Saturday, October 25, 2014

TPSNFL Update: 2014 Football Season Week 7

We review week 7 of the TPSNFL and talk about how Michigan is going to dominate Michigan State today. We also reviewed the TPSNBA Draft.

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

TPSNFL Update: 2014 Football Season Week 6

It's like Fantasy Football on your phone. Thanks for joining us for another week of the TPSNFL Update. This week we are back with a full crew. We discover some very interesting facts about Tomaterr's collegiate athletic career and the CalTech program he dominated a few weeks back. We also discovered that the Ruff Ryderz bench is scary good.

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Tuesday, October 7, 2014

TPSNFL Update: 2014 Football Season Week 5

This week we pay our respects to the Michigan Football season. We go from playing taps to a terrible season to celebrating a terrible season, which should lead to the firing of Brady Hoke. Fingers crossed. Later we talk about how the Lions lost to Kyle Orton, making crazy alien faces in NBA 2K15 and that Dan Bailey is the most clutch kicker in the NFL.

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Persona 4 Arena Ultimax Review: Sho Me Your Moves

By: Jon_Mclane

Persona 4 fighting game, 2 years ago that was a crazy concept, but now

veterans of the fighting game genre, Arc System Works, are taking a second shot

at popular Atlus franchise Persona with Persona 4 Arena Ultimax. A follow up to

the great Persona 4 Arena based on the even greater JRPG Persona 4, later ported

to the even greaterer version for Vita, Persona 4 Golden. Persona 4 came from

humble beginning as a small game that surprised so many at the end of the PS2 life

cycle. Has Atlus run the well dry?

New to this version of Persona 4 Arena is the golden arena mode. Golden

arena mode is similar to something you would find in a RPG, such as Persona 4, you

travel through a “dungeon” battling enemies in “random encounters.” You collect

experience points and occasionally face tougher boss characters who give you

bonus XP. Eventually you level up gaining stats and new ability’s that act as passive

modifiers that help you in battle. It’s similar in concept to Tekken Revolution

which had leveling and stat increasing for each individual character based on your

performance in matches. Unlike Tekken Revolution, Persona 4’s golden arena mode

is an offline only feature. You can’t take a character you invested all stats into

strength on and ruin everybody else’s online experience as was the case for Tekken

Revolution. Golden arena mode is a neat concept but I wouldn't call it fun. Fighting

CPU characters repeatedly with no break in the action or end goal to look forward

to is repetitive. The only way I found to break the repetition is through the use of

the auto mode feature.

Auto mode is a feature which makes the game play itself. It can be enabled

at any time from the pause screen of any single player mode. Traditionally

bathroom breaks are a break in the action. With auto mode you can set it and

forget it only to back to see you've leveled up. I left the game in auto mode in the

golden arena for about half an hour and the CPU made good progress. Watching

auto mode even helped me figure out how play the character I was using. It gave

me ideas on how to utilize moves I was neglecting or what combos into what. Auto

mode, while sounding terrible at first, is a great feature for new comers and casual

fans alike.

Now the part where you actually play the game is pretty good too. Persona

4 Arena Ultimax is a fighting game that tries to cater to casual, beginner, and

hardcore fighting game fans, as well as non-fighting game fans who just like

Persona. Surprisingly the game succeeds for the most part. Extensive tutorials

are included that explain the simple mechanics of the game as well as the more

complex systems. Several of these systems are exclusive to the Persona 4 fighting

series and the tutorials do a good job of introducing them all, if you’re a returning

Persona 4 Arena player you’ll recognize most of them. Persona 4 Arena Ultimax

includes all your traditional modes for you to apply what you've learned. Arcade,

online, practice, score attack, and challenge all make an appearance in addition to

golden arena mode. One additional mode I've failed to mention is story mode.

Story mode gives you the story of why all these characters from Persona 4

and 3 along with a few new comers are beating each other up. Stories in fighting

games are typically weak and sadly Persona 4 Arena Ultimax is no exception. Most

fighting games it’s due to a lack of story, here it’s the exact opposite. There’s too

much story delivered in a boring uninspired manner with writing that disappoints.

It’s delivered similarly to a visual novel with static screens covered in text, lots

and lots of text. This story however is not strong enough to carry such a weak

presentation and left me disappointed. The action is brief and characters often

talk in circles, not even auto mode could save this story mode.

Ultimately Persona 4 Arena Ultimax is an Arc System Works fighting game,

if you’re a fan of BlazBlue, Guilty Gear, or the original Persona 4 Arena, then it’s a

no brainer that you’ll love this game. For new comers to Persona or fighting games,

I think this is a good entry level fighting game. For Persona 4 fans only interested

in the story mode, I would say steer clear. Story mode makes it clear that there’s

no good tales left to be told in the Persona 4 universe. The characters are starting

to grow stale and showing why you don’t typically see direct sequels to RPGS.

Hopefully Persona 4 Dancing All Night for the vita will be the end of Persona 4 and

we can all look forward to Persona 5 from there.

Graphics: 10/10

Sound: 9/10

Fun: 8/10

Value: 8/10

Bsmith approval: 0/10

Overall: 8.125/10

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

TPSNFL Update: 2014 Football Season Week 4

This week we talk about Tomaterr's collegiate water polo career, firing of Brady Hoke and how good the Ruff Ryderz are. Also, Michigan is amazing.

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

TPSNFL Update: 2014 Football Season Week 2

The TPSNFL Update is back. This week Franchise and CANADA fight and Bourne tries to downplay ediddy's dongle.

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

TPSNFL Update: 2014 Football Season Week 1

Like an Antonio Brown kick to the face, the TPSNFL Update is back for our week 1 review. This week we dig into the first week of the NFL, The Michigan Update and the TPSNFL Power Rankings.

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Sunday, September 7, 2014

TPSNFL Update: 2014 Football Season - Week -1

Looks like a National Championship to me. #FlippinBurgers
Football is finally back, and you know that that means . . . The TPSNFL Update. All of your favorite owners are back for another fun filled season of touching the D! This week we kick of with a short review on all the happening in sports while we were away. From LeBron leaving Miami like a coward to return to the city that hates/loves him to a look into the TPSNMLB. A lot has happened in the past three months.

We also review the TPSNFL Draft and break down how we think our teams shaped out this year. There were many rule changes to the league this year and most of them were an attempt to make sure ediddy999 and the Ruff Ryderz don't dominate like they did last year. It was a nice try, but you can't stop the Ruff Ryderz you can only hope to contain them.

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

The PlayStation Show E3actions Show

Listen as we talk about all things E3. We bring it hardcore. We break down Microsoft, EA, Ubisoft, Sony and Nintendo.

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Saturday, June 7, 2014

The PlayStation Show Presents: #Pre3 Hype Show

The show the world has been waiting for is here. The PlayStation Show Pre3 Hype Show. ediddy999 is joined by Jon_Mclane, panteradown2 and Canada as we break down what is going to happen this year.

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