Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Love and Hate the FGC VS The Gun Violence blame game


Here we go again!
Another mass shooting in America, 2 actually and here comes the blame game from politicians....
I've been playing Video games since the Atari 2600, I've played Street Fighter since 1987 and many many other games that are "violent". I guess I'm waaaay overdue for a egregious act of violence!
Yes I get salty when I lose a match in Street Fighter...It's a competitive game and I'm competitive in nature...I like to win, who doesn't?
 But the video game industry seems like an easy scapegoat to the talking heads, there's been an abundant number of case studies to prove Video games do not "make" people violent to the point they go into public places and unload a semi automatic rifle or blow up buildings with people!!!
Evo 2019 is coming to a close and this year Yoshinori Ono a veteran producer at Capcom who loves attending the World's premiere fighting game tournament and share his love of Street Fighter with all the attendees with a hearty SHORYUKEN and a trailer for new content.
But as mentioned this years announcement leaked early on Steam and Ono was so defeated he tweeted that he didn't even want to go to EVO this year.
I just want to show the love that the FGC has when united, yeah we play games that involve violence but there's a heart and a level of unity that resonates stronger than all these violent atrocities that politicians want to blame video games for.
I think the government needs to look elsewhere for the cause. It seems America isn't the top consumer of video games but God Damn we EXCEL at gun violence!!!!

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Hype Train derailed days before departure!

8 months we've been waiting and today Steam leaked the trailer for the first 3 characters, are you serious?! This is ridiculous, Kage was leaked hours prior @ Capcom Cup and now the next 3 characters leaked  DAYS before EVO. These 3 characters are MONTHS late and for those of us who have been holding out hope that there was something coming this great news but there's something in my mind saying "that's it?". There has to be something else that caused Capcom to fall into radio silence for 8 months! If this was an executive decision to delay these characters and not keep open lines of communication someone needs to be fired.
I guess we'll find out Sunday night if there's "Much More" for us.
Now as far as the 3 characters are concerned
Honda: Meh some people will be glad he finally made it, others will be like why the F did you fuck up Vega and Birdie and leave Honda unchanged!
Lucia: Well X-Kira was absolutely right, NO ONE would've guessed this character from Final Fight 3 was coming!
Poison: Shoulda just made it Roxy, but regardless he's back. I like the whip swing, the Belmonts are impressed!
I have to admit if that's all we're getting regarding season 4 I'm not feeling any excitement at all!
So these 3 will be available on the 4th for $5.99 or 100k FM each or you can get em all on the 5th for $14.99 and save $2.98 that you can put towards Honda's Stage which costs $3.99 or 70k FM.


Saturday, July 27, 2019

EVO 2019 and the fate of SFV

Another year another EVO approaches in 6 days, and what many in the FGC are wondering what does Capcom have in store for Street Fighter V? I've been playing SFV since launch and I have to admit, for the last month I really haven't felt much of an urge to play. Herein lies the problem with games as a service plan! When the players get accustomed to scheduled updates with new content and then the updates just go on hiatus the player base losses interest regardless if the game is solid and has plenty of content. Since it's launch there was a plan for updates and new content which was relatively reliable....until season 3 concluded


Dec 16th 2018 with Capcom Cup. It's now almost August 2019, 8 months later and we've got 1 new DLC character a shotoclone-clone, Kage. And a some random DLC like Field of Fate,  Ring of Justice, Suzaku Castle @ night (should be free if you bought the Suzaku Stage @ day DLC!), Kage monocle costume, and Sagat dew rag costume which is included in the CPT 2019 bundle, and a couple crossover costumes like Katt for Falke, Shade for Sagat, Devilotte for Menat.

This time last year we had Sakura in Jan, Blanka in Feb, Falke in April, Cody in June! And Sagat AND G released August 18th!
So I understand why so many have said SFV is "dead", Capcom isn't doing themselves any favors by going radio silent these last 7 months.
The question in my mind is HOW?
HOW will Ono and the SFV dev team resuscitate SFV?
HOW many characters are we getting revealed Sunday August 4th?
HOW much new content will we be getting, HOW much will this cost?
HOW will players be able to purchase the new characters aside from real money since FM seems to be a dead form of E-currency?
With PS5 launching holiday 2020 HOW can Ono say he doesn't have any SFVI news for EVO 2019....

