Is This the End of Humble Bundle As We Know It?

For those who don’t know, Humble Bundle is a website that used to give you bundles every couple weeks of 10-15 games for just as many dollars, with part of the money you spend going to a charity of your choosing. Nowadays they have a huge store with some great sales usually, book bundles, software bundles, comics, all sorts of stuff.

But where have the game bundles gone?

For the longest time they have always had two different game bundles available, with a new one replacing the older of the two each week. But for the past month or two, there has not been a single game bundle put up on the site.

Now, most of these bundles are garbage. 90% of the time they are just lame indie titles, but occasionally they do have really good bundles, and I myself indulge in maybe 3 of them a year or so.

I looked forward to seeing the new bundles each week, even though they are almost always disappointing. But when I found that one I wanted, it made all those months of waiting worth it.

So, with the game bundles barren, are they strictly just going to be a game store nowadays like Steam? I certainly hope not.

While we wait for an answer to this sad question, gamers will have to go to fanatical.com for their ridiculously cheap bundles.

My Top 10 Wii U Games

Ahh…the Wii U, one of my favorite consoles of all time, and yet woefully ignored by consumers and developers alike. Some of the best games I have ever played are out on this console, and it’s hard to pick 10, but I did my best. Of the 88 games I own for the console, I have only played 69 of them. But here are the best of those ones…

 

#10

mario kart 8

Mario Kart 8

Nintendo

2014

This is one of the best in the series, with a wide array of characters, customizable carts and actually reasonably priced dlc that gives you a lot of content. I’ve played this for many, many hours. The new anti grav tracks don’t really add anything to the game, but it’s a cool idea nonetheless.

 

#9

rayman legends

Rayman Legends

Ubisoft Montpellier/ Ubisoft

2013

This is one of the best platformers I have ever played. Excellent level design, fast paced action, andjust a whole array of weird stuff going on. Tons of unlockable skins for different characters to play as, satisfying challenge. It’s just great all around.

 

#8

yoshis wooly world

Yoshi’s Wooly World

Good-Feel/ Nintendo

2015

Speaking of great platformers, this is another one. The yarn or wool world looks incredible and it’s fun how you interact with it. Finding a ton of collectables in each stage kept me playing for hours. There are so many different Yoshis to explore the incredibly clever and fun levels with and fight  the wacky bosses that fill the world.

 

#7

wonderful 101

The Wonderful 101

PlatinumGames/ Nintendo

2013

This game sadly seemed to go completely under the radar. I feel like there was no advertising at all. And this is a travesty, for it is a truly unique and excellent action game with great humor and gameplay, in the spirit of Viewitful Joe.

 

#6

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Super Smash Bros For Wii U

Bandai-Namco Games/ Nintendo

2014

Aside from having the coolest cover art of all time, this game comes with some truly great additions in levels and especially characters. A lot of characters got changes made to them too which is nice. There is plenty to do in this game, but getting everything is very tedious, especially farming for the newly added alternative special moves each character has. The board game single player is pretty fun. The game seems a bit lacking however, due to how big brawl was. They can only make it so much bigger. Though it is obvious they put everything they have into this game…and it’s Smash Bros…so it’s timeless fun.

 

#5

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Bayonetta 2

PlatinumGames/ Nintendo

2016

In short, this is one of the best action games ever made. Far better than the first one.

 

#4

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Super Mario Maker

Nintendo

2015

This is one of the greatest ideas of all time. Giving players the ability to create their own Mario levels with a ton of ways to do so? Wowee! You could literally play this game the rest of your life, enjoying the millions of stages others have created or just building your own. Some levels are genius, others, not so much. But one things for sure, it’s a whole lot of fun. The one downside is you can only upload 10 levels unless people “like” your levels a whole lot of times, then you can add more. If none get liked enough, they are removed from online, which kind of takes the fun out of making levels, though I see why this is necessary.

