Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Site Update

Well it's been a week and I'm having second thoughts on the 300 MB/10 GB hosting. I don't think it could handle the site since this online blog gets 150-200 hits a day so add more hits to that and lots of image downloads the 10 GB of bandwidth probably won't last for a month and the site would be down all the time. The next step up is 500 MB/70 GB for $91 a year and that's a tad expensive for my liking right now (even though that is extremely cheap for hosting) since I need to be saving for school. So I need to figure out what I'm going to do yet again. Sorry for all the delays, I'll try and work this out as fast as possible.

Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Joe Madureira Online!

Site Preview
I have some great news for all you Joe Madureira fans out there! I think I've found a host for the site. The host isn't charging very much a month so I think I'm going to start paying for a 300 MB data/10 GB bandwidth Hosting service for the Joe Madureira Site. If the bandwidth exceeds the 10 GB a month then I'll have to pay about twice as much so hopefully hosting tons and tons of Mad! art won't kill the site every month.

I have the layout all done and am working on the content part of the site right now, I think I'll release the site as soon as possible and just take my time with the content.
Oh yeah, I think I'm going to call the site Joe Madureira Online instead of the Joe Madureira Fansite. What do you guys think?

Expect it to be up in the next week or so! I'm really excited to get this going and I hope you are too.

Monday, July 04, 2005

Darkstalkers Update

Over at the shoryuken.com forums Erik Ko from Udon made an annoucement about what is happening with Udon in the near future.

About a Darkstalkers #7
"we are working on it now. Cant make any promises yet, as we are still working out different artists schedules. But plans are to "Season 2" starting early 2006."

About Street Fighter II and Udon Publishing
This will be in the October Previews Catalog that ships last Wed of July...For the Alpha fans, do not worry. We named it SFII becoz of a few reasons -

We took a longer than expected break due to a lot of factors. Mainly is that UDON will be going solo publishing ourselves. Devils Due is a great publisher, but we feel that it is about time that we move forward to be a REAL publisher. Between you and me here, by going solo, we can have access to a lot of info (like checking stock, ship dates, etc) directly and hopefully my schedule permits I can give you guys updates faster.

But with the kinda extended break, we feel that it is better to restart from a #1. And since it is officially Ryu starting travelling around the world, it kinda fits into the SF II story more. Thats why we switch the title to SFII for a change. Do not worry, you will still see some SF Alpha characters. They are an integral part of the SF universe!

To me, Alpha and SFII is always like an integrated story. Capcom always told me we should not take each story too literal and die hard-ly say this is the definate cannon. Coz to them, they really did not consider every game happenning in the same time line. It is more like each game is their own "elseworld" thing to them. But when we started plotting out the comics, we feel that we should try hard to honor each element if possible. Given, some endings totally contradicted with each other. But we do want to assemble this puzzle in the best way we can to show a good picture!

It looks like there won't be a new Darkstalkers powerfoil by Joe in the near future so hopefully he will do something new for fans before 2006.