects different re-imagined shows and movies. 

Nevertheless, I encourage viewers to please check-out Star Trek Discovery Season 1. The great aspect of STD is its ability to attract non-traditional Trekkies and Geeks.  The show stays true to Gene Roddenberry's vision that humanity could be in a peaceful coexisting Federation of planets living in conjunction with those different from humanity. Humanity have set aside the issues that plague our present day society: racism, stereotyping, political feuds and indifference.

I encourage all to watch Star Trek Discovery and if you never been a Star Trek fan, this show will definitely make you one. 

By Ryan Quon

The Star Trek Discovery Season Two San Diego Comic-Con 2018 Hall H Panel was moderated by Tig Notaro. The panel featured Sonequa Martin-Green, Doug Jones, Anthony Rapp, Mary Chieffo, Wilson Cruz, Anson Mount, Mary Wiseman, Alex Kurtzman, Heather Kadin, Shazad Latif, and others. Check out http://www.weliveentertainment.com for the latest entertainment news, reviews, interviews, and other exclusive content.
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QuakeCon RETURNS! Gaylord, Texas 2018 ITS FREE!

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QuakeCon RETURNS! Gaylord, Texas 2018 ITS FREE!

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QuakeCon began in 1996 and has grown into an annual gaming event that draws thousands of people a year. Its Bring-Your-Own-Computer gathering is one of the largest LAN parties in North America according to Zenimax. Quake is arguably the first competitive gaming platform. Of course today we see Overwatch, Call of Duty, and Battle Royale modern gaming franchises promoting competitive game-play. Well I was there in 1996 reading in printed articles (nobody reads anymore much less printed press) Quake tournaments, exhibits, workshops, sneak peeks and upcoming Bethesda titles. Bethesda, you are and will always be in my heart, as arguably the true gaming developer from my childhood that has stayed true to its origins! 

QuakeCon is FREE for general attendees and open to the public. Zenimax said it’s working on a better, smoother registration process this year. But, it said it needs more time. It will announce more details at a later date. Meanwhile, people interested in participating in the Quakecon 2018 BYOC must pre-purchase a package to guarantee a spot. Anyone interested in attending can find general information at http://www.quakecon.org and the direct link https://www.showclix.com/event/quakecon-2018

QuakeCon is getting bigger. Since 1996 the annual celebration of all things Bethesda takes place August 9-12 at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center in Dallas, Texas. Lastly, for the first time ever, the show floor will be open for the full weekend.

Video game publisher Zenimax, who organizes the event, is also expanding the schedule and bringing back the keynote address and panels, new ticketing and registration options, a larger BYOC area, and more. I enjoyed June 2018s E3 Press Conference with Bethesda's Lead Designer Todd Howard. The guy definitely has natural talent as a public speaker and game visionary. 

  ALL purchasers must be present at QuakeCon 2018 at the Gaylord Texan in Dallas, Texas August 9-12, 2018, and must present proof of purchase to receive the swag bag – unclaimed swag bags will not be mailed. 

 ALL purchasers must be present at QuakeCon 2018 at the Gaylord Texan in Dallas, Texas August 9-12, 2018, and must present proof of purchase to receive the swag bag – unclaimed swag bags will not be mailed. 

The festival is also getting a new addition this year the return of swag. In the past, these events often produced swag: free shirts, sports bottles, and just awesome shit all for free! During package registration, fans have a chance to pre-order a $150 limited edition swag bag. Each one contains a premium roll-over backpack, a set of three exclusive pins, a stainless steel water bottle, an air freshener, an oversized mouse pad, a luggage tag, and a 36-inch inflatable rocket launcher from the online game “Quake Champions.”

See you at QuakeCon 2018! Y'ALLLL (texan speech)

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AMOURANTH EXPOSED (TWITCH THOT) SCAMS PHOTOGRAPHER

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AMOURANTH EXPOSED (TWITCH THOT) SCAMS PHOTOGRAPHER

*Edited (8.5.18) After many comments and pms both constructive and blatantly non-relative,I will state clearly that Amouranth's behavior affects true female gamer's that are decent creative individuals. Amouranth lies are depicted in the YouTube bloggers PewdiePie and L OF THE DAY exposing...

