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Star Wars: The Force Awakens!!!!!!!!!!

(Warning: Spoilers Ahead)
Star Wars!!!!  After a 10 year gap we finally receive a new entry into the now Disney owned Star Wars franchise!  So it is apt that the new entry is called the Force Awakens.
The movie starts off 30 years from where the Return of the Jedi last left us.  The Empire has fallen and the Rebels have seemingly disbanded.  But from the ashes of the past, a new threat has risen.  Out of the fallen Empire, a new army called the First Order has spawned, threatening to finish off what the Empire set out to do –  eliminate the force by terminating the last known Jedi, Luke Skywalker.  But as the Empire has evolved so have the Rebels.  Led by General Leia Organa, the Resistance (or the new Rebels) aims to find Luke first, to stop the First Order.
We are told this story through two new main characters.  Rey, who is a scavenger on the planet Jakku, who harvests scrap metals to earn a meal.  Finn, a turncoat stormtrooper who realizes his purpose could be something more than j…

Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain!

It’s been over a month!  There’s so much I wanted to write about but I feel like I didn’t have the time!  Hopefully I’ll have more free time now that we’re nearing the holidays and I’ll catch up on all the items I’ve had in mind.
But since I haven’t written anything on a game for a while,
Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain is presumably the last entry in the series from video game mastermind, Hideo Kojima.  The Kojima, the game and the publishing company itself, Konami, have been mired in controversy this past year.  In fact, Kojima has officially parted ways with Konami as of yesterday, ending a decades long relationship.  (News sites claim that his new studio has an agreement to make a PS4 exclusive game as their first outing).
Phantom Pain continues (or fills in) some of the gaps in the Metal Gear Solid saga.  Granted, I haven’t played ALL the MGS games so I don’t have a complete grasp of the whole story.  Even then, the story is so convoluted and wacky that I don’t think those t…