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Mortal Kombat X – Part 2

27 Jul

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by Lucas

Hello everybody, here we are for Mortal Kombat X – Part 2!

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In this post, we’re going to cover some basic concepts of the attack types available in the game:

  • High: attacks that hit high can be blocked simply by holding block (standing or crouching). If your opponent crouches without blocking, your high attack will miss, passing over his head.
  • Mid: like high attacks, mid attacks can be blocked simply by holding block. However, your opponent will get hit by mid attacks if he crouches without blocking.
  • Low: you can only block low attacks by holding block while crouching.
  • Overhead: you can only block overhead attacks by holding block while standing.
  • Throw: cannot be blocked. However, you can crouch without blocking or you can escape by pressing a punch or a kick button (tech).

Mixing all those attacks in different ways (mix up) forces your opponent to guess how to defend. If he does it wrong, in some cases, you will be able to follow your attack with combos and cause high damage!

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Cricket Time!

8 Jul

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by Danilo

Hello folks!

It’s summer in UK and that means: Cricket!
The cricket season started a few months ago, but this season is not just any season.

braceThat’s right, The Ashes started today at 7 am BR Time, the venue: Swalec Stadium, Cardiff city, Wales.
The last competition in 2013 went badly for England, ending in a 5-0 loss to Australia or a whitewash as it is called. Now, two years later, they’re playing again in England for the first series of 5 matches. The second and final series will be held in Australia during their (our) summer.
Will England get their revenge on last ashes whitewash? We’ll see.

More info on the topic on http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/cricket/
See you later folks!

P.S: If you know jack about cricket and didn’t understand a thing about this post, check this out: https://tribalingua.wordpress.com/2013/12/13/cricket/

Football Positions Demystified – Defenders

8 May
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by Douglas
Playing from the backfield formation, defenders are the players focused on intercepting the final  moves from the opponents which are attacking forwards.
In general, they are taller than the other players and in some cases it is very common to see them showing limited skills when controlling the ball, despite some of them being skillful as midfielders.
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These guys have as their main characteristic the capacity of breaking a dribble, or changing pass to the other side, on an impressive accurate timing.
When they are really talented, capable to tackle most of the times, they are said to be safe harbor to the goal keepers, since they will probably share all the hard defensive work.
Nowadays, professional players from this position are bringing wonderful quality to the field, where it looks like they’ve evolved.
For sure it’s a concrete fact,  and as example to prove this we can take the 16th match of Champions League, Chelsea 2 vs  2 Paris SG, at the Stamford Bridge stadium. To summarize this draw, PSG defenders David Luiz and Thiago Silva basically saved the team scoring one goal each one in a very exciting battle.
Their posture in this game was really brave, stopping Chelsea attack with an absolute concentration level, covering all defensive field and putting an extra contribution doing the attack service on corner plays.
On the other hand, in the next round, PSG confronted Barcelona and the scenario changed completely. Thiago Silva was out because of an injury and David Luiz was still recovering from an injury and wasn’t in 100 percent conditions. As a consequence, Barcelona imposed the high level as usual this season, where Luiz Suarez scored 2 goals performing incredible nutmegs over David Luiz before strike on both.
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Of course there are uncountable well talented defenders around the world, we can name lots of them along the history. But the facts described above, in this specific situation, was a simple approach to showing how fast – sometimes unfairly – defenders are exposed to live days of heavens and hell.
They can be heroes in some moments but can the be found completely defeated in others. This is a fact completely understandable for the fans, as it’s part of the football magic. For this reason, good defenders will be always remembered for their glories as legends.
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P.S. Nutmegs / Tunnel (UK) = Caneta / Rolinho (BR)

Games – Mortal Kombat – Part 1

28 Apr

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by Sub-Lucas

Hey Kombatants, how are you doing?

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Today I’m going to talk about the brand new Mortal Kombat X, the latest installment of the famous fighting game franchise, released on April 14th.

Mortal Kombat X’s roster includes classic returning characters such as Scorpion, Sub-Zero, Raiden, Liu Kang, Kano, Mileena, Kitana and Goro, and also a few newcomers like Cassie Cage (the daughter of Johhny Cage and Sonya Blade), Jacqui Briggs (the daughter of Jax), Takeda (the son of Kenshi), the western gunslinger-style Erron Black and the archer Kung Jin.  selectionmkx

 One of the most notable additions of this game’s version is that each character has three different variations, each one containing different moves and gamestyles. That allows the player to pick his favourite character and adapt him/her for specific situations or opponents.

 

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 In the next post of this series we’ll talk about some basic techniques that can be used in Mortal Kombat X or in any other fighting game.

 

See you!

Interesting Sports – Wife Carrying

25 Feb

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by Pamela

After months researching, I’ve finally chosen the next sport to present you: Wife Carrying.

