Monday, June 30, 2014

#TheCool: #WeekendoftheBasedGod: The After Mathematics

#TheCool's here after the best party ever! In which the best party ever involved making videos and naps! I love naps just so you know. We're ready to do what we do every week and that's put last week in perspective. And how will we do that?

By celebrating Year 3 of #RunDatReXXX and letting you that I'm knee deep in the greatest game of all time in Super Metroid with it celebrating its 20th Anniversasry as well! The plan is to do 1 or 2 episodes a week and while I can't promise this won't take forever and a day is that I can guarantee that I won't be dropping it. We will see Samus' mission to save the baby to its inevitable conclusion! Be sure to join us on the quest.

There was supposed to be something else here but the universe said "Thee nay!" I'll be doing my best to get that out as soon as possible so be watching for that project and others!

As usual however, #DoaGHThaDOJO's always on the service mission to get that crack to the people and nothing's changed and never will! On deck right now...

Guilty Gear Xrd, Persona 4 Arena Ultimax, Under Night In-Birth EXE:Late, Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax, En Eins Perfektwelt, Akatsuki Blitzkampf Ausf.Achse, Aquapazza, Fighing Later, Shin Koihime Musou: Otome Taisen, Senko no Ronde DUO, Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate Arcade & Melty Blood Actress Again Current Code!

To celebrate #WeekendoftheBasedGod is that a special #SSMG and new game apart of the family in Waku Waku 7! A classic that I love and was glad to bump into some matches to share and as more becomes available is that #DoaGHThaDOJO will have it as more becomes available.

With that, This Week In Gaming this is your time to shine!

Legend of Korra X Platinum! Yeah...Bought! We'll be talking a bit more about LoK later in this installment seeing as Season 3 is here.

The Rhythm of Fighters is what it describes itself to be. A rhythm game with SNK as the backdrop. The base game is 99¢ with 14 songs and also for $2.99 you can buy additional packs of 4 songs themed around KoF '96, Fatal Fury 2, Metal Slug 2 & Pachislot themed music. They'll be adding packs of songs in the future so if a song you love and remember then it might make in a future pack. Available now for iDevices & Android and you can check out the current list of songs HERE!

Also available now is Dynasty Warriors: Gundam Reborn on PS3. Remember that its digital only in MURICA and if you want a disc then you'll have to import it.

This week in Hyrule Warriors brings us a look at Impa and QUEEN Zelda. Yeah, she's a queen in this game. Get dat social hierarchy upgrade, gurl!

A little more than 3 weeks away until Under Night In-Birth EXE:Late drops. Enjoy the intro for now.

This week in Persona 4 Arena Ultimax brings us character features of Chie & Shadow Labrys!

We inch ever closer to Azure Striker Gunvolt's release and this video is the 1st of a couple tutorial videos. So watch and learn.

Koihime Embusen is also coming soon and there's some exhibition battles to see some of the new characters in action. Video 1 is Bachou/Koumei VS Kan'u/Houtou & Video 2 is Gakushin/Jun'iku vs Shuutai/Ryomou. Enjoy those.

More Senran Kagura 2 Life & Hometown for the 1 time and this video is all about the challenge mode. You'll beat things up and look sexy doing it. All you can really ask for.

I really didn't get into much other than prepping Super Metroid & the other project so I didn't get a chance to do much gaming outside of that but since prep is over I'll be getting into some stuff and we'll talk about next time.

The Legend of Korra Season 3 is here and its delivering the goods. There hasn't been a letdown in my view since the end of Season 1 and and the 1st 3 are looking to go places so as a fan I'm interested and down with whatever they do in reason. In reason.

Shouts to the usual suspects doing what they do with a big thanks to Gaim & True Blood for bringing the goods this week in the way they do that. Same can be said on the manga front with Naruto & Bleach as well.

With #WeekendoftheBasedGod behind me is that I can finally get back to Orange is the New Black and I'll have that postmortem hopefully in the next installment. I really want to get to these marathons I had planned but my nature to be in the mood for things are always a factor. Maybe I should just force it instead and we'll see how that works out.

Time to bring it on home, What I Watched On The Internet This Week this is your stage now!

SDGQ 2014 brought the goods and JUST CLICK THIS, pick a game and be entertained. You can't go wrong no matter what you pick so go nuts!

The crossover battle you might have wanted...Sonic X MLP. Sonic vs Rainbow Dash, Tails vs Twilight & Amy vs Pinkie Pie! I didn't expect much before I watched it but laughed my ass off though! Take that as my endorsement.

How many times you have to be reminded that the Forever of Luigi never ends! NEVER!

Jim Ross is back and commentating more games with the help of Jerry Lawler. There has never been a better 1-2 Punch behind a commentating booth in anything ever!

The German intro to Naruto. Now Sailor Moon & Mega Man have delivered the goods in the past. Can Naruto do the same?

The Galloping Ghost Arcade in Brookfield, IL got their hands on a working board for Primal Rage 2. Just know having this in the wild and working to boot is something special. This is the last version of the game available even being newer than the one available in MAME. Something to see I'll tell you what. Planning a trip down there just to play that.

You're not watching this for the song but the guest stars in it. See if you can find them!

Break Pokemon Yellow to reprogram Pokemon Yellow but what do you use this power for?

Shouts to LordWilliam1234 for this combo video for a variety of fighting games. Awesome show all around.

Jokes for a great cause are just great. This was hilarious to watch live. Very much so.

That shall be that!

In this life, there are ships. Then there's Korrasami! Shit be real son on that real talk shit!

Shouts to Pronon1990 on dA for this one and Google for randomly providing gems like these. Thanks, Google!

Expect a Super Metroid vid sometime this week and hopefully that other video as well once I work out the kinks.

Be sure to come back next week! We'll be doing something very similar to this again so join us!

Same #TheCool time! Same #TheCool channel!

-Triple Da G.O.D!

Monday, June 23, 2014

#TheCool: All Praise The Glorious Sunbutt

#TheCool! Where the summer comes to sit back and unwind! E3 in the rear view and time to look to what's next. There is one thing that must be done however...

#TeamGRF must give our thoughts on the whole shebangabang! When we actually focused on talking about it. Sit back with The One & Only, JOTKING, Evilfreakzilla & Shinigami 314 as we regale you with tales of time past and talk about what's coming soon. Love doing shit with my family! It brings us closer together and united for one goal...TO TAKE EVERYTHING OVER! TEAM! GLOBAL! RAPE! FORCE! So enjoy this and more projects coming soon!

