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?

 

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Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition Announced to release January 16th

What’s Up PlayStation Nation,

In one of the worse kept secrets among the FGC Sony has finally revealed that Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition will be releasing January 16th 2018. As reported via the PlayStation blog and official Capcom site. It has been revealed that the much anticipated and requested feature Arcade mode will finally be included for all users of Street Fighter V. Included with this news is that all characters will be available for free once Street Fighter: AE is released. Capcom has stated “Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition will come with all 28 characters, which includes those from Season 1 and Season 2”  and they still have one more character that they will be announcing very soon.

  • All characters will receive a second V-Trigger you can choose prior to matches starting

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  • All Season 1 and 2 Characters will be released for free for all SFV users.

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  • Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition will sport a newly revamped UI for a fresh new Look and feel.

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  • All New Modes will be included as well such as Arcade ModeBonus Stages Galleries and Extra Battle Mode.

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More news will be released in the near future (PSX/Capcom Cup Finals, or PGW) here’s what capcom had to say in closing per the PS Blog.

As we promised in the past, the initial purchase of Street Fighter V is still the only one that you’ll need as the new gameplay-related content in Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition will be part of a free in-game update for current players once it releases! That means if you currently play Street Fighter V, you won’t need to purchase anything else to get Arcade Mode, Extra Battle Mode, etc. – you’ll just need to download the update! For those who don’t currently have Street Fighter V, you’ll be able to purchase Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition for $39.99, which will include everything we’ve mentioned above. We wanted to make sure there’s something to celebrate for both current and new players alike.

Editors Opinion: As a fan and lover of the Street Fighter Series this is good news and I hope that it can refresh and ignite a general interest in fans of the series and the FGC community. As many competitive Fighters are on the Rise (Dragon Ball Fighterz, Blazeblue Tag Battle etc.) Capcom has to remind the world the reason why street fighter has lasted for so many years (30 to be exact) and rekindle that competitive edge. Let’s see if this gives them that edge they so desperately need.

But enough of my thoughts what do you think of this news. Does this interest you to make time and the effort of purchasing the long respected fighter again or for the first time this gen? As you know with this news you can expect “The Online Arcade to have many more Tournament with this great news. With that being said comment below and let us know your thoughts. For more news make sure to keep it locked here at Whats Up PlayStation.

Street Fighter V- Ultimate Battle Online Tournament Update!

Thank you for your continuous support with The Online Arcade. We have one of our premier tournaments coming up very soon which is Street Fighter V Ultimate Battle. SFV Ultimate Battle is an 3 day event beginning at 7:45 pm EDT on June 16th and ends on June 18th. After many comments and your feedback we’ve decided on trying to mitigate some of the wait time, by not having some matches be displayed up on the live stream, particularly Losers Bracket Round 1 and some of Losers Bracket Round 2. This will assure us on the participants not waiting for a long time to begin there next match.RyuParticipants of this tournament will be notified ahead of time if sent to Losers Bracket letting them know if they’re fighting on stream or not. We ask that everyone be ready to fight during tournament time as we send out invites to the lobby throughout the night. It is also imperative that participants must write their CFN ID in the discussion tab on Challonge! Also Check ins will be taken place on June 14th, which is two days prior to the tournament start date and time. It is important all participants use Challonge as your tournament guide for match ups/check in, messages, rules and the tournament description.SFV Bison

Now lets talk about the prize pot:Balrog Fight MoneyPRIZE POT= $350 ( Money earned from being in the Top Three will be distributed through PayPal)

1st Place-$225 Dollars with a 50 dollar Pot Bonus(thanks to a generous donation by Chauncy Talon)= $275

2nd Place– $75 Dollars

3rd Place– $50 DollarsChun LiHere are some important factors about this tournament:

  • KANZUKI BEACH, SKIES OF HONOR, AND THE RING OF DESTINY STAGES ARE NOT PERMITTED DURING THIS TOURNAMENT. (If any of these stages are picked, you will have to stop the match and re-pick a usable stage)
  • All participates will have access to discord: https://discord.gg/2uJ3j2p

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact us on Twitter @Jay_BariYT, @Persona_YT, @MistaOfficialVG or @upchuckgaming.

