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Sky Force and Sky Force Reloaded for Android

Posted in Game News, Game Reviews with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 2, 2010 by Mat$kat

Readers of my blog certainly are aware of my nearly unhealthy love of shoot-em-ups or SHMUPS, right?

One would surmise that if a good shmup was available on a mobile platform, I’d probably be in love with it and play it while on the toilet at work – muttering, in hushed tones, about high scores and score multipliers, right?

Well, now you too can play a killer shmup – while on the toilet at work, or anywhere else for that matter, if you have a cell phone running Google’s Android operating system.

I’m a big fan of Android, and personally believe that Android is poised to kill the iPhone – but enough of that.

This is about games.

This is about mobile ship-flying, shoot-em-up action.

The games, graphically, look similar to the Donpachi series by shmup gods, CAVE. The similarity ends there as these have much lover bullet counts, but are just as challenging – incorporating touch controls and an auto-fire mechanic.

Both of these games ran fine on my Samsung Moment, running a modified Android v2.1 AND even better on my HTC EVO.

Both games are avaibable for free (in demo form) in the Android Market. The full versions run 1.99 Pound, roughly $3.50 USD.

Check out some pics.

Sky Force:

Sky Force QR Code

Sky Force Reloaded:

Sky Force Relaoded Sky Force Reloaded QR Code

*** Just a note: The Funny looking squares of black and white pixels there, yeah those are called QR Codes. If you have an Android device, you can scan them with any of the Barcode Reader apps on the market. Scanning the QR code will take you directly to the download link for each game. Cool huh? ***

Street Fighter vs. Tekken !!!??1!?!??

Posted in Game News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 2, 2010 by Mat$kat

That’s right folks…that’s “STREET FIGHTER VS. TEKKEN” you see typed right there above.

After years of these two fighting franchises spawning several games each, soon we’ll be able to settle grudge matches with titles like “Ryu vs. Law” and “Yoshmitsu vs. Chun Li”.

At the 2010 EVO Fighting Championships, in Las Vegas, sever lucky attendees got the chance to watch a teaser video – sending waves of hype through the fighting community.

For years, Capcom’s “Vs.” series of games, starting with Street Fighter vs. X-Men (and currently, with the upcoming Marvel vs. Capcom 3) has wowed audiences of the genre, and spawned several other “Vs.” games, most recently Tatsunoko vs. Capcom.

But…this isn’t the first time that Capcom has taken the “Vs.” series not just across franchises, but across DEVELOPERS. Lest we not forget about Capcom’s fantastic “Capcom vs. SNK” series.

Players have a lot to look forward to, and to imagine as all the info we have is a few camera shots, and a teaser\trailer.

Of course, I’ve includes these below.

Check ’em out, and get excited…I know I am.

The Trailer:

Gameplay:

Pics:

OMGZLOLBBQ!!!!!!

Evo 2K10 @ Caesar’s Palace Las Vegas – Register NOW!

Posted in Game News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 28, 2010 by Mat$kat

Evolution.

The largest, most competetive fighting game tournament in the WORLD.

July 9-11, 2010 at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Compete with the best of the best players from all over the world in the soon to be released Super Street Fighter IV along with Tekken 6, Tatsunoko VS. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars, Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix, Marvel vs Capcom 2, and the player’s choice MELTY BLOOD : Actress Again.

Hit up the Official Evo Tournament Page for more details, and to register.

Personally, I won’t be able to attend this year, but 2011 may be a different story. I’ll certainly be watching this year though. Check back here or at the official Evo page for details regarding video coverage, etc.