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.

The Online Arcade Presents: The Plus On Block Podcast Episode 25

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 we present 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!

  • Red Bull Battleground Review
  • Dragon vs Sonic. Who’s the real champ?
  • Does EVO even matter with games having their own championship series.
  • The struggle of playing multiple games
  • Your saltiest moment
  • The Online Arcade plug

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!

The Online Arcade Presents: The Plus On Block Podcast Episode 24

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!

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!

Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite Introduces Black Widow, Venom and Winter Soldier to the battle

What’s Up PlayStation Nation,

Happy holidays as we begin this week with some interesting news as released today via Capcom and the PS Blog here’s what they’ve laid out about the characters so far and you can check out the trailer with details below:

Young soldier Bucky Barnes fought alongside his best friend Captain America during World War II. Presumed dead after a dangerous mission ended in tragedy, he was captured by enemy forces and secretly brainwashed into becoming a deadly assassin known as the Winter Soldier. Bucky, now free from his captors, is once again ready to fight for the good of humanity.

Winter Soldier excels at ground combat using special moves that send the opponent flying across the screen and projectiles that bounce off the walls and floor. Bucky can activate metal shield, which utilizes his cybernetic arm to turn him into an anchor, allowing him to ignore attacks without taking any damage!

Trained extensively in the art of combat and espionage and outfitted with state-of-the-art tech, Natasha Romanova is the super spy known as Black Widow. Dutiful and fearless, she is a master assassin who found her true calling as an Avenger. She now fights to protect the world from Ultron Sigma’s influence.

As a deadly spy, Black Widow has tools for every situation. Her unique acrobatic jump can be performed in mid-air and followed up with one of her many tricky projectiles with the press of a button. Natasha also showcases her skills in hand-to-hand combat with her trusty electric batons.

Blaming Peter Parker for the failure of his journalism career, former Daily Bugle reporter Eddie Brock bonded with a malevolent, symbiotic alien creature who had previously attempted to bond with Peter. United by the goal to destroy Spider-Man, they are the fearsome force known only as Venom!

Prepare for the unexpected with Venom’s shapeshifting abilities. As a frightening force on the battlefield, Venom can launch himself across all angles of the screen and has no issue manipulating the opponent’s options to favor his own.

Everyone who has the 2017 Character Pass will unlock access to Winter Soldier, Black Widow, and Venom on December 5 — along with the previously released Black Panther, Sigma, and Monster Hunter. Each character is also available for purchase individually.

Free Demo Weekend: 11/24 to 11/27

Capcom will have a free demo available this weekend from November 24 at 8:00 AM Pacific to November 27 at 8:00 AM Pacific, exclusively on PS4! The Demo will include All 30 launch characters so make sure to check it out this upcoming weekend and see if marvel is right for you!

(Editors Opinion: honestly Venom looks better than expected. It really seems as if the DLC characters have had more effort into their fighting style and art design more so than the default rosters of characters in this edition of MVCI. However minus the not so appealing looks this game is tons of fun. I do really appreciate the work put into the Winter Soldier, Venom and Black Widow for this DLC and I hope they are fun and accessible as they currently look to be. Only time will tell once we get our hands on it. The next TOA tournament should be pretty interesting with the inclusion of these fighters!)

With that being said What do you think of the new trio of  characters heading to MVCI soon. What other characters would you like to see for the next set of characters comment below 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.

Mysterious Arika Fighter officially named “Fighting EX Layer” and coming to PS4 soon!

What’s Up PlayStation Nation

Oh yes it’s that time nothing better than new announcements. And those announcements are always good when they entail new game info. Well prepare to be hyped. As reported via the PlayStation Blog. Creator Akira Nishitani aka “NIN” of Arika announced a few tidbits of info including new UI designs of the upcoming fighter. It’s been a while for those of us who follow fighters passionately since we’ve heard much about this fighter. What was thought to be a April fools joke that many of us had hoped to be real. (Video below) Is now definitely real and is coming to PS4.

There is no set date for this current in-production title but that doesn’t stop us from getting hyped about today’s news which follows:

There were some troubles during the naming process that caused some delays, but it’s finally settled! (Although there were a lot of people already calling it this whenever we streamed…)

so today I’d like to share two new pieces of news with you all. Up until now, we’ve been referring to our project as “The Mysterious Fighting Game,” but we’re happy to announce that it finally has an official name: it’s Fighting EX Layer!

The next piece of news is that the dates for the beta test have been decided! Immediately following the conclusion of Playstation Experience on December 11, we will be holding the beta test for a two week period! There will be six characters playable in total: Kairi, Garuda, Skullomania, Darun Mister, Allen Snider, and Shirase.

This beta will be utilized for network purposes which will assist the team over at Arika with help on the stability of the online play.  Which will include 6 playable characters as mentioned in the quote above. This will also be playable at PlayStation Experience. So attendees should look forward to getting their hands on this demo soon as it will provide a bit of a head start prior to the beta release for players who attend the Anaheim event.

NIN also detailed new info about the games new “Gougi” System mechanics and share a few screens of the upcoming fighter.

About the Gougi system that everyone is curious about: it’s grown into a very deep and exciting addition to the game. When the idea first came about, I brainstormed various Gougi, which combinations would work well, and what the matches would be like. Trying to imagine all of the possibilities, I got a feeling that “This game is going to be interesting!”

But after experimenting with my Gougi ideas, I often ended up saying “This is not what I imagined.” But that’s where the fun lies! Coming up with new ideas and experimenting in game was awesome. I believe not many games allow you to so easily brainstorm ideas and then test them out in-game; please try it!

There a few things I wanted to accomplish with the Gougi system:

“I want to change the flow of matches.”

For example, in most other fighting games, aside from times where you think, “I can win in one more combo,” “I can win if I chip him out,” and “I’m in the corner,” your battle strategy doesn’t really change that much, right? I wanted to change this on a system level and make a game where matches get crazier and more exciting as they go on.

“I want players to have different ways to play depending on their Gougi.”

This goes without saying! I’m sure there will be some Gougi that work well with other Gougi, and some that suit certain characters better than others.

“I want to continue adding Gougi and change the game environment.”

This is still just an idea, but I’d like to add new Gougi at certain fixed intervals, which would in turn create the feeling of a new game. Even by adding just a single Gougi, I think you would be surprised by how much the characters can change. Although as a developer, I’m quite worried about whether or not something crazy will occur!

Frankly speaking, the Gougi system is extreme! Please enjoy it, and go into battle thinking “What kind of crazy thing can I do to my opponent this time?”

(Editors Opinion: I simply cannot wait for this game as Street Fighter EX+a were one of my first PS1 title along side games like star gladiator but that’s another conversation for another day and article. However. This was one of my first fully 3D street fighter titles. And the music and fighting mechanics were so darn fun. Just the mere fact that Arika is back in the Fighting Game Community makes me more than happy to see this title blossom into what it has now become. We’ve come a long way from box like 3D interpretations of fighters. This truly a game I cannot wait to get my hands on expect gameplay of this our our What’s Up PlayStation YouTube and My official YouTube channel as well, during PSX!!)

With that being said what do you think of the trailer? Are you interested in this game? What fighters would you like to see in this Fighter? Do you expect any special guest fighters? If so who would you like to see? Comment below 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.

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)).