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E3 2011 quick take: Resistance 3 in 3D

By: BatRastered Jun 21, 2011 | 5 Comments

I got a chance to play Resistance 3 at Sony's E3 2011 booth, here's my take.

FnJimmy and I were waiting in line to play some Resistance 3 at Sony's booth. We thought we were going to play some multiplayer. Turns out we were playing the campaign even though they had the TVs set up side by side like the do for all their MP demos (like Uncharted and Starhawk). The Sony rep points me at the second TV in the row, lucky me, I got the one with 3D enabled. I put the goggles on over my glasses, not particularly comfortable, but not too bad until I also try to put the headphones on, now I've got three things on my ears.

Anyway the game controlled and felt like I expected, complete with the Sony R1 instead of trigger to fire that I've come to hate and expect in every exclusive PS3 game. (Seriously, WTF?) 

I don't know if something was wrong with the 3D goggles (low battery?) or if all the E3 lights and flashes were interfering with the signal, but I had a bunch of cross talk, to the point that I had two reticules to aim through which obviously made targeting a bit of a trick. I wasn't sure if I should aim at the left, right, or split the difference. By the end of the demo... well I didn't stay for the end of the demo, I just quit after about 5 minutes as I did not want to spend the rest of my day at E3 with a splitting (see what I did there) headache.

Resistance seems like an above-average FPS in a market flooded with them, so I'm not super hyped about it (especially given the PS3 exclusive controls, I like my FPS on the 360).  I'm totally not excited for 3D to come to my house any time soon.

Resistance 3 ships September 6, 2011 for the PS3.

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Sentinel May Not Be in Marvel vs. Capcom 3?

By: Cinderkin Jan 22, 2011 | 22 Comments

It appears that Ryota Niitsuma, Marvel vs. Capcom 3's producer, has disconfirmed Sentinel in an interview conducted with Eurogamer Espana (Google Translate link), which was originally written in Spanish.

This normally wouldn't be too big of a deal, but someone posting under the name Lupinko has been leaking information about MvC3 for some time, and has been extremely accurate to date, revealing numerous characters in advance. He claimed Sentinel and Hsien-Ko would be announced, but Niitsuma's statement today goes directly against one of his predictions.



Here's a translated version of the relevant paragraph from RyanCE.

Ryota Niitsuma: Indeed, we could not choose characters that were not on [Marvel's] list, and if there were some we wanted to use Marvel told us "do not pick that, take this one instead." In this sense, we wanted to bring back a couple of characters from MvC2, such as Juggernaut and Sentinel, but we could not.

Many people are currently split over who to believe on this since Lupinko has been so accurate to date, but Niitsuma is the title's producer.



Other things of note from the article include:

• The first DLC package won't be expensive. When asked about the schedule for DLC, Niitsuma said they haven't already planned this, but, "Potentially we could release a DLC [package] every two weeks..."

• Niitsuma talks about the possibility of releasing a balance patch once the game has launched, although Capcom has made other statements like this in the past for the Street Fighter 4 series, saying they can patch the game after wards, if needed.

• There's at least one character to be revealed besides the 36 member roster. This might be Galactus, as an unplayable boss.

What do you Jimmys think? Let us know in the comments. Thanks for reading.

Source: http://www.eventhubs.com/

Original interview (with translation) is here

 

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The Top 6 Most Powerful Characters In Street Fighter Canon

By: starlordtitus Jan 29, 2013 | 6 Comments

The most powerful Street Fighter characters made appearances throughout many games. Coming down to the Top 6 was down right close. But behold, the most prestige fighters in all of Street Fighter.

6. Ryu

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Ryu is perhaps the most famous character in the Street Fighter series. His humble beginnings to his uprising in ability to topple the giant champions of the world made him the fighter we all wished to be. The hero of Street Fighter and overall legend, he is known for usually snatching victory from the jaws of defeat.

 

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25 WTF Fight Sticks

By: derkasan Oct 15, 2012 | 3 Comments

We've all seen pictures of awesome fight sticks; now it's time to see some of the worst.

The Internet is home to some of the most awesome fightstick mods out there. However, there are a number of downright goofy sticks out there as well. Some are official, some are homemade, but all of these monstrosities are bound to make to make you say "WTF?!"

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Borderlands 2 Pro-Tip: How to glitch and beat Pete the Invincible

By: Arthvader Jan 20, 2013 | 4 Comments | Updated: Jan 21, 2013

Goukijones, Batrasterd, and I take on Pete the Invincible using a glitch to our advantage.

On Wednesday, January 16, Goukijones, Batrasterd, and I went and took on the raid boss of Mr. Tourge's Campaign of Carnage, Pete the Invincible. During the course of this particular fight, though, we ended up getting Pete into a spot where he essentially got stuck, allowing us to defeat him without much issue.