1. Amouranth's lying behavior seen in her infamous viral gym stream

2. Amouranth hiding and lying about her marriage in the fear of losing monetary income.

3. The one-sided Polygon article by Julia Alexander  defending Amouranth and her "private life." 

I for one am not a great YouTube blogger as PewDiePie and L OF THE DAY but I do know more about Amouranth getting to know her at my home in 2016 and traveling with her to San Diego Twitch Con in 2016. In my original article below, I have been accused of being "jealous... Amouranth is creative why do you have a problem with her?...Amouranth is funny and she does art!" The best accusations "you also have other half-naked girls on your website...DrRRRrr" I am responding to mostly children and if the reader actually reads the entire content would reveal my explanations. So this tells me that definitely, the blind and the mislead are defending streamers like Amouranth. In my opinion, some viewers need a mental evaluation. 

Regardless, not once in my writings do I state jealousy and question her creativity, to list the few accusations. What I am questioning is her ability to convince herself that it is alright to lie to her viewers and the viewers donate money to her. Now, we can go into the politics of viewership. Let's set that issue aside and discuss true female streamers, who do not solicit their bodies and respectfully actually play/create/gaming content. Amouranth demonstrates bad behavior and is awarded by her viewership! Regardless, as I stated before, Twitch Streamers like Amouranth continue to ridicule actual female game streamers. It is the culture and the phenomenon of the world of streamers. Sex does sell. Twitch knows this. Polygon knows this and even YouTube. Even the negative reactions to "THOTS" are in turn positive because the behaviors are reinforced by additional curiosity and opinions. 

In the end, I understand that I put myself out there and am not openly bashing Amouranth but only stating what had transpired and coming to light in 2018. One could say I was the first to witness the behaviors of these streamers/cosplayers utilizing whatever means of sexuality to get income. The controversy is out now and so I am opening a can of shit that I put behind me in 2016. Yes, I did experiment with photography and cosplayers in the past and in response to trolls commenting, I have not worked with any "cosplayer" since Amouranth.** (end edit 8.5.18)**

I worked with Amouranth in 2016 starting her career. In some cases, I am to blame for having a hand in promoting this whacko. At the time, Amouranth attempted to destroy my image and stealing the photos, videos, and ideas from me. Amouranth has since grown and learns quickly from others. She plays the game very well on people's emotions to get M O N E Y. Amouranth surrounds herself with pathetic followers all wiling to lie for her and defend this creature of crap, this THOT... Of course Amouranth hardly gave me any credit and still uses some of my photos on her banners. Whatever, the truth is out and I am glad the community is seeing pass Amouranth's games. Amouranth plays the game very well and uses her looks to get ahead in life using the female victim card when people find out her not-so-private life secrets.  

One of the photos we took in Hollywood, CA. My work which she ran off with and did not give me credit. 

One of the photos we took in Hollywood, CA. My work which she ran off with and did not give me credit. 


Most of the time the photographers and tech guys get sidelined because everybody sees the front-line hoe and I’m tired of that shit so now I just stay out of the cosplay business. I laugh at these cosplayers that I used to work with utilizing their looks and playing the "victim card" and calling on the power of their mentally unstable fanboys to slam those speaking up against people like Amouranth. 

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Nick Lee and Kaitlyn

Starting out small, in my home. Katelyn is a quick learner and soon used some of my ideas in spring-boarding her Streaming Career. 

Starting out small, in my home. Katelyn is a quick learner and soon used some of my ideas in spring-boarding her Streaming Career. 

The Clock is ticking for people like Katelyn, she can’t do streaming the rest of her life. I am happy for her current success and I do not wish her ill-will but the process in which she goes about her business endeavor is questionable and unethical. Utilizing Twitch and YouTube to promote herself and advertise through Patreon/Snapchat private shows. She mind as well be a cam girl. It all revolves around viewers and money. Twitch and YouTube despite the negativity, in turn, creates views. Poor PR, is great PR and people will continue to watch Amouranth and Twitch/YouTube will continue to deny those who speak-up against Amouranth in favor of views. It is all about numbers, it is all about getting sad-ass followers to come to Twitch and watch IRL channels streaming narcissistic people as Amouranth. Amouranth got fake boob implants because she is fake herself. How do I know this? well look at my photos and you can clearly see her B-Cup and the photos currently do not match the porportion of her body! Amouranth asked me to hide, at the time in 2016, any video/imagery of Nick...yet the fucker would pop-in on streams. PEOPLE ARE NOT STUPID! PEOPLE WILL RESEARCH ! Lastly, Amouranth claims to take people's channels down due to her private information. Well, you got what you deserved Katelyn for attempting to do the same to me back in 2016. Nick and Katelyn are married. This will definitely hurt Katelyn's monetary income but not enough to take her down. The clock is ticking. 