Thursday, July 18, 2019

FORCE OF DARKNESS fan film Kylo Ren VS Darth Vader

Admit it you wanna see this face off, the ST has been depressing lackluster when it comes to GOOD light saber fights!
Rian Johnson should have consulted with these guys, there was way too much "So You Think You Can Dance" with the Praetorian guards Vs Rey & Kylo in TLJ!

 

Friday, June 21, 2019

SFV AE Weekly Missions and Extra Battle Mode for 6/21/19 - 6/28/19

It's Friday June 21st, the 72nd week of SFV AE and this week’s missions went live at 12AM last night! This week’s missions are:


1.   Use Fight Request to play a Ranked Match for 500FM



2.  Win 10 Battle Lounge matches for 500FM



3.  Play Survival Mode! for 250FM



4.  Perform an anti-air attack 10X for 50FM



5. An Arcade score of 100,000 or more will be recorded in the rankings for the title “Mayor”.



This week’s missions can net you 1300FM. Subtract the cost of the second Shade Crossover costume and the Crossover BGM if you haven't gotten it yet and the Fortune Tix fight and you'll end up with -2700FM




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


1. Get your hands on Fortune Tix against Sagat #4 for 250FM participation fee









2. [Quick and Immovable] Get the Crossover Costume #4 for Sagat (Shade from Cyberbots: Fullmetal Madness) for 2500FM participation fee.






3. Get the Crossover BGM! Helion Theme from Cyberbots: Fullmetal Madness for 1000FM






I've pretty much given up on Fighting Chance and the stupid Fortune tix thing, it's a FM sink in a FM recession! Oh and coming June 25th we're getting a "new" stage! The SF II CE Ryu Stage, Suzaku Castle at Night....




Soooo I have some questions (the same ones as everyone else)
1. Why?
2. If I bought the Suzaku Castle stage do you expect me to drop either 2 bucks or 40K FM for a reskinned stage?
3. What FM do you think we have? I've been a miser with my FM so I could afford it via FM but again, why should I have to pay for a reskinned Stage?




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

Friday, June 14, 2019

SFV AE Weekly Missions and Extra Battle Mode for 6/14/19 - 6/21/19

It's Friday June 14th, the 71st week of SFV AE and this week’s missions went live at 12AM last night! This week’s missions are:


1.   Use a V-Skill 10X for 50FM



2.  Play a Casual Match for 500FM



3.  Play Training Mode! for 250FM



4.  Get a KO with a EX move 10X for 250FM



5. An Arcade score of 100,000 or more will be recorded in the rankings for the title “Mayor”.



This week’s missions can net you a measly 1050FM. Subtract the cost of the second Shade Crossover costume and the Crossover BGM if you haven't gotten it yet and the Fortune Tix fight and you'll end up with -2700FM



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


1. Get your hands on Fortune Tix against Sagat #3 for 250FM participation fee






2. [Quick and Immovable] Get the Crossover Costume #2 for Sagat (Shade from Cyberbots: Fullmetal Madness) for 2500FM participation fee.




3. Get the Crossover BGM! Helion Theme from Cyberbots: Fullmetal Madness for 1000FM






I've pretty much given up on Fighting Chance and the stupid Fortune tix thing, it's a FM sink in a FM recession! Oh and coming June 25th we're getting a "new" stage! The SF II CE Ryu Stage, Suzaku Castle at Night....

Soooo I have some questions (the same ones as everyone else)
1. Why?
2. If I bought the Suzaku Castle stage do you expect me to drop either 2 bucks or 40K FM for a reskinned stage?
3. What FM do you think we have? I've been a miser with my FM so I could afford it via FM but again, why should I have to pay for a reskinned Stage?




