FUN Wrestling Episode 17: Omega arrives

The aftermath of the superstar mixup between Friendo Unified Network and World Golden Powers Wrestling continues as Lenny Omega – formely of WGPW – makes his debut in the FUN ring. He takes on Merica Machine and Captain Horsemask in a triple threat match to determine the No. 1 contender for the Larson Libre championship.

Also World’s Best champion Butch Bacon is in action.

WGPW Episode 1

It’s been awhile since I posted any gameplay videos with Steve and Larson. To get caught up, Steve Here sold WSTEVEW to King Llama of the Golden Powers – who renamed the brand “WGPW” – World Golden Powers Wrestling. WGPW and FUN Wrestling also had a superstar mix up with several wrestlers switching brands.

On this episode, Heel Supreme – one of the new members of the Golden Powers – and Meatloaf champion Beef Supreme take on World Champion Matthew Audet and a mystery partner. Also Bo Kada and El Steinero face off to determine the newest member of the Golden Powers.

‘Pokemon Go’ has been great for me – a trainer’s perspective

Note: This is a column I wrote for Now Loading

It’s a good time to play “Pokemon Go,” not only because the game just dropped its Easter event, but it turns out people who play the game are more happy and friendly.

According to a recent study published in the journal Media Psychology, researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison have found that people who play the game are more happy and exercising more than others who don’t partake in Pokemon hunting.

The team started their research three weeks after the game’s launch in July of last year with 40 – out of 400 people – playing “Pokemon Go.” The study found that the those who were playing the game were more likely to be exercising, experiencing positive emotions, as well as making new friends and strengthening their current bond with others. It’s a fascinating study.

When “Pokemon Go” first dropped in July, there were many negative things being reported in the media. You heard about people who would play the game while driving, trespassing on private property, ruining public property and even harming others – all of those you should not do when you play the game.

I can’t speak for others, but since I’ve played the game, I’ve had nothing but positive experiences with the game.

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UpUpDownDown Wrestlemania stream provides action and heartache

Although WWE’s flagship event, Wrestlemania 33, is over, fans can watch superstars go at it – at least in video game form.

During the Wrestlemania festivities, UpUpDownDown held a special Wrestlemania stream where superstars from Raw and Smackdown Live competed on separate teams – The Mad Hatters vs. The Wizards. UpUpDownDown’s Youtube channel released the streams in separate videos.

In the first part of the livestream, Raw’s Seth Rollins, defending Madden champion, calls out Smackdown Live’s A.J. Styles. The two are destined to clash in the Madden finals. Although the match doesn’t happen here, Austin Creed – also known as WWE’s Xavier Woods – confirmed that Rollins vs. Styles will confirm later this month.

In this first match Jimmy Uso a.k.a. Uce of The Mad Hatters takes on Austin Creed of The Wizards in Justice League Task Force. Both Use and Creed are masters at fighting games, but Task Force is something else.

With The Wizards up 1-0, Rusev of The Mad Hatters tries to even the score up against Jey Uso in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Fighting Edition! Be careful folks, if you blink, you might miss it. If you’re a fan of Power Rangers, you’ll have fun debating on who will win between the Thunder Megazord and the Shogun Megazord.

The Mad Hatters and The Wizards are tied 1-1. In this video Sasha Banks takes on Big E in Shaq Fu. I remember buying this game as a kid and loving it – for probably the first few days I played it.

Shaq was originally scheduled to face the Big Show at Wrestlmania 33, however the match is scrapped, so it’s kind of cool to see him in video game form.

Titus O’Neil and Kofi Kingston face off in a battle of Raw Superstars! Can Mr. 24/7 a.k.a. Mr. Gotcho bring The Wizards another W? Clay Fighter was another guilty pleasure of mine as a kid.

And we have the grand finale. The Miz, representing the Mad Hatters takes on Seth Rollins of the Wizards. The Wizards are up by one, but if Miz wins the first game, they have to go into sudden death.

The first game between The Miz and Seth Rollins is King of the Monsters. Miz claims he’s great at King of the Monsters, but Rollins is going to put him to the test.

As punishment for losing, Sasha, Titus, Jimmy Uso, Rusev and Miz must play the Shock Game. That’s it for the UpUpDownDown Wrestlemania livestream.

Pokemon St. Louis VGC regionals finals provides a good match

The Pokemon Company recently dropped videos of the St. Louis video games championship regionals tournament that took place earlier this year. The finals featured an exciting match up between Justin Burns and Alex Underhill. What’s interesting about this year’s tournament is that trainers can use Pokemon from the Alolan Pokedex, including Tapu Guardians and Ultra Beasts.