The J360 MiniBytes#17: Damage Control

J discusses Disney’s latest expo from the Disney Plus streaming to the new shows, Avengers campus, and etc. He also discusses how this feels like Damage Control after the Spider-Man issue.

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The J-Man Show#108: Sexy Grandma (07/20/19)

This week J returns in an impromptu Double Special episode to discuss Faceapp’s old view that you can use on old photos to alter your age. A look back at the classic DBZ Budokai games from the Playstation 2 lineup, and finally his thoughts about Spider-man: Far From Home.

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Thor:Ragnarok Teaser Trailer

Finally after days and months of anticipation, the Thor 3 Teaser is here!

What happened to Thor’s Hammer?

Why is his hair short?

WTF is going on in Asgard?

So many questions as per usual when it comes to the MCU but even in Fall, things are going through a significant change in the trend started from Ultron, Civil War, and now.

I won’t even bother with trailer commentary right now, just check it out and we’ll discuss more in another posting!

Thor: Ragnarok comes to theaters on November 3, 2017.

Trailers: Logan and Power Rangers

Looking into some of the biggest releases for the year, once again we’re sharing the trailers of what’s to come on the mainstream media circuit.  Two trailers were released for Hugh Jackman’s last time as Wolverine, and The Power Rangers rising to start their own movie franchise.   If you haven’t checked these out yet, here you go and both films are definitely on my highlight list.

Logan (Release Date: March 3, 2017)

Power Rangers (Release Date: March 24, 2017)

In a way both films are like saying goodbye, and hello. it’s interesting that both are coming to the big screen in March and released their 2nd trailers in the same day. I’m hoping that Professor X makes it out alive and I’m loving the dynamic between X-23 and Wolverine to the point that I don’t even care about the plot.   The Power Rangers film is retelling the story with the original five (although I’m sure a Tommy reference will be there someday)  and updating it to the point where it’s completely fun even if the design of the merchandise was off-setting  at first. Seeing the Zords in action and the Megazord battle the giant monster (Goldar) has me pumped and enthusiastic about the film.   I’m starting to think a Double Feature is in order as soon as the Rangers come to theaters because I can always see Logan twice.

However enough of my excitement, how did you like the trailers?

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Spider-Man Homecoming Trailer!

(Video shared courtesy of Jimmy Kimmel Live!)

“Welcome Home Spidey!”

Outside of the huge amount of excitement I have, Spidey’s back where he needs to be, and it’s good to see Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr) again after what happened in Civil War.   The quips, the mannerisms, and everything that Tom Holland is putting into his performance is on point.  2017 is going to be a great year for Marvel (and Disney in general with Thor 3, Guardians 2, and all).  I love the atmosphere of the film, Vulture’s design, and it’s always a pleasure to see Michael Keaton. No sign of the Shocker yet but that’s ok since this is the first trailer for what’s to come.

Save the date for July 7, people we’re going to an event.

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“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” 2nd Teaser Trailer

In case The Mummy isn’t your thing, and Spider-man Homecoming’s trailer hasn’t landed yet.

Bring on the Guardians! The 2nd Teaser trailer is here to tie you over for now.

In Filmmaking, the upside is the excitement for your film’s process, but the downside can be the time in that process especially for the movie’s premiere. It’s been too long of a wait for some of these marvel movies to come out but the anticipation is still fresh. Vol.2 seems to have that same punch and instant classic feel like the first installment. The team dynamic is strong and well especially how they all react to each other in the trailer. Not too mention seeing fan favorite Baby Groot in action.  No sign of Ego the Living Planet yet but that’s fine, he’ll probably show up in the official full-length trailer.

I don’t need to say anymore but check out this 2nd trailer to see what’s next for Star-Lord and company.

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Luke Cage is coming this September.

Sweet Christmas, Luke Cage is coming!

If you haven’t seen the trailer, come check it out here.

Coming September 30, 2016, the MCU is still going strong ladies and gentleman, and I just realized I still have a lot of catch up to do from Daredevil Season 2.

This series is looking brilliant so far and from what I’ve read on Cinema Blend, it is a follow up to events from Jessica Jones instead of a prequel series (Thank goodness). Mr.Cage’ll bust up punks causing trouble in Harlem which is where the Incredible Hulk battled the Abomination in 2008. Sure they mention that Luke is still looking for a way to make ends meet but we comic fans remember how Luke made his living back in the day.

