Was Astroworld Really the Best Album that Dropped Last Week?

Hello everybody and welcome back to my the Mid-American page. I know some of you are looking at the title and thinking, “Is this guy serious?” Well just stay tuned and look at this mini review I give of two albums that dropped last week.

Last Friday, the long awaited Astroworld album dropped last week. Travis Scott has been working on this for quiet some time and many people, myself included, have been sitting on pins and needles waiting for this bad boy to come out. I saw the track list and features and instantly got excited.

I did enjoy the entire album, but the more and more I listen I feel like this could have been better. Now I can’t put a finger on it, but there is something missing. My personal favorites from the album are “Carousel”, “Wake Up”, “NC-17”, and “Yosemite”. Personally, I did not go crazy for “Sicko Mode”, but the I do love the best drop it. The Astroworld merch was amazing. It was a lot better than the album. I could help but cop two shirts.. However, I do give the album a 8/10.

Now, the second album that dropped that day completely stole the spotlight from Travis (for me, at least) was Mac Miller’s Swimming.

Mac has been through some shit from losing his girl to a DUI charge. It makes me extremely happy that he has come back swinging and I think he knocked it out of the park. The best way for me to describe this album is that old Mac and new Mac had a love child. This album has amazing bars, a good flow, and just a very mellow vibe. Personal favorites from this album are “Self Care”, “Dunno”, “2009”, and “So It Goes”. This is the first Mac Miller album I’m going to give a 10/10.

What did you think of the albums that were dropped last week? Let us know in the comments! As always thank you for spending a part of your Friday with me. Stay tuned for more fresh daily content from myself and the rest of the Mid-American crew.

Video Games That Need Remastered or Brought Back

Hello everybody and welcome back to the Mid-American page. I typed this article before Friday; therefore, I cannot do an “Astroworld” review like I wanted. Instead, I have noticed that many games are getting remastered and even a new game. It is apparent that game developers are starting to go for the nostalgic feel and it is selling. Games like Crash Bandicoot and Spyro have made a comeback and here is some games that I do believe would sell just as well.

Any NCAA Games Ever

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This would is extremely obvious. We are all ready for college sports games to be back because there is something about them that is just simply captivating. From creating schools, players, coaches, and turning around programs, the game has it all. Fellow writer, Aaron, wrote about the football aspect of it. While football was fun as hell, even the basketball and baseball games were just as good. The games are still highly popular on Youtube and they even go to crazy heights to recreate the NCAA games. Go ahead EA, stop being assholes. We are ready.

Twisted Metal

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This whacky derby style game was crazy fun. It was extremely fun just bashing other cars and friends for hours on end. we got a remake for the PS3, but it’s time for a new one. We need more cars and maps. It would be cool if they could do a collaboration with modern TV shows and figures.

Nicktoons Racing

Another game I would spend hours on he computer playing. It rumored that we are getting a remake of this game with a combination of old and new characters and tracks. I truly hope they do not rip off Mario Kart but we will see.

Backyard Sports

We have had Backyard for Xbox 360 and PS3, but it was truly half assed. The last good one was Backyard Baseball for the PS2. It would be fun playing with all the new age athletes combined with our beloved characters like Pablo Sanchez, Keisha Phillips, and Pete Wheeler. I would buy the gamut of games if they remade them right now.

Super Mario Strikers

This game was brought back to memory on a recent road trip to Cincinnati. This game was fun as hell and super hard. It was always heated because the game is super fast paced. Imaging it on a new platform, the Switch, would be outstanding.

Any Fox Animation Domination Cartoon

A new Simpsons, Family Guy, or even bring us an American Dad or Bob’s Burgers game would be amazing. I am mainly calling for a new Simpson’s: Hit and Run game. I would spend hours playing this game and never got tired of it. For Family Guy, all their games have been kind of half assed and truly have amazing potential. I would personally love an American Dad or Bob’s Burger free roam type of game.

What do you think? What games would you like to see remastered or brought back? Let us know in the comments! Thank you for spending apart of your Friday with me and the rest of the Mid-American crew. As always, stay tuned in for more fresh daily content.

Last Chance U: Season 3 Review

Hello everybody and welcome back to the Mid-American page. If you’re like me, you have already binge watched all of Netflix’s original series, Last Chance U. The whole show is based on the JUCO football, the staff, the players, the fans and the town they’re in. It is an amazing show and I highly recommend it. This article may contain spoilers.

