Title: Marvel Vs. Capcom 2
Version Played: Playstation Network Re-release (2009)
There’s not a fighting game fan alive that hasn’t heard of Marvel Vs. Capcom. Hell the long-anticipated third entry in the series just came out back in 2011. But between then and 2000, the only way you were going to see Marvel and Capcom characters beat the crap out of each other was by playing Marvel Vs. Capcom 2.
Today on a very special episode of the Super Circuitcast, we talk about emulators, ROMs, and probably Mega Man. Definitely Mega Man. Mostly Mega Man.
Title: Sonic Adventure 2
Version Played: “Battle” for the Gamecube (2002)
If you’ve been following this column at all, you will already know my relationship with the Sonic Adventure games. For those of you unaware, Sonic Adventure 2 was basically the first Sonic game I ever played. So bear in mind that there’s going to be quite a bit of nostalgia here, but I will do my best take an objective look back at Sonic Adventure 2.
It’s probably not surprising that Wreck-It Ralph already has a potential sequel. Due to the film’s record breaking box office numbers, it makes sense for there to already be talk of a sequel and what it would involve. The film’s director, Rich Moore, and its stars, John C. Reilly and Sarah Silverman, have all expressed interest in coming back for a second installment.
Yes, you did in fact read that correctly. Today, GunLord was released for the Dreamcast. "Who cares about the Dreamcast," you say? Well $%^& you! I love the Dreamcast and your opinion will never change me!
This weekend at PAX, real life gaming legend Steve Wiebe (star of the documentary King of Kong) set the world record for the real life version of Fix-It Felix Jr, a fictional game from Disney's upcoming fictional film, Wreck-it Ralph. That's getting pretty meta, but to boil it down, it's Steve Wiebe breaking more gaming records.
Looper is one of my most anticipated movies of the year, and with The Avengers and TDKR behind us, it's now probably the one I'm looking forward to the most. With that in mind, if it turns out Looper isn't a movie, but is actually an 8-Bit video game from the 80s, I'd still be okay with that. Editor Deepak Chetty put together a video of what that might look like. If nothing else, it proves that 8-Bit Bruce Willis is even scarier than regular Bruce Willis. Give it a watch below.
How do you make the Olympics more awesome? Throw some Zelda in there of course. Mexican gymnast Elsa Garcia Rodriguez Blancas apparently perfomed her Olympic qualification routine to the tune of The Legend of Zelda. The arrangement was put together by violinist Lindsey Stirling (perhaps best known for that dubstep violin song, Google it, it's great). You can watch the routine, and listen to the music by itself, below.
Well, not exactly the box itself, but the stuff that comes packaged is pretty awesome. The Street Fighter 25th Anniversary Collector's Set comes with four games and some pretty nifty extras.
Tron: Legacy had some mindblowing visuals, but honestly, this would've made a far cooler movie. Or a game, I'd also love to see a Tron game like this. Either way, Daft Punk in 8-bit still sounds awesome. Make it happen Disney.