Monday, January 24, 2011

Evil Ryu and Oni Revealed Earlier Than Expected

Hackers have found a way to make Evil Ryu and Oni (a more powerful Akuma) unlock in Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition without Capcom's consent. These characters were not officially announced, but were hinted at a few months prior to SSF AE's release. Now savvy code crackers in China and the US have found a way to get these two new characters without Capcom's approval and they are pretty angry about it. People who have posted videos of the two new characters on Youtube, are having their accounts banned as it is now copyrighted material. This seems pretty unfair since some of these people probably didn't know the characters were hacked out, and more likely assumed they were unlocked legally.

Oni and Evil Ryu look pretty bad ass in action. The character selection screen seems to show a spot for two more characters. I am hoping Rolento and Alex are hacked out next. The AE DLC for consoles has yet to be officially announced by Capcom.

Want to play as Evil Ryu or Oni now? Head to Chinatown Fair in NYC; they seem to be using them without any fear of Capcom reprisal.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Pictures from Magfest 2011

Magfest 2011 was a blast. The gaming was great, and I met plenty of cool people at the con. The vintage machines, and classic systems were amazing this year. I have photos of one of the most amazing arcades ever assembled, and it was only available at Magfest.

If you ever have a chance, you should go to Alexandria, VA for the event. Any gamer would love Magfest, it is truly arcade heaven!