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Everything You Need to Know about Charging Apple Devices July 12, 2021

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If you plan to get a new iPhone, iPad or Apple Watch and don’t know what you need to charge it, I’m here to help you. If you don’t l know what MagSafe is or if Thunderbolt and Lightning is very very frightening, relax. I’ve produced a new how-to video for you.

While it would be better if Apple provided a unified document about what kind of charging their devices can handle, I have done my own experimenting and would like to share my research with all of you. Enjoy.

Maniac Reads Acts of Gord – Chronicles: Chapter 39 June 7, 2021

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Sit down children, it is time for Maniac to present to you another dramatic reading from The Acts of Gord. This story, written originally from its namesake website by a (not so) humble game store owner known as The Gord, tells of his stories of the utter stupidity he had to deal with over the years.

Today, Maniac reads out a two-part story of the time Gord decided to share the glory that is known as Cherry Coke with his fellow Canadians. Listen, and enjoy.

A Closer Look at Handheld Consoles Preview June 3, 2021

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Oh look, what have we got here? Twitch is getting ready to show off his collection of various portable gaming consoles from multiple regions. What rare handhelds are in his collection? Stay tuned.

2021’s First Haul Video June 2, 2021

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Stores are reopening and restrictions have been lifting. That means Maniac can get back to something he loves doing, shopping for deals and other rare stuff. This time, he’s joined by his buddy Twitch, who did some shopping of his own. Let’s take a look at their haul!

Mass Effect Legendary Edition Unboxing May 19, 2021

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EA has re-released three of the most influential sci-fi video games ever produced in glorious 4K. Now, Mass Effect Legendary Edition includes the first three Mass Effect games and the majority of its DLC. We picked up a copy on the Xbox One and decided to open it up for you guys. What is Maniac’s history with BioWare? Watch and find out.

Mass Effect Legendary Edition is out now for PC, Xbox One and PS4. It’s currently supported as enhanced for Xbox Series X/S and PS5.

Maniac Tries Pepsi Blue May 15, 2021

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20 years ago, Pepsi released Pepsi Blue. It did not last long in the US. Now, it’s back, and Maniac finally has the chance to try it for the first time!

New Pokemon Snap Unboxing April 30, 2021

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A day I have been looking forward to for nearly a year (oh who am I kidding I’ve been looking forward to this day for over fifteen years at this point) is finally here. A new Pokémon Snap game has been released, and this time it’s for the Nintendo Switch.

Let’s take a look at this game AND its preorder bonuses! We all knew about the poster but did you know we’d be getting an exclusive TCG card too? I sure didn’t!

New Pokémon Snap is out now exclusively for the Nintendo Switch.

Earwig and The Witch Steelbook Unboxing April 26, 2021

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This isn’t video game related, but we’re giving it a pass for right now. The newest Studio Ghibli movie, Earwig and the Witch, is no longer HBO MAX exclusive, and has been released on DVD and Blu-Ray Disc. We were able to get our hands on a limited edition Steelbook for the movie, so let’s take a closer look at what’s inside of it.

If there’s any comments about future Studio Ghibli movies you think we should watch, post a comment below.

Please Bring the BEST Steve Jobs Movie, Pirates of Silicon Valley, to HBO MAX April 7, 2021

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Following the tragic death of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, a rush was made to produce a feature film about his life. This was an absolutely pointless endeavor as the definitive Steve Jobs film had already been produced years earlier. The film was called Pirates of Silicon Valley and started Noah Wyle as Steve Jobs and Anthony Michael Hall as Bill Gates. The film was produced by TNT as a made for TV movie and aired multiple times over the course of one night.

The film detailed the people behind the start of Apple and Microsoft, and how they became so successful. I know that probably sounds like the lightest film summary you’ve ever heard, but trust me that’s all you need to know to decide if you’re going to watch it. It received favorable reviews and tons of acclaim from both critics and the real people the movie was interpreting. That’s more than I can say about those two “major studio films” pushed out following Jobs’s death. The film received an uncut DVD home video release in the early 2000s, but after that everyone seemed to forget about it.

So if TNT broadcast it, why hasn’t anyone heard of it? I have no definite answers to that question. As far as I can tell it has never appeared on any major streaming service. That means if you aren’t lucky enough to be able to track down a copy of it on DVD won’t even be able to watch it.

So why did this great film drop so completely off the radar? Well, people interested in seeing it again may have one hopeful possibility. As I mentioned before, the film was produced by TNT and the home video was distributed by Warner Bros. As far as I can tell, both are companies that are currently owned by AT&T. That major communications company also owns HBO MAX, and it seems any film, television show, or short that is owned by either company that isn’t already licensed out to another distributer is going to HBO MAX. Since Pirates of Silicon Valley was never licensed out to any other service, there’s no reason it couldn’t come to HBO MAX.

So, HBO MAX executives, if you’re reading this. You have a movie sitting in your TNT vault collecting dust that would cost you nothing to upload and will make a LOT of people happy to watch again. If you want to see my plea, here it is.

Oh, if you’re still reading this, why not indulge me for one last second? The film’s timeline ended in the year 2000, where it seemed Apple was doomed to be wrecked by Microsoft, but a lot happened in the past twenty years that proved that would not happen. Apple would go on to release the iPod, Mac OSX computers, and eventually the iPhone and iPad. Microsoft would go on to release the Xbox gaming console and multiple successors. HBO MAX could make a sequel and detail Apple’s comeback alongside the rise of the Xbox platform. I know for sure Noah Wyle mentioned in an interview he would be fine with doing a sequel, and the rest of the film’s cast appears to still be acting to this day.

Just a thought. It could be a great new positive for a service looking for their next big thing following the release of the Synder Cut.

General Mills Offering Free Pokemon TCG Cards in Specially Marked Cereal Boxes March 22, 2021

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General Mills has teamed back up with The Pokémon Company once again to offer some new Pokémon TCG cards for Pokémon’s 25th anniversary. The list of cereals offering cards include boxes of Trix, Cocoa Puffs, Lucky Charms and Cinnamon Toast Crunch. We cracked open a box of cereal that had cards inside to see what we got!