Planetary Annihilation has come a long way since it first appeared on Kickstarter and have done numerous live streams to keep everyone up to date with the development. In these days of beta tests being used not as betas but as a demo or pre-order incentive it is refreshing to see.
Last night (Your Time Zone may vary) Uber Entertainment did another live stream. It was short but was the first to feature gameplay. Have a watch after the jump.
OK first thing first, the indie fighting game Skullgirls, after much trouble that I won’t go into, is back on track. They are currently porting to Windows and Linux and are running a donation drive on Indiegogo to fund what will be an initially free DLC. The total amount raised will determine just how big the DLC will be and as of last night enough has been raised for two characters and their story mode and stages with a stretch goal for the third character still some way away. Continue Reading
So, there has been quite a break in service for the TWitU feature, but this week has been so big for fighting games that it needed to make a comeback for this special edition. This is a video heavy post on these big announcements and happenings so stay with me as we delve into the world of fighting games. Continue Reading
The Evolution Championship Series (Or Evo) is the big event in the Fighting game calendar. An annually held tournament that takes place in The United States with players travelling from all around the world to compete. This year they are having eight main tournament games, seven of which have been already been announced. Unlike in previous years however one of the games is going to be picked by way of a charity donation drive, the game that receives the most donations in it’s name will get that eighth slot and all the proceeds will go to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Evo 2013 is being held July 12-14 at the Paris Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas.
During the Street Fighter 25th anniversary tournament Capcom have made an unexpected announcement. On December 17th, just in time for it’s 25th anniversary Capcom are releasing a free download game for PC. Street Fighter X Megaman.
Apologies, I was far too slow to get a screen grab from the trailer (was in shock) however you can have a look at the details and download the game when it comes out here.
Are you any good at Street Fighter? Can you get to Telford for the First and Second of December? Well if so you might be interested in this: Signups for the UK qualifier of the 25th Anniversary of Street Fighter Tournament have just opened here.
To help celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Street Fighter, Capcom is organizing a series of tournaments throughout the year in locations across the globe that will include over $500,000 worth of cash, non-cash prizing, and amenities. This high-stakes tournament series will culminate in a grand finals event held in San Francisco on Dec. 8, 2012 and will include players who qualify in the preliminary tournaments throughout the year. The tournament series will feature the following monumental titles from the past and present: Street Fighter X Tekken, Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition, Street Fighter III 3rd Strike Online Edition, and Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix.
To get you interested here is a video of the EVO 2011 Super Street Fighter IV AE Final
Now if only I had the time to go to Telford and then on to California. And also was good at Street Fighter.
The decline of arcades hit pinball badly. It was already on the way out as a pinball machine is more expensive to maintain than an entirely electronic games machine, parts break with use and need replacing. Then the electronic games in the arcades got hit, with modern games consoles bringing affordable video game entertainment into the living room the queues and noise of arcades became less and less popular. These days they seem to mostly contain gambling machines and more chavs than you would believe possible. At 27 I am too young (or perhaps I missed it for other reasons) to have ever appreciated pinball in pubs and arcades, I have however played many a Pinball Simulation over the years, ranging from Space Cadet on Windows XP to the brilliant Pro Pinball: Timeshock table. Well now Silverball Studios, the creators of the Timeshock table I enjoyed so much, want to not only remake and remaster the four tables from the Pro Pinball but also create a brand new table to go with it.
I apologise once again for my timekeeping (I blame FTL), it’s a wonder I make it into work on a Monday. Fortunately this week I don’t have to so I now have time to write Last Week in the Universe and round up some of the best and most interesting stories from around the web you may have missed last week.