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The intro movie and alternative outfits of Ultra Street Fighter 4

Ken you match my beats I don’t so cause I’mma stretch my skills fo’ Shoryuken! I’m a lean mean Bison with a psycho machine, I cheat like Seth hopped up on meth and I don’t Zangief a f***! So prepare to rock ‘n Rolento as I lay down some pain like Poison in her stilettos!

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft is out on iPad

There’s a long weekend coming up, and some travelling to do on the horizon no doubt. Need some entertainment, and happen to be tired of reaching three stars on veteran in Kingdom Rush? Well good news, because Blizzard’s insanely addictive Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft is now out globally for the iPad.

The low-fi sci-fi of Alien: Isolation

You know you’re watching a low budget sci-fi flick when the computers are big, and the hair is even more massive. Some of these flicks haven’t stood the test of time, whereas as some have used the technology of their era to create a signature look. And Alien Isolation is looking to the original Alien film for some MS-DOS inspiration.

In Other News – 16 April 2014

Once again, I’ve been left all alone in the Lazygamer office. All alone, to wonder if any of Geoff’s stuff is flammable. Like his collection of rare Skylanders. How did this Zippo lighter get in my hand? And why am I telling you all this a full hour after everything went up in flames? I guess that some men just want to see the world burn.

Weekly Deals – Xbox is having a spring sale

Tis the season, to get cheap games, tralalalala! Right now, Sony is busy with an Easter sale of note, with various discounts on several big name games and plenty of indies. Of course, they’re not the only game in town, as Microsoft is also ready to crowbar your wallet open.

Fujitora bosses you around in One Piece: Unlimited World RED

With J Stars Victory Versus Sumthin’ no longer on my radar, I need a new anime game to focus on. Right now, my eye is on that mentally-retarded, constantly hungry and good-hearted Pirate King contender Monkey D Luffy. And it looks like he’ll have a helluva boss fight to battle through in his next game.

Halo composer Marty O’ Donnell fired from Bungie

Halo theme composer and Maestro Chief Marty O’Donnell is no longer a Bungie employee, as the audio wizard has just been terminated by the company.

Borderlands The Pre-sequel size similar to the first game

Most games these days are done-in-one experiences that offer little replay value and focus more on tacked-on multiplayer. The original Borderlands and its sequel however, were lengthy forays into the wilderness of Pandora. And you can expect the same kind of length in the Pre-Sequel.

36% of all games bought on Steam are never played

The gaming backlog. We all have it, that pile of shame and neglect. Hell, I’ve got one that I’ve barely made a dent in since I started using Steam heavily a few years ago. In fact, I’ve only just started playing Company of Heroes, and I’ve had that game since THQ was alive. And it looks like I’m not the only person with some catching up to do.

Punch crime in these new Batman:Arkham Knight screens

Oh, you think screenshots are your ally. But you merely adopted the teaser screen. I was born in it, moulded by it. I didn't see proper gameplay until I was already a man, by then it was nothing to me but BLINDING! The screenshots betray you, because they belong to me!

Attack of Talent – The cosplay of Supernova 2014

It’s not just the Americas, Asia and Europe that digs to cosplay. Australia is also home to a massive community of fans of dressing up, and they’ve got a convention to match that enthusiasm. The Gold Coast edition of Australia's Supanova convention wrapped up a few weeks ago, with plenty of folks dressing up.

In Other News – 15 April 2014

Man, when I joined Lazygamer I was promised excitement! Adventure! A chance to meet Tali or at least someone who sounds like her! Instead, I’m outside washing the parktown prawn stains off of Gavin’s sports cars. Hell, he already parked his helicopter on top of me today, showing that my spine is more valuable than my writing these days.

Freedom Wars, Soul Sacrifice Delta and Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines head towards the PS Vita

I’m still new to the PS Vita, having recently picked one up, but I quite dig the handheld. It’s primarily an indie game device for me (OLLIOLLIOLLIOLLIOLLI!), but that doesn’t mean that it can’t handle bigger ambitions and games. And it looks like the Vita will be home to some localised big names soon.

Star Citizen crosses the $42 million mark,hands out towels

You know, for a game that initially wanted only $500 000 in funding from fans, Star Citizen hasn’t done too badly. The original pledge has been dipped in some gamma radiation, that has allowed it to Hulk-Smash goals all the way to the bank. To the tune of over $42 million now. Naturally, everybody invested in the game now gets a towel.

Evolve details its Pokémon monsters

I’m digging the idea behind Evolve so far. You’ve got a human team hunting down a player-controlled monster, which rocks four core skills in order to best murder a gang of hunters. So essentially, this is Ridley Scott’s Pokémon. Tenuous link aside, you’re going to need to evolve your abilities as one of those monsters.