Meet the lead game developer behind the Etika Red and Blue

Meet the young prodigy, games programmer Lorrane is developing the first ever Etika Red & Blue fan made YouTube inspired video game

 

 

 

Founder of  and creator of Etika: Red and Blue. Lorrane tends to talk about animation and game development a lot. She is the founder of  and creator of Etika: Red and Blue. She tends to talk about animation and game development a lot. I got the opportunity to discuss the details, lore and information regarding this ambitous and exciting project. 

 

(1) Joseph Opoku: So what is your name and how did you get into video game design ?

 

(1) Lorrane: 1. I’m Ashley Lorann Graham and I got into video game design when I was little. I always wanted to make something I saw on the screen.

 

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Meet the Extraordinary Tekken Professional Player Interview with ITS| Cuddlecore

Jeannail Carter is an astonishing, Tekken competitive player who competes for In The Skies e-Sports Team playing Tekken 7 she is a Ling Xiaoyu and Alisa Bosconovitch specialist 

 

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(1) Joseph Opoku:  How long have you been playing fighting games and what made you interested in the first place ?

 

 

(1) Cuddle_Core: I  have playing fighting games since I was very young. Around the age of 3.

 

(2) Joseph Opoku:  How did you get sponsored by ITS and what was the process like ?

 

(2) Cuddle_Core:  I got sponsored by ITS by being approached by the creator after she had seen me at a tournament or two in 2015-2016. I believe she sent me a message and asked if I would be interested based on the performances at tournaments she had seen me have. The process was very simple.She asked and I joined, Cuddle_Core is now a free agent or pursuing another career.

 

 

(3) Joseph Opoku:  Where are you located in North America ? 

 

(4) Cuddle_Core: I’m located in Chicago Illinois, In the suburbs

 

 

(5) Joseph: How did you come up with the alias Cuddlecore and does it have a meaning ?

 

(6) Joseph Opoku: Are you planning on competing in major fighting game tournaments such as EVO Japan and EVO 2018 in Las Vegas and Combo Breaker ?

 

(6) Cuddle_Core: Yes I plan on competing in a few tournaments this year including EVO 2018 in North America, combo breaker, KIT, Final Round. I graduate school may 2018 so it’ll be a little easier to go to a few more events. I’ll be able to get some more consistent tournament experience after that. School comes first of course.

 

(7) Joseph Opoku:  The fighting game community is mostly men as a female competitive player do you feel pressurised to win more than men ?

 

(8) Cuddle_Core: I don’t exactly feel more pressured by men to win more. However I, like many players have a standard. To win and to perform to our best ability. I am the most critical of myself. Though the community is mostly men, many of them are my friends and nothing but supporting when I lose or win, no pressure from them whatsoever.

 

(9) Joseph Opoku: 9. What type of skills does it take to be a great Tekken player do you need to learn combos, strings, frame data the match up, experience, or just have knowledge of the game ?

 

(9) Cuddle_Core: The advice I would give to ling and Alisa players who are trying to get noticed by a team is, don’t force yourself to get on a team. Let it be natural, let them approach you based on your skill alone,or whatever the reason they approach you. Always continue to do better because you want to be better, it helps keep the love of the game. When it becomes a matter of only getting good to be on a team , the love of the game can turn into a chore

Make sure to read the contracts that some teams have. And not jumping to the first team that offers if they don’t have what you’re looking for Advice I can give on winning tournaments, well based on what I’ve seen, it takes a great sense of mind and confidence. Having knowledge on all matchups, and being able to bring about that tournament edge when it’s time to. Being able to adapt on the spot, and adjusting when need be. It’s a progress but many people have done it.

 

(10) Joseph Opoku: Who are your favourite fellow competitive Tekken players ?

 

(11) Cuddle_Core: My favorite competitive players for tekken 7 are -weka (xiaoyu) Circa|Joey fury (Jack, Paul, gigas) ITS|Mak_nificent(Jack, drag) Vs|sperogin (Eddy,Paul) Mr naps(Bryan)

Though not all of them use my characters, I learn from their mentality when they play. Such presence of mind!

 

(12) What routine do you have, for competing in high level Tekken tournaments and locals in your local Tekken Scene ?

 

(12) Cuddlee_Core: My routine for practicing for tekken 7 and tournaments is I’ll practice character match ups for a few hours whole also practicing against other players. Players that are highly skilled in certain character matchups or are just skilled in general. (Usually I have them on speed dial)

Also to ensure that I get full maximum damage for punishing moves, I’ll set the cpu to do the punishable move while listening to the sound the cpu makes before the punish.

 

 

(13) Joseph Opoku: Do you play other games apart from Tekken 7 and fighting games ?

 

(13) Cuddle_Core: Other games that I have played are the resident evil series, uncharted series, kingdom hearts series, god of war series. I am definitely excited for soul Calibur 6 and excited for kingdom hearts 3, and God of war 4.