Pathetic. 

By Ryan Quon

Started out well but slowly I started to see her "hidden agenda" Katelyn and myself at Stan Lee's LA COMIC-CON

Started out well but slowly I started to see her "hidden agenda" Katelyn and myself at Stan Lee's LA COMIC-CON

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E3 2018 PRESS CONFERENCE REACTION and Review: XBOX and PlayStation

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E3 2018 PRESS CONFERENCE REACTION and Review: XBOX and PlayStation

Oh shit! OHhhHH where do I begin and where do I start !?!?

Since Saturday I have been attending conferences at E3 especially, Microsoft Xbox! I am very ecstatic that Microsoft changed the briefing to the Microsoft Theater! Logically making sense that Microsoft would have the briefing at their own theater! Originally the Galen Center started at 8 AM on Monday but Sunday at 1 PM fits perfectly because you don’t have the general rush of morning traffic in downtown LA.

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XBOX PANORAMA E3 2018

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Alright I got that rant out-of-the-way. Microsoft came out strong this year and my take away is the announcement of 50 games and 15 exclusive titles! Just fucking bad ass however, I do wish that Executive President of Xbox Phil Spencer or, one of the game chief designers would discuss HDR and hit home with the capabilities of Xbox One X. Microsoft did not talk about HDR, or “high dynamic range” and 5K IPS nanotechnology which the Xbox One X is very capable of! Developers are still pinching their peanuts to develop games at this level! Here is one reason why I am a PC gamer because the visuals for me as a tech-guy are far beyond a console... however, of course the console is the most affordable type of gaming. Honestly Todd Howard (Bethesda Head Director) has always kept it real and taking their time with serious games taking advantage of high-quality visuals and great torytelling. @bethesda launched the original titles from DOOM, Quake and Wolfenstein! For me, the Fallout franchise has always been my favorite and  I’ve always stated to “nuke everyone!”... not literally but when society gets on my nerves. FBI I DID NOT MEAN THAT LITERALLY! The announcement of Fallout 76 with MMO-type game-play , collectors edition power suit helmet and glow in the dark map of the world! FHUcK Yeahhh !

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All the Microsoft Xbox conference hit it out of the park with her new titles exclusive’s and demonstrating the power of the Xbox One X.

SONY PLAYSTATION PANORAMA E3 2018

SONY PLAYSTATION PANORAMA E3 2018

Sony PlayStation's review and takeaway for me has not been as strong in the past year with the conferences. I do approve of the limitation of the media invites to only those who are actually in the media and industry instead of Twitch streamers all over the place! I consider Twitch streamers not media. Sony put us in a room decorated in the scheme of the Last of Us 2  which is the world premiere of the popular survival-game. Overall, Sony takes care of their people with constant bombardment of refreshments, quality drinks, and spending a shit ton of money on pampering the industry. NOTHING WRONG WITH THAT! Perhaps the other big names could do the same. Food is the key to anyone's heart. Speaking of Hearts! KINGDOM HEARTS 3. My money is already in-line with the PS4 Collectors Edition. Possibly the oddest and for some reviewers "innovative" game is Hideo Kojima's Death Stranding. I do not know where to start with the direction and storyline of this title but I can say the video rendering is sexy as fuck! The facial rendering from the real-life actors/actress is beauitful and definately shows off Playstation's AMD chip! 

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Overall both conferences had their big title contenders but I must say that for me, Xbox came out the stronger. In the past Sony has been kicking Xbox ass with popular titles like God of War! Nevertheless, the traction of the Xbox wheels have hit ground and Phil Spencer even teased a "next-gen console."

Thanks for reading...

by Ryan Quon

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May the 4th Be With You Fail Advertised Event

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May the 4th Be With You Fail Advertised Event

May 4th Be With You... or at least we expected coming into this event that it would be industry related and one would think the event would market the release of the Solo movie! When in fact, Das Bunker Night Club catered to a fan-based typical three floor renovated club located on 4069 Pico Boulevard in downtown Los Angeles (it used to be a gay bar).

