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Ultimate fighting game battle royale: Round 3

- November 25th, 2012

Hello fellow button mashers. Just a friendly reminder that Round 3 of our fighting game poll is up and running.

We’re down to the Irascible Eight, featuring Ryu, Sub Zero, Jin Kazama, Chun Li, Nina Williams, Liu Kang, Scorpion and M. Bison – vote for your favourites here.

Round3

Once the voting is wrapped up we’ll post the results and Round 4 the following Sunday. Also, when it’s all over, we’ll ask for your input on who should have been included in the voting.

A lot of you were disappointed with the lack of Guile (Street Fighter), Voldo (Soul Calibur) and Shun Di (Virtua Fighter).

In order to capture the more popular characters for future polls, we’d like to hear from you.

Globe & Mail says Assassin’s Creed III “distorts history”

- November 15th, 2012

This just in: video games are not historically accurate.

In an editorial that sparked a minor twitter firestorm Thursday, the Globe & Mail lashed out against Ubisoft Montreal’s action-adventure game Assassin’s Creed III, claiming the game “distorts history” by imagining a Native American hero who fights against the British redcoats during the American Revolution. That sound you hear are thousands of gamers’ palms simultaneously slapping against their faces.

Don’t be fooled, youth of Canada. This Native American assassin killing redcoats as part of a secret war against the Templars, as experienced by a guy from 2012 who is inside a high-tech brain-scanning machine that also allows him to visit the First Crusade and the Italian Renaissance, is NOT historically accurate.

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Vote! … For the best fighting game character

- November 11th, 2012

Canada’s first and up until recently, with the release of Dead or Alive 5, the only Canuck in the big eight fighting game franchises.

We’re running an Ultimate Fighting Game Battle Royale, and we want you to vote. We’ve picked the four most popular characters from eight of the greatest fighting game franchises, and matched them up against each other.

Admittedly, after the U.S. election, there might be voter apathy out there, but this vote is a little more playful and gamer-friendly.

So which game franchises did we draw our fighters from? Darkstalkers, Dead or Alive, Fatal Fury, Mortal Kombat, Soul Calibur, Street Fighter, Tekken and Virtua Fighter.

The vote will run for the next five weeks. Each round will start on the Sunday of each week. So bring your gloves, and test your might.

Liechtenstein cast in a video game Halo

- November 7th, 2012

XBox 360 has annexed an entire country all in the name of Master Chief.

The PR stunt by Halo 4 folks, who appropriately chose Halloween as the day of its takeover, redecorated the European nation of Liechtenstein in United Nations Space Command paraphernalia.

Liechtenstein PR Stunt

Master Chief saunters through the streets of Liechtenstein in search of Covenant.

Gutenburg Castle, as well as Balzers Quarry which was transformed into adventure zone for guests, complete with Master Chief driving a Warthog, fell victim to the invasion.

This isn’t the first a video game franchise has taken over a large space to entertain gamers. Activision used Howard Hughes’ old airplane hangar in Los Angeles for Call of Duty XP.