As usual however, #DoaGHThaDOJO's on the humanitarian service mission always ready to serve that good crack! Available now...

Guilty Gear Xrd, Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate Arcade, Cyberbots: Full Metal Madness, Melty Blood Actress Again Current Code V1.07, Under Night In-Birth EXE:Late, Daemon Bride Additional Gain & Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax!

It is my pleasure & privilege to introduce the latest game in #DoaGHThaDOJO's stable...RAGE OF THE DRAGONS!! You don't know how much I've wanted to feature this game and show how great it is. This is a rarity so please enjoy it and when there's more available I will be sure to get it to you ASAP! #TeamAnnie all day! Act like you know!

With that out the way, This Week In Gaming is now!

Phase-4's out everywhere except for Europe for some reason. You'll get all the clone wars action you want on the 25th!

Drakengard 3's full slate of DLC is available for everybody now. So go tear it up with some dragons already!

The intro for Battride War 2. I'm happy this exists so when #RunDatReXXX does its thing I can refer to this so I can collect ad revenue on the video I shall soon make. P.S: Catchy song is catchy! #DayoftheBasedGod is coming!

Been a while since we've seen anything on Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth and what's presented looks awesome. It was a shame we didn't get that Digimon Adventure PSP game but I'll hold out some hope for this one.

Forgot to mention last week that we now know the identity of Under Night In-Birth's second console character in Byakuya. I was holding out that Filia hope but maybe she'll be DLC after she comes out in the arcade version! Enjoy a look at both Nanase & Byakuya in the mean time. Drops July 24th!

This week in Persona 4 Ultimax brings character features for Yu and our 1st look at DLC character Tohru Adachi.

Join me on the Hyrule Warriors Hype Train and take a look at the Hero of Hyrule doing his thing with the Sword & Shield and the Fire Rod as well! HYPE TRAIN!!! CHOO CHOO!!!

Another trailer for the final installment of the 1st chapter of Corpse Party in Blood Drive for the Vita. Hype for this like you wouldn't understand.

This week's Life & Hometown report is brought to you by Inoichigake mode. A bit improved from Versus in the fact that now you regain energy when you hit enemies to stay in that mode longer. Nice!

What I got into this week? You'll have to wait until Friday to learn the answer to that! Know I have some crack on deck and I'm working hard on bringing you some goodness we all can appreciate!

True Blood is back and it did things. If this is what the rest of the season is going to be then bring it! Sad to see it end but at least its going out with dignity.

Usual suspects do usual things. Gaim is clowning though and ToQ6 is here so SHT is getting that shot of adrenaline. Not that it was needed. Orange is the New Black is still unfinished because I got tied up in #DayoftheBasedGod work but as soon as it calms down I'll finish it. The show is going some places in the back half and I know as a viewer I'll be rewarded for my investment.

Bleach & Naruto are doing things in Manga Town! I haven't been this excited for next issues like this in a long time! Just keep delivering the goods!

Time to wrap this up. What I Watched On The Internet This Week go and take the stage!!!

The greatest rapper of all time is back and taking on a song near and dear to my heart, Sir Mix-A-Lot's Baby Got Back! Here's a fun fact, this has surprisingly by accident brought a reference I made to an earlier subtitle full circle. Research it a bit to see what I mean.

Garry's Mod and a love story! There's no way this could ever go wrong.

Rarely do I get to feature some Toku action but Gunblade gives me the opportunity to do just that. Just watch an awesome fight scene and some explosions!

The 3 Pronged Giant Bomb Super Attack Begins! GIANT BOMB BEAST COAST HAS ARRIVED!

Years of frustration defeated by simple ingenuity? Damn straight!

Been a minute since we've had a music break down this way so enjoy The Legend of Renegade's SEGA Genesis remix of Let Me Take You A Ride from Marvel 2 & what probably is the best wrestling theme in the streets right now in the theme for Star Dust!

Learning about your roots can be fun and entertaining. Shouts to strafefox for some awesome gaming retrospectives. Featured above are Monster World, Streets of Rage & Secret of Mana. There are plenty more to check out at the link so please do that!

I'm not going to lie, when I found these I watched every single one in order. Shouts to Kirbopher for these awesome Did You Know Voice Acting? videos. A whole lot of knowledge being dropped in these so if you need a new random fact or 2 them give it a watch. And TOME Season 2 is coming so go watch Season 1 if you haven't! Awesome stuff if I do say so myself!

That shall be that!

I wanted to get y'all some Grade A Real Ass Gangsta Sunbutt on the realest shit ever but I enjoy having a blog that I can write and you can all read so EG Pinkie Pie will share in the light of Sunbutt and you'll just have to deal! Hell, it isn't hard to get some Sunbutt of your very own. GDSD! GDSD! Just don't tell Nicole Oliver I said it or she'll banish me to the moon and I don't think you're writing blogs up there because your head would explode. Science, bitches! I just wish I wasn't such a sucker for in-jokes and continuity but that what makes it fun!

#DayoftheBasedGod is coming Friday and I've got that work ready! #RunDatReXXX Year 3 begins & something special as well so be watching for it!

Welcome to Summer for real now! The weather is hot and girls are dressing less and checking out the fellas to tell 'em who's best! HYPE!

Don't forget that #SGDQ2014 is happening right now, so be sure to tune in and donate to an awesome cause!

We'll be back to for the #DayoftheBasedGod after set next time so be sure to join us!

Same #TheCool time! Same #TheCool channel!

-Triple Da G.O.D!

Monday, June 16, 2014

#TheCool: Surviving The E3 Storm Ver.2014

#TheCool! Where we celebrate our favorite time of the year like nobody else does. E3 has come and gone but it isn't over until we've had our say. You're going to hear from me now and the rest of crew sometime this week so be prepared!

Even with it being that of the year is that #DoaGHThaDOJO never falters on delivering that crack you need! On deck right now...

Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax, Melty Blood Actress Again Current Code V1.07, The King of Fighters XI, Guilty Gear Xrd, Ehrgeiz, Persona 4 Arena Ultimax & Under Night In-Birth EXE:Late!

Plenty for you and we're back to full working capacity now so expect a lot more this upcoming week!

