Two Iconic Videos

Recently two of my favorite artists both released some of the best music videos of the respective careers. Some (like myself) might even call them iconic.

First we have Ariana Grande with thank u, next the years newest (breakup, or self-love depending on your interpretation) anthem:

Those of us who grew up in the 2000s will recognize all the movies she pay homage to from Mean Girls, to Bring It On, 13 Going on 30, and Legally Blonde. Along some hilarious and awesome cameos.

 

The second video is by none other than rap Queen Nicki Minaj for her song Good Form (ft. Lil Wayne):

It’s your standard club booty shaking anthem, but with the video she does was she does best rapping excellently while showing us her “good form” along with some other baddies that she brings along for the ride. Think of it as Anaconda’s younger (and possibly better depending on who you ask) sister.

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Spider-Man: Turf Wars

Spider-Man: Turf Wars DLC picks up where the last one left us. It’s still more of the same, which isn’t to say that it is bad just a little less exciting.

Screwball is still around. And this time you have optional Hammerhead Fronts to take down (basically the Demon Hideouts from the main game). Be prepared for a random difficulty spike in the Fronts compared to the rest of the game.

The story of this episode has us working with Captain Yuri Watanabe (who becomes a more fleshed out character) going up against crime boss Hammerhead as he attempts to consolidate his hold on the Maggia crime family and return them to former glory. There’s a lot more action in this story and we once again get a new enemy type. Hammerhead has equipped some mob guys with left behind Sable tech including jet packs and energy shields making for quite a few hectic fights. All this leads to an intense final battle which leaves us with another interesting ending.

I’m not quite sure what the last DLC episode will entail but I’m excited to see what happens.

Pro’s:
Darker story

Con’s:
Short
Random difficulty spike in Hammerhead Fronts

I give it a 7/10.

Spider-Man: The Heist

The first of 3 post-game DLC planned for Marvel’s Spider-man (PS4) is a short but (mostly) sweet swing back into the wonderful world of the game.

In the DLC you get to chase after and sometimes partner up with fan favorite the Black Cat.  The main crux of the story which is about 3 hours total, is quite literally it’s namesake a heist perpetrated by Black Cat for reasons that Spider-man has to figure out. Throughout the story you’ll get to learn more about their backstory, and there’s definitely some interesting toying with our expectations. There’s also a side story that adds some more depth to a character which I won’t spoil here.

While Black Cat is the breakout star of this DLC, MJ makes an appearance along with the return of wacky adversary Screwball, and some nice short convos with Miles Morales. While I wish the DLC was longer I guess it’s a good thing to leave us wanting more, and I’m interested to see how if it all the next DLC episodes deal with where we left off.

 

Pro’s:
Black Cat!
A new enemy faction
Cool, if somewhat predictable side story

Con’s:
Short

 

I give it a 8/10.

Home With You

Can’t go with you
Won’t go with you

But would you even ask me to

Convincing myself that I can’t have you

At least not in that way
You made that quite clear that day

There’s the part that wants more
And the part that knows I’ll only get less

So for now I’ll just say you do you
And tell myself I won’t be going home with you