As everyone knows, Street Fighter IV came out Tuesday and was surprisingly available on that day instead of a day later like most games. Yes, I am enjoying it a good deal, but at first I wasn’t as much as I thought. Since then it has grown on me since I have put about 17 hours into it so far and that is only in the single player stuff with the exception that I played DeVeAn in two matches. Definitely looking to start playing a lot more against others very soon, so send an invite if you see me online.


I also picked up some other miscellaneous stuff this week. My tenth Super Nintendo game ended up being Timeslip by Vic Tokai. It is a game that I have never heard of before and it is a somewhat decent Contra-esque platforming action game.


I also picked up two more Blu-ray movies, Street Fighter and Saw. I was one of those people who saw Street Fighter in theaters back in 1994 which should come as no surprise since I was and still am a huge Street Fighter fan. I know it isn’t a good movie, but I just have a soft spot for it. My enjoyment of it is on a so-bad-it-is-good level and I get a kick out of watching Raul Julia ham it up as M. Bison which is easily the best thing about the film. Saw is a movie that I like quite a bit because I really enjoy truly good horror films and those are few and far between. Yeah, the rest of the series is terrible, but the first one is quite good. This particular release of Saw on Blu-ray is literally movie-only and has no extras which really sucks, but I suspect there will be a later release that will rectify that.



Pick 5… Games That Make You Look Cool


Back on June 10, 2006 was when GameSpot had their first, of very few, installments of a feature called Pick 5. That same day is when I put up my response to that very same entry in the feature. Now it is 31 months later and I am going to present to you a revisit to that very first Pick 5 with an updated list. Enjoy!

1. Cosmic Race (PS1)
Back in 1996, Ultra Game Players magazine had a game rating scale with the rating of 0.0 described as “cosmic race.” One of the issues that year featured a review of a Japanese PlayStation game named Cosmic Race in order to explain why the rating 0.0 is known as cosmic race. More than a decade passed and now I have a copy of this game and I can completely agree. Worst PlayStation game ever!

2. Radiant Silvergun (SAT)
As Greg Kasavin said in his Pick 5, “money buys coolness,” so it stands to reason that my most valuable game is very, very cool. Besides it being pricy, it is also an excellent shmup to boot! In fact, one of the best shmups ever!

3. Game Center CX: Arino no Chousenjou (DS)
If you are into NES games, then you are certainly cool and what is cooler than a game that is made up of essentially new NES games? Not much! (coming out as Retro Game Challenge in North America this month)

4. Blast Chamber (PS1)
The back of the box proclaims: “It’s 2096 and having a bomb strapped to you is a sport.” Looks like some people in contemporary times got a headstart. I guess they’d think this is cool.

5. Pocket MuuMuu (PS1)
The PocketStation was cool and you’d know that if you ever had one, cool guy. This is a title that simply gave you a ton more to do with it, like more games and little apps. Now that’s cool!