In Other News – 06 August 2015

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With Matty and Al out of the country, it falls to me to do the Thursday ION! And I am ready! No, that’s a lie. Somehow I’ve already set half the links on fire and the other half are busy taking turns with a loaded revolver. Man, Clarkson was right…

For Throwback Thursday, I thought I’d revisit one of my all time favourites: Yie Ar Kung Fu. Pretty much one of the earliest fighting games ever made, the premise was simple: Kick some ass.

To do so, you’d need to rely on ultra Kung-Fu moves such as punching really hard, kicking even harder and jumping around the screen like a flea on steroids. And hot damn, the game was some great fun.

Thanks of course, to a rogues gallery who you had to clobber along the way, like Iron Chain dude and that bugger who kept spitting fireballs at you while dancing a fandango around the screen.

The best thing about Yie Ar Kung Fu though? That foot-tapping good soundtrack. Here’s an online link to experience some joy with.

In Other News: Six minutes of a game that nobody really cares about, Capcom has a date with legacy, holy crap remember The Crew and it’s time for games to get darker.

Here’s the news that we didn’t post today, because I was too busy blaming Obama for something.

News

Here’s six minutes of Homefront: The Revolution gameplay
Elite: Dangerous expansion raises ruckus with $60 price tag
Sword Coast Legends gets a (brief) delay
Dragon Age: Inquisition added to EA Access Vault
Capcom dates Mega Man Legacy Collection for August, 3DS and physical coming in 2016
Vita and 3DS have ‘two to three years left’ in the West
Ubisoft on The Crew’s Wild Run expansion not coming to 360
Developers must learn to tackle more serious issues in their games, says Ninja Theory

Stuff

Pixel art game will teach you about pixel art
Face-Off: World of Tanks
A history of bad Nintendo phone ideas

Videos

Destiny – We are Guardians trailer
FIFA 16 – Gamescom 2015 new season trailer
LEGO Dimensions – Worlds trailer

What’s on at The Movies

WIN in our FANTASTIC 4 COMPETITION!
This trailer for SOLACE might make you believe
The are no midichlorians in STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS
No more good nights in this trailer for GOODNIGHT MOMMY
Something about this trailer for THE INTERN makes me feel calm
Ordinary people do extraordinary things in this trailer for gay rights drama STONEWALL

Last Updated: August 6, 2015

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