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Thursday – 08/24/2017
Dragon Ball Super has Earth’s five best fighters set for Champa’s tournament. Now it’s time for Bulma to locate the Super Dragon Balls as insurance!
On the last episode of Dragon Ball Super, Goku and Vegeta recruited a reluctant Majin Buu to join them as one of the elite fighters on the 7th Universe team. Though Buu despises Lord Beerus, particularly after trying to get between Buu and his food, he said yes… After Goku promises him a wish from the mythical Super Dragon Balls! Which Buu plans to give to his pal Mr. Satan.
Buu is locked in at #4 along with Goku, Vegeta, and Monaka (a fighter Beerus claims was his toughest adversary). Goku is disappointed to not the be the best Beerus has faced, yet excited at the prospect of meeting a fresh unknown challenger. Piccolo is the final team member, recruited after Gohan turns down his spot for a business meeting at work on the day of the epic tournament.
Goku suggests Vegeta and Piccolo train with him in the Hyperbolic Time Chamber for the remaining 3 days before the tournament (equivalent to 3 years of training).
Piccolo turns down the offer citing ‘already having learned the folly of trying to keep up with a Saiyan’, preferring to ‘spend the time alone getting focused for battle’. At first Vegeta is iffy about the idea, stating they’ll get only marginally better.
Goku quickly sways Vegeta’s mind, saying Beerus said Monaka is better than them but not how much better, and he can just get better alone then. Hearing the words Goku getting better was all it took for Vegeta to put in his three years.
Cable subscribers can catch the last episode on Adult Swim’s Dragon Ball Super website stream.
Playing chess with the Super Dragon Balls
Meanwhile, Bulma is uneasy about Beerus’ potential grand plan with the Super Dragon Balls or even a spontaneous spur of the moment act as the universe’s Destroyer.
The smirk at the end of episode 29 (“Combat Matches Are a Go! The Captain is Someone Stronger Than Goku”) by Beerus when he remarks about wiping out existence puts Bulma on edge. Though Goku thinks Beerus was just joking. Vegeta backs up Goku’s sentiment. Both of them drunk on the idea of a tournament with a whole new galaxy, and the wonders of future training on Beerus’ planet.
Fun Fact: When Bulma calls upon the dragon Shenron originally to locate the Super Dragon Balls, Goku remembers he was supposed to wish someone back to life but can’t remember. That someone was King Kai!
At the same time, Beerus and Whis themselves ponder what his twin brother Champa has to gain with this tournament. What is Champa’s endgame? Beerus subtly questions Whis if he’s training Goku and Vegeta to defeat him, drawing a ‘no, my lord’ but a look to the side from Whis.
Dragon Ball Super S01E31 Trailer (Next Episode)
On the next Dragon Ball Super, Bulma asks for galactic policeman Jaco if he he can take her to the center of the universe. Since the Super Dragon Ball radar can only pick up their presence there if they so exist. Jaco claims a mysterious figure named Master Zuno is the one to see for such an endeavor. Jaco remarks that Zuno knows everything, an all-knowing being.
Vegeta in a rare display of relationship feelings warns Jaco ‘not to try any funny business with his wife’. Needless to say, Jaco won’t be getting sleep anytime soon.
The Funimation English dub will premiere this Saturday on Adult Swim at 8:30pm EST/11:30pm EST (Replay). The previous episode will air at 8pm for those looking to catch up on Dragon Ball Super. In Japan, episode 31 originally aired on February 14, 2016 and now airs for American audiences on August 26, 2017.
Dragon Ball Super: Part I now available on Blu-Ray
Dragon Ball Super: Part I is now available on Blu-Ray featuring the first 13 episodes of the series with English Dubbing.
Check out previous Dragon Ball Super Previews.
Wednesday – 04/12/2017
PSN Game Deals are up for the week and feature an Elder Scrolls Sale with Tamriel Unlimited at $12.89 ($9.89 – Plus Members) for the PS4 as its centerpiece.
Here’s the full rundown and links to every item on sale!
The Elder Scrolls Sale Rundown
Note: Offers End on 4/18/17 (Tuesday) at 8:00 am PT / 11:00 am ET.
PlayStation 4 Game Deals:
The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited – $12.89 ($9.89 – Plus Member)
The Elder Scrolls Online: Gold Edition – $35.99 ($29.99 – Plus Member)
The Elder Scrolls Online: Gold Edition Premium Bundle – $59.99 ($49.99 – Plus Member)
The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited – 750 Crowns – $6.79 ($5.99 – Plus Member)
The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited – 1500 Crowns – $12.74 ($11.24 – Plus Member)
The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited – 3000 Crowns – $19.24 ($16.74 – Plus Member)
The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited – 5500 Crowns – $27.99 ($23.99 – Plus Member)
PSN Game Deal of the Week:
If you’re looking to give The Elder Scrolls Online series a try without a large investment, Tamriel Unlimited at $12.89 ($9.89 for PlayStation Plus Members) is a solid deal. There’s no active subscription required anymore to partake in the game so you don’t have to worry about hidden costs.
