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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

NHL 13 Demo Gameplay







The EA Sports Hockey League's (EASHL) own The Four Horseman (4H) take a look at the demo for NHL 13!  Watch as they get owned by the CPU-controlled team for the second year in a row.

Center/Green - Mahervin Slick aka DirtyMike7 aka Da Wildabeast
Left Wing/Red - Andy Nighthorse aka N1ghthors3
Left Defense/Blue - Lipari aka Lipari22
Right Defense/Yellow - Christopher Slick aka Nastiest Guy
Dave Tadros (commentary)

The Legend of the Horseman:
NHL 09:  377-199-46
NHL 10:  409-82-17
NHL 11:  736 -177 - 61
NHL 12:  900 - 236 - 54

NHL 13 will be available for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on September 11, 2012!

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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Hauppauge 1212 vs Intensity Extreme


In the year and a half that we have been capturing video game footage, we have had experience primarily with two HD capture devices, the first device being the Hauppauge 1212 HD-PVR and the second being the Blackmagic Design Intensity Extreme.  The key differences between the two devices are the ports, the capture resolutions, the lag, the pricing, and added necessities.  When examining the two side-by-side, each has it’s pro’s and con’s.

USB 2.0 Vs. Thunderbolt  



Firstly we can examine both devices and notice one key feature that the Blackmagic Design Intensity Extreme has over the Hauppauge 1212 HD-PVR, and that is the Thunderbolt port.  While the Hauppauge 1212 uses a USB 2.0 connection, the Intensity Extreme utilizes the new Thunderbolt technology, allowing the device to transfer at incredible speeds.  Not only does the transfer speed increase with this connection, but also the lag drops significantly.  In our testing we have seen about a five second lag from the capture source to the computer screen with the Hauppauge 1212, while the Intensity Extreme seems to have little to no lag at all.  This may not be a deal breaker to many, but the added ability to play straight from the computer screen may be enticing to some.
The use of Thunderbolt gives the Intensity Extreme a leg up over the Hauppauge 1212’s USB 2.0 port when streaming gameplay footage to popular websites such as Justin.TV as well.  While it is possible for both capture devices to stream gameplay footage, the Intensity Extreme is more seamless in its delivery as the computer recognizes it as a video input device.  This feature allows the user to simply select the Intensity Extreme from Justin.TV’s drop down menu.  The dropped lag also seems to aid in syncing audio.  Where it may be difficult for some to live stream using the Hauppauge 1212 due to it’s five-second capture delay, syncing audio with the Intensity Extreme proved to be much easier in our experiences.

The Intensity Extreme’s Thunderbolt port also features the ability to power the unit and daisy chain to multiple Thunderbolt devices.  In our experiences we’ve used the Intensity Extreme with an external Thunderbolt hard drive using the same Thunderbolt port on a Macbook Pro with seamless operation.  The two downsides to the Intensity Extreme’s Thunderbolt is the lack of a second Thunderbolt port on the unit as well as the lack of an included Thunderbolt cable.  Using the Intensity Extreme will force the user to keep the device at the end of the Thunderbolt chain, limiting the ability to use Thunderbolt monitors that have only on input.  The lack of a Thunderbolt cable also sets the user back $50 on top of the Intensity Extreme’s $284 price tag.

In’s and Out’s


Examining both the Hauppauge 1212 and the Intensity Extreme’s in’s and out’s you will notice that both devices are capable of capturing devices using composite and component cables.  The key difference between these devices is the Intensity Extreme’s inclusion of both an HDMI in and out.  Using HDMI the capture resolution is bumped up from 720p to 1080p.  While the Hauppauge 1212 can capture in 720p and 1080i, it lacks the ability to capture in 1080p.  Though the Intensity Extreme does capture 1080p, we were disappointed to see that the fps was capped out at 30.  The inability to capture 1080p at 60fps leaves the user unable to capture gameplay footage from the Xbox 360 as the console is unable to drop its fps.

Necessary Accessories


Though the Intensity Extreme may seem quite easy to use for many users, the device demands great speeds from the target hard drive.  In our experiences, capturing footage using an internal hard drive was very difficult using the Intensity Extreme forcing the purchase of a Thunderbolt external hard drive.  The Hauppauge on the other hand, records to an internal hard drive easily.  Though both devices benefit from external hard drives, the Hauppauge proved to be more consumer friendly as it’s required transfer speeds were much less strenuous on the target hard drives.  As mentioned previously, the Intensity Extreme does not come with a Thunderbolt cable or HDMI cables.  The Hauppauge 1212 includes the necessary USB 2.0 cable as well as a component cable, allowing the user to begin using the device right out of the box.

