‘Captain Marvel’ Brings On the Girl Power

It only seems right that Captain Marvel is being released on 2019’s International Women's Day. Since 2008’s Iron-Man, Marvel has presented a good chain, albeit a bit short, of strong women characters starting with Pepper Potts. Black Widow became the first Marvel female superhero to grace the screens in Iron-Man 2 followed by Scarlet Witch, Gamora, Mantis, The Wasp, Okoye and Shuri. But today, Brie Larson heads the first female-driven superhero movie for Marvel Studios.

Let’s just get this out of the way – this movie packs a “girl power” punch without putting men down in the process. While their intentions are good, too many films try to present a message of female empowerment while emasculating men in the process. Sure, the opposite has been true for many years, but this is no way to move on with injustice and certainly isn’t a message that today’s girls need to here.

Marvel Studios has toyed with an “anything you can do, I can do better” attitude between its men and…

Now You Can Own Your Own Classic Arcade Game

Home arcade game consoles from Arcade1Up
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Pre-orders are now being taken for Arcade1Up’s new fully functional arcade cabinets sized for home use and packed with four classic games though themed under one game like Asteroids, Tempest and Centipede. Though slightly smaller than their original (and much pricer) counterparts, Arcade1Up games feature the same immersive full-color, hi-resolution display and authentic sounds that you’d expect along with the original arcade games’ control and button configurations. Each box is decorated with the orignal artwork designs as well. Each games stands at just under four feet tall. If that is too short for you, a separate riser can be purchased as well.

Centipede Arcade Game from Arcade1Up
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“Arcade1Up will transport you back to an era of button-mashing, neon lights and hours of addictive gaming fun," said Scott Bachrach, CEO of Tastemakers, LLC. “It is a unique experience and truly brings back retro gaming the way it was meant to be played!”

The five cabinets that are available include:

  • Atari®’s Centipede® Cabinet: Centipede®, Millipede®, Missile Command®, Crystal Castles®
  • Atari®’s Asteroids® Cabinet: Asteroids®, Tempest®, Major Havoc®, Lunar Lander®
  • Midway’s Rampage Cabinet: Rampage, Defender, Joust, Gauntlet
  • Capcom's Street Fighter II Championship Cabinet: Street Fighter™II Championship, Super Street Fighter™II New Challenger, Super Street Fighter™II Turbo
  • Capcom's Final Fight® Cabinet: Final Fight®, 1944: The Loop Master, Ghosts N’ Goblins®, Strider®

Pre-orders for Arcade1Up can be placed in-store at GameStop locations and online at Walmart.com, BedBathandBeyond.com and GameStop.com. Arcade1Up will be hitting store shelves September 25, 2018.


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