The remaining patch notes are up. You can view them here.
Earlier today, Seth Killian posted the first set of balance changes to take effect in the forthcoming Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale patch. This balance patch comes alongside the next pair of DLC characters; Zeus from God of War and Isaac from Dead Space. Both the patch and characters will be available for download next Tuesday, March 19th.
Continue after the jump for a a comprehensive look at the changes.
Why play fighting games when the computer can do it for us?
Yet another CPU tournament is coming up! Hosted by FerrellJ, teams of two will face off vicariously in SFxT Scramble Mode.
The format of the tournament will be two out of three sets, double elimination. This is subject to change, depending on the number of entrants. The tournament is uncapped, so find yourself a partner.
Teams of two can sign up with their name, members, character choice, and most importantly theme song in this convenient document.
The tournment will take place at 4 PM PST, Saturday March 16th. The tournament will be streamed on Ferrell_AZ, .
UPDATED: RiCK has confirmed corner waifu privileges for the winning team.
Twinkle Star Sprites tournament starts 1:00 PM PST/4:00 PM EST March 2nd with stream provided by TriadLabs. No entry fee! Win cash prizes!
- All characters but Mevious and Memory are allowed.
- Best 2 out of 3, with best of five finals.
- 1st Place prize is $20.00, 2nd is $5.00, and 3rd $1.00.
- Game will be played in the Street Fighter II Koryu room on GGPO.
- Please sign up with your GGPO name in your name, or face disqualification for making it more work for me.
The Challonge signup page can be found here.
Earlier this week, Namco Bandai released the latest trailer for Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle. The trailer has new game play showing various “rivalries” between many characters; from Jolyne vs Jotaro to Abdul vs Wham. Also included in the trailer is footage of all 4 of the newly revealed characters: Jonathan Joestar and William A. Zepelli from Phantom Blood, Johnny Joestar from Steel Ball Run and Josuke Higashikata from Jojolion, along with footage of the first confirmed DLC character, Yoshikage Kira from Diamond Is Not Crash.
You can view the trailer HERE.
The Limited Edition Gold Experience Box will be sold for 16,980 yen ($180) and include a copy of JJBA:ASB, a golden Giorno art plate, special Jotaro figure, soundtrack disc, and DLC codes for playable Yoshikage Kira. The standard edition will be sold for 7,980 yen ($86).
These two weirdos along with the other recently announced characters were showcased in a new trailer that we’re not cool enough to see yet.
The game will be released August 29th.
Barring credit card fraud, Super Smash Bros Melee has secured its triumphant return to EVO. The Smash community has raised over ninety thousand dollars for Breast Cancer Research. Runner-ups include Skull Girls at seventy-eight thousand and Super Turbo at thirty-nine thousand. The Fighting Game Community has let out a collective, begrudging sigh in response.
This reporter wonders why the Smash community did not just host their own tournament using the money as a pot bonus, but the inner workings of the autistic mind are a mystery to us all.
Street Fighter X Tekken Ver. 2013 is out now! The free update for everyone’s favorite, totally not boring game is finally available for PS3 and XBOX360. This balance patch changes several aspects of the game; character’s moves, as well as minor engine and graphical tweaks being the primary focus. SFxTK is slated to return to EVO this year. One hopes this patch will fix the flaws that plagued its success last year.
In regards to balance changes, Capcom has posted a series of videos featuring the fixes for each individual character. A playlist of these videos is available HERE. Bear in mind the videos omit smaller changes, while highlighting more noticeable ones.
Unless you want to be a NERD and get bullied by everyone else, this author recommends downloading the patch ASAP.
Photo courtesy of Professionalgaminglife.com.
Eat shit Kratos
- Changed reaction on forward throw from crumple to flatten.
- Increased start up on Cover Wall.
- Combat Grapple recovery time on block and whiff increased.
- Combat Grapple homing angle has been decreased.
- Network Stability improvements.
- 2v2 Match Summary disconnect fix.
- AP Orbs not always awarded online fix.
- Store Button Added to Main Menu.
- Removed ability to chain Blind Fire to Run and Gun Retreat to eliminate inescapable online loop.
- Fix to ensure all players will be awarded proper titles at the end of season.
- Fixed belt display on the Quick Match Loading Screen.
- Added Crash and Spyro – lol
Scans of some Japanese Magazine™ have revealed Will A. Zeppeli, Johnathan Joestar, and Johnny Joestar with Slow Dancer as playable characters in the upcoming game, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle. This brings the number of fighters up to 18. Analysis of the accompanying images show both Johnathan and Zeppeli using a variation of the Zoom Punch. Jonathan also appears to be wield Luck and Pluck, the sword of Bruford. Like Gyro shown previously, Johnny will appear to have access to his horse and make use of The Spin.
All Star Battle is slated for a 2013, speculated sometime in March.