PSN Game Deal Weekly Conclusion:
There’s nothing that necessarily jumps out of you in this week’s sale. MMORPG fans that somehow missed out on trying out on the series are best served in this week’s PSN Game Deals, the rest will probably wait it out.
The Gold Edition bundle and especially the Gold Edition Premium bundle are still a bit too pricy, especially for a digital purchase. Though the complete experience bundles are still fairly recent with a release date of September 9, 2016, Tamriel Unlimited was originally released on June 9, 2015.
The titles are going to be a bit dated by now, so this week’s PSN Game Deals are purely for the hardcore MMORPG crowd.
Tamriel Unlimited for the PlayStation 4 averaged a 74 on Metacritic by official critics and a 7.6 user score.
Check out last week’s PSN Grand Theft Auto Sale to get an idea of what weekly game deals you might be missing out on. Sony occasionally holds a flash sale on PSN which you should always keep an eye out for.
Hopefully another flash sale will arrive on PSN this weekend!
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Monday – 04/10/2017
Dragon Ball Super had Goku losing his Super Saiyan God status mid-fight with Lord Beerus… Yet Goku will push on and fight, despite not being a deity.
On the last episode of Dragon Ball Super, the Super Saiyan God ritual was revealed to be time-limited. Goku had been going punch to punch with Lord Beerus, pressuring Beerus to unleash more of his true power. For a moment, it looked like Goku’s Super Saiyan God status would allow him to finally eclipse Beerus the Destroyer.
Then it happened, the red glow of the ritual along with the red hair and eyes evaporated. Right back to regular old Super Saiyan status. For the first time, the rest of the group could sense his power. Goku’s divinity was officially gone… Yet, something remained.
Beerus’ assistant Whis would gloat over his Sushi takeaway as something to remember the planet by. Casually informing the group it’s over. Piccolo would get more than a bit agitated with Whis, grabbing his arm. A scuffle was about to occur with Whis showing uncharacteristic anger telling Piccolo to ‘remove his arm immediately’.
Vegeta Sends A Silent but Positive Message
The ever silent Vegeta, who had been staring up at the sky since the fight began, shot a quick energy blast at Piccolo’s feet. Momentarily, Piccolo yells at Vegeta, “What was that for?!”, when he realizes it was a signal. Vegeta wasn’t intending to hurt Piccolo but rather clue him in that Goku’s fight wasn’t over yet.
Indeed it wasn’t. Despite losing his deity status, Goku was still able to land hit after hit on Beerus while evading Beerus’ attacks. Goku had not even realized he was back to being an ordinary Super Saiyan.
Goku became furious Beerus was speaking to him as if the fight was over when Beerus told him he was no longer a Super Saiyan God, time’s up. Goku said he hadn’t noticed and asked Beerus how it was possible. Beerus then explained to Goku and the audience alike that Goku’s body must have retained its knowledge of how it fought in its Super Saiyan God form. Time will tell if that will be enough to competitively challenge Beerus.
Dragon Ball Super S01E14 Trailer
On the next Dragon Ball Super, we see Beerus getting more hits in than before now that Goku is back to a Super Saiyan. However, unlike before Goku’s Super Saiyan God form those hits are not fight enders any longer. Meaning Goku is not going down by a flick of a finger any longer or being thrown into the ocean.
Goku is still maintaining competitive form, and matching Beerus. In fact, when Beerus shoots an energy blast thinking he finished Goku, laughing, he gets surprised by Goku being more than just fine.
Delivering a classic Kamehameha, while exclaiming ‘think again’ at an overconfident Beerus celebrating what he thought was a victory. It looks like we’re in for another action-packed Dragon Ball Super, a great trend as of late.
Check out the last Dragon Ball Super Preview.
Friday – 04/07/2017
PSN Game Deals are up for the week and feature a Grand Theft Auto Sale with the PS2 Classics, including Vice City as the centerpiece for sale at $9.89 each.
This week’s PSN Grand Theft Auto Sale is a great time to catch up on your PS2 classics on your PlayStation 4! All three GTAs are on sale for $9.89 a piece or $20.89 for the whole trilogy in one convenient bundle. Those looking to dust off their Vitas/PSPs for some GTA action are in luck as well with all three ‘stories’ for sale at $9.99 or $17.49 for a complete bundle of all three. Those doing their gaming on the PS3 who somehow missed GTA IV have a chance to catch up as well with it discounted to $9.99
The rest of the sale sees the last release, GTA V reduced to $29.99/19.99 [PS4/PS3] as well as upfront cash card bundles. GTA V is one of the best games of all time so if you’re looking to replay the title in its remastered form, $29.99 is a solid price. Especially with the added advantage of having the game available at all times on the hard drive. Who wants to get up to switch game discs these days really?
