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Facbook Page!

2012-10-09 15:41:05 by NewgroundSage
Updated

Zombie Doll is respectfully created and crafted by Jeff Short and I am proud to say that he now has a fan page of his future work. If you want to learn more on whats going on read my previous post. Also to note you can show your patronage by hitting the "Like" button on there to show some support for the guy, he's a swell and great man! On the page you can actually go onto his project site as well and also an E-mail link is there to tell Jeff what you think and show some proper support for him. If you want to cut away from the Facebook page and to the main site to see what the hype is about I reiterate, check out my previous news bulletin. Thank you my fellow Newgrounders for having the time to read this page. Have a splendid time here on Newgrounds!

Link: http://www.facebook.com/ZombieDollFlashanimation FanPage?sk=page_insights

Facbook Page!


Zombie Doll

2012-10-08 20:40:06 by NewgroundSage

Greetings Newgrounders. If you happen to check out this news post, then your in for a real treat! A new unique animated series is in the works. The series is called "Zombie Doll". It consist of an actual living doll named Zed (made from actual reanimated human flesh) and Zoe (daughter of Dr. Lobotomy) and these two friends go on many adventures and have one Hell of a time to get in and out of trouble. Zed is a foul mouthed little guy with a sarcastic view of life and Zoe is the unfortunate owner of this little monstrosity, although she does have a heart for her little friend (in a sense). This series is very unique, its virtually a love letter to Invader Zim fans! This show unfortunately is an undiscovered gem and is in need of support. That's why I am posting on my page to let you know and hopefully let you have a few good laughs and even support this series which is just beginning now. If your interested here's the link to the site: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/550745347/zo mbie-doll

Not only will you visit and hopefully support this series but the link will give you more insight on casts, crew and Jeff Short respective creator of this series. He needs some backing and support in order to get his project off the ground, he's a great guy and would love to see you happy and interested in his works than anything else! Give him a chance and have a look for yourself. If your still interested on how to support him or otherwise click on the link up there or you can ask the man yourself, Jeff Short is amongst us friends!
On Newgrounds look for: sirjeffofshort
He is the respective creator of "Zombie Doll" and as previously mentioned would appreciate the support and admiration of his work. Its safe to say that you might actually end up adoring such a unique tongue and cheeked humorous show, I know I did! As I reiterate help support Jeff Short. You might get something out of it but I can't let out too much secrets now can I? I thank you for reading this post. Good day.


Street Fighter Alpha

2012-09-16 23:30:29 by NewgroundSage
Updated

So far the Street Fighter games on my celebratory lists is slowly starting to come down but is still pretty far along the upcoming release date of Street Fighter 25th Anniversary Edition Set to release in two days on September 18th. To be festive with the successful years of a game that became not only a fellow contributor of the fighting genre and a fighting series of it own right its also became a mainstay within both gamers and the public masses of society. If you blurt out or utter a single mention of Street Fighter II or any of the other games of the series for that manner people are going to know what your talking about. To continue on where we left off previously I've made mention of Street Fighter back from 1987 and its infamous notorious sequel from March of 1991. the came a series that redefined it and actual became just as large of a cult following and made Street Fighters of us all! The next entry to the series is non other than Street Fighter Alpha series and it spans in the games continuity in Street Fighter's fictional timeline between the events of Street Fighter and Street Fighter 2. Alphas (in timeline terms) is a sequel after the first tournament ended and sets itself up to the following events to Street Fighter 2. The games give more backstory and introduces new characters that will become a mainstay in future titles. There were three titles in Alpha. 1. Street Fighter Alpha: Warriors Dream 2. Street Fighter Alpha 2 and finally Street Fighter Alpha 3. The Alpha series introduced brand new characters and used the same gameplay commodities like the combo feature used in its predecessor Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo. Not only did the series featured younger version of well known fighters like Ryu, Chun-Li, etc But also introduced a few Final Fight characters of Final Fight fame and of course new characters to introduce in the roster. The series were well known throughout arcades and on various home consoles. Street Fighter Alpha is still one of the most talked about Street Fighter classics to have ever graced many generations from young to old throughout the 90's. It was rereleased at the time for PS2 users as Street Fighter Alpha Anthology. Not only did this home consoled remake came with all three games but also had more content by two methods! The first is Street Fighter Alpha 3 had limited characters depending on the version. In portable versions of Alpha 3 extra character and remixed soundtracks were introduced. While in SF: Anthology, Alpha 3 had the regular and a harder version of the game called "Alpha 3 Upper" which has many of the unlockable characters ready for use in this version. The second feature that makes the game unique for any collector is the inclusion of a secret hidden game that can be played at anytime called "Super Gem Fighter Mini Mix" which at the time of it's release here in the U.S for the PS1 it was infamously named "Pocket Fighter". The game consisted many regular well known familiar faces of the Street Fighter cast in a super deformed style (basically looking like goofy chibi versions of themselves). Its a puzzle based fighting games since the game mixes elements from a few other Capcom games like Darkstalkers, Red Earth and of course Street Fighter Alpha. The game has many special appearances from various Street Fighter and other Capcom based cameos. Street Fighter Alpha is a must have for any Street Fighter fan there's no exception to me. And nobody will feel disappointed in the games storyline nor the graphics and fighting system that's both awesome and challenging to master. Only two more games to name and two more days for the big opening for Street Fighter Anniversary Edition Sets! Stay tuned!

