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Mind of Maniac – What Movies Got Right About the Future December 23, 2022

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We’re coming to the end of the year, and I know a lot of science-fiction fans have been hoping that some of the things shown in popular films like Back to the Future Part II would be ready to purchase at any random corner store. We didn’t get flying cars but there were a lot of things we DID get, or got close enough to count.

What did we get? What movies were the most accurate? Watch Maniac as he sits down for this end of the year discussion about the future…or is it the present?

Don’t Bother Shopping for Meta Quest Gift Cards, No Retailers Sell Them December 17, 2022

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Christmas is a week away and I’m sure a lot of families are interested in offering gift cards to their respective gamer friends and families. There are a lot of options out there regardless of your respective platform, and people interested in buying gift cards for their friends or family that own Xbox, PlayStation and Nintendo consoles should have no problem finding gift cards for their console’s online-store. That is, unless, your relative is a Virtual Reality (VR) Enthusiast.

If you happen to be a user of the Meta Quest or Rift platforms (which includes devices such as the Quest 2 and Quest Pro) games for those platforms are purchased digitally through the Meta Quest Store, which is run by Meta. The application will accept Meta Gift Cards in exchange for software purchases. Unfortunately as of the time this article is being posted, no major retailers in the US currently sell them. That includes stores ranging from Best Buy, GameStop and Target, big box stores that will actually sell Quest hardware and peripherals. You may be able to purchase a digital gift card through one of those retailer’s websites but if you’re a kid who does not have access to a credit or debit card, you’re entirely reliant on others who do to help you get games on the platform you use.

I know a lot of people have been writing off the Meta Quest line as a rounding error in Facebook’s coffers but I must say I’ve been honestly impressed by the Quest Pro headset so far. So much so that I’ve been trying all sorts of games for it, even ones I had played on other platforms like the PlayStation VR. Its been the VR device I’ve always hoped for. Surely Meta will someday decide to start shipping physical cards to retailers. But that is not today, and is unlikely to come this season.

iOS 16.2 Released December 13, 2022

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It’s Apple update night! Apple has released important updates for the iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV. The new update includes the highly anticipated Freeform Application as well as bug fixes and improvements to several first party applications that are included with the device.

The new update can weigh in between 750MB-1.3GB depending on what you’re updating. You can get it right now through your device’s software update feature. Just make sure you have plenty of free space to fit the update.

The Game Awards 2022 December 8, 2022

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The Game Awards 2022 are about to go live! It was a great year for games and next year looks promising with upcoming games I’m hoping will get previews tonight. If you are having trouble finding the feed, we’re embedding it below.

Rare/Weird Things I Own – Plasm #0 December 6, 2022

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Welcome back to the next video where we highlight some of the weirdest and/or rarest items from my vast collection. I know this may not be video game related, but if events had happened differently it could have been. Comic historians from long ago remember the name Jim Shooter. After leaving Marvel, he started his own studio, Defiant Comics, and attempted to create their own comic universe. However, to get their new properties out there they would be doing some very novel ideas the established publishers never considered.

Defiant’s flagship series would be Warriors of Plasm, and in the case of their Zero issue (Ed Note – it was the 90s, number Zero issues were a huge deal) it was released as a trading card pack. If you collected all the cards and laid them out in a 3X3 binder, it would produce a full comic that laid the foundation for the Plasm universe. Unfortunately, Defiant would not last and most people don’t remember Plasm at all. However, we do, and we have a (nearly) complete Plasm #0 with its official binder. It has been sitting in my closet for twenty years. Now, you can see it for yourself.

Jim Shooter is welcome to reach out to us 24/7 to explain himself.

Marvel’s Midnight Suns Prequel Series December 3, 2022

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Marvel’s Midnight Suns launched yesterday but before you start up your copy of the game you might want to check out this incredible five-part prequel series. It does more than set up the backstory of the game and introduce its characters, it’s freaking awesome!

Marvel’s Midnight Suns is out now for PC, Xbox Series X/S and PS5.

iOS 16.1.2 Released December 1, 2022

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Apple has just released an incremental update for the iPhone line of phones. The new update, iOS 16.1.2 promises to include the much anticipated improvements to the crash detection feature on iPhone 14.

The new update should weigh in at around 350MB. It is possible this update could only have come to the iPhone 14 line of devices as there doesn’t appear to be an Apple Watch update at this time.

Marvel’s Midnight Suns Launch Trailer December 1, 2022

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Marvel’s Midnight Suns, a surprising critical hit if the current reviews are to be believed, will be launching tomorrow. To celebrate the release, Marvel has released this launch trailer for the game. Let’s take a look!

Marvel’s Midnight Suns comes out tomorrow for PC, Xbox Series X/S and PS5.