As technology improves, video games get more and more advanced. Graphics have blurred the lines between real and imaginary. Real-time ray tracing is now possible (albeit with a major performance hit). We can now consistently hit 4K resolutions in the 60FPS range (if you're part of the PC Master Race). We have advanced so much, … Continue reading Why Game Preservation is Critical
We've all seen video games adapted into other forms of media, like movies. So far, few, if any, have been good. Super Mario Bros. was adapted into a movie that can best be described as "forgettable" and Tomb Raider has been adapted into several movies that can best be described as, "eh". But why is … Continue reading Everyone’s Doing Video Game Adaptations Wrong
So as you can see the blog has been in a bit of a drought...alright it's been more like the freakin' dustbowl, I get it. This break was due to an ample of conundrums but we're back and I've got a ton to discuss. This post is just sort of a "hey we're still alive" … Continue reading Sorry for the hiatus…but we’ve got LOTS to talk about
Hey everyone, my name is Will and I have been honored to have been asked to join the team here at The Outpost and look forward to throwing out some thoughts on everything from sports to Star Trek, the Arrowverse and anything else that comes to mind. I have been writing sports and entertainment for … Continue reading Hey, I’m Will
I had the opportunity to see Shazam early, and I was not disappointed. I became a fan of the character after seeing him on Young Justice several years ago. I didn't really know anything about the character until that point, but after seeing him in action, I did all I could to learn about him. … Continue reading Shazam Review
First off, I'd like to thank a special someone for the idea of this blog...so thank you. Alright, so let's talk a little about one of the most putrid franchises in sports- the New York Jets. Yesterday they pulled off a great move, signing outside linebacker Anthony Barr to bolster their defense. However, hours later … Continue reading An Extremely Subpar Blog on an Extremely subpar team
We talk about whatever the hell we want to talk about because it's our show. We make the rules.
Coming from a Bethesda fan, these past few months have left a bad taste in my mouth. Being one of many fans that anxiously awaited the release of Fallout 76, I shared the disgust with others over the games release. Fallout 76 is an unfinished, lazy attempt at creating a video game. I tried to … Continue reading Bethesda should learn from Rare
The best available wide receiver this NFL offseason isn't a free agent, it's Pittsburgh Steelers' Antonio Brown. Brown has made it clear that he wants a change of scenery and team owner Art Rooney Jr. agreed that it is the right choice to move on. So the question now is where will the 30 year … Continue reading Where in the world will Antonio go? A look at the potential landing spots for Antonio Brown
There are 37 days (there's a countdown on my fridge) until Boston's greatest convention, PAX East. It's not only Boston's best con but one of the best cons do attend on the entire eastern seaboard, whether you're a gamer or not. This year will mark the fourth time I've attended and I'm here to tell … Continue reading Pax Fucking East
I remember trying to play the original God of War a couple of years ago and enjoying it until I realized just how many quick time events there were, something I truly hate. I think including them is lazy game design and just causes more frustration for the player. Some of us can't press buttons … Continue reading Clearing the Backlog: God of War
We talk about the Hall of Fame Class, Joe Flacco, and an early look at the 2019 fantasy football quarterback rankings. another-one.mp3
23 years ago, Cleveland Browns head coach Bill Belichick was fired and the team was moved to Baltimore. Today, New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick has won 6 Super Bowls and will go down as one of, if not then the greatest, football coach of all time. But what if Belichick was never fired … Continue reading Bill Belichick: Coach of the Baltimore Ravens?
903 receptions. 9,924 yards. 50 touchdowns. Those are the career numbers for Wes Welker: the go-to target for Tom Brady for many years that revolutionized the slot receiver position. Welker was a magnet for the football in New England and Denver as he led the NFL in receptions in 2007, 2009, and 2011 and caught … Continue reading Are Patriots fans undervaluing one of their all-time greats?
In 2013, the New England Patriots were close so signing an up and coming wide receiver from the Pittsburgh Steelers. In a year that saw Golden Tate join the Detroit Lions and the Patriots' own Wes Welker join the Denver Broncos, New England wanted to add a receiver of their own: Emmanuel Sanders. As a … Continue reading Could the Patriots finally get the player they missed out on?
