Kiko and his lovely wife are visiting us this week all the way from San Diego. The cool thing about having Kiko here is that he loves 2D fighting games as much as I do. Sure Tycho will sit down and play a fighter with me for a few minutes but I know his heart isn’t in it. I don’t know exactly when he stopped liking fighting games but I know the last fighter I can remember us both playing together in a very serious way was Tekken 3. Fighting games continued to come out after that and he never really seemed interested. The more I think about it the more I think that after Tekken 3 aliens may have taken the Tycho I know back to their mother ship and replaced him with some kind of mandroid. Sort of like Last Starfighter only I doubt he’s off saving the galaxy. They probably just needed him for some kind of intergalactic Iron Chef show where human is the secret ingredient. He always did look especially juicy.
Anyway, I mentioned last week that I had Guilty Gear XX and was really enjoying it. But there is really only so much fun you can have battling the computer in games like that. You can’t really appreciate a fighter until you play it against another human. Well Kiko and I jumped head first into Guilty Gear and we discovered levels to that game that I could not have dreamed of. At one point we were actually considering hooking the VCR up to the television just so we could watch some of these matches later. The fights look like well choreographed anime. The characters move so fluidly from one move to the next that it often seems like the matches were pre-planned like some kind of animated WWE. I said it before but if you like 2D fighters and you have a way to play import PS2 games go get this fucker right now.
So a woman called me this morning and said she was from Entertainment Weekly. I hung up on her because I figured she was a solicitor and I’m really not interested in a subscription. Then I get a call from a guy I talked to a while ago who reminded me that he had written an article about us for Entertainment Weekly and asked why I hung up on their fact checker. Needless to say I feel like a fucking idiot right now.
Also my e-mail seems to be fucked up. Sorry if you can’t get through to me right now.