Yet another Blog post
While i made this blog to promote some way or another the KOF series lately i pretty much took a break from playing the older titles and XII only left me with a bad taste in my mouth...
THE KING OF FIGHTERS - PERFECT ART COLLECTION (VERY QUICK LOOK)
This mook is actually a history of the KOF series from 94 to 97 and for the most part it features character artwork/bio/concepts/history, concept art, intros and stages from the games along with an interview with someone at SNK and history for the teams
KING OF FIGHTERS XIII - CONSOLE RELEASE SOON (?)
Gunsmith @ Orochinagi has translated a recent interview with Frionel in which he gives some info about the upcoming console release of KOF XIII
Finally got some time to express some quick thoughts on the art books i got not so long ago...
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Friday, June 10, 2011
ps: Is it that hard to just use ggpo netcode Playmore?
You can read the Gamespot report here http://e3.gamespot.com/story/6318806/e3-2011-the-king-of-fighters-xiii-hands-on-preview-early-details
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Coming up a bit later is my thoughts on the Arcade Mania book i got recently
Thursday, May 5, 2011
While i made this blog to promote some way or another the KOF series lately i pretty much took a break from playing the older titles and XII only left me with a bad taste in my mouth - great looking game but it feels so much as a beta - also i play other fighting games and time to time i will give my opinions on newer titles or games you might want to try out.Next up (while we wait for the KOF XIII announcement for consoles) i will post my impressions on the newer fighting games that came this year for the PS3 and about their guides (MVC3 and MK9) and a presentation of one of my favorite artbook :) Akira Club.In a few weeks (i think) i will receive an interesting book which i kept on forgetting to buy - Arcade Mania: The Turbo Charged World of Japan's Game Centers (written by Brian Ashcraft and Jean Snow) and i will make a short presentation and video of that too - the book mainly focuses on different arcade genres from crane games to shmps or how i like to call them maniac shooters :)) to fighting games in Japanese arcades - history and interviews from top players... from the reviews i saw so far it looks like an interesting read.Also I added a contact e-mail and if you have any KOF, SNK or other interesting stuff/news/tips regarding fighting games or even smups you would like to share feel free to drop a line@ kblacknoah-at-yahoo-dot-com. Take care
later edit: Arcade Mania just dropped in my mail (strange....usually books from amazon take 2-3 weeks to get here) so i guess this is the next review i'll be posting really soon :)
Monday, May 2, 2011
I got this a while ago but i was too lazy to actual write a review for it but today i'll take some time to talk a little about it.
This mook is actually a history of the KOF series from 94 to 97 and for the most part it features character artwork/bio/history, concept art, intros and stages from the games along with an interview with someone at SNK and history for the teams (i think).There are quite a few pages of text but 99.9% of it is in Japanese.It's very interesting to get a look at the creating process and sketches especially because the creators gave a lot of personality to each character and it's funny to see how Billy Kane is a Sex Pistols fan and Kyo is actually wearing Dr Martens :).
For the most part the original designers had some punk influences when designing the clothes and characters and i think all the characters(yes even Daimon!) are wearing Dr Martens or have at least one pair in their wardrobe :)) .
The book and pages are good quality and the overall size is pretty big .
If you enjoy looking through sketches or you are just a kof collector this is a must buy also because it's fairly cheap and it's always nice to have a part of KOF history in your collection.You can also find this mook fairly easy scanned in .cbr form on google.I tried to film a quick look at the book but my filming skills suck ass and also i do not have a stand so..... just to get an idea about how the book actually looks like