I thought I'd post a little update on the SF2 HD release news a few days ago. Before I get started, I must mention that UK PS3 owners (and I think Euro too) will be severely disappointed to know that the game has now been delayed for an unknown time. No-one really knows why, it could be that Sony UK has not approved it for release or something, but whatever the reasoning, you won't be playing it right now... it's strange because it is out in the US on the PS3, and the 360 version is available from today also. Total mystery.
I was originally going to buy the PS3 version due to the better controls (I have arcade sticks that would work), but as I can't buy it yet I went ahead and purchased the 360 version instead. While I still have problems with the 360 d-pad, I've enjoyed it a lot so far, in particular the online part which is VERY good thanks to GGPO. Anyone that has used GGPO on the PC knows that it is extremely smooth, and SF2 benefits from this greatly. I've posted a few impressions in the forum, I'd post them here too but seeing as we're not a Capcom site, I'll just point you in the direction of the thread in question. :)
We have opened a new forum section, entitled the "Neo Geo High Score Challenge Forum". Basically, every so often we will be holding a different challenge for high scores on various Neo Geo and Neo Geo Pocket games. We've been running a challenge thread on Blazing Star already, and also have one for our current Game of the Week, The Last Blade (we'll be doing one for each current GotW).
Our members priest and the eccentric cat are going to be moderating it, so thanks for them for volunteering to run it. Reckon you have some great high scores on Neo Geo games? Come check out the forum, but be sure to read the stickied rules thread first!
It has come to my attention that a few things on the forums have gone awol since our upgrade. First off, attachments were no longer working. I hadn't even realised that they were not showing up until I went to post one, but I have re-enabled them now. The way permissions for attachments is set has changed on PHP Fusion 7, so it went back to the default setting when we upgraded... i.e. off! The option is back now though, on all forums, so you can attach a file to either a brand new post or a reply to other peoples posts.
I've also enabled the polls feature for the forums; again, I did not realise it was turned off. All members should now have the option of including a poll when they make a post. I honestly thought the option was already there, but obviously not. My bad! :)
After a two week break due to the site upgrade, here is our new GotW, and oh man is it a good one!
I don't think I need to say too much about it here, so just head over to the discussion thread to talk about it! We are also having a high score challenge with each of our Games of the Week from now on, as well as a dedicated section for posting game high scores. See the thread for more info! :)
Next week we will cover an older game, definitely something early 90's!
It has taken a while, but finally our arcade has been re-instated! I have updated to the newest version available and added a total of 21 games, with more on the way.
Everything seems to be working well, although there is a minor bug where sometimes an error is given that says there was an "undefined variable". Don't worry about this, it doesn't affect anything and your high scores will still be saved. Hopefully the bug will be fixed in the next arcade release!
I'm going try to get some good high scores, but just like the last time I bet the usual suspects will end up leading the high score charts. You guys know who you are! ;)
I have added RSS feeds to the site now, which you can subscribe to by clicking the links in the panel to your left (at the bottom). You can subscribe to feeds that cover the latest news, latest images, and more, hopefully this will allow you to keep in touch with the latest updates on the site a little more easily.
I've also added a little app that adds a WAP enabled version of the site! While many phones can browse this site as it is (my Nokia N95 does), it's not ideal and is a bit slow (and loads too many images for those not on an unlimited plan). This WAP version is streamlined; there are very few images and it is formatted to fit on your phones screen better. You can't make posts right now, but it does enable you to see who is online, read the latest forum posts and check the news, so it is handy for those who want a quick SNK fix on the go. You can find it by pointing your phones browser here:
As an update to the "Welcome" post on Wednesday, I'm glad to say that the chatroom is now fixed. You can see who is online in the chat by looking at the "currently online" panel to the left. Bit different to the way it worked before but it does save a bit of space! :)
Still working on the arcade script amongst others. More on this soon!
Ignition Entertainment have opened their own official site for The King of Fighters '98 Ultimate Match for the PS2. Nothing much is there aside from a flash intro and a single screenshot, but saying that we all should know what the game is about by now.
I would say it's nice to see official confirmation that it is coming to Europe, but as usual it just feels too late. If it didn't take so long for these games to come out over here I'd probably buy more of theh domestic titles rather than importing. Look at how long we had to wait for NGBC and KOF XI, and even then we ended up with buggy products. I'll vote with my wallet, but it's a shame because I'd really like tp support these releases if I felt I had some motivation to do so.
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