Software


Users of OS X will find using Blackmagic Designs included software to be easy and effective, while Windows users may be turned off by the Intensity Extreme for it’s current lack of support.  We see this situation changing as soon as Thunderbolt ports become more prominent on Windows based computers.  The Hauppauge 1212 is opposite to the Intensity Extreme in this respect as it only provides first part support for Windows computers.  Mac users will be forced to purchase a program, be it EyeTV or HDPVR Capture, to allow the device to work on the platform.  One major difference between these devices is the ability to use the device as a pass-through.  While the user is able to have the Hauppauge 1212 continually connected without the use of software, the Intensity Extreme requires an application to access the video output.  If an application is not currently using the Intensity Extreme, the output channel to the external monitor or television shows a blank screen.





Pros and Cons


Intensity Extreme


Pros

HDMI in’s and out’s as well as a breakout cable for component and composite inputs
Included program that works well with OS X
Ability to capture up to 1080p
Realtime Capture – Lag free.
Computers recognize the device as a video input
A wide variety of resolution, aspect ratios, and compression settings.
No external power supply

Cons

Lack of support for 1080p at 60fps
No support for Windows
Inability to use the device without an open application or computer (Output Pass-through)
No second Thunderbolt port.  Device must be at the end of the chain.
Does not include Thunderbolt or HDMI cables

Hauppauge 1212


Pros

Simple installation
Support for Windows
Audio/Video pass-though without an open application or computer
Includes necessary cables


Cons

About a five second lag to the computer
Cannot capture in 1080p
No HDMI
Cannot be recognized as a video input
No first party support for Mac OS X



Bottom Line

While both devices are capable of many of the same features, the Intensity Extremes Thunderbolt port, HDMI in and out, and the ability to set it as a video input device makes it a bit easier to use than the Hauppauge 1212.  While the Hauppauge 1212 is priced at $180 and includes all necessary cables, the lack of first party support for Mac users may be a turn off, as well as the need for work arounds to access the ability to live stream and the significant lag.  The Insanity Extreme’s price point of $284 seems reasonable enough, but still may be disappointing when realizing the required $50 Thunderbolt cable is not included.  The lack of support for Windows may also turn off many potential buyers, but as Thunderbolt becomes more readily available on PC’s, we can assume support for Windows will eventually be added.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD Gameplay



Dave sucks at Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD.  Available now for Xbox 360 @ $15 or 1200MSP.  Coming soon to PS3.


Thursday, June 21, 2012

LaCie 4 TB 2big Thunderbolt Series Hard Drive (Unboxing)



Dave unboxes the LaCie 2Big 4TB Thunderbolt edition.  This hard drive cost us $569 + $49 for a Thunderbolt cable.  Yes, a Thunderbolt cable is required, and no it doesn't come supplied with one.  



Monday, June 11, 2012

Blackmagic Design Intensity Extreme Unboxing




We just got a new capture device and figured you'd like to see it!  The Blackmagic Design Intensity Extreme is a thunderbolt ready capture device that allows video streaming and capture in 1080p @ 30fps.

This device ran us $284 on Amazon.com -
http://www.amazon.com/Blackmagic-Design-Intensity-Extreme-Solution/dp/B007CYJ4WM/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1339467420&sr=8-2



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NJ Based Gaming Charity

Gamers over at http://www.extralives.org/ use their favorite passtime as a way to raise money for various charity foundations. Since 2009 Extra Lives has raised over $90,000 to help those in need. Every so often Extra Lives runs gaming marathons for days on end entertaining viewers while seeking funds to aid their cause. All money raised by Extra Lives goes directly to the charities they play for. Currently Extra Lives is hosting a Legend of Zelda marathon that is close to rapping up. Head on over and get in some last minute donations!

 http://www.extralives.org/




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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

4HGames Update!



Dave takes a look at the current state of 4HGames and where we hope to be in the coming months.



