224w ago - PlayStation Home Online Community Specialist Locust_Star detailed some PlayStation Home events scheduled for this week as follows:
First, we are holding a live Q&A session with John Diamonon and Seth Killian from Capcom today, March 4th.
This chat will focus on all things related to Street Fighter IV and will give a few lucky attendees the chance to win a more intimate follow-up Q&A (complete with an SFIV tips and tricks tutorial) in a private clubhouse at a later date.
To participate in the general Q&A, just bring your bad self over to the Gamer's Lounge today between the hours of 7:00 - 9:00pm PST (10:00 - 11:00pm EST) - and don't be afraid to show up dressed as your favorite SFIV character!
To start, John and Seth will be "instance-jumping" throughout the event, so if you're in the Gamer's Lounge and you don't see them, cool out and sit tight! They'll be making the rounds.
These two gents will be tackling the most popular questions culled from the official PlayStation Home forums (under the usernames "HIERO9D3" and "clothhand"), but will hold a brief open chat afterwards....
224w ago - It's official: "Street Fighter: the Legend of Chun-Li" is a flop. Even given a perfunctory release on 1,136 theaters, its estimated weekend gross of $4.65 million and per screen average of $4,093 is lame, albeit not disastrous.
Box Office Mojo has a useful chart of video game-to-movie adaptations, on which "Chun-Li" comes in no. 23 of 28. Amongst the movies that beat it: Uwe Boll's "In the Name of the King," "Alone in the Dark," and "House of the Dead"; "Wing Commander" in 1999; and "The Wizard" in 1989 (yes, folks, that's in non-inflation adjusted dollars).
And, yes indeed, it came in well behind the 1994 Jean Claude Van Damme "Street Fighter" classic, which bowed to $6.6 million.
Keep in mind, however, that a weak performance in the U.S. doesn't necessarily mean "Legend of Chun-Li" is a big money loser for financiers Capcom and Hyde Park.
For a movie like this, domestic release is basically a tool to support the places where it really makes money: Overseas (especially Asia) and DVD. With a budget I've heard estimated at around $30 million, the movie could still end up doing OK, even if not many people in the U.S. actually want to go to a movie theater and pay $10 to see it.
Given the bad reviews, soft opening, and the genre, it's pretty reasonable to expect this...
225w ago - PlayStation Home Online Community Specialist Locust_Star announced that the Warhawk Game Space will hit PSN tomorrow along with some new Street Fighter IV virtual items as follows:
As you may or may not know, Warhawk is getting its own game space in PlayStation Home on Thursday, February 26th.
This space is a great example of the next level in Home's development - boasting serious interactive features from tactical furniture to game launching.
So on opening day we're inviting you all out to the new space to meet new people, strategize your next attack (using the interactive sand table), launch into the game, and commence the carnage.
This event will run from dawn to dawn, so when you get out of work, class, or a well-deserved nap be sure to log in and meet up with old clan members and new teammates alike.
You might even see me in there kicking some Eucadian butt (or Chernovan, depending on my mood). Look for a video walkthrough of the Warhawk Command Center with Dylan Jobe tomorrow morning!
If you were not yet aware, Capcom's newly-released Street Fighter IV is tightly integrated with Home, offering unlockable virtual items when users perform certain actions in the game. To help you keep up with the Joneses, we'll be dropping some hot...