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

Monday, June 10, 2019

Square Enix E3 Final Fantasy VII Remake

 E3 2019 is now in full gear and Square Enix dropped a new trailer  for Final Fantasy VII remake that gives us a release date which is just under 9 months from now, 3.3.20. But once again we don't see Tifa. I also on't believe the entire game will be available in March. Square Enix's conference begins today at 9 PM EST....I hope we see her then!
UPDATE
So the full trailer was just released and we get to see Tifa, and along with the trailer we got a great game play demo!







Sunday, June 9, 2019

Cyberpunk 2077 E3 Presentation featuring Keanu Reeves is BREATH TAKING!

You're Breathtaking!
There has been so god awful E3 presentations in the past with just cringy presenters, this however is the exact opposite. I don't think anyone saw this coming, during the Cyberpunk 2077 E3 presentation who comes strolling out on Stage? John fucking Wick! The Chosen One....Keanu Reeves! 
If the trailer wasn't already hype enough Keanu Reeves just set this games hype into overdrive!
The games looks breathtaking! 


Friday, June 7, 2019

SFV AE Weekly Missions and Extra Battle Mode for 6/7/19 - 6/14/19

It's Friday June 7th, the 70th week of SFV AE and this week’s missions went live at 12AM last night! This week’s missions are:



1.   Perform a counter 10X for 150FM



2.  Play a Ranked Match for 500FM



3.  Play Story Mode! for 250FM



4.  Get a KO with a Critical Art 1X for 50FM



5. An Arcade score of 100,000 or more will be recorded in the rankings for the title “Mayor”.



This week’s missions can net you a measly 950FM



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

1. Get your hands on Fortune Tix against Sagat #2 for 250FM participation fee






2. [Quick and Immovable] Get the Crossover Costume #1 for Sagat (Shade from Cyberbots: Fullmetal Madness) for 2500FM participation fee.




3. Get the Crossover BGM! Helion Theme from Cyberbots: Fullmetal Madness for 1000FM






4. Upper Class Shadaloo Soldier! for 1000FM Participation Fee







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

Google proves it doesn't understand the Video Game Industry

Google has done some amazing shit over the years, they are the only viable search engine....it's not like you ever hear someone say let me Bing that,  Gmail, G+ (RIP), but what I just watched makes me wonder "Do they understand the Video Game Industry at all?" 
I understand that the end of the age of Video Game Consoles is approaching and I'm not sure anyone knows how to move forward.
I'm gonna sound like an old fart but when I was a kid watching TV required you to get up and physically turn it on, there was seven channels 2,4,5,7,9, 11 and 13. We didn't need a TV provider, the electricity used by the TV went into the electric bill....SIMPLE. Then Cable came around and the Home Box Office was born...Cable was considered a luxury at first but soon became common (like all things like traveling on trains and aircraft) and for the most part it was an improvement.
Fast forward to 2019...the 21st Century, the FUTCHA! I now pay Verizon over 100 bucks a month for access to the Internet, and the ability to watch TV (over 100 channels! but so bloated with utter shit), I pay AT&T every month so my Iphone doesn't turn into an Ipod at the stroke of midnight,  I also pay Netflix $15.00 /mo to gain access to there vast library of movies and shows via their streaming service. But there's other Streaming services out there that offer original content and movies and shows that Netflix doesn't have.....they cost a monthly fee also. And this fall Disney will be opening shop with D+ streaming service so we can watch all their proprietary content starting at a comfy $6.99 a month! Then there's the 60 bucks a year I pay to Sony so I can play multiplayer online games on my PS4 with PS+ (but they sweeten the deal by giving me free games to download each month (some crap some AAA).

