5 Games That Made A Difference

When you take history into account, you’ll see remarkable things that seem to pop out of nowhere or that things happen all of a sudden that will shape how the future generation lives. Those things happen in the video game industry too. Games like Pacman, Donkey Kong, Space Invaders, and etc. were so big, they were like shouting at the whole world with a blow horn. They made this huge impact to kids everywhere, even making them decide how they see themselves in the future. Well, it’s the 21st century, and boy how things have changed. Sure enough there isn’t just one game that really stood out. For the console generation, there are hundreds and maybe even thousands that could fall under the category of forever imprinting itself in our psyche. With everyone having their own games that changed their lives, I’ll show you 5 games that made a difference to me.

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Mashfest – Tekken Tag Tournament 2

Do you guys even remember the 1st Tekken game? Because I sure can’t, what with all the years that have passed. Actually, you know what, I didn’t even get to play the first two Tekken games. I only remember playing Tekken 3. Which, by the way, was such an overly awesome game! The first Tekken game was released back in 1994, and it has been over 18 years for its latest sequel to come out. A spinoff from the main title and the sequel to the 1999 Tekken Tag Tournament, Tekken Tag Tournament 2 is coming out for September 11 here in the United States. This article is targeted for those living in and around New York. But if you’re not from New York, you’re still welcome to read this post.

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Street Fighter x Tekken Mashfest @Midtown Comics


Hey everyone, if you’re looking to spend some time busting out your controller for a good arcade game this weekend (Also if you’re in New York), look no further. On Sunday April 22nd, head on out to VILLAGE POURHOUSE on 64 3rd Ave. (corner of 11th St.). Midtown Comics is having a Street Fighter x Tekken Mashfest with no entry fee, just come in and bring your game face on!  The tournament starts at 3pm until 10pm. Enjoy!

Here’s what they said on their event page on Facebook:


Midtown Comics and Mashfest NYC present Mashfest 4
· Winning team gets a $50 Midtown Comics Gift Card!
· Free comics grab bags and more cool prizes for attendees (while supplies last)!
· Stream by bifuteki (http://www.twitch.tv/bifuteki)

Village Pourhouse on 64 3rd Ave. (corner of 11th St.)
· Drink specials!
· 18+ to enter, 21+ to drink

· We are doing 2v2 TEAM battle for this tourney. If you don’t come with a partner, there will definitely be guys there for you to team up with!
· Tourney will be capped at the first 128 players to sign up (your Facebook RSVP does not guarantee a spot)
· Signups begin at 3pm. BE ON TIME or you may not get to enter (though you can still spectate)
· All games will be on Xbox360
· Bring your own controller, or borrow from a friend or fellow fan
· Sorry, no wireless controllers allowed
· Everyone must use DEFAULT GEMS
· Tourney will be double elimination bracket
· All matches will be 2 out of 3 games, except Losers Finals, Winners Finals and Grand Finals
· Loser may switch characters/team order/gems, winner must keep same

Come out and meet up with your fellow fans for some drinks, free play and free comics!*

*Limited supplies! First come first serve to player entrants.”


Who’s ready for Street Fighter x Tekken?

The reality still hasn’t set in for me. The way both Capcom and Namco keep unveiling characters make it feel like the game is still months away. But people, this shit is HAPPENING!

Set to be released this Tuesday, Street Fighter x Tekken will mark the day two cross dimensional franchises will work together to bring us a game that we never thought was possible. Capcom has done many collaborations with other companies like Marvel or SNK, but those have always been 2D based franchises. Namco’s Tekken has always been a 3D based fighter. Team work and compromises allowed for this game to come to fruition.

I hope every fighting game realizes how important the execution of this game will be. Fighters, in general, experienced a sharp decline in popularity at the turn of the century. They have not been as popular as they were in the 90’s. Fighters are undergoing a resurgence in recent years, partly thanks to vanilla Street Fighter 4, and the ball keeps rolling. If Street Fighter x Tekken is a success, there is no telling what’s next. Feels like a whole new world!

I leave you with Maximilian’s YouTube channel where you can find plenty of Street Fighter x Tekken and other fighting game analysis.

Cross Assault contestants chosen; let the games begin

Until recently, Capcom was accepting video log submissions from fans who were looking to land a spot on their Street Fighter X Tekken reality show/tournament, Cross Assault. For the last few days, the fighting game community has been going nuts with anticipation as Capcom has finally released their picks and one of these lucky contestants will have a shot at the grand prize, $25,000. The ten contestants are as follows,

Dr Sub-Zero
TS NerdJosh
TFA Hornet
Tasty Steve

Out of the chosen contestants, I’m really only familiar with TS Nerdjosh, so that’s who I (and probably a lot of fellow UMvC3 stream monsters) will be rooting for. The hype begins on 2/22 with grand finals in Atlanta’s Final Round XV on March 3. Oh and check out the reveal trailer below.

Edit: YouTube link seems to be failing. Sadness.


Cross Assault: Reality Show of Gamers

That’s right, a reality show of gamers for gamers. Unlike other shows that last several months, this one will be going on for a week.

So what are these guys gonna do? If you’re thinking The Real World or Survivor then you’re wrong. Unlike the other reality shows this one is just going to be about… well… video games. More specifically: Street Fighter and Tekken. The thing is… THEY NEED PLAYERS. That’s right. If you’re confident in your abilities to take on the rest on live television, just read this article to get details on what you need to do.

They also held an interview which would hopefully answer some questions and fill in some of the more finer details on what this show is about.

Street Fighter x Tekken: Fat Fight


What’s better than two hot girls fighting? How about two fat guys fighting? No? Then this video is not for you, unless you like the idea of Street Fighter’s Rufus and Tekken’s Bob engaging in glorious fat to fat combat. Just posted earlier today, the video pits the two fighters against each other in a restaurant in a battle of surprising guile. It’s actually pretty funny and the water effects add a nice touch to the match. Though I’m not quite sure where the water is coming from. Immense amount of sweat, maybe? I wouldn’t doubt it.

Street Fighter X Tekken new teaser videos

Capcom recently released two new teaser trailers containing torn pieces of mysterious characters. Can you guess which characters are in these videos? Let us know! Even though the videos might not be the most subtle, these characters will be revealed along with the rest of the cast at TGS (Tokyo Game Show) later this month. (THXCPCM)

Street Fighter X Tekken Gameplay Footage

This was filmed at E3 2011. The game looks amazing especially with Capcom’s amazing E3 HDTV setup. The release date is set sometime in 2012 as far as we know developers have been hinting early 2012, hopefully January.  The game in the video plays more like Street Fighter than Tekken but hopefully it will be intriguing to both games audiences.   More information pending.