By: jalexbrown Jan 28, 2011 | 10 Comments
As if people playing World of Warcraft didn't already waste a lot of time...now there's a new way!
You know World of Warcraft...the one game that everyone's playing, the one that enabled Blizzard to buy a sixteenth yacht? Did you ever think that the World of Warcraft addicts needed yet another way to spend more time getting their fix? If so, I have some news for you!
Razer, the company that has created a few other World of Warcraft themed PC peripherals (at a ridiculous price point), announced earlier this month that they're prototyping a new gamer-themed netbook called the Switchblade. The Switchblade's specs are unknown, but Razer did show off a dynamic keyboard that is quite interesting; essentially every key is a tiny touch screen, and games will include templates that will give the keys a custom look for different games. If you're playing World of Warcraft, for instance, your keyboard keys will actually show the spell icon to which it's binded. If that's not a cool idea, I don't know what it is - and if it sounds expensive, I'm guessing you're going to be right.
Although the Razer seems the perfect gift idea for any World of Warcraft player, it's not just a World of Warcraft machine; it's a full-fledged gaming laptop in a netbook form factor. Since the specs aren't revealed, we're yet to be able to conclude if the Switchblade will really be able to compete with true gaming laptops such as the Acer Republic of Gamer series (unlikely, but hey, anything's possible).
For more information, check out this video (which includes interviews with a couple people):
What do you think? If you're a World of Warcraft player, will you be buying this? Have you bought any of Razer's other (overpriced) peripherals? And most importantly, does the Switchblade have the potential to create a whole new segment specifically for gamers within the netbook market?
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.
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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By: Cinderkin Dec 13, 2010 | 4 Comments
Ever wondered why Makoto's Ultra 1 seems to be over powered? Or how much damage Akuma's Raging Demon actually does. Well Eventhubs.com has put together a pretty awesome list. Check it out!
Below you'll find a table listing how much damage each of the character's Ultra and Super moves do in Super Street Fighter 4. The first number under the Ultra categories is how much damage the move does when your meter is 50% full.
The average values listed are calculated off the max amount of damage the character's Ultras and Super does.
This is strictly a damage comparison and doesn't reflect how easy or difficult it is to land these moves, which is obviously a heavy consideration when considering the viability of these attacks.
It's also worth noting that one very weak Ultra can throw a character's average ranking off considerably.
# Character Ultra 1 Damage Ultra 2 Damage Super Damage Average Damage Total
1 Makoto (Super) 411 - 603 334 - 489 n/a 546
2 Hakan (Oil) 359 - 530 308 - 450 450 476.6
3 Zangief 351 - 520 304 - 450 450 473.3
4 T. Hawk 345 - 510 307 - 450 430 463.3
5 Blanka 337 - 495 Anti Air: 342 - 500 Ground: 288 - 420 400 453.75
6 E. Honda 348 - 510 305 - 450 400 453.3
7 Ken 348 - 500 328 - 476 370 448.6
8 Gouken 343 - 503 338 - 495 345 447.6
9 Akuma 368 - 510 271 - 500 330 446.6
10 Fei Long 344 - 495 327 - 470 370 445
11 Vega 326 - 480 306 - 450 400 443.3
12 Cody 322 - 468 349 - 506 350 441.3
12 Dee Jay 323 - 473 365 - 501 350 441.3
14 Abel 343 - 500 328 - 480 335 438.3
15 Guy 316 - 460 353 - 500 350 436.6
16 Makoto 329 - 480 268 - 390 - 435
17 Cammy 331 - 480 322 - 470 350 433.3
17 El Fuerte 318 - 470 352 - 500 330 433.3
17 Ibuki 342 - 501 334 - 469 330 433.3
20 Adon 349 - 510 296 - 430 355 431.6
21 Dudley 346 - 500 302 - 440 350 430
21 Guile 352 - 510 288 - 420 360 430
23 Hakan 326 - 480 276 - 401 400 427
24 Juri - 335 - 480 370 425
25 M. Bison 336 - 492 287 - 420 340 417.3
26 Rufus 315 - 460 316 - 450 330 413
27 Sagat 344 - 500 264 - 384 350 411.3
28 Dan 319 - 465 251 - 368 350 394.3
29 Ryu 254 - 369 343 - 503 300 390.6
30 C. Viper 325 - 480 276 - 380 300 386.6
31 Gen Mantis 284 - 405 300 - 443 300 382.6
32 Gen Crane 270 - 398 298 - 428 320 382
33 Balrog 336 - 491 205 - 300 345 378.6
34 Chun-Li 325 - 460 240 - 330 340 376.6
34 Sakura 309 - 451 224 - 329 350 376.6
36 Dhalsim 205 - 300 305 - 450 350 366.6
37 Seth 240 - 340 262 - 372 350 354
38 Rose 342 - 498 164 - 240 300 346
Tell us what you think in the comments. Don't be a Jimmy!
