Street Fighter V- Sakura Introduction Trailer

What’s Up PlayStation Nation,

Kicking off Season 3, Sakura is the first of the six new characters for the upcoming Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition fighters on January 16th, 2018. A lot has changed since we last seen Ryu’s number one fan, as Sakura now works part-time at an arcade. Season 3Sakura Fireball

Sakura brings a new special move to SFV, the Tengyo Hadoken. Where she can now send a fireball diagonally into the air that can act as an anti-air. Sakura fans don’t worry, she still remains the same to her pass iterations, with her Hadoken, Shouoken, and Shunpukyaku.Sakura V-Trigger Activation

Sakura’s Breakdown:

V-Skill: Haru KazeSakura V-skillSakura leaps into the air towards the opponent, which can then be followed up by three different options. Hitting punch will result in one of her signature moves, Sakura Otoshi, which can be pressed up to three times to continue the combo. Following up with a kick will trigger Oukakyaku, a forward flip that can act as a divekick. Finally, pressing throw (LP+LK) after Haru Kaze will result in Kashinfu, a command grab that that sees Sakura using her opponent as a spring board to jump back.

V-Trigger I: Haru ArashiSakura V-Trigger 1Upon activation, Sakura’s fists are enveloped by blue energy that powers up Hadoken and Tengyo Hadoken, giving them both an additional hit. Landing a hit will also cause your opponent to be put into a juggle state giving you an opportunity to land additional attacks. She can also press HP+HK again to use Hogasho, a powerful palm thrust.

V-Trigger II: Sakura SenpuSakura V-Trigger 2This time, Sakura’s fists and feet become enveloped by blue energy that powers up Shouoken and Shunpukyaku. Landing a hit will send your opponent flying into the air where you can cancel into V-Skill to follow up with either Sakura Otoshi or Oukakyaku. Both moves are improvements to their EX version and can be performed up to four times before Sakura Senpu ends.

Critical Art: Sakura RainSakura CASakura’s Critical Art draws inspiration from her past Super Combos. If used away from the opponent, it will only be a high-damaging Hadoken. However, if Sakura can land this Critical Art right next to the opponent, it’ll go into a special animation that deals significantly more damage.

Sakura Costumes

Story Costume:Story

Battle Costume:battle

Nostalgia Costume:Nostalgia

Alongside with Sakura a new but familiar stage will also make an appearance on January 16th, Kasugano Residence. The Kasugano Residence has been around as long as Sakura first appearance in the Street Fighter Alpha 2.Kasugano Residence

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Source: Capcom-Unity

The Online Arcade General Rules and Updates

Words can’t express enough how grateful The Online Arcade is for all the support we’ve received in 2017. As promised we plan to deliver as much content as possible in the upcoming year. We want to be as open as possible when it comes to sharing out our announcements or updates to everyone that participates within these tournaments.

One thing we would like to do is lessen the wait time for a lot of these upcoming tournaments. In order to do that, we created a general rules guide for all current and new participants for The Online Arcade.

The Online Arcade General Rules:

  1. Check ins are mandatory for participation in every TOA tournament. No Check in means no participation! (If you have issues checking in, lets us know!!!)
  2. Depending on the tournament all participants (new or old) must write their PSN ID, CFN ID, or Gamertag in the Discussion Tab.
  3. Read the description for each tournament before signing up/checking in.
  4. Key Factors are crucial for every tournament. If broken by a player, the penalty will be a game lost within a match towards that player.
  5. All participants must be ready for their matches when called upon(Invites). There will only be a 5 minute grace period. If the player is not there in the respected time, that is considered a loss.
  6. It is a requirement to have a active E-mail address, so you can get the proper notifications from the Challonge website.
  7. No Wi-Fi!! Must have a stable wired connection. (These are online tournaments)
  8. All TOA tournaments will be Double Elimination.

We created multiple social media pages to make things as easy as possible for all our participants and viewers. Being transparent as possible with our community is a goal we plan on executing here at The Online Arcade. These pages are solely dedicated to updating you on tournaments, news, and any questions you may have for us.

twitter-Follow us on Twitter @TheOnlineArcadefacebook-Join The Online Arcade on Facebookdiscord-Connect with us on discordpatreon-Support The Online Arcade on Patreonyoutube-Subscribe to The Online Arcade on YouTubetwitch-Follow The Online Arcade on Twitch

One of our biggest moves is the transition over to Twitch. The channel is still a working progress but we plan on staying committed by having all of The Online Arcade tournaments will be streamed on twitch in 2018. Our goal is to achieve 75 to 100 followers by the end of the year, so we can try and claim a Twitch partnership. As the Twitch channel grows, we can provide more tournaments within the year and also have more giveaways for our supporters.

