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Things have been very, very busy here at Meat Bun HQ. We’re prepping for all kinds of things, like visits to E3 2011, Tournament Legacy’s ReveLAtions upcoming event and this year’s EVO 2K. Yes, we’ll be heading back to Las Vegas this year, stuffed with new tees, posters and much much more. But we’ll have more to talk about soon. In the meantime, let’s catch up on things.
As Darkstalkers collectibles go, a Lord Raptor statue sounds like a good investment. Still, $300! That’s a lot of scratch. Let’s hope this is Capcom testing the waters for a Darkstalkers return.
Absolutely returning is Demon’s Souls in the form of Dark Souls, undeniably a very familiar sequel with a few new gameplay elements and a fantastic URL.
Pixel maestro Paul Robertson did his part for a Minecraft documentary, cranking out some inspired player skins (while also creating the most amazing, most NSFW Pokemon-inspired animated GIF ever).
If we’re going to vote for alt Chun Li costumes, this cyber-version will be at the top of the list. Hey, if Akuma can be mechanized, why not Chun Li?
Finally, the soul still burns in the upcoming Soulcalibur V, which seems to be going about a sequel in all the right ways. Smaller character roster, half of it new and 17 years in the future. Yes, we’re quite curious to see what a 49-year-old Ivy is looking like too…
What a week! Any seven day period that includes the long-awaited release of Superbrothers Sword & Sworcery EP must be a good one right? If you haven’t already downloaded the iPad release, grab it from iTunes now. Done? OK good! Let’s carry on.
If you’re hankering for ways to show your love for Japan, you can still bid on this custom Xbox 360 stuffed with XBLA games, give through the purchase of Team Fortress 2 hats or donate through the PlayStation Network.
Or you can simply keep your spirits up about the whole thing with Street Fighter’s Japanese cast in wallpaper form.
Did you catch wind of William “xiaobaosg” Chua’s awesome Contra-inspired ukiyo-e print? Do your eyeballs a favor and check it out. You know, he’s the artist responsible for Meat Bun’s ukiyo-e style Ninjawarriors tee. Fact!
Finally, for some ninja fail fun, give it up for Shogun 2.
If there’s one thing we love at Meat Bun HQ, it’s the shoot ‘em up talent at Treasure. Enough to spend ludicrous amounts on an imported version of an Ikaruga model kit? When it looks this good, the answer is YES! Maybe we should reprint our Shooting For Vengeance tee…
Speaking of good looking, Portal 2′s Chell looks pretty damn foxy for being a few hundred years old.
Maybe not so appealing is the Dragon Quest cafe’s Pink Sanguine Tiramisu. But if given the chance to visit Luida’s Bar in Japan, we’d probably order just about anything. Hopefully we’ll be there when they’re making Slime jello shots.
On the video front, you’ve seen Remi Kart 2, I take it? Another hilarious Mario Kart meets the real world stunt, in which Remi Gaillard is finally accosted by The Man. He needs to take it to the next level for Remi Kart 3, rainbow painting those Parisian roads.
Oh, can someone please explain this Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 commercial from Japan?
Finally, keep an eye peeled for a little Meat Bun cameo in this College Humor clip.
This week’s Marvel Vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds Fight Club was, well, pretty huge. Our friends at iam8bit captured the whole thing on beautiful time-lapse footage, showing what 1,500 fighting game fans crammed into a club looks like. Dudes started lining at 1 AM the night before–and not on downtown LA’s cleanest alley, mind you–to get in, but the Fight Club offered a first glimpse at Super Street Fighter IV: 3D Edition and plenty of hands-on time with MVC3.
This looks like it might be the last Fight Club for a long, long time… at least until Street Fighter X Tekken comes closer to release. So savor it!
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?