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By Jonathan Balofsky On 18 Jan, 2018 At 11:32 PM | Categorized As Featured, News, PC Games, PlayStation, Reviews, Reviews, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Street Fighter V was a highly anticipated game that ended up having a rough couple of years. The game launched with barebones content, and while more and more was gradually added, it never reached the heights of great Street Fighter games past. Capcom has taken steps to address this and now the game has undergone a massive relaunch as Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition. But is this a welcome change, or is it too late?

Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition certainly lives up to its name. One of the biggest criticisms of Street Fighter V at launch ( and for years) was that it lacked an arcade mode of any kind. In fact, it lacked virtually anything for players who were not interested in only playing online. There was mini story modes, and a full story mode was added later, but aside from very miniscule endurance modes, there was nothing for players offline. Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition changes all of this by adding arcade mode and several more features.

First, let me talk about Arcade Mode. Arcade mode is arranged by game, so you will take on characters in relation to the game they appeared in. This is a fun trip down memory lane and also serves to add a new type of arcade mode experience. There have been different types of arcade ladder variations before, but not quite like this. It feels like Capcom truly wanted to make sure there was enough single player content in this mode to keep everyone happy, and with the set up and variety, I think they did well. There are also new challenges and other single player modes to try out, and there are some interesting surprises here. Its not as extensive as say, a Netherrealm fighting game, but its far above what Street Fighter V was before, which again was extremely minimal.

There have also been a variety of changes to the gameplay. New expansions of moves and abilities, compliment the action along with improved visuals. It isn’t a feast for the eyes so much as a polishing of what was once dusted and muddied.  I do also like the addition of Team Battle Mode, and I like it because Street Fighter is now stepping out of its comfort zone. Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition feels less like an apology addition as some called it, more as a rebirth of not only Street Fighter V specifically, but Street Fighter the series in general. The online has been expanded, the characters expanded, and so on. yes this feels like what Street Fighter V should have been at launch, but it is also clear that Capcom took the criticism ( and lack of sales) to heart. I had abandoned playing Street Fighter V early on, but now I am happy to come back and play again. I did not think it possible, but Capcom managed to win me back over. I say give this a go, because if you give them the chance, and they will win you back over as well!

 

By Jonathan Balofsky On 16 Jan, 2018 At 09:23 PM | Categorized As News, News, PlayStation, ROG News, Xbox 360/Xbox One | With 0 Comments

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Bandai Namco has announced an additional beta for Dragon Ball FighterZ

As promised, we are back with info on an additional open beta test with improvements to the experience. Open Beta Starts Jan 17, 2018 at 9:00pm PST and ends Jan 18, 2018 at 9:00pm PST (24hrs)

You can see the announcement below

Hopefully this beta runs better than the last one did. Will you be playing?

 

 

By Jonathan Balofsky On 16 Jan, 2018 At 01:40 PM | Categorized As News, PC Games, PlayStation, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Street Fighter® V: Arcade Edition, an updated version of the latest game in the hit fighting series exclusively for the PlayStation 4 and Windows PC is available physically and digitally in North America today and Europe from January 19th. SFV: Arcade Edition provides the core content from the initial Street Fighter® V release and access to the downloadable content updates such as the previously released Cinematic Story Mode and Versus CPU Mode. SFV: Arcade Edition purchasers also get the Season 1 and 2 DLC characters** and a host of new features, all for MSRP $39.99. For European pricing, please check with local retailers.

SFV: Arcade Edition includes a wide variety of new modes and balance updates listed below, which will also be available for owners of the original Street Fighter V via a free update today. Current players of Street Fighter V and new owners of SFV: Arcade Edition will be placed into the same player pool, with PS4 and PC cross-platform play continuing to unite fans into a unified player base.

The new content available alongside SFV: Arcade Edition includes:

  • Arcade Mode – Journey through six different story paths, each representing a main Street Fighter title: Street Fighter, Street Fighter II, Street Fighter Alpha, Street Fighter III, Street Fighter IV, and Street Fighter V. Each path includes characters faithful to the respective title or appropriately representative of the character. There is online leaderboard support and by reaching the end of each path, players will be treated to one of over 200 all-new custom illustrations.
  • Second V-Triggers for all characters – Characters in the game and upcoming roster additions will each receive a second V-Trigger option that opens up different ways to fight, paving the way for new strategies, combos, and options for veteran and new players.
  • Team Battle Mode – A new mode for two local teams of up to five characters battling it out for victory. There are two options: Elimination and Best of Series with various preference settings such as recovering Vitality between matches or allowing the winning player to keep their EX Gauge, and more.
  • Extra Battle Mode – A new mode that allows players to complete special limited-time challenges to obtain various rewards, including Fight Money, Experience Points and unique costumes.
  • Special Challenges – Not to be confused with the current weekly missions which are still present and yield Fight Money, Special Challenges are scattered throughout the year and will offer unique titles for players upon completion.
  • And more – The game will also include an all new Gallery to view the unlockable Arcade Mode illustrations, Sound option (to listen to stage background music, character themes, and more tunes), redesigned UI, and 3D Costume Previews.

Also available from today, Sakura kicks off the Season 3 DLC character line-up and will later be joined by Sagat, Cody, Blanka, and newcomers Falke and G throughout the year. As before, all of the DLC characters in Street Fighter V are earnable completely free of charge through completing various in-game challenges and receiving earned in-game currency, called Fight Money. For those that can’t wait, in-game content can be obtained instantly using real money.

 

 

This is a great update to Street Fighter V and brings some much needed improvements and features. Will you be playing this?

