Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Midway to ressurect Mortal Kombat Series

With Capcom's success with Street Fighter IV and the upcoming Super Street Fighter IV, Midway has announced their return to the Mortal Kombat series.
All I can say is check out the in game footage and judge for yourself !
Sweet...Epic Fatality!

Friday, February 19, 2010

SSFIV Here Come the SFIII Challengers

As predicted here is the offical introduction of the Street Fighter III characters coming to Super Street Fighter IV! Ibuki the female ninja, Dudley the gentlemen's boxer, and Makoto the Karate girl. I played Ibuki little bit in Third Strike and I'm looking forward to using her in SSFIV! And seeing Dudley pummel Balrog was just epic and Makoto...well she's aight but I'd rather of had Alex, Yun or Oro in her place.
There's only one fighter left to reveal, Hakan. Rumors say he's middle Eastern and is fighting for oil, if you watch the trailer through it's entirety there's a hint of him at the very end.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

3rd Strikers Confirmed for SSFIV!

Dudley, Ibuki and Makoto have finally been revealed via Famitsu scans.
Capcom should release the trailer tommorow 2-18-10...

Street Fighter IV IPhone App


Legendary Fighting Franchise Set To Make Its App Store Debut This March

LOS ANGELES, CA – February 16, 2010 –Capcom®, a leading worldwide developer and publisher of video games, today announced that Street Fighter® IV, the definitive next generation fighting franchise, is making its way to iPhone and iPod Touch this March. The game will feature a roster pulled from recent console releases including several classic and newly introduced fighters.

"This is Street Fighter 4 in all its glory… uncompromised and awesome," said Takeshi Tezuka, General Manager of Mobile Content Development, Capcom. “We’re particularly proud of the multiplayer feature as it remains true to the series arcade roots by allowing players to go head-to-head over Bluetooth in spectacular fashion.”

Street Fighter 4 for iPhone uses an advanced virtual d-pad or “Visual Pad” control interface to immerse the player into the familiar Street Fighter combat system. Players can fully customize the “Visual Pad” interface by repositioning the buttons and d-pad anywhere on the screen through the options menu. Additionally, players can further refine their configuration by setting the transparency level of the controls.

For newcomers to the series, a new “Dojo” mode unleashes the warrior within turning neophytes into Street Fighter masters. Once players hone there skills in single player mode they can then go head-to-head against their friends via Bluetooth for bragging rights and the coveted title of “Champion.”

Street Fighter 4 will be available this March on Apple’s App Store.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

SSFIV Juri Vs Chun Li & Cammy Promo trailer

Capcom is firing up the SSFIV hype machine again and here's the first of the ink bleed trailers reminiscent of the one's for SFIV. Personally I wasn't that impressed with the new trailer, pacing was destroyed by Cammy intro, music was good but the action or lack there of didn't equal the tension conveyed in the audio. I assume the background is supposed to be the new construction site but I kept expecting to see Chunny take a dive off the girders like dear ol dad...
Now bring on the Dudley V Balrog trailer and THAT will be ultra hype!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

My First Month

Today was my first month anniversary celebration! I hung out with my friends Curious George, Pooh Bear and the gang. We played Rock Band, I played with daddies IPhone, and had a giant lolipop.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Super Street Fighter IV new gameplay footage

Eight amazing minutes of SSFIV gameplay footage, the savanah stage is awesome, love the solar eclipse!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Daybreakers Review

Supply and demand it's at the core of capitalism. Anything can be a precious commodity as long as there's people who want it....oil for instance, our economy is dependant upon it thus the price fluctuates based on availability.

The premise of Daybreakers is refreshingly new and refreshingly free of sparkling, softball playing "vampires"!
In Daybreakers the majority of the worlds population are vampires, men and women who go about their lives just like you and I, working 9 to 5...9pm to 5am that is!
Death, disease and ageing are no longer to be feared by mankind thanks to this pandemic, but what happens when the last humans are hunted down for their blood?
Bromley Marks Blood Bank, where societies aristocrats store their blood supply has been working on a synthetic blood substitute for months, because the truth is humans are an endangered species and there isn't enough real blood for everyone. Having eternal life does come with a price though, without your recomended daily allowance of blood you begin to devolve into nasty bat like creatures called subsiders. So unless you're very well off there's a good chance you may find yourself becoming one of these nightmarish creatures when the government issues blood rationing procedures.

Edward Dalton (Ethan Hawke) is a hemotologist working along side Christopher Caruso at Bromley Marks to create the blood substitute that can save millions, regrettibly their lab tests have been unsucessful to say the least.

After a hard nights work Edward runs into a group of humans on his way home and offers to help them when the police show up at the accident scene. It's here he meets Audrey a human resistance fighter that helps other humans escape from human-hunting soldiers like Edward's brother Frankie.
Audrey sees Edward's reluctance to drinking human blood and his sympathetic ways and offers him a chance to meet Elvis (Willem Dafoe) a man who has been cured of vampirism. Skeptical but curious Edward meets with Audrey and Elvis, but the meeting is interupted by Edwards brother Frankie who try's to capture the humans. Edward escapes with Audrey and Elvis, later we see Charles Bromley (Sam Neil) befriend Frankie as the blood shortage begins to become a pandemic of itself as the average citizen can no longer afford blood and begin to devolve into subsiders.
I went into this movie really loving the premise, it had some great moments such as the failed lab test, the "home invasion" scene, and the Coffee Shop scene but there were also plenty of moments that made Daybreakers feel like a made for TV movie, the worst in my opinion had to be the weak-ass cure scene with Edward Audrey and Elvis.
This movie had three big names; Hawke, DaFoe and Neil yet none of the characters really stood out. Of the three Sam Neil's character was the most enjoyable for me, he did a very good job protraying a greedy corporate CEO. I found DaFoe's character irritating as ex blood sucker grease money that acts like some sort of prophet...and the kicker comes at the end when he reveals after all Edwards hardships to find a cure he knew a much simpler way all along!
Ethan Hawke did a fine job with his character, a self loathing vampire hemotologist....not an easy character to play IMO, not a very carismatic persona but you wouldn't expect that type of character to be, after being cured Edward almost grows a pair, I did enjoy the scene with Edward and Charles Bromley....the way Edward stood up to Charles is something many hard working people wish they could talk to their asshole boss's.
Some may think that the Spierig brothers may be jumping on the anti capitalism band wagon, I have to disagree. In this case I trully think it's art imitating life, the
Spierig brothers used what seems to be very prevalent in the news these days and built a unique vampire story around that, and it worked to a certain degree. Unfortunately as the humans began to devolve in the movie so did the interesting plot till we were left with army men vs rebels and crazy scenes of fully automatic guns blazing and soldiers tearing each other to shreads as the "anti venom spread from vamp to vamp.
Daybreakers is a refreshing look at the vampire mythos and is in theaters in time to save some of us from the crap that is New Moon! But it is no where near as good as movies like Blade 2. I'd say it's a rental.