Archive for August 2010

Browsing the GTI Asia China Expo 2010

August 31, 2010

The GTI Asia China Expo has come and gone and finally we are getting a first look at the many new products that were on hand. Some look like originals, some appear to be bootlegs but on thing is clear, the Chinese amusement market is growing fast and as long as they can learn to lay off the bootlegs, then it will be a good thing. I’ve picked out some screenshots that were published on rs2006.co.jp where I’ll make my best guess as to what is going on.

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If Time Crisis were a movie

August 31, 2010

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I had thought that this was published sometime ago but the video poster has the date as Aug. 11th 2010 so perhaps it’s not as belated as I had though. If you’ve seen it already then at least it’s worth watching again, if not then get ready for what Time Crisis would probably be like as a live action movie, right down to the video game physics and some humor(I loev the part where they fire their guns just like most people do in boss battles). It even includes actor Andy Whitfield (IMDB profile) –  Now they just need to do the other TC games, from 2-4 as well as Crisis Zone and Razing Storm.

Just a note, it is violent as it’s just a long gun battle and there is some blood in there, in case you’re somewhere that would frown upon such videos.

The director, freddiew also has some other game-related videos including his concept for a Future Rock Band game.

Belrare's Pop Moto brings motorcycle racing to the Chinese market

August 30, 2010

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While we have mentioned Belrare’s Pop Moto/Dogfight Moto before, we haven’t really seen the game in great detail. It’s trying to make it’s mark into the growing arcade motorcycle racing market, where games like Harley Davidson, Nirin, Speed Rider 2 and Super Bikes 2 are also looking to grab some attention, after the first Super Bikes made quite a splash in sales around the world in 2007.

So how will Pop Moto stand out in that crowd? Where it’s a game developed for the Chinese market that certainly gives it an advantage in the home target market but whether we will see the game elsewhere is simply a guess at this point. I’ve tried contacting Belrare about their games before to no avail so far. Back to the game, Pop Moto is motorcycle racing with a little bit of Mario Kart style fighting to go along with it – or perhaps H2Overdrive if you look carefully at the game’s HUD. The player can grab power-ups including missiles, mines, liquid nitrogen (for a boost) and shields. There are five tracks to choose from, each of which focus on creating a fantasy world to race in as opposed to real surface streets. We’re not sure of a price on this one yet but it is available already so perhaps we’ll see this one, along with several other Belrare games we’ve been discussing lately at IAAPA 2010.

Here’s a video of the game I found on Youtube. The video quality isn’t great but it offers a good idea to how it plays.

You can also see some screenshots on this page that gives a full rundown of the game.

Belrare’s Pop Moto brings motorcycle racing to the Chinese market

August 30, 2010

Newsfeed 914 via

While we have mentioned Belrare’s Pop Moto/Dogfight Moto before, we haven’t really seen the game in great detail. It’s trying to make it’s mark into the growing arcade motorcycle racing market, where games like Harley Davidson, Nirin, Speed Rider 2 and Super Bikes 2 are also looking to grab some attention, after the first Super Bikes made quite a splash in sales around the world in 2007.

So how will Pop Moto stand out in that crowd? Where it’s a game developed for the Chinese market that certainly gives it an advantage in the home target market but whether we will see the game elsewhere is simply a guess at this point. I’ve tried contacting Belrare about their games before to no avail so far. Back to the game, Pop Moto is motorcycle racing with a little bit of Mario Kart style fighting to go along with it – or perhaps H2Overdrive if you look carefully at the game’s HUD. The player can grab power-ups including missiles, mines, liquid nitrogen (for a boost) and shields. There are five tracks to choose from, each of which focus on creating a fantasy world to race in as opposed to real surface streets. We’re not sure of a price on this one yet but it is available already so perhaps we’ll see this one, along with several other Belrare games we’ve been discussing lately at IAAPA 2010.

Here’s a video of the game I found on Youtube. The video quality isn’t great but it offers a good idea to how it plays.

You can also see some screenshots on this page that gives a full rundown of the game.

Pics from the arcade at GarasuNoShiCon 2010, including Dark Presence's 1st public appearance

August 30, 2010

Some of the Galloping Ghost Crew @ GarasuNoShiCon

The new fighter Dark Presence was recently shown off in public at the GarasuNoShiCon event in Ohio but we’ve been patiently waiting to see how that event took place. Galloping Ghost, who not only hosted the game but also brought along five other arcade games to the event has sent us some pictures to preview that, ahead of a video. The video will be added to this post once we get it. Until then, you can see the pictures below

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Pics from the arcade at GarasuNoShiCon 2010, including Dark Presence’s 1st public appearance

August 30, 2010

Some of the Galloping Ghost Crew @ GarasuNoShiCon

The new fighter Dark Presence was recently shown off in public at the GarasuNoShiCon event in Ohio but we’ve been patiently waiting to see how that event took place. Galloping Ghost, who not only hosted the game but also brought along five other arcade games to the event has sent us some pictures to preview that, ahead of a video. The video will be added to this post once we get it. Until then, you can see the pictures below

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Sega's Initial D AA Arcade Stage 6 in action

August 30, 2010

Sega’s recently announced Initial D AA Arcade Stage 6 was on location test in Singapore and ID fans were on hand to grab some video. I believe that this was an online test showing how the tag battles work. Graphically it looks quite good although it’s not a big jump over ID5; the play style has changed with some differences in physics and penalties too but whether that will be a good or a bad thing in the eyes of ID fans remains to be seen.

Source: Initial D World Forums


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