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Random Video of the Day: Entertainment Tonight Looks at Street Fighter... in 1994
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Random Video of the Day: Entertainment Tonight Looks at Street Fighter... in 1994

Fifteen years ago today, the original Street Fighter movie starring Jean-Claude Van-Damme and Raul Julia (among others) made its way into theaters. And while it wasn't a very good Street Fighter movie, it was fun in its own way. Truth be told, it probably evokes G.I. Joe more than Street Fighter, arguably more than even Rise of Cobra. That said, here is a chance to take a look back to an Entertainment Tonight segment which aired fifteen years ago today, just before the movie was released into theaters: At the rate that different versions Street Fighter II are being re-released, particularly on the Wii's Virtual Console, one has to wonder if Nintendo and Capcom might ever consider releasing one of the two Street Fighter games based on this film. While the console version by Acclaim is typically reviled, word is that the arcade version on which it was based wasn't all that bad. Read More

Random Video of the Day: Super Mario's Super Pepsi Display
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Random Video of the Day: Super Mario's Super Pepsi Display

see more Fail Blog The above is a display used for Labor Day Weekend at a Safeway in Northern California. And it is, in a word, awesome. It even uses my favorite 8-bit Mario pixel art (Super Mario Bros. 2, in case you weren't sure). The only problem? I know I certainly wouldn't want to take any of the cases comprising this masterpiece. More information about its creation and a video with a thorough look at the display lay after the cut. Read More

My Games This Weekend - 09.04.09
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My Games This Weekend - 09.04.09

Ah, another weekend. I still need to write my impressions of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time Re-Shelled, and would have done so last weekend, but the WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2010 preview (hint, hint) took far more of my time than I had anticipated. And there's still more to come on that front, too! Aside from that, as I alluded to earlier, I may try to swing No More Heroes into my plans somewhere, but my big plans involve using some coupons I received to see G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra. And for that, I think I'm going to put Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: Trials and Tribulations on hold so I can finish Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time, as Bowser's Inside Story is only a little over a week away. So, those are my games this weekend. What are yours? Read More

What's Happening with the Spy Hunter and Halo Movies?
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What's Happening with the Spy Hunter and Halo Movies?

You may not know the name Stuart Beattie, but there is a decent chance you're familiar with his work, an even better one if you happened to go to the movies over this past weekend. Beattie is the screenwriter for G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, as well as Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean, but those aren't the only projects he has had his hands in. Other projects he has been attached to include movies based on the video game franchises Halo and Spy Hunter. Read More

PSN Thursday – 7.30.09: Obese Princesses and Watchmen
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PSN Thursday – 7.30.09: Obese Princesses and Watchmen

I'd venture to say that this week's PlayStation Network update is above average in quality, mostly due to the fact that Fat Princess is now out. In addition, the second episode of Watchmen: The End is Nigh is available for 15 bucks. If you'd like to try before you buy, there is also a demo version. Your standard Rock Band and Guitar Hero DLC makes an appearance. However, you may notice the lack of LittleBigPlanet content. I'm sure we can expect some next week though. Keep reading for the official word from the PlayStation Blog. Read More

Universal to Make Asteroids Movie
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Universal to Make Asteroids Movie

Universal has locked up the rights to next summer's biggest blockbuster movie. The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that the studio has swooped up the movie rights for the arcade game Asteroids. You remember the arcade and Xbox LIVE Arcade game Asteroids, right? A lone triangle with the ability to blow up the titular asteroids with a powerful pixel gun and... that is where the description ends. Well, the mad men at Universal have decided that premise is all they really need to work with for a movie. Read More

Media: A Few More G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra Screenshots
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Media: A Few More G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra Screenshots

I can't say that I'm particularly excited for the G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra game, or even the movie that it's based on. Then again, I was never a big Joe fan (unless you count the amazing redubbed PSA's), so I guess that's expected. However, for those of you who ARE G.I. Joe nerds, I'm sure that the 16 playable characters (which includes 4 unlockable COBRA characters) and co-op play will tickle your fancy. The game is currently scheduled for release in August 2009, coinciding with the release of the film, and is releasing on all systems, including handhelds. Hit the jump for more new screens! Read More

Media: Got to Get Tough: New G.I. Joe Screens
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Media: Got to Get Tough: New G.I. Joe Screens

Yeah, well, I always thought the DiC theme song was sort of catchy, even if the toon wasn't as good as Sunbow's. Anyway, a few more screens have come down the pike for the G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra video game. Nothing too exciting; we get to see Snake-eyes (natch) and I think that's Duke (ditto) in action, plus Heavy Duty, all blowing stuff up. Otherwise, not a lot of note, least of all recognizable to Joe fans. There's sort of a pseudo-Hummer vehicle, but I'm not sure if that's based on a real Joe or Cobra vehicle or not. But nothing as visually distinctive as say, a Cobra Raven or Rattler or even a B.A.T. Thinking about it, I hope we get a "realistic" version of the Terrordrome. Anyway, the pics are in the gallery; view at your leisure. Read More

GDC 2009 Media: EA Talks G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra, Plus Other Details
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GDC 2009 Media: EA Talks G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra, Plus Other Details

At the Game Developers Conference, GameTrailers caught up with Jason Enos, Senior Product Manager for EA's upcoming G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra video game to tell more about it. And, among other things, he details what will make the DS version unique from its console and PSP brethren: I have to admit: Personally, I'd feel a bit sketchy about buying a game which takes place after a movie that hasn't come out yet, but harks back to events in said film. I wonder what kind of first-day sales this one might have... In addition, there are some other details which Enos provided, which you can find after the cut. Read More

Media: G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra Debut Trailer
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Media: G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra Debut Trailer

Last night, I had this really weird dream about the G.I. Joe movie, where it was just really, really bad. Like... well, I won't say how bad, but let's just say that it rhymes with "pre-carded." Fortunately, I have far more confidence in the actual movie-- it's resemblance to G.I. Joe itself might be in question, but it looks like a fun movie on its own. And besides, even G.I. Joe doesn't resemble G.I. Joe anymore. Just ask any guy who grew up in the 70's with the male counterpart to Barbie that had facial hair and a kung-fu grip. (That's not me, though. I'm not that old, I just know a little toy history.) In any case, I digress: This trailer for EA's G.I. Joe game looks like a fun romp that sits somewhere between the Super Bowl ad for the movie, and the PSA-spouting cartoon I grew up with. Perhaps even something like what the franchise might have been, if Hasbro didn't keep dumping boxes of figures on Larry Hama's desk and saying "do something with these." Also, I'm kind of glad the Joe team is finally getting a real insignia after all these years. Will it become as iconic as those of Cobra, the Autobots, and the Decepticons? Guess we'll just have to see. Read More