Sunday, December 30, 2012

Lookback: Barefoot Babe Gaming 2012

The year when the world was supposed to end is almost over, but thankfully we’re all still here apparently. So that means, MORE barefoot babe gaming to enjoy next year! But before we head off to uncharted territory, here’s a short look back at the year that was in virtual sole-hunting, the Highs, the Lows and some stuff in between.

Best Barefoot Babe Game of the Year is surely Sega’s Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown. Hell, for a price less than any console fighter, you get what is perhaps the deepest fighting game you can get- an arcade classic filled with beautiful martial arts and a roster of cool fighters. Oh, and the cool Character Customization feature allows you to have each of the game's hot ladies barefoot, like any awesome fighting game should, as well as dress them up or down to just skimpy, sexy bikinis. I’ve been wanting VF5FS on my consoles for years, and FINALLY, my wish came true. Truly a treasure with barefoot babe hotness to be enjoyed as you please. All that, plus the game is super-cheap, so if you have a PS3 or an Xbox360, this is a Must Have!

Best Female Bare Feet in a Non-Fighting Game surely has to go to the lovely soles and toes in The Elder Scrolls V Skyrim on PC, once you’ve installed the awesome FemFeet mod. Created by the divine modder Phygit, the mod replaces the default, ugly melted wax stumps for feet we had to suffer through with truly gorgeous-looking bare feet. The detail is amazing, down to individual toenails to the fleshy realistic soles. This is probably as good as it gets for feet in videogames as yet.
This mod pretty much rescued Skyrim from being a total waste to easily the game that any foot lover MUST have- as long as they own a good gaming PC. Hell, if you don’t, get one- this game is just that hot. Install the mod, and live your sole-hunting dreams vicariously in this awesome virtual fantasy world and RPG.

Biggest Disappointment for me in 2012 was, without a doubt, Tekken Tag Tournament 2. Namco-Bandai’s big budget, overstuffed tag team fighter came with pretty much every fighter worth mentioning in the Tekken universe, but sadly came as well with truncated, dumbed-down character customization that took away Bare Feet as an option. WHAT THE HELL? That’s about as basic as you can get, and they take it away? In any case, whether you were a barefoot fan or not, gamers generally found the customization feature in TTT2 lacking, so hopefully the next Tekken will bring back more detailed customs (and hot, sexy barefoot babes) for our pleasure.
Runner Up: Another Big Disappointment in the year was Dead or Alive 5. This Tecmo sequel threw in sexy bikinis for the ladies, but all of them came with shoes and sandals- BOGUS! Sadly, not even a petition for Shoe Toggling by some footfans online hasn't panned out yet- apparently there isn't a single foot-lover in Team Ninja. All of them are boobs. Sigh...

Biggest Comeback. To be fair though, at least while Tekken Tag 2 removed actual barefoot customization, it did give us more barefoot babes (and semi-barefoot babes) than the original ever did, and the sexy and funny new Item Move KO animations were pretty awesome. So Tekken Tag 2 is still a winner of a game, despite being a step back from Tekken 6. It also gave us another treat...

Leo. Yummy.

Big Barefoot Babe Surprise of 2012 for me was seeing Tekken tomboy Leo Kliesen barefoot!  Now, that wouldn’t have mattered a few years ago, when her gender was in question… but since the German cutie has since been confirmed as truly female, we haven’t looked at Leo the same way. Oddly enough, of all the females in TTT2, she has a couple of swimwear outfits that have her barefoot, and she certainly looks quite fetching in them. Yeah, there are a couple of other barefoot beauties in TTT2, but Leo just has that freshness to her and I found myself an all-new favorite hottie. Here’s to more barefoot Leo in the next Tekken games!

Best Barefoot Sequel in 2012 is surely Soul Calibur V! Yeah, this game may be a bit lacking in Single Player replayability and the Story mode kinda sucked… but the Character Creation is as sexy as ever, and the game’s character models are HOT. Well, ever since SCIV you can’t really go wrong with Soul Calibur… if only the feet and soles of the models were as detailed and nicely-rendered as in the Tekken games… Still, man, the babes in SC are hot as heck, and I can’t imagine my barefoot babe game library without this slash ‘em up. Hoping we see another tale of Soles and Swords in the near future!