Here is a brief video on our progress:

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Capcom reveals Capcom Cup details for PlayStation Experience 2017

What’s Up PlayStation Nation,

Today via the PS Blog and Capcom Unity details have been revealed for PSX and Capcom Cup Attendee’s. First and foremost it should be mentioned that the this year’s capcom cup awards the winners have  over $370,000 to look forward to in this years Capcom Cup prize pool. And this will be the first time in years that the Capcom Cup will span over 3 days. Friday through Sunday. The first two days of the event take place at the Hilton Anaheim Hotel which is right next door to PlayStation Experience which is at the Anaheim Convention Center. As reported via the PS Blog:

Day one features the first ever Capcom Cup 2017 Last Chance Qualifier, where one player will qualify for the final spot in Capcom Cup. The 32 players will then compete on day two to make the Top 8.
The eight finalists will compete in the Capcom Cup Finals on day three at PlayStation Experience at the Anaheim Convention Center.

Capcom Cup 2017

Thanks to the fans’ support of the Capcom Pro Tour DLC initiative, the contribution to Capcom Cup’s prize pool exceeded over $120,000. With a base prize pool of $250,000, the total prize pool for Capcom Cup 2017 is over $370,000.

Not only will the players be competing for the massive cash prize, the winner will get their name engraved on the base of the Capcom Cup trophy, which is on display at Capcom USA HQ and only brought out each year for Capcom Cup.

You’ll also want to make sure to tune in as we will have some special announcements during Capcom Cup Finals!

Capcom Cup 2017

Everything You Need to Know About Capcom Cup 2017

When

  • Friday, December 8, 2017, 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Saturday, December 9, 2017, 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Sunday, December 10, 2017, 2:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Where

  • Friday and Saturday are at the Anaheim Hilton Hotel (open to everyone)
  • Sunday Finals are at PlayStation Experience at the Anaheim Convention Center (PSX badge required)

Prices

  • Friday and Saturday spectator admission is free.
  • Last Chance Qualifier online entry is $20 through December 6.
  • On-site registration is available on December 7 for $40.00.
  • Visit the Capcom Cup Last Chance Qualifier Smash.gg page for more information.

How to watch

Catch all the action live all three days at twitch.tv/capcomfighters.

What do you think of this year’s Capcom scheduling and presentation? Will you be attending the event? Are you attending the entire 3 days of the event. Comment below and let us know. For news like this and more make sure to keep us bookmarked and check back with us here at What’s Up PlayStation.

PlayStation & Sun-Soft Announce Dark Eclipse A Virtual Reality MOBA

What’s Up PlayStation Nation,

PlayStation is looking to innovate with a new Sun-Soft Developed VR MOBA title that goes by the name Dark Eclipse. The title is set to launch in “Spring 2018” but if you’re in attendance at PlayStation Experience, you’ll be able to play the first demo for the game at the Anaheim event.

Multiplayer Online Battle Arena — or MOBA are looking to evolve. PlayStation has it’s fair share of great titles such as paragon and many others but the devs at Sun-Soft have stated that they want to bring the MOBA genre to VR. As they’ve played many  MOBA titles. As reported via the PS Blog Check out the details on this title and what they have to say  below:

Sunsoft wants to bring MOBA into the era of virtual reality. We play lots of MOBA games. The thrill of getting a triple-kill, diving under the tower to chase a kill, ganking an unsuspecting opponent, getting that power buff, pushing towers towards the enemy base, receiving cheers from spectators… we want to bring all of this to VR.

This is a game where you need to react to other players — there is no surefire winning strategy, so you need to adapt to each situation. The pace of the game allows you to think strategically in terms of when to attack or defense. Know your enemy, and know yourself. Play wisely.

When we were thinking of player interaction in VR, the first thing we tried was point-and-click and point-and-teleport interactions. While that did work, we were left thinking “What if the interaction was more like real life, where you can just grab things with your hands?”

Unlike VR shooting games, in Dark Eclipse you don’t extend your arms to aim. The game is paced so that you can move more casually. We also designed the game with a rest period between matches, so you can rest your body if needed.

Dark Eclipse is designed to be a competitive game. Like all great MOBAs before it, we are looking forward to seeing skilled players battle opponents who match their skill level, eventually filtering out the top players so we can all watch their godlike gameplay. For that, we will have rank mode in Season 1.

