Friday, May 22, 2015

Slammiversary 2014

Since it's Memorial Day, Destination America has decided to not air a new Impact Wrestling tonight and is airing a completely out of context pay per view from eleven months ago.  As confusing as this might be, I'm not sure why this hasn't been done before, at least in an edited version.

Slammiversary 2014
Date: June 15, 2014
Location: College Park Center, Arlington, Texas
Commentators: Mike Tenay, Tazz

Reviewed by Tommy Hall

Time for another TNA pay per view which at least has been good in the last few years. The show has had some decent build, but due to a combination of injuries and TNA's horrific marketing skills, the World Title match has been changed and there was no mention of the X Division Title match on television. The show does look good on paper though and we get the newest Hall of Fame announcement. Let's get to it.


We open with the trio in the back with MVP saying he's here to make sure Dixie doesn't screw things up tonight. MVP can't be out there with them though because of his knee.

Video on the history of TNA up to this point.

X-Division Title: Sanada vs. Tigre Uno vs. Davey Richards vs. Eddie Edwards vs. Crazy Steve vs. Manik

Sanada is defending and this is a ladder match. Also keep in mind that Destination X and Option C are coming up soon. Manik dives through the ropes to take out Sanada before the bell. The Wolves follow suit with stereo suicide dives and Steve has apparently knocked Tigre Uno down. Steve gets a ladder from under the ring and uses it to climb back to the apron. Tigre dropkicks him down and mostly misses a corkscrew dive to take everyone out.

Sanada and Manik fight over a ladder in the ring with the champion taking over via a springboard chop to the head. Tigre replaces Manik and kicks Sanada in the back of the head but the Wolves double team him into a German suplex onto the ladder in the corner. Edwards throws in a fresh ladder but Manik dropkicks both of them down. Steve (very popular tonight) comes in for the Terry Funk spinning ladder spot, taking down everyone that comes into the ring.

Manik makes a save but Steve shoves the ladder over, only to have Manik land on the top rope and dive out to knock out the Wolves. Steve goes up again and touches the belt but of course loses his hand eye coordination since this is a ladder match, allowing Sanada to make the save. The ladder is busted so Sanada slams Steve onto it to set up the moonsault. The fans think this is awesome as Tigre enziguris Sanada off a better ladder.

Tigre wedges the broken ladder into the standing one to form a bridge, but the Wolves catch him in a powerbomb/top rope Backstabber combo. The Wolves both go after the belt but Sanada makes the save. Edwards Sanada clothesline each other to the floor and Eddie crashes into the barricade, leaving Davey on top. Manik makes the save and powerbombs Davey onto the bridged ladder in a SCARY landing. Sanada climbs up to retain at 9:40 before someone dies.

Rating: B-. The match was fun but some of those spots looked too dangerous for my taste. Richards getting powerbombed was way too scary looking and I didn't like how he landed. Hopefully everyone is fine, but I question having people go through a match like this without even giving the match hype on TV.

The announcers explain the World Title situation. For once this is totally beyond their control.

Here's the trio with MVP on crutches to insult Texas A&M and the fans for booing him. They shouldn't be so angry at him while he's here against doctor's orders. Dixie has gone to the Board of Directors in an estrogen filled moment of insanity, resulting in him being censored. MVP explains the World Title situation to the live crowd and says he won't be involved in either qualifying match. King and Lashley promise to win their matches, unlike Texas A&M.

Samoa Joe vs. Bobby Lashley

Winner goes to the title match tonight. Lashley quickly takes Joe into the corner but gets enziguried in the other corner to give Joe control. Bobby leapfrogs over the Samoan and clotheslines him down, only to have Joe pound him down with strikes. The Facewash is loaded up but Bobby rolls to the floor to get a breather. You don't go outside on Joe though and it's the suicide elbow to take Lashley out again.

Joe gets cocky for a split second and Lashley is able to send him into the steps. Back in and Lashley fights out of the corner Rock Bottom with a swinging neckbreaker for two. A snap suplex sets up a nerve hold on Joe and an elbow to the face stops his comeback cold. Another nerve hold is broken up by a kick to the head and the backsplash gets two. Now the release Rock Bottom looks to set up the Clutch but Lashley drives him into the corner. Joe has to stop himself from running into Earl Hebner, allowing Bobby to nail the spear for the pin at 8:50.

Rating: C+. This wasn't bad with Lashley getting one of his biggest wins since coming back. Putting Joe in the title match didn't make a ton of sense after Lashley beat Eric on Thursday so this was the best option all things considered. I'm still not wild on Lashley's in ring work, especially the spear due to so many people using it, but he could be worse.

The Carters have a party suite above the arena. Dixie thinks Ray will see Ethan's vicious side tonight. Dixie won't comment on the meetings she had this week until she's in the middle of the ring. The only hint she'll give is that the karma that got to MVP is nothing compared to what's coming. Spud looks like the Joker.