Street Fighter Alpha


Street Fighter 2

2012-09-01 23:04:32 by NewgroundSage

Previously I've made a celebratory commentation on the first Street Fighter game to have started this Capcom crazed phenomena. Even though the first lacked what the other later entries would introduce to the many fighting gamer fanatics pumping their endless quarters into those classic arcade cabinets there was one title that set the standard and the craze that every gamer has ever known since its release back in 1991. And that game that was known far and wide and even to this modern day is infamously known as Street Fighter 2! The game unlike its predecessor from back in 1987 became a hallmark and contributor to the fighting genre that has graced many pizza parlors, shops, collectors, ect. But it wasn't just that what made it so well known in the start of the 90's it was the fact that it was a fun addicting game that when you throw in those few first quarter you knew that you wouldn't back down from a good old fashioned brawl. The game is as mentioned, is a much better adaption to the first Street Fighter game with crisper graphics, more variety of fighters to choose from (up to eight in the first version of SF2), various signature moves to master, more faster gameplay compared to the first Street Fighter game (Although later adaptions of SF2 in its various editions speed up gaming software and mechanics in later formats) and many memorable soundtracks from the various casts. Street Fighter was a simple tale about two fighters Ryu and Ken partaking and facing various martial artist from around the world in a chance to claim victory against a Mui Tai Kickboxing champion Sagat. In a canonical sense Ryu off faced against his deadly adversary and inflicted a damaging scar across Sagat's chest. Being the champion of the tournament, Ryu went his seperate ways and trained as a lone warrior. Then the story continues in Street Fighter 2: The World Warrior where various fighters from across the globe undertake and compete in a world tournament to try and prove to themselves how capable and masterful they are in the fighting arts and in some of their side quests to accomplish their own hidden agendas after the tournament. The fighter player portrayed until later adaptions are: Ryu, Ken, Zangief, Blanka, Chun-Li, E. Honda, Dhalism and finally Guile. And then the bosses that players faced near the end of the game: Balrog, Vega, Sagat and then the master mind behind the scenes and would be world conqueror M. Bison. In canon Ryu faced off and befriended many of his opponents and faced Bison and his Three Divas. As Ryu defeated Balrog, Vega, his arch nemesis Sagat within Thailand, M. Bison appeared unopposed to the young fighter. In the end with M. Bison defeated and his criminal organization Shadaloo thwarted, Ryu was announced at the championship award ceremony but refused to be seen and accept his medal. He again traveled the world to hone his fighting skills and await more challengers and fighters in an unforeseen future. Street Fighter 2 not only became a critical hit in arcades but also became one out of three important pillars that help maintain and set a hold of Capcom's gaming legacy. It also became a cult classic inside and outside of culture and is referenced very heavily in the gaming community. The success of this arcade gem spawned forth many adaptions and versions of Street Fighter 2. Street Fighter: Champion Edition where you play the whole complete cast of SF characters (both the standard 8 and the 4 bosses). Street Fighter 2: Hyper fighting which was made as a response to illegal upgraded ports for the various arcade cabinets to make the game more efficient with faster gameplay and new signature move sets for the characters. Super Street Fighter 2 which recalibrated the game system as a whole, revamped music and graphics along with an introduction of four new characters (T. Hawk, Cammy, Fei Long and Dee Jay). The final version of an updated SF2 game and the final arcade release of SF2 series is Super Street Fighter 2: Turbo which brings all of the casts from the previous Super SF2 with a final fighter that can only be unlocked or used with a special cheat code....Akuma! Not only did Street Fighter 2 this many ridiculous though pretty cool revisions on an already existing fighting game but many ports back after the initial release of 91' also brought about various home console versions of the arcade port. You have as the following listed: Super NES, Mega Drive, Master System, Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, PC, Game Boy, PlayStation, Sega Saturn, PlayStation Portable, Apple iOS, PlayStation 2, Xbox, and FINALLY! Java ME. Some of the these ports are good while other lack what the arcade actually had like the SNES version which due to Nintendo at the time being "family-friendly" the game was slightly altered to both fit the limited memory capacity of the cartridge chip and to remove "questionable" content. Street Fighter brought about a simple time...Before retarded people from the senate and government started bitching about the content of video games (and the founding of the ESRB). Street Fighter brought forth a certain nostalgic quality and its one of the few games to have founded video game tournaments where you go "face-to-face" with another fellow gamer/opponent and due battle for supremacy (and of course prizes!). And just when you think that Street Fighter 2 garnered enough fame to be recognized on its own already in the gaming community....merchandise soon followed. You have board games, t-shirts, action figures, busts, pins, hats, comics, mangas and even....some animated television series and live action movie adaptions of the video game as well. Anybody can remember Jean Claude Van Damne portraying himself as Guile in the live action move Street Fighter: The Movie.....Which like Super Mario Bros. The Movie failed to be well perceived. And to make a note, Previously a couple of years ago Street Fighter was re-released on various home consoles (The big current 3 of video game consoles now). Capcom released a Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo in HD to be more visually appealing on modern day television screens along with other features like ranking board and capabilities to challenge someone on online gaming sessions. Yes Street Fighter 2 never gets old in this gamer's heart. And that's it for Street fighter 2 and in due time to celebrate the special release of the Street Fighter the 25th Anniversary game set I'm going to review and reminisce on Street fighter III: The Next Generation and of course Street Fighter IV. And just to strike the nail on the head of this subject I'm going to showcase and review some upcoming collectibles of Street Fighter memorabilia. Until next time everybody. Good day.