By: BatRastered Mar 13, 2014 | 0 Comments
A new letter from the producer details FFXIV's upcoming glamour system and lets slip the release date of the new 2.2 patch.
Set your calendar for March 27. Well, probably the day after since it will likely be an all-day maintenance roll-out. That's the date we can expect the new 2.2 patch entitled "Through the Maelstrom" for Final Fantasy XIV to drop.
The glamour system will allow you to take any piece of gear and have it look like any equal or lower level piece of gear for that same slot that you have. Take a look...
Here she is going to make the Allagan caster robe look like the Crimson robe attained in CT. She's using some sort of catalyst called a "Glamour Prism".
If you're just picking this game up, join us on Malboro server and hit us up in the comments to join our FC. Don't forget to check out our starter guide.
By: Crimson Relic Feb 18, 2010 | 3 Comments
New characters, iPhone Touch Street Fighter 4 and the National Tournament.
Hello everyone! Today, I have three huge announcements for you all - new characters, iPhone/iPod Touch Street Fighter 4, and details about the National Tournament!
I think many of you may already know about this from this week's Weekly Famitsu, but we have characters from the Street Fighter 3 series joining the fight!
Her rival opponent is Sakura!
Her rival opponent is Fei Long!
(Azrael's Note: The text in the picture says "What an incredibly rude thing to say.")
His rival is Balrog!
Maaaan, it took some courage to get these characters in the game. Mostly because they come from a game system that featured parries. They are very popular with everyone, and our development staff also wanted to give them a spin in the world of Street Fighter 4! I don't have to tell you though that adjusting them... yeah, vomiting blood levels.
So, that kunai I've been teasing you with all along... of course that was Ibuki's!
This is her Ultra II, where she showers you in a rain of kunai.
And for all of you who used Dudley in Street Fighter 3, I gotta tell you - you can throw the rose in Super Street Fighter 4 as well!
The move's name is "Rose of Victory". While it doesn't do any damage, when it hits it causes the opponent to pause briefly, giving you a change to get in there and attack.
And last we have a little bit about Makoto. While this has nothing to do with her moves... for her voice recording and her alternate costume, Makoto was the hardest out of all the characters, by far.
Especially her voice recording. From Third Strike, Makoto has used a very country dialect. So this time around, we got a professional in country dialect to help us, and it took us an unprecedented number of takes, but we got it done. Also, her voice actor is the same from Third Strike, Ms. Makoto Tsumura! She did great work for us without complaining even once.
These guy's Ultra I, Ultra II, and sample voices are all on the official site under Characters, so go check em out and have fun training with them in your head!
Well then, let's get to today's second news point. I think there are a lot of people who already know about this as well! Our development staff has secretly worked on a version of Street Fighter 4 for the iPhone/iPod Touch, and we're finally pulling the curtains back on it!
Unfortunately, there will be no arcade stick for this, but with Capcom's virtual pad, once you get used to it you'll be pulling off commands in no time!
And of course, you'll be able to enjoy random battles! With Bluetooth, you can take on those stronger than you at any time!