 

#3

nsmbu

New Super Mario Bros. U

Nintendo

2012

They finally stopped f’ing around with the “New” series with this game. This is the first time the platformers could really live up to the old SMW and SMB3. Super creative levels, cool new items and a huge world make this one to remember.

 

#2

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The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD

HexaDrive/ Nintendo

2013

This remaster basically took a great game, removed all it’s flaws and turned it into one of the best Zelda games of all time.

 

#1

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Super Mario 3D World

Nintendo

2013

This game is simply jaw dropping. It gave us everything I could have hoped for. The cat suit is strangely awesome, the levels, gameplay, 4 playable characters…all just incredible.

 

There you have it…10 incredible games among a whole library of them.

How Is it that everyone is constantly on their phone but…

90% of the time I call or text someone, they don’t pick up or respond and at times never get back to me for hours or days, if at all.

Like…I seriously don’t get it. These people are literally on their phones the entire time I see them in person. Drives me crazy.

And you know what’s really sad? That picture above is completely accurate of what “social gatherings” have become. Man, f this world.

 

How Can People Consider the “Spin Off” Kingdom Hearts Games Not Part of the Actual Series?

In the hype leading up to KH3, I have seen a lot of people argue that the hand held games are not relevant to the series at all. These are mostly those macho “hardcore” gamers who wouldn’t dare play anything on anything other than the shiniest, manly console, thus they say only the numbered titles are the actual series.

I can understand where they are coming from. The three numbered games stick to the same formula (with huge improvements to gameplay as they go on). And they are the 3 best games, as I show in my ranking of them. So in those terms, I get what they are saying. But to just write off the others, which also have superb gameplay, is just ridiculous.

And then many others say the handheld games are not even important to the story, thus the spin off term coming into play.

This is just an unbelievably stupid thing to say and makes those who say it look incredibly ignorant. Yes, we get that you haven’t played the games. Leave it at that. Don’t keep talking about it, because the fact that you haven’t played them takes away your right to talk about them, for how can you judge what you haven’t played?

But if you want to follow the story, you will be woefully lost playing just 1, 2, and 3. I played 2 before Chain of Memories, and while I got the gist of what was going on after a while, it was confusing for a few hours. But that was just from one game. There are 4 games that came out between 2 and 3, all which set up everything that was going on in 3. Playing just the numbered games, you wouldn’t even know who 90% of the characters are. Ventus, Terra, Aqua, half the organization members, the main villain…all not important people at all. And even people you do know, like Axel and Roxas, you would only have a recognition of them and no little to nothing about their actual characters.

I’m sorry, I just get a laugh out of these folks is all.

Metroid 5…Will It Ever Happen?

What is the deal with the Metroid series? Why does it never get any love?

I’ve read it’s really only popular in the west…or is it Japan? One of them it does really well, the other side of the world not so much.

But regardless, it still has to make Nintendo quite a bit of money, so what the heck?

Is the awesome gameplay, great atmosphere, fun exploration and item collecting just not worth anybody’s time? What makes this more frustrating is that there have been about 10,000 “metroidvania” games that have come out in the last 10 years, which is how long ago we got the last Metroid game…besides a remake.

But that is annoying too. I have Samus Returns, I haven’t played it yet, but I can’t wait to when I finally get around to it. But we are in a world where we get just as many remakes or remasters as we do new games.

When Metroid Prime 4 was announced last year, I was super excited, but when that 4 popped up on the “trailer” my first thought was that it was a remake of Metroid Fusion. That is when I realized that I am conditioned now to expect remakes over new games.

And did we really need Metroid Prime 4? That series closed out nicely. Why not go onto a different story line? I love the first person take and would love to see more games in that style, but I would also like to see more third person games like Other M, except done better this time around, and I absolutely would love some more sidescrollers.

The whole time we had the DS and 3DS, we got one game for each, Metroid Prime Hunters, one of the worst in the series, and Metroid II: Samus Returns. But isn’t anyone curious what happens to Samus after Fusion? That had such a cool story line; I couldn’t wait to see where they took it from there. Trouble is, we’ve been waiting almost 20 years to see what happens. And that is simply unacceptable.

