Capcom just announced the Street Fighter 25th Anniversary Collector’s Set. The Xbox 360 version and Playstation 3 version both went up on Amazon today. It retails for $150 and is expected to be very limited. I’ve already pre-ordered mine.
This Collector’s Edition is a sweet looking box stuffed with goodies. Buyers will receive the following items:
- Collector’s Case
- 11-disc soundtrack
- Street Fighter X Tekken game disc
- Super Street Fighter IV game disc
- Assorted costume / character DLC
- Street Fighter III: Third Strike Online Edition game download
- Super Street Fighter II: Turbo HD Remix game download
- 8-inch Light-up Ryu Statue
- 2-disc Blu-Ray documentaries, animation, etc
- 64-page Hardcover Art Book
- Embroidered, Full-Size Ryu Belt
- Numbered Certificate of Authenticity
When the package is released in September, you can find out if it really is rare and special or if you were duped out of $150.
Note: Due to a New Year’s resolution described here, I am restricting myself to one game purchase per month. This article is part of a series describing my monthly choices and the reasoning involved.
During the last week of January, I was pondering whether my game choices could roll-over like cell phone minutes because there wasn’t much I wanted. January releases were pretty sparse, and my mad game addiction of the past several years did not leave many older releases to pick from. The intent of my resolution is to encourage thoughtful spending, so I had to find something I really wanted or skip January.
There are hundreds of games in the picture to the right, and that picture does not include my games for NES, SNES, Playstation, Nintendo DS, and other systems. I’m not trying to brag. Quite the opposite really.
I purchase too many games. Collector instinct mandated sequels, games that employ an interesting gameplay mechanic, or games that just look awesome. Fortunately, I work two jobs and can afford this. Unfortunately, I work two jobs and do not have enough time to play.
If you are one of the few people not buying Diablo III or Max Payne 3 next week, I suggest taking a look at Akai Katana for Xbox 360. Akai Katana is a console port of CAVE’s 2010 arcade shoot-em-up by the same name set in a semi-historical era of industrial growth and ninjas.
My friend Laurie visited in December to bake cookies, and it became my duty to entertain her six-year-old daughter. I like children, believe they are the future, and want some of my own, but I have little recent experience interacting with them. I took the easy route. I went to my wall-of-video-games-that-looked-interesting-but-I-never-had-time-to-play, and tore the plastic off Super Paper Mario; henceforth SPM.
Unsurprising: June credit card statement has $9.99 charge for Xbox Live. They were using the same trick as everybody who offers a free membership. Auto renewal. It’s only $10, but I can’t let people think it’s okay to start taking my money. Continue reading
If your New Year’s Resolution is 256×192, you’re probably playing a Nintendo DS. Having played mine extensively in 2009, I wanted to mention the best DS games of the past year that nobody played. Continue reading
When I was younger and arcades still existed in my town, there would always some kid standing on a milk crate mashing buttons on a game in demonstration mode. Thinks he’s playing a game, but really isn’t.
Passive entertainment has always been more popular than gaming. Movie theaters outlived arcades. The dvd section is bigger than the video game section in big-box department stores. People don’t want to engage their mind, make decisions, and overcome obstacles if somebody else will do that for them.
Some game developers noticed that movies were popular, so they started making movies that are interrupted by trivial tasks the viewer must perform. These tasks require no skill or decision making and are a tedious waste of time, but the participants trudged onward chasing the next movie sequence like a dangling carrot. Suddenly the masses were into RPGs, but without the Role-Playing or the Game.
They remind me of that kid in the arcade.
Sunday, I went to my first auction. I was hoping to win a bed, but the bidding went nuts on both of them.
While looking at the beds, another item caught my eye. A box containing two Magnavox Odyssey 2 game consoles (1978-1984) and 32 games. I had an Atari 2600 during that console generation and I was always curious about the other systems, so I decided to place a bid. I got it for $10. I probably could have gotten it for less, but I still think it was a decent deal. Continue reading
Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne, among the most sought-after PS2 games, was recently reprinted. This means that you can get a new copy for about $40 as opposed to $200. Take a look at amazon.com or play-asia.com if you’re interested. I have no idea how long these reprints will be available.
Before you plunk down $40 just because it’s rare, I’ll talk a bit about the game. Continue reading
Our Mother, who art in Tourian,
Hallowed be thy brain.
Thy pirates come, thy will be done,
On Earth as it is in Zebes.
Give us this game, the rumored Dread,
And forgive us our trespasses,
As we bomb-jump into the secret passages
And lead us not into Ridley’s lair
Until we are fully equipped.
I started playing video games in the early 1980s on the Atari 2600. I ultimately had the Atari 2600, Nintendo Entertainment System (NES), Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES), and Sega Genesis. I also had dozens of games, most from NES forward included original boxes and manuals in pristine condition. When I say “I”, I am referring to my siblings and myself and actually mean “we”. Continue reading