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A translation of the most recent SSF4 blog changes has been posted for Dhalsim, M. Bison, Akuma, T. Hawk and Adon.

Dhalsim

Normal Moves

• Down-Back + Crouching Medium Punch has faster startup and less recovery time. Now this combo is possible, Down-Back + Crouching Medium Punch 2x into EX Yoga Flame.

Special Moves

• Faster startup time on the EX Yoga Flame, making it comboable from Medium Punch and Kick normal moves. Damage was reduced from 180 down to 120.

Super

• Yoga Inferno (Super) damage was reduced to 300, down from 350.

Other

• During back dash, airborne frame comes immediately after invincibility frames end.

Overall

• We looked through his damage again, and as a result he was nerfed a bit, but there are changes beneficial to Dhalsim in other parts of his game. He has a huge diversity between a good match-up and a terrible match-up, but he has strong potential in himself.
 

M. Bison

Normal Moves

• If you hit with Standing Hard Kick from the knee up it does 80, if you hit with it from the knee down, does 110 damage.

• Crouching Light Kick's hittable box was made slightly larger, making it easier to counter.

Special Moves

• Light Scissor Kicks push back further when blocked, making it harder to punish him, but also making it more difficult to keep pressure on with Crouching Light Kick afterwards.

Super

• Super is projectile invincible during its active frames.

Ultra 2

• Ultra 2 is now a charge command, damage was also increased to 450. Was previously 420.

Overall

• Comparatively, he is above standard in terms of a character's strength, but he's more dependent on players' skills due to the adjustments.
 

Akuma

Special Moves

• Medium Punch Shoryuken's invincibility was lengthened, now he is completely invincible for the first 5 frames.

• Air Hurricane Kick's jump arc was changed, so running away with it is impossible.

• EX Hurricane Kick damage and stun were reduced.

Ultra 2

• His Ultra 2, when Canceled during teleport only, has bigger hitbox downwards. Standing Hard Punch, Teleport into Ultra 2, is possible now.

Other stuff

• During back dash, airborne frame comes immediately after invincibility frames end.

Overall

• Considering balance, the runaway tactic with his Air Hurricane Kick was removed, but other things can be done as you currently can, so you will be able to apply your skill in SSF4 to SSF4 AE as well.
 

T. Hawk

Normal Moves

• Close Standing Hard Kick's recovery time reduced, and changed frame advantage to be +4 on hit.

• Far Standing Hard Kick's hitstun and blockstun were increased, making it harder to punish.

• Neutral Jumping Hard Kick has slightly more active frames.

Special Moves

• EX Condor Dive can be used by itself now, by pressing all three Kick buttons. It's different from the regular version, as you can do it while jumping backwards as well, and it's invincible to projectiles until its active frames end.

• Light Punch Condor Spire's hitbox was extended forward.

• Condor Spire's meter gain upon activation was increased.

Super

• Increased his Super's grab range to be the same as his Light Punch Mexican Typhoon. Was previously 1.35 range and is now 1.5.

Ultra 2

• Ultra 2 has a faster startup time, and its invincibility window was lengthened and it remains active longer, making it very easy to use as an anti air attack.

Overall

• A solid buff was applied to Specials, Super and Ultra, and some tweaks were made to his normal moves. Basically, there are only buffs, so it'll be easier to face casts that were bad match-ups in SSF4.
 

Adon

Normal Moves

• Many of Adon's normals were buffed.

• Crouching Light Punch, Close Standing Medium Punch and Crouching Hard Punch all had changes made to their frame data.

• Close Standing Medium Punch, on hit, will have a frame advantage of +6, so it's possible to Link specials moves to combo, although it's still not Cancelable. This move was -1 on hit in SSF4.

• Far Standing Light Punch, Far Standing Medium Punch and Crouching Medium Punch were given bigger hitboxes.

Special Moves

• EX Jaguar Tooth will not do the yellow EX Flash until he gets to the wall and is invincible to projectiles until grounded.

• Medium Jaguar Kick's hitbox was changed, so Close Standing Hard Punch into Medium Jaguar Kick will register as a combo.

