Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Screw Attack's Death Match! Chun Li Vs Mai Shiranui

I love fighting game rivalries especially cross franchise ones like Proxicide's Street Fighter Vs Mortal Kombat one a few years back!
Screw Attack has done a bunch of Death Matches with video game characters, I wanted to put this one up because I love this matchup! Not for the immature reasons but because I main Chun Li and never had a worthwhile match against a Mai player in CVS2...but if I had I think the outcome would be a little different than this match.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

SSX 2012 cast

Here is the cast for SSX2012, I'm a little torn, I loved Allegra in SSX3 but this new french chick Alex looks to give Elise a run for her money in the looks department. I do expect to see my girl Allegra via DLC shortly after launch.

1. Elise Riggs
Nickname: Bombshell
Nationality: Canadian
Home Mountain: Cypress, Grouse, Seymour Mountains
Bio: Even though she left The Tour, Elise refuses to leave snowboarding behind, much to the chagrin of her agent and insurers she still gets out to shred between film shoots and convention appearances. Elise has found a perfect balance in her life between acting and riding and she’s never been more content. Always searching for the next rush, Elise has recently been consumed by a new obsession: base-jumping with a wing-suit. Contour flying down a mountainside at 150km per hour delivers a rush unmatched by anything she could do on a snowboard alone and quickly Elsie realizes that she has to find a way to marry the two.

2. Mackenzie Fraser
 Nickname: Mac
Nationality: American
Home Mountain: Mount Baker
Bio: Mac is a legend on The Tour, holding all records on the pro circuit, having done and won it all – but being as good as he is has meant that there is very little left to challenge him. He is the epitome of ‘Shredder’, loves big air, big tricks and pushing the limits of what is possible on a snowboard. He’s usually the first person to nail an impossible combo and stick the landing (think triple corkscrew guy from 2011 X-Games), and has invented more tricks than Tony Hawk. Always looking for new challenges, and to elevate his skills once again, Mac left The Tour behind to co-found SSX.

3. Kaori Nishidake
Nickname: None
Nationality: Japanese
Home Mountain: Hokkaido
Bio: In the beginning Kaori had designs on joining the Japanese Olympic Team, but once The Tour came knocking, she quickly changed gears and focused on snowboarding as a career. Kaori worked her way through The Tour rankings and quickly established herself as one of the best. While she was burning up the circuit on her snowboard, her older brother Akira was busy working on his latest creation: The Tokyo Megaplex Snowboard Park. And he wanted Kaori to be the first to ride it. The Megaplex was a love letter to urban snowboarding, and theme park nuts, but mostly Akira’s way of telling his little sister how proud he was of her. 

4. Moby Jones
 Nickname: None
Nationality: British / Trinidadian
Home Mountain: Chamonix
Bio: Moby Jones was born in Brixton, England in 1982 to Trinidadian immigrant parents. Growing up on the rough streets of Brixton meant growing up fast but Moby managed to find a way around that rule; at age ten he had a skateboard thrust into his hands. Moby took to the sport like a duck to water. He began entering into local skate competitions and found himself winning more often than not. After a short while he was picked up by a local skate shop and given his first taste of what sponsorship could offer. After that more lucrative deals started to flow in; he was making a name for himself and it was paying off in dividends.

5. Psymon Stark
 Nickname: Sketchy
Nationality: Canadian
Home Mountain: Garibaldi back-country
Bio: Psymon Stark was born in Squamish, British Columbia in 1974. His parents weren’t around much growing up so as a result, he rarely found much time for school, choosing instead to spend his time in Whistler snowboarding the backcountry during the winter and glacier climbing during the warmer months.

When Psymon turned eighteen, he moved to Whistler fulltime and took a job working the graveyard shift as a groomer. Psymon did more damage to the runs with his cat than good, spending most of his time secretly building “kickers” all over the mountain so he and his friends could ride them the next day. This played havoc with newbie tourists and ski-school kids but made Psymon something of a legend in the circles that mattered. Off the mountain Psymon was the same kind of renegade. He was an animal. The all-night partying, the bar binges and the dust-ups were just fuel for the fire for Psymon. Nothing could slow him down. He fully embraced the bad-ass side of snowboarding culture and he very quickly started to build a name for himself with both local police and people on the pro snowboarding circuit.

