The Road To EVO!

Here Comes A New Challenger!

Every single year, the best of the best in the fighting game world flock to the sparkle and shine of the Las Vegas desert to duke it out in “the biggest, hypest, and most prestigious fighting game tournament in the world” until only ONE is crowned KING! That’s right, I’m talking about the Evolution Championship Series! This July, players from all over the world will make the trek to Nevada to test their skill in gaming combat! When I say all over the world, I mean All Over The World! From the islands of Puerto Rico to the pacific island of Japan, from the jungles of Brazil to the urban jungles of New York. And now, yours truly from sunny Southern California, will be joining the mix! I have always wanted to go to the Evolution Championship Series, but for some reason I’ve never gone.  I made the decision this past weekend during the Lunar New Year that that was going to change; my Lunar New Year’s resolution is to take part in EVO 2017!

I GOT NEXT!

The Evolution Championship Series, or EVO for short, will be held in grand Mandalay Bay hotel in Las Vegas and will be a 3 day event starting on Friday, July 14th and finishing off that Sunday, July 16th.  I’ve already registered for the event, so now all I’ve got to do is train! The games that will be showcased at this year’s event are:

  • Street Fighter 5
  • BlazBlue: Central Fiction
  • Injustice 2
  • Guilty Gear Xrd: Revelator, Rev2
  • King Of Fighters XIV
  • Super Smash Bros. Melee
  • Super Smash Bros. for WiiU
  • Tekken 7
  • and one last game which will be determined through voting

There are a lot of great games this year, and all of them are definitely on my to-play list for Saturday Morning Street Fights. However, in order to get the most of out my efforts and training, I’ve decided to focus only on Street Fighter 5, Injustice 2, King Of Fighters XIV, and Tekken 7. I’ve got 6 months to get my fingers nimble and my reaction time sharp if I even hope to stand a chance! It’s going to be a long and challenging road, but I wouldn’t be worthy of calling myself a gamer if I wasn’t up for the challenge. So be sure to join me every single Saturday morning on my twitch for Saturday Morning Street Fights as I practice combos and learn new characters and get ready for the fight of my life!

If you got game, then I got next!!

Overwatch Celebrates the Year of the Rooster!

The Lunar New Year is in full effect in 2017 and the folks at Blizzard have once again cooked up something special for their Overwatch fans! We’re talking new skins, new emotes, stickers and much more! In keeping with the spirit of the lunar new year, prepare to see a lot of red and gold, and be sure to keep an eye out for a special feathered friend on the shoulder of our favorite beep-booping robo-pal!

There is also a  brand new brawl! Blizzard has finally brought capture the flag to Overwatch, special for the new year: Capture the Rooster! The development team worked hard to tweak and perfect the capture the flag game mode in order to blend and work seamlessly with Overwatch’s unique and diverse cast of characters. The end result is another fun filled action packed brawl that is sure to leave fans wanting more! Just remember: Defense is KING!

With such great things lined up, and for only a limited time, you know I had to get in on the action! But don’t worry, I didn’t keep the fun all to myself. I opened up 50 red lunar lootboxes to celebrate the year of the Rooster, and if you want to see what I got, then check it out for yourself!

Personally speaking, I am in LOVE with the Journey to the West skins for Zenyatta, Roadhog, Reinhardt, and Winston. Journey to the West is one of my favorite tales, and to see it represented in one of my favorite shooters is just fan service that I didn’t even know I wanted. So, thank you, Blizzard! If you’ve got a favorite skin, or sticker or voice line, write it in the comments and let us know! We’d love to hear from you! 

Happy YEAR OF THE ROOSTER, Gamers!

Celebrating P.O.T.U.S. AGB style! Playing Overwatch Tonight Until Saturday!!

God bless this country of ours, from sea to shining sea! Today was an auspicious day to say the least, as American history was made, yet again, with the swearing in of our 45th president! In honor of today’s momentous occasion, I’ve decided to celebrate right along with our new POTUS in my own POTUS fashion! Playing Overwatch Tonight, Until Saturday! So please join me on my twitch, https://www.twitch.tv/jrthebuddhabrotha7,  for this special live stream event! Using advanced scientific math skills and higher logic functions (45th president, 4+5=9), I’ve concluded that the fun will start at 9:00 PST and run until Midnight!

