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Memories of Maniac – The Time I Stumbled Into a Hollywood Movie’s Cast Screening November 24, 2020

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Welcome back to Memories of Maniac, where our host tells some of his favorite life stories.

In 2007, I became interested in a movie called Fanboys. Set in the film 1998, it followed several die-hard Star Wars fans, who wished to provide a dying friend of theirs the chance to see Star Wars Episode I. Fanboys would not get theatrically released until 2009, and it’s release was so limited very few theaters in the US actually ran it. What was I to do? I packed up a friend and spent three hours traveling to NYC to visit the closest theater showing the film. As luck would have it, I wasn’t the only person interested in seeing the film that would be in attendance in the theater that day, a big portion of the film’s cast was also there. Here’s how it happened!

Maniac Tries Starbucks Peppermint Mocha November 20, 2020

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We are nothing if not adventurous when trying beverages and foods that could improve our gaming centric lifestyle, and Starbucks is certainly a retailer we could imagine buying from.

This holiday season, Starbucks is offering a series of new beverages, including one we will be trying out for the first time, the Peppermint Mocha. Take a look at this quick video and hear our Editor’s initial thoughts about it.

Spider-Man Miles Morales Launch Edition PS4 Unboxing November 13, 2020

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Our most anticipated PS5 game thankfully received a release on the PlayStation 4. While PS4 owners aren’t given the option to purchase the new game bundled with a digital remaster of 2018’s uSpider-Man, this Launch Edition includes early unlocks for exclusive skins and gear. Let’s take a look at what’s in the box shall we?

All footage recorded in glorious 4K UHD.

Spider-Man Miles Morales is out now for the PS4 and PS5.

How to Get Fire TV to Go Straight to Your Cable Box When You Turn it On November 9, 2020

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We’ve got an important How-To video up for you guys. If you own a television with integrated Fire TV support, you might have noticed that regardless of what application or input you were watching before turning off the TV, it will automatically boot back to the Amazon Home Screen.

This reboot to home “feature” can be frustrating, particularly if you prefer to watch television channels as soon as you hit the power button on the remote. It also can be frustrating if your television’s remote isn’t compatible with your television provider’s set top box, and you don’t want to have to use multiple remotes just to navigate your tv channels and your apps.

So what can you do? Watch this video and find out.

Maniac’s Kitchen – Cup Noodles Stir Fry Sweet Chili Review October 14, 2020

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Welcome back to Maniac’s Kitchen, where we review food specifically meant to be enjoyed by gamers. Today, we are going to look into Cup Noodles Stir Fry, a newer product we just recently noticed on the supermarket shelves. Don’t fire up your kettles just yet, these aren’t cooked by boiling water. Instead you’ll need a microwave with room temperature water to fully cook them. Let’s take a look at how this goes!

We ended up buying a whole bunch more instant noodle packs this week and we are willing to review more of them if the demand is there, so post a comment below if you want to see more!

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.

RIP CB.

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.