Friday, March 16, 2018

Bottom Shelf Mixology: Whistle Tip

Welcome to Bottom Shelf Mixology!  We have racked our brains (and our livers) to come up with special "bottom shelf" versions of popular drinks, and some original creations that range from "oh, that might be interesting" to "that sounds absolutely disgusting".  

Whistle Tip (a.k.a. Woo Woo)
  • 1 oz Burnett Cranberry Vodka
  • 1 oz DeKuyper Peach Schnapps
  • 1 oz Cranberry Juice Cocktail
  • Ice
Put the ice, vodka, schnapps, and juice into your shaker.

Shake for twenty-two seconds.

Pour into your glass.

Start the video below, and take a drink every time Bubb Rubb says "woo woo!"

You might need to prepare extra.
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Thursday, March 15, 2018

Bottom Shelf Mixology: The Bane

Welcome to Bottom Shelf Mixology!  We have racked our brains (and our livers) to come up with special "bottom shelf" versions of popular drinks, and some original creations that range from "oh, that might be interesting" to "that sounds absolutely disgusting".  

The Bane (Paralyzer)
  • 1 oz Crown Russe Vodka
  • 1 oz Rio Grande Tequila
  • 1/2 oz Sabroso Coffee Liqueur
  • 2 oz Store Brand Diet Cola
  • 4 Coffee Creamers
  • Ice
Start with ice in your shaker.  Pour in the vodka, tequila, and coffee liqueur.  Shake.

Add in the cola, and pour into a tall glass.  Add in the creamer, and stir.

Drink these until you can't walk, or you feel the sudden urge to break some bats.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Nintendo Direct 3.8.18 Live Blog: SMASH MOFOS

There's a new Nintendo Direct today, and it's starting at 5 PM EST (so, just a few minutes!).

All we know that is for sure going to be in it: Mario Tennis Aces. That's all we know with full certainty.

I'm sure they will mention that the Switch is a year old now. Probably some stuff for the new Kirby game. And after the last couple Directs, we can expect a few surprises.

Watch it live here below, or if you can't watch it, I will be live blogging it under the video.

Monday, February 26, 2018

Bottom Shelf Munchies: Peeps Oreo V.2

Pinball FX3: Jurassic World Pinball - Nintendo Switch (Review)

Pinball FX3: Jurassic World Pinball (Switch(Reviewed), PS4, Xbox One, Steam)
Developer: Zen Studios
Publisher: Zen Studios
Price: $9.99

Raptors, shaving cream, and Goldblum, oh my!  Jurassic World Pinball is here, bringing with it three new tables, with two of them based on the actual movies.

Before we get into any of the tables, I want to tell you that you really should read the table guides for all three of them.  There is so much to do, if you don't take the time to do this, you will be confused and frustrated.  It will just take a minute, but will make your playtime a hundred times more enjoyable.

The first table we are going to look at is based on Jurassic Park.  Thankfully (unlike Universal Studios Pinball), all of the dialogue is straight from the movie.  I love it when you fail the T.Rex Jeep chase and Laura Dern yells "SHIT! SHIT! SHIIIIT!".  Oh, yeah, there is a bit of swearing in here, so if you don't want your kids to hear it, maybe turn the sound down.

I like the layout of this table, it feels very old school.  It has a bunch of gimmicks that would almost work on a physical table, and I really enjoy that.  The skill shot, however, is probably the most annoying one I've ever had to deal with.  I've yet to be successful at it, and now I don't even attempt it anymore.

The layout, the missions, and the nostalgia for the movie made this table my favorite of the three.

Plus, it has the most Goldblum.  That's pretty much an instant win right there.

Jurassic Park Pinball Mayhem, on the other hand, is my least favorite.  That's not to say I dislike this table, but as a Jurassic Park table, it is not as good as the other two.

It doesn't have a direct tie-in with an actual movie, and that is the biggest downside for me.  I would have enjoyed it more if it was just a generic dinosaur themed table.

Pinball Mayhem also feels much smaller and more frantic than the other two.

This table benefits the most from the table guide.  There is so much going on right out of  the gate with this table, you will be completely lost without at least skimming it.  I made that mistake, jumped right in, and had no clue as to what was going on.

My favorite part of this table is weaponizing the stegosaurus.

Finally, let's take a look at the biggest table of the three: I Don't Wanna Wait Anymore.  No, sorry, I mean Jurassic World.

This table has nearly everything from the movie: pteranodons flying around, raptors to train, mosasaurus snapping your ball from the water, and even Chris Pratt.  And yes, the Indominus Rex is here.

All of the sfx and dialogue (including "I don't wanna wait anymore!" which you will hear.  A lot.) is directly from the movie.  They have forty scenes from the movie on the dot matrix screen in the corner. You can even choose to go through everything in movie order if you want, which is how I played most of the time.  It's a nice option to have.

If this pack didn't have that Jurassic Park table, Jurassic World would definitely be my favorite.

Overall, the Jurassic World Pinball pack would be a great addition to anyone's Pinball FX3 library.

Who doesn't want more Goldblum in their life?

This title was reviewed using a copy supplied by Zen Studios.