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Getting to Know Akuma in Street Fighter V

What’s Up PlayStation Nation,

During PlayStation Experience 2016 fans erupted as Akuma has finally been officially announced. The trailer shows the vast arsenal of specials players will get do as they play as Akuma, from the jumping air fireball to the flashy ultimate “Raging Demon”. Capcom recently released an Akuma introduction video, as they get ready for his grand entrance to Street Fighter V later this month on December 20th. Akuma will be the first of the season 2 DLC characters.

Here is an breakdown on what Akuma brings to Street Fighter V:

V-Skill: Rakan sfv-akuma-rakan

Akuma strikes a defensive stance and similar to Ryu’s Mind’s Eye, can parry an incoming attack. He can follow-up the move with an upward kick or a long reaching palm strike.

V-Trigger: Dohatsu Shoten

sfv-akuma-v-skillAkuma powers up and envelops his body with ki to enter Dohatsu Shoten mode. In this mode, his Gohadokens are more powerful, now able to travel full-screen and he can unleash two in the air even while jumping backwards. Additionally, when he lands his Goshoryuken attack, he follows-up and violently drives his opponents into the ground.

Critical Art: Sekia Koretsuha

sfv-akuma-caAkuma channels an incredible amount of ki into his palm and drives it into the ground, striking the opponent with an exploding pillar of fierce energy.

Critical Art: Shun Goku Satsu(Raging Demon)

akuma-rdOnly accessible while in Dohatsu Shoten mode, Akuma’s most powerful attack returns. He glides towards the opponent and grabs them, resulting in a series of devastating strikes in the blink of an eye.

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Currently you can purchase the 2017 season pass for Street Fighter V on the PlayStation Store for $29.99. Are you excited to play as Akuma later this month? Let us know in the comments below.

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New Street Fighter V Stage Inbound Called Skies of Honor

What’s Up PlayStation Nation,

A new Street Fighter V stage called “Skies of Honor” will be available tomorrow. The new “Skies of Honor” stage takes place on the wing of an airplane clearly owned by Rashid, as you see his name embedded on one of the wings. Street Fighter V owners can purchase the stage with either “Fight Money” that will run you 70,000 or pay $3.99 in actual currency. I wonder what the theme music will be like? RASHIDOO!!

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Source: Eventhubs

Akuma is Coming to Street Fighter V

What’s Up PlayStation Nation,

Akuma is coming to Street Fighter V according to Capcom’s latest teaser trailer for SFV and will be playable at PlayStation Experience 2016 on December 3rd- 4th. It is most likely we will receive a full character trailer during Capcom Cup 2016, which is also being held at PSX 2016. Will Akuma kick of season two’s DLC characters in SFVPSX 2016 is less than a month away, so we will get that answer very soon.

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Street Fighter V Urien Trailer

What’s Up PlayStation Nation,

Bright and early this morning Capcom released their latest trailer for the last of the 6 DLC characters announce for Street Fighter V. Urien will be coming to us within the September SFV updateCapcom previously announced last month. Urien was first introduced in Street Fighter III: 2nd Impact and quickly became a favorite character for many Street Fighter fans. Urien’s goal is to destroy Shadaloo and to take over the Illuminati from his older brother Gill, who he ultimately dislikes. Be prepared for many Metallic Sphere’s, Chariot Tackles, and yes the Aegis Reflector!

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During the Tokyo Game Show, Capcom stated they will give the release date for Urien and also talk about the September’s SFV update.

So what does Urien have to offer in SFV:

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V-Skill: Metallic Aura

Urien laughs maniacally while enveloping his body with his Metallic Aura. Once charged, his skin tone darkens and the next forward-propelling special move can temporarily absorb one attack.

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V-Trigger: Aegis Reflector

Urien opens his arms and creates an energy barrier in front of him. The barrier will reflect projectiles back at the opponent and the direction held when activating the V-Trigger determines where it appears. Opponents who touch the barrier without blocking will take damage and be knocked back. With a full V-meter, Urien can project two barriers.

