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Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition review: Yun-balanced

by Jared Rea Let me lay a hypothetical on you. Let's say that tomorrow, a major update is released for StarCraft 2, League of Legends, Team Fortress 2 or whatever your favorite, tightly balanced competitive online game may be. This update greatly reduces the effectiveness of many of your...

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Review: Super Street Fighter IV

For a series so commonly derided for issuing update after constant update in its prime, the initial release of Street Fighter IV doesn't get enough credit for getting it right the first time – mostly, anyway. After nearly a decade without a direct Street Fighter sequel, Capcom not only...

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Joystiq megareview: Halo 3 campaign

Years of waiting have lead to hours upon hours of gaming and finally, we here at Joystiq are prepared to weigh in with our final judgements of what is easily the biggest event of the year: Halo 3. For our megareview, we've gathered three of our writers, each with his own unique perspective of the...

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New Halo 3 VidDoc and final pre-launch podcast

With less than five days to go before the biggest gaming event of the year, you'd better believe we plan on spending it in a Game Fuel induced haze of Bungie hotness. First up, the latest video documentary entitled "Cinema Paradiso" that not only walks you through the map editor, Forge, but also...

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This Wednesday: Geon: Emotions on XBLA

On its Xbox profile page, Geon: Emotions is described as "a fast-paced abstract sports game that lets you explore your emotions as you compete against opponents." No, it's not a CalvinBall title starring Tobias Funke, but it's possibly just as confusing. If going solo isn't your thing, Geon...

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Don't Forget: win the ultimate Halo 3 setup from X3F

Seven days left until Halo 3 swallows the world of gaming and it isn't safe to be online due to potential spoilers. Does Snape kill Cortana? Is Sergeant Johnson really Master Chief's father? We can't say for sure, but we can tell you this ... the folks at Xbox 360 Fanboy are giving away one sweet...

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Reminder: win the ultimate Halo 3 setup from X3F

There are now less than eight days between you and the end of a long, hard intergalactic war. We're talking of course about Halo 3. Do you have an Xbox 360? Wait ... do you even have a television? Regardless of your answers to these vital questions, our Warthog co-pilots over at X3F have an...

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Rock Band: The next great franchise (an interview with Harmonix)

Dance Dance Revolution showed that rhythm titles had a life here in the States, but Guitar Hero proved they could also become full blown phenomenons. No one could have guessed it at the time, but Harmonix's musical masterpiece quickly became the most culturally significant video game since Master...

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First video of Virtua Fighter 5's online play for Xbox 360

It may not be the 10th Dan insanity of Super Battle Opera, but this video from the good folks at Gamersyde shows off the single most important addition to the Virtua Fighter series: online play. Coming straight from Leipzig, we're willing to bet that Sega had a pretty beefy connection in order to...

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GameTap Thursday: Garou Mark of the Wolves

The GameTap Summer Throwdown concludes this week with what should be considered the headlining act, Garou: Mark of the Wolves. Though its quality is practically folklore at this point, Garou represents SNK at the top of their game. Hidden amongst the quality fighting is a guilty pleasure that...

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