With all the business handled, let us travel back to last Monday and the beginning of the E3 2014 storm in this special installment of This Week In Gaming!

This tale starts with M$ LOL looking to rebound after getting buried by Sony last year. They took the time in the coming days before to not only take the Kinect out of the #XBONE box to compete with the #PSQUADRUPLE but also finally dropping the app paywall on XBOX Live. With that momentum would it be enough to take the whole thing? Let's see.

One of Gaming's Based Gods & Master of Twitter, Hideki Kamiya got on stage and presented Platinum's offering for the #XBONE with Scalebound. Not much is actually known about the game yet but if there's Kamiya & Platinum then there's goodness ahead. I'll prove this point later in this installment.

Phantom Dust is back. The original was a classic for anybody who had the opportunity to play it on the OG XBOX. I'm glad this is coming back in any way I can get it. No real info at the moment but I'll be waiting to see how this fleshes out.

Before the briefing even started is that Season 2 of Killer Instinct will be in full effect with the introduction of TJ Combo. From what I understand is that Combo is all about the new game mechanic of how throws will work in the upcoming version. Also there was a maybe teaser for Cinder or even some new character. We'll have to wait to see how this goes.

It isn't the M$ briefing if there isn't some Sunset Overdrive involved. Insomniac wants me to buy a #XBONE and their master plan is working. This looks to be an awesome exclusive experience that can only be found in one place. Can't wait.

Super Ultra Dead Rising 3' Arcade Remix Hyper Edition EX + α! Nothing else needs to be said. This has to be some of the best use of DLC I've ever seen. Bravo, Capcom!

Also featured during the briefing was Mighty No.9, Aztez, Cuphead & Ori & The Blind Forest. It's good to know Mighty No.9 is coming to consoles. Aztez & Cuphead look beautiful in their own special way. And Ori & The Blind Forest looks to be nothing short of something special and I can't wait to experience all of these games really soon.

Not featured here but hype for anyhow is Crackdown 3, Rise of the Tomb Raider, Project Spark & Halo: The Master Chief Collection.

The future seems to be bright for the #XBONE. Should be interesting to see where they take this momentum they've built.

A bit after that EA did their thing and other than

Mirror's Edge 2

and being surprisingly hype for Battlefield Hardline is that they do what they do every year and just go over my head with what they offer.

Star Wars Battlefront & The Criterion Project are also on my watch now because of what I saw. Maybe we'll actually see some gameplay next year.

Later in the day the sexy Aisha Tyler took the Ubisoft stage and all they had to offer was

Far Cry 4. They showed a trailer of The Division & the new Rainbow 6 game, however there was no Jade or Beyond Good & Evil so my IDGAF meter was at an all time high. Just the business of it all.

To cap off Day 0 was Sony coming back to defend the E3 2013 title and with Microsoft actually holding it down was Sony had to deliver the goods to hold on to the belt. Would they?

No Man's Sky killed it! This game has been in the consciousness of folks since last years VGX and this game is living up to all the hype and it will continue to do that.

More MGS5 with all the knives you'll ever need. No seriously, this trailer had hella knives in it.

Let It Die from the other Based God Suda51 used to be Lily Bergamo. I don't know what happened but I'll just wait and see. A shame that LB looked so damn good though.

Why yes I want more Fetch. Not in the pet or Mean Girls way but the inFamous way. First Light is a piece of stand alone DLC starring Fetch that is a prologue to the events of Second Son. So if more Laura Bailey is what you want then here you go!

The Order: 1886 is looking damn good. We were able to learn a bit more about it and I'm pretty excited to get my hands on this very soon.

I'm still 4 games behind but Arkham Knight is looking good. Always great to hear Kevin Conroy as Batman.

There's also Grim Fandango HD coming from Tim Schafer & Double Fine really soon. Excited for that. And the no duh of 2014 is that GTA5 is coming to current-gen consoles & PC sometime this year. Glad I waited.

Sony did their thing. Not having the shovel ready to do M$ in didn't have the same hype but it delivered on the games front which is always important.

Day 1 soon kicked into gear with the Big N. Having a solid showing last time around and with the Luigi Death Stare making people take notice of the WiiU's existence could they show more reasons to own one?

We could start with how Bayonetta 2 is the best value in gaming's near future. Not only do you get this game but also included is the best version of Bayonetta 1 with some added Nintendo flair. Watch the trailer for more. I can only ask how much more based can Platinum get?

Hyrule Warriors is going to be the truth. All Midna and nothing else!

Xenoblade Chronicles X. More RPG goodness. All you can really ask for.

Not to say that they don't innovate is that Splatoon is Nintendo's way into the 3rd Person Shooter. Looks very fun and I'll be there to have said fun with it.

You want a sequel to Canvas Curse? Whether you want it or not Kirby & The Rainbow Curse is just that. Canvas Curse back in the day was an awesome early use of that bottom screen on the DS and it looks like this game will just be an expanded look at those mechanics.

You know it can't be a major Nintendo Direct without some Smash action and to say that during E3 is that plenty was delivered. Such as...

The introduction of the Mii Fighters! Mii Brawlers, Mii Swordfighters & Mii Gunners! According to Sakurai is that each type is treated as a separate character and it also answers one of the things I've always wanted from the series in custom characters. I still hope for one day to see Mike & the ST Falcon in Smash!

Not to be outdone however was there was also a character confirm that's been in the streets for awhile now.

The Goddess of Light, Palutena. With more moves than a little bit and all the cheesecake you'd ever want to eat! I'm just glad that Kid Icarus is getting more representation in the series. There's also another confirmation if you look closely. Kid Icarus Uprising WiiU! I hope this is what this the lead up to.

After the Direct was over is that Sakurai had a talk about the development of the new game and at the end of that this happened...

PAC-MAN IN DAT SMASH!!! This was the no duh of character confirms but it took forever to confirm though. I have not a lot to say on the subject but I'm glad to see that representation. Ms. Pac-Man alternate costume please! Mr. Game & Watch was also confirmed as a returning character as well!

Some time after that is Nintendo put on the Smash Bros. Invitational which invited 16 players from around the world to duke it out in the 1st ever tournament for the game.

The event brought the hype in more ways than one but there was a singular event which almost tore the universe asunder.

SUPER FIGHTING ROBOT, MEGAMAN!!! The hype for this singular moment was so touching. If this doesn't show Capcom how much people love and miss the Blue Bomber then I don't know what actually can at this point.

