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The Jurassic World of LEGO

I want to start off by apologizing to my followers for not posting in a while. I’ve been doing a lot of work on my YouTube channel, so be sure to go check that out! I’ve also recently came down with the flu, & we all know how that goes. 

I also want to say that I see people check my website site daily, and I am so gracious and thankful for you all! Much love to you all! 

But I want to take this time to talk about this amazing Xbox One game, LEGO Jurassic World… Yes, I am a 25 year old who plays Lego games. I grew up playing with them in real life & now I play with them virtually, if you have a problem, them get at me.

Anyway, this is not the first Lego game I’ve played. When I was 16 years old, my cousin had the Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga, & as I watched him play, I fell in love. So, obviously I went out and bought a copy, ha-ha. Yes, I progressed from there. I then went to the Batman saga, as well as the Harry Potter saga & the Lego Marvel Super Heroes, & now I’m at Jurassic Park!

If you’re a fan of the movies like I am, then you will not be disappointed in the game. The games covers all four films, not skipping a beat or missing a tune. That’s what I love about Tt Games, which is the creator of the Lego games, they make sure to cover every detail, from beginning to end.

Jurassic Park is a lot like Marvel Super Heroes, in the sense that it is all free roam, so you can travel between the four islands and explore everything around. You even get to play as the damn dinosaurs! Do you understand how hard my childhood came out of me? I was jumping with excitement as I unlocked the t-Rex! It is truly an amazing experience. The whole time I was playing the game, I was like, “yes! YES! That’s in the movie!” When I tell you that they don’t skip a beat, I’m telling you even the voices of the main characters are the same as the Hollywood actors from the films. The creators have really knocked my socks off with this one.

Let me really break it down for you on how awesome these games really are. I had the Star wars: TCS for Xbox 360, but I got rid of it when I got the Xbox one. So, when I saw that they had it for free for the Xbox subscription, I re-downloaded it, & of course, I had to do everything over. My dad watched me play it, and he legit fell in love. He would not leave my side when I played the game, ha-ha.

So we were at a GameStop the other day, and he said “you should get another Lego game, I like those.” I know right, cute as hell, my grown ass daddy is now hooked. I wasn’t going to argue! I picked up the Jurassic World, since I’ve wanted this game since it dropped, & again, this man will sit here and literally tell me what to do, all the while he refuses to play because he’s not a gamer. But, the point is, these Lego games are no joke! And for some reason, I don’t know if it’s just me or not, but every time I play a Lego game, it makes me want to watch the movies!

There are many great perks to this game, it takes some good effort and time, which to me is always worth the money because I usually beat a game within three days of purchasing it. But this one has work cut out for me. On the plus side of this purchase, it only cost me $15 bucks, when the original price of it was $30. I had a steal deal! It was truly meant to be.

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Alien Covenant: A Confusing Twist

WARNING**** THERE WILL BE SPOILERS!!!

When I heard about the new Alien movie, I was really hyped, especially when I found out it would be directed by Ridley Scott, who, not only directed Prometheus, but also directed the original Alien back in 1979.

BUT when I watched the movie, I was all types of confused. I am no longer sure where Mr. Scott is taking us. It is hard to tell if this is indeed the prequel set to the original aliens classics, or if this is going to be a whole new set all within itself.

Why do I say that? Because, even though Prometheus and Alien: Covenant are supposed to be set in the past, to show the becoming of the aliens in their pre-Xenomorph form that we know them as, the story line itself does not fit. In Prometheus we learned about the alien ship, and our “creators” who were trying to wipe our and recreate other life forms. Now, we jump into Covenant, and we’re on a completely different planet, where that jackass robot guy spends his time creating and breeding these alien forms to get the form that we know them as, aka, the facehugger, the big, black and slimy aliens, etc. Then the film ends with the robot taking over the surviving ship and adding three of the Xenomorph embryos to the colony collection.

But that is just the thing, in the original Alien, when Ripley’s ship found this alien boat, it was the same boat that we saw in Prometheus… So how do we get back to that point for it to become full circle? Where is that big boat at?

There are so many questions that I have, and to my understanding of the film, there will clearly be another film to come. So maybe that’s when we will come full circle?

It was a great film, a little slow, but worth it. I’m just not a fan of the confusing cliff hangers. But I am sure Ridley Scott knows what he’s doing! If you haven’t seen the film, go see it! I know I left a couple of spoilers, but believe me, there is still a lot to be covered!

