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August 2nd Release For Street Fighter II

Zonk posted about 8 years ago | from the shoryuken-hadoken- dept.

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Gamasutra reports that Microsoft has announced Xbox Live Wednesdays, a soon-to-be weekly release of content to Xbox Live. They have a listing of the next few weeks worth of content, and happily Street Fighter II Hyper Fighting is slated for August 2nd. Frogger will be coming out tomorrow, July 12th, with Cloning Clyde due next week, Galaga the week after that, and Pac-Man expected on August 9th. From the article: "Xbox Live Arcade's Frogger has been enhanced for the Xbox 360, and features new, enhanced artwork that matches and complements the original style. In addition, according to Microsoft, the game's audio, including sound effects and music, has been modernized to sound crisp and clear on today's high performance sound systems." While these releases have mostly been seen as filler for the 360's very uneventful summer schedule, I can't complain too much about the chance to play Street Fighter II again. I'll be playing Chun Li; Who is your character?

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145 comments

Not interested (0, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 years ago | (#15699529)

So I can sell this game after I'm done with it, just like I did with Street Fighter II for SNES, right?

Oh. I see. DRM. No.

This is why I'm only buying Nintendo.

Re:Not interested (4, Funny)

F_Scentura (250214) | about 8 years ago | (#15699717)

Gee, it sure is a good thing that the downloadable Wii games are DRM-free!

Re:Not interested (2, Funny)

Guppy06 (410832) | about 8 years ago | (#15699855)

I suddenly have visions of my Wii having a blinking red power light...

Re:Not interested (1)

brkello (642429) | about 8 years ago | (#15700377)

Too bad it doesn't exist yet.

Good thing xbox 520 games pay you to play!

Re:Not interested (1)

LoverOfJoy (820058) | about 8 years ago | (#15700660)

You misunderstood him. He's buying a super nintendo, not a wii. He can sell all his supernintendo games when he's done with them.

Re:Not interested (1)

F_Scentura (250214) | about 8 years ago | (#15701365)

"You misunderstood him. He's buying a super nintendo, not a wii. He can sell all his supernintendo games when he's done with them."

I understood just fine, he's comparing Microsoft downloadable games to Cartridge-based games.

Well, it's a good thing Microsoft's DVD-based games can't be resold.

OH WAIT THEY CAN'T WHAT AM I THINKING.

Re:Not interested (1)

80 85 83 83 89 33 (819873) | about 8 years ago | (#15700207)

damn, it was a hassle, but i finally got a copy of the original SSII for the snes last week. got the snes console from a neighbor kid for $20. of course it dind't come with an rf adaptor, so i still can't teach my friends not to run their mouths off about how they could kick anybody's ass at the game.

sadly, it's prolly the last game that i could school anybody at. so i'm getting it for the ego boost and satisfaction of bitch slapping my trash talking buddies.

Re:Not interested (1)

Dot.Com.CEO (624226) | about 8 years ago | (#15700244)

It's spelled PROBABLY. Yes you should be studying!

Re:Not interested (1)

iocat (572367) | about 8 years ago | (#15700471)

U R prolly teh 1337 h8r ftw

Re:Not interested (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 years ago | (#15701012)

Just get a gamecube AV cable, the SNES has the same port in the back.

Re:Not interested (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 years ago | (#15702340)

For Sale...

1 Copy of Half Life 2 for the PC, Originally purchased and downloaded off Steam.

I paid $400 for this? (5, Insightful)

roguenine19 (901001) | about 8 years ago | (#15699542)

1991 called. They want their game back.

Re:I paid $400 for this? (0)

z0I!) (914679) | about 8 years ago | (#15699706)

How is the parent a troll? Some people have no sense of humour. While it is nice that SFII (and some other old games) are coming out for the 360 and other systems - who cares? We bought them / played and them already. They should be free this time around.

Re:I paid $400 for this? (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 years ago | (#15699995)

400?

You're just getting started with a 360 at 400 dollars.

You then need to add 50 dollars to sign up for the online service every year. Make that 50x4 years, so add on another 200 bucks.
You then need an extended warranty for 50 bucks or so. You face riducule by other 360 owners if you pass up that protection for when your 360 starts showing the inevitable red lights of death.
If you missed the extended warranty you are looking at 150 bucks from Microsoft for when your 360 gets the red lights of death.
And then you move on to the 'we're not going to lose 5 billion dollars again' prices for 360 accessories...

