Pokemon Sun and Moon Players Have Problems, First World Problems.

Real Pokemon Sun and Moon Problems

Pokemon Sun and Moon is the latest generation of the Pokemon series, and arguably one of the best. With updated graphics, mechanics and even Alolan Pokemon forms this game has evolved the once formulaic franchise. That however does not mean it’s a perfect game.

This video by vlogger Chris Sanders aims to not only poke fun at the many problems facing Sun and Moon trainers but also the issues of those that simply watch the anime or have ever found themselves explaining to their friends that Pokemon Go is not a real Pokemon game.

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Chris has it all covered, from a song about the Get in the Bag, Nebby Meme to the speed and frame rate issues of playing a doubles battle while using the original Nintendo 3DS.  Lillie would be proud of you Chris, damn proud.

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Video Game Delays in 2016: Kingdom Hearts 3 in 2020?

Video Games get delayed every single year but with Kingdom Hearts 3 being pushed back because Square Enix is choosing to re-tool the engine that runs both Kingdom Hearts 2.8 and the latest Final Fantasy game, Final Fantasy XV, it’s starting to get ridiculous.

Rumors are popping up that the long-awaited game won’t reach gamers until year 2020.

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Ignore the Bad Suicide Squad Reviews

Bad Suicide Squad Reviews

Let’s talk about Suicide Squad, the 2016 superhero action film that critics love to hate. I’ll cut to the chase and tell you that I saw this movie two days ago and I can’t recommend it more. The bad Suicide Squad reviews are nothing more than so-called film experts forgetting the core ingredient of what makes a film successful, a three-letter word we seem so afraid of in this day and age, FUN. The movie isn’t great but that doesn’t mean it’s bad.

That’s right Suicide Squad is not an amazing movie but it is a fun piece of cinema that excites and titillates. The performances are spot on, the action is jaw dropping and the execution of most of the crucial elements is nothing short of amazing. Where the film falters is the same for almost every summer action flick.  The usual suspects here are story pacing and character juggling. The film has too much story and too many characters. It knows where it wants to focus and does a good job in that view-point but some characters suffer as a result.

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Why Suicide Squad Is Not a Bad Movie

For instance the movie does a great job of fleshing out El Diablo, the only truly impressive meta-human of the group. He has a tragic back story that stays mostly faithful to the comic. His arc is handled quite well and the movie would be better if they did that with every character. The place where the movie totally drops the ball is the main villain. I don’t want to spoil the movie for you but her treatment is certainly a low point. Also the CGI is absolutely terrible and hard to watch. It reminds me of 2015’s Fantastic Four in terms of a big budget movie having low budget special effects.

Despite these flaws, I still feel like the movie gets a lot right and thus does not deserve the treatment it is getting in the press. Every time I read about how much of a mess this movie is, I’m reminded that FAR worse movies (all of the Michael Bay Transformer films) exist. I am reminded of the awesome chemistry between the cast and the the smile that appeared on my face as I gleefully jumped up in my seat each time Will Smith was on the screen.

Every one is entitled to opinions and it’s important to consider going into every movie with an open mind. It’s also important to note that movie reviewers look for different things than the rest of us do. They look for cinematography, direction, lighting and a lot of important elements of film making that can bring a perfectly good movie’s score down.

For me, I just want something fun that gets my favorite comic characters right and tells an entertaining story in a fashion that I can follow.  In my humble opinion Suicide Squad accomplished that in spades.

Pokemon Go is a Pokemon Scam Following Update

Why Pokemon Go is a Scam

Pokemon Go recently decided to release an update to the mobile game in which it removed some broken features, updated others and improved the UI slightly. All in all it was your standard update until you start playing and realize that it’s now become significantly harder to play. Before the update I noticed that the higher I rose in rank, the more Pokemon would escape from balls, which made sense because I was encountering more challenging monsters with Combat Power in the triple digits.

