Tuesday, April 24, 2018

SFV AE Falke Story Mode and Initial Impressions

ACHTUNG! The Falke has landed and despite her simplistic inputs which many said would made her SHIZA, I disagree.
I'm no fan of the noob input scheme but her's felt a little less jarring than Ed's.
After purchasing her I hit up her Story mode and creepy Bison apparition can you say Pedoloo???
Check it out.



I also started her trials and seeing her standing next to Ryu made Ryu look like a roided up Zwerg.
I flew thru Survival Easy with her to start unlocking her colors, and I took her into a couple casual matches. My initial impression is if your opponent gets in Falke struggles, her sweet spot is definitely mid screen!
Guten Tag! 

The Venom trailer that has Venom

OK not bad, I like the paranoia angle and I love the Eddie Brock/ Symbiote Gollum moment @ 01:48!
Seeing Avi Arad as a producer makes me nervous, my expectation level for this movie's quality is about on par with the original Blade movie. That's not a bad thing but I think Venom will get lost in the Super-hero-itis from Avengers IW and what ever other Super hero flicks come out this year.

Friday, April 20, 2018

SFV AE Weekly Missions and Extra Battle Mode for 4/19/18 - 4/26/18

It's Thursday April 19th, the 13th week of AE and this weeks missions went live at 12PM! This weeks missions are:
Use a V-Skill 10X for 50 FM
Play Story Mode for 250 FM
Use Fight Request to Play a Ranked Match for 500FM
Remember that Dress for 2,500FM

I'll post a video below to help show how to complete the requirements for Remember that Dress.




Go to Story Mode, choose character story, choose Ken, choose Epilogue. Done.



After completing the weekly missions, I headed over to the eXtra Battle Mode and this week we have :
Guile's 2nd [Q&I] Crossover Costume (Nameless Super Soldier from Forgotten Worlds) challenge for 2,500 FM,





Next I faced the Cunning Veteran Shadaloo Officer which has a 1500 FM entry fee and an award of 30,000 EXP and can be fought 3X! That's 90,000 EXP.....which I got none of ! I used my main and this Skeletor wannabe absolutely beat my ass like I never played Street Fighter before. So any FM I made in this weeks missions I blew trying to beat that douchebag.



This weeks missions will net you 3,300FM, subtract 1500FM for Guile's  2nd [Q&I] Crossover Costume (Nameless Super Soldier from Forgotten Worlds) and 4,500FM for fighting the Cunning Veteran Shadaloo Officer. So this week I walked away with -2,700FM.


Next Thursday we battle the middle class Shadaloo Grunt which has a 1500 FM entry fee and an award of 2,500 FM and can be fought 3X! That's 3,000 FM if you win every time!!! Karin is gonna beat that grunt to a pulp!


 The Falke trailer finally dropped on Monday, Aesthetically she’s well done, story and battle costumes look good.
Theme is S+
Move set looks interesting, I was hoping the inputs would not be like Ed, but alas she does.
Her CA is underwhelming, reminds me of a mix of SFIV Juri U1 and Poison U1
She’s very soft spoken, wished her Eng voice actress had a Germanic accent.
I’ll still plan on getting her Tuesday for 100k FM




If I start seeing women wearing green lipstick I will concede that Capcom can control fashion, before Ken was released I never saw guys with the man bun hairstyle but afterwards I saw it everywhere!


Remember ladies and gents manage your FM intelligently and don’t give Capcom a reason to start offering FM for REAL money!

Monday, April 16, 2018

SFV Falke Trailer

The Falke trailer just dropped and I'm happy with her gameplay from the trailer! I hope her move inputs are not like Ed's. I suspect the move list will be  added to the Shadaloo Combat Research Institute shortly if it's not already there.
Falke will be available April 24th!
Her Story and Battle Costume's look great, I wish her English voice actress had a germanic accent! She's too soft spoken IMO.

Friday, April 13, 2018

SFV Weekly Missions and Extra Battle Mode for 4/12/18 - 4/19/18

It's Thursday April 12th, the 12th week of AE and this weeks missions went live at 12PM! This weeks missions are:


Perform a counter 10X for 150 FM
View a Demonstration for 250 FM
Join a Battle Lounge for 250 FM
Safety Measures for 2,500FM

I'll post a video below to help show how to complete the requirements for the Safety Measures mission.


Go to Versus Mode, choose versus CPU, set the difficulty to 1 (for an easier life), choose Bustling Side Street Stage, choose an opponent, break the 4 neon signs hanging on the center left side of the stage while fighting your opponent.