A 360 owner is looking at spending in the 700 to 800 dollar range before they buy their first game.

Yeech!

Re:I paid $400 for this? (2, Insightful)

generic-man (33649) | about 8 years ago | (#15700676)

You don't need to pay $50/yr to access Live marketplace.

Re:I paid $400 for this? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 years ago | (#15700886)

Uh, ok. So you are stuck with a console that you can't play games online if you don't want to spend 200 to 250 dollars extra. Yeah, great machine Microsoft!

PS Where are all those people claiming Microsoft would spend anything it took to get people to buy their machine?

Re:I paid $400 for this? (1)

generic-man (33649) | about 8 years ago | (#15701006)

Somehow I don't think Microsoft covets the demographic of "people too cheap to spend $4.17 per month [google.com] on on-line gaming."

Re:I paid $400 for this? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 years ago | (#15701097)

That's good to hear that you agree that the PS3 is a steal at 499!

After all it's just 399 + an addition $4.17 a month over a couple years! And you aren't forced to pay just for the privilege of playing online games too!

Re:I paid $400 for this? (0)

generic-man (33649) | about 8 years ago | (#15701155)

Wow, only $499 (or $599)? That's an awesome deal. I heard there are some suckers out there who pay upwards of one thousand dollars for a compubox that can play video games.

Re:I paid $400 for this? (2, Funny)

CaseM (746707) | about 8 years ago | (#15700371)

1995 called. They want their joke back.

Frogger (1)

scrabbleguy (980944) | about 8 years ago | (#15700566)

1981 called. They want their game back.

Re:I paid $400 for this? (1)

Cheapy (809643) | about 8 years ago | (#15700567)

How is that insightful in the least?

Re:I paid $400 for this? (4, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 years ago | (#15700583)

Dude, if you paid $400 just to play street fighter II, and you're not even happy with it, then you are the king of all jackasses. I can only assume based on the way you worded your post that you didn't notice or care about the 40 or so titles that AREN'T ports of old arcade games?

You may find it hard to believe, but a lot of people in the world, and even quite a number that own xbox 360's, are actually excited over the prospect of playing this game on the 360 what with the global online multiplayer and the global scoreboards and all.

Re:I paid $400 for this? (1)

Blakey Rat (99501) | about 8 years ago | (#15701145)

I'm guessing that you were really excited when Nintendo announced that their download service for the Wii would allow people to download and play NES, SNES and Nintendo 64 games, right? But when the Xbox 360 has the same capability, suddenly it's cliched joke time, right?

Freakin' Slashdot.

Re:I paid $400 for this? (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 years ago | (#15701290)

The Wii will be cheaper, you won't need a HDTV. Xbox fanboys, such as yourself, have been talking the system up as the greatest thing in gaming, EVAR! So, you paid $400 for the box, had to get an HDTV, all to play... Frogger? Now the Xbox fanboys and saying that rankings, etc are REALLY what make their GatesBox cool.

You have to admit that when you bought your 360, you didn't think the best games would be "classics" did you?

Re:I paid $400 for this? (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 years ago | (#15701329)

you're right. frogger is the best game available on the 360, i got it just for frogger and i'll only play frogger. also i got an HDTV just for the 360 because the 360 doesn't work without an HDTV, in fact it made my regular TV explode.
 
i love sony/nintendo shills like you.

Re:I paid $400 for this? (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 years ago | (#15701667)

Boy, you are a fucking genus. Talk about missing the whole goddam point. So, you bought a 360 to play on a REGULAR tv? Let's see, after you are done whacking off to Oblivion, you check your ranking on Live for Geometry Wars, then go play Frogger, all the while waiting with baited breath for Halo 3.

Re:I paid $400 for this? (1)

easychord (671421) | about 8 years ago | (#15702116)

Summer is a slow time for games.

XBox 360 isn't a bad console without HDTV even though you can get a better image with such a device.

People misspelling genius is still ironic but not really funny anymore.

Re:I paid $400 for this? (1)

Blakey Rat (99501) | about 8 years ago | (#15702598)

1) I'm not a "fanboy" of anything. I am anti-FUD and I'm a happy Xbox 360 owner, yes. As the 360 is the only next-gen console actually in living rooms, maybe the fact that I own one makes me biased, but whatever. When the PS3 and Wii actually exist in living rooms, I'll be able to give them a fair hearing as well.

