If there’s something memorable about 2010s pop-culture, it’s the prevalence of superhero movies. And yet, something seems off about them. Oh sure, the movies made money — A LOT OF MONEY. They’re certainly popular. The problem is saturation. Where do they go from here? After Avengers: End Game, after battling a scourge that wiped out half of all life in the universe, how do you write a more compelling story?
Back in the winter of 2020, just before the pandemic mania hit the states, two Hot Wheels remote control Tesla Cybertrucks were announced. The preorders for the 1:10 and 1:64 scale toys ended almost immediately. That marked the start of a long wait until the Christmas season. But after a year filled with tragedy and turmoil, the release was delayed. With just a few more months of waiting, a playful version of the Tesla Cybertruck arrived at my door.
For most people, Tesla’s Cybertruck was an oddity, something that grew on them. Not me, from the moment I saw it I liked it. The morning after the unveiling, as I watched a video of this behemoth rolling onstage, I laughed manically. There’s a very good chance I’ll be buying one in the next few years. It looks like something from a 1980s sci-fi movie or the Warthog from Halo. To prepare for this mix of futuristic nostalgia, I’ve made a playlist of 88 synthwave songs.
30 of the 40 games for the Sega Genesis Mini have been announced. It looks like Sega is working really hard to making this retro console the best it can be. With games like Wily Wars (Mega Man 1, 2 & 3), Streets of Rage 2 and Earth Worm Jim, I’m already looking forward to the September 19, 2019 launch date. Not since the Dreamcast 9/9/1999 launch – two decades ago – have I been excited about a Sega system launch. Although, with 10 game announcements to go, Sega has a tough decision to make. What to do about Michael Jackson’s Moonwalker?
I know, I know… I should be working. The requests for the Hype 4 book are starting to pile up and there’s increasing demand to bring back Wrapping. I’ve been trying to fix the problem. But today… today is Sunday. God declared that one day of the week is for resting, so I’m trying to have some fun this Sunday. I am… and I thought I’d share that enjoyment with you.