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About Icebrand1270

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    PSN ID (Since October 1st of 2017): OohYeah127
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  1. Everyone is talking about "bad graphics" on all these trailers for the AEW wrestling game (you know how people only care about graphics) and I'm the only one wondering why there's a part with Britt Baker putting her finisher (Lockjaw) on her man Adam Cole. I know those 2 are sick freaks but still. I'll take a game that has good controls over a game with great graphics that crashes all the time but try telling that to most gamers.

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    2. Infected Elite

      Infected Elite

      I think cause Kenny got Geta involved. Thats why everyone expects no mercy but It's supposed to be quite fast paced too. Tag matches will have some simple input = long double team move sequences (both Bucks irish whip Lucha Bros out of ring. hit ropes and tope Suicidas for example).

       

      Agree tho @KingGuy420, WWE needs competition. i still like AEW way more but both are on fire right now as a wrestling fan, we win. Both games competing every 2-3years would be good, hell even if not, just having another wrestling game. Bevause let's be real, Impacts game was a trash bin from the start

    3. Icebrand1270

      Icebrand1270

      I played No Mercy all those years ago and I had a copy that deleted my save data whenever it felt like it. So it might be a "be careful what you wish for" case here.

      I guess I'm saying "Don't judge a book by its cover" which is what's happening. I've played plenty of wrestling games that have looked and played far worse (ex 5 Star Wrestling). Of course, the rare "good graphics and good gameplay" games exist. They are rare and celebrated forever.

      I have a natural avoidance to AEW on superkick overuse alone (a personal thing, nothing more). Will probably still buy out of curiosity alone.

    4. Infected Elite

      Infected Elite

      But its a superkick partayyy.

       

      I always found the funniest aspect of wrestling finishers is added theatrics. Shawn Michaels does a Super Kick but because he stomps first, its super effective. 

      Rock runs the ropes before dropping an elbow. a very common move. Hogan running ropes before a leg drop. Jake Roberts had a standard DDT, Kazuchika Okada has a ripcord clothesline... the list goes on

       

       

      I always preferred ones with less setup, like when Lashley would just spear outta nowhere, or Goldberg sometimes. Even sometimes HBK would be down, get picked up but then BAM. Superkick. 

       

      Most finishers nowadays require too much set up. But hey, i grew up watching wrestling since i was 2. I will die watching it no matter how good or bad it is.

  2. @Viper It seems where I am Scarlet is more popular. I think the prediction is that Scarlet will sell better than Violet since Red sold better than Blue in Gen 1... but time will tell. Back on Topic: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Cowabunga Collection, 1 for PS4 and 2 for Switch. I have a brother who has a Switch Lite (I'm 42 and he's 37) so I pre-ordered him a Switch copy. Pokemon Scarlet. We're starting to get into "big name game" season so more might follow. I guess I'll see.
  3. Did you just change your profile pic to Gigi Dolin from WWE? Love it!

    Although I don't watch much big-league pro wrestling these days I definitely know scorching hot when I see it!

  4. Not-So-Random Thought: They say music moves people. Certainly true for me.

    When I FINALLY get Platinum 200 (dragging my feet much) I'll celebrate with some good music... preferably nothing that my neighbors enjoy! *evil laugh*

    The question is: Where to start? Yes, it will be a long list.

    I'll need at least 1 wrestling theme (naturally). I was thinking Cody Rhodes theme (the line "Now you bow to me" speaks to me... go figure). But I shouldn't stop there!

    I know this update may seem a bit "silly". But it's better than endless "EZPZ vs UR Plat" debates... just my opinion of course!

    1. kingofbattle8174
    2. Icebrand1270

      Icebrand1270

      @kingofbattle8174 Always a good choice!

    3. kingofbattle8174

      kingofbattle8174

      Lol could be Kirt angles music

       

  5. Thanks for the follow! Decided to follow you as well!

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    2. Icebrand1270

      Icebrand1270

      @Baranov_925 Ha... I wish! At my age (42), no desire for children, health issues and other factors, it's just not going to happen. I suppose it's meant for others (read: people who squander their opportunity like celebrities shun rehab... cynical much).

    3. AJ_Radio

      AJ_Radio

      It doesn’t matter how old you are. Celebrities will get all the breaks. Kim Kardashian and Kayne West get the breaks. A lowly, isolated individual like me, who was never that handsome to begin with, was never going to land the chicks. 
       

      I realized this during the MySpace era. It’s why the dating scene is an absolute joke. If you’re not a fucking handsome Hollywood looking dude fit to be cast for a reality show for national TV, that cute girl ain’t want nothin to do with you. 
       

