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Finals of VXG 2013

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Jessica as Nathan Drake.

Everything comes to an end. Just like in Highlander there can only be one. One champ and sadly that isn’t me. That doesn’t mean I didn’t have a great time. I thank Lime, Fresh Mango, Smart Home Real Estate and JTV for allowing us to be able to test our skills against the best of the best in the Caribbean.

Allen4D getting on rude!!

Allen4D getting on rude!!

So let me start with the Call of Duty Black Ops 2 tournament. The competition came down to VI Killers and the PR Call of Duty Pros. The match was one sided. The pros came in and mopped up. We gave them a run for their money but that wasn’t enough. I learned that day winners win. Losers piss and moan. I learned that there is a difference between casual gamers and pro gamers. I came close but I can do better. So after the PR pros won I sat down with Allen4D and got some tips. You know I had to learn how to get better. The team that plays together wins together. Funny thing about the free for all tournament they also mopped up. At the end it was Allen4D against his own team mate. Talk about vibes!!!

Look at that score....epic

Look at that score….epic

After talking to the Host of the Call of Duty Black Ops 2 and Halo 4 tournament I was reassured they will be doing things different. Which is good because there was a lot of speed bumps along the way. I am just glad that they didn’t fold and gave up but stuck to their guns and gave us the best tournament we could of experienced. One thing that they could of done better was the elimination. Having to play good all the time is tough. Having a losers bracket would of helped but with 52 players and 6 xbox 360 isn’t good. So with Battlefield 4 and Call of Duty Ghost coming I need to be ready.

These Halo 4 matches was epic!

These Halo 4 matches was epic!

I lost $10 at this grudge match. St. Maarten vs USVI.

I lost $10 at this grudge match. St. Maarten vs USVI.

Now lets go over to the Fifa 2013 champ. Aruba vs Jamaica. I won’t lie I don’t play Fifa but watching these ,am play made me want to jump up and shout GOAL!!!!! It was a neck and neck match. These man was playing like their life was on the line. Then like a woman giving birth a loud scream broke through the room. Jamaica won!!! Let me tell you if you didn’t know they won you got to be deaf and dumb. These man had bull horn and flag… wait and then dem pop bottle!!!! I tell you $3000 for being the best says a lot. I was part of the celebration. Yeah you know Carib Gamer had to be up in that action!!

It was loud. Very LOUD...

It was loud. Very LOUD…

Celebration Jamaican Style!

Celebration Jamaican Style!

Did you know there was a Yu-Gi-Oh Tournament also. Yes these man was slapping cards on the table like they owed them money. You think these man was acting nice. Mehson man was in dem tank steady. Everyone that was there came hard. No one was half stepping. St. Lucia went home with $1000 easy.

Slap dem cards!!!

Slap dem cards!!!

All in all the VXG 2013 was a success. In my opinion certain things could have been done differently but it is what it is. Next year we will be ready and not be caught with our pants down. After that was the after party with Jah Cure. It was a free concert and the place was packed. You know that wasn’t my kind of scene so I went to the one place that allowed me to have it my way.

People for days..

People for days..

I love me some Burger King

I love me some Burger King

The last meal for the VXG 2013. Been craving that burger since I left the sates. Thing went down real good. I enjoyed the people at VXG 2013. I made friends and learned where I stand on the gamer scale. So next year HTKU and 340 clan will be one and out of that alliance we will be the BF4 champs and go home with the cash prize and bragging rights! Keep it locked with Video Footage to come!!!

Here are the standings for VXG 2013

Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3

1st – VXG.EMP| Flocker
2nd – AGE| Chris G.
3rd – coL| Filipino Champ
4th – GoldenBoyNeo
5th – VXG.EMP| IFC Yipes
5th – VXG.EMP| Dieminion 
7th – EG| PR Balrog
7th – VXG.EMP| KDZ

Super Street Fighter 4: Arcade Edition ver. 2012

1st – EG| PR Balrog
2nd – VXG.EMP| Dieminion
3rd – AvM| GamerBee
4th – AGE| Chris G.
5th – WW| Ryan Hart
5th – FNEX.EMP| KBrad
7th – VXG.EMP| DR Ray 
7th – Mike Ross

