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Jackie Chan is really amazing in this new movie!

The Karate Kid Remake Trailer

"Take off your jacket!" 

It's phrases like those that really propel Jackie Chan in the spotlight as a real actor, not the schtick he tends to use from his old Hong Kong chop-socky flicks.  I don't why, but the tone he used and the way he says those words had some kind of emotion that I've never really felt from his previous works.  And Jaden Smith really shows his acting chops that he earned from his dad here.

Dare I say it — I'm hyped for this movie!

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Some sample match vids from Mikado’s “Fists of Fire” tournament

[JC2 match] Tetsu Paipo (Lau) vs CCN (Jackie 8)

[JC2 match] Orochon (Lau) vs Tetsu Paipo (Jackie 5)

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Retro fighters: Jackie Chan in Fists of Fire

I'm kind of sad.  Sad because when I was a kid, I was pretty ignorant toward fighting games.  Masher tactics aside, my first entry into the fighting world wasn't very positive, as countless opponents mercilessly ravaged me.  That alone made me reluctant as a kid to try out other fighting games in our arcade until much, much later.

"Jackie Chan made a fighting game?"  I know right?  I totally thought the same thing.  Having really fugly graphics didn't help the game either.  It reminded me too much of another certain game with digitized sprites.

But I'm glad we sat down and played it.  This game is mad addicting.

For starters, the game echoes along the same lines as Street Fighter. In fact, nearly everything about this game is like a mix of Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat!  That helps make it really easy to pick up and play. The only glaring difference is the speed at which this games plays at, which is really schizophrenic. 

Jumping is just awful in this game.  If you jump, you're just asking to get punished big time.  Dashing, however, is freaking fast!  Having a good ground game is incredibly important — in fact, having a strong ground game is the line that separates winning from losing.

Nine characters populate the roster.  Well, more like seven since Jackie has three different incarnations of himself: drunken master Jackie, spiritual kung fu Jackie, and emperor Jackie (lol).  All of the Jackies are different, and only a few members of the cast can actually hang with him.  Lau plays like a Ryu / Ken clone, Thorsten looks like a reject from Mortal Kombat, and Mysterious Lion is just cheap.  That dude is broke-tier.

Good luck finding this game if you want to play it; the only place I can think of that would even carry it sits in an arcade in Japan.  They had tournament matches last year at Mikado, so if you want to see what Fists of Fire looks like at blazing speeds, check those out. 

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Whoa.

Found a few more interesting tidbits over the past days.  I'll try to be brief, since its 12 am and I have morning class in 8 hours (yeay!).

A little continuation on China's dilemma with net gamers:

Police in China will start patrolling the web using animated officers that will steer users away from illegal content.  According to the AP, the anime-style pop ups will begin on September 1st on 13 (13??) of China's top web portals.

China strongly polices Internet material quite often in order to find political material that the Communist Party disagrees with. That includes pr0n, profanity, and pirated goods.

In a semi-related story, Jackie Chan hurt his back during filming of the movie The Forbidden Kingdom with Jet Li.  According to the website jackiechan.com, he's recovering nicely, with the last scene in the film wrapping up.   Hope you get better Jackie!

And lastly, ever had problems with a roommate?  Hate it when they leave you a lil note, thats really just a kind way of saying "you suck"?  Well here's a site where you read notes from other peoples' roomies.  You can even submit some on their website…as to why, well, maybe your roommate will get the message in a more indirect manner from a buddy…

Here's the link.

Cheers!

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