      Instagram and TikTok just hammer home the fact that you can get by on your looks alone. Just ask that supermodel from Los Angeles or that girl that looks like Pamela Anderson why she has so many followers. 
       

      The difference in followers between Kylie Jenner and Greta Thunberg is staggering.

    4. Baranov_925

      Baranov_925

      @AJ_Radio Shi, I don't know wheter @Icebrand1270 is celeb or not, but all men deserve some good 🐱

  6. People wonder and probably will never understand why I'm so loyal to the medium of video games.

    As I said on a thread here about such matters, it helped me through some of the most difficult times of my life.

    I beat Chrono Trigger on my 16th birthday, back when my childhood was... not going well... to put it mildly. Later in life, as I struggled to find my place in the world, video games kept me stable, even as lawmakers and media portayed them as evil and destructive (and still do). Now as my life seems to fall apart as the world leaves me behind to crusade to end politicians careers or reopen bars and hangouts (most of such crusades fail I might add), games keep me focused on something positive.

    My passion is the evolution of gaming. My 4 "1st to Plat" moments prove to the "wasting your time" crowd that they couldn't be more wrong. I started on my late father's knee with an Atari 2600 joystick as a toddler and will continue until my eyes close for the very last time.

    Well, I've said a lot to put it mildly. Thank you for listening.

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    2. AJ_Radio

      AJ_Radio

      Personally I just think the 80s and 90s were better times overall. Sure, the murder rate was spiking in the early 90s, kids were listening to 2Pac and Biggie Smalls thinking the thug life was a good thing, the OJ Simpson trial brought mass name and shame towards a sports/movie celebrity, the Rodney King beating and later LA Riots furthered the gap between Whites and African Americans, etc etc etc. I’d still take moments of that era because I truly think it was the LAST time America did anything substantial.  It was the last time the middle class WAS the middle class, and the poor people still had a chance to move on up in life. 
       

      Now in 2022, I see my 30 - 35 year old peers move back in with parents because they can’t pay the rent. Can’t own a home, that’s not an option for most of us. 
       

      High gas prices? Expensive food prices? Can’t eat at that good restaurant anymore. Gas makes commuting to work a misery. I’m currently working on finding work remotely, because I’m done with managers and garbage co-workers wasting my time. 
       

      College/university? Not an option for too many young people. Have to obtain those loans by the government. Prepare to spend years paying off those loans by the time you get your degree. 
       

      At 34, my only real passion right now is gaming. Trophy hunting especially, although I still watch movies/shows on streaming services and watch YouTube podcasts from time to time. 
       

      America is fast track on its way to collapse, and unfortunately, seeing other peoples lives fall apart is ultimately a sign of the times we live in.

    3. Icebrand1270

      Icebrand1270

      @AJ_Radio Good points. But I think we veered off-course. My life was already screwed up by the 90s. No drugs or arresrs, mind you. But plenty of other things. Much of it blaming others for my shortcomings. My few friends left NYC and forgot where they came from. One became an activist, two became diplomats in foreign service, one travels the globe in zoology. I ended up on psych meds in 1994 upon entering high school (Age 14) and if you know 90s psych meds you know 2 things about them: they were largely ineffective and had devastating side effects.

      As I said, people ask why I'm uncaring about the "crusades" they're on. Their chances are tiny for success and worse problems occur later down the line. My energy is "unpredictable" but it will not be wasted in such a manner.

    4. AJ_Radio

      AJ_Radio

      There’s a lot to unpack here and I partly agree. However, this was also a time when the middle class WAS the middle class. The poor people had a chance to move on up. College tuition was far cheaper, I know because my dad nearing 70 years old went to college to study horticulture. Loved that field of work, whereas I had to pay a lot more in tuition fees. Inflation keeps going up but wages remain stagnant. I see the worried faces all over the West Coast. 
       

      Based on what you’ve said, you did not have a good background. I grew up out in the countryside attending a small school and later a high school with only a few hundred kids. Literally the opposite side of NYC. 
       

      My social awkwardness and autism would of made it unbearable for me to live and attend school in NYC or LA. 

  7. The release date for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Cowabunga Collection is confirmed!

    It's August 30th of this year! Let the countdown begin! COWABUNGA!

    1. xEl_Cidx

      xEl_Cidx

      “We’re lean, we’re green, and we’re mean!” :giggle:

       

    2. MidnightDragon
  8. On a more serious note, I had to tell someone at ECPW (the wrestling company I announce with) about my speech issues. It was in the form of a DM on Facebook (so impersonal) but I hope he gets it since I can't call him often as his day job is a police detective.

    As I'm writing this, I randomly looked at my Facebook page and he got back and asked me to call him tomorrow.

