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Talk, talk, talk… that seems to be all that GameOn Host Jeff Johnson does! We talk about gaming, we talk with interview guests and we talk amongst ourselves through podcasts.

The GameNTrain Days – Episode 3 – April 19th, 2012

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This episode, we continue our interview with Voice actor Kyle Hebert. You know him from Dragon Ball Z (Gohan) and Street Fighter (Ryu) and we interview UFC fighter Mark “The Machine” Hominick.

Also, we have Hit or Miss with Kevin Stanfield and Killing Time with Kyle Born!

The GameNTrain Days – Episode 2 – April 12th, 2012

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Back for its second episode, this podcast during the GameNTrain days features discussion on the Madden NFL cover (for that year), some exercise tips and an interview with Voice Actor Kyle Hebert of Dragon Ball Z and Street Fighter fame!

Part two of that interview is featured in Episode 3!

GameOn Post Game Show – Episode 9: Organizing Gaming Events

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Today, we talk about games being used more than just for a single person’s enjoyment.

Let’s talk about gaming events!

The GameOn Post Game Show podcast is coming back to GameOnGNT. Expect a new podcast every week as we talk about various video games, what games are gracing my TV screen (if any) and my latest thoughts on gaming news.

More great content to come!

Captain America: Civil War not what I was expecting

I don’t know what it was about Captain America: Civil War. It had all the makings of a perfect movie for me, but it just didn’t deliver for me.

High expectations; check.

Great previews; check.

Comic book history that resonates with me; double check!

So why am I left with a longing after spending over two hours watching this movie on Netflix?

It was a good movie, don’t get me wrong. The battles were amazing and new additions like Spiderman and Black Panther were fantastic, but there were some things about it that didn’t do it for me and just didn’t match up with what it could have been.

THE VILLAIN

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Is it just me, or did anyone else find it hard to keep track of the villain in this movie and his motivation? ┬áBaron Zemo didn’t seem like much of a villain throughout the whole feature and it seemed like a very complicated effort was taken for a revenge plot. His end goal was to get the Avengers to kill each other and all he did was master a coded book to control the Winter Soldier, travel to various locations around the world, manipulate countless government agencies AND the Avengers and kill five Winter Soldier like operatives.

It almost would have been easier to invent time travel and kill the Avengers when they were kids. And where the hell did this guy get the money to finance this scheme? Were his dead parents Thomas and Martha Wayne?

THE MOTIVATION OF OUR HEROES

What made Civil War stand out so much as a comic was the deep seated motivation of our heroes on either side of the battle. Having this entire fight be motivated by Baron Zemo’s manipulations really takes away the oomph of that.

Also, late in the movie, we have a truce between Iron Man and Captain America, but the second Tony learns how his parents died, we’re back in a full-on battle again. To me, the kill switch seems pretty forced. It would have been better if the battle was motivated by the injuries War Machine received earlier in the movie. Instead, the heroes are played like a fiddle again, thanks to the manipulations of a C-ranked villain.

THE MISSING LINE

Did I miss one of the best lines from the trailer or was it not even in the movie?

“You just started a war!” – Tony Stark

Where was that line in the movie? I did not see it anywhere and was waiting for it the entire time. Not having it just left a little disappointment for me.

Granted, this is a minor qualm and nowhere near as bad as Rogue One trailer editing. So much was left on the cutting room floor with that one. But it’s such a pivotal line and a partial title drop. It seems odd to remove it.

FINAL THOUGHTS

To me, this movie needed more of a build-up. Civil War is a comic event that is tough to translate to a single movie and I feel required more of an emphasis on competing viewpoints, as opposed to manipulations of a villain who was really lacking. A true hero vs hero contest.

I wouldn’t go as far as to say this was a terrible movie though. It had really cool action sequences and great character moments, but it didn’t resonate nearly as strong as Captain America Winter Soldier or Guardians of the Galaxy. A lot more could have been done with some great material and great potential.

GameOn Post Game Show – Episode 7: Skylanders Unite!

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Skylanders, whether you love it or hate it, is a massive gaming franchise. One that I had fallen out of due to the fifth entry of the franchise, Superchargers.

But a new Netflix series, Skylanders Academy, has rekindled my interest. What do you think of Skylanders? Like it? Or leave it?

GameOn Post Game Show – Episode 4: Supporting Extra Life And #7FaveGames

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Today, we talk about supporting Extra in our unique way. Let’s talk about Cranbrook’s Extra Life Game Day and the effort that goes into organizing a yearly gaming event.

We also are talking about #7FaveGames, just for the hell of it! The GameOn Post Game Show starts now!

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