Find Your Inner Geek http://findyourinnergeek.ca Tue, 30 Aug 2016 02:54:29 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://findyourinnergeek.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/cropped-3qOzLv-N_400x400-32x32.png Find Your Inner Geek http://findyourinnergeek.ca 32 32 Magazine Monday – GamePro #152 – May 2001 http://findyourinnergeek.ca/2016/08/magazine-monday-gamepro-152-may-2001/ http://findyourinnergeek.ca/2016/08/magazine-monday-gamepro-152-may-2001/#respond Tue, 30 Aug 2016 02:51:48 +0000 http://findyourinnergeek.ca/?p=21126 2001 was quite a transitional year in video games. The N64 and PS1 were on the decline  while the Dreamcast had just admitted defeat. New consoles like the PlayStation 2 and Xbox were on their way while everyone was excited for the Gameboy Advance. In GamePro #152, you’ll see glimpses at next-generation (at the time) [...]

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2001 was quite a transitional year in video games. The N64 and PS1 were on the decline  while the Dreamcast had just admitted defeat. New consoles like the PlayStation 2 and Xbox were on their way while everyone was excited for the Gameboy Advance. In GamePro #152, you’ll see glimpses at next-generation (at the time) games like Halo, Ghost Recon, and Red Faction while also getting reviews of games like Conker’s Bad Fur Day on the N64. Check out the wealth of games inside!

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Nintendo Download (8/25/2016) http://findyourinnergeek.ca/2016/08/nintendo-download-8252016/ http://findyourinnergeek.ca/2016/08/nintendo-download-8252016/#respond Fri, 26 Aug 2016 13:07:43 +0000 http://findyourinnergeek.ca/?p=21033 Super Mario 64 DS and 3 Street Fighter highlight this week’s Nintendo Download! This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content: Virtual Console on Wii U Super Mario 64 DS – Mario, Luigi and Wario set out for a party at Princess Peach’s castle, but arrive to find it empty … well, except for [...]

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Super Mario 64 DS and 3 Street Fighter highlight this week’s Nintendo Download!

This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:

  • Virtual Console on Wii U
    • Super Mario 64 DS – Mario, Luigi and Wario set out for a party at Princess Peach’s castle, but arrive to find it empty … well, except for Yoshi. They soon discover that Bowser has stolen the Power Stars and imprisoned the Toads. In this Nintendo DS version of the classic 3D platformer, enter all of the castle paintings to conquer the game’s creative levels and save the day. Then try out some action-packed mini-games!
  • Virtual Console on Nintendo 3DS
    • Street Fighter Alpha 2 – This Super NES fighting game explodes on screen with lightning-fast gameplay and amazing innovations. Push your talents to the limit as you discover new hidden moves and reversals for every character. Akuma, Sakura and Ryu are just some of the fighters lined up for action.
    • Super Street Fighter II: The New Challengers – When Super Street Fighter II: The New Challengers debuted, the fighting game genre would be forever changed. Along with a revolutionary combo system, the Super NES game introduced a new set of challengers to fight alongside the original Street Fighter II cast. Get ready for the Street Fighter Tournament!
    • Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper FightingStreet Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting, regarded as one of the greatest video games of all time, was the third and final release of the original Street Fighter IIseries on Super NES. The original eight world warriors are featured, along with playable boss characters. The game offers enhanced gameplay speed and improved character balancing.
  • Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS
    • Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice – Demo Version – Eureka! It’s time to take on a “trial” trial and get a preview of the legal adventures that await in the upcoming Sept. 8 release. This free demo features a section from the game’s first courtroom clash between Phoenix Wright and his new adversary, Royal Priestess Rayfa, in the foreign Kingdom of Khura’in. In the full version of the game, players can look forward to exploring crime scenes and using investigative techniques to solve puzzling mysteries in the courtroom. Click here to see the trailer.

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Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa to Perform at Call of Duty XP http://findyourinnergeek.ca/2016/08/snoop-dogg-wiz-khalifa-perform-call-duty-xp/ http://findyourinnergeek.ca/2016/08/snoop-dogg-wiz-khalifa-perform-call-duty-xp/#respond Fri, 26 Aug 2016 12:40:45 +0000 http://findyourinnergeek.ca/?p=21029 Santa Monica, CA – Aug. 26, 2016 – Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa are headlining Call of Duty XP, the biggest Call of Duty® fan celebration in history. The duo, who set out on their first-ever joint set earlier this summer on their High Road Tour, will take the stage for a special performance Sunday, [...]

