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SDCC 2015 – Ken Masters revealed for Street Fighter 5

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SDCC 2015 – Ken Masters revealed for Street Fighter 5

San Diego Comic Con 2015 is in full swing and although the biggest event in geek culture brings a slew of announcements from all parts of the nerdisphere, there’s one thing that’s really got me on the hype train. And that announcement is that Ken Masters has been revealed for Street Fighter 5. Now I know this isn’t such a big surprise since Ken has appeared in just about every Street Fighter game since the very beginning, but this time around he’s bringing a ton of new techniques with him. The flashy fighter and eternal rival to series main-stay Ryu is the latest character from the core cast that has had a significant overhaul both visually and in terms of his moveset. Hit the jump to check out the trailer and get a run down of Ken’s new abilities! Read On

E3 2015: Street Fighter V hands on Impressions

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E3 2015: Street Fighter V hands on Impressions

Street Fighter V is the latest title in Capcom’s iconic fighting game franchise. As of yet the time in which the game takes place hasn’t been confirmed, but it definitely appears as though it takes place after Street Fighter VI.  Main stays like Ryu and Chun-Li return in this iteration of the game as well as a few other familiar faces from previous Street Fighter titles. At E3 2015, I had the chance to play Street Fighter V for about thirty minutes. Although thirty minutes is a relatively short amount of time to really nail down the mechanics of Street Fighter V, I did walk away from the experience satisfied. Hit the jump for my full hands on impressions of Street Fighter V. Read On

Capcom reveals the fifth and final character for Ultra Street Fighter 4

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Capcom reveals the fifth and final character for Ultra Street Fighter 4

During Final Round 17 in Atlanta Georgia, Capcom finally revealed the newest character to join the Street Fighter 4 roster!

The new character, Decapre, is one of M.Bison’s assassins and body guards known as “Dolls”. Unfortunately for the fighting game community, Decapre appears to be a clone of Cammy White with a few notable differences. Unlike Cammy, Decapre is a charge character with crazy mobility and combo potential. But, before I start analyzing her apparent abilities, let’s have Decapre’s reveal trailer and a little back story.

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Strider Review

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Strider Review

It has been about fourteen years since the last time Strider Hiryu appeared in a proper Strider game. But 2014 is a year of new beginnings, and so the long-awaited and much-anticipated new title in the Strider series has revealed itself. The new game, simply titled Strider, is a platforming action-adventure game in the vein of such titles as Metroid and Castlevania. The more you progress through the more you’ll need to acquire additional abilities to continue further on.

Strider is not a remake of the classic arcade game by the same name, it’s more like a reimagining of the arcade classic. The story is based off the original but the game play has been updated to that of a non-linear experience. As mentioned above, in order to progress through the game you must acquire upgrades to bolster Strider Hiryu’s abilities and fight off hordes of mechanized soldiers. Surprisingly, Strider was developed by Double Helix, the guys behind the latest Killer Instinct game. This is also the same studio that was recently purchased by internet retail giant Amazon.com.

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‘Resident Evil 4: Ultimate Edition’ Announced

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‘Resident Evil 4: Ultimate Edition’ Announced

Rejoice, those of you who traveled all the way from Raccoon City at the outbreak of the T Virus, to the rural village in Spain ravaged by Las Plagas! News has come at last from those on high at Capcom Studios: an ‘Ultimate Edition’ of Resident Evil 4 is coming soon to PC.

‘Resident Evil 4’ follows agent Leon S. Kennedy into the horrors of the small European town in order to save the president’s daughter, recently kidnapped. As he explores the town, the true story begins to unfold, revealing- among other things- a sinister cult, a new virus and a Napoleonic megalomaniac. The game was originally released in 2005, to critical acclaim across the board- heavily influencing the third-person shooter genre, it was also an incredible cross-platform success, being released for the PC, Nintendo Wii, Sony’s Playstation 3 and Microsoft’s Xbox 360. A common contender in the Game of the Year awards at its release, it remains a fan favorite to this day.

Resident Evil fans can celebrate, then, with Capcom’s news. The ‘Ultimate Edition’ will be both a collection of content for hardcore fans of the fourth installment in the series, and a technological improvement over its original release. The PC release of the edition will see fans receive not only all previously released bonus content and a digital soundtrack with over 60 tracks, but also a digital art book with the game for early purchasers.

On the technological front, the Steam release will include support for Steam cloud save support, achievements, trading cards and global leaderboards- so you can check out exactly how much better you are with that Broken Butterfly than your friends! As well as these new features, the game will also run in HD at a beautiful 60 frames a second, for the first time.

So with the game releasing on Steam on February 28th, and early purchase already available, the only question remaining is- whaddaya buyin?

E3 2012 – Resident Evil 6

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E3 2012 – Resident Evil 6

The Resident Evil franchise is no stranger to over-the-top action sequences and labyrinthine plots, and Resident Evil 6 looks to be no exception.  It boasts all-out Bio-terrorism attacks on Tokyo and the United States, what looks to be a zombie President, and shambling flesh-crazed walkers on Air Force One of all places.

The roster of the title reads like an all-star reunion, featuring Leon Kennedy, Chris Redfield, Ada Wong, and . . . Albert Wesker’s son? Which of course necessitates the question: who married that guy?

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