Saturday, June 16, 2018

Voltron Legendary Defender Season 6 Thoughts and Impressions

My son and I binged season 6 today and this show just keeps impressing me! The depth and layers these characters have compared to the original is just astonishing! This season answered many lingering questions, like what's up with Shirow, is Lotor's intentions true....not gonna spoil anything but I will say Legendary Defender's Lotor landed a 20 on his Charisma roll!
I was really impressed with Keith's side quest story, it was full of feels and served a purpose that tied into the primary story line with the other Paladins.
I also will say I enjoyed seeing my prediction come true about Lotors ship! And how they recreated a classic battle from the original and made it absolutely Epic!!!







With the conclusion of Season Six the slate seems pretty clean....and I can't see the future of Voltron Legendary Defender, which is exciting!
If you're my age and watched the original as a kid and haven't watched this I promise this show has something for our generation as well as younger audiences (my son loves the show!)....I'm talking to you Krogenar and BlueEyedDemon!


Friday, June 15, 2018

PlayStation E3 2018 Experience

I'm not interested in which of the big three "won" E3, I want to see games that bring the "wow factor" and honestly there wasn't much in my opinion.
Death Stranding was the one I was looking forward to the most, unfortunately Kojima ''s latest trailer still left me in the dark.
The game is still cloaked in complete mystery, I am now looking forward to The Tomb Portable's analysis to see how this latest trailer can possibly support his theory that Death Stranding is MGS0.





Other notable game trailers were Kingdom Hearts III, the 2 trailers I saw truly showcased the power of this generations consoles! I never played the first two but my wife was interested in them back in the day and I think I'll be picking this up for my wife, and son and daughter.








I was impressed by Sucker Punches Ghost of Tsushima trailer, gorgeous environments and lighting effects, impressive character models and facial animations...this is Bushido Blade + Tenchu to the 100th power.



And then there's TLoU2, I loved the first game! As many others claim it was one the the top 3 for last generation. The first trailer for TLoU2 really didn't grab me like the initial trailer for the original game, last nights trailer showcased Ellie interacting with others from a group she has joined since the conclusion of the first game. The actual gameplay was brutal and the AI appeared extremely intelligent to the point where you need to be 110% aware of your surroundings and the many possible actions the AI might take. The gameplay did not look scripted and absolutely required full attention! And it looked like the AI was not pulling its punches! The environments looked great  and the post apocalyptic feel of the environment is looking even better than the original!
It was cool seeing Ellie older, I wonder how her and Joel will be reunited?



This next game is an amazing surprise for me! It wasn't announced at the press event but we are getting Valkyria Chronicals 4 this year!!! I had no idea Sega was working on this and it appears to return to the series roots! I've seen some comments on how the game has last gen visuals.....these people obviously never played VC.
I just hope the story and characters are as engaging as the original!




Then there's Spiderman...it looks really good but I'm just not feeling the hype for this game.



Then we got a trailer for a game called Control....it reminded me of a B movie called the Cube mixed with M.C. Escher's dreams....very abstract....I didn't get any feels from the trailer....meh.....need more info.


From the studio that brought us Life is Strange we get a new murder mystery Twin Mirror....I really enjoyed Life is strange so I'll be checking out Twin Mirror! Oh BTW is that the same train that almost ran over Chloe? Are we world building here or is this a totally separate world??



This next game wasn't mentioned during the conference, like many titles on this list, but if you love games with atmosphere that needs to be played at night in the dark that will keep you on the edge of your seat then you need to answer the Call of Duty Cthulhu!
Fried Calamari anyone?





Honorable mention

When I saw the first trailer for this next game at last years E3 I was very impressed this years trailer and subsequent game play demo reignited my hype for this game. I never played the original PS2 game but these trailers make me want to go old school....I'm sure the original Beyond Good and Evil is on the PS Store. This game seems very ambitious and I wonder if it will actually release for this generation.



Friday, June 8, 2018

SFV AE Weekly Missions and Extra Battle Mode for 6/7/18 - 6/14/18

It's Friday June 7th, the 20th week of AE and this weeks missions went live at 12AM last night! This weeks missions are:

  1. Perform a counter 10X for 150 FM
  2. View a Demonstration for 250 FM
  3. Get a KO with an EX move 10X for 250 FM
  4. Sleeping Dog for 2500 FM
  5. An arcade score of 100,000 or more will be recorded in the rankings for "The Pharaoh Reborn" title
I'll post a video below to show how to complete the requirements for Sleeping Dog.



Go to Versus Mode, Choose Versus CPU, set the difficulty, choose Apprentice Alley Stage, choose your opponent, be sure to land some combo's on the left center side of the stage to wake the dog up that's sleeping on the ground!


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

1. Ryu's 1st [Q&I] Crossover costume challenge for 2,500 FM participation fee
    2. Cross over BGM "Level 1" from Super Ghouls' n Ghosts for 1000 FM participation fee
    3.Triggered Necalli "Prophecy of the End" title reward for 1000 FM participation fee
This weeks missions can net you 3,150 FM. Subtract 1000FM for the Cross Over BGM, subtract 2,500 FM for Ryu's [Q&I] and subtract 1000FM per attempt at Triggered Necalli. I've tried to beat "Shin" Necalli 4X so that's 4K down the drain. I suck at these "Shin" versions of characters! So this week I'm -4,350FM! 


And I finally found my free copy of USFIV that I got when I pre-ordered Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection! So I played a few matches in Endless with a friend. 
Now I stopped Playing IV right before Ultra released because my PS3 YLOD'd on me so I haven't played IV in years! Check out what about 4 years of rust looks like lol!






