By now, you’ve probably heard about the “How Old Do I Look?” website, a demo powered by Microsoft. Most people upload actual photos of themselves to see if Microsoft can guess their age. I uploaded pictures of the original world warriors from Street Fighter II. I tried to stick as close to the original as possible, but Microsoft rejected a few saying it couldn’t detect any faces.
How did they do? Let’s base this on the 1991 arcade release year for Street Fighter II and the official birthdates included in the Street Fighter II bios.
Like I said, Microsoft couldn’t detect all the faces. In fact, it only got three out of the original eight.
- Ryu: Microsoft guesses 29; actual age was 27 (1964).
- Chun-li: Microsoft guesses 28; actual age was 23 (1968).
- Dhalsim: Microsoft guesses 46; actual age was 39 (1952).
E. Honda: Microsoft guesses 39; actual age was 31 (1960).
Ken: Microsoft guesses 39; actual age was 26 (1965).
Guile: Microsoft guesses 36; actual age was 31 (1960).
Zangief: Microsoft guesses 44; actual age was 35 (1956).
Blanka: Microsoft guesses 61; actual age was 25 (1966).
This one’s not really fair. All the images I tried from the actual game got rejected, so I ended up using this sorry picture from the movie. Poor Blanka.
Yeah, mash until it works. My exploits playing online Ultra Street Fighter IV on PC. I panic. I mash. What happens next will amaze you?
If there was any doubt in your mind about the level of brutality to be enjoyed in Mortal Kombat X, you can rest easy. Or rather, you might not rest at all after seeing the glorious bloody gore on display with all of the fatalities and X-ray moves known and shown so far in the upcoming fighting game. Oh yeah. It’s so over the top, it’s freakin’ awesome.
Mortal Kombat X launches on PS4, Xbox One and PC on April 14 with the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions to follow on June 30.