Street Fighter 2


Celebrations and festivities.

2012-08-30 16:45:49 by NewgroundSage
Updated

Its nice to make another post from my long little absence. The reason I'm posting here is to review, share and be joyous and merry with everyone and everything around me here. It took me little while to adapt and grow used to this site's new updated appearance and look. But all is well as long as Tom Fulp is still running the reigns here. But lets move onto my subject of the day. Basically two favorite games are coming out this year. One next month on the 18th and the other in November 2012. What games am I ranting and raving on? Well for starters they're both Capcom based games. The first is Resident Evil 6 which takes everyone back to the roots of pure madness and evil....And of course zombies are making a reappearance since they're long hiatus from Resident Evil 4. But what's being unveiled next month is the 25th Anniversary of one of my favorite (out of many) games to have ever hit both the public in arcades of the early nineties and eventually on various home consoles throughout the many years of its fame as well. Street Fighter 2!!!! And amongst many of the other entrees to the series that are keeping the game's legacy alive for the past decade of the time. The game series began early in prior to the nineties and this was back in the late eighties. Street Fighter unlike its sequels that would take center stage in a few years later hit the arcades and introduced two infamous characters along with two extras: Ryu, Ken, Gen, Adon and finally Sagat. The gameplay is very dated for a late eighties game. The controls are stiff as can be, in fact the controls is what makes the game so unbearable to begin with. Fighting in it can feel a bit sluggish and shotty. And then finally the stage music is a tiny bit bland though not too memorable as the series later sequels. The style of the game is neat yet rough along with me (as a nerd and fan) mocking Ryu's choice of hair color being RED! Instead of his iconic brown short styled Earth Warrior hair that I grew up to recognize and admire. Another thing to mention is that the game's early attempt to use a voice chip at the time was a neat step to try and get a "real" feel of the fighting game, Back then it would be a real shocker listening to a arcade machine mocking you and congratulating you for a successful victory and a job well done after each fight. I can imagine the look on children's faces "Woah man! The game is talking to me!" but when you look and listen to it now its a bit dry, bland and in some occasions a bit annoying too. Especially when you lose many times, It gets very unnerving after while. The games difficulty is also merciless in later levels (usually when you reach around levels 3 to 4!). The good part of Street Fighter was that you get to portray Ryu and undergo the aforementioned tournament before M. Bison makes the scene in SF2 by taking on Sagat who in many SF sequels would become a recurring arch nemesis to Ryu throughout their many years of fighting. A few more positives to note on Street Fighter is that you can take on a friend in a two player match, basically the classic Ryu versus Ken fight. Who ever won would go onto the tournament and take on everybody in the main story. Another thing was the when Capcom introduced the game in 1987 Street Fighter game cabinets didn't give out signature moves like they would on later games. Instead the arcade cabinets taunted and hinted that they were "secret moves" that could be executed in the game itself. Of course any die hard SF fan would already know these moves by now for two of the most basic classic old school fighter that are still brawling by the test of time today. Ryu and Ken's signature attacks are