Childhood friendships are frequently born out of practicalities, I suspect. Things like being geographically nearby are important, but there's also the more mercenary aspect of childhood - having a friend who has all the 'cool' stuff that you don't. It may have blossomed into a solid adult friendship too, but I suspect convenience was a big part for how my childhood best friend and I came to be.
The agonisingly slow drip drip drip of new SNES games on the New 3DS' Virtual Console turns into a bruising gush this week, with three classic Street Fighter games on their way to Nintendo's handheld, as announced by Nintendo UK's Twitter account.
"I got my first real six string,
Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li has won the Golden Tomato award for being the worst-rated film of 2009.
"Right now, there's nobody younger than me that I feel threatened by. I haven't met anyone that I felt possesses the skill to surpass me in the future. I'm not over-evaluating myself. I can analytically see their weakness, their ineptitudes."
Holy #*%$! I've just seen the Japanese intro for Street Fighter IV and it looks absolutely killer. Screw objectivity, I'm going to say right now that from my impressions of the Street Fighter IV arcade game and from what I've played so far of the console release, Street IV could very well be the greatest fighting game ever made. With Eurogamer's review going live tomorrow (Monday 16th February), I'm taking a look back at the different Street Fighter games in their many different arcade transitions. Hold onto your sticks people.
Capcom has announced the new Street Fighter movie will be released next year to tie-in with the game's 20th anniversary.