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Adlibbed, bank holiday weekend snooze

So I’m laid in bed for the last two or so hours, listening to reggae music, finding new tunes for my phone. Come across many good ones, artists I knew but some I didn’t. I’m drawn to write this here post on my blog, to maybe slip in some adlibbed lyrics between a little life story bringing some new insight into my life or state of mind.

Heat, emotion, lists keeping me awake, write it down, offload the weight.

Nothing but sweat dripping onto my sheets, words escaping me like nothing for weeks, the mind is closed up, the power dry, the vision clouded, gandalf screaming, you shall not pass!

Keeping it vaguely imaginary just for Ross Noble

Thanks for reading,

Pixc

Summerslam Weekend

Biggest weekend of the summer for WWE fans everywhere, I myself watched NXT Takeover Brooklyn live at home with a friend, then I watched Summerslam in chunks, having just finished tonight Tuesday night GMT, I am now going to give you some of my thoughts on the weekends action, please note I have not seen RAW, however I have unfortunately seen some spoilers before I got round to watching it.

I will start with NXT, from what I can remember. Little bit mixed on the show, it was a great show, but I felt a few matches went the wrong way. I felt that Bayley hulked up too much to lose, but her winning wasn’t the best move, so yeah possibly right just not exactly how I’d have liked it to go down. Then the NXT title, definitely a great match, but I just felt something didn’t feel right, the result made sense but I thought Finn may have interfered or something may have happened to keep Samoa Joe looking stronger. The tag titles, well it was predictable but in my  opinion the best match on the card, it looks like injuries happen a lot in Revival matches, but maybe this sets up Authors of Pain to come in?

On a positive note Bobby Roode was amazing, great entrance and the atmosphere, his them tune is one of the best in the business. I must admit I was surprised Andrade hit the knees, but he did and am glad cos it made him look stronger. Austin Aries vs No Way Jose, you know they going to go again down the line but Hideo Itami, he has something to prove and I think a lot of the former TNA guys are here to push the NXT talent as well as get a piece of this pie!

Honourable mention to Billie Kaye and Ember Moon, I didn’t think this match would be worth watching, Billie Kaye surprised me, but Ember Moon, wow that move, you know the one, like a stunner but diving off the top rope to hit it. boom!

So we now have big one Summerslam! Well let me just warn you, I’ve yet to see a weekend where NXT doesn’t outshine the main roster when it comes to PPV quality. So the kick off show was a lot better than it usually is, Dudleyz vs Zayn & Neville great match, Sheamus vs Cesaro round 1, great match, this was a surprise for it to be on the main card, but let me fast forward to the main card to explain. Both Lesnar vs Orton and Reigns vs Rusev though never could be on the kick off show, didn’t deserve their spots on the main card for me, with Rusev’s injury in the 2nd to last match, then Lesnar squashing Orton in a potentially over worked brutal ending, a wasted main event when Finn Balor and Seth Rollins stole the show and Ziggler and Ambrose also more deserving of that main event spot. The New Day surviving The Club thanks to Big E and John Stewart, great angle, big positive moment for the show, but sad when it was not the wrestling on show. Nikki coming back was epic, but she isn’t that great in the ring, she looked improved, but it made the match predictable, just fire Eva Marie, shes a great heel but she can’t wrestle and red hair isn’t everything. Nothing much else to say except Jeri-KO are a great team, what a move, brilliant idea, shame we all know Kevin Owens is going  to use this to propel himself into the main event down the line, he deserves it, the guy is a great worker.

Thanks for reading

Pixc

No Man’s Sky – initial thoughts with screenshots

So finally I got my hands on No Man’s Sky, space exploration survival extraordinaire that it is, with me at the helm, first of all some screen shots of my gameplay, which will truly show you how much of a work of art this game is!

On the left was a storm, rain pattering down on my spaceship as I sat docked in a trading post. The right I plant I thought was one of the most zany things I have seen in the game so far.