For those who know SFII but are unfamiliar with Street Fighter 4, we have an original mode The Dojo to help you become stronger!
This is the Trial Menu for the iPhone/iPod Touch version. Use this dojo to perfect your skills!
Sale date is planned for March. While you won't be able to use all characters from Street Fighter 4, we will have more detailed info about the available characters released in the coming days, so stay tuned for that!
So everyone, put Street Fighter 4 on your iPhone/iPod Touch and enjoy heated battles around town, at work, or at school!
And for today's last announcement, with the Qualifiers entering into the final half, I'd like to announce details about the Street Fighter 4 National Tournament!
First up is the brackets. This time, we have 9 regional qualifiers, 2 spots for the dream team, and 2 spots for last-chance qualifiers. That leaves one mystery spot, for a total of 14 finalists to challenge for the title of strongest in Japan!
Yep, 2 last-chance spots. This won't be a lottery, we'll have a tournament for it. So if you want to participate, get a team together and wait for further details. Right now we are still deciding on the meeting time and what not!
And now, about the next stage. At last year's tournament, we had as special guests Ryu's voice actor Hiroki Takahashi, Ken's voice actor Yuji Kishi, and Sakura's voice actor Misato Fukuen. This time around, our special guests will be Guile's voice actor Hiroki Yasumoto, Viper's voice actor Mie Sonozaki, and Juri's voice actor Eri Kitamura!
And we'll also have Lil Ono up there as well... just what kind of crazy stories will they share?! Its a special stage that's sure to be a lot of fun. To enjoy it together with us, please come to the tournament!
Yep, come out to the tournament! And for those of you who want to see high-level fighting with your own eyes, we have extra-special seats prepared just for you! This is a special seat that gives you a great view of both the fighting, as well as the special stage. And there's only 100 of them.
Those 100 seats aren't first-come, first-serve. If they were... we'd have some real fights on our hands! So! We are taking applicants for them on our Official Site's National Tournament Page! After a strict lottery, 100 lucky fans will be chosen!
The application period is from now until March 3rd (Wednesday). Read the Rules of Entry, get pumped up and please enter! We're waiting for your entry!
Even if you don't get the special seats, of course we have standing room available for you to view the action.
We also have other important information about the National Tournament Event on the information page, so be sure to read it at least once.
Well, that's about it for today's news announcements, right?
... Whoops, got one more! The Collectors Package is currently under development!
This is the character soundtrack collection plus all-promotional video collection! The Chun-Li and Juri label is pretty nice, isn't it?
But making this label actually took quite a bit of work. Please take a look at these three images.
You may not understand well, but these three images are slightly different. Take a look at the one on the far right. Its not that its a bad picture or bad lighting. If we just put the illustration of Juri on top of the label, this is what happens. But its not very pretty, is it?
So then, we put white paper under the illustration, and the labels in the center and the left are the result. For the one in the middle, the white is at 50%. That means we put the illustration on top of semi-transparent white paper. The one on the left is 100% white - we put the illustration on top of the fully white paper.
You can see the illustration most clearly on the 100% white, but it looks too much like a toy. You won't really appreciate the hatching touch of the picture. So that's why we'll be manufacturing it on the 50% white version!
You may not care about such small details, but everyone here has put our heads together to come up with something we can, in good confidence, say is the best, even for these little things. So we hope you have high expectations for us!
Well then, that's all for today's news. I'm worried it might have been a little too much, but right now we're in the middle of getting the most pumped up for Super Street Fighter 4 we can get!
Thanks for sticking with me until you were almost out of breath! See you again next week!
Or, AFO for short!
Hey guys! Guess who got into another con?
This convention will take place on August 6 – 8, 2010 in Wyndham Orlando Resort, Florida.
There are multitude events such as QuickDraw Contest, which places you against time in drawing your masterpiece in three rounds, Orlandia's got Talent, which is like America's got Talent but better(!), and SkyTronica, which is a steam-powered dance and rave with THREE DJs(!).