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Friday, April 20, 2012

Review: Rhythm Heaven Fever


It's maddening more often than entertaining, but Rhythm Heaven Fever's catchy tunes and varied, gratifying gameplay make it worth seeking out.


By Callum Rakestraw

The one and only major problem with rhythm games is the need for a good sense of rhythm to play them. And you either have it or you don’t, all but locking you out of such games if you don’t possess said sense.
Although in most cases, "good" isn't enough; superb would be the better word. Nintendo's Rhythm Heaven series is a prime example of this, asking players to master the beat of a myriad of wacky minigames, which range from playing golf to picking up pieces of food with a fork. They all seem deceptively simple on the surface, but turn into hellish tests of both endurance and rhythmic abilities right from the get-go. As the first installment to land on a home console, Rhythm Heaven Fever lives up to its reputation, bringing its special brand of crazy to a more appropriate format.
Chances are you might already be familiar with this series through 2009's entry on the DS, which served as its debut outside Japan. If you aren't, however, then the best comparison would be WarioWare with longer minigames and tighter timing. It's an apt comparison because each minigame is radically different in theme. One moment you're screwing heads onto robots, the next you're dancing with a group of shrimp, or playing badminton while flying a couple of small planes, or assuming the role of a wrestler answering questions from a reporter, or... you get the picture.
The sheer randomness of it is a delight. You never know what absurd scenario you're going to find yourself in next. The art style remains consistent throughout -- a sort of anime-esque style with lots of vibrant colors -- though there are some differences in terms of character design sometimes. Regardless, the style works, making characters highly expressive as they move along to the music.


Screwbot Factory: one of the earliest and easiest games, but also one of the best.



You don't follow the tune too closely, however. It certainly does act as a guide, but a good number of the games have a separate rhythm to adhere to. Visual and audio cues that are easy to follow make up the general assortment. Though occasionally the cues are invisible and have to be identified through trial and error, because the timing is so tight that mere visuals or audio are unable to guide.
Example: A game titled "Monkey Watch," which sees you controlling a monkey riding a hand of a clock high-fiving other simians who emerge from hatches surrounding the clock-face. The window of opportunity on it, however, is super tight. You have a split second between when the primates pull their hands back and when you pass them that you're able to high-five them. There's a definite rhythm to it, which you ease into easily before the "off-beat" variety starts cropping up, at which point it becomes a ton more difficult. So much so that its cues don’t manage to help even marginally. Makes me mad just thinking about it... grr. That blasted game... damn you!
Thankfully, if a game proves too hard, you can skip it entirely after several consecutive failures. All you have to do is drop by the cafe and let the barista do its thing, letting you merrily continue on to the next potentially anger-inducing game.
Rhythm Heaven, despite its hard-boiled nature, keeps up a feeling of fairness throughout. Seldom do any of the games feel truly impossible, even if you’ll feel otherwise whilst playing. It’s simply a matter of patience. Taking the time to properly learn the nuances of each minigame is the only road to success. Each game gives you a brief practice round to get acquainted with they all work, but it’s only enough to understand the basics. Playing the actual game itself is the only way to master it – trial and error, in short. It takes a long while to get the hang of the games, in this case, but you do often feel yourself getting better and better with each attempt… even if your performance does end up going south towards the end. And it will. Time after time, until you finally get it and are overtaken by a huge sense of relief and reward for completing such a near insurmountable challenge.
Generally the frustration factor is a lot lower here than it was in the DS game, though. And the controls are to thank. On the DS, Rhythm Heaven exclusively relied on the stylus for input, which saw all manner of movements: from swiping, to tapping, to flicking, and sliding, Rhythm Heaven DS had it all. It wasn't broken, mind you; it was functional. It just lacked accuracy. Finding the correct millisecond to swipe is a lot harder than discerning the moment to tap a button. Less delay, looser timing.
Fever only uses a few buttons: A, B, A and B, or some combination thereof, but never all three at once. Such a basic configuration ensures that everything runs smoothly, eliminating the feel that the controls are at fault for failure.


Slashing demons proves to be one of the more unusual activities available.



