Archive for February 27, 2008

Even more Street Fighter IV News

February 27, 2008

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It’s never ending isn’t it? Two more pieces of SF4 news has filtered through, both from Kotaku.

First up there is talk that the console version of Street Fighter 4 will include a bigger roster. This news disappoints me slightly, obviously. Perhaps they will release these characters in a later revision of the arcade game?

The second piece of news is that more stages have been spotted in Japanese location tests. Hardly surprising news, but good to know it’s coming along nicely.

On a side note I am starting to worry about the hype around this game and I just hope it lives up to my expectations. To be fair everything I’ve heard from GDC is that it’s pretty darn solid and is reminiscent of SF2. If the later is true then I’ll be more than happy.

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What have we been playing…..and a new member

February 27, 2008

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I’d like to use this post to welcome our latest member to the Arcade Heroes team. HeavyElectricity has been a regular poster on our forums, so I hope you’ll join me in giving him a warm welcome to the team.

HeavyElectricity 

– Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney: Trials & Tribulations (DS)
– Gridrunner++ (PC)

Shaggy

-Warlords (Arcade)
-Earth Defense Force 2017 (Xbox 360)
-Carcassonne (XBLA)
-Tempest 3000 (NUON)
-Tombstone City (TI-99/4A)
-Hunt The Wumpus (TI-99/4A)
-The Attack (TI-99/4A)

Twisted Supreme

-HL2: Episode 2 (360) Completed it now, gimme Episode 3!
-Fahrenheit (PS2)
-Peggle (iPod)

King of Fighters XII English Trailer

February 27, 2008

It looks like KOF 12 was shown off at GDC and with it an English translation of the Japanese trailer (I couldn’t find any other differences). Video via youtube user ikarileo which is via GameVideos.com. Also an HD version of the trailer is available on Gametrailers.com which I would post but we can’t do embedded videos from that site for some reason.

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76 "Mom and Pop" Japanese Game Centers

February 27, 2008

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If you enjoy checking out the many arcades that are out there(or have been in the past), this may be of interest. Oga from Japan pointed us to a site that covers information on up to 76 different “DAGASHI-YA-GE-SEN” or in other words “Mom and Pop style Game Centers”. He mentions that some of these centers are closed although they continue to survive in cities other than Tokyo or Osaka as larger game companies (such as Sega, Namco, Round 1, MATAHARI and more) have their foothold in those two cities. In addition to this the linked site discusses games, cabinets and cranes but as it’s mostly in Japanese you’ll have to rely on a translator program to understand the text.

It’s a great look at the many different styles of an arcade one can find in Japan and if you’re someone looking to create your own arcade elsewhere, perhaps you’ll find a good idea or two.

The information is broken into four different sections, click on the numbers to jump ahead. Again thanks to Oga for the links and info!

[GameHouse GrindCrusher 1(Centers 1-26); page 2(27-52); page 3(53-64) ; page 4(65-76)] [Discuss on the Forum]

76 “Mom and Pop” Japanese Game Centers

February 27, 2008

arcade_space_41.jpg

If you enjoy checking out the many arcades that are out there(or have been in the past), this may be of interest. Oga from Japan pointed us to a site that covers information on up to 76 different “DAGASHI-YA-GE-SEN” or in other words “Mom and Pop style Game Centers”. He mentions that some of these centers are closed although they continue to survive in cities other than Tokyo or Osaka as larger game companies (such as Sega, Namco, Round 1, MATAHARI and more) have their foothold in those two cities. In addition to this the linked site discusses games, cabinets and cranes but as it’s mostly in Japanese you’ll have to rely on a translator program to understand the text.

It’s a great look at the many different styles of an arcade one can find in Japan and if you’re someone looking to create your own arcade elsewhere, perhaps you’ll find a good idea or two.

The information is broken into four different sections, click on the numbers to jump ahead. Again thanks to Oga for the links and info!

[GameHouse GrindCrusher 1(Centers 1-26); page 2(27-52); page 3(53-64) ; page 4(65-76)] [Discuss on the Forum]