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EVO’s exclusion of Marvel Vs. Capcom [2018 Edition]

Regardless of a disappointment in reaction to the most nominally recognized Fighting-game tournament’s lineup exclusion of Marvel Vs. Capcom: Infinite [the newest Marvel Vs. Capcom game since 2017] from their upcomingly 2018 Championship Series, a level-headed attitude is the mature thing to do. EVO essentially excluded the Marvel Vs. Capcom brand altogether from it’s 2018 lineup, which is definitely easy to understand as unexpected because the Marvel Vs. Capcom brand occupied a piece of the EVO pie for previously +10 years in one way or another. However, the aforementioned Marvel Vs. Capcom installment’s exclusion from EVO 2018 is not the unprecedented event it’s been parroted as.

 

Truth be told, this isn’t the 1st Marvel Vs. Capcom game to be excluded from an EVO championship & it probably won’t be the last; at this point, there’s been 6 Marvel Vs. Capcom games in total & merely two of them ever occupied an EVO slot for the past +10 years from now:

 

1. Marvel Vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes

 

2. Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 [Fate of Two Worlds & consequentially Ultimate]

 

Prior to when exclusion of Marvel Vs Capcom: Infinite from EVO 2018 became a revelation or let alone a drawing board deliberation, the following Marvel Vs. Capcom games never occupied an EVO slot in the past +10 years from now:

 

1. X-Men Vs. Street Fighter

 

2. Marvel Super-Heroes Vs. Street Fighter

 

3. Marvel Vs. Capcom: Clash of Super-Heroes

 

All the way back in 1996, EVO was nominally preceded as Battle by The Bay. The 1996 tournament used Arcade cabinets & even though X-Men vs. Street Fighter was published  for Arcade cabinets in the same year, it was denied a piece of the lineup pie enjoyed by Super Street Fighter II Turbo & Street Fighter Alpha 2.

 

Fast forward to the 2000 Battle by The Bay tournament which was 2 years after Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of Super-Heroes was initially published as an Arcade game, 1 year after that same game was republished on Sega Dreamcast, & 3 years after Marvel Super-Heroes vs. Street Fighter premiered as an Arcade game. Neither these two versions for Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of Super-Heroes or the Arcade cabinet publication of Marvel Super-Heroes vs. Street Fighter were used in this tournament as both of these Marvel vs. Capcom games were overshadowed by the Sega Dreamcast-republished Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes in the same year as this tournament.

 

In 2002, Battle by The Bay was renamed as EVO; in 2004, EVO stopped using Arcade cabinets for their hosted games altogether.

 

Fast forward to the EVO 2011 tournament which had Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes replaced by the simultaneously annual publication of Marvel vs. Capcom 3 subtitled Fate of Two Worlds as this tournament took place 5 months after this February publication of Marvel vs. Capcom 3 in particular; consequentially, the EVO 2012 tournament hosted Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 as a lineup replacement in 8 Months after this particularly 2nd version of the game was published in November, 2011.

 

 

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Resident Videogamer: The Langley High School Chronicles (Intro)

This September [2017] will be the 10th year anniversary of my inauguration as a Langley High School freshman, so I decided to commemorate this event through a series of humorously videogamerish narrative about the public institution and this series is a wordplay on the following videogames:

 

 

  • Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles

 

 

  • Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles

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History of Captain Commando (2017 Edition)

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Most videogame company mascots are videogame characters from the get-go but Captain Commando, Capcom’s first mascot is an exception; the Captain started out as someone who advertised videogames from a variety of Capcom’s intellectual properties in the 1980s; the naysayers like to say he’s nothing but a relic to be left behind in Capcom’s past but to this day, he’s relevant as a legend of the company; in light of the North American videogame industry crash (a videogame market recession that lasted from 1983 to 1985), he [Captain Commando] was created as a mascot named after the company itself.


By 1991, Captain Commando was transformed into a videogame character as a Beat ’em up videogame of his namesake was published but the game’s unpopularity caused the character’s brief slide into obscurity; in the same year, he made a cameo appearance in the game of Capcom World 2.

