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Sunday, Jul 14, 2013 Bastille Day

  

New Super Street Fighter 4 Characters Next Year

Capcom Unity has word on an update coming to Super Street Fighter 4 that will add some new characters to the fighting sequel, and new purchase options when it is released at some point next year:

So with new characters, battle balance, and a slew of other features that will be slowly leaked out in the near future, Iím sure the question of price has been on your mind. To that extent, there are two options of ownership, the digital upgrade path and the stand alone disc.

If you own Super Street Fighter 4 or Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition, you can download the update for $14.99. This will upgrade the game as is, with all your data intact. The other option would be to buy the disc version, which will give you all DLC costumes for all characters released until now, as well as future content (to be discussed in the future). This option is available for $39.99.

Shadow Warrior Classic MP and Linux Support Planned

A post to the Steam Community forums responds to a question of the value of the just-released Shadow Warrior Classic Redux, as a user noted that Shadow Warrior Classic is still free on Steam. In noting the value they've added to the remastered version, Devolver Digital reveals plans for Linux and multiplayer support in a future update to the game (thanks Ant and Parias). Here's word: :

Shadow Warrior Classic Redux includes remastered visuals of the game and it's two expansion packs, native compatibility with modern PCs, new UI, SteamPlay for PC/Mac, and Steam achievements. Future features will include Linux support and Steamworks supported online play.

Huenison and Demo Released

The Huenison website offers links to purchase Huenison along with downloads of a playable demo for this throwback arcade-style action game, which is offered with no DRM. Here's word on the game:

Putting together elements from Arkanoid, Decathlon, Dyna Blaster, Impossible Mission, Oil's Well, Pac-Man, Pang, Qix, Slam Tilt, Space Invaders, Tetris and Vital Light, Huenison is a frantic-paced hybrid of shoot 'em up and colour-matching puzzle. All in retro visuals and synthetic sonorities that recall the revered Commodore 64's SID chip.

Piloting a small mobile cannon back and forth across the bottom of a well, you must cycle through your six coloured beams, firing at the descending onslaught of corresponding coloured bricks. Missed shots bring the deadly zapper closer to your cannon, and missed bricks raise the ground they touch. But this is just to begin with.

With 25 levels, 9 different game modes, kick-ass chiptunes and a ludicrous variety of brick types, Huenison is all about racking up bonuses and score chaining. Your goal? To achieve the top position on the online highscore table and, while at it, to save the world!

Marvel Heroes Price Reductions; Patch Plans

A new Dev Blog for Marvel Heroes outlines planned changes for the action/RPG based on the world of Marvel Comics. Topics include fixes for the defense system, work on tuning difficulty levels, PvP support, and more. A separate update outlines pricing reductions for heroes and costumes, shaving some nickels and dimes from the game's nickel and dime business model. Thanks Massively.

Steam Top 10

Here's Valve's list of the 10 bestselling games on Steam for this week, influenced, of course, by the kickoff of the Steam Summer Sale:

  1. Sid Meier's Civilization V: A Brave New World
  2. BioShock Infinite
  3. Borderlands 2
  4. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Legendary Edition
  5. Borderlands 2 Season Pass
  6. Civilization V Gold Edition
  7. Tomb Raider
  8. Left 4 Dead 2
  9. The Walking Dead
  10. Half-Life Complete

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Out of the Blue

Someone posted a URL in the forums here recently for a site that will estimate how much time it would take to play all the game's in one's Steam library. I was afraid to try that at the time, and I'm pretty sure I already added enough games through the Summer Sale to require another entire lifetime to play, so I'm even less inclined to find out just how badly I've overcommitted in this area.

Committed Links: Thanks Ant and Acleacius.
Play: Handless Millionaire 2.
Links: What "Gladiator 2" Might Have Looked Like. *Blinks*
Stories: Cow falls through roof and kills man in Brazil.
Media: Watch All of Bladerunner Boiled Down to 60 Amazingly Animated Seconds.
Weird Ways to Burn 200 Calories.
Woman pulls porcupine quills from raven's face.
Follow-up: Asiana says it may sue over bogus pilot names report.



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