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  • Birthday 07/15/1988

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  1. John E. Dynamite

    NJPW G1 Climax 28, LIVE AT THE BUDOKAN! 7/14-8/12

    EVIL is the logical inheritor of Choshu-ism and there's nothing wrong with that. The boy is stocky. Watching him throw a Rainmaker better than any I've seen from Okada this tournament (side note: why does the Rainmaker look worse now) makes me wish he'd pick up either a lariat-variant finisher or something simple he can spam. Maybe Papa Kojima can give him some tips on the ways of Main Event Lariato Puroresss.
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    2018 VIDEO GAME CATCH-ALL THREAD

    There's some stuff in Yakuza 5 about it. Kinda. I mean, like, a little bit.
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    FIRE PRO WORLD

    Not as die-hard as the rest of y'all (like I didn't eternally have the GBA version of FPW in my DS's GBA slot) but I've got my preorder locked in and I'm just looking forward to getting rutty on some unbecoming distillate and running Jumbo vs. Ospreay until I get the timing down again / actually kill a human vis-a-vis backdropping their wimpy pixelated simulacrum
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    Puroresu General Discussion for 2018

    Meant to post that in the G1 thread, but here we are. I have no idea how I forgot Shibata. Other candidates include Masa Saito and Osamu Nishimura (i love him). Goto makes the list because he challenged eight times the poor fucker.
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    Puroresu General Discussion for 2018

    Is Ishii one of the five most deserving guys to never get an IWGP run? I want to say the top four are obvious - Minoru Suzuki, Hirooki Goto, Hiroshi Hase and Don Frye (don't scoff - challenged three times, was Inoki's last opponent, took every scalp). Ishii's probably a better pure worker than all of them or any of the other midcard types he'd be argued against.
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    New Japan gets TV deal in US

    Which means it was better than all but four 90's WWF matches, better than both HBK/Taker matches, and on equal footing to all of the Flair/Steamboat trilogy. So Dave's crazy - at least he's enjoying himself.
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    Puroresu General Discussion for 2018

    This is pro-wrestling, damnit. Let's try some bad ideas. * Run the entire G1 Tag League as a heavy/junior shebang and bequeath the winning lil' guy with the belt *Brawl For All 2 - MMA tournament with NJPW's top four juniors and DEEP's top four 155'ers. Don't invite KUSHIDA. *Wait until Jado heals up. *Shotgun it back to Ospreay.
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    NJPW G1 Climax 28, LIVE AT THE BUDOKAN! 7/14-8/12

    If the BCOGs don't kidnap and torture Shota Umino as retaliation for Red Shoe's defiant bird-flipping then I don't trust the booker no more.
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    Puroresu General Discussion for 2018

    Before we finish up reminiscing about NJPW's dark years - I know there are some really good defenses from the Big Nagata Reign and I'm gonna try hard to remember which they were. I was an absolute baby to puroresu when that stuff was floating around on Kazaa. The Little Nagata Reign I remember well. It hurt knowing that the IWGP Heavyweight Championship was being defended at Kouraken, but his hardway-heavy defense against a then-emergent Togi Makabe was always one of y favorites. The final of what I think was the first NJC [edit: it was the second) was Nagata/Giant Bernard and I really dug it. I remember the first time I noticed that Ishii was capable of being a super-serious heavyweight workrate guy was the chemistry he had against Nagata in some early round NJC stuff circa 06/07. Tanahashi gets all the credit for carrying the company to it's current glory but Nagata was absolutely the guy putting the work in before him and well as being an ideal torch-passer.
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    Puroresu General Discussion for 2018

    I ate up Osamu Nishimura's shitck like nothing else. Some of that shooty top-of-the-card stuff worked alright if the right matchups were made - the whole NWF Heavyweight Title scene with Fujita, Takayama, Tsuyoshi Kohsaka and Nakamura wasn't a total loss. The '01-'04 G1s were money - the '01 B Block of Chono / Tenzan / Kojima / Nishimura / Liger is one of my all-time favorites, you had the final Chono run in '02, the really good Jun Akiyama run in '03 and the ascendancy of the New Muskateers in '04.
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    Puroresu General Discussion for 2018

    If anybody wonders why he only worked one match in Sept. 1996, Liger had brain tumor surgery and it barely slowed him down. There is none greater.
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    2018 VIDEO GAME CATCH-ALL THREAD

    Of the games I already mentioned, I was badly hooked on Celeste, Golf Story, and Hollow Knight. Celeste is one of those games that I was gaga for while I was playing it, but my opinion of it increases the more I reflect on it. A high difficulty barrier for sure, but it's ability to utilize it's own difficulty to tell the sort of story that it winds up telling is a special thing to achieve. Also one of the greatest video game soundtracks ever composed, hands down. Golf Story was a game I didn't put down until I finished it, but I have no idea what kind of experience somebody would have with it if they didn't play any of the handheld Mario Golf/Tennis games that Camelot developed. The need for a 2D Golf RPG was TEARING my SOUL to SHREDS. Golf Story was my balm and ambrosia, savior and lover. It also happens to be very Australian. My Hollow Knight thoughts are posted somewhere else in this thread. I originally played Night in the Woods on PC and it is essentially a very good book to read when you are alone and drunk. Sonic Mania is *the best* Sonic game but I haven't gotten around to all the new Mania + stuff, which looks even better. Snipperclips was fine couch co-op if you can get it cheap. Thumper is a little fucking insane and this is coming from a big rail-shooter and music game geek. For games I have physical copies of, I'd never played Binding of Isaac before and that shit ruled my life for months. Every person I've talked to about the game leads off the conversation by citing how many hundreds of hours they put it. Xenoblade Chronicles 2 was a hot but substantial mess. The original is one of my favorite games ever. XC2 is a narrative *disaster* of anime tropes, adolescent and sexist and melodramatic at every turn. Also some of the most rich and rewarding JRPG gameplay I've come across, which has been followed up with some seriously well put-together DLC. Not an unworthy way to spend your time, but do the research. I bought Hyrule Warriors and I'm not entirely sure why but it's good to have around when I want to kill a few thousand bad guys. Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle is dope as hell if you're like me and suck at/couldn't possibly imagine committing to an XCOM game. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is a required buy if you are a Mario Kart kind of person. Splatoon 2 is wack. No couch co-op either, and Nintendo just can't do online. I want to get around to Bayo 2 and DK: Tropical Freeze, probably won't bite on Captain Toad or Octopath until I can get 'em cheap years from now. Gorogoa and West of Loathing have my attention. I don't know if Owlboy does anymore.
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    2018 VIDEO GAME CATCH-ALL THREAD

    Nope. I had saves going for plenty of games + like ten indies / downloadable little games. Which, now that I think about it, includes Sonic Mania, Golf Story, Hollow Knight, Celeste, vvvvvv, Snipperclips, Night In the Woods, Thumper and Stardew Valley. I don't have a bad thing to say about any of them. I'd put some of them above Mario Odyssey, which I adored.
  14. John E. Dynamite

    JULY 2018 WRESTLING DISCUSSION.

    The guys who you expect to get hurt do, for the most part. Honma, Shibata and Hiromu surprised nobody. The two remaining bets I don't want to take are A) Ishii and B) Potentially Any Kenny Omega Opponent. If some of the less bump-happy guys that are ascending to the top, like Jay White, EVIL or ZSJ hurt somebody I'd be doubly concerned.
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    JULY 2018 WRESTLING DISCUSSION.

    [edit] Beat to the .gif punch, maybe I'll replace this with something relevant weeks from now.
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