For those who haven’t seen the segment, it had the team (cosplaying as Eeveelutions) trying to figure out Sylveon’s type. First, Shoko (playing Sylveon) pulled out some Nunchucks….but then got shoved inside a drum by a big burly guy, implying Sylveon is not a Fighting type, and in fact is probably weak to them. Next, she broke a block of ice. Akiyama and the others suggested that she may be a Steel type as a result of these two results, and decided to test the idea. The method they came up with? Seeing if she resisted Poison by having her put her head in a box and expose her to some really bad smelling items. That…didn’t work out so well for Shoko. Not clear if that was meant to imply Poison was super effective, or that it was just effective, but at least it was clear that Sylveon lacked the Poisin immunity of Steel.
(Yes, crazy stuff like this is typical of Smash)
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The Neo-Geo X will bring SNK to the next generation
SNK has given a license to a manufacturer called Blaze to bring back the Neo-Geo to the gaming community, and they seem to have done a fantastic job. The system appears to be a slightly more compact version of the Neo-Geo AES, but with a fundamental difference. It doesn’t have a cartridge slot, but instead, a dock for the handheld, which is the brains of the system.
The Neo-Geo X is truly the handheld device which looks in size comparable to the PSP, sporting a 4.3 inch screen with a concave analog stick, face and shoulder buttons. Having not seen the back of the device, it seems to take its hardware design a bit from Apple. Looking like an iPhone 5 with buttons on it being flat and all, so how comfortable this will be for extended periods of gaming. Who knows.
The device is pre-loaded with 20 games, which worried me that it was going to be another Atari Flashback style console, but it does appear to take games on SD Cards, so future releases for the Neo-Geo X are almost assured, which is fantastic because I would love to see ports of Neo-Geo Pocket games and other Neo-Geo titles be released on the system.
Though, that isn’t what makes this alluring. The dock and the controller for at home use does. The device connects with HDMI, so if you have a bad upscaling chip in your HDTV, this won’t have an issue with it. The controller however is a direct replica of the Neo-Geo home console controller, designed for the best at home arcade experience money can buy. It only comes with one controller sadly in the Gold Edition bundle, but, you can buy a second one separately when this is released on December 6th, 2012.
All in all, count me excited and probably an earlyish adopter of this system when it comes out. SNK is an overlooked developer here in the states, and I hope this might open people up to their amazing games.
U.S. Defense Secretary hopes the Iraqi government to allow the continued presence of U.S. troops
Panetta new U.S. Secretary of Defense on July 10 surprise visit to Iraq, this is his first visit to Iraq since taking office, so the media tracking and focus. Afghanistan to Iraq in Baghdad by the way, Panetta told reporters accompanying the United States in Iraq to establish “sufficient stability” in order to avoid a “base” and other radical organizations of the safe harbor. Panetta also bluntly stressed that he would encourage the U.S. military presence on Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki to make a decision, “I hope the Iraqi government to allow us to stay.”
Middle East analysts believe that Panetta his inauguration, he hurried visit to Iraq, the intention is twofold. First, hope that the Iraqi government “request” the continued presence of U.S. forces to maintain U.S. strategic interests in Iraq; the second is to stop and prevent further penetration of Iran in Iraq.
U.S. presence in the request wow gold(www.wow77.com) ”very urgent”Recently, the rising violence in Iraq, near Baghdad in a month, a spate of bombings, worrying security situation in Iraq after the withdrawal of U.S. forces can be controlled. June 15 U.S. soldiers were killed in Iraq, making June a U.S. military death toll in two years up to a month. The United States had previously expressed the hope that the Iraqi initiative to extend the duration of presence of U.S. troops in Iraq, but Iraq has not been this open position.
Iraq, the mainstream media “Morning Post” reported that the online version of 11, traveling to Iraq during the period in Panetta, located in central Baghdad, the Iraqi government and the embassies where the Green Zone was 3 rocket attacks, “although there were no casualties occur, but these rockets is clearly directed at the Panetta to go, or is the trip to Iraq to Panetta warned. “
Moment, the U.S. military presence in Iraq for less than 5 million people, according to Iraqi and U.S. signed in 2008 Status of Forces Agreement, the U.S. military should withdraw from Iraq by end of this year. Cairo University professor of international relations, Iraq expert Hadi Bu in the interview with this reporter when very sure that: “The U.S. simply can not leave when the evacuation would be tantamount to win its war through the ‘bonus’ hand over to others . “How to leave gracefully, the United States efforts to solve the problem.