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Santa Monica, CA – Aug. 26, 2016 – Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa are headlining Call of Duty XP, the biggest Call of Duty® fan celebration in history. The duo, who set out on their first-ever joint set earlier this summer on their High Road Tour, will take the stage for a special performance Sunday, September 4th, at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif., to close the mega-Call of Duty fan event.

“Call of Duty XP is the ultimate Call of Duty fan experience,” said Rob Kostich, EVP and general manager, Call of Duty, Activision.  “From the game reveals led by Infinite Warfare multiplayer to the Call of Duty-inspired live experiences to the $2 million Call of Duty Championship finale, there’s something for everyone.  It’s going to be an amazing time for our fans, even more so now with Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa there to cap this epic, multi-day event.”

Presented by Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI), Call of Duty XP 2016 will bring the thrilling finals to the Call of Duty World League Championship, Presented by PlayStation®4 and played on Call of Duty: Black Ops III, where $2 million dollars will be on the line.  Additionally, Call of Duty XP will feature the world premiere and first hands-on for Call of Duty®: Infinite Warfare multiplayer and Zombies in Spaceland modes, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered* multiplayer and new Call of Duty: Black Ops III Downloadable Content.

Fans will also get to play the first Call of Duty PlayStation®VR experience on-site, and feel what it’s like to pilot and dogfight a Jackal, the personal fighter jet in Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare. Other experiences include Nuketown paintball, where players will be able to challenge each other in a frenetic paintball battle on a life-sized Call of Duty: Black Ops Nuketown multiplayer map, or team up with others in an intense laser tag experience inspired by Infinite Warfare’s Zombies in Spaceland game mode and more.  The interactive experiences will be available for participation on Friday, Sept. 2, andSaturday, Sept. 3.  Due to the Call of Duty World League Championship matches and concert, all outdoor activities, including gameplay stations, will be closed on Sunday, Sept. 4.

Activision has opened up a limited number of tickets remaining for Call of Duty XP, which include access to the Sunday concert with Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa. Ticket prices will include additional service fees.

For fans who can’t attend Call of Duty XP in person, select events from the celebration, as well as the Call of Duty World League Championship, Presented by PlayStation®4, will be livestreamed in HD on Twitch at www.twitch.tv/callofduty and on YouTube at www.youtube.com/callofduty. People watching at home and attendees also have a chance to win with the $25,000 Winners Bracket Challenge presented by GameStop. They can go to www.callofduty.com/bracket to pick their winners and enter.  For rules go to www.callofduty.com/bracket/rules.  No purchase necessary to enter or win.
For more information about Call of Duty XP 2016, ticket information and the Call of Duty World League, Presented by PlayStation®4, please visit www.callofduty.com/xp. Fans can also follow @CallofDuty and @InfinityWard on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

*Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered contains only 10 MP maps from the original Call of Duty: Modern Warfare game.  Modern Warfare Remastered is a full game download.  Internet connection required.  For more information, please visit www.callofduty.com/MWR_FAQCall of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered is included with the Legacy Editions and Digital Deluxe Editions of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare. Check local retailers for availability of all Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Editions.

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Sennheiser Débuts New Amplifiers at Gamescom 2016 http://findyourinnergeek.ca/2016/08/sennheiser-debuts-new-amplifiers-gamescom-2016/ http://findyourinnergeek.ca/2016/08/sennheiser-debuts-new-amplifiers-gamescom-2016/#respond Thu, 25 Aug 2016 12:51:26 +0000 http://findyourinnergeek.ca/?p=21007 Old Lyme, Conn, August 24, 2016 – When you’re playing to win, you need to see everything, hear everything and act in an instant. To own the game, you need a winning edge. At Gamescom 2016, held last week in Cologne, Germany, Sennheiser unveiled the new GSX 1000 and GSX 1200 PRO, for competitive gamers [...]

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Old Lyme, Conn, August 24, 2016 – When you’re playing to win, you need to see everything, hear everything and act in an instant. To own the game, you need a winning edge. At Gamescom 2016, held last week in Cologne, Germany, Sennheiser unveiled the new GSX 1000 and GSX 1200 PRO, for competitive gamers seeking to advance to the next level in audio performance. The audio specialist’s new audio amplifiers for PC and Mac are the very first to feature an advanced 7.1 algorithm from Sennheiser that has been developed with the needs of core gamers in mind. It is Surround Sound reborn – the ultimate positional gaming audio, with incredibly precise spatial awareness for the most thrilling immersive experience.

