It’s been a long time coming, and it’s finally here. The one game that instantly made me feel like I was 13 all over again, and that is Street Fighter IV. I don’t just mean playing the game, I mean everything leading up to it. The last few days have been spent calling various stores, trying to get it as early as possible. When a game is coming out that I’m really looking forward to, I always put money down at Gamestop just to be sure I get one, but 9 times out of 10, I can get it early through several spots I frequent that don’t have issues with breaking street dates. But seriously… someone fucked this release up… big time.
Between my friend Chris and I, we musta annoyed the shit out of just about every video game store employee in NYC over the past 4 days. Constantly calling, “Do you have it yet? Do you think you’ll get it early? When are you getting it? Can I put my name down for one? How about one for my friend?” I haven’t gone this nuts for a game since the SNES days. Calling around, trying to secure a location. Come Monday, the hope was gone. There was no weekend SF4 to be had. So we moved on to the next possible solution, midnight release parties. At this point, I’m really thinking it’s a good thing I got my reservation.