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SO MANY STREAMS!

August 22, 2015

So! I don’t update nearly enough! Yeah I’ve been Streaming recently with friends and having a grand old time. I’m new to this so there have been hiccups but if you wanna see a smattering of random games? Well I’ve been throwing these on YouTube.

Here’s the Backlog!

8/11/2015: DOA5 Beach Party Lobby with DanFan and viewers!

8/16/2015: Random Games with Under the Pale

Part 1: Street Fighter EX3 & Urban Reign

Part 2: Some Urban Reign

Part 3: (NO AUDIO! Dunno what happened so you may as well skip this)

8/19/2015: GEL & Whitefolks’ Streamception

A noble experiment where I play Jet X2O while Whitefolks streams Urban Champion and Super Mario Bros. 2

8/20/2015: Random Games with Under the Pale and DanFan

Part 1: PS2 – Jet X2O & Splashdown 2 w/Under the Pale & Seek and Destroy, Freaky Flyers, Under the Skin w/DanFan

Part 2: Rave Master

Part 3: Bloody Roar: Primal Fury & Whirl Tour

Dungeon Fighter Online, The Best MMO Ever, Is Playable Again!

April 11, 2015

So, about 10 years ago I think, an incredible MMO was released in Korea. It was called Dungeon & Fighter. I waited FIVE YEARS for a US release and we got it…only to have it shut down due to horrible mismanagement. A year later the company that originally released the game ran an Alpha Test, taking the old US version and putting it up again on Global servers to see what happens.

The response was tremendous and they decided to try a proper GLOBAL release. Said Global release is now in Open Beta.

However, gotta be honest, I had a busy couple weeks and didn’t have a chance to post this really: The first Open Beta closes on Monday and there appear to be some good benefits to playing the first Open Beta and collecting some Danjin Coins before the Second Open Beta starts. It’s free so grab it here:

http://www.dfoneople.com/

Of course the second reason why I pose this is that Neople posted a somewhat scary Facebook post. While they have a solid hardcore player base, they need to GROW their player base as well and right now (as they’re still in Beta and judging the financial viability of this venture) they’re relying entire on Word Of Mouth so I figured I need to lend my mouth to the cause.

…because seriously, there are only two MMOs in the world to me now: Dungeon Fighter and PSO2. I swear if neither of these have a US release I am going to go nuts.

(author's note: Recommend Vindictus to me and I will rip out your innards.)

What is Dungeon Fighter and Why Should I Care?

DFO is not just any MMO but a 2D BEAT ‘EM UP MMO. Heck the NAME is a combination of Dungeons & Dragons and Street Fighter (Get it? Dungeon & Fighter?) and is indeed quite Shadow Over Mystara inspired. What makes this REALLY sing, however, is that you have a HUGE movelist and combos you can do with Street Fighter-style command inputs. Bigger than any other beat ’em up ever.

On top of that, the game is about 8 years old now. That means two things:

#1) It’ll run on nearly ANY computer. A friend of mine played it on a cheap Celeron PC he got from 1998.

#2) It has a LOT of content!

MMOs, unlike other games, can age VERY well. If an MMO is strongly supported, time allows them to iron out kinks with the original game and add more and more content. With this much time under its belt, DFO is basically massive and irreplaceable.

Basically, if you like Golden Axe, Shadow Over Mystara, Dragon’s Crown, ect. then you NEED to give this a chance!

What’s New Since We Last Played?

Well…apparently everything! See, while we were away the world kinda ended and all of the dungeons (and sprites?) are redone and updated. They’ve also added two Bonus Classes: Dark Knight and Creator. Dark Knight is a Slayer that can use a mix of other Slayer class moves in combo strings (seems kinda PSO2 inspired). Creator is a Mage that aims spells with the mouse (seems kinda The World Ends With You inspired).

Korea has also gotten the Female Slayer and Knight classes and the second Open Beta will give us the Knight.

So yeah! Go give it a shot this weekend!

GameMetabble – FitePad, Xrd, and XBone Interface Botches

December 22, 2014

WOW. It has been a WHILE since I last posted! Sorry folks, overly political thoughts tend to cause me to freeze up (that and getting crazy sick for over a week). Maybe I’ll post about them sometime. Either way here’s a decidedly non-political video about Guilty Gear Xrd, Smash Bros. fight pads, and just how damn terrible the XBone interface is because it really is the worst.

New Releases – April 2012

April 5, 2012

With the March release rush behind us it’s slow sailing from here on out. This month sees so few boxed releases worth a purchase it’s ridiculous! But there’s some downloadable goodness ahead, some push back, and most importantly: Xenoblade Chronicles!

04/03  Kinect Star Wars (Kinect)

Well here it is, the Kinect game everyone has been waiting for! Too bad reports have been…not good and I doubt it’s going to work very well. The Kinect just isn’t meant for this kind of game.

04/06    Xenoblade Chronicles (Wii)

Project Rainfall was a success and Xenoblade is coming to America! However, it’s a GameStop exclusive. Why? Well Nintendo probably felt that no one would order the minimum amount of copies necessary to make the game a financial success, so GameStop probably said “We’ll order the numbers you want if you make it exclusive to GameStop”. While I know many people are against the store, this is one time we need to put aside our hate and support the game. With over 90 hours of gameplay, a nearly Skyrim sized world, tons of sidequests, and being hailed as one of the best JRPGs of the generation, this is not a game you are going to want to miss. Better still, since it’s a Wii game it’s only $50! So, if you like JRPGs and you have a Wii, you NEED to buy this game. No exceptions.

04/10    Phantom Breaker (360)

Though it looks kinda crappy, Phantom Breaker is a simplified fighter with some serious potential made by the old Asuka 120% crew. The game might be pushed back though, but we should hopefully see it this month.

04/11   Skullgirls (XBLA, PSN)

Speaking of awesome fighters that get pushed back a lot, it’s Skullgirls! The indie darling fighter made by tournament players. The opinions on the game are very divisive. Some love the game, calling it the most balanced fighter ever made (despite having spent little or no time with it) while others consider it a complete joke. Whatever the case may be, I am excited to get to try it out. The visuals look amazing and I want to test the supposed balance the game touts. The tiny character roster, however, is disappointing.
04/17 The House of the Dead 4 (PSN)

With the PS3 being the only HD console that has a lightgun, I was wondering when this game would see it’s much needed console port. The Move is the perfect controller to handle it too (as the game features pointless waggling in some scenes on top of lightgun shooting) and with it being a PSN download it’ll probably be cheap too! Will go well with the PSN House of the Dead 3.
04/27  Akai Katana Shin (360)

Well…that was unexpected. It’s a Cave shooter coming to America courtesy of the recently opened US branch of Rising Star Games! Yes, they have confirmed it will get a boxed release. So, SHMUP fans? Get your wallets ready and prepare to support this game!