Archive for: January, 2011
Come play Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds early with us this Thursday, February 3 at the latest Fight Club event thrown by the fine folks at Capcom USA. I Am 8-Bit is hosting the latest beat ‘em up get-together at Club 740 in downtown LA, where prize packs and early access to MVC3 can be had. Starts at 8 p.m., ends at 11 p.m.
No RSVP, just show up. But show up early if you want goodies and want to get in at a reasonable hour. Here’s where!
MVC Fight Club
740 South Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90014
We’ll see you there?
What are we talking about in 140 characters or less this week? Our love of Hsien-ko (aka Lei Lei) from Darkstalkers, the latest confirmed addition to Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds. Did we mention we did a really swell tee for Capcom for MVC3? Yes, we sure did.
Speaking of Capcom, I wonder if they consider Blanka’s day job to be canon. As a meter maid of this caliber, he’d fit right in in Metro City.
On the arcade front, get familiar with the latest Elevator Action… Death Parade!
And have you seen the new Silent Hill? Like all games in this series after Silent Hill 3, we’re taking a wait and see approach. But Vatra Games is definitely making Silent Hill pretty. Dat fog!
As we look for every little morsel on The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Game Informer comes through with details on the combat system. Is there some Demon’s Souls influence in here?
Finally, how cute are these antique Japanese postcards?
Last night, we co-hosted Game Night 4: The Revenge of Xmas with Attract Mode and Giant Robot at GR2, a party with candy canes, Christmas lights, hot cocoa, holiday chiptunes and the festive new George and Jonathan album, “The Best Christmas,” as well as Christmas-themed video games. Some of them were exclusive to Game Night 4, featuring special versions of Super Crate Box and 8BITar Hero.
And Daze Before Christmas, Sunsoft’s 16-bit Santa Claus game. Leave it to Carlos and the guys from Angry Bananas to have a copy of this lying around.
Here’s Arthur Lee, creator of 8BITar Hero, setting up. He’d picked a long list of snowy, icy levels from NES games like Contra, Super Mario Bros. 3, Mega Man 2, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and many more to play along with.
While we were setting up, we checked out the Meat Bun stuff over at the original Giant Robot store. If you’re looking for an out of print Miserable Little Pile of Secrets, you’ll have to go here.
Look! It’s Adam Robezzoli of Attract Mode fame playing some Super Street Fighter IV.
Super Crate Box was a huge hit, even if no one could manage to collect more than 17 crates in a row all night. Vlambeer created a special Xmas version of the game, complete with snow and Santa hats. So good!
Here’s Mike, Mike Z and Daniel playing/admiring a little 8BITar Hero.
People really got into playing classic Tetris themes with Rock Band instruments.
If you find yourself on Sawtelle Ave and find yourself hungry, try the sushi burrito. Or don’t, because it sounds incredibly vile to eat sushi that’s been packed into a flour tortilla.
The “tornado potato,” on the other hand, is Mike Z approved. It’s a fried potato coiled around a savory sausage — a natural disaster of flavor, from what we hear.
Half-Life 2 still looks great, even on paper. Not so great? Or is it so-not-great-it’s-great? Well, it has Shadow the Hedgehog basketball and Cream the Rabbit, so this Pakistani Sonic the Hedgehog Happy Meal commercial has something going for it.
Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds also looks like a potential great. And while I’m no Dante fan, he looks spectacular in MVC3.
Rooster Tooth takes a look at just how well your average Joe would fare in a real world zombie apocalypse, Left 4 Dead style. Don’t miss this excellent Mythbusters-style short.
Finally, more arcades please! The makers of Electric Theatre Arcade show us how it’s done.
See you at Game Night 4?
You may have seen that Gallery 1988, home to great art shows like the 3G Show, is currently exhibiting Multiplayer, a great collection of video game inspired posters. The show is running until February 4, 2011 at the gallery’s Venice location. For anyone unfortunate enough to not make it to the Multiplayer show, those posters can be secured online.
Also happening soon, this weekend to be precise is Game Night 4, the Xmas themed get together co-hosted by Meat Bun, Attract Mode and Giant Robot. Details on that event, which happens January 22, right here.
What are we talking about in 140 characters or less this week? Games that can easily win us over with their art style, like indie platformer Feist. Here’s hoping we get to play Feist (and many more) at this year’s GDC indie showcase.
If time and space weren’t an issue, we’d totally be playing lots of pinball at Pinball Wizard Arcade in Pelham, New Hampshire, which opened its doors this week. 70 pinball tables? Really?! A trip to the northeast, I don’t know, for PAX East or something, sounds like a good idea right now.
And speaking of arcades, who’s up for some more Darius?
Maybe the best game trailer this week was the Super Street Fighter IV 3D one for the Nintendo 3DS. Figure get! We love to get figures.
Or maybe it was the new launch trailer for Mass Effect 2, this time PlayStation 3 flavored. Must play more Mass Effect 2…
Because we’re going to be short on time to play 30 hours worth of role-playing games when The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim ships later this year. Did you know you can loot meat? Meat!
I mean c’mon!!