Here’s the full rundown and links to every GTA item on sale!
Grand Theft Auto Sale Rundown
Note: Offers End on 4/11/17 (Tuesday) at 8:00 am PT / 11:00 am ET.
PlayStation 4 Game Deals:
Grand Theft Auto V – $29.99
Cash Card Bundles
PlayStation 3 Game Deals:
Grand Theft Auto IV – $9.99
Grand Theft Auto V – $19.99
Cash Card Bundles
PlayStation Vita and PSP Deals:
This week’s PSN GTA Sale is packed with Instabuys of truly great classics. GTA has never failed to live up to its name, the quality of these title is top tier with literally endless replay value. There’s not enough time in a day, month or even a year to fully explore every nook and cranny of GTA V. If you’re new to the series and looking to discover its past, Vice City is an excellent place to start. One of the true legendary classics of gaming history.
The Cash Card bundles are only worth it if you’re purchasing GTA V for the first time and believe you’ll be spending a good portion of your gaming sessions playing online. If you’re only thinking about logging on once or twice you’d be better off getting the GTA V and San Andreas bundle for single player action. It’s all about how you feel about GTA Online, and multiplayer action in general in your GTA experience.
PSN Deal of the Week:
The Deal of the Week is GTA’s Trilogy with all three PS2 titles in one bundle for essentially $21 dollars. You’re likely gonna buy all of them at one time or another, why not just get the bundle and save a few bucks? Runner-up is the Vita GTA Stories bundle with chapters many have never encountered before. It’s a perfect time to break out the Vita or PSP to play GTA on the go and in general to experience a completely different side of GTA.
Deal Research Based on the Past:
Check out March’s PSN Batman Sale to get an idea of what weekly game deals you might be missing out on. Sony occasionally holds a flash sale on PSN which you should always keep an eye out for.
Though it seems the days of a $1 dollar per game style flash sale are over, there’s always a couple of gems discounted just enough to be must buys.
Rockstar games see sales on the PlayStation Network about semi-regularly, so if you can’t spare the cash right now… There will likely be another chance. Their lineup is not quite as regularly discounted as Ubisoft or Activision’s however, so there could be a month or even three month lull before the next Rockstar sale. If you truly want these digital titles on the HD in the present, make the purchases.
Some might want to get nostalgic with the classic PS2 titles and even explore how GTA games have changed and evolved with each iteration. Others might want to rediscover the modern masterpiece that was GTA V and its rich locales, fully remastered. Then there are gamers who want to simply dive into some online action once in a while who as mentioned before would be served by the cash card bundles ahead of time. A GTA experience is always personal.
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Saturday – 04/01/2017
Dragon Ball Super’s whole universe faces imminent destruction if the Kai’s predication is correct. Yet, nothing will stop Goku and Lord Beerus’ epic battle.
On the last episode of Dragon Ball Super, Lord Beerus stopped merely toying with Goku as his Super Saiyan God powers grew with every moment. Prompting Beerus to consider the fact Goku was trying out new maneuvers while battling with the Destroyer. Each tied hit between Goku and Beerus creating shockwaves across the universe akin to an earthquake across the galaxy.
Old Kai remarked that the universe could only take 3 shockwaves, 2 to be safe before the entire universe including Goku and Beerus would be destroyed. Well, after one stunning Beerus purple energy shot collided with Goku’s Kamehameha, we’re now up to four. The episode ended with the whole universe seeing a white blinding light, signaling the end maybe moments away.
Meanwhile, the Super Saiyan God ritual has drained Gohan and Goten of their energy to fly and Vegeta stares up in the sky to watch the fight. Mr. Satan was almost pummeled by Bulma’s ship before being saved by Beerus’ assistant Whis. The ever calm Whis tells Mr. Satan, Beerus will keep his word if Goku wins and not destroy Earth, but in short no, his planet is not safe.
Dragon Ball Super S01E13 Trailer
On tonight’s episode of Dragon Ball Super, we find out if Goku and Lord Beerus’ latest energy blasts are truly the beginning of the end. Rather, just the end. Even if this latest blast does not fully destroy the universe, there will clearly be dire consequences as Goku’s ability seems to be hitting new peaks with every challenge. Which in return is prompting Beerus to use even more of his own power.
Neither of the two can be reasoned with despite calls from Kibito Kai to both Beerus and Goku to stop the fighting. The only one who can put an end to this challenge, at least temporarily, is Beerus and his own desire to retain a competitive rival… That said, with Beerus always giving in to his impulses and getting bored easily, long term goals might go flying out the window.
Check out the last Dragon Ball Super Preview.