The GSX 1000 and GSX 1200 PRO have been designed to be the heart of your gaming sound, with Sennheiser’s new Binaural Rendering Engine creating exceptionally immersive Surround Sound. Meanwhile, professional level built quality and ergonomics reflect a pure focus on the needs of even the most dedicated gamer.

“These new audio amplifiers draw on Sennheiser’s full expertise in professional audio to give gamers a competitive edge when playing at the limits,” explains Andreas Jessen, Product Manager Gaming, Sennheiser Communications A/S. “This focus is reflected in the design and ergonomics of every aspect of their software and hardware – from an all-new Surround Sound system that delivers unprecedented positional accuracy, to software and physical design that offers the maximum control without distracting from gameplay. With its dedicated features to cater for elite competitive gaming, the GSX 1200 PRO more than lives up to its professional status.”

The audio amplifiers are powered by dedicated DAC (Digital to Analog Converter) chips that require no additional drivers, ensuring the ultimate ease of use – even when mid-game. There’s no need to tab out of the game into onscreen software as the GSX 1000 and GSX 1200 PRO handle all sound processing on their internal chipsets rather on the computer’s CPU.


Designed for total focus on the game
Angled for easy visibility when gaming by an integrated kickstand, the LED lit displays of the GSX 1000 and GSX 1200 PRO take inspiration from the instrumentation on performance cars and fighter planes – giving fast immediate information and allowing players to rapidly adjust sound on the fly. Featuring red on black LED-lit touch panel displays surrounded by a durable aluminum volume wheel, the new audio amplifiers radiate a sense of potency, purpose and total focus on the gaming experience. The display even dims down when not in use to cut the distractions and brightens the instant it senses your hand is near.

The amplifiers provide double USB Enumeration to separate game and communication audio, and to give precise separate control of each of these elements of the sound experience. As well as a range of EQ settings, users can set reverberation levels to change the feeling of the virtual room they are playing in. For improved comfort during team communication, side tone adjustment makes it easy to change how loud one’s own voice sounds. Toggling swiftly between headset and speaker sound is also possible at a touch, so there’s no need to unplug cables.

Get Tournament Ready with the GSX 1200 PRO
Designed for competitive eSports arenas, the GSX 1200 PRO has been created by Sennheiser specifically for professional gamers. It adds features such as Chat Link, which makes it possible to connect up to 8 GSX 1200 PRO’s together for hard-wired lag-free communication. This professional model also allows control of inbound and outbound chat, with an advanced noise reduction feature that is optimized for headsets such as Sennheiser’s GAME ZERO to deliver crystal clear in-game communication.

And just like Sennheiser’s professional gaming headsets, both new audio amplifiers are constructed with the audio specialist’s characteristic attention to detail, with high quality materials that ensure long lasting durability.

Both GSX 1000 and GSX 1200 PRO are available from the end of September 2016 and are priced as follows: GSX 1000 – $229.95 US ($279.99 CAN), GSX 1200 PRO – $249.95 US ($309.99 CAN). As all Sennheiser products, they are built to last and come with a two-year worldwide warranty.

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Bayley Says Goodbye to NXT with Heartfelt Instagram Post http://findyourinnergeek.ca/2016/08/bayley-says-goodbye-to-nxt-with-heartfelt-instagram-post/ http://findyourinnergeek.ca/2016/08/bayley-says-goodbye-to-nxt-with-heartfelt-instagram-post/#respond Wed, 24 Aug 2016 19:41:40 +0000 http://findyourinnergeek.ca/?p=21003 After nearly 4 years in WWE’s developmental territory, NXT, Bayley finally got called up to Raw this week. We haven’t heard a whole lot from Bayley since then besides a Raw Fallout interview. Today, Bayley posted an emotional message with a picture from Takeover: Brooklyn II telling everyone how much her time in NXT meant [...]

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After nearly 4 years in WWE’s developmental territory, NXT, Bayley finally got called up to Raw this week. We haven’t heard a whole lot from Bayley since then besides a Raw Fallout interview. Today, Bayley posted an emotional message with a picture from Takeover: Brooklyn II telling everyone how much her time in NXT meant to her. The full Instagram post is inside.