If you are just looking to have some fun, you should know that at first nobody will know the game enough to compete in rank mode, so the launch period will be like “season zero.” So relax, have fun, and enjoy the casual mode at launch.

There are tutorials and a practice mode in Dark Eclipse. We will have a mode for player vs A.I. bots, so you can practice until you are comfortable to play with other live users. There will be rewards as you gain more experience. Rewards you earn will carry forward regardless of solo, casual mode or rank mode.

While traditional MOBA usually requires rapid control of the keyboard and mouse (or touchscreen), in VR, players have motion controllers which allow analog movement input. In Dark Eclipse, you can play with one or two PlayStation Move controllers, or with a DualShock 4, or a combination of both.

Dark Eclipse for PS VR

We have a range of over twenty characters planned for the game at launch, split between human-like characters called Heroes and monster-like characters called Dominators.

When we started playtesting Dark Eclipse in VR, we experimented with having one player controlling up to five characters. We eventually settled down to three controllable characters (leaders) per player because it felt good. The three controllable characters made leader composition an essential consideration, even you’re playing solo.

Because of the large combination of characters to choose from, we are aiming for Dark Eclipse to provide around a thousand hours of gameplay, with matches lasting anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes each. Looking at the hours we’ve put into playtesting this game, this won’t be a difficult task. And it’s going to be fun.

What Lies Ahead

At launch we will focus on 1v1 gameplay, so winning or losing is entirely up to you. This will be the main focus until the competitive season starts. Later, we will move on to 2v2, and the dynamic of the game will start to require teamwork. Eventually, we want to reach 3v3 matches. We don’t want to jump into a situation where there are not enough players in-game at any given time, and we don’t want to have people waiting for a long time for a match.

In short, first claim victory with your own wit, then look forward to team gameplay in a major release after launch. We understand the excitement of a team-based dynamic — looking at MOBAs on mobile phones, it’s easy to get games with five players on each team. But is that the answer for VR MOBA? We are taking steps to find out. The multiplayer online battle experience we want doesn’t necessarily mean 5v5, especially when one player controls three characters. We will keep iterating and evolve the game.

Finally, it wouldn’t be eSports if there are no spectators. For that, we have been prototyping a spectator mode, which will be released in an update after launch.

(Editors Opinion: I’m not much of a fan of MOBA’s however I do like spectating them, Just not playing them unfortunately. However I truly appreciate the innovation that this title brings with combining the MOBA genre with VR elements and the art style for this title is amazing. Fans of VR and MOBA games should find this game to be very interesting and hopefully fun as well. And Though I am not into MOBA games, I will give this a try at PSX [if the line isn’t too long]. Either way this title looks great and ambitious as ever!)

What do you think? Are you interested in this upcoming VR MOBA? Do you think this is a good mix? We’d love to hear you guys and gals thoughts. For news like this and more make sure to keep us bookmarked and check back with us here at What’s Up PlayStation

The Online Arcade Presents: The Plus On Block Podcast Episode 20

What’s Up Gamers and Fighting Game Enthusiast,

Welcome to this week’s Plus on Block Podcast as  we once again join fellow T.O.A. (The Online Arcade) member and long time supporter of the WUPS team. UpChuckGaming (Chuck) and Dreology619 (Dre) as present Episode 20 of the Plus On Block Podcast. Below we’ve included a few of the topics they focus on please leave your feedback either in our comment section or the video link that will be provided below, Check it out and give us your thoughts Enjoy!

Topics:

  • Grand Finals for the Power Stone Cloud vs Sonic Fox
  • Napa and Ginyu join the rosters for DBF
  • Dragon Ball Fighters 24 characters at launch.
  • Different versions of Dragon ball fighters controversy
  • Injustice 2 Fighter Pack 3 predictions
  • Should SFV have a guest character and if so who

What do you think comment below or via the video link provided? Also make sure to sub to UpChuckGaming’s YouTube Channel as well Dreology619’s YouTube Channel. Also you can follow them on their respective social media outlets UpChuck’s Twitter, and Dreology619’s Twitter. For fresh content like this & more. Make sure to keep us bookmarked and check back with us here at What’s Up PlayStation!

Check out Dragon Ball FighterZ Nappa Character Trailer

What’s Up PlayStation Nation,

Dragon Ball FighterZ fans rejoice as today Bandai Namco have official revealed gameplay for the saiyan veteran known as Nappa. Last week they previously introduced Nappa as well as Captain Ginyu of which we should expect gameplay of this week as well. With that being said here’s a quick introduction into the Saiyan Fighter known as Nappa.

