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To mash or not to mash?
That is the question! well it is when it comes to fighting games.
Recently we have had a tidal wave of fighting games flood our consoles & so with this rise of games like
Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition 2012 (ridiculous, right?)
It is only obvious that arcade sticks would suddenly become popular.
While I enjoy looking like a bad ass as much as the next person, I lack the skill to use an arcade stick correctly….
but that didn’t stop me from making my own!
You may be saying to your self ”Slinqui, what the f*ck is an arcade stick?” & I would simply say “Well my friend, its a box! with buttons!”
Still confused? I’m not surprised. I’m bad at explaining stuff so instead let me show you!
This is what my arcade stick originally looked like, the only difference being that mine was for the ps3.
So I’m a very visual person (by that i mean i like eye searing colors)
As you can see this arcade stick is not Slinqui friendly. So with that being said or written…. I decided it needed some changes…
Sexy Succubus! Found this lovely artwork & printed it out.
The last thing that was needed were the buttons, ball top & plexi glass.
Once I had everything it was finally the moment of truth!
& now let the button mashing begin! Just kidding.
My only blunder was the ball top, the color was not what i had anticipated.
It ended up being apple green instead of a turquoise which is a closer match to Morrigan’s hair.
This was a very fun project and I definitively want to thank my significant other for helping me.
I’m really happy with the way my arcade stick turned out but stay tuned in case i make some more changes in the future.
ps. i play Umvc3
Mega Man Bosses: Behind the Metal - Where Are They Now?
Mega Man bosses never really die, they just lie around for a while until Dr. Willy fixes them back up again. While he has made plenty of mechanical menaces, his early creations still hold the heaviest spot in his heart – for it was they who truly inspired his years and years of demented tinkering. But whatever happened to these bosses? What happened to them once Dr. Willy moved on, found new bosses and new mega men to battle? Where in their 8-bit world were they going to find solace? Certainly not from that asshole dog, Rush, from Mega Man 3. Let’s find out!
METAL MAN (Mega Man 2): We’ll start with the boss you likely started with – the redundant Metal Man. I mean, this guy had to be an early Willy prototype if the best the doc could do was give him the moniker “metal.” Shelley didn’t call the Frankenstein Monster “Skin Man” for good reason. How about “Starsiege Tribes Man”?
It is true that Metal Man fell on hard times. In shooting a steady stream of over-sized gears at Mega Man, he inevitably began to take from his personal store – aka. the ones holding him together. Addictions are hard to kick, and Metal Man fared no differently than a chain smoker, masochistically yanking out the gears from his internal machinery until he could barely function and sat around spewing grease everywhere. His friends tried to help – Needle Man, Top Man – but he would have none of it, shouting, “If gears are so important to you, why didn’t you take some?” before opening fire randomly.
Eventually things got so bad that Willy had to kick Metal Man out of his Fortress. Other bosses had started to complain about his bad attitude and anger management issues. Low on gears and low on hope, Metal Man stumbled around Flash Man’s domain for a few years before he fell in Bubble Man’s level and rusted to death. Read the rest of this entry »
I laughed my ass off…I have the maturity of child. A brilliant, evil child. Enjoy this moment of the interweb.
The Toronto Public is seeking to get reluctant readers (ie. young boys) back into the realm of literature by offering video games across its shelves. The allowance of Manga and Graphics Novels in the classroom and library has significantly improved reading amongst young boys.
The program is already in full swing in other provinces in Canada and in New York - while it is more like a rental service than anything else, it is the first step to video games becoming more accepted as “fiction” works.
The Toronto Star writes:
“Make room, Holden Caulfield and Huck Finn, Sonic the Hedgehog is moving in…There’s method in what sounds like madness for a library: Players can learn literacy and problem-solving skills through the games themselves, while the gaming programs will convert the library into a hub for youths who would otherwise never consider entering one.”
If the program takes off the ground, the collection will start at a 150 titles. I hope they choose DS games as that will get younger kids into the library who have a chance of becoming life-long readers.
If the program was concerned about the “classic” video game experiences what would you choose? I got my list of five after the jump: Read the rest of this entry »
Any concerns about graphics being overstretched and ugly are unfounded. For the most part the games look closer to how they were intended to be played…now I know that sounds strange but it is true.
Toronto probably has one of the best Indie video gaming scenes in the entire world. The first Hand Eye Society meeting of 2010 was absolutely gigantic and a potential fire hazard. Controllerpunch was there in at least three different forms (Balls, Crunk, and Minty).
The booze flowed, people connected, and hurrahs were shouted. To find out more about the Hand Eye Society check out the this link. Hit the jump to see some highlights from the night: Read the rest of this entry »
I was thinking maybe I was crazy because it is essentially a kart racer that doesn’t begin with “Mario” and end with “Kart.”
Better yet, I did not need to waggle anything…except I did (in my pants). Hit the jump for some video on loan from SEGASHIRO.