I am giving myself false hope that they will release a Metroid 5 alongside Prime 4 like they did with Fusion and the first Prime game all those years ago.

But then again, who knows? Maybe Prime 4 takes place after Fusion and not between Prime 3 and Metroid II, like I assume?

But they need to give us a new sidescrolling adventure for sure. Zero Mission was the last I have played, and it was mind blowing…and again…that was a remake. Probably the best remake of all time…but still.

Just for kicks, look at how spread out the release dates are.

1986

1991

1994

2 in 2002

3 in 2004

2007

2010

2017.

Those are the years of the mainline games. The oughts were a great decade, the success of Metroid Prime and Fusion probably pushing them to make more. But it all stopped with the not so great Other M. Hopefully Prime 4 will push us into another great decade…the 20’s being full of Metroid games!

Why It Doesn’t Make Sense To Make Fun Of Millennials (Or Really Any Generation Younger Than Your Own)

Millennials are generally considered people who are born roughly between 1981-1996, give or take a few years. And for years, all you hear about is how these folks are like the losers of the universe, dumb, entitled babies and the like. They get trashed on by everyone, typically older folks are the ones doing it obviously. But when I see this, I have got to laugh, for it makes no sense at all.

Cuz here’s the thing, older gens that make fun of them. Millennials are products of YOU raising them in a world YOU created. Seriously. This is why it is so stupid for older gens to make fun of younger ones.

Not to mention, each generation grows up in a completely different world. Think of how your grandparents, parents and yourself grew up. They are 100% different. If you are in your 20’s or older even, your world today is substantially different from when you were a little kid.

And life doesn’t get much easier, in a ever more crowded and complicated world, I feel very bad for kids being born today, for in 20 years, I don’t want to imagine how crappy everything will be. Especially when the supposed millenials take over running the world.

There is a humorous article that tells 50 of the things millennials are made fun. Some of them just make no sense, most of them are really just what happens with the current technology and what not. The world is changing with each generation, especially due to the crazy tech uprising, and I can just conclude that the older people don’t like all the changes so blame it on them young whippersnappers.

The one I hear about most is the participation awards. Everyone deserves an award for everything. I don’t recall any millennial ever begging for a trophy or some kind of reward for just showing up. This had to been an idea that the parents made up. Sure some kids might have been sad that their team didn’t win and they wished they got a trophy, which may have started the idea, but still, it’s not like a bunch of 6 year olds banded together and protested that everyone should get something.

Trends, styles, fads…etc. These have changed yearly, so why is it that it is so surprising and offensive that millennials have them as well? There is always going to be new things people get interested and then drop. All about change…again. People hate differences. It’s literally generational racism.

The point I’m trying to get across is, as people grow up, they create new things, which eventually derail life styles between each generation, and then the older people get ticked for them not going through life exactly as they had. This has been going on forever, and will continue to do so. So the only thing to do is just let it happen, for change is inevitable, so why cause rifts and problems. Because guess what? The generation above you hates your ass too.

Why can’t we all just get along?

My Top Ten Wii Games

I did not realize how many good games are on this console until I looked at everything I have.

Ahh…the good ol’ Wii. Terrible name, but man did it get people excited. It took me over a year to actually get one for it was selling like crazy. But anywho, when I finally did manage to get my hands on one, I have been building up a library that now consists of 69 games…though I have only played 59, so actually not too bad compared to most of my other systems. There are a lot of games I want to put on this list, but these are the 10 I came up with.

 

#10

Resident Evil 4: Wii Edition

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Capcom, 2007

 

I played the crap out of the Gamecube game, so when an improved version came out, I was all over it. Still a great game. The motion controls made it so much more satisfying as well.

#9

New Super Mario Bros Wii

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Nintendo, 2009

 

While still not nearly as good as SMB 3 or World, this is an excellent platformer that is way better than the first in the “new” series.