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Where it became problematic was when the same thing was happening with Pokemon at level 10 and 60. Technically speaking as I get stronger, these weaker Pokemon should not be a challenge but they are, and after this update they are even harder resulting in the need to buy more Pokeballs in order to be prepared for a rare Pokemon that might pop up. In addition to all of this, as you grow in rank free Pokeballs that you get from Pokestops populate WAY less often. Coincidence? Don’t make me laugh.

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How to Fix Pokemon Go on the next Update

You have to commend the programmers for both being smart and dumb at the same time. It’s genius to get us to spend money this way but also dumb because they have so many ways to get us to take out our wallets that won’t insight nerd rage. It makes more sense to me that STRONG Pokemon would escape, not Pokemon at levels I used to catch casually. How about making the rare Pokemon more challenging or just have more rare Pokemon pop up more regularly giving us something waste balls on that not only makes sense but fulfills the need to “catch them all”. There are almost 1,000 Pokemon at this point, you have no real excuses.

Making low level Pokemon stronger is not the way to repay the people that made this game a hit.

4 Social Tips to Help Socially Awkward People Break Out of Their Shell

Growing up I was always socially awkward. Heck, even now I have episodes where I feel my old anxiousness return and I have to remind myself how far I’ve come. Like any other struggle it’s a battle I find myself fighting everyday. Some days I want to hide and avoid social interactions all together but I think we both know that is no way to live. In choosing to live I developed the following list to help myself and others with improving their social lives and break out of their proverbial shells.

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The Best Social Tip for Socially Awkward People

As we’ve established, I definitely know what you’re going through and the best tip I can give you is to tell you to be up front about your situation. What I mean is, be open about the fact that you are socially awkward. It allows others to utilize empathy, it provides a serious conversation starter and lastly it removes a lot of the actual awkwardness due to the spot light on the elephant in the room.

Normal people are empathetic by nature and they want to see you succeed, even more so they want to HELP you succeed! The number of self-help books and YouTube guru’s is astronomical and frankly they all come from a place core in the human brain that says, “I have beaten a thing, now let me show others how to beat that same thing!” Think how when you figure out how to beat a certain boss in a video game and run to tell your friends that are struggling on that same boss how you did it. Sure, you want the bragging rights but more importantly you want to help a fellow human stop struggling.

My point in all this is to say, Don’t be afraid to ask for help. In a way this exercise is secretly just another way to get you talking and acting social.

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How To Ask Others For Help Socially


The concept of asking for help is easy but the act is the hard part. If you are like me when you get nervous you talk faster, you start sweating, you may even shake a little bit. All of this normal. My suggestion to combat these reactions is to fail. Through failure you will ultimately succeed. Essentially, you have to go out and practice talking to strangers. Pick easy topics like asking for the time or asking a fellow nerd where they got that cool shirt.

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Today Pokemon Go is an easy topic to break the ice with. I myself have met dozens of people this way and while at times it was awkward, it worked! Don’t be afraid, the more you do this the more comfortable you will be. In time the conversations will be easy and before you know it you will be ready to ask people what you really want to. Small talk is the little brother of conversation. Start with small talk and proper convos will follow.

The final Tip I will leave you with is really just encouragement. You absolutely can do this. It may seem hard but with determination and belief in yourself you can do anything. Awkwardness doesn’t feel like a choice but is and when you embrace it for what is, this when you will be set free from the supposed trappings of the awkward life style. Good luck!

Learn How To Reduce Stress & Anxiety by Watching Dragon Ball

Life can be pretty stressful for us humans, unless of course you happen to be an American 5-year-old child raised by boring mildly successful white people. If that’s you, I’m really impressed that you’re reading at this age. Your parents should probably put you on a show hosted by Steve Harvey. Anyway, unlike you Miss or Mister 5-year-old the rest of us have bills, relationships, jobs and squad goals that can lead to anxiety and as such I decided to help.

