First off, apologies for the shortage of updates last month- most of November was taken up by either work on the DeviantArt page or for my week-long holiday to the lovely country of Thailand. But I'll try my best to post more this final month of 2013.
Anyway, sad to say we're still suffering a bit of a shortage of new fighting games with barefoot babes to look forward to- but they're there if you're not too picky on kinda-rehashes. There will be an upgrade of Super Streetfighter IV early next year, titled Ultra Streetfighter IV. The good news is that there will at least be one new barefoot babe to enjoy- although she's not entirely 'new' since we've seen a lot of her in action in Streetfighter X Tekken. Yep, the capoeira princess, Elena, is finally making her long-delayed debut in SSFIV, via Ultra, next year.
Ultra will be coming out on PS3, Xbox360 and PC, so I'm looking forward to all the hot mods that will surely arrive for Elena, which will only complement her appeal since she already comes barefoot by default anyway.
The good think is that Elena is looking FINE in Ultra SF4, with her moves giving to a lot of great views and sole shots, so we won't be lacking in eye candy once she gets into action with the other babes in the game. Just check out any screenshot of Ultra with Elena- her big, beautiful feet are almost always the focus of the action!
Elena's big, beautiful feet are sure to please!
Then there's also the slim chance that the rumored 5th and all-new character to debut in Ultra SF4 will be a new female character- and who knows, maybe she's barefoot! We can only hope and pray. For now though, at least Ultra has a sure thing in it for us- and she's tall, dark and beautifully barefoot in a white bikini. Yummy!
Julie Starling: Teenage Zombie Killer and one gorgeous Barefoot Babe!
Most of my favorite barefoot babe game titles are fighting games, but every now and then a title from a different genre is able to squeeze in between the beat 'em ups. It doesn't happen often, but when it does, it's almost certain the babe featured in that title and the quality of feet are exceptional to awesome. For instance, Tomb Raider Underworld gave us the stunning adventurer Lara Croft in here hot wetsuit, while RPG classic Skyrim (Modded on PC) gave us the finest-looking in-game bare feet I've yet seen. And then of course there's this game- Lollipop Chainsaw!
Truly a guilty pleasure in every sense of the word, this fan service-heavy hack-and-slash zombie game was an over-the-top Buffy the Vampire Slayer (but with zombies) from the infamous Suda 51, he of Killer 7 fame that we can thank for the creation of another barefoot babe favorite, Kaede Smith. Lollipop's heroine, the perky Juliet Starling isn't barefoot by default, but among her unlockable costumes are sexy bikinis which allow her to go through her lengthy zombie-killing adventure barefoot. Zombie Punk Zed gets Juliet's double foot stomp in the face. Lucky!
And what LOVELY feet she has! I have to say that Juliet's character model surely has exceptionally well-rendered, well-sculpted and modeled feet, with very life-like and realistic textures particularly for her soles (my favorite area, of course). I can almost imagine the skin of her soles was modeled or taken from a real person. That she has individual toes (unstead of the usual grouped digits when it comes to game models) is also something that sets her apart (heh) from the rest. This babe is truly a vision to see. Add a lovely, toned and trim physique, a bubbly personality (with quite exceptional voice performance from her VA) and some wondrous fighting skills, and you have real reason to be jealous of her somewhat handicapped boyfriend, Nick.
Whether she's dangerous or a damsel, Juliet is always looking beautiful.
Anyways, suffice to say that Lollipop Chainsaw isn't new- and I've had Juliet's model for a LONG time... but it was only recently that I got to use it quite a bit more in XPS Posing Program- sadly most of my time was taken up by Tekken and DOA5 models- that I realized how awesome her character model is. Since then, she's become a bit of my favorite babe to do poses with!
I mean, you can do tons of fun and sexy stuff with her- whether she's kicking zombie ass, or is a helpless unconscious damsel- she looks gorgeous. And again, those SOLES... darn, they're freakin' hypnotic. I find myself imagining how soft they must feel... when I press my face into them. Heheh. Ahem. Not having a body regardless, Nick is one lucky dude...
Anyways, check out the various pose art I've done with Juliet, both here and in their full-size on my DeviantArt page, VirtualSoles. I'm sure you'll agree that Juliet is made for sexy posing!
BTW, a little heads up- I have some nice stuff coming up soon in XPS that is quite special. Stay tuned. Heheh...
Okay, now HERE is one awesome mod for the long-running Streetfighter X Tekken on PC. In particular this is pretty close to my foot-loving heart since it lets me see one of my favorite barefoot babes in a game she could only be in before in my dreams. Yep, thanks to new modder Robhal, Streetfighter's Karate Tomboy, Makoto has finally come to Streetfighter X Tekken! Okay, not completely. Certainly this mod uses her actual complete skin from Super Streetfighter IV, but of course the character being used is actually Tekken's Asuka Kazama. Well, I can think of no other fighter in the game who is a perfect fit- she's a bit of a tomboy herself, is Japanese and kinda-sorta practices karate (well, a Japanese martial art amyway). Yeah, her animations are a lot more girly than what you'd expect from Mak, but I think it's a great fit.