 

#8

Kirby’s Return to Dreamland

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HAL Labs/ Nintendo, 2011

Kirby was hit or miss for me, I really only liked the old game boy games for the most part. Just as I thought they were done making good games for the series, I bought this and was completely blown away. I believe this to be my favorite game in the series.

 

#7

Mario Kart Wii

mario kart wii

Nintendo, 2008

I have always loved Mario Kart, but none as much as this. I played the fudge out of this game. I did everything you could possibly do in it and I got really stinking good at it. Alas, I haven’t played it in years and am terrible now…

 

#6

Xenoblade Chronicles

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Monolith Soft/ Nintendo, 2012

I had never heard of the Xeno series before this. I thought it looked cool and then suddenly it became super rare and prices online were enormous. I happened to come across it at a GameStop in the middle of nowhere and bought it for the heck of it.

I was blown away. When I thought I was 10 hours in, I was 30. I beat it in 67 hours which felt like maybe 25-30 hours. I just got lost in the story, characters, environments and gameplay. Absolutely superb game.

 

#5

Metroid Prime 3: Corruption

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Retro Studios/ Nintendo, 2007

 

This game is phenomenal. The Wii controls make you really feel like you are in Samus’ armor. Great environments, new items and cool boss fights make this one to remember.

 

#4

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

skyward_sword_boxart

Nintendo, 2011

 

As shown in my series ranked of Zelda games, this is my favorite game in the series (of the ones I have played). Once you mastered the motion controls, the gameplay was quite satisfying. I liked the setting and story of the game quite a bit as well.

 

#3

Super Mario Galaxy 2

Wii_Titlesheet

Nintendo, 2010

What a magnificent game. So creative and fun. This was a big surprise when they announced it. The fact that they make a sequel just to throw in all the ideas they couldn’t fit into the first game is just awesome. This leads us to #2…

 

#2

Super Mario Galaxy

SuperMarioGalaxy

Nintendo, 2007

This game is better than the 2nd only because it was a brand new idea and was just insane fun from beginning to end. I literally could not stop playing it. I got all stars for Mario and then immediately did the same for Luigi, which 100% games is something I never take the time to do, especially back to back like that. I just love this game so much.

 

And my favorite game for the Nintendo Wii is…

 

#1

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

smash brawl

Game Arts/ Nintendo, 2008

 

I love this series ridiculously. This is actually the first game I ever preordered. I got to a mall 2 hours before it opened just to be first in line to get the game too…which was a little silly, but whatever. I took it home and have not stopped playing it since. This is the first game in the series that really showed us what the franchise could be. Tons of different modes, crazy stages that you had to watch out for just as much as the characters you are fighting…and a huge roster of said characters and stages. A full blown single player campaign, which stunk but still…and to top it off it gave me nearly all of my most wanted characters at the time.

 

 

Tournament of Hotties: Bond Girls, Finals

At long last, we have reached the finals! Due to an uneven amount of girls, we have three incredibly sexy finalists instead of two. But no one would ever say no to 3 women, am I right? Especially when they look like this. Check out the rest of the tournament listed in these links and now, let’s see who the hottest Bond girl is once and for all!

 

Honey Ryder (Dr. No)

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One of the first Bond girls, all the way back from the first movie has fought and clawed her way to the finals. But let’s face it, she didn’t have to try too hard, seeing as how incredibly gorgeous she is. But don’t take my word for it…here ya go!

 

 

Man she is gorgeous…even when she is older. She has such a beautiful face and sexy body. I can’t help but feel jealous of Bond. As a bonus, she is not shy and shows off her body quite a bit, both in revealing clothing and no clothing if you want to look into that…have at it!

 

 

Solitaire (Live and Let Die)

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Moving away from blonds, we have the beautiful, innocent, yet unbelievably sexy brunette named after an okay card game. Let’s see how she plays out!