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Critical Art: Dominate Crush

Urien channels energy into his arm and slams it into the ground, striking his opponent with a pillar of destruction.

Urien concludes the 6 DLC characters Capcom promised before releasing Street Fighter V. Putting the total of SFV characters to 22, but who will be the next 6 DLC characters Capcom will announce? Are you excited to play as Urien? Let us know in the comments below.

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Source: Capcom-Unity

Street Fighter V August and September Updates

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It seems like Capcom, is really trying to make amends for the mistakes and limited features during the launch of Street Fighter V. Before it’s launch, Capcom promised they wouldn’t treat this Street Fighter game like past installments. With their goal to make Street Fighter V as a serviceable fighting game. With only needing one disc for future characters and free patch updates for SFV. And it looks like they’re are holding up there end of the bargain.

 

Early this morning, Capcom gave details on the latest update for August. Starting tomorrow 8/16, there will be a pretty lengthy server maintenance. This server maintenance will be taking place during 1 p.m. PT to 7 p.m. PT (3 p.m EDT to 10 p.m EDT). This update looks to solve the raging quitting issues on SFV.

Here are the details on August’s update:

AUGUST UPDATE

Rage Quitting Penalty

We are aware of the Rage Quitting issue, and this update will continue our efforts toward resolving it. We will make a second update to the existing Rage Quitting system with stricter guidelines for players who disconnect before the match is over. Players who are penalized will lose League Points and be locked out of online matching for a set time. The update will be implemented after the maintenance on 8/16.

Since the initial Rage Quitting system rollout, we have seen a rapid decrease in rage quitting players, and we believe that this new update will reduce that number even further. That being said, we’re still working on implementing a new, more robust system that will address the issue more completely by early next year.

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As for September, they’re promising a huge update that will contain tons of new features. Such as having special events like double fight money. Giving the player the opportunity to earn double the Fight Money within ranked matches. As for season pass holder, there is a little bonus for you.

Here is a sneak preview of September’s update:

Double FM Event

Double Fight Money is happening! We appreciate your support for Street Fighter V, so we’re giving you the chance to double your FM earnings in Ranked Match! We will hold our first Double FM Event on the weekend of September 2-4th. Please stay tuned for more details!

Additional Features

The next September update will include:

  • VS CPU Option
  • Daily Targets
  • Daily challenges with Fight Money rewards!
  • Fighter Profile Updates!
  • Free colors for Season Pass holders
  • Colors 3-10 for Default and Battle costumes of the 6 DLC characters
  • Premium costumes will now include colors!
  • Colors 3-10 of the purchased premium costume
  • Color bundles available for purchase via FM or Real Money
  • All 22 Characters’ Default & Story Costumes Color Pack 3-10

And more to be announced!

Both updates are looking to resolve a lot of issues many Street Fighter fans are having with SFV. Good job on Capcom for listening to the community wants and needs.

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Source: Capcom-unity

 

STREET FIGHTER V JURI TRAILER! Arrives July 26th

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The wait is finally over! Juri will hit Street Fighter V next week on July 26th. For those who are itching to get their hands on here, I hope this trailer will suffice till next week. The wait is almost over!

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Here are some details from Capcom-Unity on what Juri has to offer in Street Fighter V:

V-Skill: Kasatsushu

  • Juri builds charges up and rushes at the opponent, kicking them from behind. Juri can choose to charge Kasatsushu by holding down the V-Skill command. During this charge, she can cancel Kasatsushu at any time by inputting a forward or backward dash. Additionally, she maintains her charge level after the cancel.

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V-Trigger: Feng Shui Engine Type Alpha

  • Juri activates the Feng Shui Engine which allows her to cancel all of her standard attacks, both in the air and on the ground, into one another. In addition, each strength of her Fuharenkyaku attacks will remain in their charged state.

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Critical Art – Sakkai Fuhazan

  • Juri kicks out a large slicing blast towards the opponent that hits multiple times.

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Juri’s Story and Premium Battle Costumes will also be available on July 26th.

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New Juri SFV Trailer: 

Source: Capcom-Unity