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Long Beach: A Day with Dad

This will be a short story, since I have covered everything in the video which is posted below!

I just want to say that this day was a truly amazing day! I forgot to mention in the one-on-one video about our pedicure trip, but you will see some of the clips during the adventure part of the video!

We traveled to Union City for Honduran breakfast, through Manhattan to get to the Long Island Rail Road, to Long Beach where we got out our pedicures then went swimming in the Ocean! Well, I went swimming, my father did not. We did both lay out in the sun though, so that’s something, ha-ha.

It was nice to feel the sand between my toes. I made sure to bury myself deep in it!

Speaking of deep in sand, while we were walking across the beach, I saw three people buried up to their face in sand, just having a gay old time. I loved it. One of the girls saw me looking and laughing, so she started laughing too and said “heyyy”, and I waved back. On some real notes, I could definitely be a beach bum!

Of course I got to see my navy & Cargo ships way out in the sea, which just completed my beautiful scenic background as I swam and laid out.

There’s no beach like Long beach.

Get the rest of the adventure from the video below!

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Mother’s Day Adventure: Planet Earth

This past Sunday, my father & I ventured into upstate New York to the Bear Mountain State Park.


It was my first time ever upstate, and it was the most peaceful & rejuvenating time that I’ve ever had in this region.

We live in part of the cluster of North New Jersey, so to be surrounded by tall trees, lakes, dirt, sand, wild animals, and nature itself, was just truly remarkable and long overdue.

There was a moment where we were walking along the trails, & I motioned my father to stop moving, and I just stood there to absorb all of nature’s beauty, from the scenery, to the sounds and even the smell!


I wasn’t able to spend it with my mother since she is still currently stationed in Kentucky, but I definitely made sure to spend it with the all knowing mother herself, mother nature.

The image you see first, is the very first picture I took when we arrived. This was my healing spot. I literally stayed here for 30 minutes, just staring at the mountain and the lake. Sadly, no swimming is allowed in the lake, but you can get on a paddle boat and enjoy the lake that way.


It definitely gave me a new perspective on how we treat the earth, though it may be corny, I think we can all do better as residents of this world, to treat it better. It also let me know that no matter how ugly the world may seem, that doesn’t stop nature from blossoming into beautiful landscapes.


Here is my YouTube video about the adventures! Be sure to enjoy it!

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SLS Spring Gala: An Elegant Moment

When I found out that I would be attending an event, I never thought it would be a Gala. 

Sure, I knew it would be something a little extravagant since it cost 100 dollars to get in the door, but I thought it was just a regular charity event… I had no idea what I was walking into! 

I made sure to dress to impress of course, because I always want to look nice and presentable when I attend anything. I’m just thankful that my father rummaged through my closet to dress nice too! Ha-ha. Because we would’ve both been a little embarrassed had we shown up in just jeans & a t-shirt. 

The Gala was held at the seasons catering and special events, located in the Washington Township of NewJersey. The YouTube video that I made will be linked to the bottom. 

This was St. Leo’s School’s first annual Gala, and I am so honored at the fact that I was able to attend. 

The festive occasion was to acknowledge and honor two of the parishioners. One played a vital role in the school and selflessly shared a lot of his time to help keep the school going, especially in the sports program. This man is Kenny Adamo, who we honored in memory as well, since he passed away. He did a lot for the school and left many unforgettable memories behind. 

The other man we honored was Mr. Thomas Conboy, whose dedication & service to the school cannot be overlooked. Throughout the years Conboy worked hard to keep sports program going as well as maintaining the gymnasium, and most importantly raising the funds for the school particularly in the 2017 Spring Gala. 

I’m very pleased to announce that the Gala was able to bring in proceeds of over 50 thousand dollars, which will help the school tremendously. 

We had just about everything you could think of! Fine foods, open bars, sweet wine, great music, beautiful scenery & great people. Let me just say, it was the first time I had fried calamari, and I FREAKING loved it!

It lasted for about 3 hours, and it was an amazing time. I would’ve stayed forever if it were allowed. I smiled for hours after leaving the event, & I had a blast explaining everything to my mother, who was quite jealous because she has never attended a Gala neither, ha-ha! 

It was my first Gala, along with my fathers. So it was a great first time experience for both of us. That’s definitely something that is going to go down in the memory book. 💙

 

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Do the Cookie Dö

Cookie Dö, inc. opened their raw doors on January 25th of this year. The hype was real with this concession of raw treats. If you’re a cookie dough lover, then this restaurant is the place to be! 