After completing the weekly missions, I headed over to the eXtra Battle Mode and this week we have :
Guile's 1st [Q&I] Crossover Costume (Nameless Super Soldier from Forgotten Worlds) challenge for 2,500 FM,



High Roller Elite Shadaloo soldier which has a 1500FM entry fee and an award of 7,500 FM and can be fought 3X! That's 18,000 FM if you win every time!!!



This weeks missions will net you 3,150 FM, and with the Golden Shadaloo you can earn up to 21,150FM!!!

Next week we battle the Cunning Veteran Shadaloo Officer which has a 1500 FM entry fee and an award of 30,000 EXP and can be fought 3X! That's 90,000 EXP if you win every time!!!

Then on May 3rd we battle the middle class Shadaloo Grunt which has a 1500 FM entry fee and an award of 2,500 FM and can be fought 3X! That's 3,000 FM if you win every time!!!

Yesterday the Street Fighter twitter page posted:


I was hopeful we'd get the Falke trailer, but alas she's still "in the lab" and I'm hopeing her trailer grops early next week so she's available Thursday the 19th.



Remember ladies and gents manage your FM intelligently and don’t give Capcom a reason to start offering FM for REAL money!


Monday, April 9, 2018

The greatest Speculation/ Theory regarding Hideo Kojima's upcoming PS4 game Death Stranding and what it might actually be!

In my many years of gaming I have played many many games and one franchise in particular has time and again proven to be the pinnacle of story telling in this medium and has one of video games most iconic characters (2 actually).....Metal Gear Solid, Snake/Big Boss.
If you're a gamer you most likely know about the drama between Kojima and Konami (I won't go into it) but it was ugly!
Ever since Kojima has  departed Konami, Kojima Studio's has been working on their first game, Death Stranding. To say the trailers for Death Stranding have been less than clear about what the game is about would be an under statement. See for yourself...




 Last night I stumbled across an amazing video that theorizes that this year Hideo will drop a nuclear bomb of a surprise on the gaming industry the likes of which has never been seen, that he has been secretly been working on.......well watch the video and see!


[UPDATE] Last night TheTombPortable updated his channel with the second part of his theory which I enjoyed and am in aww of how far down the rabbit hole he's gone, but there is one aspect of the theory I'm having difficulty swallowing.....that the whole situation between Hideo Kojima and Konami is a premeditated ruse, an experiment in deliberate emotional manipulation of the gaming industry and fans of the Metal Gear Franchise!
If you haven't watched the first video, check that out prior to watching this one.

Solo Trailer #2

The second trailer for Solo dropped last night and it's actually not bad! The sets in Solo look really good and fit into Star Wars 100X more than TLJ's Canto Bite. Donald Glover still seems to be the highlight of this movie but I need to admit Alden seemed better in this trailer especially the scene on the Falcon when Chewy tells him how old he is.
And I still want to believe Thandie Newton's character is really Sana even though IMDB says her name is Val.
We also see Chewie having a shared moment with another wookie! Did chewie have a significant other.
And Lando droid L3 seems very "annimated" I think L2 and K2SO would compliment each other very well!
We also get a peek at the infamous sabacc game where someone loses the Falcon "fair and square", which again Donald Glover absolutely nails Lando!

Like I've said plenty of times in the past I had zero interest in this movie, It just seemed completely unnecessary but this trailer has piqued my interest a bit.








Friday, April 6, 2018

SFV Weekly Missions and Extra Battle Mode for 4/5/18 - 4/12/18

It's Thursday April 5th, the 11th week of AE and this weeks missions went live at 12PM! This weeks missions are:

  1. Perform a combo 10X for 50 FM
  2. Perform a counter 10X for 150 FM
  3. Play a Trial for 250 FM
  4. Play a Casual Match for 500 FM
  5. Shibasaki's First Request for 2,500FM

I'll post a video below to help show how to complete the requirements for the Shibasaki's First Request  mission.




Go to Story Mode, choose Character Story, choose Dhalsim, Choose Chapter 2 Vs R. Mika, defeat R. Mika, done.

After completing the weekly missions, I headed over to the eXtra Battle Mode and this week we have :
Ken's 4th [Q&I] Crossover Costume challenge for 2,500 FM,
Nash's 4th [Q&I] Crossover Costume challenge for 2,500 FM,
(Proof of a Hero) against Ken in his Rathalos Crossover costume for 1000 FM.

