I really want to take one of these to go.

999HP and the San Diego Fighting Game Club Present: NERD REACTOR 2: BOARD GAMES AND CRAZY MADNESS!

I’ll admit, I made that title up.  Yesterday was 999HP‘s birthday, and being the classy guy that he is, he decided to host a videogame tournament in support of sick children.  The event was covered REALLY REALLY WELL on twitch.tv and via the boys at Gigaventure, so the links I’ve provided will send you to those pictures (when they’re uploaded).

What I’ve got here is what happens when a few people decide to gather for board games.  WHO NEEDS ELECTRICITY AMIRITE?!  Though after the game, the discussion got mad crazy.

Biggie ups to TX3017, lenejenius, kawaii_kupo, kupomatic, ferrisb1, richandcreamy, and the crew of Gigaventure.  Stay up.

SERIOUS BUSINESS

 

I really want to take one of these to go.

Living true to yourself.

Hey, sorry for the lack of updates.  Shit’s been goin’ crazy for myself and Negatron.  Don’t worry, we ain’t dead yet.  I did want to take a blog entry and say this.

STRAWBERRY SCENTED BURNOUT IS NOT, AND NEVER WILL BE IGN.  WE ARE TEAM MIXED NUTS, AND WE ARE DEFINED BY THE THINGS WE DO, THE SHIT WE SAY, THE MANGA WE DRAW, AND THE STUFF WE WRITE ABOUT.

And I promise you this.  Negatron and I won’t hold anything back.  From this point forward, we will fly the TMN flag high.  Whatever comes our way we’ll deal with it.  We will fight on.

WE run this shit.

-twitch

I really want to take one of these to go.

Strawberry Scented Burnout: Taekwondo #2 – Mina’s first fight!

Property of Team Mixed Nuts, so don’t steal this. Serious.

Without further adoo-doo, here’s issue #2 of Strawberry Scented Burnout: Taekwondo!  Mina and Jay are about to have their first fight, but not before Jay goes over the rules.  Rules are important, you know.

I really want to take one of these to go.

Street Fighter Gift #4 – Kickass females in gaming.

Up until Street Fighter II, you couldn’t really name any kickass females in gaming.  Well, besides Samus Aran in Metroid, but you only found that out at the end of the game!  Princess Peach?  She was always getting kidnapped by Bowser.  ”Kidnapped”.  Right.

There was that one cyborg female in the Guardian Legend, but other than that, I can’t really think of kickass females in gaming from the cartridge era.

So, Capcom, thanks for giving us these kickass girls.

Sorry, no posterior shots here. These are classy.

Everyone likes Sakura! She’s my personal favorite.

Capcom must’ve known that I had a thing for strong willed crazy Korean girls. They’re in my head!

All hail the first lady of Fighting Games! CHUN LI!

I really want to take one of these to go.

Street Fighter Gift #3 – Yoko Shimomura’s music.

BOW DOWN TO YOUR STREET FIGHTER MUSIC GODDESS!

Within a few seconds of hearing Ryu’s theme music, you know that some shit’s gonna go down.  Hell, hearing any one of the Street Fighters’ theme music will get you pumped.

The music for all the original Street Fighter II characters came from Yoko Shimomura, who was then a fresh graduate from Osaka College Music when Street Fighter II was being made.  Since then, she’s provided the scores for numerous other titles within Capcom and later, Squaresoft/Square Enix.  Like Kingdom Hearts.

Her music gave the Street Fighter franchise something awesome besides the game itself.  To me, it’s one of the most memorable gifts that Street Fighter has given us.

So thank you, Yoko Shimomura.

As for my personal favorite theme….?  It’d have to be Balrog’s.  Ryu’s is in a class of its own, but Balrog’s theme music just gets me hyped.