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Exclusive pics of the Tatsunoko Vs. Capcom hardware – Wii it is!

December 27, 2008

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There has still been some speculation as to what hardware the new Capcom fighter, Tatsunoko Vs Capcom is running on – while some sources stuck firm to the claim of it running on Wii-based hardware, others have stuck with it being something more along the lines of System 256 (which is PS2 based) or similar. Well now we have proof that T Vs. C is running on Wii-based hardware, thanks to these exclusive images that were sent to us by The Stinger Report. Many thanks to them and enjoy!

The first on the left is the T Vs. C hardware in it’s standard case. The second is that same thing but open, the third is what the home Wii hardware looks like when open. While the boards are obviously different in overall design, notice the Nintendo logo in the upper right hand corner of the board on the T Vs C board. It’s interesting to note that the T Vs C hardware includes a WiFi device and no wired ethernet port. One question now is how many other games will they use for this hardware? I think of the TriForce Gamecube-based hardware and that had very little support overall so will developers in Japan take to this as a cheap alternative to something like the Taito TypeX2?  We’ll only know as next year unfolds.

Click on the thumbnails below to see the hardware in full size.

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The Guardian goes to Akihabara

October 7, 2008

It’s almost time for the Tokyo Games Show, which means that practically everyone that covers the gaming world is set to flock to Japan in search of the latest cool things. UK newspaper The Guardian is amongst the masses represented at the event, in the form of one Aleks Krotoski – British readers may remember her as “that American lass” from Channel 4’s late-night gaming output from the late 90s and early 00s (Bits and Thumb Bandits, respectively).

Anyhow, the problem is that in her tireless dedication to the task, Aleks has found herself in Tokyo a tiny bit early. However, she endeavours to entertain us by blogging her pre-show jaunts into the wilderness, and here we find her venturing into otaku’s paradise Akihabara. Naturally, this involves some out-of-home entertainment and she ventures into a pachinko parlour, followed by a trip to a large arcade. Not a great deal of new information in there, but it’s good to see a familiar face getting excited over the arcade scene. If you fancy reading her thoughts, check out the link below.

(Incidentally, it’s good to see that Aleks is still knocking about. Very good indeed, given that Violet Berlin – the other famous lady of the gaming world – has gone a bit quiet and everything.)

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The Stinger Report’s Crystal ball returns – top ten anticipated games of 2008/09

August 28, 2008

About a year ago we had a glimpse into The Stinger Report’s uber crystal ball about future releases and now it’s back to give you their Top Ten Most Anticipated International Arcade Releases for 2008/09. Personally you might have some other releases you are anticipating more but it’s safe to say that there are a number of people looking forward to all of the following releases. And here they are:

Top Ten Most Anticipated International Arcade Releases 2008/09

10. Maximum Tune 3 DX’ (Namco Bandai Games)

9. DJ Max Technika(Andamiro)

8. 2009 Golden Tee LIVE (Incredible Technologies)

7. Dance Dance Revolution X(Konami Digital Entertainment)

6. BlazBlue (ARC System Works / Aksys Games)

5. ‘JUBEAT (Konami Digital Entertainment)

4. GTI Club – Super Mini Festa(Konami Digital Entertainment)

3. Castlevania: The Arcade(Konami Digital Entertainment)

2. Tekken 6: Bloodline Rebellion (Namco Bandai Games)

1. ‘Street Fighter IV(Capcom)

No surprises about SFIV right? I hadn’t heard of a new TKN6 update and would love to see more about CastleVania.

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The Stinger Report's Crystal ball returns – top ten anticipated games of 2008/09

August 28, 2008

About a year ago we had a glimpse into The Stinger Report’s uber crystal ball about future releases and now it’s back to give you their Top Ten Most Anticipated International Arcade Releases for 2008/09. Personally you might have some other releases you are anticipating more but it’s safe to say that there are a number of people looking forward to all of the following releases. And here they are:

Top Ten Most Anticipated International Arcade Releases 2008/09

10. Maximum Tune 3 DX’ (Namco Bandai Games)

9. DJ Max Technika(Andamiro)

8. 2009 Golden Tee LIVE (Incredible Technologies)

7. Dance Dance Revolution X(Konami Digital Entertainment)

6. BlazBlue (ARC System Works / Aksys Games)

5. ‘JUBEAT (Konami Digital Entertainment)

4. GTI Club – Super Mini Festa(Konami Digital Entertainment)

3. Castlevania: The Arcade(Konami Digital Entertainment)

2. Tekken 6: Bloodline Rebellion (Namco Bandai Games)

1. ‘Street Fighter IV(Capcom)

No surprises about SFIV right? I hadn’t heard of a new TKN6 update and would love to see more about CastleVania.

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What is coming for The Stinger Report over the next year

July 12, 2008

Those of you who read the site regularly know that we get a lot of tips and news from our friends at The Stinger Report. They get a lot of fascinating and important news and I think that it has helped us provide better coverage on the arcade industry as we have progressed. The Stinger Report sent out a press release recently detailing different places where you can expect to see them championing the arcade cause or getting exclusive coverage from important events. The release also details information on the upcoming print edition of The Stinger Report, to which you can catch a preview of here. To fit the entire press release into one post, check the break below and again our thanks go out to TSR for their continued support of the site.

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Street Fighter IV at London’s Battle of Destiny

June 20, 2008

Battle of Destiny is a tournament for the hardcore fighting fans out there – a proving ground in which challengers compete on Hyper Street Fighter 2, Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection, Capcom vs SNK 2 and Street Fighter 3: Third Strike. The best players gain paid flights and entry to the Evolution 2008 tournament in Las Vegas. However, the event offers something for everyone as the finished arcade version of Street Fighter IV will be available to play – a first in the UK! If that wasn’t enough, Capcom will also be showing Super Street Fighter II Turbo: HD Remix, which will be released on the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 later this year.

If you’re interested, the event costs £10 to enter and is taking place in The Rocket Complex at the London Metropolitan University on July 26th and 27th. Casual players pay for venue entry on the day, and if you feel like taking on the dozens of players that have already signed up for the competition, you’ll also need to register your place and bring £10-35 depending on the number of games you’re entering. For more details, visit the Battle of Destiny website.

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Street Fighter IV at London's Battle of Destiny

June 20, 2008

Battle of Destiny is a tournament for the hardcore fighting fans out there – a proving ground in which challengers compete on Hyper Street Fighter 2, Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection, Capcom vs SNK 2 and Street Fighter 3: Third Strike. The best players gain paid flights and entry to the Evolution 2008 tournament in Las Vegas. However, the event offers something for everyone as the finished arcade version of Street Fighter IV will be available to play – a first in the UK! If that wasn’t enough, Capcom will also be showing Super Street Fighter II Turbo: HD Remix, which will be released on the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 later this year.

If you’re interested, the event costs £10 to enter and is taking place in The Rocket Complex at the London Metropolitan University on July 26th and 27th. Casual players pay for venue entry on the day, and if you feel like taking on the dozens of players that have already signed up for the competition, you’ll also need to register your place and bring £10-35 depending on the number of games you’re entering. For more details, visit the Battle of Destiny website.

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