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BatRastered

Can't attend PAX east? Check out the streams on twitch.

By: BatRastered Mar 20, 2013 | 11 Comments | Updated: Mar 20, 2013

Many of the events at PAX East will be streamed. Check out the full schedule here.

PAX East Broadcast Schedule
Watch the best of what PAX East has to offer with the official live broadcast direct from the main stages. From thought provoking presentations with industry luminaries, live concerts and of course, the infamous Omegathon tournament, there’ll be plenty of exciting content all weekend long.

WHERE TO WATCH: http://twitch.tv/pax

FRIDAY

Blizzard Entertainment Presents
10AM EST – 10:30AM EST

Storytime with Cliff Bleszinski
10:30AM EST – 11:30AM EST

Penny Arcade Q&A
11:30AM EST – 12:45AM EST

The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences presents: Best of the 2013 D.I.C.E. Summit
2:30PM EST – 3:30PM EST

The Shaft: Digging up all the Minecraft Nuggets
4PM EST – 5PM EST

Future of Online Games Panel – MMORPG.com
5:30PM EST – 6:30PM EST

The LoadingReadyRun Panel
7PM EST – 8PM EST

Friday Night Concerts
8:30PM EST – 1:30AM EST

SATURDAY

Penny Arcade – Make a Strip!
10:30AM EST – 12PM EST

The Making of Dust: An Elysian Tail
1PM EST – 2PM EST

Behind the Music of Blockbuster Video Games
2:30PM EST – 3:30PM EST

After the Endgame: Indie Studios Founded by 38 Studios Alumni
4PM EST – 5PM EST

NVIDIA Is Open For Gaming
5PM EST – 6PM EST

404ing It: Breaking (Down) the Internet
7PM EST – 8PM EST

Saturday Night Concerts
8:30PM EST – 1:30AM EST

SUNDAY

Borders and Bullets: Global Game Controversies
10AM EST – 11AM EST

Pitch Your Game Idea
11:30AM EST – 12:30PM EST

You Game Like A Girl: Tales of Trolls & White Knights
1PM EST – 2PM EST

Penny Arcade Q&A #2
2PM EST – 3PM EST

eSports in 2013: The Past, Present, and Future
4PM EST – 5PM EST

Omegathon Final Round: ???
5:30PM EST – 6:30PM EST

 

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derkasan

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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Pokemon Sword and Shield Galar Region Starters

By: Skeliora Jun 21, 2019 | 2 Comments

Here are the 8th Generation Galar Region starter Pokemon! Who are you starting your adventure with?

Pokemon fans across the world have been heavily anticipating the next Pokemon game and it is fast approaching! Pokemon Sword and Shield, releasing November 15, 2019 is set in the beautiful and breathtaking Galar Region. Home to the 8th generation of Pokemon, the Galar Region is heavily influenced by the United Kingdom. The landscape of open, lush green fields, glorious lakes, castle-like towns and industrial railroads, has all the fans buzzing! Of course, as usual Pokemon marketing fashion, this buzz got started with the announcement the Galar Regions starter Pokemon: Scorbunny, Sobble & Grookey!

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starlordtitus

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..."

End

Something incredible has been in the works for JoJo's Bizarre Adventure fans!

Revealed recently at a hands on demo, the company Bandai Namco showed off a playable version of their JoJo’s Battle Royale Arcade setups.  Each arcade cabinet is modular for another cabinet to hook up to it.  So you could have your very own JoJo’s Battle Royale Arcade set up for 4-30 people!  Or you can fly out to Japan and play this in their arcades.  The first video is gameplay uploaded from the event from YouTube Channel: Akiba-Ninja.  Back to back wins!  Total domination!

In the video below gameplay from the event begins and with the spectator/commentator mode you get a nice tour of what the game is like and the different characters.  The fact that so much time and effort has gone into this Arcade Machine is incredible to me.  I definitely see it getting a port to consoles and PC.  Not because it’s JoJo’s, but because it’s a battle royale, there’s enough fanbase for that genre and then you add in JoJo’s name and it’s a no brainer.

