New Nintendo 2DS XL Might Be The Best release in the 3DS line in years…

New Nintendo 2DS XL Might Be The Best release in the 3DS line in years…

At first I thought it was a late April Fools joke, but now Introducing this device at this point makes perfect sense to me. This which is most likely going to replace both the original and XL New 3DS, is the perfect end of life cycle hardware revision.

It takes all of the good of the 2DS ($79) and the premium New 3DS XL Model ($199. More if you didnt own an AC adapter, since one didn’t come packed in) and put it all together into an affordable yet powerful package for $149, perfect for anyone still looking to but a device in the 3DS family at this point. 

For those that don’t think this makes business sense, listen…. 

At this time, with the introduction of the Nintendo Switch, Big N obviously wanted to scale back manufacturing costs on all 3DS models….. So they took the preferred size for most people 12 years & older (which is why Nintendo only released the N3DS XL first In N.A. and why I say this replaces both N3DS models), Packed in the “New” 3DS internals for compatibility with all games and improved performance, took away the 3D that NO ONE used after the first week of use, and slapped it into a durable, easy on the eyes package, and they have a product so cheap to manufacture that Nintendo can sell it for $150 w/ an AC adapter this time lol. 

Also, keep in mind…Nintendo needs to maintain the life of the 3DS line of devices as a safety net…just in case. Compared to the other consoles, The Switch is very risky and while sales are soaring high now, sales for the Wii U were high too this close after launch, but we know how that worked out. They would be risking it all to drop the 3DS to give all support to the Switch not knowing how things will turn out. 

But won’t this be stealing shine from the Nintendo Switch by announcing this so close to the Switch launch?” 

it doesn’t release until end of July 2017. By that time E3 will have come and gone and Nintendo will have (Hopefully) dropped some major announcements, and make it stand out against the the amazing 3DS Library and even the PS4 and Xbox One.

So for all the folks thinking this is Nintendo shooting themselves in the foot because it will hurt the Switch or that this is another pointless 3DS model, I hope you’ve seen​ the light lol. 

In all honesty, it’s basically the PS3 SuperSlim of 3DS’ and as you saw with that, it didn’t negativity effect the PS4 sales while being pushed along side it for the first year and a half of its life, so expect this to have almost no effect on the Switch.

So what are your thoughts on the New 2DS XL? Let me know in the comments…

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While I Like The Justice League Trailer, Something Isn’t Quite Right…

While I Like The Justice League Trailer, Something Isn’t Quite Right…

If you didn’t know, the Justice League 1st official trailer released yesterday. While I thought the trailer was great and i’m excited for the movie, Zack Snyder seemed to carry over one of my biggest issue’s with Batman V Superman, which is that too much of the environment in the major fight scenes are Computer Generated or heavily filtered.

When so much of the background is obviously computer generated effects, it really steals from the atmosphere, almost creating a wall that keeps me from feeling more invested in their reality…if that makes sense. With Marvel movies while there is obviously some CG enhanced scenes, a lot of it is filmed in real locations which adds a essential touch of realism that brings the world visually to life and that was totally missing in BvS, which IMO felt like the last half of the final fight was filmed in a green box with no real elements which created both a disconnect with the world on screen and their struggle and totally messed with the sense of scale for the battle. Fingers crossed that the same won’t be true for Justice League, but i’ve already gotten touches of this from bits in the trailer, but it’s way too early to judge.

To end this on a brighter note, while i am not getting my hopes up, i enjoyed the trailer and hope this movie does really well. Especially as a DC/Marvel comic hero fan, and also because DC really needs a Win after Suicide Squad and BvS (even though i thought the latter wasn’t bad at all)

Let me know if you felt the same after seeing the trailer and/or about Batman V Superman, if you disagreed and just what you thought about the trailer Period! I want to talk about it with someone lol. Not enough geeks around here.