I have lost count of how many hours exactly I have put into the game. I played a few hours Wednesday night, but didn’t stay on too long as I was in work Thursday. Thursday night I was on until around 1am so give or take 8 hours roughly, then Friday my new gaming chair arrived around 8.30am, giving me a full day to play it though I did take at least a one hour break for some wrestling, a shower which probably took 30 minutes, some food, so at least another 9 hours today. I am in awe by how much I am enjoying the game. I won’t deny repetition is definitely there, but you are so immersed in the  worlds in this early stage, it doesn’t mater. I think quick progression is a must for those who those who are afraid of getting bored, follow the path the game advises you to take, I have heard there will be plenty of time for more exploration later. I struggled mostly with space combat, I have never been a great flyer, when it came to gaming. I fended off some pirates after a while, following  an upgrade to my ship and I was so pleased, since then I only had one battle and unforunately lost.

I enjoy naming the planets, plants and animals but I have heard people stopped pretty quickly, I guess it will be different for everyone. I have a system for naming, where my systems have PXC at the front of them, except my 3rd one which I forgot to name PXC first, I expect to post more screenshots up when I have some really good ones. In the mean time anyone wanting to know more or check out me playing it, can drop by my stream on twitch. I hope to have more information and a more lengthy critical look at the game on my blog soon as I feel it is a good time to get my initial review out, this will be updated as the game gets updates with short bursts I reckon.

www.twitch.tv/alwaysmutetheweirdo

Thanks for reading,

Pixc

 

 

No Man’s Sky incoming

So guys, No Man’s Sky is on it’s way, whether it arrives before the UK release date of Wednesday 10th August, I have no idea. I hoped it might arrive before so that I can play it for definite on wednesday, because I am working until thursday and if my neighbour doesn’t get it, then I will have to either pick it up from the local post office after/before work or wait until potentially friday, this is not great but with the release date getting moved to wednesday I may get to play it before my time off!

So with that said as some of you will already know, I am doing lots of No Man’s Sky footage once it is officially out. I have been watching the game on twitch a little to get a feel for it, mainly though looking at the elements people are finding. Some would argue don’t watch it as it will spoil it for you, but I’m not sure it will every experience will be very different.

I want to play it now, but as I can’t I am content with watching those willing to risk streaming it. I hope that I can make it an entertaining ride for you all when the time comes.

Thanks for reading,

Pixc

t – 2 weeks til No Man’s Sky

So with all the drama of this game’s release and hype train, we are finally on the home straight, we are less than 2 weeks away from the release day now. I am in the UK so this time in two weeks I will hopefully either be switching it off to wind down for my last day of the week at work, or having my last sleep before getting my hands on the game.

I have followed this game now, for so long, I cannot wait to get my hands on the game. I keep checking youtube for more video content on it, I follow Cobra TV, who I highly recommend checking out. I am looking forward to everything but here are my top picks.

Exploring planets, seeing all the creatures and plants, exploring underwater, that looked really cool in the videos. I can’t wait to discover all the elements, the made up ones, the real ones, trade with them, meet the npc alien races, fly from one planet to the next, or stay on one for a lengthy period of time, how will I decide what to do first, damn this is going to be epic!

Expect lots of footage on twitch and youtube from me especially from that friday onwards, all being well some of you may come follow my journey to the centre!

 

 

NXT future dream matchups

So I am a huge fan of some of the talent coming through NXT, obviously Paige started in NXT as far as her WWE career goes and many more have come through since. I would just like to touch on a few of my favourites either just hitting the main roster or still wrestling in NXT.

First up Asuka, the current NXT Womens Champion she is undefeated and likely to eventually be promoted to the main roster. I have a few dream opponents for Asuka, mainly for the draw side of things, AJ Lee or Sasha Banks being the main two but who wouldn’t love to see Trish come back for one more match or Lita. Added to this replace Asuka with Alexa Bliss or Sasha Banks for those last two mentions and we have a wrestlemania dream match right there.

