Archive for: June, 2011
Tournament Legacy’s ReveLAtions tournament went down just after E3 2011 in Los Angeles, a chance for the best of the best (of the best) fighting game players to win big money, big prizes. Meat Bun was there to represent and offer a sneak peak at some of our future Street Fighter-inspired designs. (Coming soon. (Promise.))
There’s Daigo Umehara, holding up a fresh Meat Bun tee, training for the eventual holding of things that he’d have to do at the end of the Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition tourney.
The inexhaustible Jason was there, holding down the fort.
Just a few of the winners from ReveLAtions. Can you spot the new Meat Bun gear?
Daigo again, holding up the requisite giant novelty check.
Thanks to the Tournament Legacy crew, Mad Catz, Broken Tier and everyone else at RevLA for being great hosts and friends. Next time, we’ll see you at EVO 2K11.
That’s right! We’re going back to GR2 this weekend to help present another glorious night of video gaming at Game Night 5. Our next gathering, a joint effort with our friends at Giant Robot, Attract Mode and Angry Bananas, will feature two upcoming indie greats, Reverge Labs Skullgirls and Haunted Temple Games Skulls of the Shogun.
As a bonus/side effect, there will be some serious Nintendo 3DS StreetPassing going on. So bring your 3DS!
We may even have some new Meat Bun stuff for sale. Maybe!
It all happens this Saturday, June 25 2011, from 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. Be there!
Man, where the hell have we been lately? Oh right! E3 2011 and ReveLAtions! That sure took a toll on the Meat Bun collective energy levels, but we’re back, well rested after watching some great fighting game tournaments and ready to roll. Thanks to the wonderful Freddie Wong and his latest video jam, “Arcade Dominator,” we’re more fired up than ever.
What else have we been doing besides attending convention centers, hotel meeting rooms and grand ballrooms? Playing Dark Souls, for one. We might go far enough to call it Meat Bun’s game of E3 2011. We just might.
We also got to play a little Skullgirls, which the LA Weekly and everyone else seems to be gushing over.
A few things we didn’t get to play–but desperately want to, hopefully at Tokyo Game Show–include Dragon’s Crown, the latest fan service fest from Vanillaware.
Err yeah! There are more reasons that anatomically astounding warrior women for wanting to play this gorgeous PlayStation 3 and PS Vita game. Maybe you should watch the trailer to see why!
Also on the list of interesting Japanese curiosities is a Neon Genesis Evangelion game that might actually be a good Neon Genesis Evangelion game. That would be Rhythm Evangelion: 3nd Impact, a PSP game being made by Grasshopper Manufacture and musically touched by the great Akira Yamaoka.
The special edition(s) look fantastic.
Finally, I’ll cop to having a strong desire to play Dancing Eyes, the most unexpected entry in the Namco Generations line of HD recreations of classic (well…) Namco games. Have a look…
E3 is the battle ground where the big three fall all over themselves vying for the top slot in your lil’ gaming heart. It’s beautifully ridiculous. Last year Microsoft handed out free Xbox 360 Slims like sample teriyaki chicken on a tooth pick to all conference attendees.
Seems Sony knows the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. This year they called in a fleet of LA’s best gourmet food trucks, and parked the caravan around a large open bar. I was gorging myself like that scene in Defending Your Life where you could eat whatever you like, as much as you like, and it all tasted great. Dim sum, Cajun gumbo, spicy shrimp tacos… even had a dessert course or two. But somehow Subway got mixed into the picture. Yes, I know not everyone is going to partake of free, delicious tuna sushi hand rolls — but that’s what the corn dog and tater tot stands were for! Watching chumps eat prefabricated lukewarm turkey 6″ subs just because it was handed to them by a professional Nathan Drake cosplayer earned a scornful glance as I finished my gourmet tamarind/chili popsicle.
Now that I was thoroughly wined and dined, I was curious to see where this evening was headed. Kevin Butler was a no-show, and the mood took on an understandably humble and contrite tone in light of the massive network outages. Oh, no! I was hoping for something a little more fun and… titillating… like the Bioshock: Infinite trailer. After more than enough talk about AT&T partnerships *groan* and demos of first person shooters, things became a little more exciting.
Jane’s Addiction fit the bill nicely, though I had to force myself not to calculate how long ago I last saw them at the original Lollapalooza. The juxtaposition of hearing Perry Farrell singing Mountain Song and then chatting about Congressman Wiener tweeting his wiener proved to be a little surreal, but I am in no way complaining. Thank you, Sony. You have my number.
Happy E3 everyone! To celebrate a great week of video games (and to make room for all the new stuff we have coming to the store), everything in the Meat Bun shop has been marked down to 50% off! O_O!!!
There are limited sizes and colors available right now, but if you’ve been waiting for things to get super cheap before investing in, say, a Snack Attack tee or that Eggplant Wiz shirt you’ve been eyeing for a very very long time, now’s your chance. Seriously, stock is in the single digits on everything here, so don’t wait!
Tons of new stuff is coming after E3, so stay tuned!