Archive for

The Honest Trailer to Street Fighter

The Honest Trailer to Street Fighter

Many, many jokes have been made about Street Fighter in its 20+ year history and it’s obvious enough that it could be one of the most racist video game franchises of all time. It’s also one of the most successful and the most iconic, even if Microsoft has trouble guessing the age of the world warriors. And now, we have the honest trailer.

Starring… Ryu, Also Ryu, Girl Ryu, Joke Ryu, Evil Ryu and Evilier Ryu….

If you’re looking for something on a slightly more serious note, check out the
origin stories of Vega (Claw) and Balrog (Boxer) too.

Posted by: Akuma on Sunday, July 26th, 2015

Microsoft Guesses the Age of Street Fighter II Original World Warriors

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.

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.

Posted by: Akuma on Thursday, April 30th, 2015

The Excellent Adventures of Animated Gootecks and Mike Ross

The Excellent Adventures of Animated Gootecks and Mike Ross

Unequivocally, one of my favorite series to watch on the Internet is Excellent Adventures with Gootecks and Mike Ross. Yes, it’s just a couple of guys taking turns playing Street Fighter against some online warriors, but it has to be some of the most entertaining 20 or 30 minutes every Sunday. And then, it inspires fan-made animation videos like this.

Here’s twenty bucks. He’s going to throw a second fierce and you’re going to flash kick it.

Posted by: Akuma on Wednesday, January 14th, 2015