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With the right cross class abilities you can manipulate HQ items 3-4 levels ahead of you. You can make a ton of money while leveling up. Read my biggest crafting secrets right now. Watch exclusive video of my techniques in always get HQ items.

I'm buying HQ raw materials & HQing them into more HQ materials. Any material that stacks to 99 is my favorite to level up on. For example. I'll make HQ Dew Thread from HQ Diremite Web I purchased at the market place. There's always some random Jimmy that post a couple real cheap. I buy those until I have a stack of like 60+ & I'm ready to craft. 

Here's a look at what I think our the most important crafting cross class abilities in FFXIV. 

#1 Tricks of the Trade (Alchemy)
It randomly gives you 20CP back. You get this to pop 5 times, that's 100 CP back. Spend that extra CP on another Master's Mend & get 3 more chances. 

#2 Careful Synthesis (Weaver)
Guaranteed. This ability guarantees progress. It'll get yuu slightly less progress than Basic Synthesis, but you can figure out what that number is going to be right away & decide where & how to use this ability. Plan you entire synth around Careful Synthesis being the last thing you do.

#3 Rumination (Carpenter)
This ability also gives you CP back & does not cost any durability.
           "Removes Inner Quiet effect and restores CP proportional to the number of times control was increased."
Turn on Inner Quiet immediately. Wait for a chance to use Tricks of the Trade & move on. Watch any of my crafting videos for this technique.

#4 Hasty Touch (Culinarian)
This move will improve quality with no CP. BUT it's 50/50. I'm not sure if Steady Hand effects this ability. Either way, it is the 4th best ability to choose from. Imagine you're down to 17CP & 20 Durability. Use Hasty Touch for the hell of it. It's a free chance to increase quality.

#5 Rapid Synthesis (Armorer)
Just like Hasty Touch, this ability is 50/50. I really don't know what to say about this ability. It might get you out of a jam if you ever miscalculate a synth or make a mistake. It rushes down progress at 250%.

#6 Waste Not (Leatherworker)
This cost 56CP. I don't like anything that costs CP because I only want to use that for Basic Touch.

#7 Manipulation (Goldsmith)
This cost 88CP! Can't use this, Master's Mend & get 3 or more Basic Touchs off.  It just doesn't work. I can't afford that CP.

#8 Ingenuity (Blacksmith)
             "Lowers recipe level to current level for the next five steps."
I'm already HQing stuff 4-5 levels ahead of me. You can't do stuff 10 levels ahead of you, so why would you ever need this?

Check out my crafting videos coming soon.

Weaver Level 21-23 HQ Diremite web into HQ Dew Thread
Goldsmith ...
Carpentry ...

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Evil Ryu vs Gouken

By: starlordtitus Jun 15, 2011 | 4 Comments

The Satsui No Hado has taken full form. Ryu's life was spared in the battle with Akuma and as a result, has fully engulfed Ryu with it's dark influence. Now all thirsts for is blood and a fight to the death worthy of his new found power.

Reader's Note: The following story can be played with Evil Ryu's Theme video and Gouken vs Ryu Theme video when prompted to.

After the battle with Oni, Gouken has taken some peace in the immediate area and has decided to go into the closest town to observe fighters of today's generation. As we he walks through, he notices the town is mostly empty at first glance. He see's posters plastered everywhere of a wanted man. Upon closer inspection, Gouken is surprised to see Ryu on the posters! Taken over by the dark hado, Gouken decides to stop Ryu from ravaging the town and re-seal the Satsui No Hado. He hears some yelling and screaming in the distance as he approaches the middle of the town. Behind him, he hears a voice, "Master?? Hey! Wait up!" (Gouken) "Ken? What brings you to this town?". Ken catches his breath and explains. (Ken) "Master, it's Ryu! He's in trouble! He fought against Akuma and was struck with the Shun Goku Satsu[Raging Demon]! The finishing blow nearly killed Ryu but in that moment the Satsui No Hado was released and Ryu embraced it's power!" (Gouken) "Hmm...I see." Gouken took a few seconds for thought. Akuma had already given him too much trouble as it was for him to have turned Ryu into a killer, it must have been before his battle with the villian Gouken thought, for Ken seemed to possess no knowledge that Akuma had become Oni. For now however, Gouken needed to focus on bringing Ryu's humanity back. (Gouken) "Ken, listen closely, go to Ryu  and tell him a powerful warrior awaits him for a fight to the death." (Ken) "Master?". (Gouken) "He will not be able to resist....now GO!" (Ken) I'm on it!!" Ken takes off to find Ryu, a look of determination is left on Gouken's face. What if he had killed Akuma all those years ago, would he have thwarted all this chaos.....but now was not the time, Gouken took off for the forest.