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Zero2990

Zero2990's Dead Island character build (Sam B)

By: Zero2990 Aug 20, 2012 | 5 Comments

I decided to start creating character builds because I see to many newbs online

So some of us was excited for Dead Island before release, No? Well I was and it turned out to be a pretty shitty game, that was before I looked at character builds that make this game actual fun.. Yes Dead Island is actually fun, can you imagine? 

So the last week I've been playing as the top hat sporting power house/rapper Sam B. Some people online have no idea how Sam should be played and opt for the machine gun approach, not in this build. I'll have you cracking undead skulls in no time.. From Lv1 as a matter of fact. This build looks at Combat and Survival skills only, Sams Fury tree may seem fun but it's about as useful as ...

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blazemanx

Akuma - The man, The myth, The legend

By: blazemanx Jun 19, 2011 | 5 Comments

a look into the man we call akuma/gouki.

Akuma is one of the most feared fighters in all of gaming and with good reason. I still remember seeing him for the first time on the 3DO (remember that system?) dashing in out of the darkness to kill bison and challange you to fight. Ever since then akuma has been quite possibly the most deadly warrior in all of fighting game history and here is a look into the man, the myth, the legend.

Akuma (known Gouki in Japan) trained under Goutetsu along with his brother, Gouken. Goutetsu taught them Ansatsuken (Assassin Fist), which is a mixture of karate, judo, and koppo. As the brothers progressed under Goutetsu's teachings, a dispute arose on the true nature of Ansatsuken and the path to master it. Gouken, unable to accept the violent nature of Ansatsuken, left Goutetsu to begin his own dojo. Akuma continued Goutetsu's teachings and vowed to use Ansatsuken as it was intended.

In order to learn Shun Goku Satsu, Akuma embraced the principle of Satsui no Hadou or (The Surge of the Intent to Murder/Murderous Intent). Through Satsui no Hadou, Akuma was forced to give up any compassion he held towards other human beings. In addition, Akuma realized his limits as a martial artist could be expanded, and left Goutetsu's guidance to train alone on an island (Gokuento).  

His return marked the end for Goutetsu... Akuma demonstrated his strength by killing his former master with Shun Goku Satsu. Goutetsu fell with an inner joy, realizing his pupil was attempting to master Ansatsuken. Akuma removed the beaded necklace from Goutetsu's neck and placed it around his own. The following day Akuma challenged and fought his brother. With Gouken gaining the upper hand, Akuma was eventually struck down. Akuma requested death in defeat, however his brother was unable to kill his own kin. Akuma, sensing weakness, mocked Gouken and struck with Shun Goku Satsu. The dojo was filled with a burst of white light and Gouken was killed. Ken saw the flash as he was returning from the U.S. Martial Arts tournament. Rushing to the dojo to find it in shambles and his master dead, an enraged Ken ran into the surrounding woods searching for the killer. Akuma easily defeated Ken and disappeared. Gouken's other student Ryu soon learned of his master's death and began to search for Akuma.

Akuma first fought Ryu at his island, Gokuento, and discovered the potential within him. He destroyed the island and told Ryu to come back when he had embraced the killing intent. However, Ryu rejected it. Akuma now practices to be prepared for a battle with Ryu. He also killed Bison during the SF2 series, the only official result of that game.  

Akuma fights only to test his strength and his opponent's. This means that he will only fight opponents that will provide a challenge, hence his refusal to fight unworthy challengers under any circumstances. Akuma will only kill opponents who are as strong as he, which is why he stopped his fight with Gen after realizing that he was ill. While Akuma killed his brother and his teacher, he did so in the confines of the code of the warrior, where the field of battle does not distinguish between friend and foe. Akuma believes he committed no transgression whatsoever. Also, with the exception of Gouken and Goutetsu, Akuma usually only fights those who challenge him instead of picking fights.

"Akuma" means "Demon" in Japanese. The kanji on the back of his uniform is called "ten." It can mean "sky," "heaven," or "beyond human." Akuma also has a few alternate, more powerful incarnations of himself including: Shin Akuma, Cyber Akuma and Oni Akuma.

