Charged Up Ep. 34 – Stop Expecting the Unexpected

This week Justin and Ben discuss the overblown expectations of audiences fueled by obnoxious internet speculation, and Ben reviews the most recent Vision solo comic series.

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Why Are They Making a RAMPAGE Movie?! – Charged Up News 2/14/18

This week Justin and Ben talk about the upcoming Rampage movie, CW’s expanded 2018 schedule, more info about the Kitty Pryde movie, and Disney’s original streaming lineup, among others.

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Every Movie is Cloverfield Now – Charged Up News 1/31/18

Justin and Ben this week discuss a bunch of Marvel announcements, the first Ant-Man and Wasp trailer, another Superman prequel series, a sequel to The Shining, and the weird thing that is becoming the Cloverfield Extended Universe

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Charged Up Ep. 32 – Kaiju-Cast!

Justin and Ben are joined by guest host Chris (@MetalBlade427) as they talk about the new Godzilla anime movie (and Justin quietly sits there, bored), as well as what decisions go into making something a TV show or a movie and why that difference matters for its successful storytelling.
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Chris – @MetalBlade427
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What Was Snubbed This Year? – Charged Up News 1/24/18

This week Justin, Ben, and guest host Chris talk about the possible Black Widow solo movie, a new Clue movie from Ryan Reynolds, a paranormal investigation show from Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, and our opinions on the 2018 Oscar nominations.
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Charged Up Ep. 31 – Black Lightning is Electrifying!

Justin and Ben are once again joined by Lo to review the premiere episode of Black Lightning, as well as discuss the controversial new YouTube changes.

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Game of the Year 2017 – Justin’s Top 7 (plus 3)

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Honorable Mentions (Games I Played in 2017, Regardless of Release)

10. Final Fantasy IX (PC)

I’m sure this seems like a ridiculous inclusion, but it’s also another of the games I played the most this year, and the newly released “HD” port is the best version of this game, so surely that’s enough for an honorable mention. I loved this game on PSOne growing up, but I’d forgotten how absolutely fantastic it is to play (for the most part) until I booted it back up for the first time early this year to record the entire game for my upcoming Final Fantasy IX Story Play (Our entire Charged Shot crew is part of it, you can indulge my shameless plug). This is another remaster similar to the Zelda 3D ports on 3DS where they didn’t try to make it look modern, they just cleaned up the visuals to make it look closer to the concept art they originally intended until hardware limitations interfered for the PSOne release. Because of that, it definitely looks old, but this game’s more painterly art style has actually aged really well, and while it doesn’t render in wide screen (though you can stretch it if you want), the assets all upscaled beautifully and the bars on the side aren’t that annoying. The game plays as well as ever, also, with some minor changes such as the ability to max out your gil, abilities, and stats (though these can’t be turned off), much shorter loading screens, and seamless transitions between what used to be disc changes. In general, this new release of the game is just proof that this entry in the series has withstood the test of time and is still one of the best RPGs ever made. If you passed it up because you grew up in the more edgy era of Final Fantasy 7, or were turned off by the mediocrity that is Final Fantasy 8 (though I stand by the super cool leveling mechanics of that game), then now’s your chance to try it again, because while it can be jarring to see the series go back to a more traditional fantasy style, you do yourself a disservice by judging it solely on that. There’s a lot to love here; I should know, it’s been one of my favorite games of all time for almost 20 years now.

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Why Won’t These Things Die? – Charged Up News 1/17/18

This week, Justin and Ben are once again joined by Lo to discuss new images of Ant-Man & Wasp and Venom, as well as the release date for Shazaam, development troubles with various superhero movies, and information about the future of The Walking Dead universe.

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Charged Up Ep. 30 – Be the Tree

This week, Justin and Ben are joined by the one and only Lo as they discuss the rise of outrage culture and why it’s awful, as well as the joys of voice acting and why no one should be afraid to give it a try.


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LG Wins CES 2018 – Charged Up News 1/10/18

Justin is rejoined by Ben, and Lo pops in to the show as well as the three discuss when some shows are returning, who’s taking over the DCEU, and some of the coolest stuff to come out of the Consumer Electronics Showcase 2018

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