[Activate Evil Ryu's Theme]

 

 

Ken finds Ryu with a civilian being choked and  risen off the ground. (Ken) "PUT HIM DOWN RYU!!" The dark warrior slowly looks upon Ken, a devious smile on his face. (Ken) "You a real fight?? There's a more powerful warrior than you waiting in the forest for a fight to the death!!" Evil Ryu looks upon Ken, he's caught his attention. He drops the man, discarding him like common trash. (Evil Ryu) "More powerful you say......heh heh heh ah ha ha ha! I HIGHLY DOUBT THAT! I will kill him as well as you!!!" Evil Ryu fires a dark Hadouken at Ken, but Ken dodges out of the way. Ken takes off through the town, Evil Ryu following closely behind. As Ken is running through the town, destruction is left behind in Evil Ryu's wake as he fires dark fireballs towards Ken. The chase brings them to the entrance edge of the forest. Ken quickly hides in the tress. (Evil Ryu) "WHERE ARE YOU!!?". Ken waits for his master in anticipation. Gouken prepares to step forward. A voice speaks to Evil Ryu, "You disappoint me Ryu." The dark warrior looks towards the shadowy trees, a tall fighter steps from the shadows. (Sagat) "I expected more integrity from you". To Gouken's and Ken's surprise, Sagat has surfaced and is apparently challenging Evil Ryu!!!

(Evil Ryu) "HA HA HA! THIS IS THE POWERFUL WARRIOR!? Tell me Sagat....does it still hurt? DOES THE SCAR I GAVE YOU STILL THRIVE WITH AGONY??". (Sagat) "My scar only reminds me of how far I've come as a warrior. I would think of all people.....you would be the one to understand a fighter's spirit is greater than any pain a punch can inflict. You've given in to the Satsui No Hado, your integrity is lost, your fists will have no honor......BUT I, RYU, WILL HELP YOU TO RECOVER THAT HONOR!" (Evil Ryu) "I CRAVE TO YOU SEE YOU TRY!!". Sagat runs forward to Evil Ryu and attacks with a Tiger Knee! Evil Ryu blocks it and counters with a Hurricane Kick! Sagat blocks the barrages of kicks then grabs the dark warrior to throw him but Evil Ryu counters by headbutting Sagat in the face! Sagat staggers but quickly regains composure! Evil Ryu dashes in and attacks with a right and left hook, Sagat blocks left to right then counters with a thrusting kick to Evil Ryu's chest! Evil Ryu blocks with both arms and the two warriors disband.

(Sagat) "Your fighting prowess has increased, Ryu. But you communicate with anger and hatred. Such lust for power will only be your ultimate downfall." (Evil Ryu) "I COULD NOT EXPECT A WEAKLING LIKE YOU TO UNDERSTAND OR BEGIN TO EVEN COMPREHEND THE POWER I NOW WEILD!.....BUT I WILL KILL YOU AND SHOW YOU FIRST HAND WHAT I CAN DO!" Evil Ryu begins to rush in. Sagat stays focused. He stands and closes his eye. Sagat thinks to himself "Ryu, were it not for you, I would have found myself an immature and selfish fighter, fueled by only the will to win. Now, I see the greatness of becoming a a true fighter, one not only with the goal to surpass his limitations, but with the goal to find an inner peace and joy through the art of communicating with one's fist. Ryu.....I WILL BRING YOU BACK FOR WHAT YOU HAVE DONE FOR ME!" Sagat opens his eye right as Evil Ryu descends upon him and Sagat then unleashes his Tiget Cannon! A powerfully focused energy blast!! He fires it point blank on Evil Ryu and a huge explosion erupts from the impact! Clouds of dust and debree cover the area, Sagat seperates himslef from the area and observes the cloud of smoke. Gouken and Ken watch from a distance. An serious look on both of their faces. Ken's eyes show concern for his friend Ryu. The clouds of smoke and debree begin to disappear and a shadowy figure is positioned at it's center. Immense energy begins to be drawn into it's center, dark energy accumilating into sphere begins to glow brightly. Evil Ryu has survived and is ready to counter with his Metsu Hadouken!!! (Sagat) "Damn, not even a scratch..." (Evil Ryu) "AH HA HA HA HA! YOU ARE NOTHING! NOW, HAAA DIEEEE!!!" The powerful energy sphere speeds over to Sagat , Sagat stands as if to face his fate, closes his eye.

