Tag: 奢侈品

Justin Roiland Has His Szechuan Sauce so Rick and Morty Visit a

first_imgStay on target You Can Now Pre-Order ‘Dungeons & Dragons Vs. Rick and Morty’ SetToy Tuesday: The Schwiftiest ‘Rick & Morty’ Toys The third season of Rick and Morty premiered on April 1 this year, and creators Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland made us wait nearly four months for the second episode. Finally, after months of waiting and McDonald’s Szechuan Sauce jokes, season three began in earnest last night. Despite all the fuss about the sauce being Rick’s series arc, there was no mention of it at all last night. Whether Rick’s quest for the Mulan Szechuan sauce will come back at all this season is yet to be seen. We do know that Roiland’s quest is over, though.center_img Holy shit. pic.twitter.com/vNEIfHTmNU— Justin Roiland (@JustinRoiland) July 30, 2017Yes, a McDonald’s chef (what? They have those.) got the company to make a special batch of the Mulan Szechuan sauce, and sent Roiland a gallon of it. And it sounds like they’re planning a giveaway of the stuff to Rick and Morty fans. So it appears a few more people will get to experience what Rick has been obsessing over since 1998. Mmm. I can taste the high-fructose corn syrup already.So now that the sauce once again exists in our universe, the Smith/Sanchez family can get back to dealing with the parents’ impending divorce. How are they taking it? Not well. Jerry, rather than do anything to fight for his family, is putting all his faith into his wife’s lawyer. For now, he’s just accepting the every-other-weekend thing. Beth’s abandonment issues are worse than ever now that her father has broken up her marriage, and the kids are doing everything they can to avoid dealing with it. And this is one of the funniest shows on TV.To avoid dealing with their emotions, Morty and Summer follow Rick through a portal to a post-apocalyptic Mad Max parody world. Rick is on the hunt for a powerful element called Isotope-22. Exactly what he intends to use it for, we don’t know, but it serves its purpose as a MacGuffin that keeps the family in the wasteland. The episode does a surprisingly good job of portraying a family dealing with divorce. It’s an emotionally fraught subject, and Rick and Morty approaches it with nuance and sensitivity in addition to the malfunctioning robots and post-apocalyptic violence. It’s part of what makes the show so great. Its silliness, gross-out humor and high-concept sci-fi stories all serve an emotional core.(Via Adult Swim)As the episode goes on, it becomes clear that both Summer and Morty are using the wasteland to deal with their feelings about their parents’ divorce. Summer is more overtly acting out, taking every opportunity to kill and maim in the wasteland. When she’s offered a chance to join the tribe of murderers, she happily accepts. It’s clear to Morty that she’s trying to hide from her problems at home, but it doesn’t occur to him that he’s doing the same thing. By pretending everything’s normal, he’s unhealthily suppressing his emotions. It’s not until Rick, to steal a bigger rock of Isotope-22, enters Morty in the Blood Dome (along with muscle memory stolen from a dead warrior’s arm) that his rage can come out. We learn that he’s angry at his father for giving up so easily, and he uses the Blood Dome to take out his feelings on any challengers.Even Rick isn’t handling the divorce well, despite causing it. He admits as much in this episode, which was already full of great character-building. Even though he constantly lets his grandkids know they’re replaceable, he goes out of his way to bring them back. He says it’s because building convincing robots would take too much work, but it’s clear he does care about them at least a little. (He does try to build those robots, though. Twice. Both times, they begin to gain sentience and are murdered. It’s hilarious both times.) He even helps Morty deal with his anger (by helping him drown a man in his bathtub), and cures Summer’s nihilism by turning the apocalyptic wasteland into a boring suburb. In the end, Morty accepts that he has to live his life even if his dad is too spineless to fight to be a part of it. Summer accepts the situation enough to give her dad a housewarming gift. (It’s a skull.)(Via Adult Swim)While it wasn’t quite as insane as April’s premiere, this episode was Rick and Morty at its best. I loved the use of the wasteland to explore how kids deal with divorce. Each character (even Jerry) saw some amount of growth, which is rare for an animated comedy. This show’s use of insane science fiction, dirty jokes and hilarious violence to explore real character drama continues to be astounding. Rick and Morty is back on TV, and it’s the best it’s ever been. Absolutely worth the two-year wait.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