Magnus vs. Willow

Bram and Abyss are the seconds here. Magnus stomps away in the corner to start and avoids a baseball slide to send Willow into the steps. Back in and a big clothesline gets the same for the Brit. There's a buckle bomb for good measure and Magnus hammers away on the mask. We hit the chinlock for a bit before Willow fights back with an atomic drop and the legdrop between the legs for two.

The Twist is countered but Magnus runs into two boots in the corner. A middle rope splash gets two for Willow before Magnus avoids the Swanton. Bram tries to interfere but Abyss is right there to hammer away. All four guys start brawling on the floor until Willow goes up top and just jumps backwards onto the Brits.

Now Abyss and Bram fight in the ring with the Monster easily throwing him to the floor. The guys in the match get back in as Bram gets his metal bar, only to be one upped by Janice. They walk up the ramp as Magnus breaks up the Whisper in the Wind, setting up a belly to back suplex into a side slam for the pin on Willow at 10:00.

Rating: C-. This was a mess for the most part but not bad. They would have been better off making this a tag match to get everyone in there, but that seems to be where they're headed anyway. The Willow gimmick isn't doing anything for me either as the announcement that it's Jeff Hardy just killed the whole point of the character.

Here's Kurt Angle to announce the newest Hall of Fame inductee. Angle talks about how being in the Hall of Fame means you've earned respect forever from the boys in the back and the fans. The inductee is......Team 3D in a bit of a surprise. A loud and long WE WANT TABLES chant goes up and we go to a wide shot of the arena for some reason.

Bully can barely get a full sentence out as the fans are chanting WELCOME BACK. They accept the induction because of every single one of the fans. D-Von says he wasn't going to come back to TNA but if he's going out, he has to be by Bully's side after all their history together. Catchphrases and poses close out the segment.

Ethan Carter cuts a good promo about how he's beaten all the members of the TNA Hall of Fame so tonight he gets to beat the latest. This isn't Von Erich Country anymore because the Carters have taken over.

Austin Aries vs. Kenny King

Winner goes to the cage match tonight. Aries hits the corner dropkick less than thirty seconds in but King escapes the brainbuster and gets to the floor. The top rope ax handle puts King down again but King crotches him on top to get a breather. A dropkick puts Austin on the floor and King sends him hard into the barricade for good measure.

They head inside again with King hammering away before putting on something like a seated abdominal stretch. Aries fights up and smacks King's ears to put him on the floor, setting up a suicide dive. King is thrown back inside so Aries can ram him over and over into the buckles, setting up a missile dropkick for two.

King comes back with a cradle suplex and a high kick but gets caught with his feet on the ropes. The Last Chancery can't get the submission so King comes back with a springboard Blockbuster for a close two. Aries gets tired of dealing with King and takes him into the corner for a super brainbuster to send Austin to the cage at 10:04.

Rating: C+. This is the logical choice as King hasn't really shown that he can beat a guy of Aries' level in a one on one match. The ending sequence was really cool and it gives us a more intriguing main event than Eric vs. two members of the trip. Aries is a guy that could be brought up the ranks in TNA to fill in their lack of top faces.

JB introduces some Dallas Cowboys to a VERY mixed reaction. After that mention is over, JB brings out the latest Von Erichs: Ross and Marshall, accompanied by an ancient looking Kevin. The Bro Mans interrupt and say that a lot of things in Texas aren't tight, including being a Von Erich. Robbie isn't here for reasons not specified.

Bro Mans vs. Ross Von Erich/Marshall Von Erich

Marshall wrestles barefoot like Kevin did. This is DJZ and Jesse for the team tonight. Marshall cleans house on DJZ to start but can't hook the Claw. A powerslam puts DJZ back down and it's off to the older Ross for some dropkicks. Jesse breaks up something off the top rope and DJZ hits a nice flip dive to take Ross down on the ramp.

Back in and Jesse nails a dropkick bur Ross avoids a second one and makes the hot tag to Marshall. Everything breaks down and Ross hits a missile dropkick to put both guys down. Jesse brings in a chair but gets it dropkicked into his face, setting up a series of basic double team moves from the brothers. Not that it matters as DJZ brings in the chair for the DQ at 5:07.

Rating: D+. Well that was a waste of pay per view time. The Von Erichs looked ok at best but it's clear that they need ring time more than anything else. They didn't know how to finish a match yet and it looked like they needed to get through a bunch of spots instead of bringing the match to a close. Not terrible, but the ending really didn't work for me.

Post match Kevin comes in to put the Claw on Jesse, drawing the only big pop from the crowd.

Angelina says she'll keep the title tonight. JB asks how many time Angelina has won the title without Velvet's help but Angelina says they're a team.

Knockouts Title: Gail Kim vs. Angelina Love

Angelina is defending and Gail won a triple threat on Thursday to set this up. Gail hits a quick running forearm to start but her top rope hurricanrana is countered with a powerbomb. A side slam gets two on Kim and Angelina throws her out to the floor. Velvet interference doesn't help as Kim sends Love knees first into the steps. Back in and Gail gets crotched on the top, setting up an ugly looking reverse bulldog for two.

