Saturday, April 17, 2021


Movie Review; We Broke Up.

April 16, 2021 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Make up or break up. What will they do? This film’s title points in one direction. However, what’s to come will keep audiences guessing. And as they wonder, they’ll experience the complexities of a relationship that is being tested. It’s often said that film is a director’s medium. But in this case the writing carries... [Read more...]

TV and Comic Adaptations Kept Sonic the Hedgehog Relevant.

April 8, 2021 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) While researching Alex Kidd and writing up a case on why Sega should’ve continued the series, I offered Alex becoming a part of the Sonic the Hedgehog universe. This got me thinking of retro games with deceptive storylines. Now, I don’t mean subliminal messaging or anything insidious like that. I’m talking about games where... [Read more...]

Top 5 Albums That We Need This Year.

April 4, 2021 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Almost four months into this year, I think that we can all agree that this year has been pretty dry as far as major albums go. Sure, we are getting a greater variety of different artist releasing music but there is nothing like those heavy hitting releases or that release from the up and comer that we have been waiting for. Here... [Read more...]

The 5 Greatest Franchises for Fan Games.

April 3, 2021 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Gaming is a medium that gives way to specific series fandoms expressing their love of a series in different creative ways. One of these ways is the fan game. What Is A Fan Game? A fan game is basically a modification—or mod—of a game often using available game assets. The complexity of a fan game can be increased by the community... [Read more...]

Which Series Was Better: Final Fight vs. Streets of Rage.

April 3, 2021 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Capcom’s Final Fight and Sega’s Streets of Rage are two beat ‘em ups that really breathed life into the genre during the 90s. Prior to that we had Double Dragon and River City Ransom in the 80s but as the games went on Double Dragon began to lose its charm. By the 1990s, it was like “What are we doing here?” I will... [Read more...]

5 Classic Metal Vocalists for Beginner Metalheads.

April 3, 2021 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Knowing the names behind something is important. Who plays that character? What is the name of that guitarist in that band? Who are all the members of Wu-Tang Clan’s Killer Bs? In rock and heavy metal—as with any genre of music—a performance or sound will catch your attention and you want to know who is the singer or the... [Read more...]

The 5 Best Sonic the Hedgehog Spinoffs.

April 3, 2021 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Sonic the Hedgehog was first released back in June 1991. Yes, the 30th anniversary of Sega’s second company mascot is just a couple of months away. Let’s take a quick jaunt through five of the best Sonic spinoffs. These are games that aren’t part of the main numbered series but feature all of the same characters as well... [Read more...]

Combine the Franchise Challenge: Shenmue and Yakuza.

April 3, 2021 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) It’s always odd when a developer makes a few games that are similar to each other under the same publisher. The same general genre, some of the same developers on the team—hell, even the same art style. Let’s look at a Yakuza and Shenmue and see how they could’ve been in the same franchise. Yakuza and Shenmue Before Yu... [Read more...]

Movie Review; Nobody.

March 30, 2021 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) From the looks of it, he’s a weak-willed working-class man. A victim of routine and routinely disrespected—by his wife. Everybody thinks he’s wimp. Everyone dumps on him. Is that all there is? That very deceptive setup is the brainchild of Bob Odenkirk, the lead actor in the very twisted series Breaking Bad and Better... [Read more...]

Young Money: The Fall of an Empire.

March 29, 2021 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) In the early 2010s, Lil Wayne’s Young Money record label was poised to be the top record label in the music game with many heavy hitters and a few up and commers with major potential. Sadly, it did not work out this way and the label is all but closed down now with much of its star power either leaving to form their own labels... [Read more...]

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