[Activate Gouken vs Ryu Theme]

 

Out from the distance and blinding speed, Gouken appears before Sagat! (Gouken) "Not today!" Gouken uses the Power Of Nothingness to manipulate and transfer it's power to his own, a technique he discoverd in the fight with Oni. (Evil Ryu) "What?" (Gouken) "Ryu."...(Evil Ryu) "Old man....errrr.....ugh.....YOU WILL NOT STAND IN MY WAY!" (Gouken) Ryu, it is not too late to turn your back on this madness. I know you are still in there and I will help you see it." (Evil Ryu) "NO! This hadou......IT GRANTS ME POWER, INCREDIBLE POWER! AND I WILL KILL ANY AND ALL WHO STAND IN MY WAY!!!" Gouken's face displays intent determination to silence the dark hado from his former student. (Gouken) "Sagat, allow me to fight in your stead, I must teach my student one final lesson" Sagat looks at Gouken with a sudden stare of awe....(Sagat) ".....I understand". Gouken knods as Sagat joins Ken on the battlefield's side. (Evil Ryu) " I AM TIRED OF WAITING!" Evil Ryu fires a dark hadouken at Gouken, but Gouken uses his Dashing Palm to bypass and dodge the fireball, striking Evil Ryu in his stomach with great speed! (Evil Ryu) "Ugh! OLD MAN YOU WILL NOT LEAVE THIS FIGHT ALIVE!" Evil Ryu rushes in and begins barrage Gouken with punches and kicks. Gouken blocks and dodges the blows hit per hit. Evil Ryu fakes a right kick and 360's into a lunging right punch! Gouken blocks the blow but the fist spirals throught his arms barely touching his chest! The light touch feels like a bee sting to Gouken. Evil Ryu has developed a fighting style that incorporates a burining sensation upon each hit to maximize pain inflicted on his opponents! Gouken looks at Evil Ryu. A malicious grin on his face. (Evil Ryu) "WHAT'S THE MATTER OLD MAN!!?"  Evil Ryu lunges forward again with his left fist but Gouken catches his wrist and directs Evil Ryu's body to his Gouken's left elbow, landing a blow to Evil Ryu's side! (Evil Ryu) "RRRRGGHH I WILL KILL YOU!" Evil Ryu's red aura blazes and the Satsui No Hado begins pouring out of the hole in his chest! Gouken see's the source of it's power and sees the opening to end the fight!

Evil Ryu rushes towards Gouken at blinding speed and Gouken readies himself. Evil Ryu undleashes his Messatsu Goshoryu!!! But Gouken applies an EX Kongoshin, a counter to disable and attack Evil Ryu, stopping his attack full force! Evil Ryu is knocked away spinning in the air. Gouken, with inhuman speed, rushes in to the spinning Evil Ryu. While in Evil Ryu is spinning in mid air, Gouken quickly uses The Power Of Nothingness to seal in the Satsui No Hado, applying multiple key points to act as seals. The act displays almost a dance in magnificence. In the next moment, Evil Ryu crashes to the ground. The red aura disappears. Ken and Sagat walk over to Gouken. (Ken) "Is he...going to be okay?" (Gouken) "Attend to him, he will be fine" Ken rushes over to Ryu, his appearance now back to normal. A scar on his chest of the former gaping whole is visible. Gouken begins to take leave. (Sagat) "Gouken!". Gouken stops but doesn't turn around. (Sagat) "Thank You." Gouken then begins to move forward disappears into distance, a setting sun obscuring his figure. Sagat turns to Ken. (Sagat) "Ken, I will take my leave, but Ryu wakes up, tell him I wish to challenge him when he's at full stregnth." Ken pauses, and then smiles. (Ken) "You got it!" Sagat then leaves. Ryu's eyes begin to open. (Ken) "Ryu!" (Ryu) "What happened..." (Ken) "Ryu.....hahaha! You've been given a second chance man, you've been given a second chance..."

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A recap of my 2 days at the Las Vegas 2012 AniMegaCon. The Universe's Largest Anime Convention. Featuring: Vampy aka Linda Le, a Maid Cafe, an exclusive cosplay picture slideshow, exclusive video and a Street Fighter Tournament.

FnJimmy and Myself attended day 1. Special thanks to Jimmy for calling in sick that day to go with me. I know everybody at his work follows him on Twitter, but he was there with me, Tweeting anyway. PWN. It was all good with FnJimmy until I showed him Dragon Ball Hoshi. He lost his shit.

Here's the gist of it.

We watched the Lolita Fashion show.

Let me know if this is getting weird. While waiting for this to start, Japanese pop music played over the sound system. There was a buff chick sitting in front of us. Full on Jimmy style, he loves broad shoulders. She looked very nice though, I was checking her out. At 1 point she turns to us and asked if we knew the name of the song that was playing. Sorry lady, FnJimmy and I never heard dis shit. Some Jimmy 2 rows in front us turns around a few seconds later and shows her the title on his iPhone. FnJimmy has an iPhone, he could of pulled that info and he would have been the 1 to score the back stage pass.