Panetta During the visit, an American soldier on the Iraqi leaders “are prepared to effectively manage the country” to Panetta questions. Panetta said that Iraq’s “hesitant” to make the U.S. “angry.” He asked the Iraqi government as soon as the appointment of Defense Minister, and formally presented after the end of December this year, the U.S. military remain in Iraq. A U.S. senior military official said, regarding the request made in Iraq “very urgent.”
Iraq has not yet made a final decision
Iraqi President Jalal Talabani has said Iraq within two weeks of each party will determine the need for U.S. troop withdrawal deadline of the end of the left part of the army, led by Shiite Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki’s government has said a group opposed to the U.S. military presence. What will happen then is unclear. The suspense, the United States quite tangled. If rejected, then the long-term business in Iraq and pay will no doubt be in vain. Panetta this line is to do the work of Iraqi leaders, urging the Iraqi government to make a positive statement, in case of emergency.
Some analysts here believe that the Iraqi politicians rarely willing to openly asked the U.S. military presence, however, the U.S. military in Iraq only after a formal request to stay in Iraq more recent deterioration of security situation makes the continued presence of U.S. troops is very urgent. This forms a difficult to solve the deadlock. In this deadlock, the Iraqi Shiite leader Muqtada al-Sadr’s attitude is essential. Sadr’s strongly anti-American Shiite militants, often demands the immediate withdrawal of U.S. troops in Iraq. And al-Sadr to help the current Iraqi government to rule on the issue have been the support, which makes more difficult for the Iraqi government clearly requires the continued presence of U.S. troops in Iraq.
U.S. concerns about Iran’s initiative mess
Because of the geographic neighbors, the same religion and culture are similar and other unique reasons, Iranian influence in Iraq than the United States is much greater impact on the latter. Moreover, Iran’s diplomacy in Iraq frequently to take a proactive tactics, just before the two sides signed a series of cooperation agreements, covering a number of substantive areas. This leaves the U.S. worry, fear of Iran, Iraq, this “magnet” to absorb, so Panetta Iraq to the pre-done homework.
11, Al Jazeera reported that “the United States in Iraq and Iran’s forces have continued to grow in the Gulf region are extremely worried.” According to statistics, was killed in Iraq June 15, more than half of U.S. troops are killed by rockets. U.S. officials said the rocket was in Iraq from the Iranian Shiite Muslim militants get. To this end, Panetta clearly prove safety of Iran, saying “Iran is providing weapons and insurgents in Iraq are U.S. soldiers killed in action leading to the culprit.” Recently, senior U.S. officials repeatedly warned the threat from Iran. U.S. ambassador to Iraq, Jeffrey said last week that the United States “can be used in court,” evidence that Shiite militants attack U.S. military weapons from Iran. Joint Chiefs of Staff Mike Mullen has also made the same, said.
Panetta said on June 11th, in recent weeks for Iraq to provide weapons to Iran to give “great concern.” Other U.S. government and military officials also said that the Iranian Revolutionary Guard in Afghanistan and Iraq in recent months, armed with weapons, in order to facilitate accelerated withdrawal of U.S. troops. He urged Iraqi leaders to take action against the violence in Iraq. Some analysts said, as the U.S. prepared to withdraw troops from Iraq and Afghanistan, the United States and Iran in the region struggle will escalate. (In U.S. correspondents in Egypt Correspondent Huangpei Zhao Wen Xian Zhang Yang)
More pre-order bonuses for InFamous 2
Got your pre-order in for InFamous 2 yet? ‘Cause the US deal just got a little sweeter.
Gamespot reports Sony has added four new in-game items to the existing pre-order bonuses. Those who pre-order either the standard or Hero editions will receive a code to download:
- Reaper skin: play in the guise of one of the first game’s villains
- Sly’s Cane: Sly Cooper’s signature weapon
- Samurai Sword: weapon
- Caveman Club: weapon
These bonuses apparently apply to all major games retailers, and are in addition to retailer-specific bonuses available at Amazon, Best Buy, Gamestop and Walmart.
InFamous 2 is a PlayStation 3 exclusive, and releases on June 7 in the US, June 8 in Europe and June 10 in the UK.