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Street Fighter x Tekken: Thousand Pounds Short Film Announcement

Are you a Street Fighter or a Tekken fan? Maybe both? You should check out this fun announcement video from Thousands Pounds who are filming a short film produced by Capcom.

Yeah, I love the girl kicking butt! Mostly because I am a Tekken girl all the way. I’ve kicked a few butts in the arcade back in my days, let me tell you. I’m looking forward to the Street Fighter x Tekken collaboration… although I’m sure I’ll get my ass kicked in the game.

Thousands Pounds will release the film in conjunction with the game’s release in March 2012.

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The Hoff, Master of Disaster in Burnout Crash!

When you think you’ve seen it all when it comes to David Hasselhoff… think again. The former Baywatch actor turned reality TV show star is now the celebrity figure behind EA’s Burnout Crash! campaign. They’ve released this pretty crazy commercial that is gradually making its rounds around the internet. I mean, who doesn’t want to see The Hoff act all wacky? I think the video will speak for itself.

I know. No words can quite express all the visuals from the 2-minute long commercial. The game is available on both the Playstation Network and XBox LIVE Arcade. The game itself looks fun to play during parties or with a big group of friends hanging out. I’m sure most of us will wish that The Hoff would show up and say the line: “Time to get plucked.”

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Arcade Infinity’s Last Night

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My first ever blog on the LA Weekly’s Style Council section is now up: Arcade Infinity, the Final Round: Video Game Hotspot Closes. I wrote about Arcade Infinity’s last night before it closed permanently, with interviews from the gamers that visited AI frequently throughout the eleven years it was open. It was my first time professionally going out and doing a report. I have a long way to go when it comes to asking people questions during interviews, but I hope I learn by experience as I fumble along the way.

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My boyfriend took this photo of me conducting one of my interviews at AI :)

For those who doesn’t know, I am an Advertising Graphic Designer for the LA Weekly Magazine. I have been working for them for almost three years now! I do like my job a lot and the people I work with. Recently, my co-worker (a writer) and friend, Liz Ohanesian, asked me to contribute as a blogger too and I agreed. Despite the fact that I’ve been writing in my personal blogs for many years now, it is different to blog professionally. Readers expect you to be more of a reporter and to have your facts straight and in order. Although, my worst fear is actually my weak grammar!

For those who have been reading Defective Geeks have probably noticed my lack of grammar expertise. I try my best, I swear! Thankfully, Gizzy has agreed to help proofread my LA Weekly blogs before I submit them. It’s good to have more eloquent, English-experts on your team.

I also realized I will probably be dealing with some anonymous commenters who will go out of their way to leave rude comments. This bothers me less. I think I have been on the internet for far too long to waste my time on those kind of people. We all get far too brave when we are typing behind the safety of our computer monitors. It is only fact that many drop their manners and find joy in the fake empowerment of being mean to online strangers. I know that if those people ever saw me in person, most of them will not have the balls to even talk to me.

For those who will help me with my new freelance blog endeavor- the ones who will leave constructive criticism in a polite way and give me feedback… I thank you all in advance! Your support means a lot to me.

To those who will come out of the woodwork and hate on me for no reason… prepared to be thoroughly ignored.

Again, please go and check out the blog: Final Round: Video Game Hotspot Closes. Don’t forget to check out all the other great entries from our many writers too.

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My boyfriend and his younger cousin, holding their last AI token! He is saving it for the memories :)

Check out our flickr gallery for the rest of our photos!



I am SO happy that I got to go to the Scott Pilgrim’s SUPER FUN PARTY! An E3 after party hosted by I Am 8-Bit in conjunction with Universal Studios, promoting the release of both the movie and the Scott Pilgrim video game. I did not have work on the day of and managed to drag my butt, and my friends’ butts, to L.A. super early and we stood in-line for about an hour before the party opened. It was all good though because we had a food truck, Fry Smith, to entertain our appetite… did I ever mention how in-love I am with all of L.A.’s food trucks?


We slowly trickled inside the small production studio and I loved the atmosphere immediately. I felt like I was in a house party, Scott Pilgrim style… a house party with a FREE KEG BUFFET WITH DIFFERENT BEER FLAVOR THAT IS! There were three different stations where attendees can play the full unreleased video game on the PS3 (I am hoping they release the game for Nintendo DS because it would be perfect for it, in my opinion!).

One television in the corner played the movie trailer on repeat, and there was even a separate room for the dance floor. They had another room that was reserved for the cast members of the movie, but alas… Michael Cera and gang never showed up. It’s okay though, because it certainly did not take away from the experience of the whole night! Though the VIP room remained sad and empty for the rest of the night. Creator of the series, Bryan O’Malley, was there of course, but I failed to say hello to the guy. Though I’m sure he got a lot of love from fans throughout the night.


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Jab Strong… FIERCE!

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Me as Sakura!

This past Saturday night, April 25, Gallery Nucleus hosted an opening party for the Street Fighter tribute art show, JAB STRONG FIERCE! It was a really cool event, albeit a very crowded one.

My boyfriend, my friend, and I went in costume– obviously, I cosplayed Sakura. My friend Valerie cosplayed Chun Li and my boyfriend went as Fei Long… I mainly did it because I wanted to get a 15% discount on a couple of archival prints I’ve been meaning to purchase from the gallery. Mwahaha. I am now a proud owner of Becky Cloonan’s “Lee” and Scott Campbell’s “Tree Spirit with Bike”!

I also meant to take more photos of cosplayers and such at the event; but since I was in costume myself, it was hard for me to balance the cosplayer/photographer game. Which is pretty lame… but at some point, I’ll have to figure out how to downplay the cosplay (on the rare occasions I dress up in public these days) while getting good shots!

My boyfriend even won second place in the cosplay competition they hosted that night! He won a shirt, an art print, and a copy of the Street Figther tribute book published by Udon Entertainment.

The art at the show was really cool though and a lot of them I loved. Unfortunately, I don’t really do well in incredibly crowded, small spaces so I didn’t get to enjoy the pieces as I would have liked to. Still, I manage to snap a shot with Cloonan’s painting, so that made me happy!

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I’m pretty sure I missed out on a lot of cooler things at the opening though. It was hard for me to navigate because of the tight crowd… either way, I’m glad I went. The show will be up till May 11, so go check it out!
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For more photos, please visit my flickr set!