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Capcom gets artsy with Street Fighter prints

December 17th, 2013 by
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Do you like Street Fighter? Do you like art? Do you like Street Fighter art? Well, get ready for a highbrow Hadouken.

In recognition of 25 years of Street Fighter, Capcom is teaming up with Cook & Becker to release “limited-edition museum-grade Street Fighter ™ art prints” for the masses. You’ve seen the images in magazines, strategy guides, and instruction booklets. Now, let’s hang them on the walls!

Snarkiness aside, this is a beautiful collection that a very select few enthusiasts are going to get their grubby mitts on. I’ve got my eye on the pictured Guile & Chun-Li piece, and not just because of the gratuitous panties. Honestly, it’s just an excuse to play Guile’s theme as the soundtrack to my life. I don’t know if you know this or not, but it pretty much goes with everything.

Notably missing is concept art from Street Fighter 2010. Why no love for cyborg Ken, Capcom?

These pieces are rather pricey, but they’re also very beautiful. If you’ve got the cash and the gumption, then head over to the Cook & Becker webpage for more details.

Full press release and a few more print examples after the jump.

Review: The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds (3DS)

December 13th, 2013 by

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Nintendo’s newest Zelda game has more in common with one of its oldest, taking place in a near-identical Hyrule to that of the beloved fan favorite A Link to The Past. Clearly a bid on Nintendo’s part to cash in on yesteryear’s magic – is A Link Between Worlds more than a simple trip down memory lane?

Real Racing 3 to FINALLY get Real-Time Multiplayer… on iOS only

December 12th, 2013 by

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Electronic Arts and Firemonkeys are about to make a lot of racing fans either really happy or really sad with its next update.

In addition to the two new cars, the Lamborghini Veneno and McLaren P1, the game is finally getting the much sought after real-time multiplayer in addition to the standard asynchronous time-shifted events.

The catch? Real-Time Multiplayer uses GameCenter and, thus, is available only to iOS players. And, thus, the great divide widens as if millions of Android users cried out in anger and were suddenly ignored. You may as well get your popcorn ready, because the “statistically, more people use Android” outrageous butthurt festival is about to begin over on their Google Play page.

The Concept Art of Battlefield 4

December 5th, 2013 by

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When it comes to first-person shooters, “art” isn’t exactly the first thought that comes to mind, so it comes as a surprise that The Art of Battlefield 4 is even a thing. Once you start flipping pages and soaking up some of the concept illustrations, though, it becomes apparent it’s not just a thing, but a beautiful thing.

BOYU PVP Game Station brings generic to a new level

November 26th, 2013 by

boyu_pvpI stumbled across the BOYU PVP Game Station while checking out a crane game variant here in Korea. If a picture speaks a thousand words, I suggest you take a look above and let this picture marinate for a bit. Go ahead. I’ll wait.

Done? Cool.

Here’s what I love about this system:

  • The oxymoron of  “GAMES 900,000 BUILT-IN”  on “Complimentary two cassetes”.
  • The obvious and awful take on the PSP that could only originate from China.
  • Is BOYU a take on OUYA, itself a system only useful for emulation?
  • MORE BRIGHTER!
  • FLAMING SOCCER BALL!!!
  • Check out that awesome button layout. “FONY” has to be a happy coincidence, right?

There’s some kind of kitschy goodness to be found here.

I spent five bucks trying to get my grubby mitts on this piece of trash out of morbid curiosity for an unboxing video and what would surely be every game for every emulator it could handle with numerous copies, but the insanely-rigged machine continued to solidify the old “a fool and his money soon part ways” adage.

Ultra Street Fighter IV’s New Ultras & Supers

November 23rd, 2013 by

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Capcom has released a series of videos showing off Hugo, Poison, Elena, and Rolento’s Ultra and Super combos in the upcoming Ultra Street Fighter IV. It’s pretty exciting stuff for those of us chomping at the bit for Street Fighter 4’s most ambitious update yet.

PlayStation 4 vs. Xbox One, According To The Onion

November 19th, 2013 by

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The Onion has provided a handy dandy quick reference sheet detailing the differences between Sony and Microsoft’s much anticipated next-generation video game consoles.

People on a strict diet should pay special attention to the calorie count.

PlayStation 4 vs. Xbox One [theonion.com]

Ms. Male – The Latest in Sarkeesian’s Tropes Videos

November 18th, 2013 by

Is it that time already? Anita Sarkeesian of Feminist Frequency has just belted out the most recent in her ‘Tropes vs. Women in Video Games‘ series, this time detailing the “Ms. Male” trope: Female game characters defined primarily by their socially derivative contrast to pre-existing male counterparts. Enjoy!


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