The Week in Review: In an emergency, it becomes a flotation device. This week; Nazis, womanizing assassins, boycotts and double Street Fighter.
Sony's Bloodsucking Nazi's Not Real
Sony's recent ad campaigns have garnered considerable attention for the company, both positively in terms of sales and negatively in terms of angry letter from Nigeria; and that's just the funny one about the PS3 Slim. The one from South America with the Nazi blood transfusion could have been much, much worse. Luckily for Sony, that particular ad is a fake, created by a marketing company and released without their permission. Hit the link for all the details. (link)
Not Everyone Gets to be Ryu
There are a lot of characters in Street Fighter, some of them are good, some of them are bad, and some of them are Dan Hibiki. But would you believe that there are some fighters in the Street Fighter universe that make even Dan look awesome? Borne of the collaboration between Capcom and White Wolf - now a part of CCP - in the mid nineties, ten fighters who should never seen the light of day. My personal favourite? The little girl in the body of a Spanish ninja, the hilarity of which is only surpassed by its creepiness. (link)
Ezio: The Man's Assassin
Assassin's Creed 2 is, in many ways, an attempt to build upon the groundwork of the first game and address some of the issues that gamers had with it. New boy Ezio can do a number of things that Altair couldn't, like glide, swim, and change his clothes - a tricky endeavor for even the most highly trained assassin apparently - and thanks to Benoit Lambert, producer for Assassin's Creed 2, we have recently learnt that Ezio can 'get nasty', which means there is a potential for boobs in the game... Don't know about you, but I'm sold. (link)
Didn't I Buy This Already?
Capcom like discs. Why else in this day and age of easily downloadable content, would it release the expansion to Street Fighter 4 on a DVD rather than just letting you grab it off Xbox Live or PSN? What's that? So that it can get you to pay for things you've already bought once? Oh for shame you cynical soul! How could you think that about Capcom? Regardless of the reason, Super Street Fighter IV is in the works and will feature eight new characters, including Dee Jay and T.Hawk, alongside the existing roster. Well ok, new-ish. Click the link for a trailer. (link)
Stardock Caught Up In Boycott Snow Ball
Sins of a Postal Boycott might not have quite the same ring as Stardock's most famous product, but it's decidedly apt, due to CEO Brad Wardell's decision to boycott courier company UPS; although if you ask him, it's not a boycott. What prompted the decision to stop using UPS was the courier's decision to boycott Fox News, by not advertising on the channel, due to its disquiet at some of the opinions espoused on the channel. According to Wardell, had UPS pulled its advertising quietly, there wouldn't have been a problem, but by making a big deal of it, pushed Wardell to look for alternative methods of moving things around. (link)