We ramble on and on and on about whatever the hell we want because that is what we do. We discuss about the Super Bowl kinda, the 2018 Season, the AAFL and the XFL, and then a bunch of Free Agents. Enjoy! longest-ever.mp3
The New England Patriots just had their best postseason run EVER en route to a sixth Super Bowl title. Months ago I sat where I'm sitting now (in a Starbucks, sipping a cup of joe) writing about how this Pats team just can't get it together completely. I had them ranked all over the place … Continue reading 6ix
It's time for some football!!! Tonight, the Pats could bring home their sixth Super Bowl title in the last 17 years. The only thing standing in their way is a 33 year old coach, the best defensive line in football, and a so-so inexperienced quarterback. Offensively, I'm not afraid of the Rams...at all. They have … Continue reading Super Bowl LIII prediction
We tossed the script out the window mid-Podcast this week and decided to take a different route. Buckle up. ffp-week_1.mp3
Well, the Pro Bowl is tomorrow... Yepp. ffporn-week-x_1.mp3
Everyone notices the flashy one handed grabs, the clutch quarterback play, the big run up the middle, however, one thing that always gets overlooked is the big boys up front. The offensive line is what makes any great offense tick and for the 2018 New England Patriots they're the #1 reason the Pats are back … Continue reading The real reason the Pats are in Super Bowl LIII
Tonight, I booted up Madden 19 to give the Super Bowl a whirl: All-Madden difficulty, 8 minute quarters, and of course, I played as the Patriots. First QuarterThe Rams received first and drove right down the field only to have an uncharacteristic missed extra point by Greg Zuerlein. The rest of the quarter was a … Continue reading Super Bowl 53 Madden Prediction!
Well it's Friday and that means it's time to take a deeper dive into the Pats-Chiefs matchup. First, here's how my mood for this game has been all week: Monday: Worried, we're on the road against a machine of a team. Tuesday: Confident, the temps in KC will be 4 degrees at kickoff, advantage Pats! … Continue reading AFC Championship Breakdown
"The cold never bothered me anyways," said Tom Brady probably. Sunday's weather forecast in Kansas City currently calls for temperatures around seven degrees at kickoff. I needed an extra layer just typing that sentence. Who does this weather really favor though? Normally without hesitation I'd say the Pats for a few reasons: if they were … Continue reading Who does the frigid weather favor?
A win on Sunday in Arrowhead Stadium would be the greatest road win in New England Patriots history. After a season chalk full of woes it would be Brady and Bill's ultimate achievement to get this team into the Super Bowl and possibly win it. For those of you who think that me saying that … Continue reading This AFC Title would be the greatest of the Brady/Belichick era
There couldn't be any other combination of teams that are more deserving of being the final four than these four in Championship Weekend. Kansas City, New England, Los Angeles (Rams), and New Orleans have been the best of the best this season and one of them will eventually be crowned champions in a few weeks. … Continue reading And then there were four
We missed last week, but the show must go on. Week 2 of the NFL Playoffs are here and we are going to talk about each game along with some other general banter and some NBA chat because, hey, why not? week-2-playoffs-.mp3
It's safe to say that last week's Wild Card Weekend blue balled us all as football fans. I even went out there and said that it's the best weekend in football, especially with the matchups that were featured this year. The NFC games at least were very entertaining till the end but the AFC side … Continue reading Divisional Weekend Picks
It feels like it's been forever since we've watched Patriots football, especially with the last two games being against the Bills and Jets, but we're now just a few days from Sunday's Pats-Chargers Divisional Round game. It was difficult to really root for a team last weekend for the Patriots to play but I'm glad … Continue reading Pats-Chargers: Everything We Got
The first half of Wild Card weekend was, well, a bit disappointing to say the least. I knew Sunday's matchups would be the better ones from the start but Saturday was a letdown, starting with the annual Houston choke game. Sometimes it comes in the Divisional round and sometimes it's the Wild Card game but … Continue reading Wild Card Saturday Thoughts
Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo have been the only console manufacturers for over a decade and a half. Back when Microsoft was entering the industry, a lot of people laughed them off. The Xbox's legacy now speaks for itself. Sony entered the industry in a surprise move a couple of years earlier. Now, after nearly 20 … Continue reading A new challenger approaches: The Mad Box
At first glance back in March 2018 Dallan and I thought Sea of Thieves was a great, unique adventure but after an hour or so of playing it felt frustratingly empty. It felt like a skeleton of a game and we were a bit disappointed. Over the last nine months or so Rare, the game … Continue reading ‘New’ Reliable: Sea of Thieves
It has become somewhat of a New England tradition, sitting back on Wild Card Weekend and rooting for who we want to come to Foxboro the following week. Usually there is some bum team that we're hoping pulls off a win. Last year it was the Titans, 2011 it was Tebow's Broncos, etc. This year … Continue reading Who do we want the Pats to play?