New College

This season they went to Independence Community College in Independence, Kansas. This is extremely different because Independence is not know for winning, unlike the other two seasons at East Mississippi. Independence has not won a conference championship since 1987 and was kind of a laughing stock. However, that was mainly due to Kansas had a rule limiting only 20 out of state recruits.

New Coach

I’m gonna go ahead and say it, I hate Buddy Stevens. This dude a straight asshole, but the new coach, Jason Brown, makes me want to run through a brick wall. He’s a guy from the Compton area, I don’t believe I need to say more.

New Players

For the most part, I love every player on this team. They are relatable and super talented. Way more talented than any teams in seasons past. They found themselves to be their own worst enemy and really only beat themselves. Now, Ronald Ollie is the GOAT, but Bobby Bruce and Carlos Thompson gives him a run for his money.

This season was by far my favorite. It’s more exciting and the stories are better. The absence of Ms. Wagner hurt the show to me, but that’s just because she’s hot and caring. So go give this season a shot!

What did you think of this season? Let us know in the comments! As always thank you for spending apart of your Friday with me and the rest of the Mid-American crew! Stay tuned for more fresh daily content.

Slim Chickens- A One-Visit Review

Hello everybody and welcome back to the Mid-American page. As I am sure you all have noticed, we are all doing food reviews on a place we have hardly ate at. Therefore, I took my lovely girlfriend, Lyric, to the new Slim Chickens in Ashland, Kentucky.

The Chicken and Fries

The chicken was a delightful surprise. This chicken chain competes with the big dogs (Zaxby’s and Raising Canes) and I think they have them beat. The chicken is very juicy and lightly breaded and is just a delight. The fries were pretty good. They were crisp and had the perfect amount of salt. It gained the Lyric Bair score of a 9/10 and the fries got a 7/10.

The Sauces

If you’re like me, the sauce can make or break a meal. Slim Chickens features a ton of sauce you can choose from. I selected their signature Slim sauce and cayenne ranch. The Slim sauce had a very weird taste to me, but it grew on me in the end. Now the cayenne ranch had a very good taste with a slight kick to it. Lyric chose the Slim sauce and normal ranch. She hated the Slim sauce, but the ranch may have been the best ranch we’ve ever had.

Dessert

Slim Chickens also feature jar deserts with all sorts of flavors. Lyric and I chose the strawberry cheesecake jar. This was a flavorful explosion with fresh strawberries, strawberry cheesecake chunks, and whip cream. This somehow got the Lyric rate of 6/10, but it gets the 10/10 from me.

If you have yet, go check out Slim Chickens. If you have had Slim Chickens, let us know what you think about it in the comments! As always thank you for spending apart of your Friday with the Mid-American Crew and I. Stay tuned for more fresh daily content.

Things I am Looking Forward to from E3

Hello everybody and welcome back to the Mid-American page. This past week was what every gaming nerd looks forward to every year, E3. E3 is a big gaming conference in which all these big name companies announce new games and release more information on upcoming projects. This years conference really lacked all the “wows” that it normally has. However, there were somethings that looked very interesting to me.

Fallout 76

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As you can tell by one of my previous articles, I am very excited for this game. Bethesda announced this game will have a co-op mode and that the map is 4x the size of the Fallout 4 map (which is freaking massive). This game has the entire West Virginia area buzzing with local landmarks being featured such as Camden Park, the Greenbrier,  WVU, and New River Gorge. The game play looks flawless and will be amazing. Look for Fallout 76 on November 14th.

Elder Scrolls 6

Another big hitter for Bethesda. This is a game that almost all gamers have been waiting for. Unfortunately, we do not know much about it at this time, but we are definitely getting one.

Kingdom Hearts 3

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One of my personal favorite games of all-time. Kingdom Hearts is a Disney game where you go through a bunch of doors to different worlds and will need to help many of your beloved Disney characters. They announced that it will be available on Xbox, which I believe is a first. It looks like Disney did everything they could to add all the new characters and keep the old ones. They even included new vehicles which are actual cars from the rides at Disneyworld. Kingdom Hearts III will hit the shelves January 25th, 2019.

