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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How To Be Super Confident – A Motivational Video for Shy People

If you are shy but would like to also be super confident, this motivational video on how to be confident will help you!

How To Be Super Confident Around People

Let’s be real, having confidence is one of those things that people claim is easy but can be quite terrifying. Some people have extreme social anxiety and others just don’t like socializing. The key to unlocking your ability to be confident around people is trial and error. The more you do it, the less you fear rejection and the better you become.

Getting over the initial fear is also difficult but once you realize that socializing, even awkwardly, won’t kill you, it gets easier. It’s also great to note that most people, believe it or not, want to see you succeed. This becomes more apparent once you get out of high school so if this is you, be patient. (Also if you are in High School and think it sucks…you are not alone.)

Build Your Confidence

At the end of the day only you can save you from low self-confidence. You have to believe in yourself, arm yourself with tools that will make you more interesting, charming or any other self affirming adjective and you will be well on your way to a better you!

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Also watch WATAMOTE. It’s an anime that will leave you feeling much better about your situation.

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.

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Proof YouTube is NOT Going to Fix The YouTube Glitch [2016]

As many of you know, I am a YouTuber. This distinction means that I make YouTube videos, in particular I make about 3 videos every single week. I have posted consistently for 4 years and at first I expected this to be my career. Now, That will never happen.

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How To Succeed on YouTube and Immediately Fail

3 years ago I was riding high on the wave of having my videos debut on not only my favorite websites like Kotaku but also huge multimedia platforms like CNN and Forbes, needless to say I pretty much had this YouTube thing in the bag. I even won a national contest in 2013 where YouTube gave me $5,000 worth of equipment and educational courses.  You might be saying to yourself, “That sounds awesome!”  or “Ok, so what went wrong?”…The answer is YouTube went wrong.

Better people than me can complain about the YouTube algorithm and how it killed a lot of career’s in 2012 when they jumped to what was then known as “Cosmic Panda”. Instead of the system favoring videos with similar data, it favored videos based on general viewing habits and other unknown identifiers. Personally, this change destroyed my momentum and cut my views in half. I was angry but since it was happening to everyone I had no choice but to adapt. I made major changes on my channel and did everything they said to do, I cultivated playlists, I posted my videos on blogs, I chased trending topics but It didn’t work to restore me to the days when I was able to make a video about pooping and be guaranteed a couple thousand views.

My subscriptions grew regularly but my views stayed the same. At some points the views were dropping and rising at random. I was confused as to what I was doing wrong and made a video about the issues I was having. That video did pretty well and a few smaller and larger YouTubers gave me some advice on surviving in this new unfair environment. The solution? CLICKBAIT.

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THIS IS A CLICKBAIT TITLE: Clickbait Fixes Everything

I resisted this because in my mind clickbait was a dirty word and even dirtier tactic. Essentially it’s tricking people into clicking by using; deceit, mystery, illusions, over hype and really anything to get people to pay attention. However despite my feelings on the matter, I was curious so I tried it and it worked!  My views were on the up per average video with the exception of Live Streams, which are typically draw in a smaller but more dedicated audience. I was pretty happy with this but didn’t want to sacrifice my integrity so I used the tactic sparingly. Utilizing this and community sharing I was able to get a few videos to reach over 10,000 views with my base audience always kicking things off with a solid 1,000 views within the first day of the upload but that all came to a stop when my channel started getting hit with the YouTube glitch.

The YouTube Glitch Comes to Town

I remember it like it was yesterday. I uploaded a video about the Dr Strange 2016 movie trailer, a video topic that if timed right would usually get me about 10,000 plus views and usually 100 views after about 20 minutes. As a practice I make a point to reply to every comment that comes in within the first 2 hours so I walked away for about 30 minutes to breathe and when I came back ready to reply, just like I had been doing for the past few years, I was shocked to see that not only did the video have no comments but it also barely had 40 views. WTF? I reloaded the page a few times but what I was seeing was real.  I decided to re-upload the video and got the same results.  I thought maybe it’s just the topic is over saturated so I chilled and put out another video, this time on a much less crowded topic but the same thing happened. It was very evident that I had a problem.  I decided to look at my analytics and noticed something else that was quite peculiar.
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On top of this random loss of video delivery, I was also bleeding subscribers. I had loss about 40 that day and didn’t understand why because barley anyone got the last two videos and I hadn’t uploaded anything at all that day because of the strange behavior of my last two uploads.  I chose to reach out to YouTube for help since they had just provided me with a support rep. She said she didn’t see anything wrong with my channel but would forward the issue to technical support. Later that night I decided to upload another video and success! I got a couple thousand views and the comments were back too.  I was pretty satisfied and continued my uploading schedule.

On the front end things looked great but behind the scenes every single month that I was uploading videos I was losing more and more subscribers seemingly out of nowhere. In one month I lost 600 people with me losing the most people on days I hadn’t uploaded. None of my videos were getting high numbers of hate or dislikes and I was playing it pretty safe as far as topics go. Analytics data did not point to it being “dead/inactive accounts” and the numbers happening in such large quantities without being related to a particular upload date that I once again knew something was wrong. I contacted YouTube and was told a few things but overall the point was that I was informed that I was experiencing a glitch on my account. The YouTube glitch was taking my hard-earned subscribers each month at high numbers and naturally this resulted in lower average views and revenue across my videos. YouTube’s over arching reply? “We’re Working On It!”

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Will YouTube Actually Fix the YouTube Glitch in 2016?

Fast forward to the past 2 weeks and that issue where my videos don’t hit their usual numbers returned and then went away. I’m working to rebuild my daily average on my videos back to somewhere around 1,000 views and YouTube was hit with yet another glitch but this time it wasn’t just me. The bug took about 1,000 subscribers from me and close to 1 million for larger channels. YouTube claims they have addressed the bug and that the YouTube glitch is solved but in my experience it ‘s only a matter of time until comes back and just as likely that YouTube isn’t going to do anything to solve the problem.

It sucks to put all this hard work into something and seeing it destroyed by pure happenstance and the company that is responsible for it all continues to just provide canned responses and false promises. YouTube used to look a like opportunity to me and now it reminds of failure, lies and broken promises.

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YouTube Removed my video so here’s Screen Shots

YouTube removed my video on this topic for violating their new Terms of Service…So here’s all the screenshots they didn’t want you to see. I left out the service rep info just so no one got the wrong idea:

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