FnJimmy had been complaining about food ever since we arrived. I was complaining about him stinking. The Hilton, now known has the Las Vegas Hotel, didn't have the greatest looking dining establishments. I wasn't hungry, I woke early, exercised, took a shower and ate breakfast before I left. FnJimmy did none of those things. So we went into the Paradise Cafe, it seemed I had no choice. I ordered the French Dip, I figured that was the safest thing for me to try and eat. What came to me was a soggy bun and the most dried out, alleged roast beef I ben hads ever seen. I took about 2 bites and was done. I ate the fries, they weren't great either, but at least edible. I'd stay away from the restaurant if I were you.

What about the Animegacon Jimmy? Well there were 2 anime viewing rooms, 1 put on by Cruchyroll and the other was FUNimation. We chilled in there for a few, took some shots of that Jack Dizzle! The exhibitor hall was no San Diego Comic-con, but you could walk through a couple of times. Of course there was an Artist Alley and you can always find some great artwork in there. Plus tons of panels, tons.

Here's some clips from the opening ceremonies, Featuring Ani from the Maid Cafe, Vampy, and Kirby?

The first panel we sat in was for Linda Le aka VampyBitMe. It was billed as a cosplay Q&A. In line was a bunch of dudes, I Twat this picture. 

FnJimmy wasn't even watching Vampy. After I told him about the Hoshi he was pulling up episodes on his iPhone and watching DragonBall while Vampy was standing right in front of us. Fuckin' Jimmy!

FnJimmy and I got snuck into the maid cafe to look inside. I was too cheap to pay for it. When we peaked in all I saw was 2 dudes with their shirts off. Didn't look like it was for me at that time. The maids were cute though.

We couldn't make it to the AniMegaCon on Saturday because we attended an IGL tournament. My plan WAS to get back to the AniMegaCon by 9-10 for the cosplay burlesque, that sounded like a hot ticket, but I didn't make it because of the IGL debacle. That's a whole 'nother story though.

I did make it back there on Sunday with Choke. I convinced Choke to come and enter the Street Fighter tournament with me. FnJimmy backed out at the last minute. I'm sure he was afraid to get railed in public. I had it all fucked up from the beginning tho, we both brought fight sticks for Xbox and the tournament was on PS3. We both got there at 11, but the tournament didn't start until 1. :| My bad.
While we waited we had 3 beers and watched Vampy on stage again. This time she was talking about photographers. I learned something new. When you take pictures of Cosplayers, get the shoes Jimmy! Don't cut off the shoes. The girls don't like that. Heard.

1 o'clock. Time for the Street Fighter tournament. 8 entrants! C'mon!

PS3? Aw fuck! We're screwed we both thought. No way we could win with those Jimmys ass arcade fighter sticks. Luckily there were a few friendly Jimmys there, that allowed us to play with their sticks. Sounds exciting doesn't it? Choke and I tore through the crowd. I put Choke into losers. John, a Bison player, put me into losers where I had to face Choke in losers finals. Choke defeated me.

Since John had the only PS3 fight stick, Choke had to use that arcade fighter. Just like I did when Choke eliminated me and just like Choke did when I put him into losers. So yeah, there's a streak going on here. Shout out to John, thanks for sharing your equipment. Damn anyway I write that it sounds gay. GG's.

The tournament was over and we had a little while before we had to be home for SummerSlam. Actually, I remember this clearly, because it was a cluster fuck. It was exactly 3pm and on the schedule, the Maid Cafe graduation should have been starting in the main room. We went in there and the 1:30 panel was still going. So we went back out and took some more pictures of cosplayers. I thought, okay, they're a few minutes behind. No big deal. About 15 minutes later we went back inside and it looked like the maids were getting ready. We sat there for another 20 minutes and nothing happened. It didn't look like anyone was in a hurry or concerned that they were 40 minutes behind. We finally got up and left when we saw the maids sit back down in the crowd as if they were waiting for something too. After such a great weekend, that was the only let down.

Overall this is great for Las Vegas. We had a lot of fun. It reminded me a lot of the anime cons I went to in Florida. I can't wait to be a part of AniMegaCon again next year. I wish a lot of success for AniMegaCon. Kick ass!

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Write your own story about a convention in your area. Vote, Comment and Share. Don't be a Jimmy!

Have your questions been answered? Ensuring that everyone is always having fun with the game seems to be something they are extremely focused on. That’s a great thing! I’m even more excited after watching this video.

*Pro-tip the video starts 38Mins in.

The Perks Video was the only new video shown during the Q&A.

There was no mention of selling these packs.  I don’t believe there will be any microtransactions, the game won’t need anything like that.  If it does… all I can say is… Don’t be an EA.

Thanks for reading!
 