Ok so you get the point, everyone's got their hand in my wallet and my wallet only holds so much money. So I gotta be sure I'm spending it on what I truly want as far as entertainment is concerned. And I believe that goes for most gamers around the world. I've been a gamer since the beginning of the second generation, back when complete games came on cartridges that were stuck in big ass consoles as time went on consoles began to evolve, they began to look like they belonged in a home theater set up and less like a childs toy. Games evolved also from cartridges to CD's, to DVD's to UMD's to BD's, we're now in a transitional period where games are available to buy digitally. At the beginning of the current (8th) generation I was very skeptical of purchasing games digitally because of the whole DRM drama Microsoft created when introducing the XBone @ E3. I still wanted to be able to share my games with friends and vice versa which could only be done via physical copies of the game. So here I am days before E3 2019 and the majority of my library this generation is digital.
In my mind I've payed for something and I own something, I can't touch it or trade it but it's on my 7 TB external HDD....so I "own" it. My only concern is will I be able to play it years from now?? I know if I hooked up my NES and threw Golgo 13 in it would work (after some vigorous blowing).
So that leads me to what I just watched on You tube....Google showcasing the Stadia video game console streaming service....I'm gonna recap the points I feels will be Stadia's downfall.
Stadia is a streaming game service, meaning you don't own anything but a controller and a Chromecast dongle, what does the controller connect to? can't charge a wireless controller without a console to connect to....guess you need AA or AAA batteries? So the initial $130 investment for Stadia Pro is for a controller and a Chromecast dongle???
If you're streaming Games you never actually "own" the game, it's coming from Googles servers via the Chromecast dongle to your device, How are you "buying" anything? That's like Netflix charging the $15.00 /mo for the service then charging the MSRP of the movie to view it......GET THE FUCK OUTTA HERE!!!
Sony has PS Now....their first foray into streaming games service, so for a monthly subscription you'll have access to HUNDREDS of games from the Playstation's vast library, you can also download the game to the console similar to how Netflix allows users to DL certain movies and games, but once that subscription ends so does your access to the game....you don't ever "own" the game.
So if you want to "own" the game you can go to the Playstation Store and buy it and DL it to either the console's HDD or an external HDD.
Google Stadia appears to be strictly a streaming service so what exactly are you buying?
Anyway this Post is getting a bit too lengthy what do you think? Will Google's Stadia be succesful or will it exit stage left and be greeted by the Jaguar, Lynx, Neo Geo and Ouya and 3Do with open arms?





Friday, May 31, 2019

Death Stranding....I still have no idea what this game is about! And it's becoming very frustrating!!!!

First off the image I used totally encompasses the deafening WTF roar of the entire gaming community....nice job!
I'm sorry but this trailer doesn't clarify anything, the game is still shrouded in secrecy. The story makes no sense, and the game-play looks extremely similar to a certain Tactical Espionage Action game that relies on stealth. There is a YT channel, The Tomb Portable that had some convincing video's theorizing that Death Stranding might actually be MGS0 but they haven't posted anything recently which could mean 1 of 2 things he's abandoned his theory or Kojima Productoins asked him to STFU because they were right.
I want to support Hideo because of all the BS Konami put him thru but this trailer really doesn't help sell this game to the masses and all the beautiful characters (Lea Seydoux is gorgeous IMO) can't save a game with such a bizarre story and if it's too political it'll be DOA. I have faith in Hideo so I will absolutely give this game a chance.

SFV AE Weekly Missions and Extra Battle Mode for 5/31/19 - 6/7/19

It's Friday May 31st, the 69th week of SFV AE and this week’s missions went live at 12AM last night! This week’s missions are:

1.   Win 10 Battle Lounge matches for 500 FM

2.  View a Demonstration for 250FM

3.  Knock down your opponent 10X! for 50FM

4.  Clear Trials #1-#5 consecutively for 500FM

5. An Arcade score of 100,000 or more will be recorded in the rankings for the title “Mayor”.

This week’s missions can net you a measly 1300FM

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


1. Get your hands on Fortune Tix against Sagat  #1 for 250FM participation fee




2. [Quick and Immovable] Get the Crossover Costume #4 for Falke ( Katt from Breath of Fire II) for 2500FM participation fee.





