Not so much to say I guess... Missed out another practice opportunity on friday, I just arrived in Milan on Saturday right before the beginning of tournaments. It was the last ranbat before Christmas (is it that big of a deal? Apparently yes), so the turnout was a bit lower than expected. Well, SFIV was still around 16 people, with some new guys joining, but 3rd Strike was just a 5 men battle. Yeah... A lot of our usual people had other things to do, other guys there could have joined but weren't really interested, so I said fuck it and let's roll this way. I placed 2nd again but this time it didn't feel that good, Spinal got 3rd place and of course fran won (using Yun all the time). I beat everyone else quite convincingly during the tournament, but he just destroyed me both in group and final, so I've got a lot to think about for next time. In the final I just looked like a food with no solution to his improved dive kick game, I guess...
It's a shame that we keep missing players like LEVA and mitsu at the ranbats, by the way. And many others could come more as well, but that's how it goes this season, so whatever.
SFIV results were pretty much the usual, with Rushing (AB/VI) taking it, followed by Coden (SA) and Bucio (RY). This weekend they'll go to this tournament in Rome to clash again with the guys that, as of now, won more in SFIV. Let's hope for a good battle. Yeah, because that kinda rivalry is the only interesting thing I can find in SFIV :/
But let's back to us. We spent Sat night at EXG's playing 3rd Strike, of course. Fran immediately passed out for like some hours (and later came back to beast on us), while me, EXG and Togo kept rotating. Following day I was in good company and took a nice walk in the center of the city, which was nice. I also found the lamest Starbucks' ripoff ever, THIS, but let me say that it rocked, ahah. It's just starbucks with a different name, so it worked out pretty well!
And that's it for the weekend. Let's talk about shooting games now. It's been a while since last time we had something this big, but this week we published Peyosan's amazing Dodonpachi Dai Ou Jou western record. Check it out here, it's worth it. Definitely made me miss those good old shmups times... Well, Mushi Futari 1.5 etc. etc. will definitely pass by my house for some reason, so I'll check it out. I don't know if I want to mess with downloads and stuff, and they also say that Black Label is fucked up somehow, so maybe I'll just check out Ultra to see what happens... You never now.
Anyway, major props to Jck for encoding Peyo's video that well. It looks amazing even on YouTube.
So that's all. Next post will be about... Uh, I have no idea.