And once the internet gets involved is magic always happens!

Also shown off was a deeper look at the 3DS' exclusive mode in Smash Run. As close to the Subspace Emissary as we'll ever get again!

And not to be outdone is that there's an official Gamecube Controller Adapter for WiiU coming out when that version of Smash drops for $30. Smash branded controllers for $20. And a bundle with Smash WiiU, the Controller Adapter & the GC Controller for $100. Damn good deal if you ask me and all of the above shows how much care and love is being put into this release.

I'm all in on Smash Hype now! I've been holding back but there's no turning back now! 3DS version in October and the WiiU version at some point!

Nintendo also showed off Captain Toad's Treasure Tracker, Yoshi's Wooly World & Mario Maker. They also confirmed that a new Star Fox title is in development.

And the Itagaki game Devil's Third is a WiiU exclusive! I'll be keeping my eyes on all of these titles.

That was Nintendo. They came in and did the one things they needed to do. Show you why you need a WiiU!

That was all the various briefings but there's more to E3 than just those. What else did it have to offer? And what else crossed my desk during the storm?

Shantae & The Pirate's Curse. Now for WiiU too! YES!!!!!!!!!!! The treatment that Shantae deserves. Now on the big screen! Maybe one day a HD version of the original Shantae will come. I believe!

You wanted more Gunman Clive? You're getting more anyway regardless of what you actually wanted. Ducks all day errday!

Pier Solar & the Great Architects HD for WiiU is coming soon! Everything you love about the 16-bit RPG and then some. I'm still waiting for more news about Project Y!

Dragon Ball Xenoverse. This isn't Super, Burst Limit or Ultimate Butoden so please tell me what I'm supposed to do about this? Dimps is on this one so magic is very possible. Because this is the case I'll give it a go when it comes.

Rise of Incarnates has 2 new characters in Quinn & Kruger. They both look good and will add to the roster diversity that the game needs so much at this stage.

Persona Q & Persona 4 Arena Ultimax are coming soon. Just so you know. And a look at Sho with his Persona.

Soul Calibur Lost Swords is adding Cervantes de Leon to the roster. Still not Cassie.

Short Peace. Out everywhere else except MURICA. Will be here soon. Whenever that is.

No Yakuza for you still but the vocal styling of Vocaloids is coming back in Project Diva F 2nd.

Dynasty Warriors Gundam: Reborn is coming soon everywhere else. If you want a disc then you'll have to import the EU version. The disc drops on #DayoftheBasedGod! Just saying!

More High School kids found guilty of murder and sentenced to death! That means Danganrompa 2: Goodbye Despair is coming soon.

Guilty Gear Xrd coming to MURICA on PSTriple & PsQuadruple! HEAVEN OR HELL and all that!

Corpse Party is coming back to where it started with this PC enhanced remake of the original with some PSP additions to boot. This seems like the best way to experience the game when it does come to PC soon.

Dekamori: Senran Kagura is coming to MURICA as Senran Kagura: Bon Appeitit on Vita so I need y'all on the mission. Don't forget that Shinovi Versus is coming to Vita soon as well. I wonder will cross DLC option be available for both games like they are in Japan?

Any minute now Phase-4 will be available for DLC for console DoA5U. Phase-4 will be available for $8 and for $5 more you get her initial costume set. Also a new costume set for the ladies ($2 for 1 and the whole set for $15) and the Special Edition Yaiba: NGZ costumes for Ryu & Momiji for $2 a piece. will be available in this update as well This same update for the arcade will add Nyo-Tengu and when matches become available you know where to find them.

Looks like Battride War 2 will be doing the free DLC thing again with Zangetsu Shin leading it off and Kiwami Arms after that. I do not want to buy another Kamen Rider Girls single for a piece of DLC again! This is NamcoBandai so of course I have to. Déjà vu in the worst way! Game comes out on #DayoftheBasedGod!

After all this E3 hoopla ceased is that I was able to get into some trouble including preparing for #DayoftheBasedGod! Lots of goodness incoming so be ready for it!.

On top of that Treezy and I went back to the battlefield to do some work with one of my favorite fighters in Rage of the Dragons. #TripleDaGod will be explaining it all really soon on this so be ready. We already have the next game ready so be watching for that next throwdown soon!

This week does bring the postmortem of Game of Thrones Season 4. If your question is; Does the show still do that work? Then the only way to answer your inquiry is...HELL YEAH!!! Delivered the goods every single episode this season and is still one of the best watches in the business.

Even with all the work is that I got 4 episodes into Orange is the New Black. It goes and if you haven't got into the series then it may be time to do just that. When the whole slate is finished I'll give a proper postmortem.

True Blood will be back this week and here's hoping the final season delivers the goods! And all the other current suspects did the work they always do. Summer.

And with that time to bring this installment to a close. Time for What I Watched On The Internet This Week!

If you want definite proof of what I've been preaching for years then this video is it. There is no such thing as set in stone. People will always find a way to innovate and change the game. I'll have to give this a try for myself.

The explanation you've all been waiting for. Maybe. It is good to see him about. Maybe a new show soon?

Sir Issac Newton! Versus! Bill Nye...BEGIN!

itsreal85's taking a forced break from Nigga Turtles and bringing you some Gumby instead.

Karan Ashley, Austin St. John, Walter Jones & David Yost tell old stories about the old days.

I love Giant Bomb coverage this time of year. Days 0, 1 & 2 of E3 After Hours. A look at Mortal Kombat X with Ed Boon & a look at Disney Infinty: Marvel Super Heroes Open Parenthesis 2.0 Edition Close Parenthesis with John Vignocchi aka Johnny V! And here's an archive to Day 3 After Hours because that's the only way you'll be watching it for now!

And that will be that.

The horizon for games looks wonderful and here's hoping it gets better.

Cover? You get 5. Bayo's ass! The Mii Fighters. Palutena's cheesecake! Pac-Man! And SUPER FIGHTING ROBOT, MEGAMAN!!! Pick one!

#TeamGRF will be getting together tomorrow for the sequel to #E32013! Expect it soon after!

Like I said is that I'm in the lab preparing for #DayoftheBasedGod and I've got goodies. Can't wait to share them.

As usual, I thank you for coming through to see us. Always appreciate it. We'll be doing this again next week so be sure to come on back!