2) You don't need a HDTV to play XBox 360. It'll play on a regular SDTV, a HDTV, or even any VGA computer monitor (with an optional adaptor.) In any case, I owned a HDTV before I bought the Xbox 360... the original Xbox could do 1080i, and defaulted to 480p.

3) I didn't buy the Xbox 360 to play Frogger.

4) Even within Xbox Live Arcade, the best games aren't the "classics." For instance, Marble Blast is a hell of a lot of fun and it's a modern game.

Re:I paid $400 for this? (1)

StarvingSE (875139) | about 8 years ago | (#15701384)

Wii will not cost $400. The fact is nothing significant has been released for the 360 in months.

great balls of fire (2, Insightful)

Digitus1337 (671442) | about 8 years ago | (#15699577)

That's just a down-right decent thing to do for those of us that enjoy some of the older games.

Re:great balls of fire (4, Funny)

Ignignot (782335) | about 8 years ago | (#15699694)

That's just a down-right decent thing to do for those of us that enjoy some of the older games.

I'd say it was a down, down-forward, forward, quick punch sort of thing to do.

Thanks I'll be here all night!

MPU (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 years ago | (#15700076)

Great balls of fire indeed. Hadouken!

Re:great balls of fire (1)

MooseMuffin (799896) | about 8 years ago | (#15700939)

Ahh, so you threw the change up. We got a crafty one here folks.

Re:great balls of fire (1)

Kamineko (851857) | about 8 years ago | (#15702160)

I'm sure you'll enjoy paying for them all too.

No Wonder... (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 years ago | (#15699584)

No wonder the 360 is the worst selling console in over a decade.

1.7 million in the US, 100k or so in Japan, and less than a million in Europe.

Nothing worth playing, insane defect rate, and 200 bucks you have to spend over the next four years just to be allowed to play games online.

PS3,Wii,PC gaming and the 360 left without a chair when the music stops...

Re:No Wonder... (1)

spykemail (983593) | about 8 years ago | (#15699603)

Checkmate.

Re:No Wonder... (4, Insightful)

Donniedarkness (895066) | about 8 years ago | (#15699664)

I understand your complaints about the 360 (although everyone I know that has one is happy with it), and I agree that the Wii is pretty much promised to sell, but what makes you so sure about the PS3 before release? It could have just as many defects as the 360, and the price tag is high enough to ensure that most of the non-working kids (the ones that rely on their parents to buy stuff) won't be able to get it-- I mean, as a parent, how do you justify spending $600 on a console when another (of the same generation) costs $400 (which you thought was high enough to begin with)?

Re:No Wonder... (1)

michrech (468134) | about 8 years ago | (#15701129)

I understand your complaints about the 360 (although everyone I know that has one is happy with it), and I agree that the Wii is pretty much promised to sell, but what makes you so sure about the PS3 before release? It could have just as many defects as the 360, and the price tag is high enough to ensure that most of the non-working kids (the ones that rely on their parents to buy stuff) won't be able to get it-- I mean, as a parent, how do you justify spending $600 on a console when another (of the same generation) costs $400 (which you thought was high enough to begin with)?

How do you justify it? Well, if you are like my idiotic ex-best friend and his wife, you let your kids run your life to the point that you live in poverty so that you can give your kids whatever trinket they whine their fool heads off over this week. You justify it by wanting to be the kids "best friend" so much that you forgo everything else (discipline, etc). You end up in this situation by "bribing" your kids to do whatever you are wanting, instead of TELLING them to do whatever. After you bribe your kids, they whine/cry/scream/yell so much that, instead of sending them to their room, spanking, "time out", or whatever other discipline, you cave in and give them what you bribed them with anyway.

No, I'm not bitter. I do feel really sorry for those kids. However, this will happen all across the US, and very likely other parts of the world. No, this type of situation alone will not keep the PS3 sales up, but I'd bet it'd be a larger part of the sales than anyone here would think...

Re:No Wonder... (5, Interesting)

p0tat03 (985078) | about 8 years ago | (#15699845)

I've always thought it was strange to compare sales numbers for the 360 with other "X months in" numbers for other consoles - but consider this: the Xbox 360 hasn't been through a real Christmas season yet. It was intended to rack up some real numbers (and would've too), but MS suffered from terrible execution and couldn't deliver on the demand. The sales numbers right now mean nothing, it is not the hot console season right now anyway. If the 360 flops *this* coming Christmas season, then there may be some genuine concern for the console's future.