Alternate Bio: Psymon was the original wild man on The Tour. He was a focused and formidable rider on the track, and absolute loose cannon off. His exploits (stealing a police car, riding a dirt bike through a high-end hotel) earned him more than a few overnight stays behind bars as well as the nickname "Sketchy" due to his erratic behavior. When things got to be too much for his sponsors, they threatened to kill his contracts if he didn't behave. Psymon told them where they could put their contracts. Fed up with it all, he turned his attention to building custom muscle-bikes in his own garage and little to no snowboarding - until long time friend Zoe Payne showed up and offered him something new.

6. Zoe Payne
Nickname: Demon
Nationality: American
Home Mountain: Flat Top Mountain, West Virginia
Bio: Zoe Payne was born in the rural outskirts of Baltimore, Maryland in 1983 and from a very early age she knew she liked to go fast. She latched onto anything that would put the wind in her hair, even managing to get her Big Wheel up to highway speeds on the hill outside her house. Zoe received her first pint sized dirt bike at age nine – and never looked back. Riding took over her life. Each birthday the bike got bigger, the riding got wilder. The only thing that ever got in the way – was winter. But Zoe discovered that snow offered up a different kind of riding. She flung herself headfirst into snowboarding. An instant natural she soaked up the culture and quickly honed her skills to become a formidable rider. Always looking to push herself, she tried her hand at some competitive riding and instantly laid waste to her fellow racers. Through sheer willpower and almost psychopathic determination, she landed herself a spot on The Tour and quickly became a dominating force in the world of professional snowboarding. 

7. Griff Simmons
Nickname: King of the Mountain
Nationality: American
Home Mountain: Aspen
Bio: Born American and damn proud of it, Griffin Simmons is the preeminent pro snowboarder riding on The Tour today. An Olympic gold-medal winner in boarder cross and big-air, he currently holds the title of "King of the Mountain", according to top snowboarding Magazine Snow Shredder. The fortune and fame was very quickly going straight to his head, and Griffin soon became his own biggest fan. Consumed by arrogance and the idea of being number one, his expert skills as a snowboarder only worked to facilitate his insatiable hunger for the center podium. If Griffin failed at that number-one spot, whatever prize he won would go uncollected; because if he was accepting anything less than first place, he was accepting failure. 

8. Tane Mumea
 Nickname: Hippie
Nationality: Fijian
Home Mountain: None
Bio: Tane is the quintessential gypsy-surfer. His laid-back ways and zest for life attitude have earned him the reputation of being one of the most personable and approachable people on the beach. But once he hits the waves in competition, Tane turns on his razor-sharp focus, tearing up the circuit. Still, it's not the spotlight that Tane seeks out on the waves - it's the personal satisfaction he gets from connecting with the ocean and the adventure that it provides him. As the sport of surfing has become twisted into a competition of corporations, Tane longs for the days when all that truly mattered was your skills on a surfboard. Wanting to rid himself of this new wave of surfing, Tane has left the pro circuit to look for other ways to satisfy his hunger, something that speaks to his true self. Tane hooks up with friends Zoe Payne and Mac Fraser to start SSX.

9. Ty Thorsen
 Nickname: Lucky
Nationality: Norwegian
Home Mountain: Lyngen Alps
Bio: Growing up in the remote town of Tromso, Norway - known as the gateway to the Arctic - Ty began crafting his skill as a snowboarder at a very early age. Never quite finding the success he eventually ended up working as a test rider for The Tour - a job that provided all of the riding and none of the pressure the others had to deal with. His easy-going manner, insane skills, and fearless attitude caught the attention of Zoe Payne. It was an easy decision to ask Ty to join her new team, and just as easy for Ty to accept. 

Alternate Bio: Ty Thorsen is a Terrain park test rider who works for the professional snowboarding circuit known as The Tour. Ty sets up the boardercross and big-air runs, riding them to ensure that safety and regulations are adhered to prior to The Tour riders hitting them in competition. Growing up in the remote town of Tromso, Norway - known as the gateway to the Arctic - Ty began crafting his skill as a snowboarder at a very early age. His father was a helicopter pilot who worked for an adventure tour company ferrying boarders and skiers in and out of the Lyngen Alps - otherwise inaccessible mountains. As a result, Ty would spend countless hours on the mountain, shredding some of the most unspoiled terrain there was. Being one of the preeminent backcountry destinations on the planet, The Lyngen Alps drew in dozens of the world’s best riders. Pros from around the globe would descend on the area looking to get a taste of the unspoiled terrain experience. These pros were the people that Ty learned from. As Ty grew older he began to look at where he was headed in his life and what opportunities lay ahead. He loved snowboarding and knew that he wanted to do something with that but competition wasn’t in his nature; Ty was about the ride and the personal connection between rider and mountain.