Same #TheCool time! Same #TheCool channel!

-Triple Da G.O.D!

Monday, June 9, 2014

#TheCool: Prelude To The Storm Ver.2014

#TheCool! Where battening down the hatches is all we can do to prepare for what's next! E3 will be in full swing right as you read this and the possibilities are endless. It should be fun. Nothing from me on the PT tip but expect this to have something next week. I have plans.

Anyhow as usual #DoaGHThaDOJO is always providing that crack and that's never changing. Available for your now...

Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax, Fighting Layer, Sengoku Basara X, Melty Blood Actress Again Current Code v1.07, Senko no Ronde: Dis-United Order, Under Night In-Birth EXE:Late, Persona 4 Arena Ultimax, Guilty Gear Xrd, Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate Arcade, Vampire Hunter: Darkstalkers Revenge & Ehrgeiz!

Plenty for you to get at and plenty more coming! Stay tuned!

With that out of the way, This Week In Gaming!

Ultra Street Fighter 4 is out now and with it the last of the changes for the old characters Fei Long, Vega, Ibuki, Cody, Rufus & Oni. A look at the X Tekken cast of Poison, Hugo, Rolento, Elena. A Decapre feature and a deeper look at the major changes that happened between Super and Ultra. Don't forget you can see the full changelist by CLICKING HERE!!

Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax has added 2 new characters to the roster this past week. Miyuki Shiba from The Irregular at Magic High School and Taiga Aisaka from Toradora! #DoaGHThaDOJO has plenty of matches already featuring the two if you want to take a look at them right now as you're reading this.

Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate sees the "return" of a former boss in a different way. Nyo-Tengu is just that via her namesake. I've seen some moves from Tengu and she has some flair of her own. As usual we'll be getting Phase-4 in the console update while the same update for the arcade version will have Nyo-Tengu available. Should be interesting to see how she actually plays.

Koihime Embusen. Coming to an arcade probably no where near you or I live. But Embusen seems more of the same and that's a good thing. No idea on when it drops in arcades but you know where to find the match videos when it does. Speaking of, what happened to Blade Arcus?

Coming to Maxi Boost soon is Lacus Clyne in her Infinite Justice. Johnny Ridden in another Zaku. And Nicola in the Blitz.

Persona Q's out now in Japan so have the opening movie. Persona 4 Arena Ultimax is coming to consoles soon so have some character features starring Yukiko & Yosuke!

Here's the 1st real look at Kamen Rider Battride War 2 with 2 Rider Feature trailers featuring a lot of the playable cast. Comes out before the Day of the True Based God!

Taking a throwback moment is there's a new trailer for the upcoming Gauntlet game. Looking good if I do say so myself. Hyped for it indeed.

Speaking of throwbacks is that Ace Attorney Trilogy is coming to MURICA on the Nintendo eShop. Better than nothing at all. Coming this December.

Making the throwback pretty is a thing that's done and with Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX is continuing the tradition with Final Mix 2, Birth By Sleep Final Mix and HD remastered cutscenes from Re:coded. This is coming out in December too.

This week in Senran Kagura 2 brings us a look at customizing your ninja and more information about Shinobi Tenshin techniques.

Bullet Girls dropping that 1st trailer and this is going to be interesting. Just watch and you'll see why.

I got into a lot of gaming this week. Mainly Ultra Street Fighter 4 and I'm really enjoying what's there. The X Tekken characters have made a wonderful transition to Ultra and it looks to be the be all end all before the 2015 patch you know is coming.

I also took the Saturn for a ride this weekend so I could prep some upcoming projects. Played a lot of X-Men/Marvel Super Heroes vs Street Fighter & Groove on Fight. I can confirm that those games still deliver the goods and I'll be playing a whole lot more because my Saturn library is deep. Just know I have a lingering project about a certain Saturn game and the tech is fully operational so expect that real soon.

Because of the E3 hoopla is that I haven't watched anything but Stardust Crusaders as I'm writing this and I'm a bit mad at myself that I haven't watched Orange Is The New Black S2 yet and I don't think I'll be getting to it this week but when I do, you'll be the 1st to know.

And as we prepare for the storm proper, What I Watched On The Internet This Week!

The Sailor Moon Crystal trailer. The wait is almost over. Almost over!

DBZ Abridged is going back to the movies with Cooler 2: The Return of Coolers Revenge - The Reckoning!

Botchamania 252. All botches, all the time.

Somebody went the distance blindfolded against Tyson. Great job.

1 move to rule them all. Vanilla Street Fighter 4 all over again.

Been a minute since we've seen some footage of Mega Man X: Corrupted. Great to know that this is still being worked on.

Want to play a game? Well play Name Dat Booty! Any game show with Poison as the host can never fail you.

Shouts to Got1INCORPORATED for this inspirational piece. It is a reminder that there's no such thing as a setback. If you want it, then so shall you have it. And if you don't, then you won't. Simple as that!

That'll wrap up this installment.

Always Sailor Moon. It just so happens the most interesting art in the streets that I'm allowed to show you legally is about Magical Girls saving the world. So yes, hype is real and Sailor Moon Crystal is coming. Thought we talked about that. Shouts to CalvinLovesInternet for said picture and you can see the pic above and the individual ones HERE!

E3 kicks off today and as usual I'll be live tweeting every stream so if you're looking for some anecdotes from The One And Only then Follow Me On Twitter. I shouldn't be reminding you of something you should already be doing but this is for the late folks who aren't familiar so don't take any offense if you're already showing me love.

Of course the main YouTube page will have all the latest trailers I'm hype for and allowed to upload. Always a thing.

As usual, plans are planned. Execution is the monster that must be slayed. And my sword is big as fuck. Thought you knew.

Enjoy the majesty of E3 and we'll be ready to put it all in perspective here on #TheCool next time & Team GRF will be getting the final word in so be watching for that!

Until the next!

Same #TheCool time! Same #TheCool channel!

-Triple Da G.O.D!

Monday, June 2, 2014

#TheCool: Triple Da G.O.D! Eats Existence!

#TheCool! The paradise where last week comes to take a well deserved rest!

We're coming in blazing seeing as PT's in full effect because...

#DoaGH for now puts an end to the Opus of Street Fighter EX with a review of Street Fighter EX3! There's plenty to learn and you know the drill when I get to serving the knowledge so come and get your fill!

