From left: Coaches Caine Gayle, Artem Sharoshkin, Joshua Vongsvirates, Shannon Gugerty, and Jessica Lopez.

I'm the one that's beaten up.

My coaches…as manga characters?

As thanks for putting up with my shenanigans and turning me into the kickboxing-obsessed otaku that I am now, I decided to ask good ol’ lenejenius to whip me up a piece.

From left: Coaches Caine Gayle, Artem Sharoshkin, Joshua Vongsvirates, Shannon Gugerty, and Jessica Lopez. I'm the one that's beaten up.

From left: Coaches Caine Gayle, Artem Sharoshkin, Joshua Vongsvirates, Shannon Gugerty, and Jessica Lopez.
I’m the one that’s beaten up.

So if you’ve been wondering who’s responsible for what you see today, look no further.  It’ll be even better if you join the boxing club.  Serious.  Tell them I sent you.  And that you saw the picture.

 

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Fighting through doubt

It’s been a rough few weeks, and I’ve been dealing with a few issues of my own.  A whole buncha stuff cropped up and it left me feeling like a shell of myself.  Not knowing if what I was doing was right, constantly questioning myself, etc….

I’m still trying to work through it all.  Hopefully I can work through this funk.  Fortunately, I’ve got my crew still behind me, after all this time.  I guess I’m doin’ something right.

Sorry for the lack of content.  I promise I’ll make it up to you guys.  Somehow, someway.

This week, it’s back to the fightin’ office for me.  Hard training awaits.   Some of my homies have been holding it down on the geek front.

My homegirl Jennice has been streaming Xenogears every Monday-Wednesday starting at 8 PM PST.  Here’s her site:

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And we’re playing Destiny again, since House of Wolves came out.  Shit’s pretty hype.

 

 

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Community Season 6 debuts!

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The six seasons achievement has officially been unlocked and the first 2 episodes for the newest season of Community are now available for viewing on Yahoo Screen. New episodes will debut every Tuesday. Click the links below to watch Episodes 1 and 2.

Episode 1: Ladders

Episode 2: Lawnmower Maintenance and Postnatal Care

 

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Wrestling Isn’t Wrestling

Max Landis (writer of Chronicle and The Death & Return of Superman) has released his newest short film titled “Wrestling Isn’t Wrestling”. Beginning with his debut in the WWF in 1995 as a Connecticut Blueblood to his current role as Chief Operating Officer and leader of The Authority in WWE, Landis recounts all of the major arcs in Triple H’s career over the past 20 years. Furthermore, Landis uses this film to demonstrate that while wrestling may not be “real”, wrestling is something much more grand. As Landis states, “Wrestling is melodrama. Wrestling is mythology. Wrestling is action. Wrestling is comic books. The only thing wrestling isn’t is wrestling.” Check out the video below and be on the look out for all of the amazing cameos.

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“Dragon Ball Z: Fukkatsu no F” Trailer

Freeza is back! (and is now apparently a Lakers fan). The newest Dragon Ball Z film (following 2013’s “Battle of Gods”) will debut in Japan on April 18th, 2015.

Also, a fan film titled “Dragon Ball Z: Light of Hope” recently debuted. It’s a live action adaptation of “The History of Trunks” and certainly trumps the abomination that was Dragon Ball: Evolution.

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Destiny Digest #4 – The Kutaragis

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Atheon ain’t got shit on us!

The Kutaragis, the handsomest clan in the galaxy!

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
Our allies:
Lester and Mylene Aslarona – “lenejenius”

If you ever see us in game, don’t be afraid to say hello!  Drop us a friend request if you’d like!

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Yakuza 4’s “For Faith” finally deciphered!

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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.

Selfish deed is not freedom.
Can’t justify.

Selfish deed is not freedom.
Even if it’s so sad.

Now walking ahead
with pride
to the next stage.

Guess that about covers it.

 

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Destiny Digest #3 : I kicked Atheon’s ass.

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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 :).

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Loitering. Because.

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.

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-Francis

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SSB’s Destiny Digest #1 – A New Loot Cave?!

As we all know, Bungie’s hotfix 1.0.1.5 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.

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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.

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I’ll be back tomorrow with another Destiny Digest.  See you soon!

-Francis

PSN ID: “lulz1″