Akuma is one of the first Street Fighter characters to really say "evil," besides good old M. Bison of course. Akuma's moves are of course based off of Ken's & Ryu's, which makes sense considering the storyline. In the later of the series, the manner is which he performs his moves became more and more different from Ryu & Ken... cooler maybe? Heh heh. Well, if you didn't know, Akuma adds in a certain "badass factor" to pretty much anything he does. He is an all around badass karate dude, if not THE badass karate dude.

I loved Akuma's 2nd Impact/3rd Strike appearance & fighting style, but honestly his SF4 incarnation disappointed me a bit... he's a bit too "monstrous-looking" in that game and his super moves just don't have the same pop. I think Akuma has looked his best in 2D form. In any case, he's surely one of my all time favorite fighting game characters (and I know I'm not the only one). Finally, Akuma's appearance in MVC3 looks downright epic... potentially his best... incarnation... ever. 

Here is a little video I put together in tribute to akuma i hope you enjoy it.

So what do you think of Akuma? Let us know and don't be a jimmy.

A how-to guide for unlocking the three extra characters in Street Fighter Zero 3 (Alpha 3).

Local Gouki user Guano brought over his new UD-CPS2 system with a copy of the Japaneese Street Fighter Zero 3 (alpha 3 in the US). GoukiJones wanted to play as Juni, a favorite from back in the day when alpha was the new game in town.

Juni Zero 3

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starlordtitus

Krauser VS Chris (Resident Evil)

By: starlordtitus Jul 15, 2011 | 5 Comments

After a successful mission with Leon, and Leon's near death experience with Wesker, Chris is sent to investigate a facility that is selling and distributing bio-weapon human enhancers. But when he arrives,he finds an adversary worthy of his strength.

Reader's Note: The following story has biographies for the contenders as well as music videos to be played when prompted to for a more dramatic experience.

Biographies

Chris Redfield

Date Of Birth: 1973  Blood Type: O  Gender: Male  Height: 6'1 (185 centimeters)  Weight: 216 lbs (98 kilograms)  Race/Nationality: Caucasian American  Occupation: US Airforce (Formerly), Stars Alpha Team Marksman and Backup Pilot (Formerly), Anti-Umbrella Activist (Formerly), SOA BSAA Operative (Currently)

Status: Alive  Voice: Michal Filipowich (CV), Joe Whyte (REmake), Roger Craig Smith (RE5, DC, Rev,MvC3 English voice), Hiroki Touchi (Japanese voice)  Portrayor: "Charlie" (Live action RE1) Will Lupardus (Viral Campaign), "Wentworth Miller (Resident Evil Afterlife)  Mocap:Reuben Langdon (CV, RE5)

About Chris: Chris Redfield is a Special Operations Agent (SOA) of the Bioterrorism Security Assessment Alliance (BSAA), of which he is a founding member. Chris has perhaps seen more bio-weapons and danger than any other human being on the planet. Having chosen to seek and eradicate all bioterrorism in order to secure a future without fear. His greatest triumphs include the downfall of Umbrella as well as his greatest nemesis Albert Wesker. Chris' training includes pilot-fixed winged aircraft, several figthing techniques including (CQC) Close Quarters Combat, is an expert in knife and firearm combat, and is gifted with great accuracy.

 

Jack Krauser

Date Of Birth: 2004  Gender: Male  Race/Nationality: Caucasian American  Occupation: US SOCOM Member (2002), Albert Wesker follower (2002-2004), Osmund Saddler Henchmen (2004)  Status: Deceased  Voice: Jim Ward  Mocap: Ryuoji Okamoto (cutscenes), Munenori Yuo (in-game)

 About Krauser: Krauser was a former government agent along Leon S. Kennedy, but it was assumed he died in a helicopter crash and was later found to be in alliance with Wesker. He is a seasoned operative of the US SOCOM (Special Operations Command). Krauser is an excellent knife fighter, and along with the same training as Leon, knows how to use a wide variety of firearms and heavy ordinance. Compared to Leon, he has a more rugged figthing style: utilizing surprise attacks from behind and cover; long -range longbow shots; traps, such as robotic spiders with TNT strapped to them and small flying robots equipped with full-auto armaments; more physically-oriented, close-range combat; and especially the luring of his enemies into the environment to pull off any one of the aformentioned tactics. 

