What is up with PayPal lately? Nyu Media’s Seon King announced the other day on Yatagarasu‘s Indiegogo page that PayPal was withholding 50% of the funding that they’re to receive from those who payed using PayPal to donate. Given that many prefer to make payments online using PayPal’s system, that’s a lot of money being held. $118,243 was raised for the project, many of which was payed using PayPal.
In this episode of the podcast, we stick to our word and talk about Story Modes in fighting games. Afterward, we talk about how relevant E3 is to the the community and industry in this day and age.
We’re approaching the final hours of the Skullgirls Crowdfund campaign on Indiegogo, and earlier on Monday the creation of the third secret character was successfully funded. Overnight, the stage and story was funded as well, making this character a complete success. Unlike Squigly and Big Band, fans who donated to the crowdfund will get to choose who the third DLC character will be. To make things easier, Lab Zero updated their Indiegogo page to include a breakdown of who the characters are, what their story is, how they fight, and an idea of how they fight using established character examples (like Umbrella fighting like Order Sol from Guilty Gear).
Ahoy! It’s finally time for another livestream. This time it’s for Destructive World Gaming’s Fighters Club Tournament Series 2013. The games of today will be Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition and Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3. Will you be seeing yours truly here in some way? Who knows. Regardless sit back, relax, and enjoy the show.
Tournament begins at 4PM. The stream should begin at the same time.
[Note: if you’re seeing this image instead of a stream (minus the watermark and “for staff only” of course), it’s the wrong stream. Click Here to go to the right one. I have yet to figure out this is a WordPress problem or a Twitch problem.
If the right one is showing but nothing is streaming, fear not as there could be pre-recorded after the show.]
Up and coming gaming group Destructive World Gaming is hosting a fighting game tournament in The Bronx. North Bronx to be specific. We don’t see many big tournaments here in the Bronx (they usually go to Brooklyn and Manhattan). But if you’ve faced a Bronxite before, you’ll finally get to see their worth in their home turf (and ours! …well, mostly). The names of the game is Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 and Super Street Fighter IV A.E. (not sure if it’s the 2012 Edition though). The entrance fee is $20 and it’s Bring-Your-Own-Controller/Fight Stick (though DWG will have controllers available should you need one).
The venue of the tournament Uptown Sports Complex, located 170 W. 233rd Street (Google Map’d that for ya! Just don’t use Street View as their image is outdated). The tournament starts this Saturday, March 9th, at 4PM. Registration is open, so if you think you have what it takes to duke it out with the best of The Bronx, sign up! If you can’t make it but still want to watch, hit up their Twitch page as they’ll be livestreaming the tournament as well. We’ll see you there!
Ahoy Fellow Fishes! We’ve returned once again with a new batch of podcasts in the coldest month of Winter! In this season premier, we introduce a new format for the podcast, bringing it closer to a radio-like show full of jabs, lots and lots of tangents, and more natural conversations. In other words, we pick one topic and run from there. In this episode, we talk about what we got for Christmas.
Time Table of Contents after the break.
As the U.S. starts their journey on Persona 4 Arena this week, Arc System Works has revealed the next chapter in the BlazBlue storyline, BlazBlue Chronophantasma. With this new bitch-to-type entry comes three new characters. The ultra feminine kimono-wearing Amane Nishiki, the ballistics packer Bullet, and the diesel as hell Azrael. Everyone else, save for Nu and Lambda, makes a return in this entry with new portraits and new moves at their disposal. Now keep in mind, this is definitely another sequel to BlazBlue, not an update like some of these poor chaps are thinking. Calamity Trigger was the first. Continuum Shift was the sequel. Continuum Shift II and Extend were updates. Chronophantasma is an new entry, not an update. One observant fan also noticed some new changes that will be introduced in this game, like removal of guard primers, a new Overdrive mechanic, and redrawn neutral sprites.
See the reveal of this game only reminds me that I still have… Calamity Trigger to finish. Dear lord do I still have a long way to go. Welp, time to get crackin’! Chronophantasma is set to release this Winter in Japan. U.S. release is TBA, but it’s highly likely it’ll come here too in the future.
