Yes, Spider-Man: No Way Home opened last night, and yes, I saw it, but I don’t want to say anything until others get a chance to see it. It is a must see as early as possible movie though. I’m sure headlines will give away a ton of spoilers over the week, so if you want to be surprised, you better get to the theater ASAP.
Screen rant has their list of the ten worst TV sitcoms that premiered in the last 10 years and I’ve got to say, most of them aren’t that bad. Granted, I’ve only see a couple of episode of some of the shows, including the show in first place, Kevin Can Wait, but the fact that Rules of Engagement is on the list is a travesty. Sure, the last few seasons of the show went off the rails, but that happens to a majority of shows.
It’s disappoint to also see Mom on the list. That show is mostly about addiction and how a group of women work through their drug dependency and other addiction issues.
Masayuki Uemura, Creator Of The NES And SNES, Dies At Age 78
We lost Masayuki Uemura this past week. He was responsible for the creation of the Nintendo Entertainment System and Super NES. These are two systems that I don’t have much experience with. By the time the NES was launched in the US I had moved to playing games on the computer. As for the SNES, I was a Genesis person, mostly because of the fantastic port of Super Street Fighter II.
The NES came in at a strange time. The videogame market had just crashed in the US, causing many to believe that videogames were a passing fad, much like pet rocks, mood rings, and Cabbage Patch Dolls. Then in 1985, Nintendo unleashed Super Mario Brothers which introduced the world to the most iconic videogame song ever released.
For a majority of the videogame playing public, the NES was unlike anything they had ever seen outside of high end computer games. Instead of the one button joystick, we had a two button control pad, which started all sorts of arguments on the correct way to hold the controller. The biggest innovations though were the automatic switch box and the ability to start the game from the controller. Both of these were introduced on the Atari 5200, but that machine was not flying off of the shelves.
Here’s to Masayuki Uemura and his wonderful creations!
Fun fact, Atari was such the juggernaut in the early to mid 80s that Nintendo approach Atari about selling the Famicon in the United States. Atari declined, which probably wasn’t the best decision. Sounds a lot like when Blockbuster had the option to buy Netflix and said no… Or Yahoo! buying Google…