Overall, my impressions initially entering the club that a-typical Star Wars fan will possibly find better entertainment elsewhere.  Investigating a little bit about the venue with three floors which, not a single DJ was bumping Star Wars themed-music. In talking to one of the host, he lead me to believe that Disney may have had a hand in legality. I doubt it. The place sucked. 

Therefore, the venue did not have any Star Wars techno, or club appropriate music representing the franchise ! The venue did contain a few patched-up wooden props and a green screen but other than that the drinks were highly expensive, the attendance more-or-less the social a-typical comic-con with alcohol atmosphere. People I observed had nothing better to do but take selfie‘s, drink and walk around with their sub-par cosplay. 

This of course is one person(s) opinion and I dislike to take a venue down with a poor review however, when the venue advertises there will be industry-related personnel coming, perhaps they were there in disguised. Interestingly, hardly anyone was talking about Star Wars and the fact that the Solo Movie will be out in a few days shocked me with no advertismenets, banners, or even Star Wars related murals! Instead the club owners posted up random images!

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WonderCon March 23-25 2018 Press Review

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WonderCon March 23-25 2018 Press Review

Photos by Helen Vee

Photos by Helen Vee

Wondercon has always been a "family" convention that caters mostly to independent artist, vendors, and most important COMICS! Unlike the big brother San Diego Comic Con that promotes the large television networks, movie tycoons and mass-marketing to the main stream media. Wondercon stays true to its humble origins. My first Wondercon attended was 2009 and Yes! it is still crowded as FHUUUCK but hey its a great place to be for the family. What is great about Wondercon is the pricing of the passes. Once again the big brother SDCC sells passes way into the $500 range on eBay, Offerup and Craigslist for preview night and 4-Days! Registering for SDCC is madness compared to Wondercon.  Wondercon has the same atmosphere minus the almighty mass-media and celebrities. Wondercon passes were sold-out for Friday and Saturday but Sunday bargain day is just $20! 

Of course myself and Helen are Press, so our badges are complimentary. 

 In the end Wondercon is still a must-see event and although growing in the past years, I really appreciate all the independent artist, signed artist, vendors and collectors on the expo floor. The management staff does a great job with security and the new system of scanning passes to weed-out the trouble makers creates a humble experience for anyone looking to attend a Comic Book Convention!

Great Job WonderCon see you next year!

Photos By Helen Vee

Photos By Helen Vee

Other than what I observered WonderCon is another great experience and I personally feel is better than SDCC.

Taking photos is my assistant Helen Vee. She really enjoyed the History of Comic Books in Conference Room 210 which made me realize just how many talented artist from other cultures and countries go unnoticed. A spectacular panel and a knowledgeable speaker from Rice University speaking on his research of comic books and artist from Mexico and other countries! 

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21st D.I.C.E. Awards 2018 Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences Las Vegas

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21st D.I.C.E. Awards 2018 Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences Las Vegas

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WoW! what a great time I had at the 21st D.I.C.E. Awards. The award show is voted on by over 30,000 members of the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences all in Vegas. Of course the smash hit Nintendo's Breath of the Wild won four awards (Game of the Year, Outstanding Achievement In Game Direction, Outstanding Achievement in Game Design and Adventure Game of the Year), while Horizon won two (Outstanding Technical Achievement and Outstanding Achievement in Story). Cuphead was another winner of multiple awards, taking home the prize for Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition, Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction and Outstanding Achievement in Animation.

During E3 2016-2017 I demoed and present during the trailer launches of Breath of the Wild, Horizon and Cuphead. I am so fortunate to be a part of the gaming community and to see these titles receive from the academy distinguished awards is yet another honor. I personally played Horizon Zero Dawn and must say I took the environment and story line all-in as it reached yet another milestone in my memory of gaming! 

