Disney’s Epic Mickey(Review)

Hello, my name is Charles and I’m here to review Disney’s Epic Mickey for the Nintendo Wii.

 

The game takes place in a special world created by Yen Sid (Fantasia’s the Sorcerer’s Apprentice) for long-forgotten toons which is called WasteLand.

 

You also travel through some old-time Mickey Mouse Cartoon settings, some of which are comprised of Steamboat Willie, Lonesome Ghosts, Mickey & the Beanstalk and Thru the Mirror.

 

In this game, you play as Mickey Mouse as he uses Yen Sid’s magic paintbrush to save and restore WasteLand as well as to thwart the Mad Doctor and Vanquish the Phantom Blot.

 

As Mickey, you use the magic paintbrush to utilize either Paint (color: Blue) to repair/restore or Thinner (color: Green) to destroy/erase.

 

While in WasteLand, Mickey meets animatronic versions of Donald, Goofy and Daisy, as well as Clarabelle Cow, Horse Horsecollar and various incarnations of Pete.

 

He also meets Oswald the Lucky Rabbit (Mickey’s Disney predecessor), Ortensia (Oswald’s Sweetheart) as well as a majority of Helpful Gremlins.

 

In conclusion, I found this game to be a true celebration of Disney’s Greatest Mickey Mouse Cartoons ever created.

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Disney’s Villains’ Revenge(Review)

Hello, my name is Charles and I’m here to review the PC game Disney’s Villains’ Revenge for Windows & MAC.

 

In this game, The Villains steal the happy endings of their respective stories resulting in Captain Hook sword fighting Peter Pan(who is now a decrepit old man), the Wicked Queen putting both Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs into a deep sleep with her Poison Apples(with no prince to break the spell), the Queen of Hearts placing Alice’s head & body in separate locations within her Hedge Maze, the Circus Ringmaster Strips Dumbo of his ability to fly and forces him to do his humiliating skydiving stunts.

 

In this game, you team up with Jiminy Cricket & the Blue Fairy(Pinocchio) to help Peter Pan defeat Captain Hook(Peter Pan), save Snow White from the clutches of the Wicked Queen(Snow White & the 7 Dwarfs), rescue Alice from the grasp of the Queen of Hearts(Alice in Wonderland) and liberate Dumbo from the humiliating stunts forced on him by the Circus Ringmaster(Dumbo) as well as recover & restore all the happy endings stolen by the respective villains of each said story.

 

In conclusion, I believe that this Disney game is another one of its good VS evil masterpieces while it also involve point & click puzzle solving scenarios.

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Jessica Mendoza: The First Female Baseball Commentator For ESPN

 

By Jake M.

Jessica Mendoza being interviewed on Sports Center.

Entertainment Sports Program Networks Program (ESPN) is an American sports network that is a broadcast provider to 81 percent of American households. It was founded in 1979 as a stand alone network. It is now a part of the Disney umbrella company along with all of it’s sister networks including ABC (also known as the Family of Networks) and its slogan is the Worldwide Leader in Sports. It is a progressive company especially by their history of hiring women. ESPN’s early employment of women included sideline reporting, locker room and commentators of women sports. Over the years the network began assigning women to host television shows on the ESPN networks and later with the inclusion of female commentators for male dominated sports like baseball.

Jessica Mendoza is the epitome of ESPN’s progressive business policy. She is a Stanford graduate where she played college softball and she later went on to win gold in the 2004 Athens Olympic Games and a silver medal in the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games as a member of the US Olympic softball team. She’s one of the top softball athletes of all time along with U of A alum and former Olympian Jennie Finch.

Little League Softball World Series Q@A with Jessica Mendoza and Jennie Finch.

Mrs. Mendoza was a commentator for the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) College Softball World Series before beginning her climb up the ladder in her broadcasting career for ESPN back in 2014. She is a co-host of Baseball Tonight an evening sports talk show with Karl Ravech and Tim Kurkjian, and in 2015 earned a permanent position as a co-commentator for Sunday Night Baseball telecast with Aaron Boone and Dan Shulman. Jessica Mendoza also became ESPN’s first female commentator for the World Series.

Sunday Night Baseball. Dan Shulman, Jessica Mendoza, Aaron Boone (from left to right)

I love baseball and I’m extremely excited to see the game being diversified. As a lifelong fan of the Arizona Diamondbacks (D-Backs), I see Jody Jackson host the D-Backs postgame show  on Fox Sports Arizona many times and I got to meet her at a game once when we had tickets right behind the broadcast booth. Jessica Mendoza is the ESPN equivalent to Jody Jackson and it’s pretty cool to see her on ESPN’s Baseball Tonight after spending years watching the show.