seen.....Everywhere today, even parodied and mocked in video game montages/parodies. But back then it was a different time. I bet you can imagine a player's face when they launched a Hadouken at their antagonizing adversary that had been beating the crap out of them throughout maybe four or five insulting losses. And to make things more cheerful about these attacks is that they're overpowering meaning that after say two or three Hadoukens your opponents are left on the ground writhing in agony and shame. Bumpers during the loading of matches (Before and after a fight) are a classic touch to this game too that is also introduced in the later SF games and have become a mainstay of the series. I always honestly found it a bit infuriating when your fighter gets the living crap beat out of them and they looked all bloodied and beaten which is also another love of mine for the series (Nothing brings a big smile and chuckle in my throat than watching a beaten bloodied Vega with his claw all bent and his porcelain like mask shattered all around his face). Street Fighter is an old overlooked outdated gem that if given the time, patience and of course overlooking the fails of the game can be a bit of a memorable (to some extent) game to add, collect in one's library if your a die hard SF or Capcom fan. Also to mention before we move on there's a interesting fighter that you face near Mount Rushmore who is almost a Mike Tyson based character which everyone knows that during the hype and craze in boxing with Mike Tyson taking center stage at the time countless games made Mike Tyson references (Even Nintendo made a contract with the guy to use his likeness and make a Punch-Out! game on NES home consoles). So in Street Fighter you go up against a guy named Mike who is an African-American boxer so its possible that this guy your up against is a prototype for Balrog who appears as a one of the three sub-bosses before M. Bison in SF2. You also go toe to toe against Geki who fights with a claw. Not only is this guy full of finesse and ninjitsu capabilities but also is definately walking example of whats to come one day in the future of SF and that is another sub-boss Vega. So even though this game is sighted as a beginning on one of the most beloved contributors to the fighting genre its also overlooked again for many good reasons. If your a fighting fanatic or into the genre, or if your interested on seeing and observing on what started the Street Fighter craze I encourage you to seek it out. Again you'll be disappointed on the age that this game has gone through but might enjoy the simple nostalgic value to it as well. You can find this game on the many ports I'm about to list: 1. TurboGrafx-CD (an attachement to the TurboGrafx-16) 2. Commodore 64 3. ZX Spectrum 4. Amstrad CPC 5. MS-DOS 6. Amiga 7. Atari ST. Those aren't the only ports of the home consoled version of the arcade game there's also a version for MS-DOS computers which was ported by a video game company called "Hi-Tech Expressions". And finally the current versions that are available to this current generation: 1. Capcom Arcade Hits Volume 1 for Windows PC 2. Capcom Classics Collection Remixed for the PlayStation Portable and finally 3. Capcom Classics Collection Vol. 2 for the PlayStation 2 and Xbox. The version I currently have is for my PS2 along with a few other titles on that one little disc. So if your brazen enough to try and seek it out again I encourage you for morbid curiosity but also to be prepared to have mixed emotions as much as I have. This is my conclusion for the first out of many reviews and of course historical discussions on my favorite past times. I hope for those who've read enjoyed this post and there is many more to come. Till we meet again! Good day.