Sky uses the hairspray but referee Stiffler ignores it. The Botox Injection gets two and here's Earl Hebner to eject Sky and make himself referee. Gail speeds things up and gets two off a neckbreaker but gets powerbombed for two more. Kim accidentally dropkicks Earl in the back but nails Eat Defeat. Stiffler ignores the cover to check on Earl and does the same again when Love gets rolled up. Angelina reverses into a rollup of her own and Stiffler counts the pin to retain the title at 6:57.

Rating: D+. Egads this story is getting old. Didn't we have Stiffler in love with the Beautiful People like five years ago? Nothing to see here for the most part as Gail vs. Angelina has been done on PPV so many times that they ran out of stuff to do years ago. The match was ridiculously overbooked. Also don't we already have a questionable referee in Brian Hebner?

D-Von has to go back to the hotel for dinner with his kids. Bully cuts a promo on Texas wrestling legends and thinks Ethan is in way over his head. His advice to Ethan: start praying. Ethan gets crucified for the sins of his Aunt Dixie and he'll be baptized in blood.

Bully Ray vs. Ethan Carter III

Texas Death Match, meaning last man standing. Ray brings out a bullrope ala Stan Hansen for a nice tribute. Carter is thrown to the floor by the rope to start and Ray brings out a pair of tables. They're stacked next to each other on the floor but Carter recovers from the coma he was in to get in a few shots and take over. Ray fights right back and sets up another table in the corner but the fans want cowbell.

Carter avoids the table but gets his chest ripped off by more chops. Time for the cheese grater to rip up Ethan's chest (barely), which isn't something you often see. Carter gets in a few shots to take over and sends Ray face first into a chair on the mat. He goes up top but gets crotched and superplexed onto the chair to put both guys down. Ray grabs a Dallas Cowboys trashcan from under the ring before starting to cut up the mats to expose the wood under the canvas.

Joker Spud comes out with a kendo stick shot to Ray's back for no effect. Ray kicks him low and knocks Spud silly with the stick but Carter hits a quick One Percenter onto the exposed boards for our first count over twelve minutes into the match. Ray is up at eight so Carter pours out the glass in the trashcan. Carter goes up but dives into a Bubba Cutter, sending the injured chest into the glass for a cool spot. He's up at eight though so Ray takes the stick outside to knock Ethan silly again.

Ray puts him on the tables and goes up but here's Dixie for a distraction. Bully goes after her and sends Ethan into Dixie to knock her out cold. Ethan gets punched down and Ray puts Dixie on the table. He takes too long though, allowing Spud to pull her off and Ethan knocks Ray through the tables with a kendo stick shot for the win at 17:05.

Rating: C. It was a nice brawl with some nice spots but NO ONE CARES ABOUT DIXIE. After all this, if she doesn't go through a table in New York, this whole story has been a huge waste of time. Also, never accept an induction to the Hall of Fame unless you want to lose on a last second fluke the same night. At least D-Von didn't join forces with Dixie.

We recap Anderson vs. Storm. This started in a qualifying match for a World Title shot before Anderson cheated to win a drinking contest and made fun of cowboys. Why TNA thinks he's going to be cheered in Texas doing this is beyond me.

Mr. Anderson vs. James Storm

Storm grabs a mic even though it's 10:22 and we've got another match after this. He rips on the Cowboys because he's a Titans fan but the booing breaks up his catchphrase. The brawl is on before the bell with Anderson high fiving the Cowboys and spitting beer in Storm's face. They get in the ring for the opening bell and James goes right for the knee. A few shots have Anderson so banged up that he can't run across the ring and a Figure Four has him in even more trouble.

Anderson is quickly in the ropes and Storm misses a charge in the corner to give Mr. a breather. Storm gets crotched on the top and slammed down for two, only to send Anderson face first into the middle buckle. Now it's Anderson going up but getting kicked in the back of the head. He's still able to pick Storm up for the rolling fireman's carry off the middle rope but Storm kicks him out to the floor. Storm spits beer at the Cowboys so they jump the railing for a distraction, allowing Anderson to hit the Mic Check for the pin at 5:25.

Rating: C-. The match was short due to time but it was still entertaining enough. Anderson vs. Storm didn't need the Cowboys for this to work but since it's a midcard match in TNA, I'm sure we'll get 19 rematches to keep things going way after its expiration date. The Cowboys might get them some extra media attention if nothing else.

Austin Aries tells Eric Young that the greatest man should win the match tonight. Eric says they've flown in crazy people to the show tonight.

We recap the main event, which is just an Eric Young video due to the last minute changes.

TNA World Title: Austin Aries vs. Bobby Lashley vs. Eric Young

In a cage with Young defending with wins by pin or submission, not escape. Lashley takes over to start but gets double teamed down. The smaller guys do a fast paced sequence until Lashley throws Aries into the cage. Young gets the same as well, allowing Lashley to stand tall. Bobby throws both guys around again but misses a charge into the post. Young and Aries go at it again until Eric hammers on Bobby in the corner.