The full list of winners is below:

Game of the Year

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

  • Publisher: Nintendo
  • Developer: Nintendo

Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

  • Publisher: Nintendo
  • Developer: Nintendo

Outstanding Achievement in Game Design

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

  • Publisher: Nintendo
  • Developer: Nintendo

Immersive Reality Technical Achievement

Lone Echo/Echo Arena

  • Publisher: Oculus Studios
  • Developer: Ready At Dawn

Immersive Reality Game of the Year

Lone Echo/Echo Arena

  • Publisher: Oculus Studios
  • Developer: Ready At Dawn

Mobile Game of the Year

Fire Emblem Heroes

  • Publisher: Nintendo
  • Developer: INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS and Nintendo

Handheld Game of the Year

Metroid: Samus Returns

  • Publisher: Nintendo
  • Developer: MercurySteam and Nintendo

D.I.C.E. Sprite Award

Snipperclips

  • Publisher: Nintendo
  • Developer: SFB Games

Outstanding Achievement in Online Gameplay

PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS

  • Publisher: Bluehole
  • Developer: PUBG Corporation

Strategy/Simulation Game of the Year

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle

  • Publisher: Ubisoft Entertainment
  • Developer: Ubisoft Milan and Ubisoft Paris

Sports Game of the Year

FIFA 18

  • Publisher: Electronic Arts
  • Developer: Electronic Arts

Role-Playing Game of the Year

NierR: Automata

  • Publisher: Square Enix
  • Developer: PlatinumGames

Racing Game of the Year

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

  • Publisher: Nintendo
  • Developer: Nintendo

Fighting Game of the Year

Injustice 2

  • Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
  • Developer: NetherRealm Studios

Family Game of the Year

Snipperclips

  • Publisher: Nintendo
  • Developer: SFB Games

Adventure Game of the Year

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

  • Publisher: Nintendo
  • Developer: Nintendo

Action Game of the Year

PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS

  • Publisher: PUBG Corporation
  • Developer: PUBG Corporation

Outstanding Technical Achievement

Horizon Zero Dawn

  • Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment
  • Developer: Guerrilla Games

Outstanding Achievement in Story

Horizon Zero Dawn

  • Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment
  • Developer: Guerrilla Games

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design

Super Mario Odyssey

  • Publisher: Nintendo
  • Developer: Nintendo

Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition

Cuphead

  • Publisher: StudioMDHR
  • Developer: StudioMDHR

Outstanding Achievement in Character

Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice - Senua

  • Publisher: Ninja Theory
  • Developer: Ninja Theory

Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction

Cuphead

  • Publisher: StudioMDHR
  • Developer: StudioMDHR

Outstanding Achievement in Animation

Cuphead

  • Publisher: StudioMDHR
  • Developer: StudioMDHR

Article by Ryan Quon

 

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NAMM Show PRO AUDIO Saturday and Sunday January 27-28th 2018 REVIEW

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NAMM Show PRO AUDIO Saturday and Sunday January 27-28th 2018 REVIEW

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Saturday January 27th at NAMM 2018 I covered the Pro Audio section and it brought me back to a time in my early 20's with noOoOo money, tinkering with the idea of becoming a “recording engineer.” For me, back in the early 2000's I played in several rock bands and fell in love with the prospect of "recording." Every decade has innovations and in that time-frame line-ins analog to digital for example, came in 8 channel firewire or SCSI PCI driven recording interfaces.  PCI express, USB 3.0 or Thunderbolt did not exist. The early 2000’s was a big push from analog to digital recording but the communication outputs/inputs still needed innovation. Cubase, Pro Tools, Presonus, Roland and MOTU were among the brands I remembered pioneering digital interfaces. It was great to see some of these brands still innovating and pushing the quality of sound engineering from analog to digital at NAMM 2018. 

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Intel Setup with Digital Mixer NAMM 2018  Photo by: Helen Velez

Intel Setup with Digital Mixer NAMM 2018

Photo by: Helen Velez

The kids today and professionals now have their hands on a wide variety in the market to choose from. Pro Audio is streamlined and very easy to proclaim oneself a “recording artist” when a “musician” can be at home with an iPad and input-interface from lets say Rode, open up the software, input the XLR/1'4" instrument cable, and start recording right away!! Here is where I have my subjective opinion about what a musician is... there are some out there who are digital musicians meaning they never played in a marching band, guitar, bass guitar or drums. The modern day "digital musician," as I like to prescribe, get all their sounds from sampled software. The individual will purchase software with pre-recorded sounds, figure-out the software, then take one of those money gobbling recording engineering classes posted on buses or billboards. Now they are a "sound engineer!" The individual understands the Metronome and start to lay down tracks!  It is all done in the software.  Technology has advanced, streamlined and it is that simplified. 