It took me four months to get in the door! We tried to get into the store back in March, but the line was so long, and the store was so packed. But thankfully, the lord was looking out for me yesterday! 

Cookie Dö treats, NYC 2017

We arrived to the New York location around 1:30 pm and was in the building by 2 pm, so not a long wait time at all. The menu gives you a lot to choose from. You can get specialty dough in a cup, or you can get it between two sandwiches, literally like a sandwich – hold the cheese please. 

I chose the sugar cookie dough, because it looked so damn beautiful, but it was a hard choice! I was stuck between the peanut butter, confetti, and birthday cake dough. My father chose the TwixMix, which is literally cookie dough full of Twix pieces! 

Cookie Dö Menu, NYC 2017

Here, you can see a few of the selections that they offer. You can see why it’s a struggle to decide, but it’s well worth the choice and the wait. It’s very delicious and also very sweet! Neither one of us could finish our treats, and we got smalls-which is only a single scoop of dough, which only costs four dollars. But it’s a good thing because you’re able to bring it home and eat on it later! 

The people are also very nice, fun & energetic! A very lively place to be.

Here is my video of the adventure! Let me know what you think about it!

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A Year In Garfield 

It’s really hard to believe that in less then a month, it will be a year that I’ve lived in Garfield. I’ll never forget when walked up those steps for the first time. 

Plauderville Train Station, NJ 2017

My father and I did our last shift in Jersey City, hopped on a train – which was my first experience on the NJ transit trains – and rode it throughout the NJ plains. It was late at night, so I didn’t get to see much. It’s actually a little frustrating because now we know of the Garfield stop, which is fairly closer to our house compared to the Plauderville stop. But it was still nice, because it was late, dark, peaceful, and breezy. That was the first and last time I used the Plauderville station, but it still holds a great place in my heart. 

Russian Orthodox Church, NJ 2017

The very first time I saw this church, it was that first night that we moved here, it was lit up and so beautiful. I instantly fell in love with this church, based on the architecture alone. Churches do something to me, I always get mesmerized by the structures. Anyway, I make it a point to pass this church every day, so I can admire the beauty. 

Veterans of Foreign Wars, NJ 2017

In October of last year, my father and I ventured over to the Veterans of Foreign Wars building for a charity event. We paid money for some good food and treats, and got to see one of the funniest stand up comedy shows ever. We were surrounded by all of the politicians of Garfield. I even met this older lady while waiting at the bar, and we instantly clicked! I told her I was from the south and she told me she was from the Bronx. We laughed and had a good time while we waited for our refills. I’ll never forget that lady. It was an all out amazing experience. 

Our Lady of Mt. Virgin, NJ 2016

These are two items that I purchased during the Mt. Virgin Fair. It’s an amazing experience for the fact that it’s like, literally right outside of our place. The whole street gets blocked off and they fill it with rides, games, and good “fair-like” foods. Just like the VFW, all money goes to charity. So it was money well spent. It lasts from 2pm-10pm, and goes on for 2 weeks. The hype is real when they’re set up! I’m actually excited for it to return this year. Fried Oreos… you haven’t lived until you’ve had them! 

Family selfie, September 2016

I think this is what makes this place special to me. We have many memories in NJ, due to the fact that we’ve lived in this state for over a year and a half. And even though I’m not a fan of Garfield, for the sole purpose that there’s nothing here, it’s so dear to me because this is technically our first family home in NJ. We made memories here as a family, including birthdays, adventures, dinners, and bonding moments, all of which can never be taken away. Looking back on it now, it was the mark of the beginning of new memories in a new home, in a new state. 

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Thunder Over Louisville 2017

You all know this one is going to be special to me, because this is my hometown. 

Today marks the day of the yearly Thunder Over Louisville! I’m so sad that I Will be missing it two years in a row! The firework show turns 27 this year! 

Some of you all may be asking yourself “what the hell is thunder over Louisville?” Well, I have the answers to that! Thunder Over Louisville is an event that takes part in the Kentucky derby. It’s started at 2:30 this afternoon, and will end around 10 tonight. During the day you are deafened by fascinating air shows and at night, usually around 9-9:30, the city is lit up on the Ohio river due to amazing firework displays. There’s also great music, delicious “fair style” foods, beers, bands, rides, and literally thousands of people on both the Kentucky side and the Indiana side. It basically kicks off the start of the Derby, since it’s a two week celebration. This year marks the 143rd Derby, so it’s kind of a big deal! 😜😉

Celebrities even come to town to enjoy the festivities that the Kentucky Derby brings to the lovely city of Louisville. We have thunder Over Louisville, the Pegasus Parade, the Steamboat Race, the Balloon Glow and Balloon Race, along with the Derby itself, and so much more. It’s literally the most expensive and most extravagant festival we hold in Louisville. 