Dear NXT, Today I went into the Performance Center and had to clean out my locker. After almost 4 years with NXT, it's time for me to step away and the new crop of women to step up. I am so confident in the division and know we will see it be taken to newer heights. I've seen FCW shows grow from 12 people in the crowd to NXT payperviews with 15,000 in Brooklyn. NXT is my life, it's everything I am, everything I've ever wanted in wrestling. The roster, the coaches, our bosses, our fans. All of it is everything I've ever wanted. I couldn't have dreamt up a better journey, and I couldn't have asked for better support and love that all of you have embraced me with. I love this industry with all of my heart but I mean this when I say it, I would not be able to do the things I've done without you guys. You fans match our passion. With everything we give you in the ring, you give us right back as fans. And that's what makes NXT special, and that's what I'll miss most. I'll miss my NXT family backstage, I'll miss those once in a lifetime moments like doing Finn Balors entrance or teaming with Shinsuke Nakamura or standing in the ring for 10 minutes as you guys sing a song, and I'll miss the proud feeling of being a part of it all. But I know it will continue. And I will never stop chasing that feeling. I am beyond excited to bring everything you all taught me, to WWE. Thank you for the memories, and as always, WE are NXT.

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EA Announces Battlefield 1 Premium http://findyourinnergeek.ca/2016/08/ea-announces-battlefield-1-premium/ http://findyourinnergeek.ca/2016/08/ea-announces-battlefield-1-premium/#respond Wed, 24 Aug 2016 18:58:07 +0000 http://findyourinnergeek.ca/?p=20999 STOCKHOLM, Sweden – August 24, 2016 – DICE, an Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) studio, today announced Battlefield 1 Premium Pass*, a membership program delivering new content and early access to Battlefield 1 fans in four upcoming themed digital expansion packs. Battlefield 1 Premium Pass members will be granted two-week early access to each pack, starting [...]

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STOCKHOLM, Sweden – August 24, 2016 – DICE, an Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) studio, today announced Battlefield 1 Premium Pass*, a membership program delivering new content and early access to Battlefield 1 fans in four upcoming themed digital expansion packs. Battlefield 1 Premium Pass members will be granted two-week early access to each pack, starting with Battlefield 1 They Shall Not Pass in March 2017 that will bring the French army into the battle in multiplayer.

Expand the theatre of all-out war with more frontlines in Battlefield 1 Premium Pass containing:

  • 4 upcoming digital expansion packs, including:

o    Two-week early access to each expansion pack

o    Play as new armies including France in They Shall Not Pass, and the Russian Empire in an upcoming expansion pack

o    16 new multiplayer maps

o    New Operations and game modes for more ways to play

o    New Elite classes

o    20 new weapons

o    New vehicles

  • 14 Battlepacks containing stand-out weapon skins, delivered monthly from November 2016
  • 14 unique dog tags distributed over the course of the Premium Pass period

Check www.battlefield.com/games/battlefield-1/premium often for details and release dates for each expansion pack.

Experience the dawn of all-out war and discover a new world of war on an unmatched epic scale in Battlefield 1, full of a variety of new gameplay opportunities for the players. DICE has set out to build the most immersive and dynamic Battlefield game ever, continuing to improve their dynamic multiplayer sandbox through ever-changing environments with intuitive destruction and dynamic weather.

Operations introduces a completely new way to play multiplayer. In Battlefield 1 you will play a series of interconnected battles across multiple fronts. Play a sequence of battles where your actions have consequences beyond a single match, as you try to conquer territory or push back your attackers.

Battlefield 1 launches on October 21, 2016 worldwide on Xbox One, Origin for PC and PlayStation®4. Players who pre-order the Early Enlister Deluxe Edition can start playing on October 18**.
EA Access*** and Origin Access*** members can try Battlefield 1 before it’s released for a limited time as part of a Play First Trial starting October 13, on Xbox One and PC respectively. EA Access members receive a 10 percent discount when they purchase a digital version of the game on Xbox Live, and Origin Access members get a 10 percent discount when they purchase the game through Origin.

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Rings – Official Trailer http://findyourinnergeek.ca/2016/08/rings-official-trailer/ http://findyourinnergeek.ca/2016/08/rings-official-trailer/#respond Wed, 24 Aug 2016 18:19:48 +0000 http://findyourinnergeek.ca/?p=20992 Rings is a new chapter in the beloved “Ring” horror franchise. A young woman becomes worried about her boyfriend when he explores a dark subculture surrounding a mysterious videotape said to kill the watcher seven days after he has viewed it. She sacrifices herself to save her boyfriend and in doing so makes a horrifying [...]

