Back & Better? – Street Fighter X Tekken 2013 Review

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Ah, Street Fighter X Tekken. So much hype at the beginning, but unfortunately this didn’t last for too long. The original version of this game is considered broken by many, marred by time outs, really bad balance among the cast, a controversial gem system…there’s more than that too. Still, I believed there was a quality game in there. A look at my Raptr account will show you I sank almost 100 hours into Street Fighter X Tekken before the 2013 patch. This isn’t a review of the whole game, I am just going to go into the differences  I see in the new 2013 version. Let’s start this review. Continue reading

Shot O’ Games Podcast Episode 46 – Holidays are Coming!

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It’s time for your weekly shot! It is a bit late, but here it is! We have been very busy, but we go over the latest gaming news, talk about our views on the next generation of consoles, what we’re up to, and a bunch of other random stuff. It’s December, and we’re tired. Enjoy!

 

Shot O’ Games Podcast Episode 32 – Crash and Burn

A little bit light on the loafers, but it’s time for another shot! This week, we go over Damage Inc., Epic’s newest studio opening, the Android powered Wikipad, the recently announced Kindle Fire HD line-up, EA’s stance on multi-player, games we’re looking forward to for Extra Life, and much more! Come for the news, stay for the geeky goodness and rants.

 

Shot O’ Games Podcast Episode 30 – Cybertron & An Internal Rivalry

Magic number 30! Very meaningful for some of us older geeks. This week, we go back down to the usual team of three, but still involve others. Wayne spends some time going over Transformers: Fall of Cybertron, which a lot of us have been waiting for. I go over my 26 match marathon against our own Kolby in Persona 4 Arena, and talk more in-depth about the game. We also talk randomly about what’s going on in our lives, the latest gaming news, and more! 

Kickstart to The Face – Help Bring Divekick to PC!

It’s time to shine light on one of the most hype games that could potentially come out…Divekick! Yes, Divekick! I posted a piece on this fantastic piece before, wishing that the game would see the light of day as an official release. Well guess what…

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Shot O’ Games Podcast Episode 23 – Extra Life & Evo Hype!

Time for your weekly shot! It’s been a busy week for us! Join us as we go over all the fighting game community hype, including the West Coast Curleh Mustache invitational, Evo 2012, the future of Capcom fighters and more! We also cover the latest gaming news, and our upcoming Extra Life event, being held at the Fashion Valley Microsoft Store! Listen in, or go here for more details! Thank you to the crew at the Fashion Valley Microsoft Store for helping make this year’s Extra Life event an even bigger one than last year!

 

Evolution – Dead or Alive Feature #4

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            There are a few moments in our lives that we will always remember. Whether finding Street Fighter II at an arcade for the first time or playing a game that changes our life forever. For me, that game was Dead or Alive 2 on the Dreamcast. It was a great moment. However, that moment would soon be triumphed by another moment a few years down the road and a few more iterations of Dead or Alive 2 later. At the end of Dead or Alive 2’s release cycle there were countless re-releases. Dead or Alive 2 first arrived in the arcades, then on the Dreamcast, then again on the Dreamcast in Japan and Europe with extra costumes and modes. By 2000, Dead or Alive 2 had been ported to the Playstation 2 with improved graphics, game play, and loads of extras. Team Ninja was biding their time for the right system to come along that was powerful enough to handle the next evolution of the game.  Slowly the first images of Dead or Alive 3 would be released by Tecmo’s marketing machine. They touted that Dead or Alive 3 would be powered by the infinitely powerful XBOX system envisioned by Bill Gates. Microsoft entered the console arena with an endless supply of money poured into the development of the XBOX and Dead or Alive 3 was one of the launch titles that would exhibit what the hardware would be capable of doing. This was big. Continue reading

Shot O’ Games Podcast Episode 21 – AM2 & Fighting Game Madness!

That magic number, 21! On this very special episode, Fidel and I go over our experience at AM2 this last weekend, including fighting game shenanigans and how the community gets together. We also discuss the Seth Killian controversy, the 3DS XL, the newest Wii U rumors, Metal Gear Solid 5, Diablo 3 real money auction house info, and more! Oh and Wayne chimes in on occasion. 

The Future of Fighting Games – Dive Kick!

Yes, we love fighting games here at 2 Shots of Geek. We keep a close eye on all of them, and while we don’t play all of them consistently, we do have one common view: the community makes or breaks a game. Seriously. If the community doesn’t support the game, it will not do well. If we don’t play it, the hype won’t remain, if the hype doesn’t remain, new players won’t arrive, and the game dies a slow death. This weekend Fid3l and I visited AM2, and had the chance to talk to a lot of people who support the FGC. What was the most talked about topic? Dive Kick! Continue reading

Shot O’ Games Podcast Episode 15 – Mass Confusion

It’s a little late, but here is the latest Shot O’ Games Podcast! We haven’t been tackling the controllers much lately, so here is our take on the latest gaming news. We talk about Diablo 3, the Xbox 360 browser, Avengers Battle for Earth, Lego Lord of the Rings, and lots more. We will always have something for you all…no matter how weird it may be 🙂