Celebrations and festivities.



Fist of the North Star is embedded in most of the entertaining world yet for those that aren't familiar here is a bit of amusing trivial history. Fist of the North Star first originated as a manga that spans over 245 chapters through 1983 to 1988. Along the sucess of the series it was also turned into a television series back in 1984 made under the production of Toei. The whole series in general were know for its graphical depiction of violence. (The television series were know to be more graphic than the manga to a certain extent and it was originally made for audiacnes that were nine and up in that time) Most of the stories are centered on the central character Kenshiro who in appearance looks like cross between Bruce Lee and Mad Max of the Road Warrior movie arcs, He's given the nickname "The man with the seven scars". Kenshiro is the succesor of a fictional martial art known as Hokuto Shinken which is an assassin based art that utilises the 708 pressure points of the human body. Its style and usage can be both to heal and in most offensive actions to destroy. When this style is used the victims die horrible, grotesque, grisly deaths, In terms it destroys from within. Kenshiro is the successor of Hokuto Shinken along with 3 brothers, They contend very fiercely for the right to be heir to the art. Only can be chosen due to the style's deadly potential by the art's law. One master passes it on to one student out in every generation. Kenshiro was the chosen successor. The whole series is based in a post apocalyptic setting where gangs and theives thrive over the land and over the weak. Kenshiro protects the innocent and punishes those that cause havok and villany. Kenshiro meets many friends and enemies over his travels while trying to find his eldest brother Raoh his nemesis. Besides the successes of the manga and animes there were a whole bunch of merchandise of the series along the line of video games. The newest entry to the series is Fist of the North Star: Ken's Rage that is made and developed by Koei the same creators that brough a bunch of Dynasty Warriors games. Fist of the North Star is one of my personal favorite series around and hopefully you might take interest as well after reading this post. Until next time fellow Newgrounders. See you!

Hokuto no Ken/Fist of the North Star.



I'm hoping to make simple talk to movies about certain subjects, Things we can all relate to. Besides being a personal thing I want to reach my hand out to the community and interact with it as well. I'll be recording a bit of web cam movies on my profile. I'm Dwain Collins, A.K.A NewgroundSage. This goes against my personal code of conduct and safety yet I feel rather tired of hiding behind my computer screen for the rest of my days. Feel free to post on my wall on Facebook and I can try and experiment topics, events minor little attributes to our times. I'll be dressed up for the occasions (I personally prefer being a sharp dress man) and make good on my words. Hopefully this will come into fruition soon. Now that you know my identity fellow Newgrounders its time to make the best of it! I'll start my recordings very soon. Until then, we'll meet again. Good Day.