 

 

Story: *Conversation between founding member Chris Redfield of BSAA and Reports Administrator, Carl Slogan*

Carl: "Come in, Chris, come in."

Chris: "What do we got"

Carl: "Satelite survellence and insider reports indicate there is a facility in Egypt that is distributing and selling bio-weapon enhancers to generate super soldiers"

Chris: "Are you telling me people are actually injecting themselves with bio-weapons??"

Carl: "Not only that, but some side effects have included complete take over of the host while others retain a sense of control. Whoever's doing this must be planning to control these unfortunate souls."

Chris: "I'll leave right away. Any additional briefing?"

Carl: "There's a weapons depot that we have prepared for you in Egypt. Our insider, Nicholai, will be waiting for you there. He has a set of weapons suited to your mission. Your goal is to seek who's behind this, arrest them, and destroy the facility.

Chris: "Copy that, see you when I get back"

Carl: "Oh and Chris?"

Chris: "Yeah?"

Carl: "Do be careful"

Chris nods his head and makes his way towards Egypt via jet. Upon arrival he heads towards the weapons depot.

Nicholai: "So I am graced with the presence of Chris Redfield! Welcome, I am Nicholai."

Chris: "Good to meet you, what do you have for me"

Nicholai: "As I have been briefed on your mission, I have a very special customary set for you. As this mission is about stealth, I have supplied you with a disguise to blend in with the locals.This sanded color hooded cloack will suffice to your needs. In addition, my reports indicate that your enemies that are creating these enhancers, are also infested with the enhanced version of Las Plagas. Therefore, in order to maintain silence and yet effectiveness, I've decided that your primary weapon for operations is one your friend Leon S. Kennedy is familiar with, the Plaga Removal Laser 412 (P.R.L. 412). It is a directed-energy weapon with concentrated UV light wave unlimited ammunition. Powered by a internal perpetual battery."

Chris: "Sounds flashy"

Nicholai: "Ah ha ha! Indeed it is! This weapon also removes the need for Flash Grenades as it can emit burts of light, with a bit shorter range. And lastly, a one-shot Rocket Launcher, just in case"

Chris: "Wow"

Nicholai: "Alright! Get a move on! The world isn't goint to save itself!"

Chris follows his coordinates on his GPS and arrives at the facility. He surveys the area with the scope of the Rocket Launcher. There are apparently 30 guards surrounding the area, with few 'suits' looking to buy merchandise. Chris puts on his disguise and makes his way to one of the apparent custormers making their way to the facility. 

Chris: "Excuse me, are you off to purchase 'special product' too?"

Italian Buyer: "Mmm? Who are you? You're here to buy as well? You should get in line. And they won't just see anyone, you need an appointment."

Chris: "Any chance you can get me in? I came across a more powerful enhancer through a rich friend of mine but they only sell it to customers who know the password. I could give you the password if you get me in."

Italian Buyer: " A negotiator eh? Very well, follow me and stay close. But if I find out you are playing me, I'll have you shot."

Chris: "Deal"

The two men make their way to the door.  The buyer indicates to the guard that the hooded man is with him, a personal body guard, and the two are allowed in. They are then escorted to a meeting room, along the way, many workers are seen hard at work, their eyes displaying infestation of Las Plagas. They then enter the meeting room. In the room are many other buyers from different countries. At the head of the table, the chair turns to reveal Jack Krauser.

Krauser: "I understand you gentleman wish to buy our product, you've come to the right place. The price stands at $50,000 for a set of 12 shot injectors filled with our serum. The price is non-negotiable. I'm sure that won't be a problem for you wealthy gentlemen."

The long table of men nod to confirm there is no problem. 

Krauser: "Good, follow me. I'll show you to the merchandise"

On the way to the product, Chris inspects the area, noticing controls for the facilityl. Careful not to arouse suspicion, he begins shutting down systems to the main assembly line, but leaves the power on for the lights so as to not provoke his enemies. Meanwhile, the Italian Buyer decides to address Krauser to discuss the more powerful serum, and then turns around to talk to Chris. Chris conveniently shows up behind him right as he turns around.

Italian Buyer: "Alright, what is the password?"

