Not the Anime Fest We Need in New York

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Earlier this year I have decided not to go to New York Comic Con. However, when I found out my friends’ panel will be at NYCC’s Anime Fest. I went there on Sunday. While Anime Fest was less crowded than what NYCC is known to be lacking in (I can account for the other days), even if you consider it “anime only” it was still lacking.

For starters, there were no booths for the big guns of anime such as Funimation and Viz, which would have made a statement that ReedPop was serious about anime convention in NY. Also, moving the Dragon Ball Super Broly to Pier 94 instead of Madison Square Garden would have shown the New York Otakus that they meant business. Have that panel thirty blocks away from Anime Fest is not a good play.

And when it comes to merchant section, it just seemed to be some spots who couldn’t get spots at NYCC. I read that those merchants didn’t sell much. Merchant goers are willing to spend an extra $25 just to see more sellers.

If Reed Pop wanted to bring back Anime Fest, they should make it its own event, not a phoned-in extension of a convention that is already maxed-out.

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Nintendo Spoiled Us With Online Play

Since the formal announcement of Nintendo Switch Online, critics lampooned Nintendo for daring to charge customers for online multiplayer while it has been free to play online for a year and a half. It wasn’t that Nintendo shouldn’t have charged for online play at all but they should have done it sooner.

When the Nintendo Switch was first released there wasn’t too much to offer for multiplayer, so it made sense to not launch an online service. But when the solid multiplayer such as ARMS and Splatoon 2 started emerging later in the year, it would have been a good time to launch an online subscription service.

Some people nitpicked Nintendo Switch Online’s other feature to death despite these issues mirror that of Xbox Live and/or PlayStation Plus.

The NES games available through Switch Online is not worth it? Well, some people value NES games way more than the free games found on Xbox Live Gold and PlayStation Plus. And the library will grow.

You can lose you cloud saves if you cancel you Switch Online subscription? That is similar to what happens to cloud saves when you cancel PS Plus for six months.

The service is too pricey? I understand that not everyone can afford a subscription fee, but Switch Online’s yearly subscription is a roughly a third of the price than what Sony and Microsoft are offering.

It is understandable that not every Nintendo Switch user will but signing up for the online service. But let’s not pretend this is Nintendo’s worst foot forward. Besides, we got a free year and a half of free online play, which is a lot for a home console.

Mega Man 11 Demo

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I have tried out the Demo for Mega Man 11 on the Switch. I must say that it has taken me longer than it should have to beat Block Man.

My first Mega Man experience was with the X series. Wall jumps and dashes have spoiled me. LOL It’s hard to get the timing on the trickier jumps but I managed for the most part.

The Double Gear system is quite interesting. As it stands now, Speed is by far the stronger gear. You can use it to escape most death traps as well as put multiple Mega Buster shots. It’t pretty much makes the Power Gear obsolete. I guess we will see if the full game makes better use.

Looking forward to play the full version of Mega Man 11!

It’s Ninja’s Decision

 

Over the past few weeks, the Fortnite streamer got some heat for saying that he would not stream with women because of his wife and family. Some say that it’s a harmful decision. I think Ninja is just putting family before streaming and we shouldn’t fault him for that.

Some people are saying Ninja should stream women especially because of today. Well when it comes to Ninja’s stream time, he does not have to steam with anyone. He can choose who he want to have on is stream, or he can choose to stream with nobody at all. His choice not to stream with other women is directly because of the political climate.

It’s Ninja’s choice. Let him have it.

Best in 2017

2017 was a heck of a year. Quite a bit has happened for me last year. Hear are five things that I remember most (no particular order).

Me meeting Nikki

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Nikki and I have been social media friends for about a decade but late last year was our first time meet (for her birthday ironically). I got to meet her, her friends, and her son. All in all it was a great experience I won’t forget.

Nintendo Switch Line

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This was kinda one I got dragged into but I’m glad I did. I somehow got second in line for the Nintendo Switch at Nintendo New York. I got to meet some cool people like CND, Etika, and many others. The wait can be stress sometimes, but in the end it was worth it.

Oh, and did I mention that Switch wasn’t for myself? But don’t worry I wound up getting one a few months later, which leads us to…

Me Getting a Switch for Myself

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You know it was gonna happen.

Loss of Someone special

Five years ago I met someone would become something special to me. We had a lot of great moments but unfortunately I had to say goodbye. Still not over it.

First Hearthstone Tournament Win

To end off the year, I got my first ever tournament victory in Hearthstone ever. I put a lot of work in to make it happen. I still need to reach Legend in ranked though…

Well those are some key moments of my 2017. Let’s make 2018 even better.