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What do you think of this trailer? What do you think of his abilities and fighting style?Last but not least will you be picking up Nappa as part of your arsenal for the official release of Dragon Ball FighterZ? Comment below and let us know. For news like this & more make sure to keep us bookmarked and check back with us here at What’s Up PlayStation.

The Online Arcade Presents Marvel Vs Capcom Infinity Gauntlet Day 2

Welcome to The Online Arcade first Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite tournament. This tournament will be called “Infinity Gauntlet” for the PS4. This will be the last official TOA tournament for the year. Today is the final of two days of which we will be hosting the Marvel Vs Capcom Infinity Gauntlet Tournament Viewers and supporters of our Patreon will be eligible for various prizes as this is our last “Premiere Event of the Year”

You can check out the live stream link of Day 2 below:

(We experienced a few technical difficulties: Here’s Part 2 of the Tournament)

Host of Day 2 activities will be as followed: Jay Bari, Gaming With Persona, Up Chuck Gaming and MistaOfficialVG be sure to stay tuned until the end for a special announcement of our 2018 TOA plans.

Make sure to Follow Our 1st  Marvel Vs Capcom Infinite – Tournament Winner:

Liger https://twitter.com/myterryfold

Please Note: THIS TOURNAMENT IS A 2 DAY EVENT

You can view Day 1 here:

Participants can join the MvCI Infinity Gauntlet discord below:

https://discord.gg/mBtzFtT

Also make sure to Join our Facebook group:

https://m.facebook.com/groups/110679729607168

Let us know your feedback as we move forward to conclude Day 2 of the Tournament. Make sure to check out and possibly consider supporting our Patreon. For News, Events and great content like this make sure check back with us here at What’s Up PlayStation.

 

Support The Online Arcade by becoming a Patron here:

https://www.patreon.com/THEONLINEARCADE

OR http://paypal.me/OfficialOnlineArcade

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact us. Here on the Website or our Twitter @TheOnline Arcade @Jay_BariYT @Persona_YT, @Upchuckgaming, @MistaOfficialVG

Lastly rules are detailed below:

Rules:

  • The Match is over when either player wins the required number of games (3 out of 5 games  this also applies to the losers groups). In Top 8 matches will be 3 out of 5 (In Tournament look for rules pertaining to required Games to win) 
  • Once a player has won the required number of games, the winner of the Match should report the result to this Website by Following Admin(OFF STREAM ONLY!).
  • If there are still Games to be played, the player who lost the Game has the option of switching his/her Character for the next Game.
  • The player who won the game does not have the option of switching Characters. He/she must stay with the same Character.
  • At some point during the League or Tournament, IF a player may violate either the rules or the rules for a particular game in a tournament. – It is the responsibly of the players in the Match to detect all Match Rule violations and report them to a Admin immediately.
  • Players are not allowed to stop a Game in progress- Stopping a Game in progress will result in the forfeit of the round on the part of the person stopping the game.
  • The “only time” a player is allowed to stop a Game to report a rule violation is when that violation occurs during the middle of the match is due to ONLINE ISSUES(eg horrible Latency) where players have to choice to reset thier PS4.
  • In the event of an “equipment failure”, they player has the option to stop the Game in progress to obtain an replacement.
  • If a Game is stopped in progress, the reporting player must “forfeit the current round“.
  • New equipment must be immediately available.  If replacement equipment cannot be obtained in a timely manner, the player must continue to play on their current equipment or forfeit the Match.
  • A player may opt to switch out equipment between Games at no penalty.  When this occurs, the player will be given ample time to configure his buttons before the next Game begins.
  • When a player advances in the bracket. He is not required to play a replacement.
  • Recommended Circumstances for Issuing a Match Forfeiture– Inability to locate the participant at the time of his/her Match(Please don’t miss a match the Admins are willing to working with all Schedules)
  • Warnings- The first WARNING violation in and of itself has no effect. However, another Warning violation will almost always also be accompanied by Match Forfeit.( Excessive stalling/misconduct during a Match (e.g. repeatedly “accidentally” picking the wrong character, taking a bathroom break between games in a Match)).