Chris: "Password is: Leon sends his regards"

Italian Buyer: "Are you sure? What a strange password"

Chris: "We are afterall purchasing strange product."

Italian Buyer: "This is true."

The buyer turns his attention towards Krauser.

Italian Buyer: "Excuse me Mr. Krauser. Word has reached my ear that a more powerful serum is sold only to customers who know the password. I am sure disclosure is exercised for the more privilaged customers so I will whisper the password in your ear"

Krauser begins to have a confused look on his face.

[Activate Music Video 1]

 

Italian Buyer: "Leon sends his regards"

Krauser: "WHAT"

Krauser pushes the buyer to the ground and frantically looks around! He see's the hooded man behind the group of men and begins making his way towards him. Chris pulls out his P.R.L. 412 and flashes the crowd to buy some time! The other workers of the facility notice the commotion and begin making their way towards the area. Chris dashes for Krauser and comes in with a right hook, a kidney punch, a punch to his core, and then ends it with an uppercut to his jaw. Krauser grunts in pain and falls to the floor. The buyers regain their eyesight and the facility workers have arrived. They dispaly loyalty towards Krauser and their eyes show a menacing red indicating Las Plagas is preparing to attack. They out number Chris 40-1. Chris runs for higher ground dodging and attacking his way through some workers along the way. He then turns around to see all the individuals down below. He then holds the trigger on his laser. Krauser sees what's happening and runs to hide behind a large crate. Chis then FIRES! The concentrated beam from the laser disperses and eradicates all the workers simultaneously. The entire workforce is eradicated with a single shot from the P.R.L. 412. Krauser disappears among the crates. Chris makes his way downstairs. The buyers are all terrified and confused. 

Chris: "By order of the Bioterrorism Security Assessment Alliance, I am hereby shutting down this facility and placing you all under arrest."

Krauser surfaces quickly from hiding and hits Chris in the face, then he knocks the laser out of Chris' hands, and then roundhouse kicks Chris to the ground. Chris quick stands from the ground. The two men pull out their combat knives and prepare to throw down. Krauser takes the initiative and swings diagonally down, Chris counters by raising his knive to block and then counters with a blow to Krauser's chest. Krauser backs up a bit, and then lunges forward, Chris sidesteps and then attacks but Krauser counters with a side kick to Chris' chest. The two swing their knives, matching blow for blow, sparks flying from the knives. Chris counters by catching Krauser's wrist, but Krauser knees Chris to his core, and then sweeps Chris. Krauser then jumps and then comes down on Chris with his knive. Chris catches his arm and the two men struggle. Krauser pushes down on the knife to kill Chris. But Chris stares Krauser in the eye, and with immense strength pushes the knife upwards, bench pressing both Krauser and the knife. Chris then directs the knife to the ground, jamming it's metal into  the floor. Then he left hooks Krauser off of him. Chris puts his knife away. 

Chris: "Alright Krauser, let's settle this like real men."

Krauser: "With pleasure."

Chris attacks with a straight right, Krauser blocks with his left arm and attacks with a right straight hitting Chris in the face. Krauser then attempts another roundhouse but Chris rolls his body around the kick and catches his leg, he then kicks Krauser's other leg causing him to stumble. Chris then runs up, jumping on one of Krauser's knees and knees Krauser to the face. Krauser stumbles in pain, Chris then comes at him again, but Krauser dashes and tackles Chris down. Krauser begins barraging Chris with an onslaught of punches, Chris blocks blow for flow and then finds an opening and punches Krauser's eye. Krauser backs up in pain as his eye flashes with a white light. Chris sprints forward, jumping and coming down with an elbow to Krauser's face.  Krauser fights with his one eye and blocks an incoming attack from Chris and counters by putting him in a head lock. Krauser begins squeezing away to put Chris to sleep. Chris tries to elbow Krauser but to no avail. Chris begins to become dizzy, but then drops his body to sink and then jumps up backwards, forcing Krauser to lose balance and Chris then lands on Krauser, elbowing Krauser in the process to his core. Krauser coughs and then begins to get back up to attack. But in that moment Chris swings forward with a hard right piston punch and knocks out Krauser cold.