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History of Captain Commando (2017 Edition)

Most videogame company mascots are videogame characters from the get-go but Captain Commando, Capcom’s first mascot is an exception; the Captain started out as someone who advertised videogames from a variety of Capcom’s intellectual properties in the 1980s; the naysayers like to say he’s nothing but a relic to be left behind in Capcom’s past but to this day, he’s relevant as a legend of the company; in light of the North American videogame industry crash (a videogame market recession that lasted from 1983 to 1985), he [Captain Commando] was created as a mascot named after the company itself.


By 1991, Captain Commando was transformed into a videogame character as a Beat ’em up videogame of his namesake was published but the game’s unpopularity caused the character’s brief slide into obscurity; in the same year, he made a cameo appearance in the game of Capcom World 2.

Official artwork of Captain Commando in his namesake Beat ’em up game


 

Outside of videogame media, Captain Commando received a namesake manga comic book series that first appeared in Japanese circles via Gamest Comics by 1994 but Udon Entertainment then republished it to other countries in 2012; the manga comic-book series was based on the Captain’s namesake Beat ’em Up game but what makes this comic-book series stand out is because retrospectively, Captain Commando’s recreation as a videogame character was itself based on the phenomenon of North American comic-book superheroes.


 

Capcom saved Captain Commando from the dustbin of obscurity by granting him reappearance as a card in the 1st and 2nd SNK Vs. Capcom: Card Fighters Clash games alongside epic reappearances as a playable character in the crossover Fighting-games, Marvel Vs. Capcom: Clash of Super-Heroes and Marvel Vs. Capcom 2 as the 1990s were entering their final years while the 2000s were on their way.

The 1st SNK vs. Capcom: Card Fighters Clash game

 

 

The 2nd SNK vs. Capcom: Cardfighters Clash game

 

 

 

Official artwork of Captain Commando in Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of Super-Heroes

 

 

Official artwork of Captain Commando in Marvel vs. Capcom 2


After his epic reappearances in the aforementioned Marvel vs. Capcom games, his screen-time was concentrated by the following games:

1. Capcom Classics Collection Volume 2 and Capcom Classics Collection Remixed (both of which contained a port of the 1991 Beat ’em up videogame, Captain Commando)

 

 

 

2. SNK Vs. Capcom: Card Fighters Clash DS

 

3. 7th-generation console republications of Marvel vs. Capcom 2

 

 

 

4. Marvel vs. Capcom: Origins (which contained Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of Super-Heroes)

 

 

 

5. Project X Zone 2


I stood in curiosity of why the Captain was excluded from the playable-character roster of Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 and thus read an article that unveils Ryota Niitsuma didn’t consider him [Captain Commando] for the roster of Marvel Vs. Capcom 3, which means the Captain didn’t have any % chance of being a playable character. In Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 (an updated edition of Marvel Vs. Capcom 3), Captain Commando got screen-time as a Heroes and Heralds card, which was a mild-publicity stunt at most.

 

Regardless of his exclusion from the playable character rosters of both Tatsunoko vs. Capcom and Marvel vs. Capcom 3, I’m one of many people who hope for him to appear as a playable character in a brand-new crossover Fighting-game; his appearance in the financially successful and positively received Tactical RPG, Project X Zone 2 makes me more optimistic about such a possibility; outside of Fighting-games, a built from the ground up remake of Captain Commando’s namesake Beat ’em up game, is a well-advised opportunity for Capcom.

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Saudi government vs Pokemon

Back in 2001, the government of Saudi Arabia slapped a ban for importing Pokemon products. At the time of the ban, Saudi Arabia’s government believed Pokemon was designed to promote the Israeli state even though the series was designed to mirror the insect-collecting experience of a Japanese man named Satoshi Tajiri. Irrespective of your opinion on Israel, you have to agree the aforementioned ban was a stupid decision.

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Background of Yu-Gi-Oh

Preceding its’ appearance as a popular Konami-funded card game, Yu-Gi-Oh started as a manga and relatively obscure cartoon TV show that preceded the global Yu-Gi-Oh TV show phenomenon. Alongside the original series, it has now spawned a variety of sub-series such as GX, 5DS, and etc.

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Resident Evil 4 typewriter inscription

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142 The gold inscription says ‘Amenhotep’ , a name used by a lineage of Egyptian historical figures.

I took this picture using a phone camera.

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