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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!!!!!!

Two New Joysticks

Posted in Custom Sticks with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 1, 2010 by Mat$kat

I know I’ve been away for awhile, sorry everyone.

But have no fear! I have returned bearing gifts!

Over in the Custom Joysticks pages, there are two new residents.

One is a personal stick, and the other was commissioned by a customer.

Go on now! Check ’em out!

Three Indie Games to Watch For….

Posted in Game News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 18, 2010 by Mat$kat

I love indie games…

Not ALL of them, heavens no…there’s a lot of crap out there – but while shoveling through the shit over the past few months, I have discovered several great looking indie titles.

There are three in particular that are worth notice, take a look:

Shank

Klei Entertainment

XBLA\PSN\PC

Shank is a beautiful 2-D brawler in the vein of Metal Slug. The animation looks great, very cartoony (and if I didn’t know better, I’d think it was somehow related to Penny Arcade, as the visual style is very similar). Klei Entertainment has a big hit on their hands with this game. The main character, a bad-ass looking dude with a knife, has several fluid moves: a flying stab, brutal punches and kicks, the ability to fire weapons, and awesome platforming abilities – all of which appear expertly animated. The attention to detail in this game is awesome. Although there is no demo available yet, it appears that although the game has simple controls. the complexity is in a contextual combo system, evident in the video clip below:

Shank’s spaghetti western setting, and excessively exaggerated violence combined with a pleasing color palette and 70’s exploitation-flick soundtrack are certainly making the wait for this game even more difficult. Considering there is no specific ETA, gamers everywhere may have a while to go before we ourselves can “Shank” some bad-guys. Keep your eyes open for this one.

LIMBO

PlayDead Studios

Xbox Live Arcade

Limbo looks very promising. The info we have on this game is sparse, but from what I gather the player takes control of a young boy who, in searching for his missing sister, finds himself lost in a dream-like world called….yep, “Limbo”. The game’s style itself is very surreal, the game is 100% black and white, with simply GORGEOUS lighting and animation. The style is like  shadows projected on your screen – the foreground details are solid black, and depth is achieved using parallax scrolling and several shadowing, shading, and blur effects. This game, though it stars a young boy is NOT for kids. The ways your character can die in this puzzling game are quite brutal and explicit. In one clip, I saw the boy decapitated – his severed head gently rolling down a hill before the game prompts to try again. Another scene has the player dragging the obviously dead bodies of children out of a swamp. Despite the violence, this game is beautiful. A puzzle game at heart similar to last year’s “Braid“, Limbo has firmly planted itself on my radar. Check out some gameplay :

Eerie huh? I personally can’t wait. Danish developer PlayDead Studios very well may have a strong competitor here with their surreal nightmare…Limbo.

Fez

Polytron

Xbox Live Arcade

Fez is a forthcoming platforming game developed by independent software developers Polytron. Personally, the art style looks similar to Cave Story- a decidedly 8-bit pixel-art presentation. In fact, Fez won the “Excellence in Visual Art” award at the Independent Games Festival in 2008. The feature of Fez that is most notable is a gameplay mechanic where the 2D perspective shifts to 3D in a manner similar to Nintendo’s Super Paper Mario and the use of M.C. Escher-like illusions similar to the PSP title Echochrome – bringing unseen angles and solutions into view momentarily. I cannot say enough about how exxcited I am for this game. It has been in production for some time, and considering it won an award in 2008 and there is STILL no solid release date , makes the wait even more painful.Just take a look at the clip below and tell me you aren’t interested:

It has been announced that the Fez will come to Xbox Live Arcade in early 2010. Keep your eyes open.

So, there they are. Whaddya think?

I’m gonna try to feature more upcoming, niche games here – as they are my favorite type…

Until next time.

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.

God of War III Midnight Launch

Posted in About Matskat, Game News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 17, 2010 by Mat$kat

I attended my local Gamestop’s midnight launch for God of War III.

Expecting more of a turnout, I brought along a couple of my custom joysticks – planning to do a bit of old-fashioned networking.

The turnout was indeed small, but I managed to  gladhand some local gamers and hand out a few ghetto business cards – the main goal though, was picking up God Of War III. Ignoring my better judgement, I also picked up the newly released Metro 2033,  which so far is a pleasant surprise.

All in all, it was cool and now some local dudes know about my joysticks….now to bust some heads…

“I shall have my revenge!”

I’ll be REALLY busy…..

Posted in About Matskat with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 12, 2010 by Mat$kat

Since my wife and I are trying to regulate our budget to accomodate saving for a new house , and funding the startup of Matskat’s Customs, I got the opportunity to stock up on games today…as I won’t be able to buy games like I used to (on a whim, every Tuesday when new releases come out).

So, in order to maximize my play, and purchase economically , I picked up some games that traditionally have lots of playtime, or high levels of replayability.

I’m gonna be busy with these for a bit.

Mass Effect 2 – BioWare’s space opera odyssey, gorgeous and grand in scale, this one’s gonna be a while.

Final Fantasy XIII – I haven’t been interested in FF since VII, what with all the androgynous  male characters, and bubble-gum pop style…but this one looks beautiful, so I figured I’d give it a shot.

Yakuza 3 – Sega’s brawling drama continues the story of Kazuma Kiryu – The Dragon of Dojima. Between kicking Yakuza ass and playing pachi-slots, there’s a lot to do in Tokyo when you’re a white suit wearing gangster.

Espgaluda II – Cave’s latest region-free shooter. Continues the story of a pair of hermaphroditic heroes, blasting enemies amidst a curtain of gunfire. This is Cave’s last region-free offering. Hopefully the western success of this and Mushihimesama convinced Cave to localize future games (I’m looking at YOU, Ketsui!)

These should keep me busy…now to convince the wife to let me splurge next Tuesday for God of War III….