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Exploring the impact of UFC and MMA on Street Fighter

Street Fighter X Tekken Screenshot

While the recent announcement of Street Fighter X Tekken was met with applause from legions of dedicated gamers who stuck with the series or many who returned with the revival of Street Fighter 4, as someone who fondly remembers spending countless hours at arcades in the late 1980s and feeding quarters "borrowed" from his mother's purse playing Street Fighter 2, I can't help, but to think somewhat cynically of this new partnership between two classic fighting franchises that in different era of video games didn't need this sort of gimmick to stand out. For me, it highlights how the series and genre no longer hold the iconic status of an entire generation of video games.

Tournament of Legends Review

A Pleasant Reminder of Days Gone by

Tournament of Legends Screenshot

HIGH Nailing an enemy with a steak and watching a lion pounce from off-screen.

LOW Trying to pull off the QTE inputs for some of the special moves.

WTF "My hatred of men gives me strength."

Tournament of Legends

Game Description: Feel the Real Clash of Titans. Become a legend in epic weapon and magic duels against the biggest fighters of world mythology. Enter powerful battles with a rich assortment of blade weapons and tons of magical attacks. No other Wii weapon fighting game offers this much variety and challenge.

GameCritics.com Podcast Episode 34: UFC Undisputed 2010, Alan Wake and Listener Mailbag

Chi hits the Vegas Strip to throw down with some of MMA's biggest stars and gets an early look at UFC Undisputed 2010. Brad takes on Alan Wake and in the process enrages the entire Internet...again. And we open up the mailbag to answer your burning questions about game manuals, Final Fantasy XIV, and Microsoft Game Room. Featuring Chi Kong Lui, Brad Gallaway, Mike Bracken, and Tim "Pitfall is So Worth Three Dollars" Spaeth.

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Prison Break: The Conspiracy

Game Description: Prison Break The Conspiracy is a single player action adventure game. Play as Tom Paxton an agent of " The Company" sent to Fox River Penitentiary to unravel the mystery behind Michael Scofield being sent to the same prison as his brother Lincoln Burrows.

Prison Break: The Conspiracy Review

They're just not Great at this "Keeping Prisoners" Thing

Prison Break: The Conspiracy Screenshot

HIGH Desperately picking a lock while watching a guard creep closer on the split-screen.

LOW Missing a Y press because the game was asking me to jam on the B button.

WTF Couldn't they have figured some way of getting Fichtner in there?

UFC Undisputed 2010

Game Description: UFC Undisputed 2010 is action-packed fighting game that recreates the excitement and intensity of the real-life Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). The game features all aspects of the UFC experience, including a roster of more 100 UFC fighters, a wide range of fighting styles—including new additions Sambo, Karate and Greco-Roman Wrestling—authentic environments and commentary, and a variety of play modes that include Career, Title and Title Defense Modes, as well as multiplayer options accommodating up to 16 players in tournament and training settings.

UFC Undisputed 2010: Hands-On Preview

Getting a  hands-on preview of UFC Undisputed 2010 in Las Vegas.

UFC Undisputed 2010 is set to be released May 25, but I was fortunate to get an early hands-on preview as part of a THQ media event out in Las Vegas. After getting a crash course in Jiu-Jitsu, Boxing and Kickboxing as part of a mini-bootcamp, all of the attending journalists were given extensive time to play through the enhanced Career mode with latter part of the evening devoted to an elimination style tournament between the journalists. How did yours truly do in that tournament? I'll get back to that later, but first let me give my impressions of the gameplay changes and new features. 

Samurai Shodown Sen Review

Just End it Now

Samurai  Shodown Sen Screenshot

HIGH Unexpectedly cutting my enemy in half, blood cascading to the ground.

LOW The wretched music in the Wild West stage.

WTF The Engrish of "The Crimson Murderousness" and "Handing Sword Princess."

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