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Tips to Reduce Stress and Anxiety for Saiyans

I wanted to highlight stress and anxiety tips as they relate to not only humans but anime characters as well because I am a somewhat pathetic man-child. Just kidding, I’m not pathetic but rather I A creative master mind that you should donate money to. Plus, I thought it would be more fun to interweave narratives to something surrounding a nerdy niche vs just telling you how to live your life-like some unemployed life coach. The model in this motivational video is Vegeta from Dragon Ball Z and Dragon Ball Super.  He’s a vertically challenged, envious, angry man obsessed with being the best and constantly falls short of that goal. The twist is he is also an alien and was born with a monkey tail. If you know Dragon Ball then you know that’s not the real twist but instead rather the twist is despite all of Vegeta’s short comings he actually has an extremely great life but is too busy being stressed out to take notice.

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How Stress and Goku Defeated Happy Vegeta

Before I dig into what makes Vegeta’s life great let me explain who he was BEFORE he came to earth and before he met Goku, the hero of earth that is the source of most of Vegeta’s rage. If you dial back time, when Vegeta was first introduced he was an evil space villain that smirked all the time, laughed at his own jokes and had no qualms about destroying entire planets. He loved what he did for a living AND you could tell by the expression on his face.  Needless to say aside from the forced slavery, he loved his life…AND THEN HE MET GOKU.

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Shortly after meeting Goku, Vegeta all of a sudden became extremely petty and angry. He lost his smirk and rarely did anything that wasn’t yelling or proclaiming his distaste for anything that wasn’t blue spandex. You see, Goku despite not being an elite warrior was stronger than Vegeta and old Veg-Head couldn’t take playing second fiddle. He lost much of his original personality and enjoyment of life. He no longer laughed and is not characterized by his trademark scowl. He may no longer be evil, but it could be argued that he’s also no longer happy because of the way he has let the pressure, stress and anxiety affect his life.

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This has happened to such a degree that even though Vegeta now currently has a healthy adoring child, a hot wife, a billion dollar corporation and unlimited financial resources, he’s still walking around with clenched butt cheeks because he can’t let go of the idea of being lesser than Goku.  He never took any steps to de-stress or focus on the achievements he has made since landing on this planet. The guy has a cush life and probably doesn’t even realize it. The guy could be enjoying his life over 9,000 times more if he just stopped and smelled the roses.

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I get it though. Not all stress is things we can just stop focusing on but I implore you to do any and everything you can gain control of your situation. If you can’t do that, try to focus on the other things in your life so the stress doesn’t overwhelm you.

The power of you is extremely real and I want to empower you to win in the fight of you vs anxiety and stress.  Watch today’s video for all the helpful tips and let me know of any successful ways you stop yourself from being like Vegeta with the good hair.

-Chris

Pokemon Go US Review: Bugs, Errors & Still Fun!

Finally Catching Pokemon Go in America!

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Pokemon Go is finally in the United States and as games login for the first time everyone is wondering will the game meet expectations set by the commercial that introduced us to the concept of capturing Pokemon IRL? Of course not. Anyone expecting this game to play anything like that commercial can be considered quite delusional. As with any game dependent on servers and mobile connections there are quite a few bugs and errors that plague this game.

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For instance I had one hell of a time trying to sign up for my chosen name, I wasn’t able to get it to work until I reset my phone and tried again. Initially when I first attempted to sign into the game I repeatedly got the same error and decided to just put my phone down and come back to it later. After the 15th try I got in the game and caught my first Pokemon, Charmander.

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Pokemon Go Review Advice: Walk the City

After walking around my city, I managed to catch about 3 Pokemon and almost wasted all my balls on the Ratticate pictured below.

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I’m pretty sure the people who were standing near me thought I was trying to take pictures of them but you gotta do what you gotta do if you want to be the best.

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I also missed out on catching a Rattatat because of an error that caused my Pokeball the freeze after landing a successful capture. I came across a few Pokestops that never loaded and told me to try again but this was mostly a problem I experienced while out in the suburbs, where I work. When I’m home in the big city the game works just fine.

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I still haven’t had my first gym battle but I’ll update this post when I do. Until then this Pokemon Go review is incomplete and cannot be trusted.

What’s your experience with Pokemon Go been like?

How Sega Can Really Make Sonic The Hedgehog an “Entertainment Icon”

I read a story yesterday about Sega wanting to make Sonic an entertainment icon and my first thought was immediately, HOW? Just how are you going to make sonic a master across multimedia when you can’t even seem to get his core mechanics and current dominate platform in video games right?

