Archive for: August, 2008
For some reason, hearing that Darth Vader was going to be in my Soul Calibur didn’t bother me at all. I thought it was so stupid, it was going to be great.
When I first heard Sub-Zero was going to be going toe-to-toe with Batman, I thought it was stupid. Period.
Fast forward to E3, I got served a nice hot steaming pile of crow. To me, MK vs. DC was the surprise hit of E3. The game played great. The weight behind the punches could be felt. The graphics looked stunningly iconic. And it is beyond fun controlling The Flash. Imagine how fast this match-up is gonna play out.
And they totally nailed The Joker too. It’s going to take more than that to wipe the grin off his face.
Leipzig Games Convention saw some more MK vs. DC characters released today. Welcome Raiden and Kano, I’d like you to meat Deathstroke and Wonder Woman.
So, how do you like your crow served?
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I’m off to Leipzig for Games Convention. Blow by blows will happen at Kotaku, but pictures of trash cans that look like Master Chief may very well show up here.
Okay, we get it. You liked Mario as a kid. You played the crap out of Super Mario Bros., and even got to second base with Liz Pratt while it was playing in the background.
But there are other games, people. Some artists at i am 8-bit even showcased a few gems outside the Nintendo universe. How about some Elevator Action, Earth Worm Jim, or Rampage?
It was an excellent show last night with some pretty inspired art, though we suspect the window displays may have added to the two hour line to get in.
That’s honestly all I want to hear about it. I have sworn off MMO’s forever. I don’t want to know players travel through the galaxy by foot, by transporter beam, at impulse power, at warp, and via new transwarp conduits constructed by the Federation during the twenty years that have elapsed since Star Trek: Nemesis. Nor do I care there is both personal and ship-to-ship combat. And I’m not at all interested that over a hundred ships have been recreated in the game, at least 50 of these obtainable by players. None of these things matter to me because they are wrapped up in an MMO, and I will not be assimilated.
I prefer to let my warm ST:TNG memories fade and mutate into hilarious Internet memes.
Something you might not know about Meat Bun co-founder Scott is that he has a gift for pachinko. When we visited Akihabara a few years ago, with the above Evangelion promo was running at a pachinko hotspot — no photos allowed inside — his natural ball bearing aiming skills surfaced. We later had his wrists professionally gauged. Both joints have an average suppleness rating of 9.41, practically unheard of in a caucasian.
Sadly, as it appears that Tokyo Game Show is not in my future plans, I’m even more devastated to learn of the release of 24: The Pachislot, recently promoted by Carlos “Tony Almeda” Barnard and bikini model Aki Hoshino in Tokyo to great effect. There’s a PlayStation 2 version coming, but it just won’t be the same without the blaring sounds, the stench of Marlboros and the intense confusion of a pachinko parlor.
At least there’s shitty art.
Having just seen Keifer and Carlos at Comic-Con — this is about as hard as I nerd out, by the way — makes the inaccessibility of 24: The Pachislot that much harder on my being.
Perhaps the most distressing thing about skipping the annual Tokyo trip this year is that no Japanese commuters will find restful slumber upon our shoulders.
Welcome to the neighborhood, Johnny! It’s good to see a fellow Bostonian migrate over to the West Coast and open up shop. It’s amazing we’re still welcome after what the Celtics did to Kobe.
Johnny Cupcakes’ new shop on Melrose Ave. is really worth a trip. It had better be, people lined up 4 days in advance for the Grand Opening. What they were treated to inside was an extra helping of attention to detail, with a side wall of vintage ovens opening randomly while releasing steam, and refrigerated display cases housing fresh shirt designs.