Streetfighter V: Necalli Debut Trailer and Information!

Posted in Uncategorized on July 20th, 2015 by thelonegamer


An All-new Fighter, Necalli makes his debut at EVO2015.

This just in- Yoshinori Ono has just debuted the first all-new character for Streetfighter V over at the just-concluded EVO 2015. His name is Necalli, a brawny and fierce male fighter with rather dreadful dreadlocks and a hair-raising schtick to his attacks.

Can’t really divine too much about Necalli from looks alone- his outfit looks like some ancient or tribal type of dress, and his fighting style is very beastly and feral, characterized by lots of clawing swipes and wide, flailing swings. Not very martial-artsy or pretty but very, very strong.


Character Art for Necalli.

The name ‘Necalli’ is apparently of Aztec origin, and means ‘Battle’. So it can perhaps be assumed that this guy is supposed to be some Aztec war god or super-warrior. That’s all we can get for now. Stay tuned as more is revealed of this new challenger.

As revealed recently, Streetfighter V will feature a 16-strong roster at launch, with four of these being all-new characters never seen before in the franchise. Necalli is the first of these original fighters.

UPDATE: Some new info has been posted over at Shoryuken regarding Necalli. Apparently he’s some sort of wildman- kinda obvious from his wild, animalistic attacks. However, his crazed exterior conceals a more powerful ‘genius’ that is unleashed when he activates his V Trigger. His hair becomes warped and energized (kinda reminds me of Gill, actually) and he gets all-new attacks and combos. This guy is a straightforward attacker, with lots of furious claw attacks and a command grab designed to reduce his opponents to rubble.

Not really my cup of tea- brutish, wild characters… doesn’t this kinda make him similar to Blanka, in at least look? Which makes me think the upcoming Brazilian character may not be our shocking beast man…

Streetfighter V Latest Info!

Posted in DLC, Extra Costumes, Fan Service, Fighting Games, Game Advertising, Game-related Events, Gaming, PC Gaming, PS4, Streetfighter V on July 20th, 2015 by thelonegamer

It may be a little delayed, but here’s the latest information on Streetfighter V as a whole from the recent SFV Panel at EVO 2015.

• Streetfighter V will be moving away from Capcom’s past practice of disc-based updates and sequels. The initial SFV disc will be the only one you’ll ever need.

• There will be 16 Characters playable at launch.

• Four of the initial 16 fighters will be all-new, original characters. The first of these is the just-revealed Necalli.

• All system updates will be available for all players free. Post-launch gameplay content can be unlocked/earned with two types of currency. Fight Money is earned by playing the game and can be used to earn/unlock content. However, there is as well Zenny- currency that is bought with real money that can be used to buy content instead of using Fight Money. Zenny is for those who are impatient and want to unlock stuff right away.

• Aside from the initial 16 fighters, additional characters will be added to the roster regularly post-launch to keep the game fresh.

This all sounds pretty good. I am glad that there will eventually be more characters aside from the rather slim-sounding 16. Streetfighter V will be available exclusively for the PS4 and PC in Spring 2016.

Tekken 7 Namco-Bandai Panel @ Evo 2015

Posted in Arcade, DLC, Fan Service, Fighting Games, Game Advertising, Game-related Events, Gaming, Tekken 7 on July 18th, 2015 by thelonegamer


Harada and Murray give over the facts at Evo.

Avoiding the Puddle has just posted a video of the recent Namco-Bandai Tekken 7 panel over at the ongoing EVO 2015 FGC Tournamnet. At more than an hour, this video is probably the most info we’ve gotten so far from the horses’ mouths, as far as Tekken 7 is concerned. I’m glad that finally there’s hint of the game’s console release, and that there will be more content for the home versions (which I feel was never in any doubt). Also, the character news was also quite interesting. Still, I guess it’s far too early to get too excited for this- but it’s good to hear these new bits of info for this anticipated fighter.

Ken Masters Debuts in Streetfighter V!

Posted in Fan Service, Fighting Games, Game Advertising, Game-related Events, Gaming, PC Gaming, PS4, Streetfighter, Streetfighter V on July 10th, 2015 by thelonegamer


Ken’s back and… he looks different.