Injustice: Gods Among Us

1st – FNATIC| Perfect Legend
2nd – AGE| Chris G.
3rd – VXG.EMP| KDZ
4th – CGZ| Warchild
5th – GGA| Wafflez
5th – RG.EMP| CD Jr.
7th – EG| PR Balrog
7th – Curbolicious

Street Fighter x Tekken 2013

1st – AvM| GamerBee
2nd – VXG.EMP| Dieminion
3rd – VxG.EMP| Santhrax
4th – DGPL| Erikof
5th – RG.EMP| CD Jr.
5th – Mike Ross
7th – coL| Filipino Champ
7th – EG| PR Balrog

Mortal Kombat 9

1st – GGA| Dizzy
2nd – GGA| 16-Bit
3rd – GGA| Wafflez
4th – RG.EMP| CD Jr.
5th – AGE| Chris G.
5th – Curbolicious
7th – FNATIC| Perfect Legend
7th – DK Mitsurugi

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

1st – CT.EMP| Mew2King
2nd – Crossfire Will
3rd – DPGL| William
4th – Wilmenz
5th – Ermac
5th – Pane
7th – Thiel619
7th – VXG.EMP| DR Ray 

Super Smasn Bros. Melee

1st – CT.EMP| Mew2King
2nd – VXG.EMP| DR Ray 
3rd – DR Congre
4th – Crossfire Will
5th – Ermac
5th – Pheel
7th – Goku
7th – Dr. Wil

King of Fighters 13

1st – DGPL| Crossover
2nd – DGPL| Erikof
3rd – AGE| Chris G.
4th – VXG.EMP| DR Ray 

Tekken Tag Tournament 2

1st – TRV| Fuko
2nd – MI| JustFrameJames
3rd – MI| Fighting GM
4th – LUYP| RIP

FiFa 2013

1st – SB.EMP| Kill Them 
2nd – Gloshes
3rd – SXM| Barnier
4th – SB.EMP| Jamaican Shhh
5th – SB.EMP| Jamaican Star
5th – ZyeBoss
7th – Ju_SXM
7th – SB.EMP| SivlerBird77

NBA 2K13

1st – Joe
2nd – Xx_ILIK3EGGZ_xX
3rd – CGZ | Deh vi Souljah
4th – Mr_Showoff
5th – 4evax.mafia o
5th – Sunny11297
7th – CGZ | VlxW2TDsxTamio
7th – Eljah

Halo 4

1st – Suraj Uttamchandani
2nd – VXG.EMP Samantha “Persia” Hancock 
3rd – Hosea Lynch
4th – Nigel Peterson
5th – Jeremiah Van Putten
5th – Andrew Rombley
7th – Stephen Buncamper
7th – Charles Heemsek

Call of Duty: Black Ops II

1st – TSD.EMP| Allan “Allan 4D” Salgado 
2nd – TSD.EMP| Carlos “ReLy V” Vargas 
3rd – Mathis Hodge
4th – Jeremiah Van Putten
5th – TSD.EMP| Junito “NuVoo” Padilla 
5th – Stefano Maretti
7th – VXG.EMP| Micheal “IFC Yipes” Mendoza
7th – Jonathan Cosmo

Super Smash Bros. Brawl (Teams)

1st – Team NY/NJ: CT.EMP| Mew2King + CrossFire Will
2nd – Team Dr. Wills
3rd – Team Double Flash: Tito + Jam
4th – Team Chocolate Thunder
5th – Team Tuna Pee: Brutal Curves + Virzi
5th – Team Moses: Pane + Phil
7th – Team Enfusys
7th – Team Valentines: Pyscho + Oca

Call of Duty: Black Ops II (3v3) 

1st – Team: EMP| The Stand 
2nd – Team: VSL
3rd – Team: CGZ | VI Killaz
4th – Team: NewBread
5th – Team: 758
5th – Team: Go
7th – Team: Trial
7th – Team: EMP| Persia

Halo 3 (3v3)

1st – Team: UOENO
2nd – Team: Unorthodox
3rd – Team: The Losers
4th – Team: EMP| The Stand 
5th – Team: Saviours
5th – Team: EMP| Persia 
7th – Team: Nemesis

The Team I am gunning for next year

The Team I am gunning for next year. The Stand.