 

 

 

This is another woman who you could bang the heck out of her whole life. She’s so sexy even when she is much older. Her long hair is so beautiful, her body tight, she has an innocent cute side to her and absolute wild side. In short, her whole life, she has been an irresistible woman.

 

 

Dr.Christmas Jones

(The World Is Not Enough)

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Back to blond again or uhh dirty blond? This woman is the definition of sexy. The way she talks, moves, frickin’ just stands there. She is just stunning. Look at those big open lips up there…mmm.

 

 

 

Whew, she is gorgeous. But of the three she is the only one whose looks shattered as she got older, in a bad way too. But at least her body is still sexy!

 

Alright, now it’s time for the decision. The winner is easy, but the runner ups are a little tougher, but for third place…

 

Second Runner Up

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Honey Ryder (Dr. No)

This one was really close. Both her and the next girl were literally neck and neck, or should I say boob and boob?

So who is the runner up?

 

 

Runner Up

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Solitaire (Live and Let Die)

 

There’s just something about her…

 

And that of course leaves the hottest Bond girl to ever exist!!!

 

Winner

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Dr. Christmas Jones

(The World Is Not Enough)

 

That’s right, the hot and sexy doc is the winner. This becomes evident immediately in the movie the first time you see her. They tease you, thinking she is a nerdy doctor in a hazmat suit or something, and then when Bond first sees her (out of the hazmat suit) it’s BAM! The movie knew they had a hot one, and they showed her off every second they could.

There really was no contest for this beauty. She obliterates every other Bond girl. Though her victory should come as no surprise, for her actress, Denise Richards, was in the Impossibly Hot Woman Tournament, in which 16 of the hottest girls on the planet faced off.

So congrats to Dr. Jones, you earned it!

Normally I rank all the women to how I personally find them at the end of the tournament, but since there is so many of them, I might just make another post doing it…if at all…

 

We shall see!!

Tournament Of Hotties: Bond Girls Semi-Finals

Welcome to the semi-finals. 7 of the dozens of women Bond has made sweet love to have fought and clawed their way here. Due to an uneven amount of girls, 3 will make it to the finals, where they will battle to see who the hottest Bond girl of all time is! Check out the rest of the tournament listed here. Now let’s get to it!

 

Bout #1

 

Honey Ryder (Dr. No)

honey ryder 2

 

VS

 

domino wave

Domino (Thunder Ball)

 

Dang. Right away we have two fierce hotties.

Honey Ryder is a smoking hot blond. Let’s take a look. So far we have only seen pictures of her bikini clad self from the movie for the most part. Let’s branch out a bit today.

 

Sexy throughout her whole life. Age means nothing for this beloved beauty.

 

 

A sexy brunette with an adorable smile.

 

Both of these women have absolutely earned the right to make it this far. Both have amazing bodies and incredibly good looks. But only one may advance and we all know who it is…

 

Victor

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Honey Ryder (Dr. No)

 

 

Bout #2

 

Solitaire (Live and Let Die)

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VS

 

anya poster

Anya Amasova (The Spy Who Loved Me)

 

Solitaire is so innocent (partially due to her character) but super hot as well. Her low cut outfits always make viewers drool a bit…

 

Turns out she is even more smoking outside of the Bond movie. And age hasn’t really slowed her down either. She is incredibly sexy in that one picture where she is older.

 

But let’s see what Anya has to say about it.

 

 

Another beautiful woman. Also just discovered she’s not one to shy away from showing some boob, which is big bonus points.

 

This is a tough one. Both women are incredibly hot, but I think this one pushes ahead ever so slightly.

 

Victor

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Solitaire (Live and Let Die)

 

 

Bout #3

 

We’ve got a 3’fer for this one.

 

Ploa Ivanova (A View To A Kill)

pola boo

 

VS

 

christmas jones walk

Dr. Christmas Jones

(The World Is Not Enough)

 

VS

 

Miranda Frost-Die-Another-Day-ice-palace-bed-scene-bond-girls-40324827-690-450

 

Miranda Frost (Die Another Day)

 

This is the battle of the blonds! Which of these three hotties will advance to the finals? I guess we’ll have to check out some pictures.

