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

What’s Up Gamers,

Here’s 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!

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.

PlayStation Experience Returns to Anaheim, CA on December 9th

What’s up PlayStation nation!

As many of you may know December is usually a time of holiday cheer, festivities and a great time of gathering with many of our loved ones. Well it comes to no surprise that this also includes gamers alike as we once again are invited to visit our PlayStation family for 2017’s PlayStation Experience. As Sony has once again announced that PlayStation Experience will once again be held in Anaheim, CA of December 9th through 10th.  If you’re anything like myself and the What’s Up PlayStation Team you know it’s best to get on this event as soon as you can. As reported via the PlayStation blog here are the latest details below:

PlayStation Experience 2017 returns to Anaheim, California this December 9 and 10! Early bird tickets are available right now, and supplies are limited.

PlayStation Experience is a truly magical time of year, and this year thousands of fans will descend on the lovely Anaheim Convention Center to experience the latest and greatest in PlayStation gaming. That includes hands-on time with PS4 Pro on huge, gorgeous Sony 4K HDR TVs, dozens of PlayStation VR demos, game developer panels, rare merchandise and collectibles, and a whole lot more.

This is a great opportunity to get your hands on the latest and upcoming games that haven’t been release to the public. As well as a great opportunity to meet many of your favorite devs and gaming personalities. Not to mention us here at the What’s Up PlayStation camp! Once again you can prepare registration now as stated via the PS blog’s above quote. Also as a bonus it should be noted that the capcom pro tour finals will be that weekend as well. It’s totally a great event to behold if you’re able to make it down for PSX. Which is also via the PS Blog:

Capcom Cup 2017

In other news: Capcom Cup 2017 is joining forces with PlayStation Experience again this year! At PS Experience, a special tournament stage will be dedicated to the highest-level Street Fighter V competition in the world, with matches taking place all day on Sunday, culminating in the Grand Finals event on Sunday evening. Watch the top qualifying players from the 2017 Capcom Pro Tour battle their way for more than $250,000 in prizing and the chance to be crowned the 2017 Street Fighter V World Champion. More details on Capcom Cup 2017 will be shared later.

Quick details for PSX are listed below:

PlayStation Experience 2017 At A Glance

Where
Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, CA

When
Friday, December 8, 2017, Time TBA
Limited Availability. Access available with Early Bird Ticket

Saturday, December 9, 2017, 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Sunday, December 10, 2017, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Prices
Two-Day Early Bird Ticket + Special Event: $65
Early bird tickets are limited and available while supplies last.

Regular Two-Day Ticket: $75

Get tickets here: http://playstation.com/experience-tickets
Note: We highly recommend you register with your PSN ID when purchasing tickets.

Must be 18 or older to attend. No babies. No Children. No Exceptions.

Over the coming weeks, we’ll have lots more to share about the publishers, developers, games, and activities you can expect at this year’s show.

What do you think? Will you be attending this years PSX in Anaheim,CA ? What games are you looking forward to seeing. Any devs or announcements are you looking to hear?  Comment below and let us know. Always make sure to check back with us and add us to your bookmarks here at What’s Up PlayStation.

 

The Online Arcade Celebrates Street Fighter 30th Anniversary

The Online Arcade will be celebrating Street Fighter’s 30th anniversary by having both Ultra Street Fighter IV and Street Fighter V tournaments during the month of September. Street Fighter has played a huge role with the initial start of The Online Arcade, so we will like to make this month special for our supports and the fans of such a illustrious franchise. We will have tons of information in the future pertaining to both tournaments. Stay up to date by following us on Twitter @TheOnlineArcade.

Ultra Street Fighter IV: FOCUS ATTACK (Lite)USF4Ultra Street Fighter IV: FOCUS ATTACK will be the first tournament that takes place in September and will be a lite version tournament. The tournament will begin on September 9th starting at 6 pm EST. You can sign up today by clicking here. It is important that all participants write their PSN ID in the Discussion Tab on Challonge and the check in process begins on September 7th, two days prior to the tournament start date. All participants of FOCUS ATTACK will have access to the discord, for match up updates or any questions pertaining to the tournament.

Street Fighter V: Final Bout II (Premier)sfv final boutNext up is our premier tournament for Street Fighter VStreet Fighter V: Final Bout II is an 3 day event beginning at 7:45 pm EDT on September 22nd and ends of September 24th. Sign up today by clicking here. Just like SFV Ultimate Battle we had in June, Final Bout II will share the same method we used 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 hopefully assure that participants will not be waiting a long time to begin there next match.muscle powerParticipants 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 all participants must write their CFN ID in the Discussion Tab on Challonge! Also Check ins will be taken place on September 20th, which is two days prior to the tournament start date and time.