Aries powerbombs the champion down but stops to go after Lashley again, only to be suplexed into the cage for two. We get a bad looking botch as Aries hits a running cross body in the corner but Young just lets him bounce off of him for some reason. Young gets to show off his freakish strength with a double Death Valley Driver but Lashley is up at two. He puts Young on top of the cage as the fans chant please don't die. Aries goes up top as well to take Lashley down with a hurricanrana, but Eric stands up on top of the cage for the huge elbow to Bobby.

Aries punts Eric in the head though and hits the brainbuster for a very close two. Lashley spears Austin down for two and spinebusters the champion, only to miss the spear and fall out of the cage. Remember that doesn't end the match though as escape doesn't count. Young hits the top rope elbow on Aries for another close near fall. The piledriver is countered with a low dropkick to Young's face and everyone is down. Young and Aries slug it out but both guys miss forearms. Aries hits some discus forearms and the corner dropkick but walks into the piledriver to retain Eric's title at 12:10.

Rating: B-. This got better near the end but Eric keeping the title made me roll my eyes. The reign has been far better than I expected it to be but he needs to be the focal point of the company instead of the other guy in the major feuds. To be fair though, I'd assume MVP was supposed to take the title tonight before the injuries.

Young helps Aries up after the match.

Overall Rating: B-. As usual, TNA puts on a good show for Slammiversary. I really wish they could get their stuff together on TV because if this was what they were putting out there every week, things would be so much easier to sit through. Instead we're usually stuck with one story dominating a show or 19 Dixie Carter segments with her bad acting talking about whatever war she's having that no one cares about. Good show but not as good as the last few years'. Nothing blew the doors off but most of the matches were solid and nothing was bad so I can't complain much.


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414 comments:

  1. Ah, the derivative Eric Young push. Was it really only a year ago?

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  2. Robinson TilapiaMay 22, 2015 at 6:15 PM

    That is an incredible level of giving zero fucks.

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  3. I always think it's weird when actors don't watch their movies, but I figure when you work on something for 3-6 months and hype it for another, you're over it. That said, it was funny to hear Tom Hardy apologize to George Miller for being a dick on Mad Max after seeing the finished product and realizing the hard shoot was worth it

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  4. Rorschach's JournalMay 22, 2015 at 6:17 PM

    I still need to watch that. Perhaps this weekend.

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  5. Art Macklin, Man Without FearMay 22, 2015 at 6:18 PM

    I don't remember the exact details. I just remember in an interview he said he's always asked about how great the Wire is but he's only ever sat down and watched a few episodes.

    The gist wasn't that he hated it just that he never really committed the time to watch it. Which is crazy.

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  6. A couple of years ago he would've been but now I think he's too big for it.

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  7. Rorschach's JournalMay 22, 2015 at 6:18 PM

    Bayley's ASS is FAT!

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  8. Probably has a crazy schedule with all his projects

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  9. Art Macklin, Man Without FearMay 22, 2015 at 6:19 PM

    My brother watched it and has been selling it to me.

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  10. R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A.May 22, 2015 at 6:19 PM

    The only Blockbustery kind of movies he's been in the last few years were Pacific Rim and Prometheus which your average person didn't bother seeing.


    He's still in range.

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  11. ThebrazilianpsychoMay 22, 2015 at 6:20 PM

    Unpopular opinion: I like the first Mortal Kombat movie.

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  12. How come Wood Harris isn't a bigger star? His performance in The Wire was just as strong as Elba's.

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  13. First mortal kombat movie was decent. The unpopular opinion would be to like the second one.

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  14. I think that's a pretty popular opinion, even if it's just out of nostalgia. But it's got a clever script and the fight scenes and location shoots are aces. It's close to the source material and has an amazing soundtrack. It still rules

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  15. kbwrestlingreviewsMay 22, 2015 at 6:21 PM

    EVERYTHING IS FINE!

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  16. R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A.May 22, 2015 at 6:21 PM

    Spoiler: The Catering Table was a casualty

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  17. What, getting his dick bit off by Cersei in a dream during "Dredd" ain't big time?

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  18. Art Macklin, Man Without FearMay 22, 2015 at 6:22 PM

    Elba has a better look is my guess.

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  19. Only problem with the first one was Scorpion and Sub-Zero were treated like glorified jobbers.

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  20. ThebrazilianpsychoMay 22, 2015 at 6:22 PM

    The guy who did Johnny Cage was great, the guy who did Shang Tsung was perfect. They kinda made Shang like him in later MK games.

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  21. I just finished rewatching and thought the same thing. My guess is he looks "too hood" for mainstream flicks.

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  22. R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A.May 22, 2015 at 6:22 PM

    Seriously I'm getting kind of pissed thinking about Raiden in MK9. Literally, that was all his stupid ass's fault.

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  23. That. For being the two most popular characters, they were pushed aside.

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  24. I haven't seen the picture.

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  25. It changed Kano completely in the games after; before the movie, Kano was Japanese.

