Archive for: December, 2010
You asked for it, we finally relented! Grab bags are back in stock in the Meat Bun store! It’s time to clear space for the next line of Meat Bun tees, so we’re blowing it out. Thirty bucks, three shirts from past, present and previous seasons! (Yes, that’s $10 a shirt!) You pick the size, fate picks the designs. Some rare, some unreleased, some sold-out favorites.
Did you get what you wanted for Christmas? If not, maybe we can help with an end-of-week round-up of Twitter and Facebook chatter.
You can now pre-order the Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate Of Two Worlds special edition from Capcom’s online store, which not only gets you a rad Meat Bun designed comic book cover — Shinkiro helped, of course — but the rare “Waste of Flesh” t-shirt we created for the game.
In more fighting game greatness, this amazing zero hit combo video from Super Street Fighter IV looks more like fireball infused dancing than a proper street fight.
If you’re in LA next month, don’t miss Gallery 1988 and OMG Poster’s Multiplayer show, featuring great limited edition prints of video game inspired fare. We’ll be there. Will you?
Finally, is this the best way to recover from a sprained ankle? Yeah, probably.
If you ventured to theaters this weekend to see Tron Legacy, you probably know by now it’s… not that good. Sure it has Olivia Wilde and Beau Garrett in video game fantasy outfits, plus Jeff Bridges being Jeff Bridges, but the best thing about the new Tron is its Daft Punk soundtrack. And the best thing about that soundtrack is director Warren Fu’s video for “Derezzed,” which introduces deadly jousting video game competitions to the Grid.
For a short, simple music video, Fu and Daft Punk’s “Derezzed” does an amazing job of bridging the visual styles of Tron and Tron Legacy. Can we get more of this, please?
What have we been chatting about on Facebook and Twitter this week? Games with permadeath, games with pee! Oh, and Portal 2.
While the newest trailer for Portal 2 didn’t feature anything new or noteworthy, just an impressive display of Valve as short filmmakers, it’s still impressive. Looks like the developer will be squeezing tons of personality out of Aperture Science robots Atlas and P-body. Combined with personality core Wheatley, Portal 2 may already have locked down Best Robots of 2011.
The guys behind The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings are making the game’s “insane” difficulty no joke. If your character dies, he dies for good… permadeath!
The fight sticks for the new Mortal Kombat “leaked” earlier this week, a different style of stick than we’re used to. American company PDP is making the things, which hearken back to the original MK arcade joystick style… but also with a run button? They look perfectly authentic, the way we remember playing Mortal Kombat and may ultimately mean another big hunk of plastic taking up space at Meat Bun HQ.
And speaking of leaks…
Sega’s ToyLets games include a multiplayer “faux-sumo game in which two characters blow milk out of their noses to push the other out of the ring” and one in which you’ll play as a cloud, trying to blow up a girl’s skirt. And they’re controlled with a stream of urine. Yes, they’ll be installed at urinals in Japan and will take raw pissing skill to play. Japan!
We’ve received many requests for our Marvel Vs. Capcom inspired Waste of Flesh tee, which has never been officially printed. But our Shuma Gorath versus Servbots tee can soon be yours! Capcom will be offering the tee as a limited time bonus to anyone who orders a copy of Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds through the online Capcom store. Since you were going to buy MvC3 anyway, it’s kind of a win-win, right? Right.
For the record, Waste of Flesh will be your bonus gift, whether you purchase the standard edition or the limited edition. Given that the limited edition features Shuma “He Who Sleeps, But Shall Awake” Gorath as a free DLC character, the decision probably won’t be too hard.
Here’s the hard part. You’ll have to choose which colorway we’re going to print. Head over to Capcom Unity to help us decide.
What have we been talking about on Twitter this week? New Dreamcast games for one thing. Yes, they’re still making games for Sega’s unsuccessful final attempt to compete in the console war. Sturmwind is, like most new Dreamcast games, a side-scrolling shoot ‘em up. Is it also the first DC game with achievements?!
And speaking of new games, The Elder Scrolls V exists! Don’t count on a Dreamcast version, though.
The cutest thing of the week is probably Japanese video game Zombie Daisuki which features idol group S/mileage in its commercial — or CM as the cool Japanophiles call ‘em.
Delving further into S/mileage, we learn that it’s comprised of former members of pop group Hello! Pro Egg. How do they do this with English?!
On the cool front, WETA Workshop’s working Sentry Turret from Team Fortress 2 and artist Dave Rapoza’s artwork for the retail version of Super Meat Boy are currently fighting it out for the week’s most awesome creations.
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