Exclusively Street Fighter V


At the recent PlayStation Experience it was revealed that Capcom has been working on the fifth iteration of the long running Street Fighter gaming series. In the past many years have gone by before a new entry was announced. This time the announcement of Street Fighter V comes on the heels of the final version of SFIV, Ultra Street Fighter IV. Not only that, but of the newest consoles, Ultra SFIV is making it’s way to the PlayStation 4 in 2015.

As for Street Fighter V, everybody has heard that, as far as gaming consoles go, SFV will be exclusive to Sony’s PlayStation 4. At least not everyone will be without as it will also see a release on PC. Further helping to lessen the blow of exclusivity is online “cross-play” with both the PS4 and PC platforms.

The response from the gaming community has been mixed, but not in the way you’d think. Everybody has been excitedly happy about the fact that a brand new entry in the Street Fighter series is upon us in the foreseeable future. However, backlash as come in the form of outrage that only the PS4 game console will get the game. No Xbox One release is planned. It has been rumored that this is because Capcom needed major funding for this project and Sony was willing given that it was exclusive to the PS4, of course.

Regardless of any rumored reasons for the business transaction taking place between Capcom and Sony, one thing is clear. SFV will only be on PS4.

The surprise to me isn’t that such a deal would happen. It’s that any gamers would be appalled by it. Exclusive third-party titles aren’t a new concept, you know. It’s been happening since the inception of the gaming industry. I think the reason for people being upset is the fact that we haven’t had many third-party exclusives for a whole console generation. Before the PS3, Xbox 360, and Wii this was a normal sight to see. However, since 2005/2006 almost every single previously exclusive title from third-parties went multiplatform. When this happened then people complained. Now that they’re used to it being that way they complain when a major release gets the old exclusive treatment.

I understand this hasn’t been a thing for any Street Fighter game before. I also understand it sucks in general. I’ve had games I wanted to play in the past, but was denied because I didn’t own the correct system. It sucks, but I moved on. You will too. I highly doubt Street Fighter V as a whole will be trapped on the PS4 forever. Sure they did say as much about SFV, but they didn’t say anything about Super SFV.


Assassin’s Creed III Hates Me


Nothing frustrates me more than when a game’s controls won’t cooperate with you when performing a task that you’ve already done many times before in the same game. Assassin’s Creed III is the game in question.

The pickpocketing ability Connor has is used in specific situations to swap out real documents for fake ones. I did this previously and it worked well. For some reason now it’s impossible to get close enough to even start doing to before the guy you’re tracking looks behind him to see you. After the first time being spotted it happens again immediately. What the honest fuck is with this game?

Oh and don’t get me started on trying to hide when your notoriety is anything other than incognito.

So with missions I can’t do and hiding that doesn’t work, ACIII can go take the piss. I’m done at 19 hours and 34 minutes.

Money Disables Verizon


Yeah I did use the same graphic for my header as last time I talked about this issue. But, honestly, there’s nothing better to display.

Did you know that if you are (or know) a disabled person that you’ll be helped a whole lot by the death of Net Neutrality? That’s what Verizon is claiming when trying to buy off our elected officials.

I don’t care one bit about Verizon’s talking points. All you have to do is follow the money to know they’re full of shit. This “it’ll be better without Net Neutrality for the disabled” nonsense is only being used on those in power who know nothing about the Internet. These mouth-breathers will believe anything they’re told and anything will sound good to those ignorant idiots. This sadly includes the FCC too.

About that money trail. Internet Service Providers have spent $19 million in the first three months of 2014 alone to get this in their favor. In 2003 the ISPs were only lobbying with about $1 million. Last year they spent $22 million.

This is ultimately why money must be removed from politics altogether. Leave your comment for the FCC on “14-28 Protecting and Promoting the Open Internet.”

Mother Jones: Verizon Says It Wants to Kill Net Neutrality to Help Blind, Deaf, and Disabled People


SPACE SUPLEX #5 – June 6th 2014 (@SpaceSuplex)
24bitAJE and HartKnight review the WWE Payback 2014 PPV and the June 2nd RAW.

HART & USAGI PODCAST #47 – June 4th 2014 (@HartandUsagi)
HartKnight and usagi704 welcome ebbderelict and chat God of War: Ascension, FCC funded Congressman double crosses them, Watch Dogs, the Hyperkin Retron 5, and more.

Air Control


Remember that horrendous pile of shit called Earth: Year 2066? Sadly I do. A number of weeks ago it was finally removed from the Steam store by Valve.

Unfortunately another bullshit “game” by the name of Air Control has surfaced. This one isn’t even on the Early Access service. It’s being considered a full complete game. Complete my ass. Its “developer” is doing the same thing too. They’re lying about what the game is and silencing anybody who writes an honest review. Air Control is actually worse than Earth: Year 2066 if you can believe that.

