Archive for: July, 2010
In Catholic theology, the term limbo refers to the edge of hell, just outside of zipcode 666 — “hell adjacent” as it were. In the gaming world, this bleak monochromatic masterpiece is nothing short of double rainbow OMG!
There are no health meters and no dialog to go along with the no colors. What you get instead is a truly scary, often times violent place to explore… as a young boy. If you found that scene where Frodo is being cocooned by a giant spider a little disturbing, prepare to live the experience.
LIMBO rewards the nimble and quick thinking. There is a lot of dying, brutally, but the game never punishes you. You will be quickly giving it another go, only to realize your timing is still off, and that buzz saws and bear traps and little boys rarely mix well. This may be the best game you play all year.
EVO 2K10 at Caesars Palace was a blast! Las Vegas in July, on the other hand, was a blast furnace. Most sane people opt to avoid having their faces melted off. But that would have meant missing out on the best Street Fighter action we have ever seen.
The man who reigned supreme was none other than Daigo “The Beast” Umehara. He is the real deal, if you weren’t yet convinced by his 20+ first place tournament championships. And yes, he will sign your breast if you ask politely. But honestly, the level of Super Street Fighter IV play on display at EVO 2010 was jaw-dropping. It wasn’t all a cakewalk for Daigo though. Here’s a semi-final match that proves this point, punctuated by a storm of fireballs:
We are definitely hooked. The guys that ran EVO are great. And the competitors were spectacular. As for Vegas in July, we’ll just have to keep those obnoxious 190 Octane frozen drinks they sell by the yard in hand at all times.