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Sonic Cartoons and Other Media

I’m not saying all of this put down Sega for its ambition, but honestly they need to get their priorities straight. Before you do anything you need to get the games right. Sonic has had some lofty hits in the past like the original Sonic games on Sega Genesis and my personal favorite, the Sonic Adventure series but following that Sonic games have all been pretty mediocre or just plain unplayable (Shoutout to Sonic 06!). Outside of gaming Sonic had some hits on TV with a couple of awesome TV series and one very very bad one that I will not even mention by name because doing so gives it power. The best of these in my opinion is Sonic SATam. It featured a stellar plot and managed to make Dr Robotnik scary and at times relatable. Point is, there have been times that Sega has gotten Sonic right.

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The Sonic Boom Generation

Recently Sonic got a refresh with a brand new TV show and game called Sonic Boom and both are very mediocre. They gave sonic a neck bandana, some bandages and absolutely no soul. The show and the game both feel unfinished and lacking. If this is how you plan on making Sonic an icon, you’ve got a lot of work to do. I read a quote in the article that said the producers of the new games are making an emphasis on quality for Sonic from now on and my thought is, Shouldn’t that have always been the case? Gamers have been complaining about Sonic properties for years, why are you just now making sure the vehicle that got him started is handled right?  A lot of fans have written Sonic off and just look at him about as fondly as they do Bubsy and that’s a shame because Sonic really does deserve to be an icon.

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How Sonic the Hedgehog Can Become an Icon: Be Like Mario

So how can Sega achieve their goal to get Sonic superstar status? It’s easy. MAKE GREAT GAMES. FOCUS ON THE GAMES FIRST AND THE REST WILL FOLLOW. Super Mario had a terrible movie, a pair of bad run of the mill cartoons and yet his star shines brighter than ever. Even if you don’t play video games you know and love Super Mario.  Nintendo achieved this by making a quality foundation for their character. 90% of the games that feature Mario are amazing, challenging, fun and work to cement his status in our hearts and minds. Sonic can follow this formula and he too will finally get the respect we know he deserves.

Good luck Sega!  I’m rooting for you. 

-Chris 

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How To Get More Views on YouTube in 2016 – Video SEO

YouTube is a tough industry to break into these days because the market is saturated, there are literally millions of videos going up every day; Also your subscriber numbers will never reflect your views because YouTube’s delivery system and algorithm does not send your videos to everyone that subscribes but instead delivers to them based on viewing habits. I currently have 60,600+ Subscribers after 4 years in the industry. I average about 1,500 views a video but sometimes get lucky and a video will reach 3,000 or even 19,000 people. I have one viral video with 1 million views and a few mini viral videos with over 300,000 views. This is my channel if you’re curious: Chris Sanders

The number one thing that helped me grow is learning Video SEO and marketing. If it takes you an hour to make a video, you should be marketing and developing the back-end metadata for about 2 hours. Once you optimize this data it will be much easier for your channel and your videos to grow. I’ll detail everything you need to do, some are the normal tips, others are things I’ve personally seen success with.

Step 1: Optimize your titles, tags and description. With your titles make sure it’s both something that people will want to click and are searching for. With the description, Write as much information as possible, honestly writing a miniature blog post with your keywords and key phrases in the first 2 sentences is a very strong best practice because YouTube will use this information when deciding what videos to recommend to users on the front page and side panels.

Step 2: VIDEO SEO. Since you do political videos, tying your titles, description and meta data to trending topics in the news would be very easy and help you gain a lot of ground. Facebook, Twitter and Instagram are all good places to watch for trends. On a larger scale you will also want to utilize a tool Google provides called “Google Trends”. Learn how to use this tool and you can get tags and keywords right from the source and you can chase the topics that people are searching for actively and grow your ability to be found very quickly. EXAMPLE: I started a second channel that doesn’t have a niche associated with it yet, it has ONE subscriber and I posted my first video on it last week and my video already has 52 views. Here’s a link to that channel: How To Monster

I’m choosing not to use my existing audience to bump up the numbers on this channel and video because I want to grow as organically as possible. To test this out, I made a video on the whole BREXIT thing and used one of the trending terms as my title and keyword. My plan is to make an entire channel of just “How To Videos” targeting trends based on the research I do to uncover what things people are looking to learn how to do. I might fail but i figure why not just give it a shot. I know how to perform market research and that’s going to be the biggest feather in my cap.

