Zipper has released the first teaser trailer for M.A.G. or Massive Action Game. It's not the most original title but at least it's short and to the point. Aparently Zipper has unlocked the secrets of Interwebz optimization between the PS2 and the PS3! On the PS2 the best they could do was 32 player online matches, but somehow now they think they can have 256 player online matches on one Massive battlefield. I'm highly skeptical, I think it's gonna end up being eight 32 player battles on the same battlefield, and the winning team will get to advance to another "hot" zone to assist another squad.
Thursday, April 30, 2009
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Mega man has been saving humanity from the evil robots of Dr. Wily since 19XX. No wonder many people want to be Mega Man, but it's not an easy gig, better know where to go to get that grande non fat mocha E Tank! Rock on Rockman!!!
Monday, April 20, 2009
The Street Fighter IV National Tournament Finals were this past Saturday and Justin Wong (East coast) beat Mike Ross (West Coast) and won the Game Stop National Tournament.
Then he went up against the International Champs, Diago (JPN), Iyo (JPN), Poonko (KOR)
Here's the results from the International Tournament!
International round robin style matches are best of 7 rounds
:Iyo (JP-SIM) Beats Poongko (KO-RYU) : 4 rounds to 2
Daigo (JP-RYU) Beats Poongko (KO-RYU) : 4 rounds to 1
JWong (US-RuF) Beats Poongko (KO-RYU) : 4 rounds to 3
Daigo (JP-RYU) Beats Iyo (JP-SIM) : 4 rounds to 3
JWong (US-RuF) Beats Iyo (JP-SIM) : 4 rounds to 2
Daigo (JP-RYU) Beats Wong (US-RuF) : 4 rounds to 0
For more pics and video from the event head over to http://www.kineda.com/justin-wong-wins-sfiv-national-tournament-and-daigo-wins-international-title/
Next stop EVO 2009!
Saturday, April 18, 2009
I've been pretty down on TF2 simply because McG's T4 trailers have been stellar. Up till now it looked like Cyberdyne was gonna KO Cybertron, but Michael Bay just let loose a very promising clip, in it we clearly see The Fallen and Devastator as well as Megan Fox stripping!
Looks like The Transformers are gonna give the Terminators a run for the Box Office crown...
Friday, April 17, 2009
For anyone that wants more than will fit in a nutshell...
Tournaments:The tournaments offer a new take on classic SFIV competition. They are broken out into 5 different levels, which means everyone can participate and find a good challenge without getting blown out of the water or bored. You score Grade Points (GP) for tournament wins, and as your GP total grows, you'll become eligible to enter into more exclusive tournaments. Winning tournaments will also net you Championship Points (CP). The CP work basically like "prize money" up for grabs in the tournament. The higher the GP skill of the players in a particular tournament, the bigger the CP prize!
In true tournament tradition, character selection is double-blind. With the CP purse on the line, you won't be able to see who your opponent has picked until you've both made your choices, and the battle is set to begin.
The tournaments are run according to a standard type of single-elimination bracket, but your opponents are generated dynamically. This means the matching system will automatically match you with a player of your skill level participating in that tournament type, so you don't have to wait around. Since the tournaments are already seeded by player strength, you're assured quality opponents at your same skill level, as fast as possible. If you can advance through the rounds to take a top placing, you'll score GP and CP. As your points increase, you're eligible for tournaments with increasingly strong opponents.
--SG Championship (SUPER GRADE): 5 rounds long. The highest grade championship in which only top players can participate.
The tournament system is set up to reward you for participating. At G3, you actually score a point even if you get knocked out in your very first match. At G2, you don't gain points for a first-round loss, but don't lose any either. Similarly, you never lose points by participating in the FREE rank tournaments. Only in the top G1 and SG tournaments is it possible to lose GP, and even then you only ever lose 5 points for a first-round loss. One of the best things about the new mode is that can play in tournaments in just the same way you can use the "arcade request" feature, so you're free to play in arcade mode while waiting for your next tournament challenger, who will be chosen automatically based on your rank.
Last, but most certainly not least, disconnecters, aka pullers, aka ragequitters, your days are numbered: If you disconnect during a match, the system will also dock you your progress in the tournament, so pullers will never be able to advance into the higher ranks of tournaments. What's even more fun is that the system also happily displays your disconnect percentage, so if you've got a bad habit, it's right there for everyone to see.
On Xbox Live, instead of rating the matches, you can choose to download and save your favorite replays to study the players' techniques. You'll also be able to turn on the input commands from both players to be able to review their button and joystick motions in precise detail.
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Friday, April 10, 2009
Check my YouTube channel for some of my fight vids, more to come. Over the past couple of weeks I've had my fair share of rage quitters and started taking screen caps of them. But we can't post them on Capcom unity...them's the rules, but thanks to Seth Killian we now have a place to show the world how LAME some people are!
For all the people who have rage quit on me, ask yourself, why are you fighting? To test your skills and improve your game? OR To get a zillion worthles BP?
So anyone who has been on the cusp of victory only to get the pop up "connection with other player has been lost" window take a pic and send it to http://firstname.lastname@example.org
Then head over to http://thebadloserswallofshame.blogspot.com/ see screen shot on the interwebz for the whole world to see!
Cat Shit One looks like it may be during the Vietnam War era...definately gonna check this shit out!
Thursday, April 9, 2009
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
"One of the cool things we're doing there is inviting you to join GameStop and Capcom for the “Street Fighter Fights Hunger” charity food drive in partnership with Second Harvest Food Bank. You're invited to come do your part by bringing gifts of canned foods or nominal donations to be collected at the event.
The event will take place at Fort Mason in San Francisco, where 16 national finalists will battle it out for the Grand Prize before advancing to represent the US in an International Exhibition featuring champions from Japan and Korea. Street Fighter fans will be able to experience the action up close and personal as the finalists will be playing live-on stage with a giant jumbo screen to show off every bit of the battle.
Besides just the Finals, there's some other cool things to look forward to, like:
- SFIV game play kiosks
- Autograph signing with Yoshinori Ono, Producer for SFIV, and Seth Killian, EVO founder and Special Advisor to the game
- Performances by freestyle dance crew and America’s Best Dance Crew finalists, Supreme Soul, live on-stage throughout the night
- DJ spinning throughout the night
- SFIV-themed costume contest, activities, and prizes
- E-Shots photo booth, Venom Energy Drink samplings, Estate LA custom hat experience, Coveroo laser etching experience, and SFIV models
So remember, bring canned foods or risk Dan Ultra to the face.
Saturday, April 18, 2009
Fort Mason Center, San Francisco"
I'd definitely go, if I were on the correct coast...
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
After the let down that is Socom Confrontation Zipper has it's work cut out for them. 256 people online at once sounds crazy, but I'll believe it when I see it, they barely could get 36 person multiplayer right...