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  26. ThebrazilianpsychoMay 22, 2015 at 6:23 PM

    I'm still waiting for the MK that both are the heroes, not Kang, not Cassie, not Raiden, Scorpion and Sub-Zero tagging along to save the world.

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  27. ThebrazilianpsychoMay 22, 2015 at 6:23 PM

    Boon said he loves the first movie, but HATES the second.

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  28. It's ok. The 2nd one was dogshit.


    I haven't seen the revamps that were done recently.

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  29. It's six hours of him saying I MADE THIS WORSE, HOW CAN IT BE!

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  30. Ding ding ding

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  31. Alright boys, sisters off work time go celebrate the troops by getting shitty.

    You all be safe. It's a hot one out there! *robot smile*

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  32. R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A.May 22, 2015 at 6:24 PM

    They're both villains. That's a terrible idea. This isn't wrestling, you can't just turn the demonic villain face because he looks cool lol.

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  33. ThebrazilianpsychoMay 22, 2015 at 6:24 PM

    Things MK9 got right: Stryker became a badass, he kinda looks like Cena.

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  34. I think a lot of people are in that boat

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  35. R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A.May 22, 2015 at 6:25 PM

    MAYBE IF IT TRY THIS!!! IT WAS THE SAME PLAN!!!

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  36. Scorpion is a tweener, Sub-Zero II (from MK2 and beyond) is a good guy

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  37. Rorschach's JournalMay 22, 2015 at 6:25 PM

    Meh. So many people coming out of the woodwork on FB with "Support our Troops" and "Honor the Fallen" pictures and memes, JUST for Memorial Day. It's like they could give a fuck less the other 364 days of the year. Kinda makes me feel about Memorial Day/Veteran's Day, how Cleveland Brown felt about homelessness: People only give a shit on certain days/times when it's most convenient for THEM, and when it makes THEM feel good or look good to their friends for caring. Like, they care about the homeless around Christmas, when they feel like some invisible entity, be it God, Jesus, or Santa Claus, is going to give them a "Good job! You're a good person, because you CARE!" pat on the back or something. It's so false, self-congratulatory, and contrived.

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  38. ThebrazilianpsychoMay 22, 2015 at 6:25 PM

    Scorpion is a face in MKX, the current Sub-Zero is a face too.

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  39. Stranger In The AlpsMay 22, 2015 at 6:25 PM

    Where is this Red Sox offense coming from? They have scored three runs in one game for the first time in almost a week.

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  40. ThebrazilianpsychoMay 22, 2015 at 6:26 PM

    More of a face now, he's like Dean Ambrose or SCSA.

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  41. I'll take the guy with the big-ass hammer.


    Of course, Raiden doesn't need a tool to do his cool shit.


    huh.


    still going Thor, cause 'murica.


    Or something.

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  42. "Those were $500 sunglasses, asshole."

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  43. They saved him good. Far better than his goofy Woody Harrelson look in MK3

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  44. ThebrazilianpsychoMay 22, 2015 at 6:27 PM

    Raiden: Yeah, hmm sorry.

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  45. Stranger In The AlpsMay 22, 2015 at 6:27 PM

    Castillo 0 for 2.


    You know, I was deflated to find out that someone in the league drafted him and hung onto him even when he was demoted to the minors.

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  46. That's about right

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  47. ThebrazilianpsychoMay 22, 2015 at 6:27 PM

    Police brutality coming up.

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  48. YOUR SOUL IS MINE

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  49. Rorschach's JournalMay 22, 2015 at 6:28 PM

    Idris Elba is a SMOOVE mothafucka. Wood Harris, not so much.

    I'm kinda surprised that Michael K. Williams (Omar) hasn't blown up bigger than he has, movie wise. Maybe it's the scar that limits him to "henchman" or "partner" roles, like he had in the shitty RoboCop remake.

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  50. I spent a few hours the other day just reading the Mortal Kombat wiki site. They have some pretty good mythology for just a fighting game.

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  51. I like that his win pose is a fatality

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  52. ThebrazilianpsychoMay 22, 2015 at 6:28 PM

    The fight scenes in the first MK movie were actually pretty creative.

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  53. If it makes you feel better, I refuse to support the troops 366 days of the year.

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  54. R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A.May 22, 2015 at 6:28 PM

    Somewhere around MK3 they really started thinking the shit out. Much better than Street Fighter or Tekken that way.

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  55. Rorschach's JournalMay 22, 2015 at 6:29 PM

    Much better than that of Dead or Alive, which is basically "BOOBS!"

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  56. ThebrazilianpsychoMay 22, 2015 at 6:29 PM

    Best fighting game story by a wide margin, specially after the reboot.

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  57. Well shot too; it looks like Cage and Scorpion really are decking each other

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  58. R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A.May 22, 2015 at 6:29 PM

    Soulja Boy?

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  59. Rousey makes over $3 mill a year from sponsorships. Imagine how much she'll make in 2-3 years if she remains undefeated and beats Cyborg in the process.