Also the notes I took for EX Plus Alpha, EX2 Plus & EX3 are available if you need an info dump for each of the games! Reading is fundamental as fuck! You heard it here!

Whether I'm serving up the goodness or not #DoaGHThaDOJO is always hard at work bringing the latest & greatest to you! On deck right now...

The Rumble Fish 2, Chaos Breaker, BattleFantasia, Guilty Gear Xrd, Persona 4 Arena Ultimax, Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax, Melty Blood Actress Again Current Code V1.07, Under Night In-Birth, Project Justice & The King of Fighters XI!

Always serving! You never know what fighting game could be next! Staying tuned is always the advised course of action!

With that out of the way, time for This Week In Gaming!

Mortal Kombat X not 10. The same thing with Mega Man X. All we know is Scorpion, Sub-Zero & Wiz Khalifa are playable characters. I need to actually finish MK9's Story Mode. I beat the final boss but I have no clue what led up to the end. On the do list.

Rise of Incarnates had a Alpha this weekend and I learned the harsh lesson that Betsy here can't run it. I need to upgrade to Win7 but that's expensive. I used to know the product code for this PC. Maybe if I can find it. On topic though, I haven't heard good things from those familiar with the Gundam Vs. series. But it was an Alpha so there's always room for improvement.

Soul Calibur: Lost Swords adds Patroklos as a playable character. This isn't Cassie so I'm not really concerned. When will the game get the right Alexandra family member as a playable character?

This week's Persona 4 Arena Ultimax character feature is all about Ken Amada & Koromaru!

Persona Q will be out in Japan this week and there's a lot to take in. Some character features starring Elizabeth & Theodore from Persona 3 and Margaret & Marie from Persona 4. There's also a look at how F.O.E works. Etrian Odyssey stand up!

At some point tomorrow is that Ultra Street Fighter 4: Bandwidth Update Edition should be available everywhere. Because this is such there's plenty of coverage to go around. Yun, Chun-Li, Hakan, Ken, Guy, Dhalsim, Zangief, Dudley, Abel & Akuma are featured in the semi-change list vids and to see the complete one CLICK THIS!!!!!

Want a look at Decapre. Then here you go!

And if you need a reminder that Ultra Street Fighter 4: Bandwidth Update Edition is coming then there's this. And shame on this trailer for touting the game as "The World's Greatest Fighting Game!" I know I've taught you all better than this! Naughty, Naughty!

What did I get into this week? Played some Castlevania Judgment! A nice reminder that while I've beaten the Time Reaper with Miss Shanoa & Dracula is I have to do it with the rest of the cast and I'm not looking forward to the pleasure. I also got into some Toshinden Wii. Just know that #TripleDaGodWillExplainItAll really soon. Because that game needs some explaining. Played some Mega Man Unlimited & Rokko-chan to pass some time. Both still awesome games and if you're unfamiliar then click those links I left you to get familiar then!

"Summer" is here and because of such is all I'm left with to watch is JJBA: Stardust Crusaders, Game of Thrones, Gaim, ToQger & The Boondocks which are all going hamster in their own way. Bleach & Naruto holding down the manga front on some HERE WE GO SHIT! I did recently find out that Dallas won't be back on until August and it sucks I have to wait that long for the back 7 of Season 3.

I do have a couple of my marathons planned and waiting for me. I just have to make the time and I will. At some point. At some time.

I did however get to watch Fast & Furious 6. Those movies are guilty pleasure watches. They always satisfy the OH SHIT action factor that I don't get enough of because I don't watch too many movies in the first place. A must watch and because of how it ended is that I'll be waiting for 7 to see how they handle Paul Walker.

I haven't talked about wresting in a while and right now it's pretty interesting. Payback was a great PPV at least for the matches and story lines I pay attention to. Which is pretty much The Wyatt Family & The Shield. Those guys are the future of the WWE and seeing them come up right now is a treat as a fan!

In TNA Land, MVP, The King of the Night: Kenny King & Bobby Lashley are just running around acting like niggas and I'm loving this shit! Hopefully MVP takes the tittle off EY just because. It'll be interesting to see how this just falls apart sooner or later. Remember Aces & Eights?

I also saw the pilot of Girl Meets World and as a fan of BMW is that it seems to be setting up for something good. The new characters seem to making attempts to fill the shoes of the old characters but in time I do see them growing into their own outside of the footprints left by the past. Seeing characters I grew up in these new roles is pretty cool as well. I've heard that all the old cast has been invited to comeback and Shawn Hunter and Mr. & Mrs. Matthews will be in the Thanksgiving episode. All I want is for Will Friedle to come back for the one time! #FeenyCall! You can watch the pilot now on WatchDisneyChannelGo and the show will premier proper the day after Battride War 2 comes out AKA The day where I'm contractually obligated to put in massive work AKA My Birthday, June 27th! All I want is a Topanaga for my birthday! #Underpants!

And with it being that time as we do always, What I Watched On The Internet This Week!

Best anime in the longest minute is getting that dub! DON'T LOSE YOUR WAY!!! Again.

Wizzy's back cooking that wonderful sounding work for an upcoming Streets of Rage fan game! Yessir!

Fresh Prince? YouTube Poop? It's going down!

I'll let the vid do its own talking. Or humongous lack thereof.

Stephen King! Versus! Edgar Allen Poe...BEGIN!

#TripleDaGodWillBeExplaingAll soon. Get ready!

Every single Xzhbit entrance from Pimp My Ride. Now somebody make the Wilmer Valderrama "A Thousand Dollars Of Cash Money" compilation from Yo Mamma, please!

Emezie's back with a new episode of Porkchop & Flatscreen!Always some goodness to be found when this happens.

That shall be that!

In other news...

WEEGIE GIVES NO FUCKS AND I'M LOVING IT! Just know that next week I'll be getting the particulars on the when I'll be buying a WiiU. I'm still holding out hope for a Special Edition something for Bayonetta 2! And if not then I'll be getting that Mario Kart 8 bundle. I wish the they had different versions of that wheel though. Rosie's blue would be perfect. Hoping she gets a WiiMotion Plus + Nunchuck combo soon!

As usual, thanks for coming through! We love when you come by! We'll be doing this again next week so be sure to come see us again!

Same #TheCool time! Same #TheCool channel!

-Triple Da G.O.D!

