A week in links (Street Fighter IV nationals! version)

Thank goodness it's Friday!  Hope everyone's had a fantastic week!

Yesterday I picked up an old game I used to play a few years back.  I got hooked on it again.  It's a pretty intensive game, and I'm surprised I was able to play again.  Some things changed, some for the worst and some for the better…the community is small, but there's still fun to be had.

Surprisingly enough, this is a pretty huge weekend (for a variety of reasons).  For starters, tomorrow starts the Street Fighter IV nationals, and the soon-to-be world championships following thereafter.  The Japanese champ and the Korean champ will be on hand, so it's going to be an incredible event.

Also, today the Pirate Bay group was found guilty of assisting peer-to-peer torrenting.  While this sets an enormous precedent for overseas copyright laws, today the Pirate Bay website had a record amount of people going about business as usual.  No idea as to what will happen over here in the U.S., but I bet the RIAA and the MPAA are popping corks and celebrating their asses off.

Can't say what that will mean in the future.  This reminds of the time Napster was taken down, but the aftermath wasn't so bad.  Sort of.  Only time will tell.

Pirate Bay defendants found guilty, sentenced to jail – Boing Boing
Hang your pirate flag at half mast if you got one. 

The Pirate Bay Verdict Won't Affect File Sharing – Columns by PC Magazine
Interesting follow-up.  Do you think its true?  Are you going to pirate more too?

LiveLeak.com – Cats Bitter Disappointment After Sneaking Up On Pigeon.
Linked from Digg.  Hilariously cute!  That cat should find an agent…

StF4 Championship Mode details announced – Versus City
For those interested in the upcoming patch.  Good news inside.

最新アニメ情報: 角川アニメチャンネル『涼宮ハルヒの憂鬱』第1話の無料配信をスタート。
Suzumiya Haruhi-chan youtube videos to go on sale in DVD packages.  Kinda weird — why buy it if it's free online?  Does this mean they're taking it down someday?

「かんなぎ ビジュアルファンブック」の表紙イラスト公開 :にゅーあきばどっとこむ
Kannagi visual artbook, on sale April 25th!

Kotaku – Put That RROD 360 To Good Use! – Street Fighter
Brilliant.  Absolutely brilliant.  And the great thing is that he could probably resell that stick for over $150 bucks, easily!

Video: A wolf loves pork. ::: Pink Tentacle
Saw this link from Happy Mutant, incredibly talented and amazing!  What'll those Japanese people think up next!

Amazon.com: Easy Japanese Cooking: Donburi Mania: Kentaro Kobayashi: Books
For anyone interested in making authentic Donburi (think Yoshinoya's infamous Beef Bowl). 

Lotte’s $10,000 Dance Contest on YouTube | Asiajin
Dance the dance, make $10,000 bucks!  Don't know the dance?  See here for examples!

カスタネットもあった「けいおん!」イロイロ コミックは一部店舗で品切れ
K-ON!, spring's new anime hit is everywhere.  EVERYWHERE.  Behold the madness!  Even stores with nothing to sell have promos posted up!

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4 Responses to “A week in links (Street Fighter IV nationals! version)”

  1. 1 Kimura April 18, 2009 at 8:09 am

    Actually, this guy who left my workplace last year is No. 4 guy in Street Fighter international competition. I found out after he's gone, but he was the only one who used to toy with a PSP on lunch break. I should have guessed… 🙂

  2. 2 patapete April 18, 2009 at 10:43 am

    What!? That's amazing! According to the rankings chart I've seen in Japan, the number four spot belongs to a guy named RF. That guy's a celebrity on the Shoryuken.com forums!

  3. 3 Kyoto Observer April 23, 2009 at 12:16 pm

    Thanks for posting A Wolf Loves Pork. Brilliant. I've got to put this one up over at KO as well. Must remember not to send the link to my veggie buddies.

  4. 4 patapete April 23, 2009 at 7:52 pm

    Ahaha, no problem man! You should thank Happy Mutant, they were the ones who found it first.

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