I can give you some credit for the 'nothing worth playing' bit, though it stands to be seen whether or not any of the PS3's powerhouse franchises will be available at-launch. Once Halo 3 rolls out we will see a huge surge in 360 demand (deservedly or not, I wasn't a huge fan of the second game).

As for defect rate, Sony isn't much better off. The Xbox towards the end of its life was pretty rock solid, while I was still hearing about dead DVD drives left right and center with the PS2. This isn't to say the PS3 will be a piece of junk, but one should remember that Sony doesn't exactly have a golden track record either.

And can we stop it with the "$200 for multiplayer" argument already? We don't know if the PS3's online service will be for-pay also, and hell, even if it were, can it offer the excellent experience that Xbox Live gives? I'd pay good money ($5/month isn't much) to have the type of matchmaking abilities Live offers. If Sony can offer that for free, great, they win, but we don't know anything about that, so let's dispense with the Sony fanboy fellatio?

So far, just in casual discussions with friends and colleagues, there is more interest overall for the 360 than the PS3, though in general people are pretty blah about the next-gen thing in general. The only people I know that are still committed to buying the PS3 are the hopeless fanboys and Japanophiles.

Re:No Wonder... (1)

bateleur (814657) | about 8 years ago | (#15699987)

Normally Microsoft's sock puppets are a little more subtle than that - is Street Fighter II embarassing you here?

Joking apart, it's quite understandable that the XBox 360 is taking quite a while to gather momentum (as will PS3). The sheer effort required to produce titles for this generation makes it inevitable.

Personally I find XBox Live Arcade very encouraging in terms of what it suggests about the future of gaming. For me there are no killer apps yet in this generation, but I wouldn't be surprised if the first one to turn up is a Live download (or Sony's equivalent).

Re:No Wonder... (1)

p0tat03 (985078) | about 8 years ago | (#15700799)

Totally agreed on the XBLA point, which is why I was very disappointed to hear that the 360 HDD would only be 20GB. C'mon, for an accessory you charge >$100 for, you can't do better than a measly 20GB? As it is, you cram a few demos, some music, some videos, etc, onto your Xbox and the damned thing's full already. 20GB is woefully inadequate on a system where Microsoft encourages you to go nuts on the downloading. It also denies the possibility to distributing full games via downloads (as opposed to the 25-50MB XBLA limit). I for one was looking forward to distributing 300MB games via Xbox Live, but with HDD space the way it is...

Re:No Wonder... (2, Insightful)

Golias (176380) | about 8 years ago | (#15701087)

I hear a lot of people talk about how game dev for HD is sooooo much more expensive, but game companies have been making PC games for decades now with way more than 1080 lines of vertical resolution, and strangely enough PC games do not cost more than 480i GameCube products.

What's the problem? Don't you just plot vectors and let the GPU do all the work?

Could it be that game companies are simply falling back on this as an excuse to sell half-baked products (like Madden 06) to a niche market (360 owners now, PS3 owners tomorrow) who are starving for good high-res content?

I really thought this was a joke... (0, Offtopic)

Spuds (8660) | about 8 years ago | (#15699585)

I really thought this was a joke so I laughed reading it. Wait, they are serious. What???

Reported? (1, Interesting)

sottitron (923868) | about 8 years ago | (#15699600)

If Microsoft announced it, why do we need Gamasutra reporting it? Does the /. community only want to hear of things through blogs these days?

Re:Reported? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 years ago | (#15699976)

If Microsoft announced it, why do we need Gamasutra reporting it?

You don't know much about business, living in your mommy's basement, am I right?

Gamasutra is not a blog (2, Insightful)

acomj (20611) | about 8 years ago | (#15700048)

Gamasutra has been around for a long time and reports on game industry things. They also have some excellent articles on the making of games and game algorithms (physics engines, collision detection etc..)

Check it out.

Release pulled from site! (2, Interesting)

michaelwigle (822387) | about 8 years ago | (#15700530)

They just pulled the release. Apparently they weren't supposed to have released it yet. Anyone have a cache of the release?

I'll be playing as... (4, Funny)

Donniedarkness (895066) | about 8 years ago | (#15699622)

E. Honda, as he reminds me of your mother.

Anyways, this is nice and all, but why not bring some RPG's into this? Frogger and Galaga get really old, really fast.... at least Street Fighter will keep me occupied for a bit...