Rhythm Heaven has 50 games total, all spread among ten sets of five, each culminating in a remix that combines the four games of that row into one long song, swapping between games at rapid pace. They act as the ultimate test of your abilities, to see how good a player you are. Each remix has a consistent theme, both visually and musically. A tropical motif dresses characters in beachside apparel, backgrounds made colorful and sunny as a jubilant tune beats along to the steady rhythms beneath each game.
As the very crux of Rhythm Heaven, the music is as infectious as it is varied, subtle sound effects fleshing out the compositions to their fullest. Tracks move in symmetry to your actions, attaining a harmonious performance that only the most carefully crafted music games can achieve. Most, if not all of its soundtrack is sure to stick with you, frequently playing in the back of your head.
Fever contains a healthy amount of re-playability as well. From medals earned from superb performances and the extra games unlocked from obtaining them, to the set of activities devoted for cooperative play, Rhythm Heaven Fever ensures you'll get the most out of its entrancing experience.

Final Score - 9.0

As one of the last games to come from Nintendo before it retires the Wii in favor of its tablet-controlled successor, chances are this game will see a small audience as everyone begins packing away their consoles. Even so, at least Nintendo is sending off the Wii with a bang, having saved its best for last. If you still have your Wii set-up, or are willing to bring it back out for another spin, then Rhythm Heaven Fever is well worth your time.



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Monday, April 2, 2012

Review: Journey


A magical multiplayer experience.


By Callum Rakestraw

Journey is a very simple game. It's about a journey to a mountain far in the distance through a land buried by sand. That's it. And yet, for such a basic premise, Journey is quite complex. It elicits a web of emotions, running the gantlet from happiness to sadness, from excitement to despair, and so much more, all over the course of a two hour trip. It establishes connections between players -- strong ones -- without words, but merely through each other’s company, facing the trek together.
It's so much more than Thatgamecompany's previous works, because it doesn't feel purely experimental (flOw) or overtly artsy (Flower). It's a game trying something new and confident in its ideas, never beating you over the head with its themes; precisely what a game like this should be.
Journey tells a wordless story. Its tale of an expedition to a mountain is an enigmatic one, using visuals, music, and gameplay to convey. You control a figure in a red cloak who’s able to interact with cloth and tapestry in mysterious ways, such as restoring damaged strands or calling on clusters of living tapestry pieces to ascend. What you are, exactly, is never explained or even hinted at, just as the world and what happened to it is never told. Murals hint at a civilization that once was, remnants of buried structures lending a sense of what the world looked like at one time. Journey never makes anything clear, however; it always shrouds the land in the unknown.
Movement is Journey's sole function. All of the game's mechanics serve that one point. Flight overcomes obstacles and lets you cover ground quickly (a frequently growing scarf your character wears powers this ability). Speech calls on creatures who will recharge your jump/flight abilities and carry you onward and upward. There are no battles, no puzzles, no challenge. Only walking.


Got a long ways to go. At least you won’t be alone.


This journey isn't one you have to take alone, though. Throughout your travels you'll randomly encounter other players out of the blue. No notification that someone has entered is given, nor is their PlayStation Network ID shown. They just appear; strangers walking the same road as you. Strangers that you're able to accompany, should you choose. Nothing ahead of you is impossible to achieve without another person, so it is entirely possible to go on alone. Just keep running forward, ignoring the cries of the person trying to grab your attention. They'll fall behind eventually. But it is awfully lonely out there...
Moving forward alone is a different experience than a shared one. Crossing the seemingly endless dunes alone doesn't affect anything on a mechanical level, but on an emotional level.
That's what's special about multiplayer in Journey. Even with no actual speech (you can only chirp at varying tempos), and no clear identity, somehow bonds manage to be forged. Something changes after you meet another. Suddenly you become attached, afraid to leave each other's side. Working together and assisting each other get around (you can keep each other afloat -- jumping, in other words -- by chirping while airborne) make a lone journey intolerable. It all just seems so... sad, trudging on alone after you've walked the roads before you with someone. These connections, therefore, cause unexpected separation to be that much harder to bear.
Many times throughout journey there will be times where movement is mostly out of your control. Sliding down massive inclines of sand lessens your control. Staying close to your partner suddenly becomes difficult, as they take a different turn than you. A small glow appears at the edges of the screen when your companion falls out of view, pointing you toward their general vicinity, fading gradually as you grow farther apart. And if and when they're gone, the realization is heartbreaking. Truly.
Losing someone in Journey is painful. While there's always the chance another player will come along, the loss never gets any easier, as its likely your first partner is one that stuck with you for most of the trip, especially so if you become separated as the end is in sight. To lose them there is downright devastating. To come so far, accomplish so much, only to be separated just as the climax is in sight... it's powerful stuff.


