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Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Neoscream's Life: 12th to 18th August 2013

RGC-80 GM Cannon
Welcome to the Neoscream's Life post. This is a weekly post of some of the things I have done last week and news on stuff from Crooked Dice Games, Mantic Games, Robotech RPG Tactics, Warmachine and the Geek Goddess AJ Lee.

On Saturday I stupidity miss judged the time and arrived for coffee an hour early. So I popped into HMV and tried out Persona 4 Arena which was on demo. Someone must have put it on story mode as the amount of text makes a Final Fantasy intro look short. It took about half an hour of skipping text (when I can) to get ro the first fight. For a beat hat has slightly put me off getting it.

Last week at coffee we made a plan to go to the Films in the Park at Campbell Park to watch Avengers at six to celebrate Darren's birthday. Richard like normal turned up late, but nowhere near as late as normal. It was Darren who was very late as he turned up doing Loki's attack on the Shield Heilcarrier. Due to the weather we decided to go to the pub for a drink. We left just after Hawkeye woke up as himself. We chat about bits and bobs and plans to hopefully we should be going to Simon's next Saturday to play some Zombicide and other bits.

Next is the Mantic news. On Monday the third and final DreadBall survey was sent out and it had several surprises. First off the new stuff we somewhat know of already, upgrade kits to make your Acrylic Pitches to an Ultimate DreadBall patch. You can get the middle section with or without an extra arm (main patch part) and you can get a MDF version too. Sadly there are no replaceable strike zones or t-shirts this time round. Dozer has been moved from being an MVP to a giant player but still maintains the $10 price instead of the $12 price of the giants. Sweet that means I will be getting three giants now. And now the big surprise, there are three brand new MVPs, Drake, James “The Vet” Syler and Chris Nord. I posted images of two of them in last week’s post as I was worried about space on this one. I take it that these were from the Man of the Match, Most Valuable Player, Head Coach and Free Agent pledge levels and with the extra money Mantic made from the other two DreadBall surveys, I am guessing they must have decided to make half of them as standard Limited Edition figures instead of a single figure/very limited run. Anyway as I have/will have all the other MVPs, I will be picking up these guys. An image of MVP Wyn Greth'zki and the DreadBall Mech have been posting and information of a rules change. "One of the exciting new rules is a subtle change in the way the ball is fired into the arena. It's now fired out at a much higher speed, meaning that standing on the launch line no longer means you can try to catch it! Instead, you become the target of a Thrown Ball, with more dice being rolled for the Throw the closer you are to the launcher. This was great fun during playtesting - in a recent game, one of my Goblins took a high-speed ball to the back of the head as the result of a The Ball Shatters card... That's the joy of DreadBall!" On Friday in Mantic’s weekly newsletter there was images of new sculpts from Gen Con for DreadBall and the up and coming Mar Attacks game as well as rule and painted figure for Penny Arcade's Gabe. Finally rules for him and a colour scheme. He will now be the next MVP I will be painting.

Now for the Warmachine and Hordes news. A preview of a Con Exclusive Steelsoul Keg Protector was revealed. I really like the look of the Steelsoul Protector and the Con Exclusive adds an Anime cuteness to the figure. I would love to get my hands on one, but sadly it looks like I will not be able to s it is meant to be a Gen Con Exclusive. Also a preview image of Silver Line Stormguard were posted, sadly I do not know when these guys are coming out. However this will be an upgrade kit for the standard Stormguard instead of new figures. On the Tactics KickStarter side, the CGI image of Sturgis the Corrupted for the computer game has been revealed. Also the survey for it should be out around the middle of September.

Next is the Crooked Dice Games news. The greens for next month’s releases have been revealed this week. There will be a Minion Commander, a Minion Administrator/Medic, a Minion HMG team, Balaclava heads and United Radionic minion heads. They look great and I plan on ordering some for my Bond Villain team and Dr. Goodman team in the future.

There was no Robotech RPG Tactics news this week.

Now for what AJ Lee has been up to this past week which was a busy one. OK back up a bit I still have the week before Smackdown to clover. Both AJ and Big E Langston were Miz's special on his talk show MizTV. AJ told the facts as they are. Miz replied that the problem she has been having might be to do with her than the other wrestlers. The only problem she has is what I would call a moth to the flame syndrome. She keeps being drawn to guys that are not right for her and she keeps getting emotional burnt. The small rat Dolph Ziggler and "HULK SMASH" Kaitlyn came out to interfere. As the Miz was the host of SummerSlam he decided to make a match, AJ and Big E verses Kaitlyn and Dolph. And then Kaitlyn attacked AJ, Big E tried to get Kaitlyn to stop nicely and then Dolph attacked Big E from behind. That is all what Dolph is good at, attacking people from behind. AJ does not deserve all this miss treatment.

On Raw this week Big E had a recorded message for Dolph saying that Dolph's time is over. Also AJ and Big E had a mix gender match against Natalya and the Great Khali. Sadly due to Hornswoggle's interference AJ lost. It should not be Big E band from ringside as he never interfered with the Divas, it should be Hornswoggle.

AJ was on Main Event last week. She was supporting Big E in his match against Justin Gabriel which Big E won. Sadly I have not watched it as it does not air on UK TV. BUT we get the crappy Superstars.

AJ was also on NXT in a n interview. Next week on NXT AJ will have a match against one of the NXT Divas called Bayley. Bayley seems to be an AJ fan girl.

On Smackdown last week AJ was in a tag team match with Layla El. They were up against Kaitlyn and Natalya. The gody fabulous team of AJ and Layla won with AJ pinning Kaitlyn.

Like normal I will talk about the results of SummerSlam next week. However since posting the last Neoscream’s Life I have learnt of two new matches. Natalya verses Brie Bella. Both will have friends of their side, the cast of Total Diva. I have a feeling this will turn into a six Diva tag match. Also U.S. Champion Dean Ambrose of the Shield goes up against RVD (I am talking Rob Van Dam and not the DreadBall MVP Rico Van Dien) in the Kickoff Match. By the sound of things Dean will the other two members of the Shield by his side while RVD will have Big Show and Mark Henry by his side. It would be nice to see RVD win but I know the Shield will find a way to cheat. Oh and Triple H is now the guess referee in John Cena’s and Daniel Bryan's match. I am betting Vince McMahon will interfere somehow.

We now move on to the Watch, Listen and Read section of the blog post:

Watched: Part of episode 686 of WWE Smackdown.
Listened: Part of episode 137 of the Unofficial One Piece Podcast.

Watched: Rest of episode 686 of WWE Smackdown, episode 1052 of WWE Raw, this week’s episode of New Tricks and last week’s episode of BBC Click.
Listened: Rest of episode 137 of the Unofficial One Piece Podcast.

WRL: Nothing.

Watched: Episode 9 of Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal.

WRL: Nothing.

New Tricks - Origanal Team
Watched: Part of the Avengers.
Brought and Received: A Pacific Rim T-shirt and the Green Lantern movie.

Watched: Episodes 10 to 12 of Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal, episode 687 of WWE Smackdown, this week’s episode of BBC Click and the pilot episode as well as episode 1 and 2 of New Tricks.

Until next time, Armour Up.