Friday, August 10, 2018

SFV AE Weekly Missions and Extra Battle Mode for 8/10/18 - 8/17/18

It's Friday August 10th, the 28th week of AE and this weeks missions went live at 12AM last night! This weeks missions are:

Use a V-Skill 10X for 50FM
Play Story Mode for 250FM
Win 10 Battle Lounge Matches for 500FM
Come One Come All for 2,500FM
An Arcade score of 100000 or more will be recorded in the rankings for the title "Cursed Warrior"
Perform a Crush Counter 20X [CPT 2018] for 2000FM


I'll post a video below to show how to complete the requirements for "Come One Come All".
Go to Versus Mode, Choose Versus CPU, set the difficulty to 1 (for an easier life), choose Bustling Side Street Stage, choose an opponent, and beat your opponent on the left side of the stage, I'm not sure if it's required but try to knock your opponent thru the wall into the restaurant. And if you want to challenge yourself try to knock your opponent into the closet on the second round.

 After completing the weekly missions, head over to the eXtra Battle Mode, this week we have NINE! :

1. Shadaloo Apparation "Ghost of Shadaloo" title for 1000FM

2. Get your Hands on Fortune Tickets VS SF1 Sagat for 250FM

3. [Quick & Immovable] Get the Crossover Costume #2 Rashid/Airman for 2500FM


4. [Quick & Immovable] Get the Crossover Costume #2 Ken/Rathalos for 2000FM

5. [Quick & Immovable] Get the Crossover Costume #2 R. Mika/Zinogre for 2000FM

6. [Quick & Immovable] Get the Crossover Costume #2 Ibuki/Kirin for 2000FM

7. Proof of a Hero for 800FM

8  Get the Crossover BGM! Airman Stage 8bit ver. from Mega Man 2 for 1000FM

9. Get the Crossover BGM! Airman Stage arrange ver. from Mega Man 2 for 1000FM

Also note 4-7 is available for purchase via the PS Store for $9.99...

This weeks missions can net you  3,300 FM + an addional 2,000FM if you bought the CPT 2018 package. Subtract the 2,500FM for Rashid's 2nd [Q&I], Subtract 1000FM for the MM2 Airman Crossover 8 bit BGM, Subtract 1000FM for the MM2 Airman Crossover arrange BGM, subtract 1000FM for each attempt against Shin Bison,
subtract  250FM for fighting SF1 Sagat for some Fortune Tix. Subtract 2000FM for Ken's 2nd [Q&I] if you missed it the first time, Subtract 2000FM for Mika's second [Q&I] if you missed it the first time, subtract 2000FM for Ibuki's second [Q&I] if you missed it the first time, subtract 800 FM for Proof of a Hero if you missed it the first time
So this week I ended up with 2,550 FM because I only did Rashid's 2nd [Q&I] and fought SF1 Sagat for some fortune tix.

I also made a little extra FM by doing Easy, Normal and Hard Survival Mode with Sagat, Gonna do the same for G get a little more FM then tackle Extreme Survival with both of them.


I think it’s pretty interesting that Capcom released Sagat AND G at the same time, so soon after Cody.I didn't get G &/or Sagat August 6th because firstly I didn't have the FM to get either of them and secondly I wasn't sure I wanted to show Capcom that if the DLC character was that desirable I'd drop the cash on them.
But in the end I did break down and buy them with real money via the PS Store because I didn't want to completely miss the train with them.


With the reduction of FM given for the weekly missions + the Xtra Battle Mode challenges that cost FM + Fighting Chance + continues in Survival Mode costing FM,
and removing FM rewards for offline stuff, I honestly think they’re trying to phase out the ability to get DLC content via FM.
Just look at the number of eXtra Battle Mode battles available this week! If that doesn't look like they're trying to get players to use all their FM I don't know what would.