 

Pola looks great in a hot tub. Let’s see how she looks in clothes.

Sorry…isn’t too much on her.

 

Next up is Christmas…yes I resisted the urge to make a Christmas joke.

Mmm…scrumptious.

Next is good ol’ Miranda!

 

Phew…sexy

 

Alright, there is a clear first, second and third here.

Right away, looking at these 3 women, Pola is easily the worst looking out of all of them.

Miranda is very sexy, but there is something missing from her…I can’t tell what though. She’s hot enough to have made it this far, but I don’t know what it is that is holding her back.

This leaves an almost easy win for Ms. Christmas!

 

Victor

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Dr. Christmas Jones

(The World Is Not Enough)

 

Alright, at long last we have our 3 finalists! See you in the finals!

 

 

 

Tournament Of Hotties: Bond Girls Round 3

Welcome to round 3! Things are really staring to heat up now! Catch up through all the links listed here, and now, for the hottest Bond girls the secret agent has ever shagged shall continue to face off…

 

Bout #1

 

Honey Ryder (Dr. No)

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VS

 

romanova

Tatiana Romanova

(From Russia With Love)

 

Phew…Two beautiful blonds…but one of them is clearly hotter than the other…

 

Victor

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Honey Ryder (Dr. No)

 

 

Bout #2

 

Domino (Thunderball)

domino goggles

 

VS

 

helga top

Helga Brandt (You Only Live Twice)

 

Again, two absolutely beautiful/hot women, one young, one a bit older. There is a clear winner yet again…

 

Victor

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Domino (Thunderball)

 

 

Bout# 3

 

Solitaire (Live and Let Die)

 

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VS

 

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Mary Goodnight

(Man With The Golden Gun)

The first two bouts in this round had clear winners despite each woman being gorgeous. This one, there is not a clear winner. Both women are sexy as heck. Mary even spends a good amount of time during the movie in a bikini, showing off her flawless bod. Even with the silly face she makes in this photo of her, she is still evidently beautiful.

Solitaire has an innocent, yet sexy vibe going on, and just looks to have amazing skin that you just want to slip inside…if you catch my meaning…

This is a tough call but…

 

Victor

solitaire real

Solitaire (Live and Let Die)

 

 

Bout #4

 

Anya Amasova (The Spy Who Loved Me)

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VS

 

octopussy 2

Octopussy (Octopussy)

Old versus young here, but again, we are back to both being beautiful but with a clear winner.

 

Victor

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Anya Amasova (The Spy Who Loved Me)

 

 

Bout #5

 

Pola Ivanova (A View To A Kill)

pola bond

 

VS

pam bouvier

Pam Bouvier (License To Kill)

 

To short haired beauties, with hot, sexy bodies. But once more there is a clear winner.

 

Victor

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Pola Ivanova (A View To A Kill)

 

Though being wet and naked really helps her.

 

Bout #6

 

Professor Inga Bergstrom

(Tomorrow Never Dies)

cecilie thomsen-07

 

VS

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Dr. Christmas Jones

(The World Is Not Enough)

 

Oh boy. These are two hotties if I ever saw some. Inga is a quick lay at the beginning of a movie, but she is such a smoking blond with a perfect body.

But Christmas just oozes sexiness, to the point that she looks way better in that sexy purple dress than Inga does naked.

 

Victor

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Dr. Christmas Jones

(The World Is Not Enough)

 

 

Bout #7

 

Miranda Frost (Die Another Day)

miranda frost

 

VS

 

severine blur

Severine (Skyfall)

 

This is a tough one. Both of these women are very hot, and even more sexy. They have tough attitudes and dirty thoughts, not to mention flawless bodies. But there is one that does have an edge. She has some kind of sexiness to her, yet innocence that just draws you in.

 

Victor

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Miranda Frost (Die Another Day)

 

 

That’s it for now. See you in the semi-finals!