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Super Mario 3D All Stars Unboxing September 18, 2020

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One of the biggest Nintendo games of the year just got released this morning and you’re going to need to get it as soon as you can because Nintendo doesn’t want to sell it after March 2021. Let’s take a look at the retail package and what you will receive if you buy it from Target.

Super Mario 3D All Stars is out now for Nintendo Switch.

What Dice Bag is Right For You? September 16, 2020

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We are going back to tabletop this morning. New Dungeons & Dragons players should know that it’s a good idea to have their own dice when they play the game with their friends. However, it’s not a good idea to just have loose dice, they can easily get lost or damaged. Instead, it’s a good idea to (obviously) keep your dice in a bag.

But what kind of dice bags are out there and what kind of bag is right for you? We have some examples of the different kinds of dice bags you can find in hobby shops and online. Some of these things you can find anywhere, some are pretty rare and very well may be one of a kind. Let’s take a look. Enjoy this video shot in glorious 4K.

Maniac’s Kitchen – Monster Energy Drink Review September 8, 2020

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You can’t look at a picture of an event like the X Games and not see signs for Monster Energy, one of the most well known energy drinks in the US. Now, despite the fact that Halo: Infinite has been delayed until next year, Monster Energy has revealed they are doing a promotion with 343 Industries to offer in-game bonuses like Double XP and an exclusive weapon skin.

But what do I think of Monster Energy? Does it surprise you that I’ve never drank it before? Take a look and see what I think of it.

Mind of Maniac – How I Would Put Wakanda In Disney World September 7, 2020

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Following the tragic death of Chadwick Boseman, the man who will forever be known for his role as the Black Panther, many people, including actress Whoopi Goldberg, has been clamoring for Disney to bring the world from the Black Panther film into the Disney parks. That, unfortunately, may be impossible at this time due to the likelihood the Black Panther’s theme park rights are currently owned by Universal Studios Orlando. But what if his rights weren’t tied up, or Disney was able to reobtain them? How would you go about bringing Black Panther to Disney World?

As a tribute to Boseman, and inspired by the series Armchair Imagineering, we decided to design Wakanda for Disney World. Our only limit was the bounds of reality, and what we felt would work best for our ideas. Take a look.


Marvel’s Avengers Earth’s Mightiest Heroes Edition Unboxing September 5, 2020

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72 hours before the official release of Marvel’s Avengers, retailers across the Us released the Special Editions of the game into the wild. That included the thing we are going to look at today, the Earth’s Mightiest Heroes Edition.

Retailing at a price of $200 US, $120 more than the game’s digital deluxe edition, we are going to take a closer look at this game and see how it stacks up. We are looking at the game’s PS4 version.

Marvel’s Avengers is out now for PC, Stadia, Xbox One and the PS4.

Let’s Play Hour 3 and 4 of Marvel’s Avengers September 4, 2020

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We are back in the saddle with the intention to reassemble the Avengers. In the third and fourth hours of the game we resume playing the levels we originally played in the game’s official Beta. That puts us back into the purple pants of The Hulk and the sneakers of Ms. Marvel. We will see just how the final version of the game stacks up with the beta, and if any of the beta’s secrets carried over to the full game.

All game footage is provided with full picture-in-picture commentary.

Marvel’s Avengers is out now for Stadia, PC, Xbox One and PS4.

Let’s Play Marvel’s Avengers Part 2 September 2, 2020

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We are continuing our look through the opening few hours of Marvel’s Avengers. At the start of the second hour we are back in the shoes of Kamala Khan, who now comes equipped with the power to EMBIGGEN!

Watch as we check out a rather exciting platforming section and fail our way through a forced stealth section.

Marvel’s Avengers is coming September 4th, 2020 to PC, Stadia, Xbox One and PS4.

Let’s Play The First Hour of Marvel’s Avengers September 1, 2020

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Early access has begun for Marvel’s Avengers, and we have got it! We have waited a long time to play this game and now we are going to see if it can live up to the hype. All gameplay footage is provided with picture-in-picture video commentary.

ED Note: Unfortunately the video file we recorded had a noticeable drop in picture quality around the 45 minute mark that does not let up. While the video is still watchable, we didn’t want to think anyone watching it was having trouble with their equipment.

Marvel’s Avengers is coming September 4th, 2020 to PS4, Xbox One, PC and Stadia.

Tales From IT – Fun Times At Work September 1, 2020

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Welcome back to Tales from IT, where I talk about some of my most noteworthy computer jobs. People have asked me if I ever get the opportunity to have fun on a job site. I know it may not look like it, but I’m actually a professional when it comes to my work. Typically, if I’m called in to do a job like fix a computer, I will focus entirely on that job until it is completed while I’m being assigned that job.

That said, occasionally I’m given 9 to 5 assignments that are not entirely structured, or I’m given the opportunity to be creative with my testing procedures while at work. This is a story of one of those times.

Pokemon TCG Battle Academy Unboxing August 12, 2020

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We’re no strangers to checking out board games on this site, but we don’t do it that much. New players of the Pokémon Trading Card Game (TCG) will he happy to see this new product, the Pokémon TCG Battle Academy. It includes a game board, a collectible coin, three presorted decks with competition legal cards, and a digital game code for Pokémon TCG Online. With all that said, let’s see what’s inside the box. All video is produced in glorious 4K UHD.

The Pokémon TCG Battle Academy is no longer an exclusive product at Target stores, you can now buy it at other stores including GameStop for a price of $19.99 US.

Pokémon TCG Online is out for PC, Mac, iPad and Android.