Just read through the Harada letter & let me tell you it is brilliant. Finally somebody stepping up. Above & beyond too, amazing translation. Harada has something for all of the whining & complaining Jimmys, who think they are Devs, or some sort of QC.

So I've read the Harada letter at this point in the day. I really laughed. It was a real lol. A few actually. Harada san letting out a flourish of verbal 10-hit combos to all the Jimmys out there.

"Do you know that all of the voice work for a character is not always done by just one voice actor? Using Brian as an example, the laugh you guys love so much uses the original data from Tekken 3, but the short kiai voice uses a different voice actor, and the "come on!" voice also uses a different voice actor. A lot of other characters also use different voice actors for the spoken lines and for the shouts."

Totally makes sense to me. They are creating a character and maybe wanted him to sound a certain way depending on what he is doing.Well it just so happens that 3 different voice actors is what it took to make Brian. WTF is a Brian?

Harada is directly speaking to somebody in this letter. It's personal and he completely channel all of his anger and hate into one place.

"The playback program is different, as well as the sound effects added; reverb and 5.1 are examples of this. The comrpression rate, as well as the sound rate, is different today. Are you playing games on the same TV you used 16 years ago? What about your speakers? Headphones? They are all the same as 16 years ago? I wonder if it will sound like the same voice as 16 years ago, even with that data."

Huh? Well? Stupid, is it? Is it the same? You still got those head phones your dad let you use that were 10x the size of your dome and he kept in a giant plastic case? Yeah I didn't think so. Sold them to some other nuab on eBay.

"I have even complied to the requests of you all spamming me to "bring back characters" from previous installments. You often say, "let's show the dev team how sincere we are by buying 2 copies if they bring back character X", but did you really go through with it? Expecting you to at least pre-order the game, I was met with more spam, after you apparently didn't notice that Jun and Michelle actually return."

Now Harada san is talking to some Jimmy specifically about not even paying attention to some Jun and Michelle info released. Plus talking mad shit about buying 2 copies and not even pre-ordering. Wow. The English translation of this is amazing.

The image above was from the last know place we saw a peaceful Harada san. Jimmys are on notice, don't try to talk no shit about "bringing back" any characters at EVO. Harada gonna give you the chop. 

I wonder if we will even see Tekken Tag 2 at EVO now. It was at E3, so probably. What's Capcom gonna show? Ono isn't going to be at EVO this year. Maybe Harada will skip it too. He definitely sounds like he needs to some down time. 

Shout out to Harada san, always giving me a high five when I see him. Oh and for telling these Jimmys to shut the fuck up. Vote, Comment and Share. Don't be a Jimmy!

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X-men Arcade Review!

By: Cinderkin Dec 16, 2010 | 15 Comments

The old school '92 classic beat 'em up has returned. Is it worth your money? Find out in the Gouki.com Review. Welcome to Die!

If I could describe the X-men Arcade game in one word it would be Disappointment.

Why you ask? Well I'll tell you why. I fondly remember going to the Arcade in San Diego California as a kid. Playing all sorts of games, blowing my hard earned money on good games, bad games, broken games (still pissed about those) and the best arcade games around. Back in the early '90s the top arcade games for me where the Beat 'Em Ups. The Simpsons Game, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and who could forget the X-men Arcade game. Many of us had the 4-player cabinets in our local arcades, but some of us where lucky enough to have 6-player action at our fingertips... and just for a quarter (I miss those days).


I would spend hours beyond hours every week playing the X-men Arcade game. Meeting new people every time and having a blast. So I was stoked to find out that Konami was bringing this childhood classic back. At 800 MSP or $10 PSN I was sold. I bought this baby yesterday and to my surprise I was severely disappointed.

The game is exactly as I remember it, which is the problem. After 18 years I was expecting Konami to release an updated version, not just a smoothing filter. I wanted to have a remade X-men Arcade with updated sounds, graphics, and gameplay. Now I am not the person who hates the classics, or thinks they aren’t fun. My problem is that they could have had two games in one. X-men Arcade Classic, and a revamped version as well.

You have the choice between two version of X-men Arcade, USA and Japan. The Japanese version is better than the USA version solely because when you use a Mutant Power in the USA version it drains your life meter before using your energy orb. The Japanese version is the other way around. The USA version is much more difficult which would be a great challenge had the game had some sort of continue system. Instead you have unlimited lives, and can basically just spam Mutant Powers the entire time. Sure they take away your life energy, but who cares you can’t lose. Even online play has infinite continues. There is no way to change it either. So basically unless you’re like me and really want to try and relive the classic, you’ll try not to spam Mutant Powers.