 As always keep fighting the good fight. Be smart with your FM don't complain about the XBM golden soldiers and "Shin" versions of characters because the alternative is Capcom charging RM for all DLC characters.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

President G Making Fighting Games Great Again! But he's not connecting with the female voters......

The President of the World has taken the FGC by storm, the man of mystery has shown up out of nowhere and has rapidly shot up the popularity polls with many....except the ladies. Below we see proof of how poorly G has resonated with the females....apparently there are no Gold Diggers in the SF V roster.....yet.

Monday, August 6, 2018

Congratulations Problem X EVO 2018 Champion!

What an amazing Grand Final for SFV at EVO 2018! There were some great matches leading up to last nights final and some crazy upsets also. But the Grand Final between defending Champ Tokido and Problem X was the epitome of hype!



I knew we were gonna get some news for SFV last night during Final but I didn't see Capcom releasing both G and Sagat TODAY! As I jokingly said earlier many people will be forced to buy Sagat with real money when he launches with all the new additions to SFV that you can spend FM on (Fighting Chance, Continues in Survival) and little to no new ways of accruing FM.
I figured G was gonna come out later this month and Sagat was gonna come out mid/ late September. By then I'd have enough FM for Sagat for sure and maybe G as well but since Capcom is dropping them both today I'm currently short 32,780 FM for Sagat. When I woke this morning I saw the trailers for both of them and of course I watched Sagat's first, but then I watched G's and I gotta tell ya G's theme is old school hip hop hilarity!!! I despise Ed's them yet I LOVE G's!

Friday, August 3, 2018

SFV AE Weekly Missions and Extra Battle Mode for 8/2/18 - 8/9/18

It's Friday August 3rd, the 27th week of AE and this weeks missions went live at 12AM last night! This weeks missions are:
  1. Perform a Counter 10X for 150FM
  2. View a Demonstration for 250FM
  3. Win 10 Casual Matches for 1500FM
  4. Sakura's Urgent Errand for 2,500FM
I'll post a video below to show how to complete the requirements for Sakura's Urgent Errand.
Go to Story Mode, choose Character Story, choose Karin, choose the final chapter...viola! That's it! You don't even need to fight the CPU.





After completing the weekly missions, head over to the eXtra Battle Mode, this week we have :

1. Rashid's [Q&I] #1 for 2,500FM participation fee


2.  Experienced Shadaloo Soldier for 1000FM participation fee





3. Get your hands on Fortune Tix #6 for 250FM participation fee

This weeks missions can net you  4,400 FM.   Subtract the 2,500FM for Rashid's 1st [Q&I], subtract 3000FM for the 3 attempts against the Experienced Shadaloo Soldier and subtract  250FM for fighting Cannon Strike Cammy for some Fortune Tix. 
So this week I ended up with -1,350 FM but because I was able to level up from beating the Experienced Shadaloo Soldier I made 1000FM so I ended up only -350FM.

EVO is this weekend to I'll be watching the SFV tournament hoping for PG Punk (Karin) or Fujimura (Ibuki).

Oh and Good Luck to Capcom Unity's Born Unique!


 As always keep fighting the good fight. Be smart with your FM don't complain about the XBM golden soldiers and "Shin" versions of characters because the alternative is Capcom charging RM for all DLC characters.

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

EVO 2018 schedule

Wow it's that time again, time for THE FGC to rise up!
The EVO schedule and stream schedule is out for this coming weekend.
For me I'll be following the SFV schedule, for those on the east coast that can't convert time zones
Friday's Round 1 pools begin @ 12 pm EST
Saturday's Round 2 Pools begin @ 4 PM EST
Saturday's Semi's begin @ 8 PM
Sunday's Finals begin @ 1130 PM...I guess I'll find out the results Monday morning.
Last year I was hoping for PG Punk but Tokido dashed that dream, this year my FM is on Fujimura and his Ibuki.
I'm also curious to see more info regarding the Kill la Kill fighting game, I enjoyed the show (guilty pleasure). and the whole Seifuku/ blood letting to acquire power thing will be an interesting game mechanic!




