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Video!!! Street Fighter X Tekken Spreads The Love

Capcom gives the world a Valentine’s Day gift in the form of the final character listing for Street Fighter X Tekken.

M. Bison

Akuma

Ogre

Jin Kazama

Then I knew Jin, Bison, and the red head would show up to the party. Though Ogre is kind of an odd choice. Roger Jr is a character that deserves to bash Ryu in the undercarriage.

http://www.capcom-unity.com

Military Grade 5375PPI OLED Screen Released from French Company, it’s Very Small.

When people think of displays with a resolution of 2560×2048 they might imagine something measuring 30 inches or more, God forbid it be some underwhelming massive screen with an abysmal pixel density such as todays HD TV’s.

MicroOLED has created a 4.5 megapixel display with just such the specifications and it fits right in front of your eye. Its new 0.61 inch display is powered by efficient OLED technology that allows it to create incredibly small pixels to achieve such high pixel density in less than an inch of area. This will allow them to create high resolution color (1280×1024) and black and white (2560×2048) viewfinders and head mounted displays.

The display is being built to meet military requirements and is being developed for medical professionals, for viewfinders in professional camera equipment and for night vision applications.
You can read more on their website and find out about their technology. http://www.microoled.net/news/news-from-microoled
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SWTOR Players Are Really Busy

After six weeks of playing Star Wars The Old Republic

  • Over 239 million in-game hours, or over 332,000 months and over 27,000 years of in-game time
  • Over 20 billion NPCs killed
  • Over 148 billion credits spent

As a supporter of NPC digicide I truly hope for triple the body count in another six weeks

 

http://investor.ea.com/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=645196

Dragons, Zombies, and Pre-Order Bonuses!

Been craving this game since E3 2011! The wait for Dragon’s Dogma ends May 22nd and packed with a demo of Resident Evil 6. Yes, if you so wish to buy day one, 3 pre-order packs are available.  Amazon has the “Weapon Grade Pack” and Best Buy has the “Armor Upgrade Pack” with GameStop offering a “Pawn Upgrade Pack” to Capcom faithful.

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Prototype 2′s RAD Pre-Order Bonuses

Behind-the-Scenes video! Alternate costumes! Rewards for completing weekly challenges! If you are too young to remember how even some PlayStation 2 games had these features; then buying Prototype 2 on launch day is for you! Starting April 27th Radical Entertainment will have a seven week window for players to gain access to RADNET with a purchase of a new copy of Prototype 2. RADNET promises 55 parted out DLC throughout the seven weeks that include friend vs. friend competitive score challenges, to Avatar items. After seven weeks the free RADNET content becomes locked.

Even with this call to action my butt remains pretty firm on the recliner. With a PS2 I can experiences all these features, and Gackt, in Bujingai: The Forsaken City. Heck, it is about $41 on Amazon if anyone wants to feel like paying new-ish prices. A true Hail Mary to quench used game guilt.

Gerbil

http://www.radical.ca/radnet

http://www.amazon.com/Bujingai-Forsaken-City-Playstation-2/dp/B0001HAI68

Mega-Chub Man in Street Fighter X Tekken?

Waking up should be a grand act full of coughing and butt scratching.
This morning included a slap to the face from Capcom’s announcement of 5
new characters for  Street Fighter X Tekken, but for the Playstation3 and Vita. The character list just adds to the sting.

Mega Man

Pac Man

Cole (Infamous)

Kuro/Toro (Sony mascots)

Focusing on which characters matter, the men come to Street Fighter X Tekken in unconventional fighting form. Mega Man is all grown up sporting his original US box art look and proudly strutting a beer gut. Pac Man jumps into the fight riding a wooden robot and shooting out to bash enemies with his ball like body. Sure people who own Sony products have the other two, or three, but who really cares. Cole doesn’t have anime eyes and suffering from girl problems and the cats aren’t drunk. Why would this grand news leave a mark on my face? I own a 360.  Microsoft, if you are not going to give me a real Metal Gear to play least at least make Mega “Gut” Man a playable character. Even as DLC, Please?

