Thursday, February 19, 2009

Now I remember...I suck at Street Fighter

I've always been more of a Mortal Kombat kind of guy. I mean, if you've got the choice, why not pick the fighting game where you can tear you opponent's head off at the end of the match? MK just had more skulls, more fire, more demons, you know. . .the good stuff. I've been enjoying Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe for a while, which has reignited my craving for fighting games in general. Street Fighter is the more complex of the two and it's also the one to come out with a new installment today.

I've seen all the previews of Street Fighter 4 and they look awesome. The graphics look great. The game looks fun. It's even supposed to be more accessible for newbies. I'm not exactly a newbie, but I reached my Street Fighter peak while playing SF 2 Hyper Fighting on the Sega Genesis. I picked up Street Fighter 4 today and it IS awesome. I also had to swallow my pride and set the damn thing on Easy just so I could make it through more than 1 level of Arcade Mode. It's been a while since I've played and I'm definitely rusty, but that one stung. I may not be an expert level gamer on everything I play, but I usually don't need to drift into Easy mode.

Well, it didn't last long and I should be able to get through Normal before too long. I even went on Live and won a game. ONE game before I got pummelled unmercifully. Right now, that's good enough for me.

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I'm Marcus Pelegrimas, author of the SKINNERS series. Here you'll find various ramblings about movies, video games, TV, and...oh yeah...those books I write. If there's anything you'd like to discuss, just let me know. I try to update whenever the mood strikes me, so feel free to leave comments. There may be some occasional foul language, but anyone who's too easily offended probably doesn't read my stuff anyway.

Free Stuff

Here's how it goes. As usual, I've got my truckload of promo covers from EOS Books. I'll be going to some conventions, so I hope to see you there and I'll gladly sign your books. If you can't make it to a con, just email me your name, address and any inscription so I can send you a signed cover.

BONUS ---> If you would be so kind as to write up a review for any or all Skinners books and publish it on a site like, Barnes & Noble, Borders, or any other major review site, I can send you something extra. I made up some bookmarks (which I'll sign) and I've even put together some Shimmy's VIP passes (which I'll also sign). Can't guarantee the passes will get you into a real strip club, but I think they look pretty cool. Send me a link to your review along with your name, address and inscription, and I'll get these out to you as well.