Hurricane Kicks out for Harambe

Psychic gorilla vs shadowy organization in 2-D mayhem. Happy Sunday!

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Harambe vs. Capcom (http://www.harambegame.com/)

via Kotaku

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Fancy a Butcher? Grunge Street Fighters

Man-o-Manischewitz these are excellent. I too spent large chunks of my youth obsessing over grunge & Street Fighter (generally way more interesting topics that whatever it was I was generally doing at the time aka school/religion/other people talking).  I also learned that the most dangerous person in the arcade is the person who has no idea what they are doing. Death to button mashers!
Related but: I can’t believe SFII  was never released for the OG Game Boy. It would have been TERRIBLE and I would have cherished it forever.14072200dbbaa8390a2e58cfb66d4a19

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From the artist himself:

Smells Like Hadouken!

As a teenager in the early 90’s I was exposed to a lot of the aggression coming from the distorted guitars, growling vocals and angst-filled lyrics of the grunge movement, emerging to shake things up in the music scene from that time. 
Meanwhile the gaming scenario was dominated by the cuteness of Super Mario until the arrival of Street Fighter – players turned head-to-head combat into the primary game mode, only to be smashed by a Lightning Kick, a Sonic Boom, a Tiger Uppercut or the popular Hadouken.
 
This is a collection of pieces combining the two universes – under the concept the devastating special attack combos were as aggressive and mind-boggling as grunge’s powerful and heavily distorted guitar riffs.

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Instead of clicking all nimbly-bimbly all over creation (aka teh webz), here’s a quick link library of all of BB’s previous work featured on Modern Borefare:  here, here & here here here here. Don’t forget his behance page! or )

What’s the penalty for diving in Tekken?

Busquests.  Ronaldo.  Robben.  Yeah, Neymar is going to fit in (if he doesn’t already) really well with this group.  These are some of the best divers on the planet on the pitch.  During this weeks Confederations Cup match between Brazil and Uruguay, Neymar gave us a dive for the ages. Not only was it blatant, it was quite comical.  Walter Gargano was shielding the ball from Neymar when Gargano seems to elbow him in the face and Neymar acts like he got shot.  But his punishment was not met with a yellow or red card. It was met  with Street Fighter style ass whooping!

The VPH Review: Rockpockalypse & Tekken Card Tournament

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-Why is this game free? Usually Vince McMahon and the WWE, owing to their carnie roots,  will do anything in their power to make a dollar. This weekend’s Wrestlemania XXIX is making fans shell out 55 clams for what’s almost assuredly going to be bad wrestling and awful cameos. So the fact that the app equivalent of that is free is suspicious.

-Why would the Rock allow this game to be free? It’s using his likeness and his voice. Dwayne’s as much of a naked capitalist as Vince is, I’m shocked he isn’t trying to capitalize on every single WWE promo out there.

-The story is….well….. there is no story. You walk out of a trailer and you learn how to fight.  And how do you fight? By swiping your finger in one direction or another. Very similar to (i.e. a complete & total rip-off of) Infinity Blade but not nearly as fun or challenging.  Each foe you vanquish is a level.  I made it to level 3. And then the game froze on me.  How do you fix the frozen game problem? Why, you delete the game and reinstall it.  Well…..that was fun.

-I’m back. I decided to reinstall the game and give it another go.  After passing the 4th level I realized every level was going to be exactly the same.  This is the kind of game you’d give to a 6 year old at a restaurant to keep him busy while his parents are eating dinner.

Final thoughts: Gawd Awful

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Let me start by saying I love Tekken.  Am I good at it? Hell no, but I really really do like the game.  The characters are all unique and interesting, the move sets are diverse, and if you’re playing by yourself it really can be enjoyable. My problem with these games, and this game specifically, is that that learning curve to play multiplayer is just ridiculously steep. You’re playing against people who have been playing this game for the last 10 years nonstop and it makes the whole experience 0% fun.  Just ask ImperviousRex about the latest Street Fighter game  I’ve witnessed first hand controllers being thrown across the room (ImperviousRex: What? I can’t hear you over the sound of all these broken controllers). .  AND HE IS NO NEWBIE!!!!!! When I saw the trailer for this I said “Wow, maybe a Tekken game I won’t completely suck at.”  Here are my reactions to the new Tekken Card Tournament:

-Great, I have to sign in using Facebook. Can’t wait to impress everyone with my mighty Tekken accomplishments.

-OK, so far it’spretty interesting. Your deck of cards and how you decide to play them (focus cards, attack cards, and block cards) determines your course of  action.

-So to be good at this game or even to enjoy it doesn’t require any prior knowledge of Tekken or any fighting game in general.  It’s a basic card game where choosing the right card action at the right time grants you victory.  It feels like a fresh take on the card game genre.

-Final thoughts: An entertaining and unique game, but one that I feel will wear out its welcome after an hour or so of gameplay (IE: Family Fued & Draw Something)

You have Pictures & Links; I Shall Call You Plinktures. Awww, Plinktures!

Mmmm...veinyHugh Jackman’s first official photo from the sure-to-not-be-a-bomb The Wolverine.

mmm....gimmickyA-Babies vs. X-Babies #1 Variant Cover. If a gimmick has a gimmick, does it evolve, Pokemon-style (Gangam style?) into a wholly new form of gimmick?

WHAT'S IN THE BOX Remember that massive Street Fighter 25th Anniversarybox set we’d mentioned a while back? Well, MTV Geek got their hands on it and went full on gonzo with the picture taking.  Capcom, we’ll here at Modern Borefare will also take one, if you’re offering?

watch out dog!Nintendo Tributes; 21 of ’em. Good thing it wsn’t 23, otherwise the eschaton would have been immanentized.

Alan Moore discusses his new H.P. Lovecraft project.  Uh oh… Lovecraftian hentai in 3…2…1…

All the Borderlands 2 secrets you could ever want! Yes, these are SPOILERS…I have not read them & am torn about it.  The only thing I hate more than missing a secret in a game is having it spoiled for me.  Conflict!

Brief bit of Site News:

We here at Modern Borefare know that the posts have been a little slow lately but please bear with us.  We’ve got a whole flood of stuff in the works that we know you’re going to enjoy.  As always, thanks for reading!

New World Warrior Order

What’s clever about this Street Fighter poster by art superstar (in my eyes, if not yours) Ken Wong is that all of the characters shown are in the order they showed up as playable characters in the series.  Now then, trivia & Street Fighter nerds: which characters showed up first in which games?  Aaaaannnnddd….GO (to the comments section to log your answers).  After that, check out Ken’s website for some truly great art including an epic slug battle that has to be seen to be believed.  (link via Kotaku) After the jump, the most mesmerizing thing  12-year old me had ever seen. And no, not porn.

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You Must First Defeat Sheng Long

Featured pixel art from Aled Lewis from an upcoming L.A. based Street Fighter II art-retrospective. (links via Kotaku)

I may not remember anything from the two times I had to take geometry in high school, but I still remember the first time I played Street Fighter II in a bowling alley.