The RetroBit Super RetroCade Delivers Big Arcade Games on a Tiny Console

first_imgLet us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. 2016 saw the release of the Retro-Bit Generations system. This miniature console contained over 100 arcade and console games from Capcom, Data East, and others. Unfortunately, the experience suffered from poor emulation, a clunky user interface, and the inclusion of shovelware. Thankfully, Retro-bit learned from this experience and released the superior Super Retro-Cade. Though not flawless, the console does an admirable job of delivering some truly great arcade titles.Like the NES and SNES minis, the Super Retro-cade is a small system you plug into your television via HDMI or composite cables. You can even hook it up to an old-school CRT TV. It has a selection of 90 titles originally released on the NES, SNES, and arcades. It also comes with two, 6-button USB controllers. The controllers look like a cross between the Sega Genesis and Super Nintendo controllers. Each of the solidly designed and comfortable controllers has a lengthy cable, which makes it possible to play while on your couch or sofa. The red and white console also has an SD card slot for transferring save data. The overall design is admittedly dull, but it won’t offend the eyes either.If you mainly played console games back in the day, you may find the selection of titles on the Super Retro-Cade lackluster. However, serious arcade-heads will be more than happy with the system’s offerings. Capcom, Data East, Technos, and Irem produced many arcade titles, and some of their best are on the system. There is a distinct lack of Konami and Midway arcade titles, but we don’t need to get into that here. You’ll even find a few console games as well. These are either sequels to arcade games or are themselves very arcade-ish by design. Whether originally released in arcades or on consoles, each game brings something unique to the table.In addition to recognizable titles like Final Fight, Strider, R-Type III, and Super Burgertime, there are some games you may not have heard of. These include Capcom’s Armored Warriors and Data East’s Boogie Wings — both of which make their official (i.e. legal) North American debut. While most may not care about obscure arcade games they’ve never heard of, the fact they’re on the system is laudable.The console also has both arcade and home versions of some titles. This may seem redundant, but it actually makes sense. After all, Strider for the arcade and Strider for NES are radically different experiences. Most will naturally prefer playing the arcade versions, but the console ports shouldn’t be ignored either. Yes, they may not look as pretty as their arcade counterparts, but they’re still worth checking out.If you’re looking for robust graphical options, you’re going to be disappointed. You can’t adjust filters or change the resolution like you can with other emulator consoles. The only thing you can do is change the image from Full Screen to Normal Size. As you would expect, Full Screen stretches the 720p image to fit an HDTV’s 16:9 aspect ratio. This makes games with a vertical orientation like Varth look absolutely horrible. You’re going to want to stick with Normal Size (4:3) to spare yourself from the agony.The biggest complaint I have is that each game’s default video setting is Full Screen. If you want to change it to Normal Size, you’ll have to enter that game’s options and save it. Having to do this for every game can get rather tedious. Thankfully, you can save a game’s picture size so you won’t have to do so again the next time you play. All of this could have been avoided by having an option to change the screen size of every game from the main menu. Perhaps there was a technical issue preventing this. Either way, it’s frustrating to go through and certainly makes sampling games a chore.I didn’t find any notable issues with the emulation. As noted by others, Double Dragon and Midnight Resistance suffer from choppiness. Boogie Wings also reportedly slows down at certain points. I didn’t see anything glaring with the games I played, which is a testament to how well the emulation is on the system. The games tend to have that somewhat washed-out quality found in most emulated titles, though. For the most part, the games look and run exactly like their original counterparts.The interface is best described as functional. It shows games in rows of five, enabling you to scroll to whichever title you desire. You can sort titles by alphabetical order, by genre, or by which system they’re on. If you want to play fighting games, select fighting. If you want to see Genesis games, select Genesis. Each title has a brief description, and you’re able to load and save them as well. Again, the interface isn’t flashy, but it gets the job done.I wasn’t a big fan of Retro-Bit’s Generations system, but I am more than impressed with the Super Retro-Cade. While it doesn’t feature games from other arcade-era juggernauts like Konami, Midway, and even Sega, it does have an admirable amount of classics. This mini emulator is great for those who frequented arcades back in the day and for younger audiences who want to experience titles that influenced modern gaming. Given the jump in quality from the Generations machine to the Retro-Cade, I’m personally looking forward to seeing what Retro-Bit does next. You can’t have enough retro games in your life, I say. For $60, you really can’t go wrong with this tiny console.last_img read more

Recent Comments