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  60. Art Macklin, Man Without FearMay 22, 2015 at 6:29 PM

    It's funny that the kid who played Wallace seems poised to be the biggest Wire alum.

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  61. "This is the part where you fall down."

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  62. Shelton BenjaminMay 22, 2015 at 6:30 PM

    I am eating chewy Chips Ahoy! infused with Oreo cream

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  63. It astounds me that studio is basically the only one putting a legit Story Mode in their fighting games

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  64. Unless she's exempt from the UFC's new Reebok deal... not as much as she could.

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  65. ThebrazilianpsychoMay 22, 2015 at 6:30 PM

    Dead or Alive actually a good mechanic, but they spent all their time with "boobs".I only play with Hayabusa, so I don't care.

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  66. I dislike store-bought chewy cookies. Whatever they do or add to them to keep that texture feels off to me, and doesn't taste quite right.

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  67. I'm the most irresponsible adult there is, but I'm always willing to work holidays. Time and a half, usually the slowest days, and can get me out of being dragged to listen to the trash relatives. And then I can brag about it the rest of the year when I never give a shit.

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  68. Shelton BenjaminMay 22, 2015 at 6:31 PM

    I care about big titties 365

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  69. So you COULD say that the first one was http://gearbubble.com/hoss

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  70. Shelton BenjaminMay 22, 2015 at 6:31 PM

    I agree that there's some slightly off chemical action going on

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  71. You know what move should have been in Mortal Kombat?


    :: Curbstomps You ::

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  72. ThebrazilianpsychoMay 22, 2015 at 6:31 PM

    Cage beating Goro was awesome.


    ST: Finish him quickly
    Goro: I'll kill this insect with one blow!
    Cage:Alright, let's dance.


    *nut punch*


    Raiden: Yeah *hits goon's shoulder* I'm sorry.

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  73. You're Mabel now

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  74. Close; not quite.


    Also, I am surprised by my restraint. I haven't bought one.

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  75. ThebrazilianpsychoMay 22, 2015 at 6:32 PM

    Soul Calibur tried and sucked.

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  76. They call me The Black Thor. Because I got a big hammer.

    -some dude on this movie I'm watching on lifetime

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  77. ThebrazilianpsychoMay 22, 2015 at 6:32 PM

    That's why she's the love of my life.

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  78. Rorschach's JournalMay 22, 2015 at 6:32 PM

    You and me both, as far as Hayabusa goes, although I will alternate with Ayane on occasion. It just seems like every time I turn on the PS4 and go to browse the Playstation Store, there's like, seven pages of DOA "undress the girls and watch their boobs bounce" outfits. It's like, guys, come on. Make a fucking hentai game or make a fighting game, but not both. I have the Internets for porn, I don't need it in my fighting game. Thanks.

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  79. though offsetting it with Oreo cream might be enough.

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  80. ThebrazilianpsychoMay 22, 2015 at 6:33 PM

    Just gonna throw a grenade here, no one will see.

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  81. R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A.May 22, 2015 at 6:33 PM

    Anybody down for a live watch tonight?

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  82. Rorschach's JournalMay 22, 2015 at 6:33 PM

    Apparently, there IS a Mjolnir dildo. I learned that from Cracked.com.

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  83. I feel a "whoot" coming on

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  84. Remember that Lifetime movie from years back that was about some kid's addiction to porn and it became all the rage on the internet?

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  85. Soul Calibur II is a really good game. Beating people up with the big paddle never got old.

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  86. Art Macklin, Man Without FearMay 22, 2015 at 6:34 PM

    I'm just starting Daredevil Episode 3. Get on in here!!

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  87. That constitutes a channel switch.

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  88. It's Friday

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  89. but it's not...
    ..

    .
    ..
    ...Black Friday.

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  90. I've noticed! I even priced them as such that I make literally nothing off of it... I just want to get the message out there!

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  91. ThebrazilianpsychoMay 22, 2015 at 6:34 PM

    I revisit DOA 2 once in a while, great game. DOA has some easy controls that anyone can become a master in a few days, that's the thing that pisses me off. They waste their talent with sexism.BTW, I only play with Hayabusa and Ein(Hayate), they have some cool tag moves.

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  92. For those of us who have to work tomorrow, that means jack shit.

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  93. yeeeeeeaaaaaaahhhhhhhhh

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  94. Stranger In The AlpsMay 22, 2015 at 6:35 PM

    Papi schooling Rusney Castillo on the art of telling the runner to slide when you're the on deck guy.

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  95. ThebrazilianpsychoMay 22, 2015 at 6:35 PM

    I prefer the original, Soul Blade/Edge for the PS1.

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  96. LLOL


    That's a little too narcissistic, even for me. Also, don't think I can justify it while unemployed.


    If I ever get the webcomic thing going, on the other hand...

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  97. R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A.May 22, 2015 at 6:35 PM

    Jump in when you're done! You've already seen the whole run five times lol

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  98. I work from home on Sunday's if it makes a difference.

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  99. Whoot There It Is


    I'm hip

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  100. Too narcissistic... man I can't relate to that at all. AT ALL.

