Leading the crew is Francis Bautista, the perennial otakuFIGHTER and purveyor of all things ostensibly geek. Hailing from San Diego, California, Francis has degrees in asskicking and computer networking, plus an Associates in Transfer Arts.
Soooo…here we are again. Between injuries that have kept me out of the Muay Thai game, a new shift at work that keeps me there all afternoon, and bets that forced me to buy a sexy spongebob onesie, I’ve been quite busy, and so have all the other members of SSB. Our bad.
What’s on the horizon this year? Just the usual geek fuckery. More videos definitely.
People are still kinda on the fence about Destiny. I guess I’m either a shitty gamer for liking Destiny, or I have friends. I’m fairly sure I fall in the latter. To that end, longtime friend of SSB and sometimes striking-disciple Fernando formed the Kutaragis. The Kutaragis are the handsomest clan in the galaxy.
We’re a clan more focused on raiding, though if the Iron Banner is up, we’ll do PVP.
To that end, I’m going to be featuring each of our clan members in future installments of SSB’s Destiny Digest. For now, this is our active roster. You can find us all on the PSN, on the PS4 version of Destiny.
Team Leader – Fernando Jay “silentjay64” Huerto
Lead Strategist – Jairus “ONYXRage” Francois
Lead Breakdancer – Virgil “PapasPotatoes” Papa
1st Commander of the Japanese Armed Division – Thanh “AgentG55” Hoang
Lead Mechanic – Cristian “Gouki84” Cervantes
Raquetball Wizard – Sherwin “Santoku1” Ginez
And the SSB members part of “The Kutaragis”
PR wizard and bullet sponge – Francis “lulz1” Bautista
Networking mage and head of HR – Abe “happymexico” DelosReyes
Thanks to youtube user “jackisarocknroll”, here are the correct lyrics for the theme song of Yakuza 4. Apparently he got it on a soundtrack CD that came on a preorder of Ryu Ga Gotoku:Ishin! (the samurai spinoff game)
I figured I’d post it here just in case that youtube comment gets lost.
Violence is meaningless. You have to see that. So now we’re all so gracious.
But it doesn’t come to actually feel it. The thought is raised to real world.
If you had the love somewhere to protect and you can survive.
Selfish deed is not freedom. Even if it falls down.
On Friday night, I earned the “Raider” trophy as I finally beat Atheon. I was in a 6-main raid with an acquaintance of mine met through our own Jonathan. I was brought in as a ringer, since their slot was open. How can I sum up my experience running the Vault of Glass?
Intense. From opening the vault door, and making my way to Atheon, the entire raid didn’t drop in intensity. It simply changed form. From defending, attacking, hiding, and even platforming, the entire dungeon blended seamlessly to form one of the best MMO dungeons I’ve played in a long time. Not to mention I got 2/3 raid gear armor pieces on my first try :).
With that in mind, I can probably say that Destiny is the standout GOTY for me. I haven’t had this much fun playing a shooter in a looooooooooooooong time.
In other news, my Extra Live team, “Team Kupo Yo”, reached its fundraising goal! We raised over $1000 for the Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego. Big shoutout to our very own Abe, who was participating in the actual stream from the get-go, Jennice for being the team captain and getting the whole thing organized, Thanh for running the away operations, and to all the teammates and people that donated money, thank you!
What’s next for SSB? More Destiny, more humor, and hopefully more comic. Admittedly, I’m still working on the last part.
As we all know, Bungie’s hotfix 188.8.131.52 closed off the “Loot Cave”, a hot area for farming drops. Leave it to the boffins at IGN to discover a new farming area. But does it work?
Yes…and no. Yes in the the fact that the loot cave does spawn enemies at a pretty crazy rate. No..because you’ve gotta get it set up just right. Here’s a breakdown.
As pictured above, the loot cave is located in the Rocketyard, in Old Russia. It’s tucked away in a corner, away from everything. Moreover, the distance away from the spawn point is quite far. On top of the spawn point’s position, there are numerous other spawn points near this optimal vantage point and they have to be cleared before the loot cave can spawn monsters. It’s advantageous to go as a group, so one person can camp the point, and other people can clear the mobs in the Rocketyard. And there are quite a few of them.
Also, Xur’s location this weekend is in the Tower Hangar, in the back of the bar. Sounds like where I’m gonna be tonight.
I’ll be back tomorrow with another Destiny Digest. See you soon!
It’s been a little more than a week since Destiny dropped into our hot little hands here at the SSB-Zaibatsu, and well….sorry. Ferris and I have been playing this game non-stop. Big shoutout to Thanh, the Aslaronas, SvN, Fernando, Joseph, and anyone who I’ve rolled with.
Yeah. Sorry for the lack of updates again, this game has sucked up nearly all my free time. My life has become a cycle of work -> Destiny -> Sleep -> Destiny -> work. So is the game worth it? What do you think? It’s a shooter X MMO hybrid made by Activision and Bungie. I can’t really think of how it would suck. You play as a Guardian, fighting to save earth from aliens and THE DARKNESS.
Rick James tried to warn us, but we didn’t heed his warning.
I’m a level 27 Human Titan with some pretty sweet gear. 20 is the hard cap, and anything higher than that (for now) is due to equipment EXP and light levels. Most of that stuff I got was through strike missions, which are 3-man maps where you go from one end to the other, and kill the boss at the end. It seems generic, but Bungie absolutely kills in the presentation and gameplay departments.
It’s been a nonstop rush ever since I put the game in my PS4. Strikes, Raids, Missions, drops, it’s every bit as addicting as WoW was, but since it’s in a FPS form, it feels accessible. Streamlined. And most of all…fun. Playing with your friends only multiplies that effect.
You may remember from my earlier Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance entry my criteria for reviewing games. Is it fun? YOU BET YOUR ASS IT IS.
With that in mind, we of SSB hope to see you here, or in Destiny. Hit me up for a game. My PSN ID is….on our FB page. Check it out!