Epic Smash Bros. match...

Epic Smash Bros. match…

Winner of the Street Fighter X Tekken Tournament

Winner of the Street Fighter X Tekken Tournament

VXG 2013 Day 1 & 2 coverage

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VXG 2013 is in full effect. I am one happy camper. But we came to win and that seem to be on everyone’s mind also. So to kick things off we all gathered to hear a special message from the CEO of VXG Rolando.

Time to run game!!!! but a little word from important people first.

Time to run game!!!! but a little word from important people first.

One thing that I must say is that St. Maarten government respect the gamers. The speech was about the relationship between tourism and sponsoring events of this magnitude goes hand and in hand. So it only makes sense to lend a helping hand both financially and physically. So we got a great speech from the Prime Minister of St. Maarten the Hon. Sarah Westcot Williams.

Spend your money please!

Spend your money please!

Gamers ready to win this thing....My competition..

Gamers ready to win this thing….My competition..

So after the not so long speech we was set free to get this thing started. Which let me say it is a bad idea to have a bunch of systems in front of gamers and expect them to be patient. Like holding a slice of cake in front of a fat kid and expect them to behave. Other than that I was ready to get my game on.

The Honorable standing with sponsors and some cosplay girls

The Honorable standing with sponsors and some cosplay girls

The tournament started with Black Ops and already the problems started. Yeah HTKU came to run some team matches and they decided to put Team players in a free for all match. Yes that makes no sense. Being the soldiers we are we did it nonetheless. We played against some of the top players in the world in the first shot. I am talking about dudes sponsored by the game developers. Did we lose. Yes but we gave them one hell of a fight. Blake came in third, Timothy came in fourth, Clark and I came in fifth. There was others under us but it was a close match. What would you expect. Playing a free for all match against your own friends no one wins. So the “star players” went on ahead in that and we waited to play again. That didn’t happen. So much people was there to play caught them off guard. So while they was getting their crap together I decided to catch some of the other games that was going on.

6 Xbox 360 machines. 48 gamers. Chaos.

6 Xbox 360 machines. 48 gamers. Chaos.

Knal,Kemo and Kevon with the EVO champ.

Kemo, Knal and Kevon with the EVO champ Dominion next to Mark.

One thing that was very interesting was the ladies. Cosplay was on all. I am not kidding. I had to do a double take couple times.

All natural. Nuff said.

All natural. Nuff said.

You dem man had to get up close and personal.

You dem man had to get up close and personal.

The funny thing about sexy women in game characters cloths you think it men would be drooling all over the place. WRONG. Gamers was more focused on the games. We came to win. Play hard or go home. Which I must say made me change my mind set. I will be coming home a different man. Day one I realized that being a pro means dedication. These guys are serious gamers. We are casual gamers. They understand every aspect of the game. Now with the knowledge and skill these pros have I feel I can take them down. Seriously. We came close in the Free for All. We only played once because of the amount of players there. Which made me mad. Needed to redeem myself. Which brings me to day 2.

The team that knocked us out. Pro MLG Team from Puerto Rico

The team that knocked us out. Pro MLG Team from Puerto Rico. Also they were sponsored by one of the team developers of Treyarch. So yeah….

The day I was waiting for. I woke up that morning ready to battle. Then when I sat in front of that system I saw these guys roll in the room. I thought to myself we can take them. Then the match begun. It was going good for a while then the ref shouted “STOP THE MATCH!” I was like wha happen now. One of our team members used a gun that was illegal to use. Lucky for us they didn’t disqualify us. But that killed our momentum. Then the pros got their second wind. We fought hard but couldn’t win. Sadly that was a mistake that cost us the game because we was winning. We was beating the pros. So we got knocked to the losers bracket. I felt good. Playing the best and nearly won. Now being at these tournaments II learned something. I always wondered how these man would be able to jump and shoot so easily in the game.

I present to you the Scuf Gaming controllers.

I present to you the Scuf Gaming controllers.

