Tuesday, January 26, 2010

2010: A new year to spend money on

A month into 2010 and it finally dawned on me that there are some very interesting games to look forward to. I don't really get this feeling halfway into the year. Sure I got Blazblue halfway, but that's a special case of the revival of the 2D fighter. Now moving completely into 2010 (along with an intimidating Mass Media Law class) I've realized all those demos I've played and previews I've read are about to come to fruition. These are the games I'm putting money down.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

The excitement of HD, now on your classic memories!

via: iPlaywinner, SNK's Battle Coliseum for Xbox Live Arcade Gets HD Upgrade

The sprite on the left is the original one from one of SNK's older, swan song fighting crossover games, Battle Coliseum. On the right is the improvement we'll be seeing when it hits the digital distribution market. A very noticeable improvement, especially considering how popular Marvel Vs. Capcom 2 is and it didn't get any significant HD improvement (though it got additional filter options to customize how noticeable its age was).

In case you didn't know, I just got an HD capable tv for Christmas, so all these HD improvements to older games is a great thing to look forward to.