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Rings is a new chapter in the beloved “Ring” horror franchise. A young woman becomes worried about her boyfriend when he explores a dark subculture surrounding a mysterious videotape said to kill the watcher seven days after he has viewed it. She sacrifices herself to save her boyfriend and in doing so makes a horrifying discovery: there is a “movie within the movie” that no one has ever seen before…

Rings hits theaters October 28th, 2016.

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WWE 2K17 – Suplex City Census Week 4 – The Business District http://findyourinnergeek.ca/2016/08/wwe-2k17-suplex-city-census-week-4-business-district/ http://findyourinnergeek.ca/2016/08/wwe-2k17-suplex-city-census-week-4-business-district/#respond Wed, 24 Aug 2016 17:33:50 +0000 http://findyourinnergeek.ca/?p=20979 In the fourth installment of WWE 2K17’s Suplex City Census, 29 WWE Superstar residents of the Business District – the fourth of five neighborhoods in Suplex City – have been announced for inclusion in the forthcoming franchise’s worldwide release on October 11, 2016. The installment brings the following Superstars to WWE 2K17’s extensive roster: Alberto Del [...]

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In the fourth installment of WWE 2K17’s Suplex City Census, 29 WWE Superstar residents of the Business District – the fourth of five neighborhoods in Suplex City – have been announced for inclusion in the forthcoming franchise’s worldwide release on October 11, 2016. The installment brings the following Superstars to WWE 2K17’s extensive roster:

  • Alberto Del Rio
  • Big Show
  • Bray Wyatt
  • Brock Lesnar
  • Carmella
  • Chad Gable
  • Big Cass
  • Darren Young
  • Dash Wilder
  • Diamond Dallas Page
  • Earthquake
  • Enzo Amore
  • Goldberg
  • Jason Jordan
  • JBL
  • Mark Henry
  • Paige
  • Razor Ramon
  • Ric Flair
  • Rusev
  • Sami Zayn
  • Samoa Joe
  • Sasha Banks
  • Scott Dawson
  • Sheamus
  • The Miz
  • Titus O’Neil
  • Typhoon
  • Zack Ryder

Developed collaboratively by Yuke’s and Visual Concepts, a 2K studio, WWE 2K17 is rated “T” for Teen by the ESRB. WWE 2K17 is currently scheduled for worldwide release on October 11, 2016 for the PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment systems, as well as Xbox One and Xbox 360. Consumers who pre-order WWE 2K17 at any participating retailer will receive two playable characters of legendary WCW® and WWE star Bill Goldberg, well as playable WCW Monday Nitro and Halloween Havoc arenas, at no extra cost on launch day.

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This Week in WWE – SmackDown (8/23/2016) http://findyourinnergeek.ca/2016/08/this-week-in-wwe-smackdown-8232016/ http://findyourinnergeek.ca/2016/08/this-week-in-wwe-smackdown-8232016/#respond Wed, 24 Aug 2016 15:36:42 +0000 http://findyourinnergeek.ca/?p=20901 This week’s edition of SmackDown (8/23/2016) featured a pair of brand new championships added to the mix at long last. We’ll talk about the new titles, Carmella, AJ Styles, and more! New Championships Take a trip down memory lane to only about 6 or 7 years ago. WWE had 3 brands in ECW, Raw, and [...]

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This week’s edition of SmackDown (8/23/2016) featured a pair of brand new championships added to the mix at long last. We’ll talk about the new titles, Carmella, AJ Styles, and more!

New Championships

Take a trip down memory lane to only about 6 or 7 years ago. WWE had 3 brands in ECW, Raw, and SmackDown. They also had multiple championships to go along with those brands. As the roster started to deplete over the years, the championships and brands started to fall. ECW and the ECW Championship was first. After that it started with getting rid of the Women’s Championship, then it was unifying the tag titles, then it was the world titles. WWE had a major problem acquiring high-end talent during that time. A lot of prominent stars started to leave for other promotions and there was no use for that many championships or separate brands.

