Former TNA stars — wait, I guess we’re supossed to call it Impact Wrestling now. Former Impact Wrestling stars Mike Bennett and Maria Kanellis bolted from the company earlier this year, around the same time as the Broken Hardy Brothers. The couple, who are married in real life, have been a mainstay in the “minor leagues” of pro wrestling, spending almost four years with Ring of Honor before signing with TN — errr, Impact Wrestling (that’s going to take some time to get used to).
Month: April 2017
The gaming industry was shocked to discover last week that Nintendo had discontinued their hugely successful, but tough-to-find NES Classic Edition, but it turns out there may have been a method to the company’s madness after all.
The WWE has done this before, but it’s never not cool.
It would have been hard to miss the story about former WWE commentator Mauro Ranallo and the reason he suddenly disappeared from television a couple months ago. Even mainstream media sources were picking up the story of JBL’s (alleged) bullying, which prompted Ranallo, who has a long public history of struggling with depression and bipolar disorder, to basically walk off the job, despite being under contract until August 2017.
Quick question: You have one of the hottest toys of an entire holiday season and the thing is flying off store shelves so fast that you can’t keep up, resulting in an even hotter resale/eBay market? What do you do?
Considering hatching Pokemon eggs is one of the key parts of the Pokemon Go mobile augmented reality game, it seemed obvious that there would be some sort of special event for Easter, right? After all, the holiday is typically associated with children having egg hunts, so it all makes sense.
After notable names like Bray Wyatt, Dean Ambrose, and The Miz (among others) showed up on Raw this week as part of roster re-drafting mechanism that the WWE is calling “The Superstar Shake-up,” most wrestling fans expected a handful of talent to make opposite switch from Red to Blue during Tuesday’s SmackDown Live.
EA was set to unveil the first trailer for Star Wars Battlefront 2 at Star Wars Celebration 2017 on April 15, but it’s made its way online early.
3D platformers were once one of the most popular genres in gaming, but they have undoubtedly fallen out of vogue over the last decade or so. Although Nintendo is still doing its best to keep the genre alive with its routinely excellent 3D Mario titles, most developers and publishers long ago abandoned mascot platformers in favor of more “mature” fare like action-adventure and first-person shooter games. Still, for anyone who grew up gaming in the PS1/N64 era, it’s hard not to feel a pang of nostalgia for the glory days of platforming games, as the genre is a shadow of its former self these days.
The Miz may have made an impressive return to Monday Night Raw during the Superstar Shake-up this week, but for most of the past year, he’s been one of the biggest heels on SmackDown Live. If there’s one moment that truly propelled him to the top of fan’s hate list, it was probably that blistering promo that he cut on Daniel Bryan on one of the early episodes of Talking Smack, the WWE’s live post show that they created when SmackDown moved to live television.