    As I have mentioned a few times before, I suffer from various speech issues. These issues include confusing one word or phrase for another, having trouble finding the right words in certain situations and even getting words out at times. It's incredibly frustrating.

    I've been to doctors, both physical and psychological, and I never get a straight answer. Whether physical, psychological, neurological, cognitive or medicinal, the cause is currently unknown. What I do know is I'd rather be honest than screw up at a live event.

    I suppose the "end of the road" has come for what was a semi-good run on the NYC indie wrestling scene. Damn it.

    1. visighost

      visighost

      I hope it turns out well for you. I'm curious though, it's never come up during past events? If so, seems like you have a clean track record?

    2. Honor_Hand

      Honor_Hand

      Hope everything ends on a positive note for you, man.

    3. Icebrand1270

      Icebrand1270

      @visighost I'm not perfect but I'm not exactly Steve Harvey... or Jim Ross calling AEW wrestlers by their WWE names (or calling Kenny Omega WWE Champion... Young Bucks made fun of him on social media for that one in retaliation for Jim Ross chewing out the Young Bucks backstage for "too many highspots"... sounds like AEW all right). Back on topic: I've made tiny errors but I haven't tarnished the company name in a major way. Since 2018 getting a good thought pattern together has proven difficult. I haven't done an event since 2019 and who knows if I ever will again regardless.

      The good news is I talked it over and they are agreeing to stand by me for the time being. All I can ask for at this time to be honest.

  9. From the "I know I'm old so don't remind me" thought:

    WWE put the NXT Women's Tag Titles on Cora Jade and Roxanne Perez. Good move all around. Popular new champions AND Gigi Dolin and Jacy Jayne can move up and get the Raw/Smackdown Women's Tag Titles that have been vacant for too long. Good move in a sea of terrible ones by WWE. Keep in mind that I don't watch outside of brief highlight clips (damnable superkick overuse and plot blunders in all "big leagues" alike) but this does seem better than most plot moves by WWE lately. One can always hope!

    Anyway, on to the "feeling old" part: I'm 42 and old enough to be their dad! Cora Jade is 21 and Roxanne Perez is 20 (if not younger). In other words, no staring! I know Shawn Michaels is a key factor in hiring female wrestlers for NXT 2.0 so all these "Under 25" types isn't a surprise. (So much for "born again", right?)

    I guess it was going to happen eventually. I already lose online to kids whose dads are younger than me... and have for some time now. Can't be helped I guess.

    Anyway, thanks for listening to me.

    1. Infected Elite

      Infected Elite

      i doubt theyd move Dolin and Jayne without Mandy who is the current, REIGNING, DEFENDING, UNDISPUTED NXT WOMENS CHAMPION (haha sorry, Mandy is awesome).

       

      But i think it will mean Toxic Attraction will help screw over Perez, Cora runs to make a save and in the mix Mandy hits her bicycle kick finisher....1....2.....3. Still your NXT Women's Champion.

       

      But i think it'd honestly be best WWE scraps the main roster womens tag belts. 

       

      I just recently started getting into NXT2.0. While i still dont love it, not that i love WWE, there is still enough of it for me to enjoy watching it. Mandy and Toxic Attraction being some of my faves.

  10. [WWE 2K22] Went back to this for a bit. I'm now at 72% completion and 11 trophies away from Platinum! I figured I'd get that MyGM "thorn in my side" taken care and I finally did. Good thing too, because I didn't like it in the old days and I don't like it now either! Curse you Tyler Breeze and Xavier Woods for making fans want this mode back! (Probably at least 50% of why Tyler Breeze was fired... just my opinion of course.)

    On the up side, this is the best I have done with a WWE game on my current ID (OohYeah127), beating out 2K18 by 1%. When I was still Icebrand1270 (damn bank card hack), I had 7 out of a possible 10 WWE Platinum Trophies on PS3, getting 365 out of a possible 376 trophies in total. On that same ID, I played the PS4 versions of 2K15 (briefly), 2K16, and 2K17, getting 7%, 67% and 87% respectively.

    On my current ID, I played 2K18, 2K19 and 2K20 prior to this, scoring 71%, 47% and 52% respectively and earning 99 combined trophies out of a possible 151. I now face the dual challenges of MyRise and MyFaction. What a challenge to be sure... but what a thrill it would be to overcome them!

    1. AJ_Radio

      AJ_Radio

      They all have a set server shutdown time. You don't get the online trophies, you're screwed.

       

      Although they were probably trolling when they released WWE 2K13.

    2. Infected Elite

      Infected Elite

      ooof. While i still have access to digital ps4, i took back my physical ps5 copy for full refund a few days later. Game is terrible. 