These guys have a secret weapon. These buttons are mapped to the X  and O. Which is jump and crouch or knife if you use tactical preset. So when you see these man instead of crouching these man jumping like crack heads. So you know I had a remedy for that. Shoot high. Simple. I just couldn’t figure out how they was doing it so easily. Then I saw that most of the gamers was using the MLG Pro controller. The fighters was using the Fight Sticks. It seem that anything that can give you the edge they will use it. What we call cheesing and camping are well known methods to win. A pussy way of winning but they use it. So once again we fought our way back in but got taken out by the pros. It was like we just couldn’t beat them. They knew that we was coming and was ready. I spoke with them and learned that the way we play BF3 is the exact way they play Black Ops 2. Something I don’t do but can be done. Which made me feel good. Knowing that we played the best and came close. Just need to be ready for next year. Call of Duty Ghost and Battlefield 4 for VXG 2014. So you know I going hard!!!

Cardiff doing his ting!!!

Cardiff doing his ting!!!

Macklin the beast repping the BVI!!!

Macklin the beast repping the BVI!!!

Kemo in a match up!!

Kemo in a match up!!

Kevon told me he never going with the fight stick!! Fight on my HTKU brother!!

Kevon told me he never going with the fight stick!! Fight on my HTKU brother!!

So I took a trip over the other side to see how the fighters are doing and they are doing well but not great. From what I saw these man fighting like machines. Pulling moves like they have psychic powers. Anticipate your move before you even start. So coming next year is a must. This is where you know where you stand as a gamer. Changes the way you play. Make you a better player. Nuff time I hear man say they are the best but when you put them in a room and they see the level these man are on makes you poop your pants. Now you know me I am a HTKU leader and I laugh at that. I rather go down fighting than make you think you better than me. The cool thing is that these guys actually respect us. They saw us roll in with our shirts ready for battle. They knew we wasn’t a push over. I asked these man how much hours they play and they told me that is what they do for a living. Holy crap on a stick!!!!!! I need to step up my game. These man eat and sleep gaming. So if I need to beat these man I need to be dedicated.

Me with Team Empire Arcadia

Me with Team Empire Arcadia

This is an example of the amount of dedicated players. This team house some the top pros in the world. Something that we as Caribbean players should be proud of. You know RepVI.com and Carib Gamer got the footage for you to see.

Caribbean Game Zone, RepVI and Carib Gamer hard at work

Caribbean Game Zone, RepVI and Carib Gamer hard at work

Once we get all this footage sort out we will be posting it for ya. Of course we did much more than play games. Gonna end off this blog with some other photos. Will be posting the finals later tonight so keep it locked!!

Kitana. Yes.

Kitana. Yes.

We have Lara Croft for Tomb Raider, Shiva for Mortal Kombat and Cat Woman from Injustice

We have Lara Croft for Tomb Raider, Shiva for Mortal Kombat and Cat Woman from Injustice

I have no idea who she was but she is a beast!!

I have no idea who she was but she is a beast!!

Sonesta Maho Beach Resort. Beautiful place for gaming!

Sonesta Maho Beach Resort. Beautiful place for gaming!

Getting our snacks to watch Wolverine in 3D...Good movie!!

Getting our snacks to watch Wolverine in 3D…Good movie!!

VXG 2013 The Journey

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So I know you are wondering where is the Epic Naruto 322 review…. Well I am travelling to St. Maarten for the annual Video X Games 2013. Right now with my HTKU brothers ready for battle. I want to take this time to send a special thank you to Bob McKay from Fresh Mango and Sean Augustine from Lime. I remember the thought of coming to VXG 2013 would of been a huge under taking. I already made up my mind to go with the rest of the gamers in the British Virgin Islands. Then after speaking to Bob McKay from Fresh Mango inspired me to keep pushing for sponsorship. Bob made me realize that as a gamer I can show my talent on a professional level. Then my friend Glen had a problem with his internet line and we as gamers took the complaint on facebook. Then something happened. Something amazing. The head manager for Lime saw our distress and decided to help us. Then a great relationship was born. Lime started to listen to us the gamers about our internet speed. Then I told them about the trip we planned for the VXG 2013 and they decided to help us.

Here we are at St. Maarten Airport..

Here we are at St. Maarten Airport.

The trip to St. Maarten was quick and painless. Liat was late as usual but there was a man who seem to hate soap and water. Had the place so rank the stewardess had to spray air freshener. Seriously.