Best. Closeup. Ever.

Best Barefoot Modding and overall Most Valuable Game in terms of Barefoot Babes goes to Streetfighter X Tekken on PC. For the whole year, barefoot babe lovers with a PC have been treated to mod after mod that thankfully de-booted the ladies in this cross-over fighter. By now every babe has at least one awesome barefoot mod, and I can’t get enough of the detailed feet and the cool, sexy views of this brawler. Barefoot Cammy, Chun-Li, Juri and Nina are my absolute faves in this one, and there’s even more soleful action to come, thanks to a large number of active modders. So much value for foot-lovers surely makes SFxTK well worth investing in a good PC or laptop for!

Chun-Li and Cammy: Barefoot and beautiful brawlers in Streetfighter X Tekken.

Best Barefoot Babe Heroines surely goes to Capcom’s flagship femme fatales, Chun-Li and Cammy in Streetfighter X Tekken on PC. These two make an awesome killer team, with Chun’s kicks and fireballs making her a versatile combatant, while the super-fast Killer Bee hits super-hard with her lightning quick Cannon Spike. Their team combos are easy to pull off and their styles just flow easily into one another’s…. plus both look freakin’ hot. Chun-Li’s goody-two shoes personality also meshes well with Cammy’s no-nonsense toughness. Someone put these babes on a pedestal (the better to see their hot soles with!) right away!

Best Barefoot Bad Girl goes definitely to Juri Han from Streetfighter. She was already smoking in her debut in SSFIVAE, but in Streetfighter X Tekken, she’s definitely smoldering, with her psychotic charm pumped up even more. Doesn’t hurt she gets some awesome, sexy mods- the best of which is surely the Flesh Pit Costume mod borrowed from another fighting femme fatale, Mortal Kombat’s Mileena- but of course, Juri’s even sexier in it than Mileena (thanks to the lack of Tarkatan looks!). I’m hoping that this TKD Vixen continues to stalk the good guys in future Streetfighter titles, and hopefully in the (upcoming) Tekken X Streetfighter.

2012 was a great year for foot-loving gamers, despite a couple of glaring low spots. I’m hopeful for more barefoot babes in the new year! Intriguingly, there future isn’t very clearly-defined… we don’t know fore sure what games will be coming in the months ahead, but I know I’ll continue to enjoy the tons of games we already have as we wait. I’ll continue to post about our shared passion here and renew my hunt for the sexiest virtual bare feet in videogames in 2013. Here’s to more soleful treats in store for us soon! 

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Chun-Li: Barefoot Fighting Goddess! (Streetfighter X Tekken PC)

Chun-Li: Lightning Legs and Sexy Feet FTW!

For the past year, I’ve been enjoying sexy, barefoot fighting action in Streetfighter X Tekken (PC) to the utmost, thanks to hot, hot, hot barefoot mods created by some talented artists. Thanks to these modders, we’ve been able to enjoy the soles and toes of our most beloved videogame muses in-game. Surely one of the hottest heroines in Streetfighter is the original World Warrior Woman, Chun-Li herself. The lovely Interpol agent has been showing off her impressive bod and formidable feet for quite some time now.
I admit, for a while the way Chun has been portrayed in the SF4 series has been a bit of an acquired taste- but lately, Chun’s more buff physique (those THIGHS!) has grown on me, and I think her being quite muscular has been balanced out with her graceful moves and sweet personality.
Just recently, Chun has been given a proper Bikini Mod that really shows off her beauty and brawn perfectly, and really- I’ve never seen her so sexy!

Chun-Li (and Cammy) are the sexiest babe team in Streetfighter X Tekken. Recognize!