I've been really depressed lately, I've been suffering by my own hand. My worse obstacle to overcome that has burdened me since I was 14 years old is a broken heart. My suffering began by the hands of death, My mother suffered from various species of cancer. It literally ate away at her. When her time came to leave this world I was in utter despair. When she died I fell in a sprial of uncontrollable rage, My sanity diminishing, My thoughts running rampant and eluding me. Death bekoning me with open arms to embrace death myself, Suicidal thoughts strummed through my head yet, I fought its inviting invitations. I used to think that it was my fault that her death came into being. Yet after searching within myself I concluded that it wasn't my fault it was a natural thing, A force far beyond my own control. As one trouble snuffed out a new suffering begins. I am suffering from a "Broken Heart". I fought with it for 8 years of my pathetic life, Wondering and dreaming of when I will find somebody to be at my side. Finding somebody to love me for who I am, To comfort me and whisper in my ears intricate things and assure me that everything is all right. I have constant dreams of women beckoning me in open arms and promises to be at my side and to never leave me to languish in this cold world of loneliness. Yet when I awaken I find them gone, Just a dream. I suffer all the symptons of a broken heart except for the radical natures: Suicide and Nausea. Other than that I have all of the following symptons. Go ahead mock me if you want but I speak the truth, Read on Wikipedia type down: Broken Heart and read for yourselves. Even as I type I can feel my mind and heart slowly gradually depleting. My heart especially aches and writhes with pain, Rivers of my own tears come and go uncontrollably. I think I am destined to die alone. No hope to escape my own personal damnation, No chance for salvation within myself. I can continue coping with it but my own question is how long can I hold it in until I it become my own undoing? I tried to seek romance yet no woman wants me for who I am, I wait for love to come my way yet again I am ignored by the rigid hands of fate. Cast out of the peace in my mind and cast in my own personal torment. I am the Sorrow, and my tears are my only friends in this disjointed world. I suffer each passing day knowing that no one will come my way, I personally ask you fellow Newgrounders. Have any of you felt this agonizing pain before? Let me know that I'm not the only one slowly being devoured by this ever expanding void within my heart. I will never find peace as long as I subside here in this world. I must carry on my endless struggle within myself. Rest well my fellow Newgrounders, I wait to see my unknown fate. Good day.



I've been playing Borderlands lately and its a very fun entertaining game. Since it released the same following year after the release of Fallout 3 there almost identical to a certain extent. I've made a few observational point of views in the following: 1. Both games stories take place in a post apocalyptic setting. 2. These were both action RPG games. 3. You meet various survivors and hostile lifeforms, Likewise in Fallout 3. 4. Both games have various missions, Mainly side quests and the main storyline. And finally 5. Both games have the main characters scavenge for items and Weapons and earn certain currency in there different worlds. So I've basically shown you a small list of the games similarities. Now we have a small list of the things that set them apart from eachother respectfully: 1. In Fallout 3 you were able to customize your character while in Borderland you were only able to customize the color of your characters clothing. (For mutiplayer individuality) 2. In both games you are able to choose abilities that were suitable to your needs, However the difference is very noticeable. In Fallout 3 you can become whoever you desire to be while in Borderlands you are limited to your abilities by the characters presented in the game. (Bruiser, Sniper, Soldier, and a Siren) 3. Both stories a fairly similiar but are all around different, Fallout 3 you save or destroy mankind. In Borderlands your on a quest to finding a vault with supposed secresy that the lands inhabitants are dying to discovering for themselves. 4. Items and weapons are very different in gameplay wise, In Fallout 3 you scanvenged, made and welded existing weapons together while in Borderlands the game randomly generated particular guns together for a certain character. And finally 5. The games styles are very different from eachother, Fallout 3 aims at being more realistic while Borderands has that distinct comic/manga feel to it. In conclusion both games are very good but the prblem is to me is there almost the same just slightly different. For those that want experience them individually or (in a funner twist) together should go and check'em out. I hope you've enjoyed this post and have a great day for me!

Borderlands v.s. Fallout 3.


Dead Rising 2

2011-01-05 01:23:57 by NewgroundSage

To me its one of the best games ever conceived into this world. Its a bit of a rehash of the first game, Yet it seems it has bit of surprises for players that have admired the series. When you first step foot into Fortune City you see a typical man who looks ragged and slightly worn from within. Yet what keeps Chuck Greene going is the survivability of his daughter, Who he must a strange experimental drug called Zombrex which prevents her from turning. Chuck encounters alot of bizarre things in his stay in Fortune City, Especially when theres a conspiracy lingering in the air. Encounter survivors, psychopaths and endless hoardes of a bunch of shuffaling undead. I felt many emotions in gameplay wise. I felt courageous, shock, fear, anger, ect. When your neck deep in the undead...What else is there to do? I really did enjoy my Christmas present. I'm looking up into getting Dead Rising 2: Zero Case and Case West to see a prequel and a sequel in this game's story. And now to ask you my fellow Newgrounders this unique question. Who are your faivorite character in these games and why? Till I post again Newgrounders, Good Day!

Dead Rising 2