Food's alright really, isn't it? It tastes nice, stops us from dying and helps keep TV chefs from getting into trouble - let's face it, Gordon Ramsay would just be an angry man yelling in a bus shelter if it weren't for the food industry.
Streets of Rage 2's soundtrack is getting a vinyl release from London-based record label Data Discs.
Mega Drive beat-'em-up Streets of Rage will be getting a 3D Classics relaunch on the 3DS eShop.
UPDATE: Ruffian Games business and management chief Gary Liddon has uploaded the video of the cancelled prototype for Streets of Rage to YouTube, complete with audio, and explained a bit about it.
Cult classic Sega games Streets of Rage and Golden Axe hit Xbox Live Arcade tomorrow as part of the Sega Vintage collections range.
A handful of cherished old Sega games have been rated by PEGI for Xbox 360, which suggests they're on their way to the European Xbox Live Arcade.
The developer behind Bionic Commando, Wanted and Terminator: Salvation worked on a Strider reboot and a Streets of Rage remake before it closed down.
Vintage Mega Drive beat 'em up Streets of Rage 2 launches on the App Store today, publisher SEGA has announced.
UPDATE: A SEGA spokesperson has given Kotaku the following statement: "SEGA is committed to supporting any fans that take an interest in our games, and where possible we do so by involving them in Beta tests and other development, marketing or research opportunities.
As predicted, jolly old SEGA's onward march into the retro kingdom of the Xbox Live Arcade continues apace, with Streets of Rage 2 representing its fourth Mega Drive/Genesis re-release on the download service since mid July. Having already spewed 31 titles onto the Wii's Virtual Console service in little over nine months, it seems pretty likely that we'll see a lot more over the coming weeks and months. Having said that, Microsoft appears to be cherry picking the best/most famous of the bunch, so perhaps we'll be spared a complete re-run of SEGA's entire 16-bit back catalogue. How about some of your arcade games, eh SEGA?
With that off my chest, let's talk about Streets of Rage 2. Considered by many to be one of the finest side-scrolling brawlers of the 16-bit era, it's a typically brash, uncomplicated and a whole lot of dumb fun for those of you who fancy a relatively untarnished trip down memory lane. Boosted by online co-op play, enhanced (or rather 'smoothed') visuals and the ability to save at any point, it's still a huge amount of fun to punch, kick, stab and whack your way through all eight levels over a course of an hour or so. Yours for 400 points (£3.40) , it's worth pointing out that it's vastly better value than the unaltered version available on Wii VC since June 1st, which will set you back 800 points (£5.60).
Getting a semi
This week's Xbox Live Arcade update turns out to be a double-header, with SEGA's Streets of Rage 2 joining Capcom's Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo HD Remix on virtual shelves.