Source: Capcom PR

By Jonathan Balofsky On 16 Jan, 2018 At 01:22 PM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, Nintendo Switch, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Next week’s Neo Geo Nintendo Switch game is now known. Next week, the Switch will receive the Neo geo classic World Heroes 2.

WORLD HEROES 2 is a fighting game released by SNK in 1993. Players are able to take part in epic battles between 14 historic figures such as Hanzo Hattori and Jeanne. Players can enjoy numerous battle strategies via the simple but deep game system featuring mechanics such as “Throw Back” and “Projectile Bounce Back”.

Will you be checking this out next week?

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By Jonathan Balofsky On 15 Jan, 2018 At 10:37 PM | Categorized As ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Last year the Capcom Fighters Network did a popularity poll asking SF fans who their favorite character in the series was. The results  are in and are very interesting.

 

The top ten most popular characters are

 

10. Blanka
9. Ryu
8. Akuma
7. Sagat
6. Chun Li
5. Cody
4. Q
3. Juri
2. Makoto
1. Sakura

 

Some of these are rather surprising, and others not so much. That said, the placement in the top ten is not what many would expect.

 

The full results can be seen here.  Where did your favourite land?

By Jonathan Balofsky On 14 Jan, 2018 At 07:11 PM | Categorized As News, News, NINTENDO, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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This past week saw the announcement of SNK Heroines Tag Team Frenzy  during the Nintendo Direct Mini. However, there was some controversy over mention of one button moves as well as the fact that that the Japanese trailer showed off more revealing outfits for fanservice. This led some to be concerned  tgarthe game will be censored in the west and that it would be too simple a game to be a good fighter.

In response, NISA has stepped in to assure fans that the situation is not as feared.

 

Hopefully this clears up any worry.

 

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By Jonathan Balofsky On 13 Jan, 2018 At 06:49 PM | Categorized As News, News, NINTENDO, PC Games, PlayStation, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Arc System Works has revealed the release date for BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle. North America, wil be getting the game on June 5., while Japan and Asia will get it on on May 31.

In addition, they revealed that the game will feature 20 characters in the base game, with another 20 offered as DLC. The DLC will include Blake Belladonna from RWBY from RWBY.

 

We have the following information about the DLC thus far:

DLC Character All-in-One Pack
DLC Character: Blake Belladonna
DLC Character Set Vol. 1: ???, ???, and ???
DLC Character Set Vol. 2: ???, ???, and ???
DLC Character Set Vol. 3: ???, ???, and ???
DLC Character Set Vol. 4: ???, ???, and ???
DLC Character Set Vol. 5: ???, ???, and ???
DLC Character Set Vol. 6: ???, ???, and ???
DLC Character: ???

There is also a new trailer for the game which you can see below.

Are you excited? Let us know

 

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By Jonathan Balofsky On 9 Jan, 2018 At 01:30 PM | Categorized As News, News, PC Games, PlayStation, ROG News, Xbox 360/Xbox One | With 0 Comments

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WB games sent out the following

Today, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment welcomes the newest addition to the Injustice 2 roster: the powerful sorceress, Enchantress. Beginning today, players who have purchased the Injustice 2 Ultimate Edition, Injustice 2 Ultimate Pack or Fighter Pack #3 can wield Enchantress’ dark magic to force her foes into submission.  Beginning Jan. 16, Enchantress will be available as a standalone purchase from the PlayStation® Store, Xbox Store, Steam and Microsoft Store.

 

Developed by the award-winning NetherRealm Studios, Injustice 2 features a massive roster of DC Super Heroes and Super-Villains and allows players to build and power up the ultimate version of their favorite DC characters. The game is currently available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam and the Microsoft Store, with DLC characters Red Hood, Sub-Zero, Starfire, Black Manta, Raiden, Hellboy and The Atom available now on consoles. Injustice 2 mobile is available now for free on iOS and Android devices.

For more information about Injustice 2 please visit www.injustice.com. Join the Injustice 2 conversation on Facebook, Twitter, and official forums.

 

 

 

Enchantress is an extremely welcome addition to the roster, and Injustice 2 continues to be an amazing game. Let us know what you think of her.

 

By Jonathan Balofsky On 8 Jan, 2018 At 11:36 AM | Categorized As News, News, PC Games, PlayStation, ROG News, Xbox 360/Xbox One | With 0 Comments

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Bandai Namco sent out the following

 

A dark sinister power has arrived..IT’S GOKU BLACK!! Which Fighter will you choose to fight against his form of justice?
Super Saiyan Rose is the Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan transformation of a Saiyan who is an actual deity and who better to take this powerful form than Goku! Players will unleash the power of Goku Black Rose to devastate their opponents in DRAGON BALL FighterZ

 

 

 

Dragon Ball FighterZ just keeps getting better and better. WHo are you looking forward to playing as first?

Source: Bandai Namco PR

By Jonathan Balofsky On 5 Jan, 2018 At 10:10 AM | Categorized As News, News, PC Games, PlayStation, ROG News, Xbox 360/Xbox One | With 0 Comments

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Bandai Namco has shared a new trailer for Dragon Ball FighterZ, this time showing off SSGSS Vegeta.

 

 

Vegeta is one of the most prominent and popular characters within the Dragon Ball universe. Having progressed from feared villain, to anti-hero, to hero throughout the series, Vegeta is also one of the most story-developed characters in the franchise. Now his power and skill can be wielded in DRAGON BALL FighterZ as SSGSS Vegeta officially joins the fray.

SSGSS Vegeta looks to be an awesome addition to the game. Will you be playing as him?

Source: Bandai Namco