Super

• Super's (Varied Assault) startup changed to 7 frames, down from 9 in SSF4, and the first hit's hitbox is extended downward more.

Other Stuff

• Wakeup time was nerfed. Adon now takes longer to get up off the ground than he did in SSF4.

Overall

• His buffs are centered around using his normals, so he will be stronger while on ground.

 

 

Source: http://www.eventhubs.com & http://www.capcom.co.jp/blog/sf4/development_blog/2010/12/14_2852.html

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FFXIV:ARR Ifrit Hard mode battle guide.

By: Zero2990 Oct 2, 2013 | 1 Comments

A guide to beating the first endgame raid boss, Ifrit 'Hardmode'

For those that follow my twitter, (@ZeroUktG by the way) you may know I finally reached endgame last week and from the get go it gets real!

After you finish the main quest line you will be sent to Vesper Bay to grab your first endgame quest you must head to Camp Drybone and the beast men stronghold to unlock the battle itself.

Ifrit HM was the first endgame fight upon beating the main story quest line. This is an 8 man fight which means there's no room for error, he hits very hard. His abilities are the near the same as Lv20 and the fight is fairly similar but just be aware of your surroundings, Ifrit's moves do follow patterns that are easy avoidable. 

Depending on your instance party it's wise to take a PLD for stun support and BLM or SMN for their AoE limit break. Both PLD and WAR are able to tank Ifrit with ease as long as he is positioned with his back to the party.

Incinerate
Front cone attack, should only effect your main tank. Deals minimal damage to all in range. With DPS attacking from behind this should be no problem for a quick heal to your tank.

Eruption. (Stunnable)
This will target a member of your party with an AoE attack, it's easy avoidable but depending on your tank setup have your PLD or WAR keep stun on cool down to interrupt this ability and avoid missing crucial heals and spells from the casters, if you are hit it can deal critical damage. In phase 2 Ifrit will cast multiple Eruptions so don't over do it with the stuns, he will build up resistance.

Vulcan Burst:
A knock back AoE attack that deals around 600 damage, can be avoided by ranged DPS and healers depending on your positioning.

At around 75% he will start casting Radiant Plume.

Radiant Plume:
For now he will only cast 2 versions of this and the order up to 50% hp will always be Outer rim then Middle. For casters and ranged DPS, stay far enough to avoid Vulcan Blast but be aware he will cast radiant plume so interrupt whatever you're casting. Later on he adds one more cast to this ability but I'll go over that in phase 2.

Crimson Cyclone
From the start of the fight around every 10-20% of hp we will warp to the side of the arena then zoom across the map in a line, if anyone is caught by this it will deal critical damage. To avoid this, crowd to the side of Ifrit or At 70% he will add a clone you can stack inbetween and after 50% he will add a third.

Phase 2 Infernal Nail and 50%-0%

Infernal Nail.
Like normal mode Ifrit spawns the Infernal nail at 50% but this time he will place 4 down, it's always important to go over the kill order before the fight, start at the one next to Ifrit and work your way around clockwise, if you have a BLM or SMN have them use the AoE limit break to kill them off quickly.
If you do not have AoE limits then have a Melee DPS limit the first nail, focus attack in the 2nd and 3rd and limit break the last. Have the best geared member always use the limit for maximum damage.

Hellfire.
If the Infernal nails aren't killed by the time limit it's instant K'O and a restart for the fight.

During phase 2 Ifrit uses all above abilities and Incineration twice as much. And adds his 3rd clone to Crimson Cyclone.
Every 30 seconds he will cast his 3 tier Radiant plume, this time after his middle plume all party members should stack up against Ifrit as Radiant Plume will cover the entire arena. The order is always run In/out/stack with around 10 seconds with each cast.

Ifrit is always a fun and challenging fight and hopefully your weapon will drop more frequently than mine.

Once I'm geared I will have Garuda and the dreaded Titan HM written

Thanks for reading,

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Lego Overwatch coming in 2019

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My top 5 favorite female fighting game characters

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My top 5 female fighters they are beautiful, sexy and powerful.