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  101. It's true. I don't even know what street fighter's story is.

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  102. one would think that would be learned in the minors

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  103. Art Macklin, Man Without FearMay 22, 2015 at 6:36 PM

    For your edification I'm just starting my 5th watch buster!

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  104. ThebrazilianpsychoMay 22, 2015 at 6:36 PM

    MK X intro:


    Johnny Cage: I've played cowboys before.
    Erron Black: I'm the real deal.


    From the characters, he looks to be my favorite.

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  105. Shelton BenjaminMay 22, 2015 at 6:36 PM

    Good ol' Papi Chulo

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  106. You can tag with R-Truth now

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  107. I can totally relate to that.


    (uh...ok. That wasn't as funny as I hoped)

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  108. "Yep Mode" Abeyance Brown ©May 22, 2015 at 6:37 PM

    Go go Power Rangers!

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  109. Yeah you dropped the ball like it was a vegetable.

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  110. Also, if the hoodies were zip up, I'm not sure I could resist.

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  111. "Yep Mode" Abeyance Brown ©May 22, 2015 at 6:38 PM

    In hindsight, what TNA really needed more of on their programming was this.
    http://youtu.be/WI6jZeHc3ZI

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  112. I was watching the Raw ep when Austin kidnapped Vince and made him piss on himself. Vince's show opening promo is how 20 minute opening segments are done. HHH would do well to study that.

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  113. Stranger In The AlpsMay 22, 2015 at 6:39 PM

    Castillo came from Cuba where I'm sure fundamentals are not taught as much. Just look at Yasiel Puig.

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  114. Its black Friday here in Myrtle Beach (bike week)

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  115. Did he not play in the minors at all?

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  116. R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A.May 22, 2015 at 6:40 PM

    Screw it. Booting up Starrcade 96.

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  117. Vince is the greatest authority heel ever because he knew when to be the penultimate villain and when to shut the fuck up and take an ass whooping.

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  118. just make sure you wear a condom.

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  119. Stranger In The AlpsMay 22, 2015 at 6:41 PM

    Just a couple of weeks last year, and a couple of months this season. Not really coming up through the system, you know?

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  120. Oh, ok. Yeah, that really isn't much

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  121. LOL


    The best is honestly how terrified all the old rich white people get of more than 2 black people being around at once.

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  122. R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A.May 22, 2015 at 6:41 PM

    I kind of like the idea of Piper not giving a shit about the nWo running roughshod. Why would he? He just got there. He just hates Hogan.

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  123. ThebrazilianpsychoMay 22, 2015 at 6:41 PM

    Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, we called Kevin Spacey to be a villain.

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  124. I now want to watch he Mortal Kombat movie.


    Please tell me it's on Netflix or something?

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  125. And he got to the point. He didn't ramble on about dumbshit.

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  126. R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A.May 22, 2015 at 6:43 PM

    Bobby Heenan as a face announcer is just fucking weird.

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  127. I need the name of this.

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  128. R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A.May 22, 2015 at 6:43 PM

    Hey! It's the Ultimate Dragon!

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  129. I'm surprised they still have it. I thought they would have been able to put an end to it by now. Must be too much money being made.

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  130. I wish Netflix had Batman The Animated Series.

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  131. Art Macklin, Man Without FearMay 22, 2015 at 6:44 PM

    I got them all on DVD but yeah I wish they were on Netflix.

    Hulu has X-Men and Spider-Man from the 90's.

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  132. I really didn't get Piper's character in WCW.

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  133. R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A.May 22, 2015 at 6:44 PM

    Ultimo Dragon is fighting a mannequin?


    Oh wait... that's just Dean Malenko.

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  134. Amazon Prime does.

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  135. Spider-Man from the '90s is awful in hindsight.


    EVERY VILLAIN somehow worked for the Kingpin, it was terrible.

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  136. They tried to put an end to it by enforcing helmet laws in the city but the state supreme court over turned that as unconstitutional. It is nowhere near as bad as it used to be.

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  137. R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A.May 22, 2015 at 6:45 PM

    Me either. But this kind of makes sense since he showed up AFTER the nWo did.

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  138. I feel like a caveman when I have to used a disc and can't stream

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  139. THAT'S NOT CICLOPE!

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  140. Cyber Seduction: His Secret Life

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  141. R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A.May 22, 2015 at 6:46 PM

    THAT'S NOT KIM CATTRELL!

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  142. Makes more sense than him joining. He was never the clique kind of guy. He rolled with Orton and Orndorff but they were just a means to an end.

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  143. X-Men was so good. I remember my mom getting really into it when I was a kid.

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  144. The same feeling I get when I pop a tape in the vcr.

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  145. Ethan Carter is impressive because so many guys when they leave NXT or FCW or whatever else just never make it. It seems like indy guys and WWE rejects are your only two ways of making it outside of the WWE so I think its awesome he's done so well. Sadly he'll never get to be champion now with the company going out of business.