You definitely want to get your hands on a Pegasus pin, because that gets you into all of the event special locations with no charge. For example, with a Pegasus pin in hand, you gain access to the great lawn on the riverfront, which is one of the best places to be during the show. 

I’m going to compare Thunder Over Louisville to Mardu Gras, only for the fact that you have such a gargantuan crowd of drunk people trying to get around and enjoy themselves! 😂 

There are a couple of downfalls, first being the weather if you’re not prepared. It can be very chilly on the riverfront, so a jacket and blanket are always recommended. Secondly, the bathroom situation! We’ve all used porter potties before, but the line to get into one can be very annoying, especially if you need to go asap. You’d be better off renting a location in one of the skyscrapers for a more convenient bathroom situation if you’re one of the frequent “goers.” Thirdly, TRAFFIC! Oh my lanta! Traffic is one of the worst things to deal with during thunder. It usually takes all of 3 hours to get home, depending on where you’re staying. Lastly, reception. Don’t think you’re going to go down there and have signal to be all over social media and making phone calls, because you won’t. The crowd gets so big that the towers literally get over powered. So save those intense moments for when you have a bar or two, because I guarantee they won’t last long! 

It’s worth it though. It’s a beautiful experience that I’ve had the pleasure of experiencing with my family and friends over the years. There really is no other festival like it. 

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The Unicorn Frappuccino Believers!

Do you enjoy a nice cup of coffee? Do you believe in Unicorns? If you answered yes to both of those questions, this drink just might be for you! Let’s hop right into my experience with it!

This new, limited edition of a frappuccino, offered by Starbucks has taken the nation by storm. The image shown above is their newest item, the Unicorn frappuccino. It is literally the most amazing thing a believer could hope for.

I made sure to get my hands on one, because I have no problem spending money on and tasting anything with the word unicorn in it. What can I say, I’m a true believer!

The drink is very popular, as I had to search multiple locations before I finally came across one that still had the ingredients in stock. That’s right, not every location is selling the product, and the ones that are, are selling out quickly.

I traveled 5 miles just to get my hands on one, and within the 20 minutes of me being inside the establishment, roughly 15 were sold. Grown men were drinking them, women, children, all walks of life! because lets face it, we all need some unicorn in our life at least once.

The drink is very beautiful, its a true work of art. You have the blue syrup  wrapped around the cup, with the pink drink added in the middle. Then they throw on the whipped cream and dash some pink and blue sprinkles on top. Once you mix it all together, it turns into a lovely shade of purple, but sadly, there is no rainbow action, as some may have expected (like myself).

They are not lying when they say the drink is SOUR! I enjoy sour things, I have my entire childhood. I was raised on shock tarts, warheads, sour gummies, etc. So I was ready, or, so I thought! That drink had my face all the way contorted. But it was so worth it. So if you cannot handle extremely sour things, then you should probably stick to your venti mocha.

One thing I would like to discuss is the nutritional facts. I find it quite comical that people are literally bashing the drink for not being healthy. Please look at the picture and tell me if this cotton candy looking drink has healthy written on it at all? People who even consider it to be part of the healthy food pyramid just make me quiver. IQ levels these days.

There are 76 grams of sugar in a 24 oz. which can be expected, since its literally made out of sugar. There are also 12 grams of fat. This drink is equivalent to three snickers bars. Now answer me this, who has not eaten 3 snickers bars before? Really, suck it up. Don’t drink it if you don’t want it, but don’t knock others down just because it’s not your cup of tea… or frappuccino.

It does however, have 15% of vitamin A & 25% calcium. It also has 7 grams of protein. So take some good with the bad. Also, keep in mind, this is for a large. I only saw one person purchase a large frappuccino. Most consumers got a medium, along with myself.

My experience with it was amazing, and I got it all on camera! Check out the video below, and tell if you’re going to become a believer and try it out for yourself!

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Hundredth Blog Special: My Parents 💙🌹❤️

This is a very special blog for me. Given that this is my hundredth post, I figured I’d focus on something really special and close to my heart, nothing other than my parents! 

The world is so focused on the negative in everything; people are more interested in tearing others apart. So let me take the time to show and gloat about how amazing my family truly is! 

