Super Street Kineda II

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Had a chance to check out Kineda’s SF Hyper Collection yet? It’s signature Kineda art, plus you’re favorite Street Fighter II characters. The only thing that can top that is if they made more tee’s with SF4 characters… *cough, cough CODY…ahem.

I’m not big on graphic tee’s anymore, not since 05/06 or so but, Looking through the Kineda Store. I must admit i’m tempted to pick up a few things (I personally like the “Shoryuken” snapback). So if you’re big on Streetwear, still “hypebeasting”, a Capcom supporter, Street Fighter fanboy/girl. I suggest taking a look at the store and dropping some of that tax return money on some fresh shit.

Crossing Over: Street Fighter X Mega Man

….he must be asleep.  Or he’s at work?  Neggy?  You there?

……

Okay, here goes.

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Normally, Neggy’s the one to handle anything Capcom related, but I figure I’ll fill in for now.  I have no idea why the fuck I’m awake anyway.

Since two of Capcom’s most popular IP’s are celebrating their 25th anniversaries, Capcom decided to give the little blue bomber a brand new game….featuring the characters of Street Fighter as bosses.  Sounds pretty legit, doesn’t it?
I’ll be honest with you all.  I never got to play very many Mega Man games.  My NES was taken away from me at a relatively early age, and shipped off to the Philippines where my cousins plugged it into a 220v outlet and fried it.  I stated out playing Mega Man X on the SNES, and beating Mega Man X4 and X5 on the PlayStation 1.   I bought Mega Man 2 for my cousins on their Wii, and man…that shit was fun.   So suffice it to say, Mega Man isn’t one of my personal favorite IP’s of Capcom.  Doesn’t mean the IP sucks, by no means, it’s just not one of my favorites.  And I’m glad that they’re doin’ stuff with Mega Man, because I still think he should’ve been in MvC3.

Now Street Fighter….well, that’s a whole other story.  I devoted an entire week to Street Fighter, so I’ll leave that alone.

I am excited for this, and it’s free!  A FREE PC DOWNLOAD FULL MEGA MAN GAME WITH STREET FIGHTER BOSSES.  HOW CAN YOU LOSE?  It’ll be on the capcom-unity website on the 17th.

I spent the Halloween weekend dressed up as Sagat and pubcrawled Convoy Street.

To all our geek fam and fans out there on the internets….

YOU TOO CAN SOMEDAY CRAWL WANDER CONVOY STREET DRESSED UP AS A STREET FIGHTER OR MORTAL KOMBAT CHARACTER.

And big ups to our friends at White Cygnus Media, Nerd Funnel, Min Sok Chon, and that one secret bar on Convoy….which is by Hobby People, in that same complex with the Yoshinoya, and sorta near Manna BBQ.

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.

 

I really want to take one of these to go.

Happy Birthday Street Fighter!

Has it really been 25 years?! Time flies.

We’ve come a long way, haven’t we?  Street Fighter, the ubiquitous 2d fighting game has now turned 25 today.  Happy birthday, Street Fighter!!

And big congrats to Capcom and Ono-sensei for making such a wonderful fighting game.

The franchise itself has gone through numerous twists and turns to get to where they are today.  Mixing it up with other franchises seems to be only the beginning.

So, for this week, Team Mixed Nuts will be talking about their experiences with the Street Fighter games, the culture, the fighting game scene, and how it grew and changed with the times.

Now excuse me while I go ogle Han Juri.

mmmm…smexytimes with Chun Li while everyone watches. She’d be such an exhibitionist.
I love Han Juri. (If anyone knows who drew this, lemme know!!)

Mushroom Kings…huh?

What the hell is that gold thing? Guile? ok so now there’s a doll house. nope thats a real building…Tanks now. wait Sub Zero?…are they on Rainbow Road from Mario Cart!? What the shit!? I’m confused. Maybe Guile and his army invade a town owned by Bison and free a golden calve which contains the power of pandora (SFVT)…i dont know. I do know that we can all agree that Street Fighter is the coolest right? That’s a big HYFR or Hell Ya Fuckin Right to you lames. NY based animator Jonathan Monoghan is no stranger to this knowledge either: as shown in his animated short Sacrifice of the Mushroom Kings. Jonathan re-purposes Street Fighter IV character models and Super Mario iconography to produce some haunting and bewitching results. At the moment, it seems that only a few clips exist online, but I just couldn’t resist sharing this any longer. I always knew M. Bison had big plans for all that Shadaloo money: no amount of Hadoukens can stop an army of 80 ft. golden calves.

I really want to take one of these to go.

Just A Lil More Dance Punk

I’m on a dance punk kick since last night – let me have this! You see, I felt my post on !!! did not do the genre justice. Even though !!! is one of the recommended bands to listen to when it comes to this genre, they aren’t my favorite. I’ve always preferred Yeah Yeah Yeahs, LCD Soundsystem, Cut Copy, Hot Chip, Does It Offend You Yeah?, Death From Above 1979, and Klaxons. I either go hard w/the dance punk or sway more electronic and nu disco. !!! is too much of the earlier sound, which isn’t bad, I just felt like every band sounded like them in early 2000s (i.e. Hot Hot Heat).

For an example of something a little “harder” that I do like, and in keeping faith to you nerd heads, I have included this video from Hadouken! If you don’t get that reference, then obviously you’re not a real nerd.

- Eileen