Human Killing Machine

You play as Kwon, who is apparently strong. You have to knock down (no K.O’s here) your opponent a number of times to win, your first battle is against Igor, once you’ve defeated him you then fight his dog (I’m assuming) which in my mind is just plain mean. I didn’t get much further than that, the collision detection is terrible, the controls unmanageable, and the poor animation lets down the relatively good graphics and backgrounds.

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Sonic Heroes

The game also made use of Sonic’s friends and enemies being forced upon the player. You can pick between four teams of three. So you had the good team (Sonic, Tails Knuckles), the evil team (Shadow, Rogue, Omega), the girly team (Amy, Cream, Big), and the weird team. The last team was comprised of the awful characters from Knuckles Chaotix. I have to give Sega credit for bringing back such strange characters for no reason.

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Donkey Kong Tropical Freeze and Nintendo Cat Ears

I headed on over to GameStop to pick up the new Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze. During my visit a Nintendo representative was there and gave me a promotional Super Mario 3D World cat ears with a pin. Life is like that. One minute you got nothing, the next you got a game and some cat ears. Thanks Nintendo.

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Cosplay Wars: Tifa Lockhart vs. Samus Aran

This week in Cosplay Wars we have two heavy hitters. From Final Fantasy 7 we have the bounching booby beatdown babe, Tifa Lockhart vs. the Mother Brain buster, Samus “You were a girl all this time and you’re hot!” Aran. There just something appealing about a girl that can kick your ass. These two can do just that. So here is how it works. Team Lockhart vs. Team Aran, 10 images of cosplayers for each team. You vote for the winning team. Now you might notice you have to register to vote. This is because we will be giving away swag we receive based on who votes so we need to know who is voting so if you win we can send you the swag. So spread the word and tell us, which team won?

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Alt F4 Episode 2: Dave Vogt

Alt F4 is back for another episode and this week we bring you multiple world record holder, Dave Vogt. Dave holds records in a number of classic games including Castlevania and has been featured on Twin Galaxies and Video Game Score Board. Obsolete Gamer recently posted his Gamer Profile and it was great to talk to him about his gaming history, the fact that his parents were gamers as well as his wife and that he is passing it on to his children.

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Karate Blazers Flash Game

Karate Blazer is a classic Beat Em Up game released originally to the arcades in 1991. In the game you choose from 4 disciples of an old martials arts master that was killed. If that was not bad enough his daughter was kidnapped and his special scrolls were stolen. What’s so special about the scrolls? Oh, they just happened to contain knowledge on the secret technique known as the “Killing” blow.

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Street Fighter 2 Championship Edition Flash Game

Capcom released this flash version back when it was promoting Street Fighter 4. The great thing here is the game feels and plays like the arcade even though you are using keyboard commands. This is a close to the real deal as you will get in a flash version and it has the original characters and music.

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Popeye

Popeye is given a weapon the Marios and Kongs didn’t have at the time as he can swing his mighty fists at anything that moves with the exception of “Brutus”. To take that huge, burly tub of fatfuck down, there is one can of spinach per level that will make our hero red-dog mad enough to knock the big man halfway across creation. The stages are varied enough to stay fun and there is even a cameo by Swee’Pea. The music is excellent and when the third stage is clear, you are treated to the signature song, complete with the toot-toot, which is a nice touch and causes the ‘Quester to smile everytime.

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Dark Souls 2

One major tweak that might infuriate gamers is the new health bar reduction. When you die, a small portion of your health bar is permanently removed. The only way to restore it is with a very rare item called an effigy; these also essentially replace humanity from the first game. This new twist on the formula made me a lot more cautious at first, but eventually I just learned to function with half a health bar at all times.

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Mega Man 9

Here’s the problem though. Mega Man 9 is hard, and any fan of the series should expect that. However, Capcom has taken that mentality and multiplied it, creating some absolutely absurd level designs that even die-hard masochists will frown upon. While past Mega Man games relied on memorization and precision, Mega Man 9 requires a higher level of both. You can almost hear the level designers laughing at how devilishly difficult certain segments are.

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Batman: Arkham City

While the premise and setting are very effective, the actual plot has some significant problems. The most immediate concern is that the game’s writers seem to have forgotten to include a beginning. The central conceit of the game, that Gotham would rededicate an entire district for a prison, run by known madman Hugo Strange, is pretty outlandish, even for a comic book property, and this is only made worse by the total lack of explanation.

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Alien 3

One other notable feature is your large arsenal you have at your disposal. A missile launcher and a machine gun are two of the finest from the selection available to you. These weapons aren’t enough to stop the aliens regularly handing you your ass on a plate though. Instead of going down the slow, tension addled route the game throws aliens at you like they’re going out of fashion. They leap at you so quickly that they can be nigh on impossible to avoid completely. Worst of all Ripley takes far too long to get up once hit – not a good thing when you’re up against the clock.

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Cosplay Wars Battle of the Princesses

This week on Cosplay Wars we have two of the most well know Princesses in console video games. In one corner we have the ruler of Hyrule and often confused with Link, Princess Zelda. In the other corner we have the ruler of the Mushroom Kingdom and a woman that has just as many activities going on as, Barbie, Prince Toadstool Peach. We have great cosplayers on each side with each team consisting of ten members representing their character. You decide which one wins. So who is it going to be, Peach or Zelda?

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