Today, the landscape has changed in WWE. There are 3 strong brands under the WWE umbrella with Raw, SmackDown, and NXT. There are more than enough stars to fill all 3 brands with thrilling match-ups and great feuds. More importantly than that though, there are many good tag-teams and even more strong women’s wrestlers on the roster than at any point in history. WWE is loaded from top to bottom and the brand extension was the result of that wealth of talent. These performers need something to fight for. They received something to fight for last night on SmackDown.

Shane McMahon and Daniel Bryan introduced the SmackDown Women’s Championship and the SmackDown Tag Team Championship. The belts look similar to their Raw counterparts, but blue. I think they should ultimately rename the championships on both brands as Raw and SmackDown. There should be a Raw World title and a SmackDown world title instead of having them be completely different names. Obviously, the tag titles and women’s title on Raw should be named Raw titles too. It’s just an obvious decision that should be made. As far as looks, I like that they’re the same designs on both shows. The only thing I don’t like is that the WWE World Championship and the WWE Tag-Team Championships don’t fit well with these new colour schemes.

Regardless of what the belts look like, this is a huge thing for SmackDown. Great teams like American Alpha and The Usos now have something to strive for. On the women’s side, a lot of these girls have never held a championship, so it’s a really exciting time for them. 5 years down the road, we might run into the same problem that we did in the past with not enough talent. Right now, this was the right move. I’m really excited to see who jumps to the top of each respective division.

Becky Lynch

WWE has a really strong women’s division on every brand right now. One woman who has really stood out to me lately is Becky Lynch. Becky unfortunately never got a chance to hold the NXT Women’s Championship which was a shame. She’s often looked at as the weakest member of the Four Horsewomen which is ludicrous in my opinion. Becky is an incredibly well-rounded wrestler. She proved at WrestleMania that she can be a top star for years to come in the Women’s Division. She’s gets TV time nearly every week going back even before the brand extension. If someone gets TV time every week, it’s because they’re reliable, versatile, and very good at what they do. Becky Lynch is, and she’s only getting better.

The one thing that stood out to me on SmackDown was seeing Becky in the background as Shane and Daniel were talking about the new Women’s Championship. She was so excited and happy to have that opportunity pumping her fist with the biggest smile. This is someone who loves wrestling ans loves what she does. That’s the type of enthusiasm that’s infectious and that’s what makes Becky so special. She’s a high-energy person that can always get the crowd on their feet. She’s such a valuable member of SmackDown and I really hope that she is crowned the first Women’s Champion.

Becky Lynch should be the face of the SmackDown Women’s Division.

Carmella

The Princess of Staten Island showed her true colours on SmackDown and it was perfect. Carmella was a heel in NXT for a little while before becoming a very popular face. The thing about Carmella is, she is very capable of playing both roles well. I really didn’t see her turning heel so quickly after landing on SmackDown, but this move made a ton of sense. With Nikki coming back, she could have been a heel, but she would have been cheered no matter what for at least a few weeks. A double-switch here means that there will still be 3 heels and 3 faces which balances the playing field and allows Nikki to play the hero for at least a little while.

Carmella attacking Nikki gives her an edge that she probably needs. Not only did she attack Nikki on the show, she attacked her on Talking Smack afterwards. Carmella made a statement and proved in 30 seconds that she belongs. I’m really looking forward to what the future brings for these two as I think this feud could become deeply personal. I’d love to hear what Carmella has to say about this, I think it will bring out her personality even more. She could become a breakout star on SmackDown depending on how this feud turns out. I’m really pulling for her, she was one of my favourites in NXT and I feel that she’s one of the more charismatic women on the roster. I could easily see her pinning Nikki for the title in the 6-pack challenge at Backlash.

AJ Styles

AJ Styles has always been an annoyingly good heel. He will drive you crazy with his promos telling you how great he is. The problem is that AJ played a face a lot more than a heel and never got to utilize that part of his personality as much as he should have. AJ is great no matter what role he’s playing, but since the brand extension, he’s been on fire. No longer is her playing the cowardly heel, he’s playing a heel that will get in there and prove that he’s the best. This is what I’ve wanted out of him all along because it’s insane to think of him as a coward.

AJ looks like he’s firmly entrenched in the World title picture and I think that’s where he should be after beating Ziggler. I think a feud with Ambrose could be a bitter rivalry spanning multiple events and I really believe these two could create some thrilling moments. Both men are fearless and will do pretty much anything. I expect AJ to take the title soon and hold on to it for quite some time after that. He’s spent the whole year proving why he should have been signed years ago. Now it’s time for AJ to become champion.