 

 

 

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Date published: 16/09/18

Written by: Joseph Opoku

Source: (1)  Jeannail Carter [Facebook] (2) ITS [eSport team] 

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BLACK CLOVER QUARTET KNIGHTS RELEASES TODAY!

 BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe is excited to showcase the final trailer to celebrate the launch of BLACK CLOVER QUARTET KNIGHTS out now on PlayStation®4 and PC. From today fans from across the world will be able to fight as their favourite Black Clover heroes and villains for the first time ever in a video game.

 

 

Online mode: 
Adaptation, quick thinking and team-play will be the key to victory over raw strength and devastating attacks, as players compete with their friends in thrilling 4-vs-4 battles across three gameplay modes. Players will be able to choose from 17 different fan favourite characters from the Black Clover universe, who will fill the roles of; Fighters, Shooters, Supporter or Healer in your team and offer unique strengths and abilities that will lead you to victory. 

About the story:
BLACK CLOVER QUARTET KNIGHTS also features an exclusive brand new story. Following a rare celestial event in the Black Clover World, a total eclipse, that occurs once per century will affect both the world and the heroes that live there. Yami, captain of The Black Bull, was turned back into a teenager. While Karna, an enigmatic magician, attacked the capital of the Clover Kingdom, bringing war to the world. In BLACK CLOVER QUARTER KNIGHTS, players will have to unravel the mysteries of the eclipse and fight to bring peace back to the kingdom.

The deluxe edition of BLACK CLOVER QUARTET KNIGHTS is exclusively available digitally now. It will feature the base game, the Season Pass and bonuses such as the Black Asta Costume, Young Yami early access and a memorial Stamp. The Season Pass will also be available as a standalone and is composed of 3 DLC packs and 1 additional DLC bonus pack.

BLACK CLOVER QUARTET KNIGHTS will be available on 14th September, 2018 on PlayStation®4 and PC. For more information about the game and other products from BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe please visit:

  • The BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Website
  • The BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Facebook
  • The BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Twitter

 

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Date published: 16/09/18

Written by: Joseph Opoku

Source: (1) Bandai Namco Entertainment, Re: Black Clover: Quarter Knights [Gamespress]

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SHADOW OF THE TOMB RAIDER AVAILABLE NOW WORLDWIDE

Square Enix®, Eidos-Montréal™, and Crystal Dynamics® are proud to announce Shadow of the Tomb Raider™, the latest entry in the critically acclaimed and award-winning Tomb Raider® series, is available now worldwide for the Xbox One family of devices including Xbox One X, the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, and Windows PC/Steam®.

To celebrate the release of Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Square Enix has released a stunning launch trailer highlighting the emotional journey that awaits players as they experience Lara Croft®’s defining moment.

“I’ve been a part of the reboot from the very start and it’s so gratifying to have helped shepherd the series along over the years,” said Dan Chayer-Bisson, Game Director at Eidos-Montréal. “Shadow of the Tomb Raider delivers something special for all fans of the series, whether this is your first Tomb Raiderexperience or you’ve played every installment. The team and I are proud of what we’ve created, and hope players everywhere enjoy Lara’s defining moment.”
 
“With Shadow of the Tomb Raider, our development team has done a marvelous job of creating a compelling conclusion to Lara’s origin story, while still showcasing our strengths as a studio,” said David Anfossi, Head of Studio at Eidos-Montréal. “Eidos-Montréal prides itself on building captivating, immersive worlds and Shadow of the Tomb Raider reinforces that pedigree in a significant way.”
 
In Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Lara must master a deadly jungle, overcome terrifying tombs, and persevere through her darkest hour. As she races to save the world from a Maya apocalypse, Lara will be forged into the Tomb Raider she is destined to be.
 
Created by a team of veteran Tomb Raider developers at Eidos-Montréal, in collaboration with Crystal Dynamics, the game is available now for the Xbox One family of devices, including Xbox One X, PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and Windows PC/Steam®.

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Official YouTube Channel: http://youtube.com/TOMBRAIDER

 

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Date published: 16/09/18

Written by: Joseph Opoku

Source: (1) From: Square Enix, Re: Shadow of the Tomb Raider [Gamespress]

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The Immortal Iron-Fist was something else [Iron-Fist Season 2 Netflix Review]

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Date published: 16/09/18

Written by: Joseph Opoku

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My Hero Academia Episode 61 Review – Phenomenal

Deku vs Kacchan Round 2 Fight – This is Bakugo Katsuki’s Resolve 

 

The number one anime of 2018 continues to blow people away, 15th of September was the date the anime community witnessed the main protagonist of My Hero Academia Izuku Midoriya and the deuteragonist, Bakugo Katsuki, these two compelling well-developed characters share an intriguing dynamic. Koehi Horikoshi and Studio Bones are really unleashing the power of the Shonen Battle anime archatypes, Izuku Midoriya and Bakugo Katsuki are two sides of the same coin, during my expereince witnessing another legendary anime battle, I saw that this episode was based on Bakugo Katsuki fully deducing Deku’s quirk and the origins of how All-Might chose Izuku as his successor.