Well, as I understand it (1)

Sycraft-fu (314770) | about 8 years ago | (#15699741)

The idea is arcade games here. I don't know of any arcade RPGs, they just aren't really compatible formats. The closest thign would probably be the D&D hack n' slash games on the CPS-2, but those are little more than Final Fight with swords and people that level up.

Re:I'll be playing as... (2, Interesting)

tacarat (696339) | about 8 years ago | (#15699963)

The original Guile was the best character. I wish they'd release a remake of the "Original" SFII. You know, a glitched version. It'd be fun to have his unsweepable freeze, handcuffs and invisible throw. Being able to reset the machine was pretty sweet too >:)

http://www.klov.com/game_detail.php?game_id=9814 [klov.com] has a nice listing of the glitch moves. I need to find a machine or ROM that these will still work on.

Re:I'll be playing as... (1)

justkarl (775856) | about 8 years ago | (#15700104)

E. Honda, as he reminds me of your mother.

Somebody, please mod waaay up. I laughed so hard when I read this I almost blew Ramen noodles out my nose.

Re:I'll be playing as... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 years ago | (#15701493)

You silly person. Don't you know you shouldn't put ramen noodles up your nose when you're reading slashdot? You should do that when you're reading nytimes.

Re:I'll be playing as... (1)

infra93 (976668) | about 8 years ago | (#15700222)

Honda! I've got a fight to finish with you!
When the game first came out, me and my cousins would pick up Chun-Li, with Honda being the guy to beat and could never get past him
And BTW, Spinning Bird Kick!

Oh Great (1)

neonprimetime (528653) | about 8 years ago | (#15699634)

Now I'll have to learn all the moves all over again. Well, that should take up my entire weekend.

Re:Oh Great (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 years ago | (#15700589)

one word: hadouken

If I had a 360. . . (1)

twbecker (315312) | about 8 years ago | (#15699644)

I'd be playing Ryu of course, he can own anyone in the game.

Re:If I had a 360. . . (1)

notoriousE (723905) | about 8 years ago | (#15700701)

actually ken's kick range is a bit further when he does the TET TET TAROOOKEN or whatever that spin kick is, and other than that he is the same exact design as ryu

so ken > ryu

Re:If I had a 360. . . (1)

Psykechan (255694) | about 8 years ago | (#15701425)

Off the top of my head, the spin kick would be called TATSUMAKISANPUUKYAKU but I'm too lazy to look it up.

I used to hang around some great SF players back in the day and there really isn't that much difference between Ken and Ryu. A skilled player can take out your average button masher or thrower with ease.

Seriously though, is there going to be online play? If not then there's really no need to purchase this when SF2T has been released for several different consoles already...

Re:If I had a 360. . . (1)

geminidomino (614729) | about 8 years ago | (#15701707)

IIRC, "Tatsu Maki Sen Puu Kyaku"

In the Arcade, Ryu also had the burning "Super Hadouken." I'm still a Ken fan myself, though.

D, DF, F + P (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 years ago | (#15699747)

HADOUKEN!

Re:D, DF, F + P (1)

hords (619030) | about 8 years ago | (#15701142)

HADOUKEN!

Bless you!

dime/dozen (5, Insightful)

Kyeo (577916) | about 8 years ago | (#15699784)

You've been able to get SF2 (in some of its many verieties) on pretty much any system. This doesn't seem like a big deal.

Re:dime/dozen (0, Redundant)

KDR_11k (778916) | about 8 years ago | (#15700306)

Indeed, you can get the SFII anniversary edition for the PS2 for cheap. Never managed to get past the second fight on lowest difficulty in it but I guess I'm just not accustomed to that game system anymore...

Re:dime/dozen (1)

ClamIAm (926466) | about 8 years ago | (#15702380)

This is very true: I bought a Street Fighter collection that contained all the iterations of the original SF II games, as well as an SF III game. PS2, thirty bucks, not on sale.