Jody Jackson with Todd Walsh during the Christmas holiday

We see women like Jessica Mendoza setting a trend that it’s cool to be a woman in the sports industry which is still very much of a male dominating industry. I think more girls in this country would be less afraid to be interested in sports especially baseball if they knew about Mrs. Mendoza’s incredible example. It’s time to close the gender gap in Baseball.

Disney Magical World 2 (Review)

Hello, my name is Charles & I’m here to review the Nintendo 3DS game Disney Magical World 2.

 

This game is the 2016 sequel to the 2014 3DS game Disney Magical World with even more Disney worlds and characters to encounter, assist and spend time with.

 

The game takes place in a magical town called Castleton where you not only manage a cafe near favorable Disney characters such as Mickey, but you also can travel to six Disney worlds.

 

The six disney worlds are comprised of Disney’s Frozen, The Little Mermaid, Lilo & Stitch, Alice in Wonderland, Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs and Winnie the Pooh.

 

Throughout this game, you discover ghostly beings of unknown origins are invading Castleton as well as all six Disney worlds and you must use special magic wands to use Disney magic to deal with them.

 

In each of the six Disney worlds you can attend Anna & Elsa’s Snowman Festival, have adventures as a mermaid/merman under the sea with Ariel, mine for gems with the Seven Dwarfs, surf and hula with Lilo & Stitch, help tackle trouble in Wonderland and have fun both farming and hanging out with Winnie the Pooh & friends.

In conclusion, I find this game truly Enchanting and am certain of it to be one of the embodiments of disney’s greatest magics.

Beauty & The Beast 2017(Preview)

Hello, my name is Charles & I’m here to preview the upcoming 2017 live-action version of the classic Disney movie Beauty & The Beast. This movie contains both the complete Disney story plot as well as all its wonderful and magical songs. The cast consists of Emma Watson (Harry Potter) as Belle, Dan Stevens as The Beast/Prince Adam, Luke Evans (The Hobbit) as Gaston, Kevin Kline as Maurice (Belle’s father), Josh Gad as Le Fou (Gaston’s sidekick), Ewan McGregor as Lumiere, Ian McKellen (The Lord Of The Rings) as CogsWorth, Emma Thompson as Mrs. Potts and Nathan Mack as Chip (Mrs. Pott’s son). In Conclusion, This Fairy Tale Re-imagining will surely bring your wildest dreams, fantasies and imagination to life before your very eyes and you can expect this timeless tale to be retold in theaters on Friday, March 17, 2017.

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The animals of Africa

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Hello my name is Daniel and I am writing about the animals of Africa. One of the animals is a lion. A group of lions is called a pride. Males have a mane, and females do not. Another animal is a hippo. Hippopotamus means river horse. Adult males weigh 3,300 pounds. Another one is the cheetah. Cheetahs are the fastest land animals, they can run up to 40 MPH. Another animal is the elephant. Elephants like to swim and they like to stick their trunks out of the water like a snorkel. Another is the black rhino and they have two horns. Black rhinos don’t eat meat, black rhinos eat grass. My favorite animals are animals of Africa.

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Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue (Preview)

Hello, My name is Charles and I’m here to introduce a preview of the upcoming game Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue. This game is the 3rd Kingdom Hearts ReMix and like the other two ReMixes, it also contains three individual Kingdom Hearts games for the price of one.

The first of which is a HD ReMake of Kingdom Hearts: Dream Drop Distance originally for the Nintendo 3DS. The second is a short, playable game called Kingdom Hearts 0.2: Birth by Sleep–A Fragmentary Passage which follows Aqua’s journey through the Realm of Darkness which takes place after the Secret Episode of Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep Final Mix while also acting as a prologue for the upcoming game Kingdom Hearts III. Finally, the third is Kingdom Hearts χ: Back Cover which is the game Kingdom Hearts χ for both mobile phones Android and iOS ReMade in a one hour HD cinematic movie. Both Kingdom Hearts χ and Kingdom Hearts χ: Back Cover take place prior to the legendary Keyblade War thus acting as a prologue to the entire Kingdom Hearts series.

In conclusion, Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue will serve as the next to last chapter of Kingdom Hearts’ Xehanort Saga and is scheduled to be released on January 24, 2017 WorldWide.

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(top picture is a picture from Kingdom Hearts: Dream Drop Distance featuring Sora, Riku, Kairi, Mickey, Donald, Goofy, Roxas, Xion, Terra, Ventus and Aqua)

(middle picture is a picture from Kingdom Hearts 0.2: Birth by Sleep–A Fragmentary Passage featuring Aqua in the Realm of Darkness)

(bottom picture is a picture from Kingdom Hearts χ: Back Cover featuring Keyblade Wielders Facing off against a Heartless called Dark-Side)