VOX Amplification NAMM 2018  photo by: Helen Velez

VOX Amplification NAMM 2018

photo by: Helen Velez

Digital Software NAMM 2018  photo by: Helen Velez

Digital Software NAMM 2018

photo by: Helen Velez

Any turd can be a self proclaimed recording artist whether it be PC or Apple products. Processors today have 4 to 10 cores paired with strong motherboards, Solid State Hard Drives and communication outputs like Thunderbolt (Apple), USB 3.0, or PCI Express. The bandwidth from analog to digital has been perfected because back in the early 2000‘s when I started, for example, a MOTU 8 input firewire technology was not efficient, you NEEDED a strong AMD or Intel chip otherwise you will get a lot of background noise in your recording and sometimes a ticking noise from the magnetic hard drive spinning parts at 7200 rpm. Now the glory of the solid-state hard drive is instantaneous data transfers communicating with Thunderbolt... it’s just amazing what the recording industry has become from analog to digital. The software out at NAMM 2018 is marketed to that intermediate person and with time the person can become a professional sound engineer. The consumer can get their hands on literally vintage sounds to modern digital sounds all within a packaged software. However, there is still a fine line between the "recording engineer" and a "producer," that actually understands mixing and mastering. Mixing and Mastering tracks is what distinguishes the "PRO"-ducer from the recording engineer. 

Analog Mixing Board into Digital Interface NAMM 2018  photo by: Helen Velez

Analog Mixing Board into Digital Interface NAMM 2018

photo by: Helen Velez

I am glad to notice at NAMM 2018 huddled in small groups those old-school mixed in with the new school technology, sound professionals, that blended analog and digital. I personally enjoy the sound engineer/producer blending analog and digital utilizing mixer's, microphones and live-sound inputted into a digital interface. Pro audio is still costly and if you cannot afford the nice beautiful microphones and preamps, the market offers line-in interface devices and  software that programs your guitar sound or piano, into digital and you can select over thousands of types of percussion, cabinet speakers,  guitar amplifiers, and microphone presets  or  “samples.”

In the end, I enjoyed my time and invitation to NAMM 2018. There was just too much to see, review, and demonstrate in a few days. What I have noticed is how simplified the market has become. Anyone can be a recording artist with the right knack and whit, one can piece together music whether be R&B, Rap, DJ, Rock Bands, Metal, Country, and Classical, the music industry is indeed digital. 

Ludwig Set NAMM 2018  Photo by Helen Velez

Ludwig Set NAMM 2018

Photo by Helen Velez

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NAMM Show Friday 26, 2018 Anahiem California REVIEW

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NAMM Show Friday 26, 2018 Anahiem California REVIEW

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NAMM show for Friday, January 26, 2018 possibly one of the best shows I’ve seen this year. It included all forms of music and if you’re interest revolves around this type of professional industry, this is the place for you! I’ve traveled to many conventions across the nation and by far the NAMM show still keeps it industry related and media invite only, don’t get me wrong, I have no problem with young adults and families attending but NAMM is NOT Comic Con. Sometimes children and young adults take away from the professionalism of some of these events which, are to showcase to the big investors, developers and those who bring the money to these events. Yes, there is a component with the consumer because at the end of it all retailers need to sell their products while at the same time getting developers and investors to see their products too. 

Regardless,  expos, shows and cons are now catering more to the consumer for example E3 Expo selling 5,000 passes to the consumers. I am subjectively reviewing that the NAMM show does it but in small quantities which, is still a controllable enviroment between media/industry and consumers. A industry/media professional at NAMM and events like it could still demonstrate, touch and go to media panels without the OoOOOs and awWwws of ongoing consumers trying to get a glimpse of a celebrity. 

ALRIGHT! enough ranting...The NAMM show is something that people have to experience. It does not matter if you interest is into classical music,  rap and hip-hop, if your DJ, rock-star, or  want-to-be rock-star, country or digital music...NAMM is the place to showcase and demonstrate getting your hands on the new technologies to grow your individual creativity and or business! A fantastic show with phenomenal sound to go with it. 

For me personally (please see photos below) I am a guitar player and have some experience with piano. One of my favorite vendors is VOX Amplification and Orange Amplification. I recently found out that the founder of Orange received a distinguished award and was highly pleased to hear. I have been personally buying and collecting Orange products for years. 

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In the end, I recommend bringing ear plugs and some Advil because after sometime there is so much sound going off in the convention I believe the heavens themselves are nodding their heads to the tunes expressed out of NAMM. 