The voice actor Nobuhiko Okamoto (seiyuu) for Bakugo Katsuki, showed his true passion for this role, going so far to even shout and display the raw talent of voice actors to endure a voice crack during the intense fight scene but this episode was more than just a fight, Kohei Horikoshi is a great writer to ensure the main rival’s accountability is taken into consideration in this scene, from challenging Deku to a fight, exposing Deku from realising his power was borrowed, even though Deku did tell him, and him being kidnapped by the League of villains and having to experience that traumatic kidnapping but he held his own, and was able to show his true intentions of becoming a hero by looking up to All-Might. 

Daiki Yamashita was also phenomenal, as he displayed true passion and tenacity, through his performance as a seiyuu, his voice portrayed the main character who is Deku in an epic way, Deku was the only character who knew what true despair was, he was alone, powerless and pretty much useless back in season 1 and now he has made a drastic change and improvement, he has gone Beyond, Plus Ultra, Izuku now in season 3 is developing his quirk for himself and finally decided to stop using his arms and fingers so much, emulating Toshinori Yagi but his training with Sorahiko also known as Gran Turino, a legendary retired pro-hero, former home room teacher at U.A High School and mentor to Toshinori Yagi and Izuku Midoriya, Gran Torino is an extremely short, elderly man who has short spiky hair and a beard.

His hero costume consists of a full body monochrome suit along with a yellow cape, a belt with the letter “G” on it, very thick yellow gloves and boots, and a dark domino mask which resembles two diamonds, Gran Torino can shoot air from the propulsion boosters at the bottom of his feet, giving him an incredible jumping ability at great speed. 

Furthermore, the art and animation and special effects of both Deku and Bakugo for instance Deku’s neon lightning effect from his version of All for One and Bakugo’s explosive flames were so dramatic, I witnessed Bakugo throwing Deku right on some handrail and the metal handrail, and collateral damage which could be seen as vandalism, the scenes was literally like a superhero street fight and after the fight Bakugo finally vented to Deku about how he is so angry about how weak he, supposedly thinks he is and Deku was trying to help his rival to become stronger, Bakugo shrouded all that pain, regret, jealousy and resentment. 

Overall Episode 61 of Boku no Hero Academia was epic, this episode was more than just your typical fight Deku was amazing and fought back and displayed his true intentions, emotions and fight ability to his rival they both engaged in combat and words, it was phenomenal, the Japanese writers, producers, developers and distrubutors, Funimation, Crunchyroll, Bones Studio, ありがとうございました Arigatou gozaimashita.

I’m anticipating greatness from Kohei Horikoshi’s manga, and the anime adaption also the movie My Hero Academia: Two Heroes is released for a limited time in North America dubbed from September 25th until October 2nd 2018, make sure you check out if you’re in the area at this juncture in times here.

 

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Date published: 16/09/18

Written by: Joseph Opoku

Source: (1)  Shokubby [YouTube] (2) My Hero Academia Two Heroes [Funimation]

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Sonic Animated Series in development Confirmed

The speedster blue-blur is back at it again, SEGA has confirmed that another animated series is in the works

 

The  Production Manager Cel La Flaca on Sonic Mania Adventures, has revealed that a new, ambitious project is in development, in Burbank, California. SEGA recently revealed at this year’s SXSW Sonic Mania Adventure’s and it was a massive success the animated, short series which is now available to watch here, was used as promotional too for the Sonic Mania Plus DLC add-on game that is released and it has received positive reviews from the critics and sonic gaming community. 

Check out the image of the production manager alongside classic sonic below it’s awesome.

 

I wonder if this will be on Netflix, the animation style, story, lore and if it will be worth getting into Sonic needs a new catalyst to breath life into the franchise on a whole, originally Sonic Mania Plus was the sole purpose for the previous animated short cartoons with no dialouge so this could be the development of a new Sonic Mania cartoon which coud be canon to the game or a completely new project only time will tell.

 

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Date published: 15/09/18

Written by: Joseph Opoku

Source: (1)  noodleofthedead [Instagram] 

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Meet Jason Todd the second Robin, and Dick Grayson’s Replacement

Jason Todd has been revealed for Titans (2018) this is badass !

 

I’m so excited, Titans has a lot of potential to be epic, and yes I mean that I know a lot of the comic book community online are in an uproar due to this show being too dark and many leaks and official press pictures and also the reveal trailer for the live action adaption of Titans being revealed at SanDiego Comic-con, but this brand new character announcement will rectify this, actor Curran Walters will officially potray the iconic second Robin Jason Todd. 

The clip below, eventhough it is breif gives us a breif overview of the interesting dynamic between the original first Robin Dick Grayson and the second Robin Jason Todd, both of them are significant members of the Batman Family.

 

 

 

 

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Date published: 14/09/18

Written by: Joseph Opoku

Source: (1)  IT’S TRAILER TIME [YouTube] 

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