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Gaiden the Ring: Def Jam: Fight for NY: Part 2

Lil' Zerk X is back for another round of street fights against 2004's dopest rappers.

Wrestling is about telling stories. Those stories are usually very stupid. Here are some of them.

Feb. 14 2020

Cast: Vinny, Alex, Mike

Posted by: Abby

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Def Jam: Fight for NY

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Alex intense face when playing this game.

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Speaking of Devon Sawa aka Stan yous guys REALLY oughta Film & 40s “The Fanatic” it’s Fred Durst, John Travolta & Devon Sawa going at it!

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The fact that this character is not called b'zerk is a crime, a crime I tell ya! ;)

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Lexy is correct Bless is real, he’s so real he’s high school “friends” with Matt McMuscles. Also if you perform a Blazin as a finisher in the train yard against Trejo you get a stage fatality

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Rapt you guys continued with this! Game audio could definitely go up a tad if there’s more of this to come 🙏🏽

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I love how Alex's character, originally meant to be Son of Berserker from the old WWE games, continues to not even remotely resemble that character.

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Vinny having seen Solo and not Surviving the Game is among the least respectable facts I've ever heard.

Masa is John Leguizamo?

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Looking up on Twitter to see if there's a weed enthusiast/presidential campaign parody account using Joe Budden and find the actual Joe Budden's account instead. Not shocked to find out he's a podcast host, and at least one fan is cheering on his "asshole Joe" energy. Maybe he's like hip hop's Joe Roegan... oh man. So many more mistaken identity jokes to mine from this rabbit hole.

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I actually started watching a Mario van Peebles production on Netflix the other day! Superstition is a show where a family fights against the supernatural in the town of La Rochelle. It's pretty good, so far, in that I don't think the characters are overtly stupid as a plot point too often. It's got a real weird hazy color, though.

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i am living for this series right now :D loved this game so much back in the day, man if they could make a hd remaster of this would be amazing

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The way they spasm after a special move is real fucked for me.

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I spent so much time playing and replaying this game for the PSP. I'm happy Alex finally got some time to show off this gem

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every change you make to this character's appearance brings him closer and closer to looking like a modern day soundcloud rapper and i love it so much

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My knowledge of Joe Budden is that he had one popular hit in the late 90s/early 00s and is currently transitioned into a bitter old-head with his own podcast.

ADD: The ability to jump real high, but without the ability to survive the landing might it cool to do a base jump without having to sneak into the top floor of a building. That's probably the only use, though.

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Vinny’s reaction to Joe Budden was fantastic

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From a pro wrestler to evil scientist to Johnny Bravo in that subway.. Lil Zerk X is a real Homer Simpson of trying new careers.

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PLEASE do Film and 40's of Soul Plane

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White dude

His name was John

He had a Queen Bee Rules tattoo on his arm

He asked me if I'd be his date for the prom

He said he'd buy me a horse, a Porsche, and a farm

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Joe "Corn Pop" Budden

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I'm loving Mike's silly voices.

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I for one love Mike's terrible puns and jokes. May they live forever.

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Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic is from Croatia. Cro Cop = Croatian Cop

Right Leg puts you in the hospital. Left leg puts you in the cemetary.

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@heghmohqib: Was just chucking about this, Cro Cop, definitely not his real name lol.

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Like Vinny, I was not prepared for Joe Budden.

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CHOOSE GIRLFRIEND

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@alex Haven't seen it mentioned yet but Masa was throwing you into the wood because once you hit it three times it breaks and you can throw someone for a ring out, might help in a future fight.

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1) This is still great.

2) Soul Plane Film and 40s when?

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That is right response for Joe Budden. A one-hit wonder who found a second career being the Adam Corolla of Hip Hop. An unfunny, talentless and bitter loud mouth podcaster. It hasn't been brought up but it is disappointing that DMX is not in Fight for NY.

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No groin, no Krav Maga

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I'm fairly sure Lil' Kim would mop the floor with Carmen Electra, in 2004 or any year. As an aside, I wonder how they determined the stats in this game for the celebrities, e.g. who's fastest, who can walk off a piledriver, etc.

Excellent series so far, all!

Edit: As a fan of the 'Hitman' series, the bar fights are giving me flashbacks to that stupid sequence in 'Absolution' where you have to quick-time-event your way across the floor towards the bartender (somewhat-scuzzy-looking visuals included.)

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@awkwardl0ser: Considering Fred Durst's spate of appearances in videogames around this time, I'm surprised he hasn't turned up yet

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@tarmander: The twitching gets me, too. Reminds me of too many wrestling accidents.

On a slightly brighter note, it really demonstrates how the little details beside graphical fidelity (or otherwise) count, you know? The kind of thing I love about games, even if this particular detail makes me wince.

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This game has the right balance of silly but seriousness that makes these cutscenes enjoyable. There must be a word for this balance but I don't know if it exists.