It's kinda hard to see Makoto fight without her trademark Hayates, but her grapples fit her nicely.
Of course, the Makoto skin is her default outfit so I had to team her up with default Ibuki to make the team complete. Seeing them fighting together has long been a dream of mine to see. It's only halfway there but I'll take it. Heheh.
Makoto and Ibuki put some barefoot bikini banes to sleep in these vids.
Anyways, this is a really cool mod, so check out the tag team action as the Karate Kid and her Ninja BFF go and kick some of the bikini-clad butts of the other barefoot babes in the roster. Man, this game really has paid me back in full and then some after all this time.
Oh, and by the way... HAPPY HALLOWEEN EVERYONE! Happy Soles! Heheh.
Some impressive-looking fighting is coming on XBox One. On Kinect.
At this point in time, I am really saddened that quite a few of the big name fighting games have seemingly gone into a sort of hiatus when it comes to releasing sequels to their fighters. Granted, we already have more than enough fighting games with barefoot babes to last us for the duration, but new games are golden and always great to look forward to. Perhaps it's just a phase, so let's hope that new beat 'em ups with gorgeous, next-gen soles will appear in due time.
So this is why anything new and shiny is to be regarded with excitement- even if it is a Kinect game which really doesn't sit well with me (or many gamers for that matter). Sigh.
Anyways, Ubisoft's Kinect-controlled fighter, Fighter Within was announced some time ago, and it debuted with a trailer showing off some live actors and models getting prepped for the game, which was quite meh. This time though, FINALLY, we get to see more of the in-game performers which really do look impressive to me. Really, the character models in FW look quite detailed, and the character designs are pretty varied- from the ninja guy to the Muay Thai Tong Po lookalike to the old master and, well, of course the ladies. Oh, the ladies!
At least two of the babes we see are (mostly) barefoot, wearing the traditional martial arts wraps or instep guards- I hope fully-barefoot alternate costumes or customization is in the game. The models have a real-world grittiness or hardness to them, which I kinda find refreshing compared to the usual overly-perfect ladies of beat 'em ups (with respect- I love me my indestructible, unblemished fighter babes), and the fighting looks vicious and, yep, sexy.
The big uh-oh of course is that this is a Kinect fighter. I have to get a Kinect as well as an XBox One, and really- chances are this game will control like a joke. It will probably never be regarded as a serious fighter by the mainstream FG community, and at worse may just be another addition to the junk pile of Kinect fighters. OR it may actually turn out awesome. Who knows?
In any case, based on the trailer above I'll continue keeping tabs on this title. It's not too far away and with Killer Instinct arriving on XBox One as well, there's a growing number of reasons to give MS's console a look later next month. For now, enjoy the trailer and the fetching lady fighters Within.
Finally, real Knockouts return to Dead or Alive, thanks to XPS.
Even if I've been disappointed a lot by the series in the past, I am a certified Dead or Alive fan. No other series mixes fan service and fighting awesomeness like Tecmo-KOEI's flagship beat 'em up. And of course, the DOA girls are certainly the most fetching collection of female fighters around (though Tekken fans may say nay). Now, there are some gripes I have with the series as of late. While thankfully the influx of barefoot bikini outfits has finally allowed us to enjoy all the girls' soles and toes (despite the fact that the quality of the in-game feet are inferior to Tekken or VF5), there is still a glaring aspect of DOA5/DOA5U that I wish I could rectify- the Knockouts.
Posing the girls in KOs is... very interesting.
Really, the plain, irritating thing about DOA5 is that NO ONE GETS KO'ED at the end of a match. You hit them with a dozen-hit combo, drop them off a building onto their heads, crack their necks or suplex them into an exploding gas canister- all it does is make them dizzy and give up the fight. Are they knocked unconscious? Nope. To be totally accurate, you CAN actually make a downed (and dizzy) defeated enemy lose consciousness with certain follow-up hits on them, but it's after the point.
The KO is something I find really appealing, satisfying and, well, hot, so I want them in the game again.
Well, thanks to the XPS Posing Program, that can finally happen in DOA5 Ultimate. Well, kinda.
They key is having the character and stage files from DOA5/DOA5U to work with- thankfully these are often posted by modders on DeviantArt, though not all characters/DOA girls have had their barefoot swimsuit models made available.
The next is posing the character you wish to see knocked out in the KO pose you wish. Then it's all a matter of capturing footage of the slumbering babe with a capture program such as FRAPS.
Someday I hope to have access to all the character and stage models...
After which it's just a matter of editing and attaching the KO ending sequence to a match video that uses the corresponding characters and stage used in an Editing Suite, like iMovie or Windows MovieMaker. Having the music file of the stage is also a plus.
Put it all together and VOILA, you got a hot and sexy KO sequence with a napping hottie to ogle at the end of the action-packed brawl.
To date, I have most of the girls' models in their barefoot Hot Getaway or Ultimate Sexy outfits, although a couple have not yet been made available (Christie and Sarah). I only have four stages to alternate and use for vids as well.
One thing to watch is that the KO endings should not be too long. Save footage for another match.