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If you didn’t get a chance to see the trailer, here you go:

ICYMI: Check Me Out On This Week’s We The Gamercast w/Sean Capri

Im really late, This podcast was posted to the website on Monday, but just in case you haven’t listened, Here is episode #73 of the We The Gamercast by Sean Capri w/ me Joey Craig aka Skywardking. We talked about so many things from My Gaming Origin Story, Family and even some Anime. 

Was so much fun and so we’ll produced, I’d appreciate it if you gave it a listen at the site linked below 🙂

Podcast Link:We The Gamercast episode 73

Sean’s twitter: Link

WeTheGamercast Twitter: Link

Thanks to everyone that gave it a listen!

New Video: Play Mass Effect Andromeda For Yourself Before You Hate


My First Video in almost a year and a half. But i got the mojo to make videos after i did a couple podcasts lately. I hope you enjoy and tell me what you think. Much more coming in the future…



Check Out The Geek Cast ep. 86 ( w/ Me As This Weeks Guest)

Check Out The Geek Cast ep. 86 ( w/ Me As This Weeks Guest)


This week i am was a guest on The Geek Cast w/ Bobby aka Nintendo Guru. We talk about our thoughts on the Nintendo Switch, the initial switch reveal presentation and where we would like to see it possibly go with future updates to the hardware. Also, we talk about the possibility of Ben Affleck leaving his role as Batman within the DC Cinematic Universe and who could possibly replace him. Continue reading “Check Out The Geek Cast ep. 86 ( w/ Me As This Weeks Guest)”

Nintendo Switch D.O.A? (My Thoughts on Switch & Jan 12th Presentation)

Nintendo Switch D.O.A? (My Thoughts on Switch & Jan 12th Presentation)

Looks like we may see a repeat of Nintendo’s Wii U mistakes with the Switch

This is almost like Nintendo Never Learns pt.2. You go in hoping for the best, but you quickly realize that it’s the same situation all over again. But in this case in some areas Nintendo has taken their stupid to a new level. It’s seeming so much like a repeat of their mistakes with the Wii U gen that, i wouldn’t be surprised if their console/hybrid was D.O.A

Lets talk their big event…

Nintendo’s highly anticipated Switch event was one big missed opportunity to capture the minds of fans and non-fans all over. Unorganized, Cringy and just Half Baked. Some of the same characteristics that seem to reflect the device that the event was about pretty well. more about that later.

The presentation was Full of lame failed humor, dead boring translators that almost put me to sleep, micro teasers and cinematics of games(most of which won’t be available for the launch of the device) and not enough info about the device (that mattered). But Continue reading “Nintendo Switch D.O.A? (My Thoughts on Switch & Jan 12th Presentation)”

I’m Retiring From Destiny…And Heres Why…

I’m Retiring From Destiny…And Heres Why…

Again…But I’m really done this time!

Hard to believe, but this is my third round with Destiny. I’ve bought this game three times. Each time, once the dust clears, I’m sitting there wondering why did this to myself.

I remember playing the Alpha and Beta thinking this was going to be amazing.A beautiful large world to explore with 3 man teams, amazing plot and well developed characters, and so much more…

…We got none of that.

We did get three classes of guardian, that until the 3rd expansion were basically the same, lame story dissected into even worse expansions, unfinished characters and small boring maps.

But the one thing that annoys me the most is just how lazy Bungie was when it came to enemy design. We have Hive, Fallen, Vex and Cabal. Each race has about three tiers of enemy and they all behave about the same across races.They all lacked personality. After a while it felt like you were fighting the same enemies, but with different skins. It didn’t matter if it was a raid or a boss battle they all seemed like slight variations of each other in design and with no voices (other than the occasional battle cry) and no cut scenes building up even the bosses personality, even majors like Aksis and Taniks felt like clones. it was all just painfully disappointing.

(SPOILER ALERT) So imagine my disappointment when I got to the final boss in the main story and it turned out to be tree slightly bigger, but just as beatable Pratorians. They didn’t even try to make the game go or with a bang and surprise us with an enemy we haven’t seen or make the giant vex heart/brain in the sky become the enemy, they just were extremely lazy or extremely rushed. Either way, it hurt the game.