Step 3: Do research on your industry. Find places and online communities that like your kind of videos and share them sparingly. You don’t want to be a spammer but if you make something you think has a lot of potential to grow then share it! I suggest becoming a member of Reddit and paying attention to the type of videos that get shared and then make those kind of videos with your own voice. Reddit itself is hard because they don’t want to be used as a promotional vehicle but it is a good place to learn what the internet is talking about and what things go viral. If you can replicate some of the basics you will increase your chances of connecting with an audience. Tumblr is also a great place to do this same thing and the community is much less brutal. The growth potential isn’t as high but since you’re just starting out you have time to carve things out and experiment.

Step 4: Lastly you’ll want to network and collaborate with other YouTubers. I know you’re thinking, but I’m so small. How will that work? TRY. Early in my career and even now. I will reach out to people with millions of subscribers via e-mail and offer them ideas and ask them if we can work together. I usually have a fully laid out plan or script and make sure that bigger person has as little work to do as possible. Believe it or not occasionally, some of them will actually respond and will help you out. I had one guy actually flip the collaboration and decided to host it on his channel and it gave me a couple hundred new subscribers. This guy has 600,000 subscribers and didn’t need to help me out but did so anyway because despite being bigger than me is still a human. Reach out to people bigger than you and you may just get a very lucrative surprise. It won’t work all the time but it’s better than not trying at all.

BONUS TIP: STAY AWAY FROM MCN’S. Multi Channel Networks are the worst if you’re a little YouTuber. They will promise to help grow you but all of them are lying. They will only help you if you are doing REALLY well. If do talk to them negotiate. If they won’t negotiate stop talking to them.

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Good luck and remember to not let the numbers get you down and to try to post regularly, at least ONCE a week. YouTube says posting on the same date around the same time will work in your favor but if your schedule doesn’t allow for that, I wouldn’t overthink it. If you ever need any advice feel free to reach out to me on my channel or twitter. I respond to everyone that posts on my videos and most twitter people.

Chris Sanders

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New Ghostbusters Cartoon Coming in 2018 Already Better than 2016 Movie -Opinion

Looks like there’s going to be a new Ghostbusters cartoon coming in 2018. Currently titled Ghostbusters Ecto Force, the new film aims to send the Ghostbusters into future as it takes place in 2050. It features an all new team that will be taking the Ghostbusters on tour as this series will take place around the world so the busters can team up with other Ghostbusting teams. My analysis can be seen below and by analysis I mean pure speculation since details are paper thin. Enjoy!

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In my opinion this concept already sounds better than what we’re getting with this new movie. It’s staying true to the Ghostbusters mythos rather than erasing it with a reboot. The Real Ghostbusters cartoon was an important part of my childhood and The Extreme Ghostbusters helped usher me into manhood. I can only hope that Ghostbusters Ecto Force helps me deal with the stress of mortgages, balding and an oncoming midlife crisis. DANG KIDS. GET OFF MY LAWN….AND LEAVE MY ECTO COOLER ALONE!

About Ghostbusters Ecto Force

What was I talking about? Oh yes, Ghostbusters Ecto Force… as a bonus it’s being produced by the same team that brought us the Ghostbusters in the first place. As long as they treat it with the love and care that the rest of the series iterations have been provided I’m not sure where they go wrong. Let’ just hope the ill-fated 2016 movie doesn’t bomb so hard that the backers of this project don’t go running for the hills leaving the project in limbo. (No pun intended.)

What’s one thing from the Ghostbuster Franchise you want to see carried over into this new cartoon? I’m hoping for Melissa McCarthy! Who’s with me? Okay…Fine just get me more of that sweet sweet Ecto Cooler.

-Chris

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