I've also heard that was a way to extract the data from games and make it into a neat little binary file you can store on your computer, and then use some special software to emulate whatever hardware the game runs on normally. Hmm, I can't quite think of it... (dot dot dot)

I, for one, welcome our new SF2 overlords! (3, Insightful)

romrunning (963198) | about 8 years ago | (#15699790)

Nostalgia aside, SF2 really introduced one of the most balanced (character-wise)games to date, and became the touchstone against which other PvP fighting games had to measure up. Having the analog stick controls will also simply things greatly. I've been waiting for the release of SF2:HF on Live for quite a while; Geometry Wars, while quite entertaining, doesn't give you any PvP goodness. It will also be nice to have the HD graphical update for those with larger screens.

Re:I, for one, welcome our new SF2 overlords! (1)

hrrY (954980) | about 8 years ago | (#15701033)

No they won't.

Anyone too lazy/uncoordinated to learn the moves? (3, Funny)

voice_of_all_reason (926702) | about 8 years ago | (#15699838)

I was just dumb and didn't realize they were scripted -- thought it was a random "bonus" for pressing alot of buttons.

So I'd either back off and mash the controller hoping for a "dookan" or that spinning kick, or get in close and try to pull off an uppercut.

Why not just buy the Street Fighter Collection (4, Insightful)

anlprb (130123) | about 8 years ago | (#15699944)

...for 10 bucks at Toys R Us? Then you get to keep it, take it to your friend's house and not have to worry if your DRM'ed file will be deleted after your "Rights" have expired. Remember, they update the Live firmware, so what works today may not work tomorrow. ::Cough WGA Cough::

Re:Why not just buy the Street Fighter Collection (3, Insightful)

anlprb (130123) | about 8 years ago | (#15700517)

I still don't understand why this downloadable content is viewed as a good idea. There is too much room for abuse on the providers' end. Plus, now all of the games are tied to a physical machine. my family has a beach house with a second PS2. I take my games and memory card and that is it. This is one reason I don't play Live, it is tied to a physical machine. This means lugging the whole darned unit with me, if I want to play a game. Plus, you never really "OWN" the game. With a Disc, they can never take it away from me. With a download, they can just delete it. It also lends itself to subscription usage. What happened to the days when online content was a means to ADD to a game experience or entice a consumer away from another similar game? It used to be the deciding factor in buying a game. "Well, game A has a good single player and no online content. Game B has a good single player game AND online content, NO BRAINER" Now, it just appears to be a way to control how many times they will charge a consumer. With downloadable maps, you can still play the game without a network connection, it was a bonus to download the extra maps, etc... Now, it appears that they are getting us used to not really "OWNING" anything. Once the publishers get us used to that, that is it, there is no going back. Then we have no rights to what we play.

Re:Why not just buy the Street Fighter Collection (5, Informative)

Keeper (56691) | about 8 years ago | (#15700806)

This means lugging the whole darned unit with me, if I want to play a game.

You don't need to tote the entire machine. Just a small memory card with your live profile on it. You can download and play the game on any machine after you've payed for it (if you are using your profile).

Re:Why not just buy the Street Fighter Collection (4, Informative)

Blakey Rat (99501) | about 8 years ago | (#15701161)

1) The game purchase is attached to your *profile*, not your hardware. This means that if you copy your profile onto a different Xbox, you can download all the games you've purchased at no charge.

2) If you don't like it, just don't buy it. The Xbox 360 works just fine with good old fashioned disk-based games too, you know. However, I *do* like it, so let me have the choice to buy Live Arcade games if I want. Everybody wins.

Re:Why not just buy the Street Fighter Collection (1)

patternjuggler (738978) | about 8 years ago | (#15702580)

I only scanned the parent post, so maybe there was something in there I missed or you're responding to a great-grandparent.

If you don't like it, just don't buy it

That's pretty much the point of the parent post. They don't like it, and explain why so that others may understand and perhaps come to the same conclusion.

so let me have the choice to buy Live Arcade games if I want. Everybody wins.

I missed the part where the parent said that the Live Arcade should be shut down. I think there's a common argument tactic to misinterpret criticism as saying that the thing criticised should cease to exist, if it doesn't cease to exist by sheer reason, then call in the government etc. to shut it down- then someone can come in and say self-righteously 'how dare you take away my freedom' and so on. Granted, if people do listen to the original argument and stopping buying something in large enough numbers so that it's not profitable, sure the minority that liked it did lose freedom, but it's also just how a marketplace works.

Re:Why not just buy the Street Fighter Collection (1)

Blakey Rat (99501) | about 8 years ago | (#15702618)

I just don't see the point in people writing these big long rants about features that they aren't forced to use. If Microsoft *forced* you to only buy Xbox Live Arcade games, then yeah, rant on. But they don't. So just live and let live, that's my philosophy.