I look forward to sharing some matches from the 30th Anniversary collection as soon as they patch the lobby system!

Next Week we'll be fighting High Roller Shadaloo Elite for 7,500 FM X3 for a 1500 FM entry fee. And the following week Cody will be available Tuesday the 26th.
 I wonder when the CPT Ring of Power Stage is gonna be available? I noticed it's based on some SFII concept artwork I spotted in the 30th anniversary museum.














As always keep fighting the good fight....stop lag switching and avoid sodium overdose. Be smart with your FM don't complain about the XBM golden soldiers because the alternative is Capcom charging RM for all DLC characters.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE - Official Trailer

Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the creative minds behind The Lego Movie and 21 Jump Street, bring their unique talents to a fresh vision of a different Spider-Man Universe, with a groundbreaking visual style that’s the first of its kind. Spider-Man™: Into the Spider-Verse introduces Brooklyn teen Miles Morales, and the limitless possibilities of the Spider-Verse, where more than one can wear the mask.

The animated feature will swing into theaters on December 14, 2018.


    

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Voltron Legendary Defender S6 trailer

My son will be thrilled to see this trailer, he's been asking "when's season six begin?!"
June 15th.
I'm looking forward to seeing some answers on wether that's really Shiro, and how much longer Lotor will keep the charade going. And will they follow the DNA of Macross and introduce a love triangle between Keith, Lotor and the Princess???

The Lego Movie 2 The Second One Trailer

I didn't see this coming but this is awesome! I was late to the party for the original but not this time!

Monday, June 4, 2018

Wreck it Ralph 2 Trailer

Looks cute but then wonders is this trailer Disney tooting it's own horn? Is this trailer making fun of SJW's or further promoting Disney's GURL POWAH agenda?
Anyway I enjoyed it, I hope we see more than just Mario in WiR2. If Street Fighter characters appear Chun Li better make it in and while Disney's on the GURLZ RULE train I expect to see Leia, Rey, Phasma, Holdo, L33t, Ahsoka, Jyn Erso and Sabine meet Vanellope....because Disney.


Friday, June 1, 2018

SFV AE Weekly Missions and Extra Battle Mode for 5/31/18 -6/7/18

It's Friday June 1st, the 19th week of AE and this weeks missions went live at 12AM last night! This weeks missions are:






  1. Perform a Combo 10X for 50 FM
  2. Play a Trial for 250FM
  3. Get a KO with a Critical Art 10X for 500FM
  4. Respectful Spectating for 2500 FM
  5. An arcade score of 100000 or more will be recorded in the rankings for "The Pharaoh Reborn" title
  6. Get a KO with a Critical Art 10X (CPT) for 2000 FM






I'll post a video below to show how to complete the requirements for Respectful Spectating.



Go to Versus Mode, Choose Versus CPU, set the difficulty, choose Underground Arena Stage, choose your opponent, be sure to land some combo's to knock the Bear in the background on it's ass!


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



1) M. Bison's 4th [Q&I] Crossover costume challenge for 2,500 FM (I'm skipping this one)



2) Experiened Shadaloo Soldier for 20,000 EXP X3 for a 1000 FM entry fee.



This weeks missions can net you 3,300 FM plus an additional 2,000 FM for the CPT challenge if you bought the CPT 2018 package. And if you beat the Experienced Shadaloo Soldier an additional 2,000 FM for every level the character you use levels up. For me I earned 4,300FM

And we got SF 30th Anniversary Collection on the 29th, beat SF1, SFII WW, SFII CE and then tried to set up a private lobby with some friends....that was a total cluster fuq!

Only the first player in the list can "green up", none of the other players can "Green Up".
The other players selecting the first person in the lobby gives the option to Accept / Cancel with the X button, which of course does nothing as you can't do that on behalf of someone else.
Selecting your own name only gives you the option to open your own profile using the X button instead of accepting the match. I was hoping to record some old school matches but alas that never happened.

And on Wednesday We got an update on the next Crossover Costume and it's Ryu's turn! He's rockin Arthur's Armor from Ghouls and Ghosts (and his awesome boxers)! I'll definitely be getting this one simply to fight with Ryu in boxer shorts with hearts!












And here's the schedule for Ryu's [Q&I] crossover costume.




















It looks like we're going to have two Shadaloo Soldiers this June, the return of the High Roller Shadaloo Elite and the Cunning Veteran Shadaloo Officer.









And Mayor Cody arrives June 26th!
As always keep fighting the good fight....stop lag switching and avoid sodium overdose. Be smart with your FM don't complain about the XBM golden soldiers because the alternative is Capcom charging RM for all DLC characters.

Sunday, May 27, 2018

SFV "Here comes a new mayor!" Cody Trailer

In 1989, a street wise brawler, Cody Travers was sent to prison by a crooked cop named Edi E. for a crime he did not commit. Cody promptly escaped from a maximum security prison to the Metro City underground to help his friend Guy. Today, now a part of the Metro City government he busts ass as a Mayor and a Street Fighter. If you have a problem, if no one else can help, and if you can find him....maybe you can hire Cody Travers.


Friday, May 25, 2018

Part 3 of The Tomb Portable's theory that Death Stranding is MGS0

The third video of the Tomb Portable's theory has finally arrived! And I can't wait to watch the entire video! Being at work makes this somewhat challenging. If you are a fan of the franchise I highly recommend watching these video's!


I'm excited to see What Hideo unveils at E3 this year next month! E3 is 6/12-6/14!