Gerbil

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MadCatz Announces Two New Headsets

If looks aren’t what sell you on peripheral devices you may miss out on the new offering of MadCatz CYBORG headsets.  If on the other hand their past products and spec sheets are any indication the newly released Primer Wireless Headset for the Xbox360 and its up coming sister product the F.R.E.Q.5 for PC and Mac are sure to please. Both headset are priced at 100$

The Primer features 5.8GHZ wireless technology as well as 40mm neodymium drivers. It has a two tone black and orange color scheme with a removable mic and external volume knobs for the sound and mic separately.

The CYBORG stylized F.R.E.Q.5 also includes “on ear controls” and a removable mic in addition to 50mm stereo drivers. It has both a 3.5mm jack cord and one with a USB connection that can be switched depending on what kind of connection you prefer. The marketing touts the 3.5mm jack as a way to plug in to mobile devices but users of dedicated sound cards on the PC will appreciate this as their hardware natively supports a 3.5mm connection.

The reason I believe the upcoming F.R.E.Q.5 uses 50mm drivers rather than 40mm is due to partly in fact to keeping the price equal for both unites. So in a since you may be sacrificing a bit of sound quality for the luxury of a wireless connection and battery life on the 360 side of things.

According to their release “the F.R.E.Q.5 Pro Gaming Headset for PC, (is) expected to ship Spring 2012. . .” while the Primer should be shipping already. If you don’t feel like waiting you can preorder the F.R.E.Q.5 now.

SEGA’S BLOCKBUSTER GAMES TO HIT NINTENDO 3DS

SAN FRANCISCO & LONDON (October 27, 2011) – SEGA® of America, Inc. and SEGA® Europe Ltd. are delighted to announce final release dates of several highly anticipated Nintendo 3DS titles.  Coming out this year and early 2012 each of these exciting new titles have been specifically designed for the Nintendo 3DS handheld experience and feature favorite classic SEGA characters as well as brand new heroes.

Shinobi™ is the long anticipated continuation of the fan favorite series and includes the classic side-scrolling action gameplay players have loved since the original. Coming to stores in Europe on November 11 and in North America on November 15, Shinobi introduces several exciting new features including a brand new combat system, StreetPass™ functionality, and a large assortment of achievements and challenges to unlock.

SEGA’s much loved mascot Sonic the Hedgehog™ makes his way onto Nintendo 3DS for the very first time as part of the celebrations for his 20th anniversary.  Speeding through many levels designed exclusively for the Nintendo system, Sonic Generations™ allows fans to play as both Classic and Modern Sonic across a range of iconic and memorable levels – all re-imagined for a completely new experience. Sonic Generations for Nintendo 3DS launches on November 22 in North America and November 25 across Europe.

CRUSH™3D, the critically acclaimed puzzle platformer game, redesigned for Nintendo 3DS will hit stores on January 10, 2012, for North America and January 13 for Europe.  Help Danny solve brain-teasing puzzles by ‘crushing’ your way from a 2-dimensional to a 3-dimensional world and back again with the touch of a button.

And finally, the record-breaking duo of Mario™ and Sonic™ join forces for the first time ever on the Nintendo 3DS with the eagerly anticipated launch of Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games™.  The much loved pair head to stores on February 10, 2012, across Europe and February 14, 2012, in North America and are sure to continue their formidable partnership for the London 2012 Olympic Games.  Bringing a whole new dimension to the Mario & Sonic universe Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games for Nintendo 3DS contains over 50 Olympic Games themed events for players to compete in for a coveted gold medal!

SEGA’s exciting line up for Nintendo 3DS means you will never be short of something to do during the long, dark evenings and cold winter days of the upcoming months!

Nintendo News: Link Journeys Back into the Heat of the Action in The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword for Wii

REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Nintendo has revealed more details about the captivating areas, items and game play in the massive The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword game, launching exclusively for the Wii system on Nov. 20. This week, Link continues his epic quest and travels back to the Eldin Volcano as additional discoveries have uncovered new portions of the map. Players will dig the new items and find a new way to traverse through this area. Newly revealed game elements include the following:

  • Return to the Eldin Volcano and the Fire Sanctuary: Link travels back to this volcanic area to journey into the Fire Sanctuary, a dungeon that sits on top of the volcano’s summit.
  • New Items: In the Fire Sanctuary, Link receives yet another new item – the Mogma Mitts. Using these, he is able to access underground tunnels by digging through soft patches in the ground to explore the subterranean areas in this dungeon.
  • The Quest Continues: As Link makes his way through this treacherous area and continues on his quest to find and help Zelda, a massive eruption throws him from atop the volcano.
  • More Fun in the Skies: When Link returns to Skyloft he can look forward to a multitude of fun diversions, including Pumpkin Pull, a challenging game of target shooting that involves flying pumpkins.