This was covered, just like the previous farce, by Jim Sterling on the Jimquisition. He gives all of the dirty details on it. I also crafted another screenshot for you all.

With games like these getting through I really have to call into question Valve Software. Do they have any quality control on Steam anymore? I’m guessing not. I refuse to think it’s because nobody there notices these smelly turds. I think Valve is turning a blind eye to this matter. If you don’t have enough Steam staff to thoroughly deal with this problem then do I have a solution for you. Hire more people. Hell, hire me. I’ll gladly do it. I’ll happily move out to Bellevue, WA. I’m dead fucking serious!

Thanks to Jim for once again for his work! Much love doubled!



New episodes of both podcasts coming this week. Until then…

SPACE SUPLEX #4 – May 27th 2014 (@SpaceSuplex)
24bitAJE and HartKnight welcome usagi704 and review the October 1999 WWF No Mercy PPV from Cleveland, Ohio.

HART & USAGI PODCAST #46 – May 22th 2014 (@HartandUsagi)
HartKnight and usagi704 chat recent games played, physical vs. digital games, Flappy Bird multiplayer, Google, and more.

Hart & Usagi Podcast #46: Google Ruins Everything


Welcome back! This is episode 46 of the Hart and Usagi Podcast! Do we have a show for you? Absolutely. I rant on Google, collector’s editions, and the FCC. Usagi explains about his time playing the God of War Collection on Vita. Also there’s physical vs. digital games, Night Trap, and much more.

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* God of War
* Open-carry gun activists
* Nintendo responds to criticism regarding same-sex relationships in Tomodachi Life
* Report: Majority of core gamers in the US prefer discs over digital
* Report: YouTube to acquire Twitch for $1 billion
* DuckDuckGo
* Should Your Self-Controlled Car Kill You?
* Xbox One: Microsoft Cuts the Kinect and the Price to $399
* Watch Dogs – Five Collector’s Editions For One Game? What? F*$%ing WHAT?
* One-armed mercenary Bombshell has roots in Duke Nukem
* Report: Multiplayer Flappy Bird swooping, crashing in August
* Mainstream gamers
* Why the death of net neutrality would be a disaster for libraries
* Night Trap scaring up an HD return

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Mike: @usagi704 | WP blog



YouTube, a Subsidiary of Google


Earth to the nerds. It’s Google not YouTube who’s in talks to purchase Twitch.tv from CBS Interactive. YouTube is simply a property of Google. Now that we’ve got that small, but important detail out of the way. Let’s talk about Google itself.

The thought that Google is this caring company is still a thing in the zeitgeist. Well it time for your wake up call. They are a huge corporation and they don’t give a single shit about you. Like with all other corporations, their master is money and the only reason they still pretend to care about you is because you have the key to your money. If they could take your money without needing your permission they’d drop the pretense immediately. You’re nothing but a meatbag with money and they want it.

One way to get more and more money is to kill off their competition. Google has been getting its ass whooped by Twitch. Instead of this competition being motivation for innovation and bettering their live streaming on YouTube, they just figured they’ll purchase their competitor. No need to actually do work to make something better. Just buy the good stuff and make it shit.

Some people who don’t care about live streaming will say that this purchase doesn’t matter. I don’t care about the live streaming either. This is all about the big problem of a few companies owning everything. Remember how Comcast wants to merge with Time Warner? Well Google acquiring Twitch is the same thing. Did you even hear about AT&T buying DirectTV? It happened too quietly.

Thanks for reading, but don’t fool yourself into thinking these companies care about you.


SPACE SUPLEX #3 – May 8th 2014 (@SpaceSuplex)
(Anthony and Matt chat WWE Extreme Rules and Raw from 5/5 along with WCW Fall Brawl 1998.)

HART & USAGI PODCAST #45 – May 6th 2014 (@HartandUsagi)
(Matt and Mike chat recent games played, 25th anniversary of the Game Boy, the Atari landfill, Net Neutrality, and more.)

Earth: Year 2066


I’m sure you’re already familiar with the Early Access service Valve provides on their Steam digital download platform. If not, one of the places I’ve already talked about it was on the Hart & Usagi Podcast in episode 43.

Well a specific “game” (if you can even call it that) from the Early Access service was highlighted by Jim Sterling on his excellent weekly show, Jimquisition. In this week’s episode he calls out the “developer” (if you can even call them that) of Earth: Year 2066.

It’s the shittiest thing I’ve ever seen and the biggest legalized robbery of your money since The War Z. I took a screenshot and placed text on top of it as a the result of this garbage being out there. You might have already seen it on Twitter.

No words can really describe the hatred I have for these types of business practices and for those assholes behind them.

Thanks to Jim for spreading the truth! Much love!