What about the PRIZE POT?karinThe PRIZE POT will have a total of $200 dollars. ( Money earned from being in the Top Three will be distributed through PayPal)

1st Place-$125 Dollars

2nd Place– $50 Dollars

3rd Place– $25 Dollars

Here are some key 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)
  • Write your PSN/CFN ID in the Discussion Tab after signing up to the tournament.
  • All DLC characters can be used during this tournament.
  • All participates will have access to discord: https://discord.gg/2uJ3j2p

For all The Online Arcade scheduled premier and Lite tournaments visit our Challonge page to check them out and sign up if interested.Street FighterOnce again, we would like to thank you for your continuous support with The Online Arcade. With your support we are looking to make The Online Arcade bigger and better that it ever was. We appreciate everyone and want you all to follow us on this journey.

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

 

 

 

 

 

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.

Karin Laugh

For all The Online Arcade scheduled premier and Lite tournaments click here to check them out and sign up if interested.

Street Fighter V- Here Comes A New Challenger

What’s Up PlayStation Nation,

Capcom just unveiled Ed, the third DLC character for Season 2 six upcoming new characters to Street Fighter V. Ed was an experiment in S.I.N, a division of Shadaloo, looking to replace the body of M. Bison. After certain events, Balrog found him and raised him. But due to the experiments, Ed ages faster than normal humans, giving him the more adult look than what we seen in the SFV story mode. Heavily influenced by Balrog, his fighting style is surrounded on boxing with the Psycho Powers inherited from M. Bison genes. 9847E1DB-B48A-40C0-8CD0-BF7ED9B2DB0B-10223-00000DE48545764EEd will be available for free in the upcoming Street Fighter V new CFN beta, beginning on May 11th and ending on the 14th. Season 2 Character Pass can be purchased for the cost of $29.99, which will give you access to Akuma, Kolin, and Ed with the three remaining character that’s yet to be announced. The pass also comes with Premium Battle Costumes with colors 3-10 unlocked and default costume colors 3-10 for each character. That’s not all, Season Pass holders will also receive an exclusive PS4 theme.2B0C1F4B-B484-4539-A069-7B74BBBA68E4-10223-00000DE518BF76D8

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Here is the breakdown for Ed’s V-Skill, V-Trigger, and Critical Art by Capcom:Ed VskillV-Skill: Psycho Snatcher- Ed releases Psycho Power from his palm, pulling himself or opponents depending on how long he charges it up.

68031B74-5936-4168-910C-CFC38E6A7E43-10480-00000E70B50FBAD2V-Trigger: Psycho Cannon- With a full V-meter, Ed releases an enormous amount of Psycho Power. He can follow alongside it, allowing him to pepper in shots when it connects with the opponent.

CCFCFA8E-D76A-4A65-A715-C7EAEE730E07-10480-00000E70B3D46679Critical Art: Psycho Barrage- Ed lunges forward with a series of punches. If at any point he connects, he’ll continue weaving around the opponent, slipping in quick combinations of Psycho-punches ending with a powerful uppercut.

Ed inputsEd won’t play like a traditional Street Fighter character, due to how different his button inputs are. His special moves doesn’t rely on motion or charge inputs, but simple button presses. Special moves could be executed by simultaneous button presses or repeatedly pushing on a button. Ed’s only traditional motion input is his Critical Art.

In my opinion: I can definitely appreciate what Capcom is doing with these new characters. Ed looks super fun to play as a character and I’m interested to see how this new input layout for a Street Fighter will pan out. Ed will without a doubt will shake things up for Street Fighter V in a favorable way, bringing some diversity and possibly new players towards the game. E72EF4F4-0028-4507-961A-7DBEF2F45C26-10223-00000DE48F0191B8

Are you interested in playing Ed? Let us know in the comments below. For more gaming news make sure to check back with us here at: “What’s Up PlayStation”.