Chris runs to the controls of the facility and shuts down all power. He removes the power sources and severly damages them. He then makes his way to the exit and grabs his P.R.L, but Krauser yells at Chris.

Krauser: "Hey! We're not done yet, you forgot the last power source, ME!" 

[Activate Music Video 2]

Krauser injects himself with 4 serum injectors. And dramatically begins transformation. Chris watches in horror as Krauser transorms into a hulking mutated abomination of power. Chris charges his laser quickly but a tentacle from Krauser whips the laser away. Another tentacle lunges at Chris but he manages to dodge it. He picks up the laser, but Krauser advances on Chris and swings with a massive arm but Chris dodges to the side. There just isn't enough time to charge the laser. Krauser's speed and strength have increased dramatically. Chris sprints to the exit and runs out. Krauser chases after him. Krauser knocks over many barrels as he makes his exit. Chris turns around and is forced to dodge more onslaughts from Krauser. Chris flashes his laser and temporarily blinds Krauser. He makes enough distance from Krauser and notices the spilled barrels of gasoline by Krauser. He pulls out his Rocket Launcher. Krauser regains his eyse sight and unleashes all his arms and tentacles and limbs towards to Chris. Chris takes absolute aim, and says "For a future without fear..." and fires. The rocket dashes towards Krauser, all of his limbs miss the rocket as they already had a pre-destined target. The rocket reaches Krauser's face and a massive explosion occurs. BOOOOM. The facility crumbles to the ground, rubble and debree rain from the sky. Chris lowers his weapon and then turns around and takes off for the weapons depot. The enemy and facility have been apparently wiped out.

Nicholai: "Chris! So good to see you back in one piece!"

Chris: "I gotta say Nicholai, you sure do know how to pick your weapons"

Nicholai: "Ahhh I take it the weapons I gave you came in handy?" 

Chris: "You have no idea. I'm going to head back to head quarters now and report back"

Nicolai: "Of course, happy to be of service!"

Chris gets on his jet and makes his way back to the US. Having averted another outbreak of bio-weapons, Chris finds the satisfaction of knowing he is securing a safer future for the rest of the world. 

The End

All the gear you need to be a master crafter for level 25-29. HQ style. This gear can easily last you 10 levels. With the right Materia added you can be an HQ master, like me. Remember DoH gear is cross class. I'm leveling all crafts to 50. Save $$$!

Before I even started I check the MP to see how much it would cost me to just buy this stuff & not waste my time crafting. Well 1; I need the XP for Weaver & Goldsmith. 2; I’ve been collecting HQ Diremite & a few other mats for a week. Plus all my other crafts are at level 24 so I can make any miscellaneous piece I need on the fly.

On the MP these items HQ were costing well over 30k on Malboro server. I’m fairly certain I put this entire set together for less than 20k using HQ mats.

Head: Velveteen Wedge Cap Lv. 27
http://xivdb.com/?item/2733/Velveteen-Wedge-Cap-of-Crafting
Body: Velveteen Coatee of Crafting Lv. 26
http://xivdb.com/?item/3077/Velveteen-Coatee-of-Crafting
Hands: Velveteen Shortgloves Lv. 28
http://xivdb.com/?item/3583/Velveteen-Shortgloves
Waist: Velveteen Half Apron Lv. 28
http://xivdb.com/?item/4006/Velveteen-Half-Apron
Legs: Velveteen Bottom Lv. 28
http://xivdb.com/?item/3363/Velveteen-Bottom
Feet: Velveteen Gaiters Lv. 28
http://xivdb.com/?item/3823/Velveteen-Gaiters

Neck: Silver Choker Lv. 29
http://xivdb.com/?item/4332/Silver-Choker
Ears: Horn Earrings Lv. 25
http://xivdb.com/?item/4211/Horn-Earrings
Wrist: Silver Wristlets of Crafting Lv. 26
http://xivdb.com/?item/4105/Silver-Wristlets-of-Crafting
Rings x2: Silver Rings of Crafting Lv. 27
http://xivdb.com/?item/4440/Silver-Ring-of-Crafting

A level 26 WVR & GSM can make all of this stuff no problem. Providing HQ materials are used to make it easy on them. I highly recommend always crafting for HQ mats, if you want for sure a HQ outcome.