Re:Why not just buy the Street Fighter Collection (2, Insightful)

lubricated (49106) | about 8 years ago | (#15701743)

Just that little hard drive on the side will do you. Or a memory card and you can re download it somewhere else. I've found the online games to be enjoyable and inexpensive.

Re:Why not just buy the Street Fighter Collection (1)

anlprb (130123) | about 8 years ago | (#15702439)

For the 360, yes, but PS3 does not appear to allow for removing the HDD. This is just with the current generation of the hardware/platform. Remember, like Gilette, once you have them buying the blades and they are used to it, there is an inertia that is hard to overcome.

Re:Why not just buy the Street Fighter Collection (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 years ago | (#15701254)

So you can play on Live.

Finally, some hard dates on these! (4, Insightful)

2Flower (216318) | about 8 years ago | (#15699953)

As someone who drank the 360 kool-aid (and more importantly, the live arcade kool-aid) I've been increasingly annoyed with the complete lack of new content. Last thing we got was Uno, around E3; there was a drought before then and a drought since then with all these games promised, but not delivered, delayed time and time again. (SF2 was supposed to hit around March, originally.)

One thing the 360 regulars have been asking for are real, solid release dates. After the debacle with the Prey demo being delayed with no word from HQ because as MajorNelson noted, "release dates are bad," since slips mean trouble... I'm surprised we're getting actual numbers. One a week is great pacing, too; you can plan which ones you want and when you can expect to pick them up. Assuming they stick to the schedule.

Hats off to MS here. They've fumbled around a lot, but now they've got a good plan in place and are communicating clearly. And about time.

Now, if we could only get some retail releases that aren't shootdrivballing games with 2stick+2trigger control schemes...

Re:Finally, some hard dates on these! (1)

shadowcabbit (466253) | about 8 years ago | (#15700406)

Wait a little bit. Save your Arcade tokens or whatever for Cloning Clyde.

I got the chance to play it a bit at E3 and was really impressed. It plays a bit like Lost Vikings or the more recent Mario Vs. Donkey Kong games, in that it's a side-scrolling puzzler. (On a related note, MvDK for DS is also very nice.) It might not be graphically fancy and it might not have 'original' gameplay, but it's a fair shade better than some recent big-name games I could mention (I'm looking at you, X-Men/Superman).

Oh, and let's not forget Lumines Live. Hooray for exclusivity that runs out when the publishers realize they picked a dud system!

Re:Finally, some hard dates on these! (1)

TrickFred (231420) | about 8 years ago | (#15701285)

...The reason they're giving specific release dates now, is probably because they're actually all ready for release, but in Microsoft's wisdom they're just staggering the releases, rationing out the new (old) content rather than dumping it all on Live Arcade at once, and then going without anything new for a few weeks (or months).

I can just see it now... (1)

Red Samurai (893134) | about 8 years ago | (#15700068)

15 years from now, the 101st release of "Street Fighter 4 XZY: Ultra Hyper Super Fighting" for the XBOX 1080, complete with lag-free online play, and the ability to gouge your opponents eyes out, which I'm sure will come in handy when I decide to kill myself when Capcom announce another port/remake.

Re:I can just see it now... (1)

Traiklin (901982) | about 8 years ago | (#15701722)

oh please

There won't ever be lag-free online play. Not aslong as there are people who don't like getting their asses handed to them and decide to cheat the system.

new, secret, unlockable characters (4, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 years ago | (#15700069)

exclusive footage [ytmnd.com]

Damn... (1)

game kid (805301) | about 8 years ago | (#15700722)

...those Kirstie Alley Jenny commercials finally made E. Honda take action.

If you buy this again, you are a tool (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 years ago | (#15700218)

I've played Street Fighter II in the arcades, on the SNES and Genesis (in all their versions), on the TG-16 via a ROM, Street Fighter Collection on the PS1, and both Street Fighter Anniversary Collection and Capcom Classics Collection for the Xbox. I know I am missing one or two systems but I have gotten enough Street Fighter II to last a lifetime.

I dunno why people are paying AGAIN for this and probably around $10 or more. You can get Hyper Fighting and all of its variants plus like 17 other games with the Capcom Classics for around $20 or less. Why waste it on Xbox Live Arcade? You are a tool if you are buying this again.