10. Alex Moreau
Nickname: The Chamonix Assassin
Nationality: French
Home Mountain: Mont Blanc
Bio: Alex Moreau was born in the Chamonix, Mont Blanc region of France in 1985 with the spirit of competition sewn into her DNA and coursing through her veins. Her grandfather Paul Moreau was a world-class skier who led the French National ski team to the Winter Olympics in 1924 - held in the family's own backyard of Chamonix. From a very early age, Alex embraced her lineage: she was in skis when most children her age were still mastering the art of walking. By the time she'd entered grade school, the skiing trophies on her mantle outweighed the finger paintings on the family fridge. But when Alex entered high school, she caused quite a stir in the Moreau family: she traded in her skis for a snowboard. Alex set her first snowboarding record on Chamonix just 6 months later. By the time she was sixteen she had set each and every record on Chamonix - and most of the surrounding mountains. Alex knew she had found her calling. As she grew older Alex's stunning beauty and flair for fashion made her a much sought-after model, but she never forgot her roots, and defends her seven world records with a ferociousness that has earned her the nickname, "The Chamonix Assassin." 

Pre Order Bonus Character.Eddie Wachowski

For more info visit http://www.ea.com/ssx and the uber SSX fansite http://www.merqurycity.com/

Monday, August 22, 2011

SSX 2012 Pre Order Bonus Content

SSX Pre-Order exclusive in-game content:



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Saturday, August 20, 2011

Gamescom 2011: PSP Vita Trailer

PSVita had a strong showing at this years Gamescom,
Below is the trailer for PS Vita, it emphasizes the hardware which, in my opinion, decimates the 3DS.
The dual analog sticks is huge and one of the biggest design flaws of the PSP, the 5 inch touch screen is fantastic and with today's smart phones and tablets this keeps the Vita on the level with that growing market, the rear touch pad is a unique addition which adds another level of control to future games....makes me wonder if this will be incorporated into future Dual Shock controllers, Six Axis motion sensors and Cross Play! PS3 <---->PSVita...if Cross Play works well I think Sony will finally overthrow Nintendo in the hand held market.

SSX @ Gamescom 2011

Todd Batty presenting SSX at Gamescom this year, talks up the online features of SSX including Ridernet, Mountain man, and the three aspects of the game; ride it, trick it, survive it. The game is sounding better and better with each drop of info!

Soul Calibur V Gamescom 2011 Trailer

 The Fighting Game genre is really heating up and I'm glad to see that Namco isn't putting their flagship fighter on the back burner while they work on TXSF...I can't wait to see their version of Chun LI!!!
I enjoyed Soul Blade, SCII and SCIII, I skipped IV even though I was curious about Tira. Soul Calibur V looks great but that's like saying Eva Mendez looks great...of course she does!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Movie Review: The Change Up

Ryan Reynolds and Jason Bateman are best friends since childhood, now as adults they lead polar opposite lives. One up to his ears with responsiblities the other not a care in the world. Kinda reminds me of my friendship with Krogenar a few years back...
Mitch (Reynolds) lives the bachelors lifestyle with a different PoA every night, Dave has a promising career at a law firm where he's driven to make partner, a beautiful wife a young daughter who is coping with a bully, and two adorable babies. Dave and Mitch have a bar night get drunk, and wish for each others lives while pissing in a fountain.
So their wishes come true and now Mitch is in Dave's body and vice versa. Can they make it thru the day/week without destroying each others life?
The Change Up has alot of funny scenes, a ton of T&A and more F-bombs than any movie I think I've seen in a long time. There's also one scene that I was a little uncomfortable with....baby fingers and a blender is just unnerving.  It's definately NOT for those prim and proper ladies out there.
The Change Up was kinda interesting for me I saw a little of myself in Mitch when I was in my early 20's and I see a little of Dave's character in me now at 38.
Sydney Rouviere (Knocked Up) plays Daves wife and her performance is almost a carbon copy of her character in Knocked Up.
Olivia Wilde (X-men origins Wolverine & Cowboys & Aliens) is smoking hot in this movie!
The story is not original at all it's been done to death....Trading Places, Freaky Friday, Big, Face Off etc. I'd say wait for it to come to Netflix.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Macross Frontier Wings of Goodbye Hybrid pack trailer

Namco has posted a trailer for Macross Frontier: Sayonara No Tsubara (Wings of Goodbye) Blu ray hybrid package. We get a glimpse at some footage of the movie and a bit of the game Macross: Final Frontier which is based on the movie.
Very Decultcha!