Her feet are big but beautiful in their detail and 'expressiveness'. Within the game's art style I think they fit her perfectly. Chun-Li’s no parlor princess- this is a battling babe, through and through- A True Streetfighting Beauty. Some may dislike the game's cartoony proportions, but I think true footfans will surely find Streetfighter X Tekken's Chun-Li a formidable beauty with strong, sexy legs and feet worth both fearing and admiring. Chun can lightning kick those gorgeous toes and soles into my face anytime!
To celebrate Chun’s new Bikini mod, here are several new vids with the lovely Kung Fu Queen in action (often with another uber-hottie, Barefoot Cammy). I think it’s a great way to end the year, with one of the sexiest barefoot babes in gaming. But of course, I’ll always have Chun-Li and company around for now and the foreseeable future. For now, enjoy the vids!

Yuuka Sakuraba (Asura Cross on iOS)

Busty, barefoot Judo Princess Yuuka can be with you wherever you go!

Here's a last minute surprise for the year. All this time, I'm sure that foot-loving gamers have always been looking for a mobile/portable game that gives access to our barefoot babes even when we're away from our consoles. Sadly these have been pretty scarce- though PSP versions of Tekken 6 (very minimalist) and Soul Calibur: Broken Destiny give a bit of sole action on-the-go. You could also use a PSX emulator for Android to have barefoot babe classic Dead or Alive (PS1) on your smartphone. But aren't there any original games that gives us some unshod hotties to play with? Well, there is!
The game is, nicely enough, a fighting game called Asura Cross. This brawler is available for iOS (iPhones, iPad) and has Universal support. One of the fighters is the fetching Judo Champion, Yuuka Sakuraba. This lovely challenger boasts a large number of judo moves and holds which I've never seen before animated in a fighter (not even in Data East's Fighter's History). Really, the game isn't just a throwaway shovelware product- it's a pretty full-featured fighting game with a fairly deep system complete with combos, counters and a roster of unique fighters. The animation as well is smooth and fluid. And to sweeten the pot, the game is FREE!

Now, the bad news. The game, being a Freemium title, will eventually drive you to spend real money via in-app purchases. In order to progress and stand a chance against the unfairly powerful CPU opponents, you'll have to either spend money to upgrade your fighter or grind for a long, long, long time. Pretty annoying, if you ask me. Well, thankfully you don't need to spend to see Yuuka in action, so I guess this game is still worth checking out if you have an Apple device- heck, this is perhaps the only fighter with a barefoot babe on the platform, so why not? I still think DOA or Soul Blade on my Android Phone is still the best barefoot babe fighter you can have on the go anyways, but for a change, this is pretty cool.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Julia Chang: Brainy Barefoot Bikini Babe! (Streetfighter X Tekken PC)

Julia Chang... Jaw-droppingly HOT.

In all the Tekken series, one babe that is often understated for some reason is the stunning Julia Chang. Perhaps it's the unassuming wardrobe, the earthy colors or her humble, bookish personality that often takes a backseat to femme fatale assassins, teenage Lolitas and brash tomboys. That may be part of the reason why, in Tekken Tag 2, the lovely scientist/streetfighter suddenly turned Masked Luchador.
Still, while I love Jaycee- regular, classic Julia is not without her charm or her hotness.
Ironically, it's not Namco but Capcom that shows off Miss Chang in her classic form and really makes her shine, in Streetfighter X Tekken. In her first appearance in an SFxTK trailer, Julia is shown as a beauty to behold; and indeed- once we see her in-game, she's an exemplar of both brains AND looks (and brawn as well... she can kick ass!). I have to say, Capcom's designers really did well to make Julia really gorgeous in the cross-over fighter.

That hotness gets turned up to eleven now, as modder Segadordelinks comes up with a hot and sexy Bikini Mod for Julia... and as you can see in the pics... she's a sight for sore eyes. Julia's slim and trim physique is irresistible, and thankfully her feet are nicely rendered, smooth and very feminine.

Even beside the beastly beautiful Juri, Julia is svelte and sexy.