At the Sonesta Maho Resort Hotel. Very nice place to stay.

At the Sonesta Maho Resort Hotel. Very nice place to stay.

The game tournaments start Friday July 27th 2013 and I will be updating my blog with pics and info of this event. RepVI will be recording the event also so check us out over there also. HTKU and Versus will be bringing home the top prize. I watched some exhibition matches today and was really impressed but won’t back down. Will stand my ground and bring my “A” game.

Thank You again Fresh Mango and Lime for you contribution and Support!!

Playing the tournament in style

Playing the tournament in style

Lime Teams Up With Carib Gamer for VXG 2013

Gaming Partnership! Mr. Kareem Nelson Hull, LIME’s Head of Department for Marketing and Corporate Communications, British Virgin Islands and Turks and Caicos Islands (left) and Russell Jones Jr. President of Carib Gamer. .

The Virgin Islands gaming community is very excited about the upcoming Video X Game Festival which takes place in St. Maarten next week.
A team of 11 drawn from the local Carib Gamer group will represent the Virgin Islands against other gamers from around the Caribbean, Europe and the United States.
The team includes experienced gamers Rohan Belsujet, Knal Thomas, Clark Baptist, Cardiff Wheatley, Glenn Cherubim, Cardiff Wheatley, Kevon Findley, Timothy Emmanuel and President of Carib Gamer, Russell Jones.
LIME has connected with Carib Gamer to sponsor the team’s participation at the event, which takes place from July 25th to the 28th. The event will see a number of entertainment activities with headline performance from Jah Cure.
LIME’s BVI General Manager, Mr. Sean Auguste stated that the partnership between LIME and Carib Gamer began simply when the gamers needed more internet speed for their gaming functions.
“LIME stepped up into the game, so to speak, and delivered what they needed. This talented group of young men are able to transfer their passion for gaming into a competitive action and in turn will allow the BVI to be represented in an arena that was little heard of years ago,” Mr. Auguste explained.

He added, “Many may judge the actions of these men who play games, but as a company we are here to provide whatever services our customers need and that’s what we have done and will continue to do. The fact that we are able to support the Virgin Islands community in this way shows our commitment to your goals and proves that we are the best for the fastest internet connection from Horse Shoe Reef to Sopher’s Hole.”

A whopping $50,000 in cash prizes are up for grabs and the winners will gain automatic qualification to compete in the nationals in the United States.

Some of the local gamers attending the Video X Game Festival which takes place in St. Maarten from July 25th to the 28th.
 

“Gaming has really taken off internationally and we do have pro-gamers in the Territory, some of whom will be attending the upcoming tournament,” Jones told BVI Platinum News.
He stated that Carib Gamer has always been committed to bringing fun entertainment to the community and has also donated their services to schools, providing a safe and exciting avenue for all.

While there might be questions about the importance of gaming, Jones and Carib Gamer believes that video gaming is an industry filled with career opportunities for IT technicians, research and development, analysts, designers and producers.

Carib Gamer is on a mission to bring the Caribbean community of gamers together and has held activities, including tournaments locally to stimulate interest in the industry.

So we will make sure to bring home the cash prize and the trophy!! Thank you Lime and Fresh Mango for your support!!!

 

Naruto Shippuuden 321 review

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Finally something to look forward to on Thursday. Naruto is back. Boy did they bring it back. So for those who read the manga act surprised. So here we have “Madara” aka Obito leading a small unit of reanimated Jinchuuriki somewhere in the bush. Also the different areas of battle are being over run with confusion and distrust. Who will save them. Who will turn the tides of battle.

Here is the plan. Anyone who leaves the circle is considered an enemy.

Here is the plan. Anyone who leaves the circle is considered an enemy.

NARUTO!!!! Coming to save the day. That is right baby. No more side stories. No more flash backs. It is all about Naruto once again. We have the hero jumping through the bush to meet up with the Masked Man. While he is doing that his clones are going to the different battle zones to help turn the tide to the ninja alliance.

A persistent piss. I need to use that one day when I am late for a meeting.

A persistent piss. I need to use that one day when I am late for a meeting.