Let me start off by saying that my parents are my everything. I will always be there for them, no matter what. They have my back, and I’ll always have theirs, that’s how it works. 

My mother is a truly remarkable woman. I literally haven’t met someone as strong as her. She has seen death so many times, through herself and through others, yet that woman still wakes up everyday, puts a smile on her face, and laughs life it’s nobody’s business. I envy that about her, because I could never go through the things she’s been through and be able to deal with it the way that she does. It truly is remarkable. 

She’s a fighter too. Like, I can’t even emphasize that enough. My mother had a horrible car accident in 1996, where she broke her leg, and ripped off her face. She was pronounced dead during the ambulance pick up THREE times, yet she kept coming back, because all she could think about is her two little boys. 

If you read my blog about my brother in the December archive, then you will understand that my mother also lost him to the lord. My mother lost her ability to walk, speak, and even had to suffer from losing her eldest son. Most people would probably just throw in the towel, especially at just 23 years old. But this woman, pulled through, for her kids. Even when the doctor told her she would never walk again, she simply gave a simple “f**k you”, and before two years passed, she was on her own two feet again. 

My beautiful mother, who you can see next to me in the photo, has the strongest will I’ve ever seen. Since the car accident, her health has always been playing with her. She’s had cancer upto 5 times-and I’m sure I’m probably down by a few; she’s had problems with her leg ever since, though it still does what it needs to do, and so did she. My mother even went right back to work the moment she could. She busted her ass every night to be able to support us, all of while being a single mother, might I add. 

I won’t put all of her business out here, this is enough to give you a glimpse of what my mother has been through. Even though she has been through hell and back, many times throughout her life, she still manages to wake up every day, smile, laugh, and love. I’m always proud to have her as my mother. I wouldn’t have it any other way. She’s always been my rock, my fighter, my cheerleader, my mom, and my friend. She has always managed to make sure I was taken care of, and still does to this day, even though I’m 25 now! 😂 but I love it and wouldn’t have it any other way. I’m just happy that now I can always return the favor for her, and help her out in any ways that I can, and I always will, because someone who has fought as long as she has, deserves for someone to take the weight off sometimes. I’m her number one cheerleader. I LOVE YOU MOMMY!

My daddy is just as important to me. Even though he’s been in my life for four years, it feels like he’s been a part of my life from the beginning. He’s been the male support system that I have always lacked, in my life. We actually learn a lot from each other, since I’ve never had a real father role model, and he’s never had a child. He’s so supportive, like my mother, and he’s just as protective. 

My daddy has a very beautiful background. He spent most of his childhood in his home country, which is Honduras. While he was living there, he had to learn how to work and survive at a very early age. For those who don’t know much about countries outside of the wealthier known, you typically start working as soon as you can walk and talk. So, thanks to his such vast knowledge of the work force, he knows how to provide, save, and survive, even in the USA, because let’s face it, it’s a struggle to stay above water, no matter where you live. Another amazing thing about him is that, since he’s been in my life, my views and lifestyle has broadened. I’m all wrapped up in the Spanish cultures, foods, and language. 

I have a father that I can actually talk to, bond with, and love. That may seem weird to people on the outside, but I think it’s easy to comprehend since I literally went 21 years without a father figure. Yes, I’ve had male role models in my family, but that’s not the same as an actual father. It’s a truly amazing experience that I actually thought I wouldn’t grasp in life. I’m blessed, just like my beautiful mommy. I love you daddy!

But what really melts my heart, is the love that they share for one another. It’s the most remarkable and amazing thing I’ve ever seen. They have taught me so much about a real, honest, loving relationship. They work through any and all hardships, they’re also opposites, so in a way, they complete each other. It’s truly a beautiful site. 

I’m blessed to have them as my parents and I would never have it any other way. After all of the hardships we’ve all faced in our lives, we finally have peace and comfort in the bond we have as a family. I’ll love and defend them until the day I die. 

Make sure you always cherish your parents, and let them know how much you love them!

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A Year For Horror ! 

If you’re a horror fanatic like me, then you’ll really enjoy what’s to come from the fabulous horror genre in the film industry.

Let’s waste no time, and get straight to the points.

George Romero’s Day of the Dead

After 32 years, historical and classical horror producer and creator George Romero is remaking his 1985 zombie classic: Day of the Dead ! Romero has done an amazing job, continually feeding our zombie hearts with gruesome survival against the original zombie apocalypse. Soon, between 2017 and 2018, we will be revisiting the underground caves, as we witness the scientists try to survive the attack in the new millennium.