It's been a long time coming, but I dare say this is one of the best sexy mods I've seen yet. Julia is a vision to behold in action, and I'm sure footfans will be green with envy with her partner Bob, who I'm sure gives this lovely brainiac beauty foot massages in between fights (I know I would... and sneak in a kiss or two on her toes). Anyway, enjoy this first bunch of videos with the Bikini Model Tag Team of Julia and Lili making for a formidable combination!

FINALLY, Julia barefoot and bikini-clad... Once again, I am so glad I bought my laptop. I'll be posting a lot more Julia (and other babes in SFxTK) on the Youtube Channel, so check up there regularly for more vids. Later then!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Angel (and Leo) Barefoot Battles (Tekken Tag Tournament 2)

My new favorite team in Tekken Tag 2, ready to brawl!

 It's kinda crazy, but it's only recently that I've gotten some game time with Angel in Tekken Tag Tournament 2 (PS3). This is odd since aside from lovely and luscious tomboy Leo Kliesen and Christie Monteiro, she's the only other babe in the game who's totally barefoot (Unknown has her goo after all). I guess it's probably due to her being basically a Mishima-style fighter (which I don't particularly like). But I've played with her a bit, and I have to say I like her moves- particularly her sexy stomp! I do find her a bit hard to play as (she seems a bit on the slow side and, perhaps due to her wings, makes for a large target to hit.

Still, I think I really like Angel, and her cool moves aside- MAN, those flawless, alabaster white feet are, in a word, HEAVENLY. Really, they look good enough to eat. And they probably taste like Angel Cake. Heheh. Anyways, here are several vids of me trying out Angel and Leo as my new Tag Team in TTT2. Nice views throughout of Angel and Leo's sexy, lethal feet of fury!

If only for these two adorable barefoot blondes, Tekken Tag Tournament 2 is a barefoot classic in my book. Angel can stomp those heavenly soles on my face anytime! Enjoy the vids!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Dead or Alive 5 Barefoot... Body Pillow Babes?

Wanna get up close and personal with Ayane, Hitomi and Kokoro?

I've got good news and bad news. The good news? As you can see above, Ayane and Kokoro finally get outfits that have them baring their lovably kissable feet. The bad news? It's NOT in-game... these images are from a batch of upcoming DOA5 Body Pillows. BODY PILLOWS. Yep, these artworks will be gracing cushions for some Japanese gamers to hug, caress and... well, whatever. And here I was thinking that Team Ninja finally did well to give us foot fans our fervent wish for barefoot customization or barefoot outfits in Dead or Alive 5.
Anyway, the images above really look nice, but this isn't my thing. Not sure if these will be available outside Japan (I doubt it), but if you want them, importing will be your friend. The pillows will be out on January 2013.

I'm still hoping that Team Ninja eventually puts out some more barefoot outfits for the game as DLC- thankfully they don't seem to be stopping in their periodic add-ons just yet. For now though, well, enjoy the images. Dibs on Ayane! Heheh...

Bareboot Babe Backstage Brawl! (WWE13 PS3)

It's a footie female free-for-all!

I'll admit it- while I was a WWE fan years ago, I never really got into the games. I just can't get over how shoddy (well, that's my opinion) everything in a WWE game is compared to my favorite fighting games. The character models, the animations, the fighting system- the wrestling games just feel and look sluggish and below par. That said, I don't really consider WWE games as 'fighters' per se, but a whole different class of gaming. I do recognize though that as they have progressed, the WWE titles have quite awesome assets and features included in their Character Creation/Customization mode. So why not have at least one video showing off what the latest WWE game has to offer to footfans.

So I just messed around a bit in CAS mode and created a quartet of barefoot femme fatales to brawl with each other to the last babe standing in the game's Backstage Brawl mode. It's a cool mode that lets four challengers duke it out, with the cool thing for me being that KO'ed fighters remain lying on the floor after they're beaten. I wish other fighters had this kind of mode.

So check out the vid and see if it's your cup of tea. Certainly it's got hot, hot barefoot babes to enjoy for those willing to put in some time in the CAS mode. Probably not really my thing, but I can say that I'd love to give any of my made-up madams a foot massage anytime, and that's something. Hehehe...