Source: Capcom-Unity

All The Online Arcade Upcoming Scheduled Tournaments Part 2

Want to compete in a set of upcoming online based tournaments? The Online Arcade has you covered, with multiple online tournaments catering to all fan base of different fighting games. All scheduled tournaments are available for sign up today! Just make sure your read the description for any of the tournaments you sign up for, because there are important information pertaining to each tournament. If you like what we do and feel like supporting The Online Arcade head over to our Patreon, where your contributions will be greatly appreciated. Rock Howard JacketEach online tournament below will have an indication between being a Lite tournament and a Premier tournament. Lite tournament will have no giveaways during the live stream and limited prize for winners. Premier tournaments will have giveaways during the live stream and a larger prize pot for the top three participates. Similar to what you have seen in the prior online tournaments.

GGREV2BBCFGuilty Gear Xrd Rev 2: SLASH (Lite) PS4- July 1st- Closed

BlazBlue: Central Fiction- OVERDRIVE (Lite) PS4- July 2nd-Closed

kof14The King Of Fighters XIV- LEGENDS (Lite) PS4- July 22nd- Sign up Today!

chaos code ps4Chaos Code: EXCEED (Lite) PS4- July 23rd- Sign up Today!

Injustice 2Injustice 2: No Justice No Peace (Premier) PS4- August 12th-Discord Available Sign up Today!

tekken 7 Raging FistTekken 7: RAGING FIST (Premier) PS4- August 18th-Discord Available Sign up Today!

ultra SF4Ultra Street Fighter IV: FOCUS ATTACK (Lite) PS4- September 9th- Sign up Today!

SFVStreet Fighter V FINAL BOUT II (Premier) PS4, PC- September 22nd-Discord Available Sign up Today!

MvCIMarvel Vs Capcom Infinite: INFINITY STORM (Premier) PS4- October 13th- Sign up Today!

Are you interested in participating in any of these upcoming tournaments? If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact us on Twitter @Jay_BariYT @Persona_YT, @Upchuckgaming, @MistaOfficialVG

 

 

New Stage and Costumes Coming Soon To Street Fighter V (UPDATE!!!)

What’s Up PlayStation Nation,

A new stage is on the way for Street Fighter V. The iconic Thailand stage is making it’s return the Street Fighter with a remastered version in SFV. This stage brings back memories as we progressed our way in Street Fighter II to finally meet M. Bison also waiting for us in Thailand. The Thailand Stage will be release on April 25th for $3.99 / €3.99. It is also available for 70,000 with your Fight Money.

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Beautiful remaster…

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That’s not all coming to SFV on April 25th, there will also be premium school costumes for Ryu, Chun-Li, and Juri. For those looking to stylize these characters in a schoolyard look, can pay $3.99 / €3.99 for each costume. (Update: Seems like Capcom have a few more things to present to SFV fans on April 25th with Alex, R.Mika, and yet another Chun-Li costume. Check out screenshots below!)

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Chun-Li

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Chun-Li Business Attire

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Juri

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Alex

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R. Mika

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Capcom has really done a great job with these costumes. It would be nice to see something similar being implented to the rest of the roster as well. Personally it is hard to pick a favorite costume out of the three, but Juri’s costumes definitely stands out the most, Juri mains should be proud.

Source: Capcom-Unity

The Online Arcade- Ultimate Battle Tournament Sign Up Today

What’s Up PlayStation Nation,

The next Street Fighter V online tournament will be called “Ultimate Battle” and is available for sign ups(click the link here) today. Ultimate Battle will be an Double Elimination tournament, meaning there will be a Winners and Losers Bracket. By making it out of the Losers bracket, the winner of that bracket will have the chance to play the Winner of the Winners Bracket in Finals for which every group they are apart of, having the opportunity to reset the bracket. Match times will be given out on a closer to the tournament start date.

The Ultimate Battle tournament begins on June 16th at 6:30 EDT!!(subject to change) Are you ready for the challenge?

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Everyone is required to write their PSN ID and Capcom Fighter ID within the Discussion Area. If you are on PC all you need is your Capcom Fighter ID. Check Ins start two days prior to tournament time. It is crucial EVERYONE checks in before it’s Tournament time. No check in means you will be removed the day of tournament. It is also crucial everyone pays attention to Challonge for messages and updates on the tournament.

THE ONLINE ARCADE

I would also like to take the time to introduce to you all The Online Arcade. The Online Arcade will host a series of fighting game online tournaments, trying to build a community for those fighting game enthusiast, that will compete in a set of online fighting game tournaments throughout the year. To make this cause feasible, we launched a Patreon page, which gives anyone the opportunity to contribute towards these online tournaments and receive rewards while doing so. None of this is mandatory for any participation in joining or viewing these online tournaments.

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All your feedback will be greatly appreciated as we try to improve The Online Arcade.