Annabelle 2

If you pay attention to trailers, then you have already seen the trailer for the sequel to Annabelle, which just dropped the other day! It looks just as eerie and scary as the first one. This time, we go to the beginning and get an understanding as to how the doll came to life!

Insidious: Chapter 4

This is my second favorite, next to Day of the Dead. The Insidious saga has always kept me at the edge of my seat! The first one, caused me to lose sleep for 3 days. Now that’s the kind of horror that I live for! I’m down for anything paranormal, for the fact that situations like that can always become real life. Halloween is going to be a treat this year!

Alien: Covenant

Ridley Scott never fails to deliver. Scott did the original 1979 sci-fi film alien, as well as the cinematic prequel Prometheus. So I think it’s safe to say that everyone is anticipating the new sequel to Prometheus! I know I sure am, though I’m sad that iconic alien mother, Sigourney Weaver, won’t be returning to keep her role. But don’t let that stop you from seeing the film! Hitting theatres May 19th!

LeatherFace

I have seen every Texas chainsaw massacre film in existence. Including the next generation with Matthew McConaughey. I’d have to say that my favorite film was the remake of the orginial, which starred Jessica Biel. This film especially has a place in my heart, due to the real life story behind the film. I’ll be purchasing my tickets ahead of time! Expected to drop any time between 2017 and 2018!

Stephen King’s IT

That’s right folks, it finally happened! They finally brought this classic back to life! The bar is set so high for this classic, but given what they show in the preview that just dropped last week, it’s safe to say that they’re going to do a good job of reaching that bar! Save the date! 09-08-17 !!!!

Scream 4: The End

I don’t think many people really enjoy the scream saga as they do the other films in the horror genre, but I’ve seen every single one since the first one came out in 1996. I will definitely be watching how the end plays out, and honestly, I’m sad it’s ending, because I’m sure that means Sidney has to die, but I’m reaching here!

Friday the 13th

Yes! Finally! I’ve been waiting so long for the next film to drop! Many people may be tired of them remaking the original boogeymen, such as Michael Myers – which will also be dropping within the year! – and Freddy Krueger, and of course Jason, but I grew up with these monsters and I will watch their progress until the end of time! Sadly, we have to wait until 2018 to see Jason’s story come back to life.

As you can see, these are just a few of my personal favorites, but the list goes on and on. They’re even making an eighth installment of Saw, a second installment of Mama, etc. these next couple of years are going to bring so much life to the horror fanatics!

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GOW 4 – Same Story, Different Design

I have been a fan of the Gears of War franchise since the first one dropped on the box 360, which dropped in November of 2006. The original creators and owners were epic games, which they held onto until 2013. Two years later, in 2015, The Coalition bought it, and just a month shy of 10 years, released Gears of War 4.

I was actually not aware of the ownership change when I got Gears 4; I thought it was all still owned by the same company. So, when I started playing and noticing all of these changes, I was like “Uh, what?”

If you’re a Gears player, then you know that the traditional battles are between the COG team and the Locust villains. But in Gears 4, you spend half of the time fighting robots, which is pretty cool, but completely different from what the Gears fans are accustomed to. Even the cast is different!

Instead of playing as Marcus himself, you get to play as his very handsome son! Ha-ha. Don’t worry though, you spend a lot of time with Marcus too, you just don’t play him. But I do love the father-son, side by side, ass kicking persona that the creators set up. There’s even a time when the old crew teams up with the new crew, but I won’t give that away!

Oh, another spoiler, you no longer level up your character when playing the campaign. You can now only level up while playing online.

We haven’t even gone over the online play! Horde 3.0 is quite intense, with up to five players in survival, with classes, skills, and fortifications. Now, when you play survival, you get coins for every enemy you kill, and must collect them to buy more supplies from the box. I said it was intense, but in all honesty, it seems a lot easier than the previous versions. I got through all 50 levels within an hour, maybe less.

But the money is wrapped up in versus. There are so many different match making games that you can play, that it’s truly unfathomable. It offers brutal 60 FPS action on dedicated servers and LAN.

At first I honestly hated it, because I had to start off at level one while playing against people at level 60 and up (I started my game late). But it worked out at the same time because the other players seemed to have taken it easy on me, ha-ha. But I got the hang of it quickly and I am now at an astounding level 22, and that’s for only playing online for a week.

It is definitely worth the buy though. I was not disappointed, especially with the campaign.