By: iorilamia Jun 17, 2011 | 10 Comments
The fighting game Community in Maui has exploded in the last couple of months due to one random idea. (Finals match link inside!)
For a long time me, my friend Eli and Dwyane thought we were the best on Maui when it came to majority of fighting games out there (except Tekken). So a couple of months ago while at my house Eli was like " Yo, let's make an event on Facebook, a SSF4 and MVC3 tournament at the college and see who will come" I thought it was an amazing idea and we went on with it. Me and 2 other friends brought a system and our games. The Maui College has a huge student lounge that is open almost the whole day that anyone an go to, and we were surprised by all the people who showed up. Learning that there were people as good as us in some games and better in others was amazing. That day we didn't get around to a tournament, I believe there was like 8 hours of casuals, leading to us becoming good friends with a lot of the guys who stayed until closing.
Soon after one of the guys we met created a group of Facebook called Maui Street Fighter. Here we planned the next events and settled that we would meet up every Wednesday for SSF4 tournaments and mvc3 casuals (not too many people played mvc3, so a small tourney would be lame) Every Wednesday the amount of people grew and everyone's skill levels increased.
Things have gotten to a point where we had a good idea on who was bringing what set-ups and we could run our events at the school easily. The lounge is open from about 8 am to 9 pm. The security guards have gotten used to seeing around 30 dudes getting super hyped over games, so sometimes they let us stay till 11 to finish our events <3
A big surprise about a week ago was a huge influx in new people! The best part was, they were Marvel and Tekken players. This led up to us having 3 actual tournaments in a night (which is hard to fit in when you do them one by one). Tekken was singles (since it had the smallest entrants), Marvel was teams of 2 and SSF4 AE was teams of 3.
I love playing MVC3 casuals and felt pretty confident in the tournament. I didn't play Tekken and my SSF4 team got OCV'd by my close friend who plays me all the time; knew it was coming :p My teamate for Marvel was Adi, a guy who I felt pretty even with in skill leading up to more confidence (he played Wolverine, She-Hulk Storm and Wesker). He went first, beating the first few teams by himself and I didn't have to play. But when it came to the semi-finals and finals, he lost every set and I carried the way (which added more pressure than I thought it would).
In the end, it came down to me playing Morrigan, X-23 and Wesker vs. a really strong Hulk-She-Hulk and Dormmamu. (Before that I played his teamate in a very interesting battle with me playing Mageto, x-23 and Wesker and him playing Magneto, X-23 Dommamu) Both of us were dropping combos towards the end and I purposely didn't punish some things because I knew if I messed up one bit, I would have died ; ended up playing it safe. The photographer was nice enough to upload a video of the final match, but it is only on Facebook, I'm not sure if you will be able to view it upon signing in (I HOPE SO! IT'S GODLIKE) If anything, I'll share it on the Gouki.com wall.
So Adi and I won! Split the prize $ and took a bro-photo. It was truly a great tournament and a great experience. Glare makes me look cross-eyed but that's ok. Everyone attending the Maui College fighting events are awesome people and it is great that our community has grown so much from a friend saying " Brah let's make a event on Facebook". It's so hype having over 30 people in a room with many different play-styles and skills. Hopefully I can get more pictures from the guy or videos.
~Shout-outs to Gouki.com, Adi and I played on the MVC3 stick the entire time~
Broken glitch that allows Yang to avoid attacks and grabs on wake-up
First, have a look at the footage uploaded by http://www.youtube.com/user/sggamer
So wtf happens? Yang is invincible upon wakeup to most options for about 10 frames. Throws won't get him but cross-ups will. This isn't automatic though, there are some conditions on doing the glitch:
1.Before wakeup, Yangs body needs to be down with head closer to opponent.
2.Yang player can't press any inputs or buttons
3. Hitbox of attack can't hit Yangs back (cross ups will work against glitch)
4. Long active frames (things more than 10 frames I guess) will hit Yang.
So what do you guys think of this? It does sound extremely broken, except most people would be too scared to do it, not blocking on wakeup is a ridiculou risk. Unless you know your opponent very well, then this could be a great trick from time to time. Leave a comment on what you think, and if you think it should be patched or not.
By: iorilamia Jun 16, 2011 | 6 Comments
Monkeys...move controller...and women.
Do you remember or heard of Dancing Eyes? Because I don't. It was originally a 1996 arcade game where you control a tiny monkey and rip off womens clothing. So they thought it would be a AWESOME idea to re-make it for ps-move. This game is a part of the Namco Generations retro lineup which includes Aero Cross, Pac-Man Championship DX and Galaga Legions DX. Heres a trailer showing a dude peeling fruit...I guess it's training for women. Gameplay showed towards the end.
Official site here : http://ng.namco-ch.net/dancingeyes/index.html
By: iorilamia Jun 12, 2011 | 8 Comments
Music and figurines galore for the upcoming strategy RPG.
Disgea 4: A Promise Unforgotten is pretty far away with September release. Luckily we already have insight on some of the stuff you get from pre-ordering and "special editions" as usual.
Premium Figure Set $119.99
Premium box, game box, Fuka figurine, group of Dis4 figurines (9), artbook and OST CD
Premium Edition $59.99
The same thing but without the group of Dis4 figures.
Standard Pre-Order $49.99
Get the game and a CD. No special case.
Premium edition seems the way to go. Has everything in the crazy $100+ figurine set, minus the group of characters. Also for $10 than the standard pre-order, the artbook, special case and mini-Fuka already pays well for itself. Which ones have sparked your intrest?
By: iorilamia Jun 7, 2011 | 2 Comments
A video taken from E3, showing Hwo, Sagat and character select screen. Also other videos from Capcom Unity.