Venom Trailer #2

OK this trailer had grabbed my attention! It looks like Sony has learned what Venom really is.....thanks to Marvel's guiding hand.
I'm surprised they showed Venom Vs Riot scene with both Tom Hardy and Riz Ahmed clearly visable!
OK going to watch it again.

Saturday, July 28, 2018

CastleVania Season 2 Trailer

I'm so excited for the second season of Netflix CAstleVania series the first season was only 4 episodes but it was absolutely amazing! This trailer has a bunch of tasty treats for those eagle eyed fans of the franchise. Trevors upgraded whip, Alucards Sword glowing blue, possibly Hector, Dracula's Generals, Slogra and Gabon!
I cannot wait! And it releases Oct 26th....perfect timing!

Friday, July 27, 2018

SFV AE Weekly Missions and Extra Battle Mode for 7/26/18 - 8/2/18

It's Friday July 27th, the 26th week of AE and this weeks missions went live at 12AM last night! This weeks missions are:
  1. Perform a Combo 10X for 50FM
  2. Play a Trial for 250FM
  3. Clear Trials #01-#05 consecutively for 500FM
  4. The Rumored Four Kings Statue for 2,500FM
I'll post a video below to show how to complete the requirements for The Rumored Four Kings Statue.Go to Character Story Mode, Choose FANG, choose 1. Lair of the Four Kings vs M. Bison, beat him. Done.



After finishing the missions go tackle this weeks eXtra Battle Mode fights, this week there’s three.

  1. Laura's 4th [Q&I] Crossover Costume for 2,500 FM participation fee
  2. Upper Class Shadaloo Soldier for 1,000 FM participation fee
  3. Get your Hands on Fortune Tickets #5 for 250FM

This weeks missions can net you  3,300 FM. Add 12,000 FM for beating the Upper Class Shadaloo Soldier minus the 1,000 FM X3 participation fee.  Subtract the 2,500FM for Laura's 4th [Q&I]. Subtract  250FM for fighting Cannon Strike Cammy for some Fortune Tix. 
So this week I made a nice chunk of FM...12,550!
I also got around to completing Survival on Extreme with the new Survival mode and hit level 50 with my main! If you haven't touched Survival since the update I recommend giving it a go now...with the option to save and continue for 800 FM completing Survival on extreme is very doable now!



 
As always keep fighting the good fight. Be smart with your FM don't complain about the XBM golden soldiers and "Shin" versions of characters because the alternative is Capcom charging RM for all DLC characters.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Alita: Battle Angel | Official Trailer

Set in the 26th century, the film tells the story of Alita, an amnesiac female cyborg who is rescued from a scrapyard by a doctor. The rebuilt Alita, remembering only her training in a deadly martial art, becomes a hunter-warrior, tracking down and eliminating vicious criminals. Within the context of an epic action-adventure, the film will explore a young woman’s journey of self-discovery and find love.


Genres:   

Action | Adventure | Romance | Sci-Fi | Thriller

Release Date:  

 21 December 2018 (USA)



 

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Movie Review: A Prayer Before Dawn

I would probably have never seen this if it weren't for UPF.
Based on the book, based on the real life events of Billy Moore this is movie is an honest depiction of what it's like in a Thai Prison. This movie was a tough watch but I'm sure the real experience was even more horrifying.
If you've seen American History X you'll have an idea what you're in store for with this movie.
The cinematography in the movie does a good job of showing Billy's fucked up state of mind in certain scenes by use of motion blurring.

I hear Turkish prisons are nightmarish but this film does a phenomenal job of making Thai prisons a place I wouldn't wish on my worst enemy! This is not an easy film to watch but worthwhile if for no other reason than to show where drugs can end you up.

I think this movie would benefit some parents with bad ass kids that think they know it all.
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