Yep that’s right! If you live in Cape Town you could stand a chance to win R5000 by doing what you love; gaming. MainGaming and Megarom present the Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Roadshow.
Dressing up as your favourite video game/manga/anime/movie/my little pony character can be a fun and challenging experience. It doesn’t matter what you look like though, because putting some time and effort into a project pays off handsomely in the end. There’s nothing like good cosplay, but unfortunately, these following images are nothing like good cosplay.
It’s the first of November, or as ladies are about to find out with ruined kiss, Movember! Jokes aside, there’s a good reason for this month of unbridled manhood being let loose, and that's to give prostate cancer a swift kick in the nads, which is why we're celebrating the event with a look at the best ‘staches in gaming. Also, don’t forget to join our official Movember page, and donate to a good cause!
So you think you’re ‘ard, do you? Okay, I believe you. No need to rearrange my face with a crowbar to prove that! Still, you’re not the only tough guys out there when it comes to online fighting games, and according to Highlander rules, there can be only one! Time to see who’s the best, at third outing of Sodium Overload then.
Tekken Tag Tournamant 2 is out right now, and even though I thought that the game was actually a Bryan Mills simulator, it turned out to be something far more impressive instead. There’s a new patch out, and it’s got some new content within it. Details after the jump.
Street Fighter X Tekken is a masterpiece of the fighting game genre. It’s a game for fans and connoisseurs, a title filled with ideas and challenges, while bridging two iconic worlds. But it’s only half of the crossover equation. Capcom managed to throw down the gauntlet and create something fun and memorable, leaving Namco to find a way to incorporate the icons of Street Fighter into the world of Tekken.
And they just might be doing it quite soon.
Yes, PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale might be little more than a Sony branded Super Smash Bros clone with a Dissidia twist - but I’m completely ok with that, as long as it ends up being fun. Sony’s released two new trailers for the mash up brawler showcasing two of its new characters; Tekken’s Heihachi Mishima and that odd cat of Sony’s, Toro Inoue.
Tekken’s creative director Katsuhiro Harada has previously said that if he has anything to do with it, Tekken will never include any paid DLC characters because it messes around with balancing - and makes the product less rounded as a whole. It’s something he’s standing by - even though corporate pressure from Namco is edging to dictate otherwise.
Making a hit game in this industry, is no easy task. Continuing to develop on that initial success, while grabbing new gamers without alienating old ones? You might as well go hunting for unicorns. Tekken genius and creator knows what we’re talking about, and as far as he is concerned, he’s had enough of those fans who voice displeasure at everything.
Video game movies. That’s a genre that has a mortality rate of 110%. It’s a toxic field of film-making, so bad, that not even Alan Smithee will allow his name to be used in the credits. Street fighter, The Legend of Chun-Li, Super Mario Bros and King of Fighters are just a few examples of the horror to spew forth from the Hollywood machine, as some of our favourite games were ripped apart.
Near the top of that list, is Tekken, a film so bad, that the DVD comes with a complimentary tube of eye bleach, in order to help consumers make it through the garbage that occurs. You’d forgive us for being sceptical then, about a new Tekken film being planned.
But then we heard, that a certain Thai choreographer was going to be behind the latest adaptation. A man by the name of Prachya Pinkaew. He’s the guy who set up the fighting sequences of some cult films, such as Ong Bak, and The Protector.
Perhaps you’ve heard of them?
Capcom’s done some pretty despicable and egregious things with downloadable content, not least if which is charging people for characters that are locked on already available retail copies of games. Capcom’s treatment of fans with the Street Fighter X Tekken has caused some to worry that Namco might begin employing the same tactic with Tekken and its own street Fighter crossover.
Tekken producer Katsuhiro Harada has allayed those fears, saying it’s something that’ll never happen to Tekken - because each character is essential to the balance of the game as a whole.
Hadouken meets iron fist in a crossover game that would have been highly unlikely years ago, as the worlds of Street Fighter and Tekken collide for a showdown that has had fans pondering for years over who would win if they had to face each other.
But can Street Fighter X Tekken prove itself to be a worthy competitor that satisfies fans from both genres with its ambitious scope, or was this a line that should never have been crossed?
This Friday, it’s not only Mass Effect 3 that launches, but the long-awaited mash-up of two fighting franchise heavyweights as well, in Street Fighter X Tekken. Of course, it’s going to be available on competing platforms, complete with exclusive characters and DLC lined up in order to woo players over.
Sony has quite a few of those exclusive characters ready and willing to fight on their version of SFxT, leaving the Xbox 360 version out in the cold. Except that some of those unique brawlers are actually already on the disc, just waiting to be unlocked.
Well this is something Xbox fighting game genre fans should be used to by now. While last year saw Playstation 3 owners of Mortal Kombat get to play around with a certain, very angry, God of War, Xbox purchasers were left with no exclusive character of their own, and this year looks to be a repeat as well.
Street Fighter producer Yoshinori Ono has confirmed that Xbox adopters of the upcoming Street Fighter X Tekken will not have a unique console-exclusive character on their roster when the game launches.
And you can blame Microsoft for that.