Welcome to Fighting February! This month, we’ll be covering four retro fighting games. As they say, what’s love without pain. So sit back, relax, grab a loved one, and promptly break up because you’re being a cheap-ass with the hadoukens. Trust us, it’ll make us feel less lonely 🙂
In 2008-09, fighting games became cool again. Street Fighter IV, BlazBlue, King of Fighters, they all made big splashes on the videogame scene. They were there to tell the industry that fighting games were back after nearly a decade. Of Course there were fighting games in that span of time, like Soul Calibur II, Tekken 4, Dead of Alive 4 and Virtua Fighter 5. But it had all fallen into a niche, and only the most devoted of fighting fans were really appreciative of these games. Coming into 2012, this fighting game boom shows no signs of letting up, with Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Street Fighter X Tekken, and Skullgirls keeping that fire going. But before we do, let’s take a moment to look back at the game that started the initial boom in the 90s: Street Fighter II.
I don’t care how many times I do these articles, I’m not calling P4: The Ultimate “P4U.” It just sounds dirty. Anyway, here we have footage of a location testing (or “Loketest”) of Persona 4: The Ultimate in Mayonaka Arena. Here we have a fight between Kanji and my homegirl Mitsuru. Things are still as fast as ever. One interesting thing that one of the youtube comments pointed out was that the blue bars under the life gauge have been changed to look like the backs of the Arcana cards from Persona 3&4. Pretty interesting. What other changes have you noticed? Point them out in the comments below.
Thanks to reader Brayan A. for the heads up.
Over the weekend, there was news that Hudson announced that they were making Bloody Roar 5. This came from Twitter account “HudsonSoftLtd,” and even had ハドソン written under its name. Well turns out that the Twitter account is fake, and so is the news about Bloody Roar 5. *sigh* I did wonder though why something like this would be announced on a Friday since most game announcements usually occur earlier in the week. But the truth is out, and those hoping to play as a bunny girl in HD won’t be getting any of that action. I still wonder what the game is like to play since I’ve never played a Bloody Roar game.
Once again, there is no Bloody Roar 5 game in development. But, maybe this might fan some flames of interest. And maybe, just maybe, Konami (owners of Hudson) might some something for the franchise.
For this week, it’s round two with deviantART group Fighting Games Elite as we feature another artist from the group. Hailing from South Jakarta, Indonesia, amsart81 (real name Amos Rachman) has an artstyle that is both varied and detailed. His main base of operations is both on deviantART and Blogspot. His most recent works focuses on fighting games and comics. While we can’t show here due to the theme of the blog, his piece “Guardian Ninja” shows his amazing prowess with detail as you can see in the armor. amsart81 also has a background in doing caricatures, which are very entertaining to look at (and bring back memories of old TV Guide). amsart81, like blackorb00, is also a winner of another one of the contest held by Fighting Games Elite. His fanart for Street Fighter X Tekken was one of the winning entries. Right now FGE is holding another contest, this time to draw characters from fighting games in a pirate theme. So if you have the chops and can draw, head over the and get competin’!
Every now and then, a company leaks out information pertaining to a game that has not been released. In this case, Microsoft under the Xbox Live marketplace has unveiled screenshots of two characters that Capcom has not shown any information about in their new game Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3. Both Phoenix Wright and Nova’s in-game images have been leaked out.
From the looks of everything, Nova is shaping to be an interesting character especially in the versus games. Although, I cannot say too much on Phoenix Wright considering he only appears in the team order right above the health bar, Phoenix Wright still has his million dollar smile. More information will be introduced in upcoming weeks around the time of New York Comic Con. Stay tuned.
The semester has just started, but already the work is piling on and the first grades are probably in. We know you’re stressed out already. So here’s your chance to take a break from the mayhem, and break your opponent with a crazy ass combo! This tournament, held by the Bushido Anime Club and VGA, will be taking place at Lehman College’s Student Life Building. The campus is located at 250 Bedford Park Boulevard West, Bronx, NY. If you’re going by train, your best bet is to take the 4 Train or the D Train. This is open to all CUNY students. The Student Life Building is located at the southern section of the campus. You are on the second floor when you enter the building, so you must go downstairs.
Get ready to turn the wheel of fate, and FIGHT!