Archive for October, 2009

Tekken 6 Ships 2.5 Million Copies Worldwide

Posted in Fan Service, Fighting Games, Game Advertising, Game-related Events, Gaming, PS3, Tekken, Tekken 6, Xbox360 on October 30, 2009 by thelonegamer

‘Shipped’ doesn’t mean sold, of course, but this means there’s a lot of kick-ass going all over the globe. Ah, Namco-Bandai… espousing violence to settle any and all issues for all mankind. Doesn’t look like there will be any shortage of T6, so any and all gamers are enjoined to buy their copies and get down to some Iron Fist-Fighting Now Now Now!

Tekken 6: ‘Behind the Game’ Featurette

Posted in Fan Service, Fighting Games, Game Advertising, Game-related Events, Gaming, PS3, Tekken, Tekken 6, Xbox360 on October 30, 2009 by thelonegamer


The Man Talks About His Game.

Tekken 6 is out. There are many who love the game to pieces (like me) while some hate it for hating’s sake, many wish it could be better. In the wake of this momentous release, Namco-Bandai’s Katsuhiro Harada, who’s been working on the Tekken franchise for the past 15 years, speaks up on the history of the series and the making of the latest Iron Fisted sequel. Check out the Gametrailers video here.

Happy Halloween and Happy Kung-Fu Fighting!

Posted in Fighting Games, My Stuff, Tekken, Tekken 6 on October 30, 2009 by thelonegamer


Asuka sez, ‘Have a Happy Halloween and play Tekken 6 or I’m gonna kick your ass!”

Man, this week has been pretty amazing to me. My long-awaited dream game, Tekken 6, FINALLY arrived after a prolonged wait, and for the most part I am pleased and happy. After a few days of HEAVY play I am still raring to get back into it, just to play Ghost Battle or Scenario Campaign, to earn more Fight Money or to unlock endings. There’s so much to do, discover and see in this beautiful, beautiful fighter.

My initial 2-day break to play the game still left me wanting, so it’s great that this Halloween-All Saints’ Day long weekend will give me even more time to savour the game and just kick back. On the way home from work today I intend to pass by the grocery to pick up junk food and supplies so I can just hole up in The Sanctum and play the hell out of the game.

So everyone, got your Tekken 6 yet? If not, I hope you get it soon and enjoy it. Be safe and have a brawling holiday break!

Gamers Ask, Harada-san Answers!

Posted in Fan Service, Fighting Games, Game-related Events, Gaming, PS3, Tekken, Tekken 6, Xbox360 on October 29, 2009 by thelonegamer

Computer and Videogames, in cooperation with Namco-Bandai, had their viewers send various questions to Tekken 6 producer Katsuhiro Harada a while back, and now he’s given his answers. Some points…

…the reason for Jin’s becoming EEH-vil is… HARADA! NOOOO!!!

…it’s not good to be a pro-wrestler in the Tekken World. NOOOOO!!!!

…if you’re a Tekken Tag fan, don’t stop hoping!

…if Jun Kazama ever reappears, she’ll be a lot older.

…Streetfighter/Virtua Fighter vs Tekken?

…more intense facial expressions for Tekken 7?

Not all Tekken 6-related, but quite a bit of interesting fluff. At the very least, it hints that the next King of Iron Fist Tournament is already taking shape somewhere… Check out the full article here.

1Up’s Tekken 6 Review

Posted in Fighting Games, Game Advertising, Game-related Events, Gaming, PS3, Tekken, Tekken 6, Xbox360 on October 29, 2009 by thelonegamer


The girls’ disagreements regarding Tekken 6’s ratings got ugly real fast.

1Up has posted their evaluation of the latest King of Iron Fist Tournament. Tekken 6 receives a score of B+, with reviewer Richard Li hitting on the laggy netcode and clunky Scenario Campaign, but otherwise praising the deep gameplay and features.

Check out the review here.

I experienced the laggy play myself, so there’s really room for improvement on this end, along with stuff like the inability to customize characters on the P2 side (only the P1 player profile registers). I wholly disagree on the Scenario Campaign though, but that’s me.

Gamespot’s Tekken 6 Review

Posted in Fan Service, Fighting Games, Game Advertising, Game-related Events, Gaming, PS3, Tekken, Tekken 6, Xbox360 on October 29, 2009 by thelonegamer


Nina’s latest gripe with her sister? Anna’s LARPing addiction.

Yet another mainstream gaming site posts their review on the console versions of Tekken 6. This time, it’s Gamespot, coming in with a pretty good score and lots of high praise, citing the huge roster, customizations and Scenario Campaign mode. Check out the review here.

Overall one of the best-written reviews I’ve read online, although I think they could have rated it a bit higher. However, what sets this review apart from most and makes me give it a nod is that the reviewer actually LIKED the Scenario Campaign mode, calling it ‘surprisingly addictive’ and a ‘must play if you’re at all interested in the story of Tekken 6’, which is dead-on true and something a lot of reviews miss entirely.

Anyway, my little Tekken 6 vacation’s over for the meantime, although a long weekend’s coming up where I’ll be able to play a LOT more. I’ll be finishing up my thoughts for my dual-review sometime next week. Later then!

Gametrailers’ Tekken 6 Review

Posted in Fighting Games, Game Advertising, Game-related Events, Gaming, PS3, Tekken, Tekken 6, Xbox360 on October 28, 2009 by thelonegamer


With some customizations costing in the millions, the ‘Try before you Buy’ Customization Shop is one of the best additions to Tekken 6 console.

Namco-Bandai’s latest and greatest gets the video review treatment over at Gametrailers. The mostly-positive review cites the game as a ‘If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’ kind of thing. Good points include the accessible yet deep gameplay and variety of modes. Once again, Scenario Campaign is hit, as well as remarks saying that the fighting system is ‘stiff’ and odd-looking with fighters keeping their opponents in the air by hitting their ankles… dude… every fighting game has silly, over-the-top juggles, including VF and SF. What is it with these weird double standards?

Anyway, decent score and nice footage on the review anyway. Check it out here.

As for MY review, I’ll have something up by next week or so… planning to do something special aside from the usual written review. We’ll see. Stay tuned! For now though… gotta get back to playing.