Doom (PS4)

So, I'm about halfway through the campaign, and the new Doom isn't perfect. But it's the shooter we need, even when it's not always the shooter we want.

Doom 3 was an attempt to take the very old-school Doom formula and translate it to a Gears of War world full of grim darkness and serious story and did I mention darkness because darkness. It had it's moments, but it didn't feel like Doom. Doom isn't scary, Doom is glorious and goofy.

Motherfuckin' Lucha Underground! (Eps 16 and 17)

It's been a rough couple of weeks for Lucha Underground.

Two Wednesday's ago, Mil Muertes and The Monster Matanza Cueto faced off in a four-coffin Graver Consequences match that did not work at all. It played to the in-ring weaknesses of both guys, and didn't even rise to the level of the previous week's No Mas match between Sexy Star and Mariposa. It was slow and plodding and lacked oomph except for a few key dramatic and planned spots.

Oh, The Metahumanity! (May 15-19)

And Legends of Tomorrow Season One is on the books. The books are called Fuck That Noise Volumes One Through Eighteen Or Whatever. So let's start with a much more successful season finale.

Agents of SHIELD: "Absolution/Ascension" (10% Stupid)

Wrasslin' Wroundup (Pre-Extreme Rules State of the WWE)

For this edition of the Wroundup, let's talk about intent and stakes. these are three things that make wrestling matches better.

Intent means that the match is happening for a reason beyond the behind the scenes reasons of "we need to fill three hours" or "we need to give X some ring time to remind fans he exists".

Stakes means that the outcome of the match matters. There's something at stake for the winner that makes him want to win, or something at stake for the loser that makes them not want to lose.

@midnight Power Rankings (May 9-12)

Thank you, James Adomian. Your joke about Hulk Hogan proving that you can dress like a "sloppy hot dog" for 30 years and still be taken seriously is, by far, the @midnight joke of the month. I'm seriously splitting hairs here amongst places 1-4 and if I dared think about it again might reorganize the list any number of ways. And bonus points to Rory Scovel for doing the entire show naked on Wednesday and bonus points to the show for barely even mentioning it.

1) Hari Kondabolou (T)
2) James Adomian (T)
3) Marc Maron (T)
4) Riki Lindholme (W)
5) Randy Sklar (Th)
6) Kate Micucci (M)

Oh, The Metahumanity! (two Week Bonus Size Edition

Couldn't get to Legends of Tomorrow last week before things got crazy busy, so this'll be a bonus-sized, two-episode edition of OTM this week as we approach all four season finales.

Agents of SHIELD: "Failed Experiments" (0% Stupid), "Emancipation" (15% Stupid)

WIDIOW: Rock Band 4 Redux

The last couple of weeks have been very hectic, for various reasons. And I'm gonna cover the relevant ones in a few posts under the What I Did Instead Of Writing banner.

I also got back into Rock Band 4. Like, get all new instruments back into it.

I've been playing Rock Band 4 with some old Guitar Hero XBox 360 guitars, the XBox One controller adapter, and a set of Rock Band 1 drums with a broken foot pedal. So mostly not drums. Why? I'm a clicky guitar guy. Or at least, I was.

WIDIOW: Civil War

The last couple of weeks have been very hectic, for various reasons. And I'm gonna cover the relevant ones in a few posts under the What I Did Instead Of Writing banner.

I went to see Captain America. Civil War.

WIDIOW: Garden 2016

The last couple of weeks have been very hectic, for various reasons. And I'm gonna cover the relevant ones in a few posts under the What I Did Instead Of Writing banner.

First up: Getting the 2016 foodgarden set up.

Longtime followers of this space know that on my deck are four Earthboxes - plastic container gardens with watering reservoirs. Over the years, I've found that what works best is using one container for six herbs, one container for six peppers, one container for two tomatoes, and one container for two Other Above Ground Vegetables.

Monthly Free Games (May 2016)

A mixed bag this month. Some games seemed promising, but were disappointing. And some games are potentially fine examples of genres I cannot stand. A lot of deleting this month.

Defense Grid 2 (Xbox One)

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