Scenes like this hint at the fate of a civilization that once was.



Journey is able to achieve emotional resonance because of the music. It's the secret to Journey's success. A soft hum, punctuated by the occasional high note, plays in the early goings, setting the mood of mystery and wonder of the desolate landscape splendidly. Over time, the music gradually increases its tempo, starting with a playful series of flute produced beats to accompany a walk with energetic cloth creatures, and ending with the orchestra in full force as the end is just inches away. Each track introduces a subtle change in emotion to match the atmosphere of the area.
Composer Austin Wintory understands the influence music can have when used correctly. Unlike so many other games where it's simply there to reinforce a certain tone or just serve as background noise, music is intrinsic to Journey. Its adventure relies heavily on its orchestra to carry the story along, invoke the right emotions at the very moment they're needed.
The art of Journey is no slouch, either. It is, in a word, gorgeous. Absurdly so, even, sometimes. Both the technical and artistic aspects are incredible. The way the sand parts as you walk through it, the way it flows in the wind and sparkles under the light; the intricate decorations of the cloaks, and the ruins themselves. It's all marvelously beautiful. Without giving anything specific away, there's this one moment where the sun is setting as you move past a series of pillars. In this scene, the camera frames the sun between those pillars, its red glow shining brilliantly against the sand and buildings around the area. It's breathtaking.

Final Score - 9.5

No doubt the two hour length and $15 price tag is likely to turn many away. Truly a pity, for what occurs in those two hours are more powerful and memorable than most 60 hour games are. It makes the long development processes of Thatgamecompany on such compact games clear. Because though they may be short, they're always tightly designed and executed, nary a blemish or piece of filler in sight, and ensure that every component works in complete service to the other. A real triumph.



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Friday, March 23, 2012

Beanboozled!



We know we haven't been around for a while!  We apologize, but we have ton of content coming your way!  While you wait, enjoy this video of Dave eating disgusting jelly beans!