So like a boss that Naruto is he got to each point and gave a helping hand to everyone. I especially liked the part when he helped Hinata. She is so hot I hope Naruto totally do her. You know leave Sakura and go for her.

Don't worry baby. I got you.

Don’t worry baby. I got you.

So with everything finally going their way you would of think nothing can go wrong. Nothing possibly can go south. WELL WELL!!! This is when things get so interesting i literally ran like a little girl who saw Hannah Montana for the first time at a concert. So we have the mummy dude out in the desert casting a summoning jutsu.

I wonder who he could be calling right now.

I wonder who he could be calling right now.

The door didn't even open good. My boy bust through like a true and living BOSS!!!!!

The door didn’t even open good. My boy bust through like a true and living BOSS!!!!!

So who could this be but the one and only Madara. The second baddest man in the Narutoverse. You ask who is the number one. Itashi of course. Save that argument for another time. So what is interesting here Madara said that “he” finally got Nagato to use the Bring back to life jutsu on him. Sorry I can’t remember the name of the jutsu right now. Then realized instantly what type of jutsu was used. I mean this dude is way to bad to be dead. I mean these ninjas now living is pussy compared to these past ninjas. I am serious. These man was breed for war. One Uchiha look like he can destroy the world. Epic. Anyway let me move on.

My boy sweating bullets. Can't believe Madara is in front of him... Talk about a nightmare come to life.

My boy sweating bullets. Can’t believe Madara is in front of him… Talk about a nightmare come to life.

LIKE A BOSS.COM

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LOOK MAN START BAWLING!! I am totally geeking out right about now. I was watching this and felt like holding my PC close. Thank You Naruto for making my morning. So when the episode came to an end I was waiting to see what we will be seeing next. OMG the next episode will be MASS!!!!!!!!!

Look Naruto you is my boy but  HE IS WAY OUT OF YOUR LEAGUE!!!

Look Naruto you is my boy but HE IS WAY OUT OF YOUR LEAGUE!!!

Episode 322 will be awesome. No Epic. No awesomely epicness. We got a glimpse of the fight scene and this man literally went in hard. I mean like a demon this man roll on these man turf like they was mister roger in the make believe world.

Epic Nerdgasme.....

Epic Nerdgasme…..

So till the next episode stay frosty………..

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pacific Rim Review

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Anime fans rejoice! This is a live action Gundam movie. Go watch it. For those who don’t know what Gundam is and probably have no idea what a Kaiju is then I will translate it for you.

I loved playing games like Zone of the Enders

Great Mech Game!

Great Mech Game!

And watching mech anime such as Mobile Suit Gundam, Bubble Gum Crisis and of course the cult classic Voltron. Don’t worry this is a spoiler free review. I really think this movie can get a video game adoption or even a series. So lets get into the heart of the movie. What is a Kaiju? Is it a killer rabbit from the planet Hibiscus? Sadly no LOL “Kaiju (怪獣 kaijū?) is a Japanese word that literally translates to “strange beast”. However, the word Kaiju has been universally translated and defined into English as “monster” or “giant monster”. I know what you are thinking…Hong Kong, Giant Monsters There can only be one translation for this. Godzilla. Yes I know I was totally thinking the same thing. All through the movie I was hoping to see him on the side sipping some lemonade saying to King Kong ” These young monsters with dem fancy CG animation. In my day we had strings and oversized costumes!”

What they did was bring a familiar concept and added their own flavor to the monster versus mech movie. I know those who watch Anime will know this very well. The fight scenes are great. The characters are not oscar worthy but did a great job bringing you into their world and their situation. Which brings me to how they pilot the mechs. Two minds become as one. I love it. It adds a whole new level of pilot and co pilot. This brings a level of drama to the movie that makes you think about your relationship with friends and family. Do we ever forget. Memories that haunt us for the rest of our lives. What ever you have hidden deep inside of your head the other one will see. Basically they see each others thoughts.

If you are a person who loves a great story, mechs, action and a splash of comedy then this movie is for you. Now if you want a well thought out story that involves a dictionary and user manual to figure out the plot then this is not your movie. This is what I call Godzilla 2013. Everything about it reminds me of the simple concept of Monster vs Man. I give this movie a Huge B+.

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