This weeks missions will net you 3,450 FM, and since I'm not doing Ken or Nash [Q&I]'s I actually  made a FM profit!
I also bought the CPT 2018 pack so I got a 5,000 FM bonus plus I also made an extra 2,000 FM for banging out the first CPT 2018 challenge: 
  1. Perform a combo 20X for 2,000 FM
So all in all I made 10,450FM this week.


Next week a new  [Q&I] Crossover Costume challenge begins for Guile and I will be doing this one! 
The Nameless Super Soldier from an old school game Forgotten Worlds.


Here's the schedule

And next week the Shadaloo Soldiers return! The first is the High Roller Elite Shadaloo soldier which has a 1500 FM entry fee and an award of 7,500 FM and can be fought 3X! That's 18,000 FM if you win every time!!!
Then on April 19th we battle the Cunning Veteran Shadaloo Officer which has a 1500 FM entry fee and an award of 30,000 EXP and can be fought 3X! That's 90,000 EXP if you win every time!!!

Then on May 3rd we battle the middle class Shadaloo Grunt which has a 1500 FM entry fee and an award of 2,500 FM and can be fought 3X! That's 3,000 FM if you win every time!!!



Remember ladies and gents manage your FM intelligently and don’t give Capcom a reason to start offering FM for REAL money!
What do you see in front of your fist?



 

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Movie Review: Ready Player One

My Friend CJ gave me this book as a gift many years ago, he obviously knows me well! Regrettably I never finished the book on account that I moved and it's hiding in a box somewhere in my basement still..
So did I enjoy the movie? Yes
Will Joe movie goer? Maybe, but they will NOT appreciate all the pop culture references!
I felt there was alot of exposition hidden in conversation to make the movie more accessible to the masses. I didn't need that but I understand that there are many who would.
Spielberg did a great job explaining the economy in the oasis and how it affected the real world economy, which I found extremely relevant in the wake of the Star Wars Battlefront II controversy with the micro-transactions and loot crates.
It also made me reminisce about the years I spent playing FFXI and that MMO's economy which was fully functional and how people were selling high level accounts for real life $$$.


I have a feeling RPO may end up being one of those films like Tron that years from now we'll watch it and say " DAYUUM Earnest Cline saw the future before anyone else!" We're now in the 8th generation of consoles and VR gaming is in it's infancy, I can easily imagine whole game worlds or a virtual version of Playstation Home (that was a thing last generation).
The Oasis was very well realized and I wasn't distracted by the switch between the real world and the virtual unlike when I watched Cameron's Battle Angel Allita trailer.
My only gripe I have with the movie was Serano and F'Nale came across a little Disney XDish for me.
Now I'm hoping someone can answer these two nagging questions for me Was Serano's avatar dark Clark Kent?
And did they ever reveal who IROK was IRL?
I've been playing video games since the Atari 2600 and still do so I truly appreciated the story and ALL the Easter Eggs and references in it. My son actually recognized some of the avatars based on "real" video game characters...Ryu, Chun Li etc.
And for all the younger gamers out there everything about Adventure and the first Easter Egg in video games is true.
I think just about anyone can enjoy Ready Player One but if you were born around the same time as me and played video games and watched Kubrick/ Spielberg/ Lucas movies and watched Saturday morning cartoons you'll have a greater appreciation of this movie.

B

Thursday, March 29, 2018

SFV Weekly Missions and Extra Battle Mode for 3/29/18 - 4/5/18

It's Thursday March 29th, the 10th week of AE and this weeks missions went live at 11PM! This weeks missions are:

  1. Perform a normal throw 10 X for 50 FM
  2. View Rankings on the CFN for 250FM
  3. Play a Ranked Match for 500 FM
  4. Come One, Come All for 2,500 FM
I'll post a video below to help show how to complete the requirements for the mission.



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, I headed over to the eXtra Battle Mode and this week we have :
Ken's 3rd [Q&I] Crossover Costume challenge for 2,500 FM,
Nash's 3rd [Q&I] Crossover Costume challenge for 2,500 FM,
R. Mika's 4th [Q&I] Crossover Costume challenge for 2,500 FM
(Proof of a Hero) against Ken in his Rathalos Crossover costume for 1000 FM.

Another week and no sign of Golden Shadaloo Soldiers....so no Xtra FM.

This weeks missions will net you 3,300 FM, and since I'm not doing Ken, Nash or Mika's [Q&I]'s I actually  made a FM profit!

In other SFV news we'll be getting 3 Darkstalkers Crossover costumes April 3rd.
They will NOT be avail via XBM like the ones we've been doing the past few weeks.
The 3 costumes  are for Menat, Juri and Urien and will only be avail for purchase on the PS store for $3.99 each