I mean, seriously. That shit looks sexy. Street Fighter has always been my favorite fighting franchise, and they’re still keeping it real.
In these twofirst look videos, game devs and other nerds meticulously break down the mechanics of the game. One thing they mention is the fact that Street Fighter isn’t too detailed unlike the rest of the big fighting franchises (Tekken 6, Soul Calibur IV). Franchises like Tekken have made me lose some respect since they focus on character attire and other pointless customizations over the game play. The past three Tekkens have been identical to me.
Yes, maybe the animation on Ryu’s face makes it like like he’s got roid rage…but they fighting looks flippin sweet. Oh, and apparently tech counters are a thing of the past.
How are you, friends? It’s been a long time no see, I know. As of lately I’ve taken a somewhat extended hiatus from gaming. Many of you know I’m majoring in film, and it has redirected many of my interests to movies. And it’s no surprise gaming has accelerated those interests, with the Xbox 360 HD DVD add-on drive introducing me to High-Definition media, followed by the Playstation 3 with it’s Blu-ray drive. Between you and me, I’ll tell you it’s like a crack addiction. I just can’t get enough high-definition content.
I had been toying with the thought of starting a new website dedicated to HD, and with one sleepless night, it was so. I present to you: High-Def Junkie
If you read this website, chances are you too are a high-def junkie. Many of us went through the transition from standard def together. I bought my first HDTV in late 2005 in preparation for the Xbox 360 launch. Then after a YEAR of relentless nagging (by yours truly), our friend Tarun went HD. And now, it has completely spoiled me. It actually pains me to watch anything in standard-def.
So I extend an invitation for you to join me over at High-Def Junkie. Since gaming is very much a part of the high-def addiction along with movies, I’m planning to in someway tie these two sites together. I’ve already set up forums over at High-Def Junkie, with a section dedicated to gaming. Perhaps I will make them the official gamerawr forums? Any input is appreciated. See you there!
Now that I’m finally done with finals, I can start focusing my attention back to the site, as opposed to Newtonian Laws of Physics.
Ever since I got COD4, I haven’t gotten enough time to rock the single player mode (I just finished the campaign today). Everybody was warning me about this “Ferris Wheel” part of the game where it’s “totally impossible to beat dude.” After planting my claymores and bracing for this monumental event, I watched as these asswipes infiltrated the premises via helicopter.
I shot nearly all of them as they slid down their ropes, but the horde on the ground was too much. Invisible dog attack here, followed by an impossible grenade toss, followed by some jerk shooting me through solid metal…I was losing it! I even tried hiding in the poisonous gas section. Needless to say that didn’t work.
Then I fully came to understand my hypothesis behind this game:
If you’re dying too much, you’re firing too much. In other words, if you’re in a stalemate against an endless amount of opponents, you need to kill some of them, and advance your position.
The ferris wheel however is a little bit tricker. Since there is an X amount of time until your tardy-ass air support arrives, the name of the game is long length survival.
Right before I leave for work, I decided to give this ferris wheel one last shot.
Standing underneath the ferris wheel, I take out as many of the helicopter asswipes. Immediately following, I head behind the building on the far right (next to the path where the main horde enters). I realized that I had found a sweet spot where no one could find me and tested it by taking a leak while I left the game unpaused. Upon my return, I was alive as the air support landed.
Disclaimer – This has not been Veteran tested yet. I know there are other ferris wheel exploits that haven’t seemed to work on Veteran, but this one is worth a shot.
I am happy to announce that the latest dashboard update has now been officially released and is in process of being rolled out across the LIVE service. For many of you, the next time you sign in to Xbox LIVE, you will be prompted to receive the update. A couple of things to keep in mind over the next few hours as the update is deployed:
* Youâ€™ll be prompted to accept the update when you sign into Xbox Live sometime in the next few hours. You will only receive the prompt for the update upon sign in. You wonâ€™t get it in middle of a game.
* Regardless of what you have heard, it’s not geographically based. No one area of the world will get it before another.
* If you log out and then back in again, this wonâ€™t force the updateâ€¦it will only anger people on your friends list who will see you sign in, then out, then in, then out â€¦
* Be patient, everyone will eventually receive the update
To the fine folks at Xbox, away message system? Next update maybe? You’ll think about it perhaps? Word, sounds good.