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Jam Kuradoberi

For those of you who don't know jam is from the guilty gear series. She is hot (obviously) and she is one of the most badass kung fu style characters regardless of gender. She pulls off the whole fighting waitress thing perfectly and she is my overall favorite character in the guilty gears series. She also has a very unique look....just look at that hair. She made her debut in guilty gear X and has been a staple in the series since. If you don't know much about her or guilty gear i suggest you look them up you won't be disappointed.

King

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Chun Li

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Cammy

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Crimson Viper

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These women show that you can kick ass and be sexy while doing it. What are some of your favorite female fighters? Let us know and don't be a jimmy.

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Sony announces merger with Micrsoft!

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Sony to defer to Microsofts's XBOX

At 1pm eastern standard time a behind closed door meeting of Microsoft CEO Bill Gates and Sony CEO Howard Stringer concluded after about 2 hours time. Although what was said is not 100% sure what is known is that Sony will sell Its right to the PS3 to Microsoft! Coupled by the loss of many "Exclusive" rights of games, and the Xbox live community being so much better then Sony's. The PS3 has struggled since its release. The XBOX and Wii systems proved too much for Sony to compete with. The exact details of the deal are not known, but what we do know is that Microsoft will receieve the rights to BLUE RAY TECHNOLOGY and the last of PS3's exclusive games. ie God of War, Metal Gear, Little big Planet Etc Etc. Sony decided this was necessary to survive in the video gaming world. Along with this deal Sony cannot launch a new system for 5 years! Although they may develop one. This is huge news and gives way to a future Xbox with a blue ray player, making it perhaps the perfect video gaming system! Perhaps in PROJECT NATAL?

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Mess with Lights and Shadows in the Game of Lums

By: Cinderkin Aug 2, 2013 | 2 Comments

The Vampires invaded Lums world. The only way to stop them is to destroy their hideouts in the shadows and expose them to the light. Is it worth your money? Find out in the review.

iPhone games are getting more and more popular as the years go on with games like Angry Birds, Fruit Ninja, and Cut the Rope. There are hundreds of thousands of games on the app store and most of them are filled with micro transactions. I rarely play iPhone games because they aren’t really fun, but sometimes a game comes out that gets you hooked. That game is Lums, the game of lights and shadows.

Developed by Hyperbolic Magnetism Lums at first glance looks like a clone of Angry Birds, but you’ll soon realize that not only is it a different game it’s much better. Vampires have invaded the world of Lums and the only way to stop them is to expose them to the light. The game offers 48 levels with over a 100 stars to collect. With 5 different characters to use, each with unique abilities that help you destroy the vampires. There is the Cannonball Lum who is best at destroying everything, create spotlights with the Light Lum, or turn vampires into stone with the Stone Lum and more.

The gameplay of Lums is slightly similar to Angry Birds, although you have full control over your Lums. While holding your finger to the screen and swiping around you can maneuver your Lum in any direction you want. The levels are designed so that there are hazards you must avoid while also trying to collect stars. With well-placed vampires you’ll need to figure out the best path of destroying them while also going fast to score the most points. If a level gets too difficult or you have trouble completing it there is a Nuke Bomb available to you.

The game has a dark setting, but the detail in the levels as well as the little characters are very nice. From the rain effects to the light burning vampires, this game although with a dark pallet of colors still shows off great detail and art. The audio soundtrack reminds me of the Terminator and Zelda, which you may think is an odd combo, but it works quite well.

Lums is an iphone game that complements its touch controls well and is a challenging but rewarding experience. For only a $0.99 you really have no reason not to pick up this little gem from the app store. Lums is also available for $1.99 for the iPad for those that have one. It’s the perfect game to play on the go, during breaks at work, or even at home lounging. Be sure to grab Lums today. You’ll be glad you did.

New gathering items added in the most recent FFXIV patch 4.3

Here are the new nodes, go make that gil!

New node list

The new items are 2 star just like the 4.2 items and require 1350 perception for an HQ chance.

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