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Ultimate fighting game battle royale: Round 4

- December 4th, 2012

Good day fighting game fans.

Round 3 of the Ultimate Fighting Game Battle Royale has passed us by, and we’re on to the semifinals.

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Our Ferocious Four feature Chun Li vs. Ryu (both of Street Fighter) and Scorpion vs. Liu Kang in a Mortal Kombat showdown. There are a few days left in the voting so be sure to check back this Sunday for the finals.

Once we get a final tally of the Ultimate Fighter, we’ll ask you who we failed to enter in our list of 32 fighters.

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.

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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.

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.

Disney takes video games to the silver screen

- September 19th, 2012

Video games being adapted to the big screen is nothing new. Resident Evil: Retribution just hit theatres five days ago, and Silent Hill: Revelation 3D is expected to be out in time for the Halloween-minded crowd.

But Disney has taken video games and their characters one step further in their film Wreck-It Ralph, due out Nov. 2, 2012. Featuring the voice talents of John C. Reilly, Jane Lynch, Sarah Silverman and Jack McBrayer, the story focuses around a vintage arcade game’s “bad guy” who wishes to reform his ways after 30 years of being Fix-It Felix’s antagonist.

A humourous self-help group features reprobates from the video game world — M. Bison, Zangief, Dr. Robotnik, Bowser, PacMan ghosts — helping Wreck-It Ralph (Reilly) be okay with his badness. Instead of returning to his game, he joins “Hero’s Duty”. Lynch provides the voice of Sergeant Calhoun, a Commander Shepard-like character (Mass Effect 3) who leads troops into battle.

Expect plenty of humour geared towards gamers, and cameos by Ryu, Sonic the Hedgehog and Q-Bert.