3. Get the Crossover BGM!  Cross Counter from Breath of Fire II for 1000FM







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

Friday, May 24, 2019

SFV AE Weekly Missions and Extra Battle Mode for 5/24/19 - 5/31/19

It's Friday May 24th, the 68th week of SFV AE and this week’s missions went live at 12AM last night! This week’s missions are:

1.   Join a Battle Lounge for 250 FM

2.  Play a Trial  for 250FM

3.  Get a KO with an EX move 10X! for 250FM

4.  Perform an anti-air attack 10X for 50FM

5. An Arcade score of 100,000 or more will be recorded in the rankings for the title “Acapulco Killer Bee”.

This week’s missions can net you a measly 800FM (don't go spending that all in one place lol)

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

1. Get your hands on Fortune Tix against M. Bison  #5 for 250FM participation fee






2. [Quick and Immovable] Get the Crossover Costume #3 for Falke ( Katt from Breath of Fire II) for 2500FM participation fee.






3. Get the Crossover BGM!  Cross Counter from Breath of Fire II for 1000FM







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


Thursday, May 23, 2019

Star Trek Picard Teaser Trailer

Image result for Star Trek Picard While Uncle Paulie's away I'll post this for him, cause I know he's as much of a fan of Star Trek as I am of Star Wars....makes for some enjoyable conversations.
Of all the different series in the franchise TNG was my favorite. I tried to get into DS9 but it just wasn't able to grab my interest and hold on to it and Janeway.....well that show was lost before she was for me. I kinda liked Enterprise for a bit but again I lost interest....
I really hope Picard reignites my interest with fascinating stories and quality character development not hollow fan service and SJW agenda's!!!

Ken Masters wants Frostbite hair for Street Fighter VI!!!

Image result for ken MAsters SFV hair dramaWhen SFV launched the FGC was in an uproar about Ken Masters hair! They called it banana hair and the overall  consensus was it was bad.....really bad. In fact Ken's been struggling with his hair style since SFIII. But last night EA put out a demo.....for hair!
Mr Masters tuned in and has invested a great deal of his wealth into the Frostbite engine in hopes that his legendary locks will return in SFVI.

Terminator Dark Fate One Sheet and Trailer

James Cameron returns to hopefully save this sinking franchise!
So Dark Fate is, according to James Cameron, the true sequel to Terminator 2 Judgement Day.
So all the other Terminator movies were just glorified fan fiction??? OK
Terminator ✔
Terminator 2:  Judgement Day ✔
Terminator 3:  Rise of the Machines ✖
Terminator: Salvation ✖
Terminator: Genisys ✖
Terminator: Dark Fate ✔

The trailer looks very familiar, you can see the new male terminator (BAD) takes the roll of a cop in the middle of the trailer and the new female terminator  (GOOD) fights him.
The one thing I noticed was they're both rocking new tech! The black Terminator isn't just another T-1000, the "skin" can "clone" itself so in essence it's 2 terminators in one!
I wonder if we'll see John Connor at the prologue?













Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Endgame Battle Against Thanos recreated in Stop Motion

Check out this stop motion recreation of the Endgame scene where Cap, Ironman and Thor battle Thanos!

Saturday, May 18, 2019

SFV AE Weekly Missions and Extra Battle Mode for 5/17/19 - 5/24/19


It's Friday May 17th, the 67th week of SFV AE and this week’s missions went live at 12AM last night! This week’s missions are:

1.   Perform Something for 50 FM

2.  Play something  for 500FM

3.  Do something 10X! for 250FM

4.  Use something for 250FM

5. An Arcade score of 100,000 or more will be recorded in the rankings for the title “Acapulco Killer Bee”.

This week’s missions can net you a measly 1050FM

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


1. Get your hands on Fortune Tix against M. Bison  #4 for 250FM participation fee






2. [Quick and Immovable] Get the Crossover Costume #2 for Falke ( Katt from Breath of Fire II) for 2500FM participation fee.






3. Get the Crossover BGM!  Cross Counter from Breath of Fire II for 1000FM







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