It's the most wonderful time of the year...and no I'm not talking about the holidays. It's time for the NFL Playoffs and in just a few days it'll be Wild Card Weekend, the most entertaining weekend of the playoffs (don't @ me). The matchups for this Wild Card Weekend are some of the best in … Continue reading Playoffs?!
A week ago NFL Network's Mike Giardi (formerly from NBC Sports Boston) hinted at Tom Brady possibly having a sprained or partially torn MCL in his left knee, the same knee that was doomed in 2008. Giardi said he got this from watching film but c'mon. It's a known fact that great reporters don't always … Continue reading Knee-deep in trouble?
The 2018 New England Patriots won't lose a home game this season, being the only team in the league with an undefeated home record. This not too bold prediction extends beyond their Week 17 skirmish with the Jets. Every single home game the Pats will have in the playoffs, whether it's one or two, they … Continue reading Planting the seeds, the wide open AFC playoff race
Week 16, Championship Weekend, and Fantasy Football Porn Podcast. Hessie and Dallan are hitting you hard with their picks for each game. Good Luck and Merry Christmas!
Hessie and Dallan are coming at you with a different format this week. Playoffs are underway and we want to go through each game and give you some of our "professional" opinions. Follow us on Twitter @Outpost_FFPorn and @TheOutpostBlog.
Playoffs are here for most of you fantasy footballers out there so Hesse and Dallan are here to give their (questionable) thoughts on the guys they like and the guys they do not like in Week 14. Follow us on Twitter @Outpost_FFPorn and @TheOutpostBlog!
AJ's Notes: -Some teams proved themselves in Week 13. The Cowboys took down the juggernaut Saints as their defense shined on Thursday night. Another defense that surprised last week was New England's against Minnesota. As weird as it sounds, it may be the defense that could carry the Pats to a championship. -I know … Continue reading NFL Power Rankings: Week 14
Last Sunday's win over the Vikings is a high point of the season thus far for the Pats but did they really play well on offense? The answer: No. A couple of their scoring drives were vintage Brady drives, quick and easy down the field. However, it seems the redzone issues still exist for New … Continue reading Is this it for the Patriot offense?
The 2018 NFL regular is nearly in the books and so is the first ever "Outpost Pick Em'". Unlike recent years, there is a ton to play for in the NFL right now (seeding, division races, etc.) so maybe we won't see too many teams resting starters as we near the usually boring Week 17. … Continue reading NFL Pick Em’: Week 14
Life is Strange, the breakout hit by Dontnod, ranks as one of my favorite games. While the visual style can be grating sometimes and the lip syncing can be horribly, hilariously off on occasion (or all the time), the story is absolutely superb. I'm the kind of gamer that can forgive a lot of faults … Continue reading Clearing the Backlog: Life is Strange 2 Episode 1
Hessie and Dallan are joined by a ton of guests this week for this episode of Fantasy Football Porn. Let us know what you think of our picks this week by following us on Twitter @Outpost_FFPorn and @TheOutpostBlog.
We're nearly 75% of the way through the season and the 2018 Patriots still have no identity. Following the bye week there was a lot of things I didn't like against the Jets last Sunday but there were a few glimmers of light that give me hope this team can return to the big game … Continue reading The Vikings are coming to town
Hopefully it's lucky Week 13 for me because I need a big comeback against Mr. Pick Em' aka Dallan himself. We both removed our "rose colored glasses" as my dad would say as we both picked against the Pats this week. What has the world come to? I think it'll be a close game regardless … Continue reading NFL Pick Em’: Week 13
Somehow we've already come into the homestretch of the season and Dallan and I's Top Ten lists are starting to look similar, understandably so. The surprise teams from September and October have either turned into contenders (Chargers and Bears) or fizzled out (Bucs, Titans, Redskins). The usual suspects (and even some unusual ones) are starting … Continue reading NFL Power Rankings: Week 13
Mitch is once again joining Dallan and Hessie for another episode of Fantasy Football Porn. Another week, more medicore fantasy advice from a few drunk dudes. Follow us on Twitter @Outpost_FFPorn and @TheOutpostBlog and let us know what you think. Come on, don't be shy.
There's a lot of shifting going on amongst the ranks this week! The Pats plummet out of the top five for the first time since September after getting shellacked by the Titans. The Steelers are the ant-Patriots right now, turning the corner at the right time. Pittsburgh put up 52 on a good Carolina team … Continue reading NFL Power Rankings: Week 11
These are not the usual New England Patriots that we have become familiar with over the last decade and a half. With that being said, this doesn't mean they can't make it back to the Super Bowl. I just really don't like their odds. This isn't just a one game overreaction like in years past. … Continue reading Well…That Sucked: Part II