#DiaryofaGameWhore Entry 20 Page 3: Street Fighter EX3 (PS2)

Street Fighter EX3 Notes

Original Mode is a dynamic Arcade Mode. It changes depending on the choices you make before and after battles, mainly whether or not you choose to add a partner to your entourage. There are also medals to collect by completing missions which is one of the ways you can unlock the secrets of the game. There are missions for whether or not you have a partner on the stage you’re currently on and what difficulty you select. Bronze & Silver Medal Missions can only be attempted on Normal and Gold & Platinum on Hard.

Collecting all the Bronze Medals unlocks Sakura as the Announcer. The Silver Medals unlock the hidden boss Bison 2 as a playable character only in Original Mode. The Gold Medals unlock the returning Evil Ryu from EX+α in all modes. Bison 2 & Evil Ryu can be selected by highlighting either Bison or Ryu and holding Select while choosing them. And the Platinum Medals unlock the VS Bison 2 & Shin Bison modes in Arena Mode.

Each of these unlocks can also be unlocked by beating Original Mode 8 times with Sakura, Bison & Ryu. Beating Bison 2 or Shin Bison 4 times in Original Mode unlocks that mode in Arena Mode.

You also unlock 8 of the 10 hidden characters in this mode. They’re unlocked in this order, Sagat, Bison, Garuda, Shadow Geist, Kairi, Pullum Purna, Area, Darun Mister & Vulcano Rosso. You get a character per completion continues or not.

And as usual there are hidden bosses in Original Mode. Hokuto & Nanase can fight Kairi at Stage 5. Skullomania & Sharon can fight Shadow Geist at Stage 5. Ken, Sakura, Sagat, Bison or Bison 2 can fight Evil Ryu on Stage 5. Bison 2 is the hidden final boss of Normal Difficulty and Shin Bison for Hard Difficulty.

There are also special endings as well depending on the character you select and who ends up in your party once the game ends.

Arena Mode is this game’s VS mode. There are a lot of options including Dramatic Battle from the Street Fighter Alpha series and Multi Play mode for up to 4 human players with an alternate version of Dramatic Battle that function like X Tekken’s Scramble Mode or Melty Blood’s Team Battle Mode.

Character Edit Mode is this game’s Trial Mode with a twist and stars the only new character in the game Ace. Because Ace is the final version of the Cycloid project he can adapt and learn new moves instead of being programmed with them. Ace starts out with a throw, 2 command normals and his Surprise Blow attack. You earn EXP Points by completing missions in which in turn give you the opportunity to buy moves for Ace. You can then take Ace into Original Mode and power up those moves by simply performing them. You can whiff moves to power them up with the exception being throws which have to connect. This is in turn the key to completing some of the Hard & Maniac trials.

Just for the record it takes 170 uses of a Super Move, 57 uses of a Super Combo & 29 uses of a Meteor Combo in Original Mode to power it up to a 3 Star Move. You’ll hear Ace say something when a move has been powered up a level.

Gameplay Changes

Throws are now done with LP+LK similar to 3rd Strike.

The Guard Blow has been renamed to the Surprise Blow (MP + MK) and with it an alteration to the mechanic itself. The Surprise Blow is now a move that can be done at anytime for no use of meter. It does lose the Guard Break & Cancel Effects effect it once had with the exception of most normal and command normals. It still does cause a stagger state if hitting a crouching opponent when used as an overhead.

The 1st new mechanic the game introduces is the Momentary Combo. Momentary Combos allow you to cancel Special Moves into each other for no extra cost. The timing on them is very strict but learning your character’s options when it comes to this mechanic is very important. Once you start to use them you’ll start to gain the feel of when you can use one. The timing for going from one move from the next is usually the instant when the move hits (on hit or block). A great way to practice the timing is to go to Training Mode and concentrate on the hit counter. And press the button in question as soon as the hit number changes. You can also use a Surprise Blow in place of an actual attack. Not usually the best option unless the recovery of the Surprise Blow is safer than the move actually hitting. Because of how Surprise Blows work you can’t cause a stagger using it as an overhead in any case.  Moves on hit canceled into a Surprise Blow won’t stagger and you can’t cause stagger on a blocking opponent.

The 2nd new mechanic is the Change (HP + HK). The Change allows you to switch to your partner if they’re available. You’ll know this if it says STAND BY right next to the Super Combo Gauge.

Most moves outside of Supers & Meteors can be canceled into a Change. When a Change Cancel happens it eliminates any recovery time on the move whether on hit or block. This is the key for not only continuing offensive pressure but a safe way to get your partner into the battle for defensive purposes as well. Most moves are lenient on when they can be used in a Change Cancel but some do require some strict timing however.

Meter Management regardless of the change in battle format is still the key because of the additional ways meter can be used.

Along with Super & Meteors there are 3 new additional ways to use your Super Combo Gauge with the Change mechanic.

1st is the Meteor Tag Combo (Varying commands that depend on the character in question). This is a special combination move only certain teams in the correct order can perform. Those teams are Pullum Purna (L) + Darun Mister, Bison (L) + Vega, Hokuto (Trance + L) & Kairi, Cracker Jack (L) + Vulcano Rosso, Zangief + Darun (Either as L), Ken (L) or Sakura (L) + Ryu, Nanase (L) + Hokuto (Normal), Guile (L) + Chun-Li & Blanka (L) + Dhalsim.

MTC’s cost 3 SCG’s of the (L) & STAND BY has to be active in order to attempt it. The thing with MTC’s are the question of using them and in most cases using your tag opportunity in collusion with the 3 SCG’s is worthwhile because the MTC is usually a bit more powerful than just a normal Meteor Combo.

The 2nd is the Critical Parade (QCF + HP + HK). It functions very similar to the Duo Team Attack in Marvel vs. Capcom 1. For 4 meters (2 for each character) the lead character will start it with a predetermined Super Move and until the meter runs out you have use of any L1 Super Combo in your arsenal. The Critical Parade can be Super Canceled into by any other super that isn’t the one that starts the Critical Parade.

There’s a loophole to technically do a Super Cancel from a predetermined move. The character in question has to have a super move that is done with (QCF, QCF + P/K). You would then do the cancel as (QCF, QCF + P + K) and if done correctly the character will start a Super Combo and go right into the Critical Parade. Note: It doesn’t matter if the motion is done in the air. The cancel will still happen the moment the character touches the ground again. YMMV on how characters who can do this can take advantage of this extra mechanic.

