WTVY Web Wednesday
Every Wednesday, News 4 This Morning takes a look at an assortment of the stories from our show that viewers and readers are talking about on our webchannel and related social media.
Monday’s unofficial holiday was Teddy Bear Day. On that day, several viewers shared some teddy bear related pictures with us. But, we got even more, which we shared. You can see all of those in the video above.
September the 9th marked the anniversary of the launch of the Dreamcast, what would end up being Sega’s final home video game console. Debuting in 1999, the system got off to a strong start, but ended up being discontinued by 2011. On Facebook and Twitter, many remembered the system fondly. @OneBrokePony commented, "I had one. It stopped working a few years later, which I think was common behavior for that console. A great one otherwise.” Dustin Benton added, "I miss mine. my favorite games were Resident Evil: Code Veronica, Marvel vs Capcom 2, and Capcom vs SNK 2." Many others noted their favorite games, ranging from NFL2K to Sega Bass Fishing to Power Stone 2.
Last week, we showed you the story of Monika Lee. Lee is a young woman from Georgia who has become famous for dressing up as characters from games, comics, and television shown. This is called cosplay, or costume play. On News 4’s Morning Facebook page, we asked viewers what fictional characters they would dress up as. Michael McClean selected The Green Hornet while Crystal Coulliette selected Phoenix from the X-Men comic book series.
Every Tuesday, News 4 This Morning highlights the major DVD and Blu-Ray home video releases. This week’s included Star Trek into Darkness and season sets of Mama’s Family, Yu-Gi-Oh and Digimon. Wil Smith commented on this week’s releases saying, “Yu-Gi-Oh and Digimon?! That's my childhood right there.” And, Amanda Hall added, "Mama's Family!!!!!!!! LOVE that show!!!!!"
Trending on Twitter was the story about Nurse Redheart’s Roundup. It’s a worldwide charity blood drive from the Bronies for Good charity group. They are encouraging fans of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic and non-fans alike to donate blood all across the globe. The article received over a dozen re-tweets and favorites from our Morning Show Twitter, as well as some others linking to the article. That blood drive lasts through October 5th.
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Links to all of the stories mentioned in this segment can be found below.