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This post is not already on Street Fighter X Tekken as DLC

May 1st, 2012 No comments

The Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Nintendo Wii consoles have introduced us to the age of DLC. On the positive side, games can now be updated with new levels, story, characters and other things. The more negative side of DLC is the need for companies to charge for extra colors, costumes, fighters when before, they would normally just be unlocked by inputting a code or fulfilling a condition in the game. Sometimes it is acceptable, but in the recent case of Street Fighter vs. Tekken, it isn’t.

A good game on its own, it was recently found that the game has twelve DLC fighters already on the disk. Capcom is going to charge 1600 points/$20 for them later on in the year, probably when the PlayStation Vita version comes out. It is one thing to make new characters made after the game. It’s another when they are already on the disk. That isn’t DLC, it’s just a unlock key to take money from you’re loyal customers. You buy the game for $60 and then have to pay $20 more to unlock content already on the disk. $80 along with extra DLC makes it a rip off for consumers.

I don’t know why Capcom would do this as it already has angered the fan base? At least create the content now and then save it for later. Don’t leave it on the game already. I was going to buy the game, but I can’t support this. I’ve been a fan of Capcom, especially in the 90′s, but recently, their business practices and their games have been going downhill. Too much western acquisition is hurting Capcom. They need to go back to the way they used to be.

Mega Man – Past, Present, and Future (Part 1)

April 18th, 2012 No comments

Mega Man. The classic series that gamers love, which Capcom seems to have forgotten. Why has Capcom decided to treat one of their most beloved franchises with no respect? In the recent Street Fighter vs. Tekken game, they chose to have the American Mega Man reject, instead of classic Mega Man or X. What’s up with that!? In this two part series we discuss the past, present, and future of our favorite blue bomber!

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“With great power, comes great responsibility”

March 18th, 2012 No comments

I was excited to play Dead or Alive 4 with my brother on the Xbox 360. It was the game that made me purchase the system. The gameplay, sound, control, and graphics were amazing. I was a big fan of the series from the original PlayStation version. I thought to myself “Wow! If Dead or Alive looks good, imagine when they make RPG’s on the system.

You see, I am a huge fan of JRPG’s! Some of my favorites were Shadow Hearts: Covenant, Grandia 2, Xenosaga Series, Baten Kaitos, Valkyrie Profile, Radiata Stories, and the Final Fantasy series just to name a few. Much to my dismay, many of my favorite series have been forgotten by either the company closing down, or because they weren’t like their predecessors. Star Ocean: The Last hope was released for the XBOX 360 and later the PlayStation 3. I couldn’t wait to play it but I shut it off after an hour. The charm was gone.

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