in Music, Television, Video Games

Weekly Pop Culture Picks #6

June 30 – July 6, 2013

Ciara’s “I’m Out” feat. Nicki Minaj

Ladies, it’s your song, so as soon as this come on
You should get out on the floor, go and get your sexy on
If you know that you’re better then the new girl that he on
Go ‘head and tell him now, “You gon’ miss me when I’m gone”

Hera: This song is everything. Miley Cyrus, take notes. (Actually, I would prefer it if you would just stop doing what you’re doing altogether.)

I love lady empowering music so Ciara’s “I’m Out” is right up my alley. Best part is that Nicki Minaj’s verses are quite good. Minaj has been featuring in a lot of songs lately but I haven’t been all that impressed with her latest stuff or her freakish, cotton candy colored hair persona.

Though I have to wonder, is Minaj contractually obligated to mention Lil Wayne in every song she’s in? Just wondering!

Final Fantasy VII released on Steam


Christine: Square Enix has finally made this much beloved Final Fantasy game available through Steam for the low, low cost of $11.99 (I’d like to say that you can’t put a price tag on nostalgia and childhood memories, but there you go.)

By nature of being on Steam, the game also comes with a total of 36 achievements to collect, which is great if you’re the kinda gamer I am and practically live for those little achievement badges. Some of them are easy enough to do – like using each character’s Limit Break for the first time, which is pretty much required anyways – while others are a little more time consuming – like collecting and mastering every single Materia or defeating the Diamond, Ruby, and Emerald Weapons.

Now all we need is for FFIX to be released on Steam, as well.

Orphan Black Binge-Watching

Max: While most people were watching marathons of various US shows this Fourth of July, such as ultra-patriotic NCIS, I opted for a slightly less American fair. Sure, it may air on BBC America, but it’s very obviously filmed in Canada, so there!

Anyway, I missed Orphan Black when it aired on TV because it came on right after Doctor Who, and there’s no watching something so down-to-earth (yes, clones and identity theft are down to earth) right after The Doctor checks out.

But after hearing so many good things about it, I finally sat down and took a peek. It was a bit of a slow go at first, but around episode three I was hooked. With so many awesome clones, there’s very little chance you won’t find a storyline to love.

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