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Monday, March 5, 2012

Road to EVO 2012



By: Eduardo Preciado
Sunday is usually set aside for football. With the football season over and very little to replace it, I find myself roaming through my RSS feed searching for deals or anything that could catch my interest. I ended up seeing a video that caught my eye and set the tone for my Sunday in a very interesting way.
On shoryuken.com, I saw a story titled, “Kusoru’s Anti-Phoenix Strategies From Final Round XV,” which had a video that I thought would be interesting. Though I know few people play with Phoenix online, it’s always good to be well rounded. It was the Final Round with Complexity CrossCounter Filipino Champ (Magneto/Doctor Doom/Phoenix) against Final RoundBats AgeoJoe (Viewtiful Joe/Frank West/Rocket Raccoon).
To sum up, here are a few things that make this video special.
AgeoJoe – considered the best Japanese Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 player with an extremely awkward team. Viewtiful Joe: a good tier character. Frank West – only after being “leveled up” to level 4 is he considered an S tier character, if not he is sub-par. And the wild card, Rocket Raccoon: not many players use him on their team, especially at the most important position {the anchor}. Col. cc Filipino Champ on the other hand played with a great battery/lead position using Magneto. Doctor Doom is among the best and most dangerous thanks to his foot dive loops. And though Phoenix was nerfed from her ‘Vanilla’ version, she still is a threat with level 3 X-Factor and 5 Bars. (This gives her the ability to transform into Dark Phoenix)
Right off the bat it looks as if this match favors Champ after he quickly took out Viewtiful Joe, however AgeoJoe impressively manhandles the Master of Magnetism with level 1 Frank West. This is no simple feat. Doom would have almost had a game changing combo had it not been for the fact that Champ missed his combo because of Raccoons’ minuscule size. Champ lost to DD for his dropped combo and then Frank West was brought in to take on Phoenix. The turning point of the match occurred after Champ did a down High into a trap left by Raccoon. Frank West finished Phoenix with a Blue Light Special and right when Dark Phoenix rose, AgeoJoe X-Factors with Frank West, then barrel rolled under Phoenix to avoid the explosion since the roll has invincibility into Funny Face Crusher. “Simply amazing” is all that can be said. It was so shocking. Fast Forward to the end of the second match, Raccoon vs. Phoenix, both still having X-Factor. Raccoon called it first and when he activated Dark Phoenix he droped the Mad Hopper hyper. Champ trieed to avoid it but eventually teleported with Phoenix behind Raccoon and is hit crouching Low. He hit the trap which launched Phoenix. AgeoJoe then went into the Rock ‘n’ Roll hyper to win the match.
I immediately signed into twitch.tv and looked for the Road to EVO stream. I grabed the HDMI cabl from behind my monitor and plugged it into my TV. I grabbed some Chinese Food, Dr. Pepper, and my cell phone. For the next couple of hours I listened to the likes of Ultra David, Justin Wong, James Chen, and Skisonic. I watched as guys like OMG itz Andre, FC Jago, UVG Noel Brown, Knives got eliminated in the Top 16. Just as surprising were some of the guys that ended in the Losers Bracket in this Round Robin style tournament such as Neo, Filipino Champ, PR Balrog and FC NYChrisG. The very impressive matches were definitely in the winners and losers finals.
In the Winners Finals it was BT|IFC Yipes (Spencer/Dante/Hawkeye) vs FRB AgeoJoe (Viewtiful Joe/Frank West/Rocket Raccoon). AgeoJoe won the match set 3-1, but it was how much he confused Yipes and did his homework that most impressed me. AgeoJoe knew who his opponent’s best character was and made sure to finish him [Spencer]. AgeoJoe showed a lot of skill in being able to defeat some really top tier characters while showing that he didn’t need to play with top tier himself. He showed great team chemistry especially with Viewtiful Joe’s dive kick mixed with Rocket Raccoons’ Pendulum assist. His notion of “if it works why stop it?” worked the entire tournament.  It was what made me root for him even more since he was sort of the underdog.  Most would have bet that Col. CC Combofiend would have won the tournament.
In the Losers Final PR Balrog (Spencer/Wolverine/Wesker) vs BT|IFC Yipes (Spencer/Vergil/Hawkeye). Balrog took the first match convincingly and was able to show that he is the best Spencer for a reason. Yipes impressed by running the table with his Vergil and level 3 X-Factor to comeback and win the second match. The third match went to PR Balrog in a match that came down to his Wesker vs Yipes Hawkeye. Yipes made it interesting by winning the fourth match by hitting Bionic Arm then X-Factor and Bionic Arm such is known to be a Balrog specialty. PR Balrog moved onto Grand Finals by getting a “Happy Birthday” (catching two characters at one time) and then mixing up Vergil with Logan.
Grand Finals were the most interesting of all the matches since it seemed that everyone was giving PR Balrog as much advice as possible on how he could defeat AgeoJoe. In this match PR Balrog went with the team of Wolverine/Spencer/Felicia. It looked like a runaway with AgeoJoe taking the first two matches with the same strategy that got him to the Grand Finals. It was obvious in the third match that some of AgeoJor’s tactics were catching up to him as PR Balrog was able to take the third match, especially since he ended up taking out Rocket Raccoon on a “Happy Birthday.” The fourth match was taken thanks to Felicia getting her X-Factor Level 3 Infinite in on both Viewtiful Joe and Frank West. The fifth match had the most implication since if PR Balrog won he’d reset the brackets, but if he lost he’d lose the entire tournament. Balrog did well until one very puzzling move in which Balrog missed an overhead. AgeoJoe countered with Mach Speed (which has some invincibility start-up) than Balrog went into Bionic Arm (invincible start-up), but then switched to Wolverines Fatal Claw which got Wolverine killed. AgeoJoe ended up winning the match after he was mobbed by his own companions.
I know a lot of people probably didn’t tune in since there were some great basketball games on, but I’m glad to say that I tuned into the entire tournament. It was a blast to watch. I rooted for the Japanese player that had the very awkward team, and felt rewarded to see him come out victorious. FC Jago once said in one of his videos that “if you want to get good you have to start by learning to play Wesker.” It was great to see that passing up on the overpowered characters and learning the in’s and out’s of other unknown characters would sometimes get you unexpected results. After watching the tournament, I was so excited I ran to my PS3 and started practicing some of my team unity and combos to improve. I may not be a Pro, but it sure feels good to win in some of the smaller tournaments we have among friends.



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