Nintendo will continue to regularly provide fans with select details and information about the game prior to its Nov. 20 launch. The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword will be available as a standalone game or as part of a limited-edition bundle that also includes a gold-colored Wii Remote Plus controller. Additionally, every copy in the initial production runs of the game will come packaged with a special music CD containing orchestral arrangements of select songs that were performed at The Legend of Zelda 25th Anniversary Symphony Concert on Oct. 21 in Los Angeles.

Colorado Cutthroat announce an upcoming 2 day gaming tourny for all.

Hello folks make sure to pay attention to Colorado Cutthroat for an upcoming tourny that’ll be amazing to attend. We have covered a past event back in July but now its time for the Hyphytek crew to make another trek. Whats really awesome about this is the fact that Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 will be out then and it’ll be enough time for people to bring their serious game face on with it. Check out the website and the video we have for more info. Hope to see you all there.

 

www.coloradocutthroat.com/FF.php

 

 

 

ATLUS ANNOUNCES ATLUS-O-WEENIE 2011 COSTUME CONTEST

ATLUS celebrates the contest’s 5th anniversary with the biggest prize giveaways yet!

IRVINE, CALIFORNIA — OCTOBER 18, 2011 — ATLUS today announced the 2011 edition of their annual ATLUS-themed costume contest, ATLUS-O-Weenie. In addition to a grand prize voted on by fans, and 4 randomly selected winners, the contest will feature categories for the best Catherine-themed outfit, the best KOF XIII-themed outfit, and the best Persona-themed outfit.
“With so many games with characters that fans have really developed a strong connection to, we felt that it made sense to give each of these categories some special recognition,” said Tim Pivnicny, Vice President of Sales and Marketing.
Prizes for this year’s winners will be a $300 gift card for the grand prize winner, $200 gift cards for each of the special category winners, and $25 for each of the four random prize winners. The first 200 approved entries for the competition will also receive a Steam code for a free PC copy of ATLUS & ACE Team’s zany action/strategy hybrid Rock of Ages.
Contest submissions will be accepted beginning October 18, 2011 at noon PDT, and end on November 11, 2011 at 11:59am PDT. Voting begins on 12:01pm on November 11, 2011 and closes on 11:59pm on November 18, 2011. The contest is open to residents of the U.S. and Canada who are over the age of 18.
Submit entries at http://wildfireapp.com/website/6/contests/161800. For a full listing of the rules, please visit http://www.atlus.com/rules.htm.

OGPlanet Announces Closed Beta Test for SD Gundam Capsule Fighter Online

Torrance, Calif.–October 26, 2011--OGPlanet, an innovative provider of multiplayer online games, announced the first closed beta test for SD Gundam Capsule Fighter Online, the popular multiplayer third-person shooter game. The beta test will run from November 2nd through the 6th, and OGPlanet is partnering with several prominent websites to provide keys for players to access the beta.

 

SD Gundam Capsule Fighter Online features free, fast-paced, easy-to-learn gameplay allowing Gundam fans and newcomers alike to collect a wide variety of customizable units and battle in missions based on events across the Gundam universe. Each of the 350 planned units has unique stats, weapons, movement and style, as well as options for customization so players can really stand out on the battlefield. Units are put to the test in four modes of PvP combat on battlefields supporting up to 12 players. Over 30 maps of varying size and difficulty offer a huge range of challenge and excitement.

 

Players may also register for the beta test by visiting the Facebook page at  http://www.facebook.com/SDGONA, which will also host exclusive contests and events. For more information, art, screens and movies, please visit the SD Gundam Capsule Fighter Online teaser site at http://sdgo.ogplanet.com/en/teaser.og .

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