The Online Arcade Presents Marvel Vs Capcom Infinity Gauntlet Day 1

Welcome to The Online Arcade first Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite tournament. This tournament will be called “Infinity Gauntlet” for the PS4. This will be the last official TOA tournament for the year. Today is the first of two days of which we will be hosting the Marvel Vs Capcom Infinity Gauntlet Tournament Viewers and supporters of our Patreon will be eligible for various prizes as this is our last “Premiere Event of the Year”

You can check out the live stream link of Day 1 below:

Host of Day 1 activities will be as followed: MistaOfficial VG, Gaming With Persona, Up Chuck Gaming

Please Note: THIS TOURNAMENT IS A 2 DAY EVENT

You can view Day 2 here:

Participants can join the MvCI Infinity Gauntlet discord below:

https://discord.gg/mBtzFtT

Also make sure to Join our Facebook group:

https://m.facebook.com/groups/110679729607168

Let us know your feedback as we move forward to Day 2 of the Tournament. Make sure to check out and possibly consider supporting our Patreon. For News, Events and great content like this make sure check back with us here at What’s Up PlayStation.

Support The Online Arcade by becoming a Patron here:

https://www.patreon.com/THEONLINEARCADE

OR http://paypal.me/OfficialOnlineArcade

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact us. Here on the Website or our Twitter @TheOnline Arcade @Jay_BariYT @Persona_YT, @Upchuckgaming, @MistaOfficialVG

Lastly rules are detailed below:

Rules:

  • The Match is over when either player wins the required number of games (3 out of 5 games  this also applies to the losers groups). In Top 8 matches will be 3 out of 5 (In Tournament look for rules pertaining to required Games to win) 
  • Once a player has won the required number of games, the winner of the Match should report the result to this Website by Following Admin(OFF STREAM ONLY!).
  • If there are still Games to be played, the player who lost the Game has the option of switching his/her Character for the next Game.
  • The player who won the game does not have the option of switching Characters. He/she must stay with the same Character.
  • At some point during the League or Tournament, IF a player may violate either the rules or the rules for a particular game in a tournament. – It is the responsibly of the players in the Match to detect all Match Rule violations and report them to a Admin immediately.
  • Players are not allowed to stop a Game in progress- Stopping a Game in progress will result in the forfeit of the round on the part of the person stopping the game.
  • The “only time” a player is allowed to stop a Game to report a rule violation is when that violation occurs during the middle of the match is due to ONLINE ISSUES(eg horrible Latency) where players have to choice to reset thier PS4.
  • In the event of an “equipment failure”, they player has the option to stop the Game in progress to obtain an replacement.
  • If a Game is stopped in progress, the reporting player must “forfeit the current round“.
  • New equipment must be immediately available.  If replacement equipment cannot be obtained in a timely manner, the player must continue to play on their current equipment or forfeit the Match.
  • A player may opt to switch out equipment between Games at no penalty.  When this occurs, the player will be given ample time to configure his buttons before the next Game begins.
  • When a player advances in the bracket. He is not required to play a replacement.
  • Recommended Circumstances for Issuing a Match Forfeiture– Inability to locate the participant at the time of his/her Match(Please don’t miss a match the Admins are willing to working with all Schedules)
  • Warnings- The first WARNING violation in and of itself has no effect. However, another Warning violation will almost always also be accompanied by Match Forfeit.( Excessive stalling/misconduct during a Match (e.g. repeatedly “accidentally” picking the wrong character, taking a bathroom break between games in a Match)).

The Online Arcade Presents: The Plus On Block Podcast Episode 19

What’s Up Gamers and Fighting Game Enthusiast,

Here at What’s Up PlayStation we want to bring you the perspective of not only the PlayStation Gamer but the perspective of gamers alike all over. With that being said. We wanted to present gamers with a bit of something different. We have a lot of things we’re working on to create the best experience of the gamers perspective from a grassroots community level coming in the future. So today we present you all with a bit of something different. Fellow T.O.A. (The Online Arcade) member and long time supporter of the WUPS team. UpChuckGaming (Chuck) and Dreology619 (Dre) Podcast which goes by the name of the Plus On Block Podcast: Below we’ve included a few of the topics they focus on please leave your feedback either in our comment section or the video link that will be provided below, Check it out and give us your thoughts Enjoy!

Topics:

  • Thoughts on the Time Stone
  • Dre thoughts on UpChuckGaming’s recent video
  • Are combos too much of a focus in fighting games?
  • Zeku impressions
  • Bad practices by Capcom?

 

What do you think comment below or via the video link provided? Also make sure to sub to UpChuckGaming’s Channel as well Dreology619’s YouTube Channel. Also you can follow them on their respective social media outlets UpChuck’s Twitter, and Dreology619’s Twitter. For fresh content like this and more make sure to keep us bookmarked and check back with us here at What’s Up PlayStation!