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My Online Encouter with Brolylegs

So, I was online with my Xbox looking for ranked matches in AE2012 last week. I get the usual assortment of people that I’ve never met before in my life and then one particular Gamertag sticks out for me: Brolylegs. This guy plays Street Fighter with his face, rising the ranks to become the second best Chun-Li on Xbox Live (22k BP). Did my Blanka get bodied? Peep the replay video to find out.

Posted by: Akuma on Monday, March 4th, 2013

Fighting Games News Update – 02/16/09

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Despite being the center of controversy (and success) during the 90s with games like NBA Jam and Mortal Kombat, Midway has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Word of this downfall had been swirling for a while now, but it’s still sad to see the once proud company go down. Are we to assume that Ed Boon and crew won’t be making another Mortal Kombat ever again?

If you had a lot of fun playing Super Smash Bros. Brawl on the Nintendo Wii, then you just may need to pay some extra attention to TMNT: Smash Up. It’s a fighting game developed by the same people who made Smash Bros. except it features guys like Leonardo and Raphael. I wonder if the Casey, the Rat King, and Bebop make the cut too?

In anticipation of Street Fighter IV coming out this week on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, 1Up has put together a series of videos that document the evolution of some of the fighting game franchise’s best-known characters. Look at how much they’ve changed in the last 20 years! Check out the videos of Ryu, Sagat, Ken, M. Bison (Vega in Japan), and Chun-Li.

Speaking of Street Fighter IV, Capcom sold 86,000 copies on the first day in Japan. Expect similar popularity around these parts. There’s also a very cheap way to unlock all the characters as soon as you buy the game this week. In the meantime, you can put yourself in the game and drool over the Mad Catz FightStick.

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Check out the crazy version of Guile rendered above. This was created using the Unreal engine. You can go to the forum thread to see a few more renders of other Street Fighter characters too.

Oh, and still the cheapest place to pre-order Street Fighter IV (for Canadians) is on Amazon. The PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions of the game are up for grabs at $59.99, including free shipping. Other retailers are selling it for $70. You can also step up to the PS3 Collector’s Edition or the Xbox 360 Collector’s Edition if you prefer, but Street Fighter IV on PC is, by far, the cheapest option at $44.99.

Jumping to the Tekken end of things, we’ve got the latest trailer for Tekken 6 and, well, it looks very, very hot.

Posted by: Akuma on Monday, February 16th, 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.

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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