Warner Bros: Having watched every single attempt at its franchises completely fail to gain any serious traction, Warner Bros ultimately decides to throw up its hands and greenlight the start of its Looney Tunes Cinematic Universe features. It’s a huge hit and immediately makes all of the money. Superman is immediately cancelled from movies forever.
Marvel Studios: The first cracks in the armor of Marvel appears (assuming you ignore Iron Fist, Inhumans, Thor: The Dark World, and Edward Norton as the Hulk) when the Loki series turns out to just be home footage of Chris Hemsworth wearing props from the films running around and saying “I’m Loki, blaugh.” He doesn’t even play Loki in the films. He’s not even using Loki props.
Sony Pictures: With two actually well-reviewed Spider-man pictures under their belt, Sony pivots to be all Spider-man, all the time. This includes Spider-man being inserted into unrelated films, including an Oscar-worthy historical picture about Joan of Arc which now features her best friend Pierre le Parc, l’homme d’araignée.
Disney: Since you people spent money on all of those godawful live-action remakes of Disney animated films, Disney announces animated remakes of its live-action remakes of animated films. Thanks, I hate it.
Overpowered Media: Basically just What Are You Playing, but more.
Bonus question: Were you involved in any youth sports when you were a kid? If so, what sports?
Andy McAdams: I’m not 100% sure – I’ve been feeling a little burned out playing so much Final Fantasy XIV, so I’m going to play some and I’ll probably try to fill the rest of the weekend with something else.
I was one of those “my Sport is your sport’s punishment” cross-country runners.
Chris Neal (@wolfyseyes, blog): Welp, that there No Man’s Sky update is callin’ me out to those space-dusty trails an’ wide open vacuum spaces. Time to saddle up my metal horse an’ rid on into that there distant sunset. Or is that a supernova? Oh crap! There’s also going to be continued casual flopping about in Final Fantasy XIV, and I went ahead and bought a truly silly early access game called Fight Crab, which sees you controlling various crab species wielding weapons like swords and the like. It looks hilariously janky and I can’t wait to try it out for a laugh.
I was one of those art club/drama club/marching band nerds through my schooling years. The most athletic I ever got was the forced nonsense they made us do in P.E.
Eliot Lefebvre (@Eliot_Lefebvre, blog): My time with FFXIV is nowhere near an end, but some of the ferocity of my early push through the game has quieted down as we move close to the two-month marker; while part of me would really like to be finished with more of my leveling faster, another part of me is happy to let it linger a bit longer. Other than that I intend to watch a movie or two and probably start focusing more on a single-player title; I have a backlog.
When I was young, I basically insisted that I be allowed to play in little league. I had absolutely no talent for the sport and hated actually playing it, another in my long list of things that I attempted in the hopes of connecting with my peers that didn’t actually work in the slightest.
Justin Olivetti (@Sypster, blog): One title I’ve been trying out as of late is an emulator for The Chronicles of Spellborn. I missed the boat on this oddball fantasy MMO and want to see what it was like. I’m also going to roll up a character on Dungeons & Dragons Online’s new hardcore permadeath server to see how long I can go before biting the big one.
I was a soccer kid through and through. When the World Cup came to the US, I was pumped.
Tyler Edwards: After years away, I’m giving Neverwinter another try to see how things have changed post-Uprising. So far, it doesn’t look like much has changed at all. They really over-hyped this update.
Sports and I do not mix. I tried various forms of it as part of my school’s phys ed class and was terrible at all of them. The only thing I was ever decent at was being goalie in soccer, mainly because I’m the kind of crazy idiot who doesn’t care who much he injures himself as long as he stops the ball. Also I did like swimming a lot, but never did it in any kind of organized format.