Mike Murphy

Digital Video Producer, YouTube/Twitch Personality, Web Journalist, Sports Fan & Lover of Many Things

Monthly Archives: May 2014

GamerNode — The Walking Dead: Season 2, Episode 3 – In Harm’s Way Review

“It seems that Telltale Games always hits its stride and greatest excellence in The Walking Dead whenever a season’s third episode comes around. This was true last year with the incredibly depressing Long Road Ahead, and it makes sense, as these are the middle of each season’s overarching plot. And while In Harm’s Way doesn’t hit the emotional lows of last season’s third chapter, there are still plenty of other emotions amped up to 11 that make it yet another high watermark for the series.”

Link: http://www.gamernode.com/reviews/the-walking-dead-season-2-episode-3-in-harms-way-review/

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WWE.com — Sami Zayn vs. Tyler Breeze (NXT Championship No. 1 Contender’s Match)

“In a battle of those who fell short of facing NXT Champion Adrian Neville at NXT Takeover,Sami Zayn and Tyler Breeze will clash for the first time in singles competition at the event. The winner will be crowned the new No. 1 Contender for the NXT Title at NXT Takeover on May 29 at 8 p.m. ET, LIVE on WWE Network.”

Link: http://www.wwe.com/shows/wwenxt/nxt-takeover-2014-05-29/sami-zayn-tyler-breeze-nxt-championship-no-1-contenders-match-26312662

Peter Parker Done Right — Breaking Down Amazing Spider-Man 2

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It’s been a good long while since I’ve delved into my blog here to post my own musings, so I’ve decided to keep my writing skills sharp this weekend by providing another entry. Whereas most of my discussions and articles talk about wrestling and games, here I’m going to delve into a subject that falls into the “many things” category of the headline on the top of this blog’s page.

Just four hours ago, I emerged from a movie theater having watched Amazing Spider-Man 2. Going in, I was full of worry and doubt despite my appreciation and satisfaction with the first installment of this rebooted wall crawler film saga. Critics were trashing it for issues such as villain clutter and the dichotomy between Spider-Man and Peter Parker. What I should have realized then, and do now having watched the film firsthand, is that these complaints were mostly either unfounded or the critics just don’t seem to fully grasp the history and essence of Spider-Man.

Quite contrary to these critics, I found the film to be a perfect representation of both Peter Parker himself and the world in which he lives and has lived in throughout his long comic book run. I’ll break down exactly what I enjoyed about it and why below. But be warned, you are entering spoiler territory from here on out.

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