I stayed up into the wee hours of the Manila morning to keep up with the Streetfighter V panel at SDCC 2015, and boy did it pay off. Unveiled was another character reveal, complete with screenshots, character art… and a trailer (which you can see above!).

The latest revealed fighter in SFV’s growing roster is none other than Ken Masters- Shotokan fighter and wealthy family man- sporting a quite radical redesign. Instead of just a red version of his best friend Ryu’s gi, Ken is wearing a slick outfit with a form-fitting top and instep guards with red pants, new hairdo and apparently, quite a few all-new attacks and tactics. He still has his expected Shoryuken and Hadoken, but aside from that- his V Trigger seems to involve infusing his specials with Fire, and lots of spinning kicks.

Ken’s reveal certainly will please his fans, including popular Youtuber Maximilian. I’m not that big of a Ken fan, but I like the reveal and I appreciate the redesign. I like the new outfit and feel this gives him, though Ken’s face looks, er, wonky in some angles/screens- his model seems a bit more rough-shod compared to fighters like Birdie or Cammy who look totally slick from the get-go. Since its early, hopefully things will get smoothened out as development continues.

Oh, and at the tail end of the Ken trailer of course is another character tease- a fierce-looking visage that some are speculating to be some sort of New Zealander judging from the face paint. An all-new character? Or a redesigned veteran? I am thinking, if the latter, perhaps T-Hawk? We’ll just have to wait and see. Man, this is exciting!

The Extended Uncharted 4 Demo is EFFIN’ GODLIKE!

Posted in Action Adventure, Game to Movies, Game-related Events, Gaming, PS4, Uncharted 4 on July 9th, 2015 by thelonegamer


Better than most any action movie sequence EVER.

This post is a bit delayed, but I felt I had to post it regardless. One of the best things shown at this year’s E3… scratch that… THE Best thing shown at E3 2015 for me was the demo for Naughty Dog’s utterly amazing demo for Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End. It was 7 and a half minutes of unrelenting, jaw-dropping action movie awesomeness- easily one of the most impressive cinematic sequences you’ll see in a game yet, or even in any action blockbuster film. The graphics were amazing, the detail unheard of. As I watched Nathan Drake go through a breakneck running and driving battle against an army of thugs, I was on the edge of my seat the whole time, up to the sudden, abrupt, cliffhanging ending.

This was what we all saw during E3. Some time after though, it was revealed that what we saw was only HALF of the freakin’ demo.

The Uncharted demo’s action continues for about another 7 minutes or so, seeing the whole chase sequence/battle to its explosive, rip-roaring conclusion… and to a little epilogue which ironically leaves Nathan in even greater peril (Heh).

This just may be Naughty Dog’s Opus, and perhaps the crown jewel in the PS4 Library. I must admit, I’ve never really been an Uncharted fan, but I just may become one seeing this trailer. This game is now SOLD, a year before launch. I want this game. I need this game. For now though, we have this divine trailer/demo to tide us over. WOW. Just. WOW.

The Lone Gamer’s Must-Have iPad Games

Posted in DLC, Gadgets, Game Advertising, Game-related Events, Gaming, iGaming, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Mobile Games, My Stuff on July 9th, 2015 by thelonegamer


The just-released Don’t Starve is just one of the many Must-Have games on the appstore.

I LOVE my iPad. I own an iPad Air, by the way, and I have no plans of upgrading or getting another tablet. This lovely slate is my constant companion (aside from my Galaxy Note 2), and it is my portable media center. I usually have tons of movies and vids loaded into the media player, but the best part of Apple’s tablet are the GAMES. Emulators not included, I think that the appstore probably has the most and best selection of games you can take with you everywhere. Here are the select few I will never delete from my tablet.

