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Best of GameSetWatch: From Evo2K11 To KOF: Basketballs On Fire

Gamasutra's alt video game blog GameSetWatch, rounds up this week's offbeat news, including highlights from the Evo2K11 tournaments, basketball players turned into King of Fighter characters, and more.
[Every week GameSetWatch editor-in-chief Eric Caoili rounds up the latest news/media for obscure and offbeat games from Gamasutra's sister site and alternative video game blog.] Over at our recently resdesigned alt video game blog GameSetWatch, we shared a number of curious stories during the past week, including highlights and incredible matches from last weekend's Evo2K11 tournaments, basketball players turned into King of Fighter characters, and more. GameSetWatch's highlights from the last week: Latif Wins SSFIV At Evo For America Without Actually Winning - Summing up the Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition results from last weekend's Evo2K11 tournament, GameSetWatch covers the intense competition from the finals, Daigo "The Beast" Umehara's downfall, and how the U.S. got its groove back. Evo's MvC3 Highlight Matches: Crazy Upsets, 8-Year-Old Hulks Dudes' Faces Off - GameSetWatch collects videos for the biggest comebacks and craziest matches from Evo2K11's Mavel vs Capcom 3 tournament, including a couple matches from the 8-year-old gamer that managed to fight his way into the top 48 out of more than a thousand players. The King Of Fighters: Basketballs On Fire - I'm not entirely sure what the story is here, but this project features a who's who of current NBA superstars, past legends, and assorted guests -- all mocked up as characters from King of Fighters and other fighting games. Larry Bird as Geese Howard! Shaq as Chang Koehan! "Beeonce" as Morrigan! Atomic Bomberman Secretly Cusses Up a Storm - The 1997 PC game Atomic Bomberman, aside from being one of the very worst Bombermen in existence, happens to host a number of hidden and not-safe-for-work voice samples that would easily turn the KA-rated game into an M-for-Mature sort of affair, had the ESRB been notified. Fan-Made Ouendan Sim Osu! Released for iOS - While precious few games were released in Nintendo's Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan series (including the localized sequel Elite Beat Agents), fans have taken it upon themselves to recreate the franchise's energetic rhythm gameplay in osu!, a free-to-play simulator for PCs. An iOS version, osu!stream, was released as a free download in the App Store this week. The Kinect Driven Hyper(Reality) System - Graphic and interactive designer Maxence Paranche has created a device that explores theories pertaining to hyperrealism with the help of the Kinect. Called the Hyper(Reality) System, a person wears a helmet that has zero visibility. Instead, the outside world is seen though high definition video glasses. And all of its information comes from sensors attached to a glove, which is powered by the Kinect.

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