Re:If you buy this again, you are a tool (3, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 years ago | (#15700436)

...says the person who admits he's already bought Street Fighter II about 30 times.

Re:If you buy this again, you are a tool (3, Interesting)

cubicle_cowboy (521716) | about 8 years ago | (#15700573)

Which of those versions can you play online though? For the ones you can play online, do they have matchmaking and a large player pool too?

Re:If you buy this again, you are a tool (1)

joper90 (669321) | about 8 years ago | (#15701060)

heh.. and i have a full size arcade machine too.. running mame withabout 15 different versions of SFII,
I love it.

DRM?! OH NOES!!!!11oneoneoneeleven (2, Insightful)

WndrBr3d (219963) | about 8 years ago | (#15700359)

Oh man, because xbox live games are all DRM'd, I can't copy them to my other compatible platform based on the custom xbox 360 hardware... err... never mind :-(

I'm just curious, but if these titles WEREN'T DRM'd, which platform pray tell would you play them on? Lasy checked most of these titles coming out (Frogger, PacMan, SFII) have been available on the PC via emulation or PC versions for -years-, most being had for free.

So for those complaining about the DRM, just get a free version on another platform. And to the others who are complaining that XBox Live Arcade has been really lack luster lately with the games being released, perhaps you should ask the actual development studios?

Re:DRM?! OH NOES!!!!11oneoneoneeleven (1)

ClamIAm (926466) | about 8 years ago | (#15702419)

Oh man, because xbox live games are all DRM'd

Newsflash: all video games are DRM'd! Well, not all, but I'm pretty sure it's over 99%. And if you live in the US, the DMCA prevents most people from getting around this.

No net play? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 years ago | (#15700445)

If it was online multiplayer, I might give a shit.

Otherwise, it's hardly "the chance to play Street Fighter II again". I can do that for free already [romnation.net] . Will these chumps ever catch on and starting providing some added value such as net play?

Mean Green (1)

portwojc (201398) | about 8 years ago | (#15700594)

Blanka of course. Ahh the memories.

I'll never forget the 8 second win on a match I did on a guy playing Ryu. All I could think is what a pain. I was playing by myself and he didn't bother to ask first before joining in. You know be at least curtious which most were especially the good ones. Ryu always seemed to not take certain hits from Blanka well.

I beat one kid once in under 20 seconds one day and he called it a microwave butt whooping. I thought it was funny... He did use butt either but I'm being nice...

MISSING THE POINT! (5, Insightful)

MrJynxx (902913) | about 8 years ago | (#15701248)

ok,

I understand you can go to the local dollar store and pick up an SNES version of street fighter, or pretty much for any system. I know this is where people are getting confused, "why would I pay for this shit when I can dust off my old trust SNES and play for hours!" Well this is the reason why

YOU PLAY ONLINE WITH PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD!

that's right! instead of having a select few friends that actually know how to play this game or even care to play you can now play . . . online!

that's all I have to say, online play is a great selling point now a days.. I sure as hell will be buying this when it's released on the 2nd..

MrJynxx

Re:MISSING THE POINT! (1)

TheQuantumShift (175338) | about 8 years ago | (#15702516)

Or, you could have just bought this game [gamespot.com] over a year ago...

Hmm... (1)

eamonman (567383) | about 8 years ago | (#15701264)

I'd use Ken. I'll Triple Fierce your ass. And then I'll do it again. Then throw you to Perfect your head-stomping, kick-tapping Chun Li into the ground.

From the revised article (1)

Psykechan (255694) | about 8 years ago | (#15701510)

the link takes you to:

[EDITOR'S NOTE: Microsoft has asked us to remove this press release, which was erroneously sent to news outlets by them before actually intended.

We have complied, but will re-post the information as soon as it is officially released. We thank you for your understanding.]


They probably need to defeat Sheng Long to stand a chance.

Whens the release for Street Fighter: The Movie? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 8 years ago | (#15701836)

If anyone remembers it, the Arcade game based on the movie based on the arcade game [klov.com] , Seems like it would go over better with the next gen crowd more then 2D sprites would.

Zonk fails again (0, Flamebait)

Muramasa (534108) | about 8 years ago | (#15702467)

No suprise that a tool like Zonk owns an Xbox 360 I guess.

Also, not a suprise that he plays as the scrubbiest character in the game.
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