BioWare Has BIG Plans for the First 90 Days of Anthem – Check It Out!

Now that Anthem has officially launched, BioWare is ready to take the lid off the plans that they have in store for players during the first 90-days of “live service”. The community can look forward to new Legendary Missions, events, the Mastery System, leaderboards, guilds, strongholds and much more. These all come in addition to QoL improvements, bug fixes as well as daily, weekly and monthly challenges that can see players earn some sweet rewards.

It’s the 25th anniversary of Super Street Fighter II Turbo, and Japan is celebrating it with the Star Cup Tournament

This is a guest blog by yogaboy from Super Turbo Revival. Be sure to check their page out for more Super Street Fighter II Turbo news!

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Star Cup was a tournament that ran in Nagoya, Japan from 2006 to 2014, and now it’s back in 2019 for a special occasion: the 25th anniversary of its featured game, Super Street Fighter II Turbo. The exact date of the anniversary is Saturday, February 23 — although some video footage shows how the first beta versions of game actually arrived to the arcades in the USA around the end of March in 1994.

What makes Star Cup special is that it’s a singles tournament; traditionally in Japan, all of the Super Turbo majors are always team tournaments like the 3vs3 X-Mania (now renamed to X-EST) or the 5vs5 Kakerugo (formerly known as Gian Recital). Even though it’s a singles tournament, it still comes with a twist where players have to lock in which 3 different characters they are going to use beforehand. This year, they are allowing use of the same character 3 times, whereas in the past, competitors could only use the same one twice.

The last time Star Cup tournament took place was in 2014 for the 20th anniversary, and it had one of the best finals ever witnessed between the two best players in Japan, Otochun and MAO. We might see the same outcome this time as well. You can see the 2014 final here:

For the last two months, qualifiers have been running all around Japan to fill the final 16-player bracket for this Saturday. Well-known names like Mattsun, Yuuvega, and Murasaki are among those players. Details of the qualifiers:

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Star Cup begins tonight at 7:00 PM PT! Check out the ST Revival page for more details.

Sources: Space Shuttle (Twitter): STRevival (Twitter); Kakuge Checker [in Japanese]

Anime Ascension 2019 results

While Evo Japan 2019 was raging in the East, there was also some great anime action going on Stateside: Anime Ascension 2019 took place in Irvine, California, with a massive number of America’s finest anime players in attendance. The main quartet of titles being played were as follows:

  • Under Night In-Birth Exe: Late[st]
  • BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle
  • BlazBlue: Central Fiction
  • Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2

There were also side tournaments held for the following titles:

  • Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon S
  • Guilty Gear XX Accent Core +R
  • Melty Blood: Actress Again Current Code
  • Million Arthur: Arcana Blood
  • Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax Ignition



Under Night In-Birth Exe: Late[st]

1. XiT|Squish [ULTRA INSTINCT] (Akatsuki)
2. Trill (Chaos)
3. BrkrDave (Merkava)
4. Clim (Merkava)
5. Linguini Bros|SploogieMcNoodle (Seth)
5. BurgerTime (Merkava)
7. Drunk Suika Ibuki (Vatista)
7. it’s me| f6zQYGeTi2YqlrU3 (Eltnum)
9. DFAxCalamity (Mika Returna)
9. LPT (Byakuya)
9. KPB|JDR (Hyde Kido)
9. Kyros (Carmine)
13. Bored-erlands (Merkava)
13. Suguri (Yuzuriha)
13. NCH|Taozenforce (Orie)
13. Spectro (Phonon)


BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle

1. ORL|Shinku (Yang Xiao Long/Ruby Rose)
2. TGS|LTL (Ruby Rose/Gordeau)
3. Jona (Ruby Rose/Gordeau)
4. ORL|IRONGOD (Nu-13/Waldstein)
5. Spectro (Orie/Es)
5. baco (Naoto Shirogane/Makoto Nanaya)
7. Kiomi (Ragna The Bloodedge/Carmine)
7. PG|SKD (Blake Belladonna/Hyde Kido)
9. Nyan-derthal (Jubei/Waldstein)
9. Headpat Homies|Vivian (Yosuke Hanamura/Hazama)
9. Betadood (Ragna The Bloodedge/Hyde Kido)
9. Mastrcheap (Ragna The Bloodedge/Iron Tager)
13. Clim (Yu Narukami/Orie)
13. UYU|BeautifulDude (Hazama/Carmine)
13. MAD CAMELZ|LordHosephDong
13. Headpat Homies|Raiden (Ragna The Bloodedge/Hyde Kido)


Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2

1. Hotashi (Elphelt Valentine)
2. PG|MarlinPie (I-No)
3. CATPION|Daymendou (Slayer)
4. KidViper (Johnny)
5. 8BR|UltraToast (Ramlethal Valentine)
5. BxA|Blaze (Raven)
7. Horsejoke (Jack-O’)
7. UYU|KizzieKay (Sin Kiske)
9. Foo (Kum Haehyun)
9. NOSLO (I-No)
9. ORL|Shinku (Dizzy)
9. UYU|BeautifulDude (Zato-1)
13. OrionXElite (Leo Whitefang)
13. Pepsi of Nazareth (Potemkin)
13. Hursh (Venom)
13. Gearless Omi (Elphelt Valentine)

Side Tournaments


Guilty Gear XX Accent Core +R

1. FuManChu|DQRF (Sol Badguy)
2. Quash (Johnny)
3. Mike Z (Potemkin)
4. NerdJosh (Faust)


Melty Blood: Actress Again Current Code

1. It’s Me|f6zQYGeTi2YqlrU3 (Yumiduka Satsuki, Arcueid Brunestud)
2. Animevo|Numakie (Hisui)
3. Aligari (Warachia)
4. Granola (Nrvnqsr Chaos)


Million Arthur: Arcana Blood

1. Spectro (Iai Arthur)
2. Dejixal (Iai Arthur)
3. Nyan-derthal (Bisclavret)
4, Karuda (Nimue)


Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon S

1. NCN|Kaelan Ramos
2. baco
3. Animevo|Hagure
4. Juno
5. NerdJosh
5. Akito555
7. Aligari
7. ESC|POS Industries


Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax Ignition

1. Delta
2. it’s me|f6zQYGeTi2YqlrU3
3. darkanddark
4. NorseFTX
5. Waifu Warrior DJ Azure
5. bgenio
7. Kirouni
7. Karuda

Source: LevelUpLive

Not So MMO: Trident’s Wake Hands-on Preview

This week, top-down co-op shooter Trident’s Wake hit Steam Early Access hoping to capture the imaginations of sci-fi action game fans everywhere. Created by Argentinian development company Bacus Studios, the game lets players jump into advanced combat mechs and join the fight to defend humanity’s last hope of survival. We had some hands-on time with the game earlier this month and from what we’ve seen so far, Trident’s Wake is shaping up to be the kind of action game shooter fans live for.