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  146. Art Macklin, Man Without FearMay 22, 2015 at 6:47 PM

    Feeling like a caveman is my normal state of being and it makes me anger not being able to stream.

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  147. R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A.May 22, 2015 at 6:47 PM

    The guy just thinks Hogan's an asshole. I'm down with that.

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  148. THAT'S NOT SARAH JESSICA PARKER!


    (It's Mr. Ed.)

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  149. *Deano Machine-o

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  150. You still have a VCR AND use it? Impressive.

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  151. Venom didn't. That part of the show ruled.

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  152. Move #1

    ARMBAR

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  153. No way, I have Prime, how did I not know this?

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  154. Yeah, and because he was so good we keep getting the "evil authority figure" storyline shoved down our throats.

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  155. Erron is pretty cool but I'm biased towards gunslinger type characters anyway

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  156. Are VCR-Plus+ codes still a thing?

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  157. Canadian Netflix had it. Not sure it's still there.

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  158. hell I still have my VHS collection.

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  159. SC 1&2 are classics

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  160. ThebrazilianpsychoMay 22, 2015 at 6:51 PM

    He has cool fatalities.

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  161. Since I'm still new to 360, are the Halo games worth playing in order?

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  162. Art Macklin, Man Without FearMay 22, 2015 at 6:51 PM

    I played the HELL out of the Halo games but honestly I mainly played multiplayer. Are you looking to play story or multiplayer?

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  163. I went to a Barcade last night. I forgot how useless Wolverine was in the Arcade game.

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  164. Yeah, they're still all great, especially Halo 1

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  165. Cyclops. Always pick Cyclops

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  166. Story. Right now I am playing through Resident Evil 5, Batman: Arkham Asylum, Red Dead Redemption and Mass Effect 1 lol. I only play games for like an hour a day or less so I'm looking for some shorter games.

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  167. He's like Raphael from the arcade games. He's my favorite but his range sucks balls.

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  168. Haven't played one since 2, but those 2 are still really good. The story mode is (slightly) more fun in 2p co-op though

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  169. Played them all, nothing really ever wowed me story wise so if you're coming in cold, can just pick and choose based on pricing I'd think. Each one's slightly different enough to eventually give them all a look if you're digging them.

    (Played the hell out of Halo Wars too but that's a different beast)

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  170. Art Macklin, Man Without FearMay 22, 2015 at 6:54 PM

    Arkham Asylum and Red Dead are two of my favorite games. Well done!

    Yes I recommend the Halos. Fun story modes and not too long.

    After Asylum you gotta get on Arkham City.

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  171. Donatello's range is what made him my fav Turtle in any medium

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  172. I'm already ordering Arkham City. Games are incredibly cheap on Amazon. Thank goodness I'm late on the 360/PS3 craze.

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  173. I wanted to Sweet Chin Music my buddy just so I could slide over.

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  174. Art Macklin, Man Without FearMay 22, 2015 at 6:56 PM

    I recently plundered some cheap 360 games too! Got all 3 Mass Effect games. High recommendation for those.

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  175. Art Macklin, Man Without FearMay 22, 2015 at 6:57 PM

    The open for DD episode 3 reminds me of Tarantino a lot. During the bowling alley scene the assassin is about to shoot and then the flash back to Turk saying the gun won't jam and then it jumps back to the gun jamming. Fantastic scene.

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  176. Another thing that sucks about getting older is I think if I first saw Fallen today, I'd have haaaaated the ending but thinking back to first viewing and really digging it at the time, it still holds up.

    I fear Fight Club'd be the same way

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  177. R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A.May 22, 2015 at 7:00 PM

    I actually got a wicked Guy Ritchie vibe off that scene.

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  178. Art Macklin, Man Without FearMay 22, 2015 at 7:01 PM

    That may be an even better comparison.

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  179. The phrase "not too shabby" is getting worked into the routine. It's time.

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  180. R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A.May 22, 2015 at 7:02 PM

    This is a really good opener.

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  181. Miley Cyrus is a homely looking bag of bones.

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  182. Stranger In The AlpsMay 22, 2015 at 7:04 PM

    This fucking team.


    11-3 Angels, 9 runs in the 5th inning, and fucking Rusney Castillo likes to catch fly balls with one hand, which he of course drops.


    You can't fire the whole team, so you may as well fire John Farrell.

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  183. R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A.May 22, 2015 at 7:05 PM

    A lot could be fixed with just having long hair again and keeping her fucking tongue in her mouth.

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  184. R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A.May 22, 2015 at 7:07 PM

    Madusa match? Interesting.

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  185. R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A.May 22, 2015 at 7:08 PM

    Sonny Onoo was useless.

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  186. I shit you not I just saw Fred Ottman. So fucking random.

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  187. Big Papi is a saint for putting up with that nonsense.

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  188. Agreed. She was very hot until that stupid fucking hair cut/color and constantly acting like white trash.

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  189. WHOA! Are you sure you are ready for this?

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  190. I think adult me will appreciate psycho Austin more, but 17 year old me just wanted 98 Austin back.

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