The 3rd is actually a take on KoF’s Advantage System or more closely related to the Rage of the Dragons Surrender mechanic is Emotional Flow. When your partner dies in a Tag Battle is that their super meter gets added to yours which gives you 6 Super Combo Gauges to use to do things you couldn’t do normally like Super Cancel 5 additional times or Super Cancel into a Meteor.

The issue with having that power is that in the grand scheme of things because of how damage scaling in the case with Super Combos and how Meteor Combos drop drastically in damage when comboed into in any situation makes it in most cases not worth it unless you’re going for a stylish finish.

Story Related Items & Fun Facts

There isn’t an honest way to tell whether or not this game is actually canon to the EX series.

It does acknowledge Hayate’s death by not including him in the game’s roster even after bringing him back as a hidden boss & character in EX2 Plus (PSX).

With all the given tag parings is that there is a Capcom/Arika crossover team in Sakura & Nanase. What does bring the whole canonosity into question because Nanase was allegedly rejected as Hokuto’s partner for Kairi who can’t be around because she’ll kill him according to the story.

In Original Mode it’s possible for Sharon to fight Shadow Geist as a special boss. I have no idea if there is a story thread there but it does bring into question why that is the case?

All the characters added in EX2 got new music tracks except for Shadow Geist who got Battle of the Flame (Version 1) which was Bison’s theme in EX2.

In the Japanese Version there’s an alternate version of Kairi that can be selected by pressing Down-Left while highlighting Zangief. As far as I can tell there are no actual gameplay differences between this Kairi and his normal version.

#DiaryofaGameWhore Entry 20 Page 2: Street Fighter EX2 Plus (Arcade/PS1)

Street Fighter EX2 Plus Notes

Menu Stuff


Everything in the game can be unlocked via a code but there are numerous ways to unlock things in the game manually.

Everything in the game except for the Bison 2 Bonus Game can be unlocked in Trial Mode. Completing all the missions of a given rank will unlock something except for the S Rank missions in Maniac Mode because of a glitch with Hayate’s mission. So what that actually unlocks is still a mystery even now.

All of the characters except for Hayate can be unlocked by beating Arcade Mode with 20 different characters. You’ll unlock Garuda at 10 Completions, Shadow Geist at 15 Completions & Kairi at 20 if you’ve unlocked the Bison 2 Bonus Game at this mark.

Getting Bison 2 to appear as the final boss in Arcade Mode takes some doing. There isn’t a sure answer but getting Perfects & Meteor Combo finishes seems to do the trick. If you do make it to him is that it’s a 1 round battle. Win and unlock the Bonus Game. Lose and lose!

Team Battle Mode has changed since the 1st game. Instead of it being set to 5v5 either side can have up to 5 members this time.

Director Mode

Performance gives you 25 seconds to record and then you’re allowed to save this data for 5 Blocks on a PS1 Memory Card. THAT’S A LOT OF FUCKING SPACE!! You can then use Camera Edit to edit the footage as need be. There’s even a Ryona mode in there if you look around a bit.

Roster Information

Characters Added In EX2
Blanka, Vega, Sharon & Hayate

Hidden Bosses/Time Release Characters In EX2
Kairi, Garuda, Nanase & Shadowgeist

Characters Not In EX2 But In EX2 Plus
Bison, Pullum Purna & Darun Mister

Characters Added To EX2 Plus
Sagat, Vulcano Rosso & Area

Note: Hayate wasn’t in the arcade version of EX2 Plus & Nanase took his place as a default selectable character on the roster. He was added back as a hidden boss in the PS1 version.

Story Beats

Hayate is from the family destined to slay Orochi when it appears. After he slayed Orochi he was engaged to marry Hokuto until she murdered him during the tournament under the influence of the Blood Seal. Vega is allegedly responsible for this happening. This would explain why he isn’t in EX2Plus (Arcade) or EX3.

Sharon when not playing assassin lives in a monastery and is a nun who takes care of kids.

Cracker Jack is now an officer of Shadoloo since Blair isn’t around to bodyguard anymore.

Skullomania’s story was altered from being a salaryman to being from a country currently in civil unrest and the government being toppled by his brother Shadowgeist who is its current “Dictator” at the moment. Also both are gymnasts for whatever reason.

Kairi’s link to Akuma & Garuda has been altered a bit. Kairi & Akuma fought until Garuda showed up. Garuda is trying to find Kairi for his link to the SnH because of what it is becoming.

Rosso’s just around sulking over the loss of the woman he loved.

Area’s a cute nerd whose daddy is rich tech guy. She looks down at those who aren’t tech savvy as nothing more that primitive brutes. She’s SF equivalent to Lucca! #TEAMMEGANEKKOUNITE

Gameplay Stuff

The Guard Break is done by pressing a P+K of the same strength (ex. LP+LK) and uses 1 Level of Super Meter. Very telegraphed but stuns if hits on the ground and floats if connected on an airborne opponent.

The Cancel Break is an added ability of the Guard Break where you can cancel Super & Special Moves with a Guard Break. Still costs 1 Meter and great for when moves like those are blocked and you wish to stay safe and on offense as well.

The Excel or Extra Cancel was a new mechanic added to EX2 activated by pressing P+K of different strengths (ex. LP+MK). They work very similar to the Custom Combos from the Alpha series. The rules are you can do as many normals jumping up and down the strength ladder (ex. HP to LK). Command normals come out at their normal speed instead of quicker like other moves during Excel. Once you do a special move then you can no longer do normals as part of the combo. Characters with charge specials no longer have to charge their moves during Excel activation. In EX2 there was a limitation to repeated special moves during an Excel that was lifted in Plus. You are invincible during the startup of an Excel which is great for well timed punishes into an Excel. You can’t do Supers, Meteor Combos or Guard Breaks during an Excel but can do them when it ends while your combo is active. Charge characters can do Super/Meteors after the Excel ends while the combo is active without charging. The drawbacks to these possibilities are the heavy damage scaling that occurs.

The Meteor Combo was added in EX2 Plus so everybody had a L3 Super. Before this only certain characters had L3 Supers. Meteor Combos are very powerful tools because of their quick startup and invincibility. Some characters can use Meteor Combos for very devastating punishes from mid & full range.