Halo Infinite

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For the love of God, do not fuck this one up. Please. Halo 5 was a damn train wreck. They tried extremely hard to make a love child between Call of Duty and Overwatch. Once again, we do not know much but we are getting a new Halo.

The Last of Us: Part II

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My second favorite game of all-time is getting a sequel and it is much deserved after the ending of the first one. The gameplay and graphics look beautiful, and the story seems interesting. Ellie seems to be a huge player in this and could make this game even more interesting. Look for the Last of Us sometime in 2019.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

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This game looks nothing short of amazing. All the old characters are back and they are bring us some new characters as well. I do not own a Switch yet, but this is going to make me buy one for sure. Gather your buddies and prepare for battle because Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. hits shelves December 7th.

What games are you excited for? Who won E3? Let us know down in the comments! Thank you again for tuning in on another Friday and as always, stay tuned in for fresh daily content from myself and the rest of the Mid-American crew!

 

The Reds Suck..

Hello everybody and welcome back to the Mid-American page. This week I traveled to Great American Ballpark to watch the Cincinnati Reds take on the Colorado Rockies. It isn’t a huge secret the Reds haven’t been good, but when you watch it in person, well, it’s ugly.

I’ve been a Reds fan for awhile now and you really saw this shift from good to just terrible once Dusty Baker was fired. Now the Reds are on their third manager in five years. Riggleman is doing an ok job but I don’t not see much success with him. The Reds have a lot of talent down in the farm system and really need to find a manager to help mold them.

The Reds have almost gotten rid of almost every assets from the good years. The only remaining players is all-star Joey Votto, Billy Hamilton and Homer Bailey. Joey Votto, in my opinion is the Ted Williams of our era. The Reds really just need to blow this whole thing up and buy into the farm system. Votto deserves better and needs out of there before his career is wasted. The Reds could get rid of Hamilton but I don’t not see the point because he is still moderately young and one of the best defensive outfielders, not to mention his unbelievable speed. Now Homer Bailey.. What a joke. Read Cory’s article about that one.

The Reds are in desperate need of a rebuild they do not look like they truly want to blow it up just yet. What do you think? Let’s us know down in the comments. Thank you for tuning in on this Friday and stay tuned into myself and the rest of the Mid-American crew for more fresh daily content.

What We Would Like to See in Fallout 76

Hello everybody, and welcome back to the Mid-American page. Just in case you live under a rock, Bethesda announced that there will be a new game in the Fallout series. Fallout is based in a post-apocalyptic America and you are usually searching for one person. These games are amazing and provide the player with hours upon hours of play time. Even though the announcement of this game really makes no sense because it took seven years for Fallout 4 and it has been seven years since Skyrim. However, I am not going to complain. There are many things Bethesda does well but here are some things we are wanting and expecting to see.

Online Mode

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Fallout has not had  great online options. However, the rumor is that Bethesda is going to tackle this one by putting an online survival mode. I truly hope this means a game kind of like the original H1Z1 and not a battle royale mode. It would give console gamers a new feel and interest. The battle royale thing is getting super played out since Fortnite and PUBG, plus Red Dead Redemption is rumored to have a battle royale mode.

Story Mode

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This story mode can be very different if they want. This is a huge prequel for this game because this game is going to take place 25 years after the bombs dropped. Also in the trailer, Country Roads is playing in the background which probably means this game will mainly take place in  West Virginia and it makes since due to the mentioning of Vault 76 in Fallout 3 being near the Virginia area. There is only one person shown in the trailer and this very well could be our bad guy. It will be interesting seeing how the wastelands look once we escape the vault.

The Detail and Easter Eggs

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This series is very rich in interesting settings and details. I hope they continue this in Fallout 76. In Fallout 4, one of the main cities was Diamond City. Diamond City was obviously paying homage to Fenway Park in Boston, and it looked beautiful. Given, there is not much to see in West Virginia, but they can make the country side look amazing. Another part they do good at is the Easter eggs. It is always refreshing to see something you recognize randomly in a game. This game is sort of an Easter egg itself. However, here is all the Easter eggs that were found in Fallout 4.

What would you like to see in Fallout 76? Let us know in the comments. Unfortunately, I do not think we will hear anything else for this game until E3. However, thank you for spending apart of your Friday and stay tuned in for more fresh daily content from me and the rest of the Mid-American crew,