I’ll be using only a select cast of Heroes:

Soldier 76 -the fighting spirit of America!

McRee – making the wild west great again!

Mei – build a wall! An Ice Wall!

Zarya – from Russia, with Love!

Mercy – for that strong steady healing yellow stream!

So come on in, join the chat, have a beer and celebrate America with me! ‘Murica!!

Swamp Attack! Defenders of the Bayou!

Deep in bluegrass country, all the native wildlife have been zombified, mobilized, and militarized in an effort to take over the Bayou.  However, there’s one thing standing between them and total domination: you’re own little Home Sweet Home. Plants vs Zombies brought the fight to your front lawn. Outfit7’s Swamp Attack brings tower defense straight to your front porch! So grab a handful of buckshot, turn up the volume on the radio, and start shooting!

Just Another Quiet Night…

If you’ve played a tower defense game before, then Swamp Attack is familiar territory. You are just a good ol’ boy embracing your 2nd amendment right to bear arms and defend your home, as a carnival of critters, also embracing your 2nd amendment rights (because I assume animals don’t have a constitution, and if they do I highly doubt it’s in the same numerical order), come bearing down on that home that you have the right to defend!

You begin the game with only a shotgun and a handful of ammo to protect your beautiful homestead, as waves of crocodiles swarm to your front porch. Tap on each successive crocodile to help widen their smile by unloading double barrels of peril on the hapless reptile. As you progress, the animals get bigger, and the guns just get better!

Smoke on the Water, Fire in the Sky!

An evil cavalcade of creepers and crawlers will continue to come for you, ranging from upright alligators, beavers brandishing chainsaws, musket packing possums, and a myriad of other creatively killer creatures! However, fear not, for you don’t have to face these fiends alone! You’ve got your friends Smith & Wesson to help you fight off the hordes of hungry home wreckers!

There are guns galore available for you to unlock and upgrade! Shotguns, revolvers, uzis, crossbows and flamethrowers! Mini Guns! Laser Guns! Blast your way through multiple levels of mammalian and reptilian (and then alien!) mayhem to earn gold stars! Collect and exchange these gold stars for the weapons, and the upgrades to these weapons, in order to wage war with the watery n’er do wells! 

When the chair is a rockin’, don’t come a knockin’!

If you’re looking for a quirky little tower defense game that will put a smile on your face and a tap in your foot, then Swamp Attack is worth go. I played this game with my 8 year old nephew, we would take turns after every stage. He enjoyed played the new stages and seeing what kind of zany zombie animal would try to attack our porch next. On my turns, I would replay the previous levels, just to earn gold stars and upgrade the guns. Swamp Attack isn’t burdened down with a heavy story, so it’s perfect for pick up and play. As for replay value, Outfit7 is steadily releasing new episodes (there are 8 so far, with a 9th in the works) so the stages are plentiful. There is also a fun multiplayer battle mode, where you challenge an online opponent to see who will prevail, as you hurl pesky pests at each other’s porches! All in all, Swamp Attack is fun, funny, and a fresh take on tower defense! I like it! ;P

SATURDAY MORNING STREET FIGHTS!!!

Good Morning to all you Awesome Gamers out there! Buddha Brotha here, and I just wanted to let you all know that the first episode of my new weekly series, SATURDAY MORNING STREETS FIGHTS, is up and ready to view! Be sure to join me, Buddha Brotha 7 – the resident fighting game fanatic, as I play various fighting games and challenge fighters from all across the digital globe! It was only right that for the premiere fight that I play STREET FIGHTER 5, Capcom’s latest incarnation of it’s beloved fighting franchise! I lost a lot more than I won, but that means I can only get better!

Well, that’s all for now! If there are any fighting games you’d like to see me play on the show, just sound off in the comments and let me know! If you enjoyed the video, please like, share, and subscribe! Also, I would like you all to know that this premiere episode was aired Live on Youtube, however all subsequent episodes will be broadcast Live from my twitch, JRtheBuddhaBrotha7, after which I will post the highlights on Youtube! Thank you for joining me! I’ll see you Awesome Gamers next time, and remember: if you got game, then i got next! 😉