Total list of materials used:
Dew Thread 6
Undyed Cotton Cloth 2
Undyed Velveteen Cloth 10
Silver Ingot 9
Iron Ingot 1
Rubber 1
Mudstone Whetstone 2
Silver Rings 2
Antelope Horn 1
Aldgoat Leather 2

Give or take a few mats here & there. Maybe a couple extra, just in case there is a miss. I think you’ll be good tho.

*I'll add an update later on the Materia I used.

End stats were 172 Craftsmanship. 183 Control. 278 CP.

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Final Fantasy XIV and my serious problem

By: goukijones Aug 18, 2010 | 4 Comments

My brain continues to argue with itself over the Final Fantasy XIV. I have so many issues here Jimmy.

First of all it's on the PC straight away for $74.99 and yes I have to get the collector's edition. If I do not get the collector's edition and really love the game and play it for years. I'll be real upset with myself. Plus I need that Onion Helm and whatever other goodies it comes with.

The Benchmark test: I recently ran the benchmark test, but before I can tell you my results let me share a few tidbits with you. I had to re-install an older version of DirectX to just run the benchmark. Wtf? Then it ran smoothly, but my score well was below the minimum. Maybe because my computer was running an older version of DirectX? My computer is brand new, I have a video card that I bought this year for like $200. It should work right?

What if it doesn't? My computer is how I work[attempt to make a living], I can't work[attempt to make a living] all morning and then have an all night pwnfest on the FF14 and run my computer for 20 hours a day. That shit will fry. Then I'll be addicted for sure by that point, with no FF14 and now no computer to work[attempt to make a living]. So that's that problem. Solution ... be prepared to upgrade.

Waiting for the PS3: Wait until March? Are you crazy? Don't forget about the Onion Helm. Oh and there's the 6 month headstart the rest of the Jimmys will get on you. This time around, I want to start at the very beggining with everyone else.

Backwards compatible PS3: I have one of those rare PS3's that is backwards compatible and is worth thousands according to Ebay. I don't really want to break that either. The current plan is to buy it for the PC and try to control myself. Then when March rolls around, buy another, yes a second PS3 just to play FF14.

 

I was super addicted to Final Fantasy XI and I know I will get hooked on this one fo sho. The game looks amazing, there are no words for the beauty of it. The Making of a realm vidoc series is absolutely mindboggling. When I think about the jobs and the world and the monsters. It's without a doubt I'm going to get lost with this game.

Estrada says he is getting this game. Gorilla Warbear is still playing FF11 because he was hoping for a Beta key for FF14 or to get something when FF14 comes out. Well he's gonna get something, but I don't care too much for it. Hermes’ Shoes. “Named after an elder god, all but forgotten in the modern age, these gold-tipped shoes have been crafted with the lightest of leathers, making them optimal for use by heralds and noterunners.”

 

We've already touched on setting up our squad and putting ourselves in different roles for crafting and fighting. This is not good, I'm already drawing charts in bed at night before I go to sleep. I can't stop thinking about which way I want my character to go.

I can't even decide if I want to be a little Jimmy(Lalafell) or an Elf Jimmy(Elezen.) I was a little Jimmy in FF11. I don't want to be a human or the big Gorilla Warbear looking thing. The elves look cool, but I don't know what job I would focus on. At least the little Jimmys look cool doing anything in the game, so I'll probably pick one of them. So then it's decided. I'll a "Lalafell" in FF14.

As far as Jobs go forget about it. I have no idea. I might just level up all different kinds at the beggining. It depends on how many friends I have and if we are actually leveling up together to go do missions and stuff. I like healing, because I don't trust anybody else doing it. I will most definitely choose a trade that will make a lot of money, like medicines or food. Consumable items are the way to go.

 

It's official, I'm going to pre-order the Final Fantasy XIV. I'm going to promise myself to not let it get out of hand. I can not break my PC, must survive on it until March. Lalafell healer/thief and cooking/medicine master! Look for me when the game comes out. Want to get on the same planet with me? Leave a comment and lets start the Gouki Guild! Don't be a Jimmy!

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