Posts Tagged ‘gaming’

Time for EVO!!! (out of the office)

It’s that time of the year again! Evolution 2014! It’s the biggest, most hype fighting game tournament IN THE WORLD! And I’ll be watching it this entire weekend! Now I realize this is also the early part of the Summer season, and there’s still a lot of anime I want to test out. All my blogs for that material will becoming out starting of next week on Monday. So things may be a little bare this weekend, but feel rest assured that things will start piling up soon after.

I’m a huge fighting game fan, though I have no actual talent, nor time to be competent at the games.  But for me, this is a sport akin to football in the Fall and basketball in the Spring.  The games I’ll be looking forward to are Ultra Street Fighter IV, Killer Instinct  UltimateMarvel versus Capcom 3, and of course I want to see the finals for King of Fighters XIII.  If you have not seen a finals for KOF XIII, then you’re missing out on some of the most exciting stuff you can see in a fighting game.  And it almost always comes down to a battle of Latin America versus Asia.  (Granted, there have only been two Grand Finals for that game so far.)

And finally there’s Smash Bros.!  That game has gone from a  pariah and a game that wasn’t even considered a fighting game, to one of its biggest attractions.  Personally, I’m not that big into the that community, but I’ll be rooting for anyone kicking ass with Jiggly Puff!

Just as a bit of a primer for whoever does decide to tune in, here are the players I’ll be watching for in USFIV.

  • Team PIE’s Smug (Dudley specialist)
  • Team PIE’s Zeus (Vega and Dictator player, the reason I decided to try Vega)
  • Snake Eyez (one of the best, if not THE best Zangief in the world, it’s either him or Flash Metroid)
  • EG Ricky Ortiz (likely the best American Street Fighter player)
  • EG PR Balrog (right up there with Ricky Ortiz – PUERTO RICO!!!)
  • Infiltration (a previous EVO two-time champ; the other championship was in Street Fighter X Tekken, and a SF grand master)
  • Xian (last year’s EVO champ)

…and on and on and on!  Biggest fighting game tourney in world, and it’s full of nothing but killers!  This is my World Cup!

See you guys next week!

DKJ’s Don’t Starve Diary pt4: I saw the edge of tomorrow

I left the last post on a high, I was all arrogant and happy and full of spunk. But I have been humbled. I have been crushed and harshly weened from the teet of security. I HAVE SEEN SH*T MAN!

I ended my post last time talking about awesome Wendy was and how bloody OP she was once you got her going. Then I took a break from the game and got bodied.  My problem with Wendy was that I got too cocky and started believing too much of my own hype.  I took Abigail with me (I say “took” but she follows me everywhere) and I got into battles I could not win and got myself killed a few times.  And despite having found two touchstones, found myself reaching a final end due to Winter once again.  A profound level of sadness washed over me as I realized how badly I had mismanaged my character.  In the future, I’ll have to remember that Wendy isn’t very strong, and that Abigail isn’t invincible.  I can’t just point to a group of enemies and just have Abigail murdering everything on screen.  I likely would need a tallbird for that.

Note to self: don’t f*ck with Pengulls, large mobs of frogs or eye plants. Read more…

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DKJ’s Don’t Starve Diary pt3 (Ha! Well Abigail, that went pear-shaped quickly didn’t it?)

June 3, 2014 1 comment

My God this game is hard!  And the worst part is that I know exactly what I did wrong every time, but I figure that out too late – every time!  This time around, I literally watched my mistake come to life and kill me!

Hmm, where to start this time around? Read more…

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DKJ’s Don’t Starve Diary pt2 (harrowing ordeals of my hapless heroine)

May 27, 2014 1 comment

Well so much for the feel good part of this playthru. I died! I died hard. After surviving so well for so long, I made a crucial mistake. I knew winter was coming and I failed to do two crucial tasks: I failed to fill the chests near my TWO touchstones with the necessary supplies to keep me alive, or even to acquire resources. There was not chest at either sites to give me tools, or even flint and twigs.  Then I failed to set up a thermal stone before the onset of winter.  By the time I realized my mistake, winter had already set in at full force, and then I was beset by hounds!  Unable to fend them off, I was killed.  My next task after that was to be resurrected – TWICE!  Only to die rather soon afterwards of exposure while scrounging for supplies in the middle of winter.  An incredible first playthrough – DESTROYED!  All my work tossed to the wind in moments.  I’ve learned my lesson, and won’t repeat that mistake again in another playthrough. Read more…

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DKJ’s Don’t Starve Diary pt1 (I think I’m getting the hang of this.)

May 21, 2014 1 comment

Day 21 of Don’t Starve complete. It’s been a pretty fun few weeks (of in-game time). The first two weeks, I was incredibly nervous, scrounging for resources and just figuring out the game.  At one point, I managed to get three different monsters after my ass.  After that moment, I was sure my playthru was through.  But I’ve taken to this like a duck to water. Read more…

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