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Top 10 Fighting Game Franchises

The guys at GameTrailers have compiled what they believe to be the top ten fighting games of all-time. I found the name of this list to be quite the misnomer, because they are not describing the top ten best fighting games. Instead, they are describing different franchises. For instance, they are clumping the original Mortal Kombat in with Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe as a single “game.” That’s not terribly accurate.

While you won’t find too much in terms of surprises here, it’s great to see the old and new footage blended together for nostalgia’s sake. I don’t really agree with placing Tekken so low and putting Guilty Gear so high, but deciding on what is the best fighting game is largely a subjective matter. It’s pretty easy to guess which franchise made it to number one.

Posted by: Akuma on Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

Unboxing Street Fighter IV Collector’s Edition for Xbox 360

After months years of waiting, Street Fighter IV is here. I was lucky enough to grab the Street Fighter IV Collector’s Edition for the Xbox 360, so let’s have a look at what that extra ten bucks gets you. If you’re looking to buy a copy of Street Fighter IV, the Collector’s Edition is definitely the way to go.

Posted by: Akuma on Friday, February 20th, 2009

Street Fighter IV Opening Cinematic

OMG. Embedded above is the opening cinematic for the Japanese version of Street Fighter IV and it looks absolutely breathtaking. We get to witness the same “ink splash” style that filled the teaser trailers of the last few months, but the action here is totally epic. There seems to be more of a focus on Chun-Li, possible because of the upcoming Kristen Kreuk movie, but the real highlight has to be the mind-blowing battle between Akuma (Gouki) and Gouken (Sheng Long). Like, whoa.


In related news, we have now learned more details about the alternate costumes in Street Fighter IV, including pricing and release dates for Japan. Each alternate costume DLC pack costs 320 MS Points on the Xbox 360 or 400 Yen on the PS3. On February 12th, you get Zangief, E. Honda, Rufus, Abel, and El Fuerte. On February 19th, you get Chun Li, C. Viper, Sakura, Rose, and Cammy. On February 26th are Ryu, Ken, Akuma, Gouken, and Dan. On March 5th, you’ll find Vega, Sagat, Balrog, Bison, and Seth. And on March 12th are Guile, Blanka, Dhalsim, Gen, and Fei Long. If you can hold out until April 30th, you can buy the complete 25-character pack for 1000 MS Points or 1200 Yen. No word on the American DLC dates yet.

The full list of Xbox 360 Achievements have also been released and there are a whopping 47 of them. They range from setting your title and icon to performing 100 successful Focus Attacks.

Rounding out the Street Fighter news are the first look at Vega in the movie and word that Street Fighter will be invading PlayStation Home. Instead of that random dancing, you can hadouken your online buddy?

Posted by: Akuma on Saturday, February 7th, 2009