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Make sure you pay him what you owe him as Doctor Doom found out the hard way.

I cannot wait to see what Marvel’s Iron Fist production will be like because we all know what follows after that.

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Looking Back: Marvel vs. Capcom 3

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While taking a break from Fridays @ J360 and testing for the new Powerplays, I took a look back at a special game from the PS3/XBox360 Era.  This was a game that people for a long time didn’t know was coming out due to a license expiration, the Marvel/EA Partnership (Rise of the Imperfects) and The Capcom/SNK Crossovers.

Neither of these things worked out in the long run, well except the SNK games (they were magnificent) but time went by with no progress on the insane crossovers of Marvel vs.Capcom.

For 10 years or so since the last Marvel vs. game, Comic and Gaming fans alike wondered when the next crossover clash of legends would come back and finally on the day after Valentine’s Day 2011 it became true. The slugfest of Wolverine and Ryu, Iron Man and Captain America, and so on.  This game was worth the 60 dollar price tag with the combat right where it should be explosive, over the top, and the characters talking smack to each other before a 3 on 3 beat down.

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The Graphics are top-notch looking almost similar to Super Street Fighter IV with the controls having two punch buttons, one kick button and one special move button.   For those new to the game it takes a bit of getting used to and for this Capcom introduced a mode called simple play where the person can use at least one of the super moves with the push of one button.   The Fighting Veterans however will be pleased with special moves such as tag aerial combos, the return of the aerial block, and of course projectile explosions occurring everywhere.

The online play of the game can be smooth like Super Street Fighter IV although there is could be a lag issue here and there.  Once you start playing you’d notice the game has a limited amount of characters ranging from 30 with 4 that need to be unlocked in contrast to where Marvel vs. Capcom 2 had 56 characters and a character unlock function that kept you replaying the game so that you could gain all of them (PS3/XBOX 360 release doesn’t have this).  I originally thought this was because there’s going to be some DLC coming our way sometime after we’re all tired of playing with the same old characters again.  I was only half right because much later we got a whole re-release with a discount price of $40.

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The biggest surprise for me was the final boss which is a nod to earlier installments when you had to fight classic Marvel threats like Apocalypse and Onslaught. You get to fight against one of the biggest threats in the Marvel Universe this time, Galactus !!!

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You’ll love fighting him as much as I did. It’s all about how you and your team can beat him to save the earth and he isn’t so easy as it sounds considering you have two heralds of his to fight before taking him on with a rigid time limit. While fighting his heralds can be a bother, in battle the world destroyer delivers a mix of cheap hits and devastating damage but when aren’t Capcom bosses capable of this?  This is where your strategy comes into play.

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In Ultimate Marvel vs.Capcom 3 you actually get to play as Galactus and must fend off against different waves of 3-man super teams before you can devour the Earth.   To be honest you’ll enjoy fighting with or as Galactus so much, you’ll forget about what Fox did to him in that horrid Fantastic 4/Silver Surfer movie.

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Cool effect, but it’s not Galactus

If there are cons to this game it would be a minor ones like sometimes certain commands don’t go as planned such as calling the wrong character into battle, or accidentally having two characters caught in the crossfire from your opponent. The controls do feel a bit simplistic than the scheme from the previous games but they can be second nature after some practice. The lag in online play with a diminished roster compared to Marvel vs. Capcom 2.  The very idea of why you would buy the re-released Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 to play as Ghost Rider, Dr. Strange, and Galactus instead of it being DLC.

Although some sources said the natural disasters that plagued Japan in 2011 had something to do with throwing off the development cycle for MVC3’s DLC.  Whatever the case may be, it doesn’t matter because you’ll be so caught up in battles you might not even care about which version you’d play.

The results were so good for MVC3 and Capcom’s fighters in general that eventually Marvel vs. Capcom 1 and Marvel Super Heroes were re-released as a port perfect HD remake on PSN and XBL as Marvel Vs. Capcom: Origins.

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Unfortunately due to another license expiration, all Marvel vs Capcom games are delisted, and physical copies are out of print so you won’t be able to download it from PSN or XBL but if you manage to find a copy of it at local GameStops, small game stores, or flea markets give it a shot, you may just love it.

While the entire series is a 10 for me, I’d rate Marvel vs Capcom 3, a 7 out of 10.

(all Marvel characters are copyrighted by Marvel, and all Capcom characters are copyrighted by Capcom)