Tag team action next, I think American Alpha or The Revival or even Tomasso Champa and Johnny Gargano all would be amazing teams to face off against these selection of legendary tag teams, Rock n Sock Connection, The Hardyz, New Day, New Age Outlaws or The Rhodes Brothers. I still wish WWE and Cody had sorted the issues out, he is such a big loss to the WWE in my opinion. Obviously how could we forget the World’s Greatest Tag Team, Team Angle Shelton Benjamin and Charlie Haas, Angle as special referee for these squaring off against American Alpha would be a true dream match up, throw Revival Johnny N Tomasso against Rhodes Brothers and New Day in a four way elimination and you have a brutal TLC match in the making.

So in NXT we have a number of excellent prospects, one guy that is fun and a favourite it seems with the crowds, could be the next Godfather type babyface, who would his dream opponents be? Fandango? Stevie Richards? Imagine him against the RTC team, I think he could do a good turn angle with them if only he was around back then. He could have some great feuds with Fandango, Tyler Breeze, maybe even guys like Kane, Baron Corbin and Big Show.

Shinske Nakamura is one of the hottest stars in NXT, I’ll concede I love his character, the flair, the way he moves, but his moves, not exactly making me buzz, he definitely got talent in the ring, but I think his moveset may need a shuffle, but when it does, I’d love to see him fight against Dolph Ziggler, AJ Styles, Chris Jericho and Kurt Angle.

I could not leave this guy out. Samoa Joe is one of the most well known stars in NXT, by rights he should be on the main roster, it’s obvious he can make it big, most people could probably guess my picks for dream matchups. Brock Lesnar, Kevin Owens and Dean Ambrose, hell why not Cesaro aswell. WWE under uses that guy, him and Samoa Joe, man that would be epic right??

The NXT icon Finn Balor, will the WWE ever be the same when he hits the main roster? I doubt it, big matches for this guy, such a long list. Sheamus, Chris Jericho, Dolph Ziggler, Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins. Yeah I cannot wait to see this guy hit the main roster, legends he won’t face would be Shawn Michaels, Eddie Guerrero and Daniel Bryan.

All of this and more will come in time. I hope your ready people, the future is coming, never mind winter, this is NXT!

 

 

The Elephant in June . . .

So as I sit at my desk, the 1st of June, 23 days til, oh wait . . . not any more. Yes guys, many will have already found out, that No Man’s Sky has been delayed, until August. A game that was supposed to come out in 2015 is delayed once again. Now don’t get me wrong, I am not 100% pissed off, I can admit I kind of expected it, just felt like the sort of partnership/game that would constantly be set back. Sean Murray seems a stand up guy, but a little perfectionist, nervous of succeeding with this one, in no rush.

I was gutted, I booked time off work, which I may now rearrange, or just use to play other games and go ravin! So this is the massive elephant in June, a gaping hole in the game time continuum that most of us, will struggle to fill. I am easily pleased, I have Battleborn and may pick up another title while  I wait for No Man’s Sky. Ok I already have two or even more steam titles to be getting on with but I love buying new games.  Side note I picked up Stardew Valley and Youtubers Life recently.

So my gripe. is simple, sometimes I know we can’t foresee problems and difficulties just arise from nowhere, but it would be nice if release dates were set with a good measure of this could go wrong, giving things time to go wrong. It has looked playable for so long now. I just want to play for myself. I have followed this game more intensely than any other before it. Sean is a likable guy, someone I’d love to grab a beer (rum for me) with.

I would also like to point at the massive annoyance for us brits, that everywhere gets it before us, the company is based in the UK, I just get a little jealous that America gets everything first or at least before the UK, think the only recent title not following this was a ubisoft title, think it was watchdogs. I watch a fair few american youtubers from time to time and I just think sometimes it would be nice if we got things first, ya know.

So forgive me Hello Games, for being a little bit pissed, but I just want to get hold of your game and play it, 4 weeks ish before release I find out that its not 4 weeks its more like 10 weeks, it’s like I rewound back to when I was previously just mellowing out, building to the prospect of this 4 weeks again, a bitter pill to swallow, not that crazy high off the old disco biscuits from back in the day, just a massive comedown, to be followed by more sweaty M-Kat!

Seriously though, I can’t wait to play this game!

I know it will rock, don’t sweat it

Pixc

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