Nuggets of Wisdom: Magic Money Kickstarters
Welcome to Memorial Day Weekend Fanbros! Many of you will be spending your extended weekend catching up on T.V., grilling, playing The Witcher 3 and generally having a good time. However, be sure to take a moment to expand your mind with some Nuggets of Wisdom. Once again we have found some gems from around the web that surely expand your insight and give you new perspective.
We have already established its going to be a long weekend, why not spend a few hours either experiencing or re-experiencing some of the dopest Hip-Hop concerts available. Our boy Beware over at The Smoking Selection has put together one fine list of some legendary Hip-Hop shows and tours, readily available to watch free on the internet. Some of these shows are more recent, but others like 2pac’s Live at “The House of Blues” and Dre and Snoop’s “Up In Smoke” tour are things that everyone needs to experience.
If you are like me and sometimes spend your weekends on Twitch, being a stream monster, placing salty belts on the latest fighting game tournament? Then you know the Smash community has grown a sizable corner in the FGC. The last few years, Smash has drawn bigger numbers at EVO than newer games like Tekken Tag 2 or Blaze Blue. On top of that, the gaming press is enthralled by stories of Smash’s top players and the spectacle of its matches. Much of this love is thanks to Super Smash Bros: Melee, a game 14 years old, which still headlines events today, drawing big numbers. Justin’s pieces looks at the lasting powers of Melee, while touching on some of the issues that keep competitive Smash players away from the newer games in series.
“Hey Other Comic Book Shows, The Flash Finale Just Kicked Your Ass” By Rob Bricken Io9
If you have been listening to the Special Deliveries (why would you not be?) you would know that The Flash, on a weekly basis, has eclipsed not only Arrow, but other superhero T.V shows in quality and consistency. Bricken’s review kind of hammers this point home. This reviews does contain spoilers, but let’s be honest, you really cannot discuss the merits of a shows without examining its whole.
“‘Big indie’ Kickstarters are killing actual indies” By Katies Chironis Polygon
Last week, we saw two Kickstarters, from veteran game developers, get all the money and the video game press was like “We are in the new age of Aquarius! Kickstarter is the way to save video games from the AAA sequel hell we currently exist in!” Maybe not exactly like that, but many were saying this is the second wave of big Kickstarers. In Katie’s humble opinion, she warrants caution. Why? The math does not add up. Looking at the proposed budgets and staffing needs for Bloodstained and Yooka-Laylee the games these developers want to makes could not be possible with what they are currently asking for. It’s always good to humble oneself, but asking for less than you really need only ends badly, as we have seen time and time again.
Stay safe, Fanbros.