      But technically I got it for free i guess with season pass. Deluxe gave digital copy of ps4. sold game back for full refund. retained all codes etc.

  11. I usually don't post 2 status updates in 1 day but I figured I'd put up a bit of a "wrestling passing news" here since I'm an announcer on a minor-league level.

    Recently, 2 prominent wrestling referees of yesteryear passed away: Dave Hebner (WWE 80s, twin brother of Earl Hebner and uncle of Impact referee Brian Hebner) and Tim White (WWE Attitude Era).

    I don't know if anyone here is old enough to remember the "twin referee" incident in WWE that led to Ted DiBiase attempting to illegally buy the WWE Championship from Andre the Giant in 1988 but it involved Dave and Earl Hebner. As for Tim White, he might be remembered for getting injured in the 2002 Hell in a Cell match between Triple H and Chris Jericho, one of the more memorable matches of its kind. Chris Jericho released a positive statement in tribute to Tim White earlier today.

    Many referees these days seem to be very... animated. The Aubrey Edwards mold to be sure. I've known some myself. And I've been taught to keep the spotlight on the wrestlers when announcing and not on myself. Here's to a bygone age.

    Rest easy Dave Hebner and Tim White.

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    2. Icebrand1270

      Icebrand1270

      @MidnightDragon I'm with @Infected Elite on this. Shame that we have to be our own worst enemy in a world where lawmakers and media hate us. But that's the biz for you. Keep in mind that McMahon still has final say with storyline stuff even though he's not doing CEO things so don't expect the storytelling to get any better.

    3. Infected Elite

      Infected Elite

      i mean theyre resorting to Brock vs Roman again. If Heyman doesn't turn on Roman now and Brock wins... then be prepared for a very long boring reign.

       

      I hate how Roman is booked. Even Brock. But like, only WWE and Vince can screw up a company when you have so much top talent in Styles, Owens, Balor etc and you just feed them shit

       

      anyways RIP Tim White, and Dave Hebner earlier in the week

    4. AJ_Radio

      AJ_Radio

      I wasn't old enough back then to see that Andre the Giant match in 1988. Because of you mentioning it I decided to watch it on YouTube where he is fighting Hulk Hogan.

       

      And holy shit. I think I just found out so many younger people loved the WWF back then.

       

      There was more personality and talent in that one match they did than I've probably seen in the last two - three years of WWE, combined.

       

      It was a different time and different generation. Different standards.

       

      I'm at the point where podcasts featuring famous wrestlers talking into a microphone in a modern radio format is far more entertaining than the actual WWE product. Which is very sad.

  12. I wonder if I'll ever be able to stream the PS3 stuff from PS+ Premium. My connection does face serious challenges... especially with schoolkids home for the summer starting Tuesday in New York City. Well, I guess I'll get curious eventually!

    1. AJ_Radio

      AJ_Radio

      Unless you're going to be streaming older PS3 and PS4 stuff on occasion, I wouldn't bother with PS+ Premium.

  13. I just bought Shredder's Revenge and have done a bit with it. Call me crazy but I'm looking forward to playing as April the most! Mostly because I got tired of saving her all throughout the years (how did Donatello never invent a GPS tracker) but also the cheesy nature of beating people with a microphone! Who could ask for more?

    1. AJ_Radio

      AJ_Radio

      I’ve heard a lot about this game. Unfortunately I never played any of the TMNT games besides one NES game and the arcade cabinet Turtles in Time, later ported to SNES.

    2. Icebrand1270

      Icebrand1270

      @AJ_Radio It remains to be seen if it's good or if it's just people viewing their thoughts through nostalgia... again. What I mean by that is most gamers see all "retro" games as very good or very bad rather than judging them on their own merits.

      I played the first Arcade Turtles game and the first NES game (brutal even by NES standards but I got to Shredder... and lost... complete heartbreaker) and the first Game Boy game. I'm getting the Cowabunga Collection for both me and my brother (Age 37 and has a Switch Lite) so it will be good to see what I missed!

    3. AJ_Radio

      AJ_Radio

      I played the second TMNT game on NES, which I heard was much better.

  14. It looks like it's based off the Steam achievements list so I knew we would only get 10 trophies. Grindy is definitely the word to describe this. Played some of this on Switch so I'll see if I do it on PS4 or not.
  15. It's PS+ Premium Day... and my signal strength is... 26%. Which means downloading my new goodies will have to wait.

    1. MidnightDragon

      MidnightDragon

      Stupid signal 

    2. Icebrand1270

      Icebrand1270

      @MidnightDragon It got better once I turned off the system and then turned it back on. Then it added a "PS+ Games Library" app (or similar name). I'm such a tech dummy.