Thursday, April 26, 2007
STREET FIGHTER COLLECTION IS NOW BACKWARDS COMPATABLE ON THE XBOX 360 !
Almost 2 years after the release of the XBOX 360, finally some street fighter fans can rejoice. Street Fighter Anniversary Edition is finally backwards compatible with the 360. This makes Street Fighter 3rd Strike, and Anniversary Edition playable offline and online. Hop online and test your skills against some of the best players in the nation. Hopefully this is good news and we can get some more Street Fighter games playable on the 360.
After our first success with the backwards compatible campaign we did the first time, it is time for part 2. Lets see if we can get Capcom vs SNK2 and Marvel vs Cacpcom 2 backwards compatible now. It only takes 5 minutes to send the team an email , so don’t delay, as the team will probably be starting more in the upcoming weeks.
To mail the team, contact firstname.lastname@example.org and leave them a message saying you want your favorite Capcom games backwards compatible! GOGOGO!
STREET FIGHTER 2 ONLINE & HD for the XBOX 360!
While this title isn’t scheduled till late 2007, Capcom has announced that a redrwan version of this Street Fighter classic will be available for high definition on XBOX 360 and PS3. With online play and a perfect arcade translation, you can expect this oldie but a goodie to be an instant hit for any HD gaming system.
Udon and Capcom are working together to make this game impressive. Udon will be redoing not only the artwork for all the characters, but the endings and stage backgrounds as well. This should prove to be excellent eye candy for everyone.
Now if we could only see Street Fighter 4 in the near future…
Thanks to GameCult for the pic.
Saturday, April 21, 2007
Here we go...enjoy.
COMIC URBAN LEGEND: DC almost had a black Captain Marvel.
As I discussed in the second installment of Comic Book Urban Legends Revealed, after a lengthy lawsuit with DC Comics and with sales dwindling, Fawcett Comics decided to simply cease publication of their comic book superheroes, putting such notable heroes as Captain Marvel, Mary Marvel and Captain Marvel, Jr. into mothballs.
This is where they remained for many years, until the late 60s, when rumors began circulating that DC was interested in dusting the old Fawcett Comic characters out of the mothballs and publishing them again.
Earlier in the 60s, Marvel began trademarking various titles that had the word Marvel in it, but it was not until they heard that DC was interested in bringing Captain Marvel back, that they rushed out their own title, called Captain Marvel, to establish their trademark (this was all detailed in a previous Comic Book Urban Legends Revealed installment here).
Still, DC continued to consider publishing the Fawcett characters, and by the early 1970s, DC pretty much had determined that they WOULD give licensing Fawcett’s superheroes a shot (DC was in a pretty strong bargaining position - as who ELSE would try to license Captain Marvel from Fawcett and risk a DC lawsuit?), but they were unsure as to HOW to do the comics.
Ultimately, DC decided to just bring the character back the same way he appeared 19 years earlier, as Captain Marvel. They just decided to title the new book Shazam!, after the magic word Billy Batson says to become Captain Marvel.
The new title debuted in early 1973.
After the book ended, newly arrived at DC writer/editor, Roy Thomas had a proposal for a revamp of the character in the very early 80s. Along with artist Don Newton, Thomas suggested that, since they could not call Captain Marvel Captain Marvel, they rename him Captain Thunder. This was a reference to the Golden Age origin of Captain Marvel, as the character was ORIGINALLY named Captain Thunder, but Fawcett discovered before publication that another hero was going by that name, leading to the name change. Thomas presumably felt that it only made sense to return to the original name, if Captain Marvel was unavailable.
The twist, though, was that Thomas thought that the character should be black! Yep, an African-American Billy Batson and Captain Marvel!!
In the Comics Buyer’s Guide #16, in 1982, Thomas told the story, and (courtesy of the amazing Marvel Family website - the premiere website for Captain Marvel information!) here are some unpublished drawings of Billy and the good Captain from the proposal!!
The Marvel Family website also had the little tidbit of information that the inker of the above Newton piece was none other than future Power of Shazam! writer/artist, Jerry Ordway!
Friday, April 20, 2007
If anyone can shed some light on this ( is it a series or a movie or whatever ) please let me know. looks hot
here's the video on question
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Monday, April 16, 2007
His deceptively simplistic artwork is just simply beautiful to look it.
I found a nice gallery with an excellent collection of his pin up work.
Mr. Bruce Timm...
"WE SPEAK YOUR NAME"
Saturday, April 14, 2007
Wednesday, April 11, 2007
Friday, April 6, 2007
Bandai Japan and Jeweler GINZA TANAKA present an articulated Gundam FIX action figure made entirely out of platinum!
This Gundam will be presented at the 2007 Basel World Exposition in Switzerland.
Basel World is the worlds largest clock and ornament show, and it begins April 12, 2007.
The Gundam figure is made out of 89 Pure Platinum (Pt 1000) parts, and features 0.15 karat diamonds in the head. The figure has spent almost two years in production.
Although there are no plans to sell the toy, the 1,400g gundam has an estimated value of $250,000 (30 million Yen).