Injustice Tournament at Otaku Expo 2013


Otaku Expo happened at SM Megamall this past weekend and video games were played at the Hotseat booth. A tournament for Injustice: Gods Among Us was run during day 1 (08/17) and Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 on day 2 (8/18). Injustice Philippines brought some gear over to record and commentate over the matches and just finished uploading all of the videos captured for Injustice.

There were a few technical difficulties along the way so there were some lost footage. Still, the event was pretty hype and I'm hoping that the Injustice scene here in the Philippines grows. Here is a link to the brackets if you want to check it out.


NetherRealm expands the Injustice roster with Zatanna

InjusticeZatannaDLC-ss01 NetherRealm Studios just announced yet another character joining the Injustice: Gods Among Us roster - Zatanna. Gameplay trailer shows Zatanna showing what she's capable of against Grundy...poor Grundy.

Excited to take the magic wielder to the labs? Well, you don't have to wait too long. Zatanna will cost $4.99 and will be available for download starting next week, August 13, for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

NetherRealm is one busy studio, releasing DLC charcters left and right. Just last month, they revealed Martian Manhunter during EVO 2013. Hopefully we see more support like this to last the whole year because Injustice is a surprisingly a solid fighting game that would keep both fighting gamers and DC fans happy.

You can check out Miggy's thoughts on the game in his Injustice video review here.

Everything you need to know about Evo 2013

evo2013 The best fighting game players in the world went head-to-head last weekend at this year's Evo Championship Series in Las Vegas to see who among them are the best in their respected fighting game. The tournament is over and we have our champions, together with new announcements to get players and fans excited for the future. It was one hell of a tournament, and it seems like it just gets bigger and bigger each year. Here's a quick recap of everything you need to know during Evo 2013.

This Evo was huge. Tons of players all around  the world showed up and we had a good variety of fighting games in the event this year. Injustice, Super Smash Bros, Skull Girls, Evo has offically become the place to be in order to fight against the best in fighting games.

But enough of that, to the results!

The Results

Super Street Fighter 4: Arcade Edition v2012 

1. DM|Xian (Gen) 2. MCZ|Tokido (Akuma) 3. Infiltration (Akuma, Hakan)

Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3

1. EMP|Flocker (Zero, Vergil, Hawkeye) 2. EG|Justin Wong (Wolverine, Storm, Akuma | Others) 3. Angelic (Wolverine, Dormammu, Shuma-Gorath)

Injustice: Gods Among Us

1. EMP|KDZ (Superman) 2. Crazy DJT 88 (Green Lantern, Doomsday) 3. AGE|NYChrisG (Green Arrow, Black Adam)

Super Smash Bros. Melee

1. Mango (Fox, Falco) 2. Wobblez (Ice Climbers) 3. CT|Hungrybox (Jigglypuff)

King of Fighters 13 

1. AS|Reynald (EX Kyo, Benimaru, Kim | Others) 2. Hee San Woo (Ryo, Takuma, Kim | Others) 3. CafeID|MadKOF (King, Shen, Kim | Others)

Street Fighter X Tekken v2013 

1. Infiltration (Jin, Alisa) 2. EG|Justin Wong (Hwoarang, Chun-Li) 3. MOV (Law, Nina | Law, Cammy)

Mortal Kombat

1. Crazy DJT 88 (Cyrax) 2. EMP|REO (Kabal) 3. My God 88 (Sonya Blade, Liu Kang)

Persona 4: Arena

1. Yume (Aigis) 2. LordKnight (Mitsuru) 3. BananaKen (Shadow Labrys)

Tekken Tag Tournament 2 

1. CafeID|Knee (Lars, Devil Jin | Bruce, Devil Jin) 2. Eightarc|Bronson Tran (Ogre, Jinpachi) 3. AGE|Stringbean (Alisa, Bob)


1. Duckator (Valentine, Filia, Double) 2. Severin (Parasoul, Filia, Double) 3. Chilldog (Cerebrella, Peacock, Filia)

Detailed information on the tournament and it's results can be found at Shoryuken.

This event is no joke anymore. If you have time, go watch the top 8 matches of either Marvel vs Capcom 3, King of Fighters, or Street Fighter. You will feels the intensity and emotions the fighting game community brings to these events. Whether you are unfamiliar or not, the matches are so entertaining and you can't help but give respect for all the players competing. They are really talented in their craft.

The Big Reveals

Evo is so big now, that game developers actually consider this event as an opportunity to reveal exciting news to the community. And since every gamer that loves fighting games is tuned in, it makes perfect sense really.

 Injustice: Gods Among Us - Martian Manhunter DLC reveal

During the final day, NetherRealms revealed a new DLC character that everybody was hoping to be included in the playable roster. Martian Manhunter is revealed with a trailer. To spice up the first look at the Martian in action, he fights against a new skin for Green Lantern, which I'm sure a lot of comic book fans would appreciate.

Ultra Street Fighter 4 announced 

Don't think Street Fighter 4 is close to dead, it's far from it. Capcom just announced a new upgrade for their highly successful fighting game released in 2009. Ultra Street Fighter 4 will include six new stages, new costumes, a rebalance of previous characters, and five new characters, with one 'mystery' character that has yet to be announced. Capcom stated that this character will be new to Street Fighter, but not new in Capcom. The revealed four though is - Rolento, Posion, Hugo, and Elena. Nothing new, but good additions nevertheless.

If you want to watch or replay the whole last day, you can check Evo2013's archives.

Injustice: Gods Among Us Ares Combos

ares combosA friend of mine told me to use Ares as a joke (we thought his inclusion in the game was funny) but as I messed around with him in training more for an hour or two I found that he seems like a pretty good character. A bit stiff in terms of range, movement and normals but he can do decent damage of simple strings and can do hard hitting corner combos. You can hit a wall bounce after a meter burned God Smack (the unblockable flying sledgehammer like move) but I found that out after I made this video.

The last combo actually does around 55% or so damage but I edited it to show the win pose at the end.

Clueless Gamer - Injustice: Gods Among Us (General Zod gameplay and The Flaming C costume)

the_flaming_c_injustice A new episode of Clueless Gamer by Conan O'Brien. This time he reviews the new DC fighting game, Injustice: Gods Among Us.

They talk about the Injustice comic, show a bit of General Zod gameplay and reveal a new costume based on the super created Conan and Bruce Tim, The Flaming C.

On a side note, those arcade sticks look mad sick. I'm a sucker for light-up accessories.