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CES 2018 LAS VEGAS!

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CES 2018 Announces Celebrity Lineup 
An all-star array of speakers and appearances from big names in sports, music, movies, TV technology and more 
 

Las Vegas, NV, January 5, 2018 - The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) announced today an extensive list of celebrities slated to appear at CES® 2018 in Las Vegas. 

Entertainers and other figures from sports, music, movies, TV, and technology will appear throughout the week celebrating technology through speaking engagements, signing autographs, and meeting conference attendees. 

"We're bringing the stars to Vegas," said Karen Chupka, senior vice president, CES and corporate business strategy. "What makes it even more special is that nearly all of these entertainers and other celebrities are involved in some of the most interesting technology efforts out there. So it's exciting to have star power on hand - we always do - but it's also exciting to get the unique insight of these folks on how they're partnering in cutting-edge projects." 

Celebrity speakers and appearances include, but are not limited to:

Monday, January 8

Tuesday, January 9

Wednesday, January 10

Thursday, January 11

Friday, January 12


Owned and produced by CTA, CES 2018 will run January 9-12, 2018, in Las Vegas, Nevada. 

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Take a look at three new areas at CES 2018. High-definition video b-roll from CES is available for easy download on CESbroll.com. See exclusive photos from the CES show floor, keynotes, conference sessions, events and award ceremonies in the CES photo gallery

Produced by the Consumer Technology Association, Inside CES 2018 - Trends and Takeaways provides a complete overview of the entirety of CES, including exclusive CTA research and trend analysis not available anywhere else. Ensure you understand the most important trends impacting the tech industry in the year ahead. Learn more and order your copy today.
 

About CES: 
CES® is the world's gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. It has served as the proving ground for innovators and breakthrough technologies for 50 years-the global stage where next-generation innovations are introduced to the marketplace. As the largest hands-on event of its kind, CES features all aspects of the industry. Owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)TM, it attracts the world's business leaders and pioneering thinkers. Check out CES video highlights. Follow CES online at CES.tech and on social.

About Consumer Technology Association:
Consumer Technology Association (CTA) is the trade association representing the $321 billion U.S. consumer technology industry, which supports more than 15 million U.S. jobs. More than 2,200 companies - 80 percent are small businesses and startups; others are among the world's best known brands - enjoy the benefits of CTA membership including policy advocacy, market research, technical education, industry promotion, standards development and the fostering of business and strategic relationships. CTA also owns and produces CES® - the world's gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. Profits from CES are reinvested into CTA's industry services.
Upcoming Events

  • CES Media Days
    January 7-8, Las Vegas, NV
  • CES Unveiled Las Vegas
    January 7, Las Vegas, NV
  • CES 2018 - Register
    January 9-12, Las Vegas, NV
  • CES Asia 2018
    June 13-15, Shanghai, China

Photos by Helen Velez

Written by Ryan Quon

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Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi RIAN JOHNSON GARBAGE!

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Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi RIAN JOHNSON GARBAGE!

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Born in 1982 a couple of years after the release of The Empire Strikes Back , in 1983 my parents took my baby-ass to watch Return of the Jedi. Of course, I didn’t remember that time-frame but in the mid-80s as a spawning child of Star Wars fandom! I would watch the trilogy on VHS or sometimes Betamax. As a 7 year old kid awestruck about Luke Skywalker, Han Solo with his scoundrel ways, and the princess that glued everybody together but now in the modern day were Disney owns LucasArts the tyrant Disney needs to revenue $6 billion a year other than that it goes back to George Lucas. **CROSSING MY FINGERS FOR THIS***

I have to say that JJ Abrams' Force Awakens and Gareth Edwards' Rogue One really brought me back to that good spot of wanting more about Star Wars. It brought the yearning of wanting to learn more about the lore and universe of Star Wars. However, this director Rian Johnson’s Last Jedi I have none of those feelings once again!!! This is probably the worst feeling I felt since Star Wars Episode I. Now to be "politically" correct I am a "legends" fanboy and follower of the lore established in the original "Expanded Universe" created by graphic novels, novels, and Dark Horse Comics.  Disney has since dissolved the expanded universe and is not canon, now Disney draws from legends like a siphoning locust(s) to bring badass ideas back to THEIR Star Wars Lore.  Disney calls it Star Wars "Canon" and since seeing the Last Jedi, I find myself in a difficult spot much like Mark Hamill is when he agreed to redo his role for the Last Jedi. I agree with Mark Hamill’s personification as well as his temperament behind Luke's character in this film.  Mark's  portrayal of Luke Skywalker some would say sucked but I honestly feel Mark acted as if he did not care because HE DID NOT CARE. In the many interviews with Mark Hamill prior to release of the film he often replied snarky and snobbish. Mark is an intelligent mother fucker and he knows what he is doing. He IS the Joker from the 90s Batman the Animated Series and made a great career from his voice acting. Mark distrust Disney and I commend him for that!