My first play through was solo, and I beat it in 30 minutes. I spent $10 only to be jerked around for 30 minutes. This game welcomed me to die alright; I wanted to end my life and the game after playing it. The character selection is how you remember it, you can choose from; Cyclops, Storm, Wolverine, Colossus, Night Crawler, and The Dazzler (yes she is a real X-men) each character has his/her own Mutant Power. Cyclops shoots laser beams from his eyes, Storm strikes her enemies with lightning, Wolverine slashes his claws at his enemies (lamest Mutant Power), Colossus goes into rage and destroys enemies surrounding him, Night Crawler teleports across the screen and destroys anyone in his path, and The Dazzler who uses sound frequencies to destroy her enemies.

For the most part of the game you are fighting your way through sentinel after sentinel with a few other enemies here and there. There are also eight boss characters, Pyro, Blob, Wendigo, Nimrod, The White Queen, Juggernaut, Mystique and of course Magneto. Each boss is basically a push over save Magneto. As one falls after another you move onto a new level. The story of this game is basically Magneto threatens the city with his army of sentinels and Kidnaps Professor X and Kitty Pryde. It’s up to the X-men to Go and Save the City as well as rescue X and Kitty.

It’s a pretty simple game, only using 3 buttons; Attack, Jump, and Mutant Power, which makes for an easy to pick up and play game. Online play is done well, with the option of playing 6-player drop in drop out co-op with relatively no lag. The only issue here is even on expert difficulty, 6 players can run through the game in under 15 minutes. It’s really hard to suggest spending $10 for such a short time of play.

While the X-men Arcade game is still a great classic in my heart, this new version is just plagued with not adding anything new to the game in 18 years. I had fun playing it, but I think it’s a waste of $10 Jimmys. Buy it if you’re a huge fan and have to get your hands on it, but for the rest of you out there just Demo it

 

Bottom Line: Demo It!

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Personal top 5 Characters of MvC3

By: iorilamia May 17, 2011 | 14 Comments

An opinion on who are in the top 5 and why.

Marvel Vs Capcom 3 has been out for a good enough time to see who are the extremely powerful and well-rounded characters. I've been thinking, if there was a tier list, who would be in the top 5? I came up with a list, but it is in no particular order. I feel that these 5 characters are all pretty close to each other in some way, being able to tear each other apart X-Factor or not. I'll be going over the strengths that lead me to believe they are the best and the few weaknesses. Keep in mind it is an opinion and I'd love to hear what you have to think about it.

1. PHOENIX

Strengths-

  • Best Teleport in the game. Basically instant, can use in 3 directions on ground and air.
  • Amazing fireball game. Can be used as offensive, mix-ups with teleport and extremely annoying keep-away with her H fireball in flight mode.
  • Her Trap is powerful and annoying. It moves fast, can have more than one out and it can set up for combos and mix-ups with the teleport.
  • Great physical combos including her own in air re-launch combo and a overhead you can combo in and out of!
  • Has flight mode
  • Amazing Supers. Phoenix Rage has great priority, travels full screen at a fast speed and causes wall bounce for DHC combos or Trap combos. Healing Sphere helps desperately with regaining the load of damage she takes from chip. (Red Life)
  • Dark Phoenix (Dying with 5 meters) increases her speed and offense. Regular Phoenix is already an extremely tough character to deal with. Dark form makes all of her normals and fireballs hyper-active and extremely hard to dodge. More chip damage as well.
  • Dark Phoenix mode also effects her assist, making her Tk Shot one of the best projectile assists.

Weaknesses-

  • Lowest health in the game. Healing Sphere is nice but that only works when opponent is inside. Many Phoenix players die to chip damage when opponent has enough meter. Also people are so focused on Dark Phoenix, that they don't use their meter, handicapping them from finishing combos.

2. WOLVERINE

Strengths-

  • One of the best rush down characters and with the right assist, it is inevitable for him to get in and open you up
  • Beserker Barage, Drill claw , dive kick and Beserker slash are extremely strong, fast and great priority moves. Being able to drill claw in multi directions, cross up with Beserker slash and dive kick into combos makes wolverine extremely versatile in his offense, leaving him with few bad positions during the tides of battle.
  • His hyper Fatal Claw can be done in air or ground. Wolverines BnB re-launch combo into this super EASILY does over 40% on most characters. Also his Beserker Barage X and lvl 3 Weapon X are very easy to hit-confirm into.
  • Wolverine has fast normals and a very fast dash.
  • Already being a in-your-face type, it is ridiculous that he has a speed-up super; Beserker Charge. It only lasts 5 seconds but helps extend combos and make him more figity and faster than before (In movement and attacks)
  • Has a OTG slide, with the right assist this extends his already simple yet damaging combos even more.
  • Has a wall-jump when cornered

Weaknesses-

  • Wolverine has good health and some of the best offense and supers in the game. The only disadvantage he has is no projectiles. But Wolverine has so many angles and quick ways to get in, that it doesn't matter. In the end it is up to the player, but for the most part Wolverine is unstoppable.

