Monday, January 7, 2019

Episode 292: BandH 2018 Year in Review

Hello everyone, welcome back and our very first SzG of 2019!  We're very excited to begin the year and close out last year doing what we love, bullshitting with the best of them.  With it being the new year and our first podcast of the year that means it's time to do our Year in Review!!! (read to the tune of Pigs in Space).  Bat and I saw different movies in the theaters, which him seeing Bumblebee and my seeing Mary Poppins Returns.  So we will stick to our spoiler free reviews along with doing our streaming review of Mowgli and our Podquestion of which Disney animated movie do you Not want to see get the remake treatment.

This week we watched the fan suggestion of Mowgli: The Legend of the Jungle on Netflix. Well, how about that?  We're both pleasantly surprised by this latest Andy Serkis telling of Jungle Book.  While we were both noticeable hesitant with wanting to watch this movie due to the numerous retelling that we've already seen.  This one actually did something different, it told a story that felt new and was more fleshed out than it's previous brethren.  We are provided with an actual story focused on Mowgli rather than having him just be another pawn in play for the other characters.  As with other Serkis movies, the motion capture goes a decent way of making these CGI creatures feel more alive and real.  Again, this IS another telling of Jungle Book but just like we said in Bat's review of Bumblebee it shows what some properties can be when handled by different people with different perspectives.  Thanks Kristi, again, for delivering another good streaming recommendation.

Next week we're watching another fan suggestion with the Russian movie Guardians on Amazon Prime.  Our friend TK has answered the call for the lack of Russian movies we have yet to see... was there really a call?... and he delivered.  This strange super hero movie from Mother Russia looks interesting to say the least.

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Saturday, January 5, 2019

Bat's most anticipated games of 2019

With 2018 coming to a close, we head in to 2019 with a bevy of new game releases right around the corner. I sat down and looked at the upcoming game releases to create a list of my most anticipated games. This list is in no particular order.

1. The Last of Us 2
Remember when I said this list was in no particular order? Ok I lied. Naughty Dog's follow-up to 2013's The Last of Us is easily my most anticipated game of 2019. While there hasn't been a confirmed release date for part 2, all hints seem to point to a summer release. This time around we will play as Ellie, and the question remains what has happened to Joel.

Quarter 3 2019

2 Kingdom Hearts 3
Look folks, I know what you're thinking, but this game has a release date. The game has gone gold. I still won't believe it's being released until it actually hits shelves, but it appears it may actually happen this time around. Maybe, just maybe, Donald will learn to heal as well

January 29, 2019

3. Crackdown 3.
With Deep Silver no longer making Saints Row games, the fun and silly open world game has ceased to exist. Enter Terry Crews. Any game where I can blow stuff up as Terry Crews I cannot wait for a reason to actually turn on my Xbox

February 15, 2019

4. Far Cry: New Dawn
Ubisoft has created a bombastic and engaging open world series with Far Cry. With New Dawn we see a direct sequel to 2018's Farcy 5, set after an atomic bomb has gone off.

February 15, 2019

5. Tom Clancy's Division 2
4 person, squad based multiplayer, this time set in Washington D.C. The cycle of new gear, tougher enemies and Brochella makes this a must have for our multiplayer gaming nights.

March 15, 2109

6. Days Gone
Sony Bend has been MIA for 7 years and we finally get our hands on their next offering. A dystopian future open world zombie game.

April 26, 2019

I'm sure there are more games that I'll add to this list, but these are my most anticipated games. What games are you most looking forward to?