I am taking this quick moment between work-related trips to post something. I actually tried posting yesterday to ask for recommendations on where to eat in Bellevue, but my iPhone apparently doesn’t like the cookies this blog uses and so it was an abject failure. Alas.
I was holding onto this Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike article until Friday, because that was supposed to be when everyone could go live with news of Street Fighter IV’s existence. Of course, the news leaked early. This was destined to happen — in fact, we took bets at work on how quickly it would happen — because Capcom’s press event this week is in Europe, and the European press is either incapable of or unwilling to abide by the tenuous thread of (legally-binding) gentlemen’s agreements through which the gaming media functions. Technically it was an American outlet that blabbed, but it’s an American outlet with a British parent company, so I assume this means their ambition is to import European gaming press ethics to the States. Excellent!
But who cares about my complaining, right? Read the stinking article, a hagiography of 3rd Strike by way of a love letter to Makoto.