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Power On: The Story of Xbox

Last night, I finished watching Power On: The Story of Xbox, a six-part documentary on the 20-year history of one of the most popular and influential brands in gaming. Is this docuseries worth watching? Read on for my thoughts.

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The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt Concert: 4K HD

The Witcher 3 is one of the most successful and influential video games of all time. Below, for your viewing pleasure, in its entirety, is The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt Concert in 4K HD. Toss a coin to your Witcher, and enjoy!

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Review: Callihan Uncensored

Today, IMPACT Wrestling released the first episode of Callihan Uncensored — a brand-new original show that is available through IMPACT Wrestling’s Ultimate IMPACT Insider YouTube membership and IMPACT Plus. Is this show any good? Read on for my thoughts!

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IMPACT Wrestling Launches Brand New ‘IMPACT Insiders’ YouTube Membership

IMPACT Wrestling officially announced its YouTube subscription service yesterday. Below is the full press release with all of the exciting details.

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IMPACT Wrestling Press Pass: Eddie Edwards & Sami Callihan

Less than 24 hours after Sami Callihan defeated Eddie Edwards on the final IMPACT! before Bound For Glory, these two rivals spoke with the media, ahead of this Saturday’s mega-event, on the latest IMPACT Wrestling Press Pass. You can watch the full press conference below.

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Review – High Road Best Buy Deluxe Edition

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Today I picked up a copy of the Best Buy Deluxe Edition of the new Night Ranger album I recently reviewedHigh Road. This Deluxe Edition features a bonus track you can’t get anywhere else and a DVD with two music videos and a 19-minute documentary. Is it worth the price of admission? Watch my video review below to find out:

KISS – 40th Anniversary

20140218-070712.jpg40 years ago today – February 18, 1974 – KISS released its first studio album. 40 years later, hundreds of albums have been sold, thousands of concerts have been played and the band is about to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Happy 40th anniversary, KISS!

 

 

When I Met Melissa Manchester

Photo with Melissa ManchesterYesterday was a great day. I went to New York City with my girlfriend for Valentine’s Day weekend and we saw an excellent movie – American Hustle, went to a great restaurant – The Writing Room – and capped off the day with a Melissa Manchester concert.

In December 2013 I interviewed Melissa for my blog and she was as nice as could be and full of great stories. For those that haven’t read it yet, you can check it out here. One of the topics covered in the interview was yesterday’s concert in NYC. Melissa said, “you never know what I might sing” and boy was she right. The set list included a variety of her biggest hits, including “Midnight Blue,” “Come in From the Rain” and my favorite, “Don’t Cry Out Loud.” She also sang “Something Wonderful” from The King and I and new material from her upcoming album, You Gotta Love the Life. There were countless other songs during the hour-and-a-half concert, including a blistering performance of “I Know Who I Am,” a song that was featured in a trailer for the Tyler Perry movie For Colored Girls. And after the concert came to a close with Cole Porter’s “I Happen to Like New York,” Melissa and her talented musicians were met with a well-deserved standing ovation.

As you can see from the photo above, I had the chance to meet Melissa in person after the show and she was as lovely in person as she was on the phone. She took the time to meet and take photos with fans, as well as autograph items. The line to meet her went to the back of the room but she stuck around until every fan was satisfied. I was very impressed.

If you ever have the opportunity to see Melissa Manchester, go for it. In addition to having a spectacular voice, she’s got great stage presence and an appreciative personality. It was a terrific evening of music and I wouldn’t hesitate to see her again.

Below is a live performance of the aforementioned song, “I Know Who I Am,” from a 2010 concert. Enjoy!

Review: New Amazon Kindle Paperwhite

kindle-paperwhite-frontBelow is my video review of the new Amazon Kindle Paperwhite. If you’re interested in buying this device, you can do so here: http://tinyurl.com/pa4fnep. Enjoy!

The Best Tablet Money Can Buy: Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9″

Kindle_Fire_HDX_The_Mayday_ButtonThe Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9″ is not only the best tablet ever produced by Amazon, it’s the best tablet money can buy. Below is my review of the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9″, as well as seven additional videos highlighting the device’s various features. If you’d like to buy the Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9″, you can do so right here: http://tinyurl.com/lpc7znq.

Review

Mayday Button

Video Games 

Fire HDX 8.9″ vs. Fire HD 7″ (2012 Model) Speed Test

Origami Case

Origami Case

High-Resolution Display

Music

Reading

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