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Gabe / on Mon, May 13 2002 at 12:01 pm

Fight It Out!

Sorry for the lack of posts. I honestly didn’t think anyone would care if I skipped a few days. It turns out many of you were interested in hearing my thoughts on the poor Star Wars Episode 2 reviews floating around. I’ll tell you Thursday after I see it. Oh and for those of you who have already seen it, please stop filling my mail box with spoilers.

I got another batch of import games from VideoGameDepot last week for our Land of The Rising Fun feature.  They moded my GameCube for me and were cool enough to send it back with two import GC titles. Battle Houshin and Groove Adventure Rave Fighting Live, the later of which they appear to be sold out of at the moment. I have played both of them and I’ll be working on writing down my impressions for you this week. Battle Houshin is sort of like a cute anime version of Dynasty Warriors and Groove Adventure is a Power Stone style arena fighting game. They are both heavy on the Japanese but so far I am having a great time with them. Hopefully I can get something written before E3.

I also got King of Fighters 2001 last week. I actually got all misty eyed when I opened the case. I told myself it was allergies but I knew damn well it had nothing to do with pollen. Many of you have probably never even seen a Neo-Geo cart and so you can’t possibly understand how beautiful they are. I snapped a couple pictures with my webcam this morning. You can see them here and here. I couldn’t help but feel a little like a proud father taking pictures of his baby. I’m not saying I am gonna print them out and carry them around with me in my wallet but…yeah I am. Batjew is a fellow Neo-Geo lover so he will be coming over to help me put KOF 2001 through it’s paces. Look for a very detailed review of it by both of us sometime after E3. I actually got off my ass and did some new KOF fan art this week. I hope you dig it.

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I need some help from you guys on something. We want to make Penny Arcade posters but we don’t know the best way to do it. I’m not interested in any of those online places that make prints out of your family photos. I’d like to hear from someone in the printing business who would be interested in working with us on a project like this. It would be cool if you were based in Seattle but it’s probably not necessary.

-Gabe out


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