The Last Jedi took me at moments in the movie where I was jaw-dropping, meaning it didn’t make any sense to bring Leia back from her space explosion! Above all, killing off Admiral Akbar, the hero of the Battle of Endor, the admiral who destroyed the Superstar Destroyer: Executor in a matter of seconds, Ackbar was dead!

DEATH OF ADMIRAL ACKBAR IN A FEW SECONDS THE HERO OF ENDOR???!!! WHAT THE FUCK RIAN JOHNSON!!!!

DEATH OF ADMIRAL ACKBAR IN A FEW SECONDS THE HERO OF ENDOR???!!! WHAT THE FUCK RIAN JOHNSON!!!!

This movie has millennial all over it handing off the movie to these new characters which, I am not convinced and awe struck. I am not buying into Disney's new characters. They do not have strong screen presence like Harrison Ford and Mark Hamill!

I admit that the movie is visually stunning and if you’re into HDR Cinema, this shits for you! This movie will not disappoint visually but in terms of substance and character development taking place directly after Force Awakens. Rian Johnson could’ve built upon the plots created by JJ Abrams, Rian destroyed H O P E itself that the Star Wars franchise was going in an awe-struck direction as Abrams laid out in Episode 7.  Perhaps the Disney executives stated "we don’t care how Luke Skywalker dies... we don’t care how Supreme Leader Snoke dies... just make it happen" and tool Rian Johnson fucked it all up! Rian Johnson created the worst sequel in Star Wars history. What the fuck was the throne room for Snoke? A magnifying glass and red back drop? Granted his guards were sick and battle-hardened but again no explanation of Snoke, his guards, his powers, where he came from and most importantly Kylo revelaing (or lying) about Rey being a trash rat left at Jakku. If Snoke is all powerful how the fuck could he not see the lightsaber, feel Kylo's force tug of the lightsaber? SPEAKING OF THE LIGHTSABER...ANAKIN'S RELIC HAS BEEN DESTROYED. THEEEEE LIGHTSABER of the Clone Wars, killer of Dooku, killer of Jedi's and Sith, the lightsaber used in the duel between Obi-Wan and the very saber that dueled Vader from Luke. IT IS ALL GONE! FUCK YOU RIAN JOHNSON!

The other sub-plots that transpired failed miserably. I get it, Luke only had a few days or maybe a week with Master Yoda in Empire. Luke had to find a lot of himself through what Jedi training he acquired from his instructors. What made Luke special is that he pieced and gathered relics of Jedi teachings. ON HIS OWN!!! Rey, on the other hand she learned how to become a duelist in a matter of days??? To learning and mastering moving boulders?? For me Luke Skywalker's greatest achievement was facing Darth Vader on his own, being tempted by the Dark-side, losing his hand in a light saber duel with Vader and finding that his father is Anakin/Vader all the same!

Now in comparison, I began to understand more about  Kylo Ren after Awakens. In this film however, Kylo has yet to experience any of these emotions as Luke/Anakin did. Again it’s the millennial backdrop of self-gratification and quick gratification for this movie. The story is pushed all on Rey  as the all-powerful light and Kylo Ren is all-powerful in the dark. Both brats were handed factions:  remnants of the Empire to Kylo and remnants of the Rebellion to Rey! None of these two characters did anything extraordinary as the classic characters performed in the first movie(s). All the emotions that Luke Skywalker, Han or Leia experienced destroyed in the Last Jedi

I am not 100 percent hating on Star Wars entire franchise but definitely, I am disappointed in the direction that Rian Johnson under Diseny's tyranny took the franchise. Mark Hamill stated the best ...

"Disney does not care about quality... they care about quantity and making money!"

Ryan Quon

Star Wars Fanboy since 1982

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