Puzzle Quest. This is the ORIGINAL Puzzle Quest, not the sequel or any of the countless wannabees. Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords is an awesome blend of Match-3 Puzzle and fantasy roleplaying, with you leading an intrepid adventurer through his or her rise to power, from an apprentice wizard or fledgeling knight struggling to survive against a sewer rat to a master conqueror controlling multiple cities. Everything is fought by matching gems, but the compelling story and addictive gameplay make this a cut above the rest. You can just pick it up and play for short bursts or long campaigns as you will, and the variety of character classes make replayability pretty high.
The one problem with this is, well, it seems to be unavailable on the appstore at present (at least from my appstore), but I managed to re-download it from my purchases list. Unfortunately, it seems to play without any SFX now(only music), but the gameplay is still intact (you can still get this classic on Steam for PC) so I’ll still be playing this probably till doomsday.

Infinity Blade III. Every iPad owner should have this installed, not only to have one single game to make onlookers go ‘OOH’ and ‘AAH’ at your device’s impressive capabilities, but also because it’s an awesome game. IB3 does swiping combat like no other game on the platform. Of course, you have the earlier two games, but I think this finale is the best if only for having a second playable (female) heroine to kill behemoths with.

Dead Trigger. Sometimes you just want to kill zombies with high-powered firearms, and this is the game to scratch that itch. The original DT has some of the best graphics and shooting gameplay on the iPad, with chunky zombies that are just begging to be riddled with hot lead. Yes, Dead Trigger 2 came out years ago, but the original is still a notch better due to the simple fact that you can play it OFFLINE.

Civilization Revolution. Yet another huge strategy title that is perfect to play on the iPad’s large touchscreen, CivRev is your portal to countless hours of empire-building-or-destroying obsessiveness.

Plants VS Zombies HD. The original PvZ is still awesome to this day, again a perfect standalone set compared to the constantly-being-updated iAP-rich sequel. Again, the iPad touchscreen is perfect for this classic, particularly for those marathon Endless sessions.

And these are just the classic oldies I love- I haven’t even gotten to the many fighting/action games and several new treats that I am having so much fun with lately. And with games like Don’t Starve: Pocket Edition and This War of Mine coming soon to the appstore, the iPad is truly one of the best Boredom-Beaters you can have with you.

And the Big Tekken Announcement is…

Posted in Arcade, Fan Service, Fighting Games, Game Advertising, Game-related Events, Gaming, Tekken 7 on July 7th, 2015 by thelonegamer


MEH.

… a tournament. No console reveal, no new characters, no nothing. Just a live event for some hardcore Tekken players and that’s it. A big SCREW YOU to everyone else who can’t go there, can’t compete and for the most part, don’t give a DAMN about these things.

Really, if this was all there is, they should have just said so. There’s really NO REASON to get people’s hopes up just for THIS kind of thing. They specifically posted on social media that this would be a Major thing for Tekken fans to get excited for. That was it. Vague as hell, and they let it stew for a week. All this just for a Tournament with an $80,000 pot. WOW.

The thing is, this is a niche event that only a small fraction of gamers appreciate. If it was aimed towards this percentage of people, then people like me could have been spared getting our hopes up, being held in suspense for the better part of a week, all for pretty much nothing. But instead, the announcement of something BIG was vague, left everything for speculation, and in the end, was anti-climactic and disappointing. Hopefully the Tekken Project learns from this with respects to announcements in the future. Fans are always waiting, patiently. Don’t keep them hanging for nothing, man.

ANYWAY… I have had to remind myself that indeed, it was a bit of a wait before Tekken 6 came home to consoles- but then, I had the arcade version in my parts to occupy my time. With Tekken 7… it’s nowhere around, and won’t be anytime soon from the looks of it. The console version will come, but perhaps not for at least a year or so. Which may be good, considering how incomplete and lacking in content the current version is (so few customizations, intros, outros, characters, etc). We may have to wait for a ‘Bloodline Rebellion’ update before we even think that a console version is on the horizon. I guess for now- back to Tekken 6…

Oh, and to those who wanna just say with all this griping, ‘Why do you post about Tekken anyway?’ or that kind of silliness- If it isn’t obvious, it’s because I love Tekken, that’s why.
It’s not the game’s fault that the marketing staff is being very… odd. And that’s all I am saying about that.