“But the game has been out for three years. If you didn’t like it so much, why did you keep playing for so long?”

Well… despite all of the bad qualities (Some I’ve yet to mention) the satisfying controls and the fun i’d have from multiplayer and the gratification of getting new gear kept me going, and masked the bad for a while each time… Until the shiny coat faded and it finally hits me like a brick lol….

I would play through the terribly short expansion missions, run the raid a couple times and hit the strikes to get all the best gear, but then what? There is nothing left but dissatisfaction at the fact that you just logged in loads of time into a game to get this cool gear just so you can do… Nothing. And with the new updates you don’t even have to get raid gear to hit max level, so the replayability is cut even more for that.

They try to throw in timed and little holiday themed events like The Dawning to keep things fresh, but all of its flaws come rushing back through quickly after they are gone, and you’re left thinking “Why did I really waste more money on this game? Again!!”

Props to Bungie for creating something that can be so bad, and so good at the same time, but it’s time I make my exit from this hamster wheel of disappointment and buyer’s remorse.

But to send it off, here is a throwback video compilation of my first year on Destiny:

For all of those that still play Destiny, I’m not knocking you, but I’m done…For now. And if anyone feels what I’m talking about, let me know in a comment lol. I hope no rabbis fanboys show up.


My Weight Loss Journey Continues here…( Tracking My Progress)

My Weight Loss Journey Continues here…( Tracking My Progress)

Starting Weight: 308 lbs

Goal Weight: 280

No, this isn’t on some “New Year, New Me”nonsense. It’s just that time. I’m tired of looking in the mirror and feeling like I’m staring at my before image…And thinking ” When is the after image coming?”  

A few years ago I went hard with my fitness and dropped from 350+ to 288 and I felt so proud, but I ended up jumping back up to 328 and with a bit of self control, I lost a bit to my current weight of 308. Then came the plateau…

I’ve been bouncing around the 300-312 range for the last two years and instead of committing to getting lasting results, I feel I’ve been clinging to the past success of 60+ pounds lost, but that was then and this is now. 

I’m hoping putting this out here will be motivation to keep at it and not fall off like before. Anyone remember ” Project Black Panther”? I don’t know what happened with that, but I failed shortly after I posted that whole plan. I feel like I just talked, so much so that I felt a false sense of accomplishment through that, so i didn’t really feel a need to start. My goal is action this time, not planning and talking. 

I just want to track my weight loss, exercises, diet changes and have progress pics (maybe…Lol). Simple. No fancy names, project this or that… I’m just losing weight and getting in shape.

I’m just getting back on the wagon this week, so no update this week, but soon…

For anyone that is reading, if you want to join in, I’m down. Let’s Get It! Just drop a comment. 


First Official Spider-Man Homecoming Trailer is Here! 

First Official Spider-Man Homecoming Trailer is Here! 

The trailer we’ve all been waiting for is here…

Edit: After watching both the International and US trailers for Spider-Man Homecoming, I had to come in with an edit to bring the people the Best Version to watch first, which is the International trailer


International trailer: 

….and here is the INFERIOR Teeny-bopper version aka he US version

NewSounds: Wake Up (Strict Face Remix) by Dawn Richard

NewSounds: Wake Up (Strict Face Remix) by Dawn Richard

The first 5 seconds just takes you to another place with its dark & mysterious, yet beautiful music…

This is a remix of ‘Wake Up‘ one of the newest releases from Dawn Richard, formerly of the Pop Group Danity Kane.  I’ve been listening to her for the last year and I am still surprised by the constantly evolving sound in her music. 

Just listen…

D∆WN – Wake Up (Strict Face Remix)

If you like this make sure to give her a Follow on SoundCloud. She is so underrated and definitely deserves more attention.

Thanks for the view…