Hwoarang is my favorite Tekken character so when they did his teaser reveal, my hype exploded (also since Juri is my main, the possibility of having both of them is delightful!). http://www.youtube.com/user/GamingTrendVideos2 has been awesome enough to get a vid of him in action a long with Sagat, enjoy.
So what do you think? It's cool that they implemented his Flamingo Stance. Unfortunately the guy playing just got...destroyed and didn'[t do much of anything cool. But Hwo looks like hes having really good pokes in this game and his jump properties look just like Juri's , lol.
Sagat on the other hand is looking like Sagat. The King lives on ;)
(Yea I know there are 2 videos. At my friend's house, no matter what browser I choose this keeps happening)
UPDATE: http://www.youtube.com/user/CapcomUnityVideos Uploaded 2 new videos with awesome team combos, inlcuding Sagat, Julia, Cammy and Hwo.
By: iorilamia Jun 6, 2011 | 4 Comments
The game with the little girls and the breasts has a trailer now...with little girls and breasts.
Side scrolling ninja game where your clothes rip off as you take damage isn't really my type of game. But maybe some of you out there like it. Enjoy the first trailer to Senran Kagura for 3DS.
Uploaded by http://www.youtube.com/user/nanashi0snd
By: iorilamia Jun 3, 2011 | 15 Comments
The long awaited Welcome Back Program is here, a long with some FAQ.
A while back Sony announced we would get free stuff in the Welcome Back Program This was a bunch of stuff from PS Home, 2 free games for PS3 and PSP and 30 days free of PS+. Also, they have lame free movies for the weekend and tons of bonuses for PS+ people. This is good and all but there are CONSTANT errors going on within the Store, I don't think many people can get a hold of these games at the moment. Some people can't get inside the store, others booted out, some download the game but it isn't showing up and a few other problems that need to be kinked out.Read full story...
Create your own platformer that creates music.
This seemed a bit lame at first, but really caught my interest. Sound Shapes is a platformer coming to the Sony NGP. You create your own level, but you can pick different instruments and notes for everything you put into the level. The creating process looks fairy simple and the sound is nice. As far as movement goes, your little ball can jump and stick/ un-stick to surfaces. Red things hurt you and bounce pads record the sequence you hit them, and add that beat to the music! Heres the video.
With a simple music tool it does look really fun. Especially when you create a cool beat to a level and as you play more music is added onto it is a fun idea. Guy in the video said it took around 4 years to make, I don't really see that but ok. Anyone looking forward tot he NGP or toy-around games like this?
By: iorilamia Jun 3, 2011 | 3 Comments
Time to see what cool bonuses you get for pre-ordering the highly awaited Uncharted 3! Also info on the collectors edition.
Everyone game has pre-order deals from several places and expensive Collector Editions. Being one of PS3's most hyped exclusives, Uncharted 3 is not left out.
As you see above, you get a working Traveling Chest replica, that holds everything within the Collectors Edition. That is a stee-lbook case with the ring on it that holds the game, a full-size replica of Drake's belt and necklace (with Sir Frances Drake's Ring) and a statue of Nathan Drake. This will ocst you $99.99 Here are the pre-order bonuses from a few retailers:
GAMESTOP: Creepy Crawler Kickback.
When you score a certain amount of medals you can turn into a swarm of deadly creatures to overwhelm your opponents as long as you’ve got time left on the Kickback countdown timer. Looks like something from the mummy, godlike!
BestBuy: Regeneration Booster Unlocked Early: Speeds up healing in multiplayer.
Amazon: 1 Kickback and 2 Weapon mods
Amazon going bro-status with 3 items when you pre-order. The Carpet Bomb Kickback lets you throw out three grenades with one throw! The two gun mods allow you to increase the clip size of the guns.
Wal-Mart: Laser Sight and Weapon Mod
You get Callout Weapon Mod, which allows you to equip the AK-47 with laser sight that allows your ENTIRE TEAM to see the location of the target you are targeting. Insane?
Other places including Target, Buy.com and JR.com will award you with exclusive Uncharted 3 PSN avatar and XMB theme for pre-orders.
How does all of that sound? Out of all the pre-order deals which ones are most appealing to you? The Laser sight allowing the entire team to see an enemy from Wal-mart is CRAZY. Also the Creepy Crawler from Gamestop seems the most fun and visually scary, not sure how game-breaking it is though. It is interesting being in this era of gaming where Collectors Editions have become so popular with figurines and steel cases. Don't be a jimmy, let us know what you think.
Making fighters a bit more "realistic".
Sony's NGP has some badassnice ideas for a fighting game. Using the built-in camera you can take a picture of your face and map it to the character. Another cool trick with the camera is taking a pic of the place where you want to battle. The game also have 12 different fighting styles, a bunch of costumes and around 200 weapon-types.
Ballet style FOR THE WIN! The game apparently has a Tekken feel (not nearly as deep) and will be launched with the NGP. How does this sound to you jimmy's? Looks nifty to mess around with. Leave your thoughts in a comment.
Decent amount of new footage in this new trailer.
Have a look at the madness Wonderland has in store....
Uploaded by http://www.youtube.com/user/EA
A bit disturbing, as it sould be. Madness Returns is slowly shaping up the closer it is towards release. Still looks like an excellent rental. As a reminder, if you buy the game you also get the original with it. Anyone still have their eyes on this?
By: iorilamia Jun 2, 2011 | 6 Comments
New challenger tease. You ready for some flashy kicks and high-low mix-ups?
New challenger! I am very pleased he is in here. As my favorite Tekken character, let's welcome...
Hwoarang! Does this mean we will see juri? Anyone else happy to see him in game? It should be interesting how they work out his left stance, right stance, Flamingo Stance and Disrespect stance into the game. Leave a comment on what you think.
Uploaded by http://www.youtube.com/user/CapcomEuro
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