Special guest include, but are not limited to, Jason David Frank; he was the Green Ranger and later the White Ranger in “Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers,” the Red Ranger in both Power Rangers Zeo and Power Rangers Turbo and the Black Ranger in Dino Thunder too.
Reuben Langdon an actor, producer, and director. This Jimmy has performed in AND coordinated numerous motion capture shots for a few video games like Star Wars: Jedi Knight II, Castlevania: Curse of Darkness, Deadrising, and both Devil May Cry 3 and 4(!).
And Dan Southworth which is also a voice actor and actor. He did this in Devil Mar Cry 3 as Vergil and both actor(motion capture), and voice! As well as some in Resident Evil 5, Halo 3, and Ghostbusters to name a few.
Too much to read, here's a quick video from last year
Not just actors too, but video game tournaments as well! Here are some of the listing below;
Super Street Fighter IV-360
BlazBlue: Continuum Shift-360
Super Smash Bros. Brawl-Wii
Tetris with Card Captor Sakura: Eternal Heart-PSOne(!)
Dr. Mario Rx-Wii
Rules on their website ya nub!
You can check out more on their website and follow them on twitter too!
Hope to see you there!
According to a job listing on the Electronic Arts site, Dead Space 2 seems to be in pre-production.
Every once in a great while, digging around the internet brings up something which isn't necessarily well-known information. In this case, a job listing on the Electronic Arts site confirms the development of a follow up to last year's hit, Dead Space. The job listing - which is a job listing for a Lead Combat Designer - says in no unconditional terms that Dead Space 2 is coming.
(Quote taken directly from the job listing on the Electronic Arts site)
"About this Project
This M-rated action/shooter sequel will set new standards for an action-packed story-driven console experience. Our team values are as follows: Gameplay comes first, controller feel is everything, culture of creativity, be highly iterative, playtest early and often, learn from failure, work fast and smart, and surround ourselves with the best talent in the world.
The previous installment in the Dead Space franchise received numerous awards for gameplay, visuals, and sound design, and the same core team is in place to create an even better follow up.
The game is in the later stages of pre-production, ready for production in the next few months, with many of the navigational and combat mechanics in place. We have complete autonomy and creative control over our own decisions. The Games Label at EA is 100% committed to this IP, and has already worked on IP extensions such as comic, animated features, and action figures. We’re looking for a few more talented individuals to join, and take the game to new heights."
I think that's all the confirmation we need that a follow-up is brewing. Unfortunately the job listing doesn't have a date attached to it, so I have no way of verifying when this job listing was posted. In any case, if Electronic Arts is looking for someone to work on a sequel to Dead Space, then it's a sure-fire bet that we'll eventually get our grubby little hands on it.
In the meantime, we have Dead Space: Extraction to be excited about.
By: BatRastered Aug 5, 2011 | 8 Comments
KOF-i is the iPhone version of the popular fighting franchise. How do the controls hold up on the touch screen?
Let me start off by saying that KOF-i looks great on the small screen, and the personality of it's big brother definitely carries over. The characters all talk to each other before each round (via skippable text dialog boxes) and talk shit, like making fun of Mai's outfit. That's good news for fans of the series. What's not so good news, is that playing a stick and button fighter on the touch-screen iPhone is not a pleasant experience. There are two major problems with playing this way. First, your fingers obscure part of the screen. Admittedly, I've got pretty giant hands so this may be a bigger problem for me than most, but it's still a bit of bummer. Second, since the stick is virtual, there's no feel for when you get to the end of its motion, and if your thumb strays too far outside of the joystick area of the screen, the stick snaps back to a neutral position.
I would have loved to see some innovation in this aspect of the game, perhaps detecting that your finger was still on the screen above or to the side of the stick would keep it locked to that side, or some vibration when you hit the edge, anything really. What we get instead is a prompt to "perform 3 jumps" or 3 rolls or a 3 hit combo. WooHoo!
There are a few game modes, a one-on-one arcade mode and a three-on-three arcade mode, plus a bluetooth vs mode if you have a buddy with the game too. This doesn't work as well as a DS or PSP which use wifi, as bluetooth has a very limited range (they'd have to be right next to you basically) so there's little hope at finding a random match even at a fighting games convention such as EVO (I tried).