3. WESKER

Strengths-

  • Has one of the best damage outputs during X-factor (And very strong without it)
  • Can teleport in directions on ground and air. While in air can teleport 3 times before hitting ground.
  • Has single-shot gun that does great damage and has good hit stun.
  • Can create amazing mix-ups with gunshots followed by teleports and assists
  • Can combo after Counter super
  • OTG gunshot creates huge team combos whether he is on point or assist
  • Has 3 different command grabs, 1 leads into air combo, the other OTG combo
  • Great keep away game and really good normals ; can fight either way
  • Has 3 counter moves that can be comboed after
  • Rhino Charge into low gunshot combo is ridiculously damaging for DHC glitch
  • Extremely well rounded character who has almost everything

Weaknesses-

  • Similar to Wolverine, it i hard to say. He can utilize 4 different counters and 3 command grabs vs rush-down types, and can play keep away and do mix ups on projectile spammers. Where Wesker leaves himself open is the air teleports. Air Teleport L and M have slow recovery and are punishable (if your opponent can reach you)

4. TASKMASTER

 

  • Aim Master is an amazing projectile. He can shoot forward, diagonal or upwards while on the ground. And in the air can shoot down (OTG leading into super), forward and diagonal. These arrows are multi-hit and very fast, also leading into hit confirm super. This makes Taskmasters keep away extremely annoying.
  • Has good reach with his sword and un-bloackable combos that don't need an assist!!!
  • Charging star is fast and can go through some projectiles
  • Web Swing is simply insane. Taskmasters solo combos are extremely dragged out with this, and can still end in Super.
  • Has a counter super and counter move (not combo-able)
  • Task is another very well rounded character. Great offense, great keep away and has counters to boot. 
  • Arrow super is awesome for DHC due to its changed directions

Weaknesses-

  • None really. The web swing is very throw-able, but people don't usually try because if you screw up, you get hit with a easy 50%+ combo. Taskmaster is one of the most solid characters.

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5. TRON or ZERO?

I could have easily made a top 6, but top 5 sounds cooler, and makes me think even harder. But in the end I couldn't come to a decsision to pick Zero or Tron. Here is a look at the two, I will let the Gouki members decide. Or maybe you rather have both of them and take someone else out?

TRON's Strengths-

  • One of the highest HP
  • Ridiculous combo-ability. High damage and awesome meter building for a tank character
  • Jumping S is extremely annoying and effective. Does great damage, has active frames the ENTIRE time and causes ground bounce.
  • Bone Strike is a great get-in move , can be used in air and combos very well
  • Has a command grab
  • lvl 3 is a command grab
  • Both lvl 1 supers are great for DHC and combos well into them by herself
  • A long with her already godlike combos, can be extended with the right assist to nearly kill everyone in the game
  • Gustaff Fire is one of the best assist in the game. Crazy invinciblity and comes out very fast.

Weaknesses-

  • Her projectile is poor and her only real means of getting in are jumping S and Bone Strike. Once you get around those her mobility to decent, but she has a bigger hit box than most, so she gets bullied a bit. Smart keep away can keep her at bay.

ZERO's Strengths

  • Zero has some of the best normals in the game. A long with great reach and priority, the Shipugga makes it so much better. Great vs super-armor characters as well.
  • Charged Buster is amazing. Zero can instantly let it go at any moment, when it is lvl 3 and he is airborne, it leads into a combo.
  • Has a decent SRK
  • Hadangeki is a great projectile as well
  • Sentsuizan is an amazing air strike that is combo-able and lightning fast. He also has a fake version, confusing opponents.
  • Raikousen is another fast air combo-able move.
  • His teleport makes things very tricky. It is fast and has great recovery. with the right assist you can make effective cross-ups, and in the air he can attack afterwards.
  • The clone super makes his already beastly offense even more fearsome, allowing him to do extremely damaging combos. Can also 100% kill everyone(?) when used in DHC glitch with the right combos.
  • One of the few lvl 3's in the game that isnt a full cinamatic, giving it better combo-ability.
  • Amazing back dash  and very long forward dash. Mixed in with his teleports and high prioritized multi-hit normals, his footsies are great.
  • Has a OTG super.

Weaknesses-

  • Like most of the people on this list. None. The only downside to playing Zero is his low HP (not as bad as Phoenix though :p)

 

And that is my top "5". Please add your insight to who you think should be or not be on the list, how would you alter it?  I till can't decide on Tron or Zero, both of them are so beast. Or maybe you don't agree on some of the stuff ; this is opinionated. Leave a comment below and if you didn't know, my PSN is iorilamia ;D

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