The videos take a bit of work, but once the template files are done it's just a matter of recording new matches and changing up KO poses so they're different or slightly altered every time. KO or Sleepy Fans should find the finishing sequences a lot more satisfying, and I think they bring to mind the Tekken 6 KO win poses with Zafina or Dragunov that were my favorites in that game.
Who's the best 'Sleeping Beauty' in DOA5U? Hmmm...
What's next after I do a vid for all the babes? Perhaps Tag Team KO ending sequences? Hmmm. We'll see. Finally though I am able to really meld my XPS hobby with the Youtube channel content, which is awesome. So check out the vids here and stay tuned for more hot KOs soon.
Believe it or not... I am STILL playing The Elder Scrolls V Skyrim. Really, this game is all manners of awesome, from how the continuous influx and creation of mods keep it fresh and exciting and new, how the graphics look freakin' amazing (with the right mods installed) and well, how the in-game female bare feet (with FemFeet Redesigned installed) are easily the best-looking in-game footsies I have had the pleasure to play with.
Just this night's play session, I was wandering the roads with my heroine, the Barefoot Dovahkiin known as The Amazon. She was minding her own business when she was attacked by a Fire Drahman Norokdir- a mod-provided monster that was half-dragon and half-man... and all horrific. Even though the Amazon was at level 69, armed with legendary armor, weapons and skills, she was outmatched. The creature took away chunks of life with every hit, and had tons of health to shrug off blows that would fell any other creature. Though it irked her, the female fury was forced to give ground in the hopes of whittling down the Norokdir and somehow survive.
Luckily though, help soon arrived, in the form of a Stormcloak patrol. Since she was unaligned, these rebel soldiers were friendly and rushed in to battle the beast. Well, unfortunately for the Stormcloaks, they were no match for the Norokdir as well, and soon all were dead on the ground. However, the Amazon was able to deal the finishing blows thanks to their interference, and as the battle ended, she stood alive, the lone survivor.
Once again I have to say- Skyrim's modded feet are the best bare feet in gaming.
One of the fallen Stormcloaks was a female- their captain, in fact, and she was, like the Amazon herself, barefooted in fur greaves. I found myself staring at her soles and I have to say I was amazed. I've seen the game's FemFeet-augmented feet countless times, of course- but still, seeing how detailed the feet are still makes me so glad for having this game. The feet are damn beautiful, and so realistic. Even more so, I noticed now (as you can see in the pic above) that the feet are rimed with frost, since the female Stormcloak had been walking barefooted in the snowy ground. Otherwise though, her feet were unblemished and unharmed, as they were warrior feet and proof against even tough ice or snow (perfect, indestructible, beautiful feet- a foot fan's dream!). Man, I have to say again- the modders who created FemFeet (and FemFeet ReDesigned) have my eternal thanks.
Anyway, I'll be posting more vids in my Path of The Amazon series on the Youtube channel, and it will hopefully carry on into the conclusion of the main quest and then progress into Dawnguard. From there I'll continue playing with the character into more quests (perhaps Dragonborn and Falskaar). I don't think I'll be quitting this game anytime soon. Man, is that replay value or what? Heheh.
The Masked Luchadora finally bares her soles for us. In XPS, at least.
When the mysterious, masked luchadora Jaycee first appeared in the teaser trailer for Tekken Tag Tournament 2, I was immediately intrigued and excited. She was definitely hot with her sporty physique, and what little we could see of her face was beautiful (but then, there aren't any ugly women in Tekken anyway). Aside from that, her flamboyant and energetic character was interesting- so different from most of the stoic or reserved females in the roster. Another thing that intrigued of course was her being a wrestler, which surely would be given to going barefoot; her default costume was already quite skimpy already. I really had high hopes for this new femme fatale.
So imagine my surprise when it was eventually discovered/revealed that Jaycee was none other than longtime Tekken girl Julia Chang. But that really only made her more interesting. Transformation from Plain Jane to Star Grappler was awesome. And finally, there was the possibility that Julia would FINALLY bare her soles in the game. Ah, we were all so hopeful. Sadly, this was not to be with Tekken Tag 2's retarded, dumbed-down customization.
Yes, Jaycee (and the rest of the girls) got bikinis, but all came with shoes (damn you, Harada) and a separate barefoot customization was nowhere in the game.
But really, enough of our bad memories and the Tekken Team's shortcomings. At least in the totally awesome XPS Poser Studio we can now take the TTT2 Jaycee Bikini Model and remove those irritating sandals as we please.
Yes, I've had the Mask-less version of Jaycee for months, but really- there's a certain appeal to the Masked Jaycee that you just don't get with the exposed one. Jaycee without the mask is Julia, plain and simple, which is just not the same; this persona requires the whole package.
The great thing is, Jaycee is so versatile (just like her in-game character). She can be heel,face or jobber, and she looks so hot doing it. Those legs, feet and physique... just dazzling. I know I'll be playing with her a LOT in XPS. Check out the arts I've done with her so far at my DA Page. There will definitely be more to come as Jaycee challenges all the other babes and scores some pins. YEAH!