You can perform specials the old fashioned way, or you can just hold a direction on the stick and press the virtual "S" button. Supers are performed by tapping the super-meter bar at the top of the screen, this causes you to move your fingers from the virtual buttons and with no tactile feedback, can be hit-or miss. Similarly, to perform the level 3 moves you tap your characters face next to the life bar. Trying to mix these into a combo or perform a max cancel is therefore, not that easy.
KOF-i is available on the iTunes App Store for $7.99. It's a fun diversion, and if you're a huge KOF fan with an iPhone, you probably already have it. For everyone else, there are better games priced at 99 cents for the iPhone, so I can't recommend a buy on this. If it every goes on sale for 99 cents, you might want to pick it up, or better yet, wait for KOF XIII on the consoles.
Verdict: Rent It
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and NetherRealm Studios today announce Mortal Kombat has officially gone gold on the PS3 and Xbox 360. Scheduled to launch on April 19, Mortal Kombat is the most brutal installment of the legendary fighting game.
Mortal Kombat is just around the corner Jimmys. Less than a month away and you'll be able to relive those fond memories of playing MK1,2,3 with your friends. Mortal Kombat has officially gone gold. This is great news for fans, as this means the game is being massivly produced and that April 19th release date is set in stone!
Being developed by NetherRealm Studios, led by Mortal Kombat co-creator Ed Boon, the newest chapter of the iconic fight franchise marks a triumphant return to the series’ mature presentation and a reinvention of its classic 2D fighting mechanic.
Driven by an all new graphics engine, the fan favorite Fatality is back and presented in more gory detail than ever before. In addition, Mortal Kombat introduces a number of new game-play features including tag team, a deep story mode, and, exclusively for the PS3, Stereoscopic 3D.
Players can choose from an extensive lineup of the game’s iconic warriors and challenge their friends in traditional 1 vs. 1 matches, or take on several new game modes including Challenge Tower and the soon-to-be-announced online modes.
Tell us what you think in the comments. Don't be a Jimmy!
For everyone who signed up for the closed beta
The Wakfu beta is now open for all to try if you signed up for it, hope to see you guys on and we can invade with everyone on gouki, leave your username for the game in the comments and hope to see you guys on.
By: DragonKiss83 Feb 19, 2011 | 14 Comments
I just came across the story and thought some of you might enjoy.
Anime girls + photography = probably not comming to the U.S.
[Editor's Note: Video was removed from YouTube.]
I think this would be huge with the right group, and in Japan it might not look so out of place. We did have that Playboy game that was along the same lines, but anime kind of ends up in a special category.
But it did get me thinking about all of the stuff that doesn't make it here. We miss shows, games, movies, and music. Given how fast people are able to find just about anything what is it that draws all these lines in the sand?
I myself watch subbed anime and movies and have found a lot of great stuff. Then I look at the total crap that is available here everywhere you look. Jersey Shore is a great example, or how about the real Housewives? I don't think I have any need to interfere in other peoples shit, but it really makes no sense to me.
Sorry to go on, but I think we have missed lots of great stuff, look at what happened with the Dragon Quest games and Final Fantasy. Not that Instant Brain is on that level, but it will most likely be one of the countless games that will never hit our shores.
By: BatRastered Mar 7, 2011 | 6 Comments
The jimmy asses who run Mad Catz put out a press release, but didn't update their site.
They also announced some new designs for the BrawlPad featuring John "Jimmy" Cena and Hulk Hogan.
To celebrate the launch of the new range, Mad Catz also announced today a new BrawlPad design depicting all-time great Hulk Hogan and WWE Superstar John Cena® with official artwork from the videogame. The new design joins the previously announced BrawlPad featuring The People’s ChampionTM, The Rock® and WWE Superstar Triple H®.
I wish I could see what the new designs looked like, but again, these Jimmies have not updated their site.
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