There are many versions of how the sport was created and all of them include men stealing women from villages in the 19th century. But it was only in 1999 that was founded the ‘North American Wife Carrying Championship’, which is held annually in mid-October at Sunday River Resort in Maine.

I bet you are imagining something dumb, like some men running with their wives on their shoulders… And that is exactly what it is!

Of course there are rules about the competitors:

  • They don’t have to be legally married
  • Helmets are required for the carried by the World Championship rules – but not for North American rules
  • The carries may use a belt – this is the only special equipment allowed
  • World Championship’s rules set a weight limit of 49 kilograms / 108 pounds, and weight belts are used to make up any difference in weight. North American rules don’t limit the weight.

There are also some simple rules about the competition:

  • All the teams – carrier and carried – run the course two at a time. The two fastest qualify for a final heat, which defines the winner of the event.
  • If a competitor drops his teammate, they will be penalized with 5 seconds added to their time.
  • Team may not advance on the course without their wives being carries, otherwise they are disqualified
  • The man can carry the woman as he wish. The most popular way is the Estonian Carry, but the Piggyback and Fireman’s Carry are also commonly used.

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The course length is 254 meters / 278 yards. North American courses are usually run on an uneven ground with some level of elevation change, but the World Championships are run on a flat track. Courses usually include a couple of dry obstacles and one water obstacle.

Whoever had already carried someone like that for a few steps can imagine how uncomfortable it must be to run and cross obstacles with someone hanging from your neck.

Well, it’s like we say around here “There’s always a looney for everything in this world”.

That’s all Folks! Hope you enjoyed.

World of RPG

24 Feb

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by Thiago

Hello people, I’m Thiago. I used to be a Bamamaha before that ship sinked and this is my first post here =)
I’m here to talk to you about RPGs and this may or may not be part of an ongoing series so lets get this started then.

So, what is an RPG?

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RPG stands for Role Playing Game, it can be an electronic game, or a tabletop one. In this series I’ll mostly talk about tabletops since that’s where the magic is.
A RPG is much like a game of pretend we played as little kids, but with some rules to guide us trough the challenges and balance the characters. You also have a dungeon master that is someone who guides the game, it’s plot, and what characters will meet.

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Now you might think this is silly and it’s a children’s game. But then, good sir/madam, I would have to say that you are wrong.
RPGs are a great way to develop critical thinking, resource management, social skills, and also escape reality for a while.

And if you don’t believe me, well.. I’m living proof that this works. I used to be way more closed and introspective before I started sacrificing souls to Satan while playing RPG, and they helped me build lots of amazing friendships in the process.

And yeah… I think I’ll just leave it at that for now. I promise I’ll post more about RPG in the future. Starting from the following image, what exactly are these?

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Bye =)

Movie Review – Clue

20 Feb

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by Laura

Hi folks!!

Today’s movie is old but gold! Lol… Just kidding…

Today I’m going to talk about Clue! Yes, Clue! And you didn’t read it wrong, this post will be about the movie and not about the board game.

I don’t know if you were aware of it, but for me it was a surprise. I did not know about this movie, which is based on the Clue game. So when I was surfing on the internet, looking for an interesting movie to watch, I have found Clue!

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Clue  is a mystery comedy movie from 1985 based on the board game of the same name.

The story here is about six guests who are invited to a party in a strange mansion. All the six guests have something in common, but they don’t know what those are yet.

So during dinner, the link between them is revealed: they are all being blackmailed by the same person: Mr. Body.

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After dinner, they all went to the library, to figure out a way to avoid each one’s blackmail. The light goes out, a gun is triggered and Mr. Body shows up dead. And so they started to distrust one another.

As the guests keep discussing about their problems and who is Mr. Body’s killer, a lot of strange things happen in the mansion and other people end up dead just like him. The interesting thing to notice is that every one of them has some kind of motive to kill all of the victims.

At the end, and after the police arrived, the mystery is solved!

Personal opinion: Well, I’m really addicted to thriller movies and Clue is not the best movie I ever seen. It has a light thriller in it and a lot of comedy stuff, which makes the movie more comic than tragic, I guess.

However, for those who like the game, as I do, it was very catching because I was anxious to see how it would finish. How will they keep the game’s spirit? And the grand finale was a real surprise! They presented 3 different possible endings!! How’s that? Just like the game, right? So cool…

“Unlike the game, Clue doesn’t take murder seriously. Writer-director Jonathan Lynn has made a campy non-thriller rather than laying down the mystery and then having fun with it; the comedy kills the plot.” – San Francisco Chronicle

Fun fact

In keeping with the nature of the board game, the movie’s theatrical release displayed one of three possible endings, with different theaters receiving each ending. In the film’s home video release, all three endings were included.