Conclusion

American Alpha and The Usos advanced in the tag title tournament. Rhyno and Heath Slater formed a team which I could see somehow winning the whole thing. Unfortunately The Ascension was taken out right away. So much potential for those guys and they’re buried weekly.

Orton shouldn’t have even been on SmackDown after that beat-down. Looks like Bray will be his next feud which doesn’t at all excite me. Bray has really lost a lot of his mystique with me and I’m not sure why.

This week’s show was a good show. I think SmackDown has a lot more focus now with the new titles and I’m excited to see how things play out!

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PlayStation NA Store Update 8/23/2016 http://findyourinnergeek.ca/2016/08/playstation-us-store-update-8232016/ http://findyourinnergeek.ca/2016/08/playstation-us-store-update-8232016/#respond Wed, 24 Aug 2016 03:47:36 +0000 http://findyourinnergeek.ca/?p=20898 It’s a pretty weak lineup for this week’s PlayStation NA Store Update. The Dead Rising Triple pack pre-order sale looks to be the best of the bunch in this batch. PlayStation Plus Deals Armikrog (PS4) – $8.99 Coffin Dodgers (PS4) – $8.99 Fluster Cluck (PS4) – $4.99 Q*bert: Rebooted Game and Pixels Theme Bundle (PS4) [...]

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It’s a pretty weak lineup for this week’s PlayStation NA Store Update. The Dead Rising Triple pack pre-order sale looks to be the best of the bunch in this batch.

PlayStation Plus Deals

  • Armikrog (PS4) – $8.99
  • Coffin Dodgers (PS4) – $8.99
  • Fluster Cluck (PS4) – $4.99
  • Q*bert: Rebooted Game and Pixels Theme Bundle (PS4) – $8.99
  • Solbrain Knight of Darkness (PS4) – $9.79
  • Velocibox (PS4, PS Vita) – $8.74
  • Whispering Willows (PS4, PS Vita) – $8.74

Other Deals (Sale Price, PS+ Price)

  • AeternoBlade Platinum Bundle (PS4) – $12.99
  • Amazing Discoveries in Outer Space (PS4) – $4.95
  • Aquapazza (PS3) – $9.89
  • Blue Rider (PS4) – $7.99
  • Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse (PS3) – $3.74
  • Catherine (PS3) – $9.99
  • Citizens of Earth (PS4) – $7.49
  • Citizens of Earth (PS Vita) – $7.49
  • Crazy Taxi (PS3) – $4.99
  • Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax (PS3) – $23.99
  • Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax (PS Vita) – $19.49
  • Don’t Starve ‘Shipwrecked’ (PS4) – $4.49
  • Galak-Z (PS4) – $9.99
  • Hell Yeah! Wrath of the Dead Rabbit (PS3) – $5.99
  • Indoor Sports World (PS Vita) – $2.49
  • Indoor Sports World ‘Equipment Pack’ (PS Vita) – $0.49
  • Inside My Radio (PS4) – $10.49
  • LOOT Action-Packed Bundle (PS4) – $11.99, $7.99
  • LOOT Strategy-Packed Bundle (PS4) – $17.49, $12.49
  • LOOT Ultimate Games & Themes Bundle (PS4) – $20.99, $13.99
  • Paragon Epic Pack (PS4) – $33.49
  • Paragon Prime Pack (PS4) – $20.09
  • Pillar (PS4) – $3.99, $3.19
  • Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare 2 Deluxe Edition (PS4) – $34.99
  • Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare 2 (PS4) – $29.99
  • Power Rangers – Ultimate Theme and Avatars Bundle (PS4) – $9.59, $7.19
  • Score Rush Extended (PS4) – $9.59, $8.39
  • Tears to Tiara II: Heir of the Overlord (PS3) – $14.79
  • Tembo the Badass Elephant (PS4) – $9.89
  • The House of the Dead 4 (PS3) – $6.99
  • The House of the Dead III (PS3) – $4.96
  • Wicked Monsters Blast! HD (PS3) – $0.99
  • Yakuza 4 (PS3) – $14.99
  • Yakuza: Dead Souls (PS3) – $14.99

PS4 Pre-Order Deals

  • Dead Rising Triple Pack (September 13) – $49.97

*All prices are in USD and may be higher in Canada.

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