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Keiji Inafune's Exit Interview, Translated

This is for the ones out there with a a misplaced, romantic notion of what Japanese game development is like.
Shamelessly stolen from NEOGAF, before it disappears completely:
I've taken the liberty of translating the 4Gamer interview with Keiji Inafune, originally published on Friday, October 29th and discussed in this thread. Hopefully this will help folks understand the motivations behind his departure from Capcom as well as his future plans.

As I can't claim that the translation is perfect, any feedback is welcomed.

Thanks to Mandoric for spot-checking a couple of trouble spots with the translation.


4Gamer (4G): Thank you for your time today. Recently, you've made some rather extreme remarks and taken on many projects, so today's interview is to follow up with what you meant and how you're doing.

Keiji Inafune (KI): Thank you. But I've already decided to leave Capcom.

4G: What?

KI: I'm quitting. There'll …

Play Starcraft 2 for as low as 50 pesos!

For more info, check here:

I just heard this news today out of Blizzcon 2010, Blizzard is offering prepaid cards for Starcraft 2!
Honestly, the price point of 3,500 PHP was a little ridiculous for the game (considering other PC games here cost about 1,200++ PHP) so even if I wanted to buy another copy to play with other gamers here in the house, I just couldn't justify the price. But with this new pricing plan in place, I think there will be more players who will get to try Starcraft II. It seems really affordable (a 3 day pass only costs about as much as a short taxi ride).

Halo Reach - Well Worth It.

If you can afford the Limited Edition: BUY IT
This console shooter is still unmatched. Sad to hear it's Bungie's last Halo, but I suppose it really has to end sometime.
When Halo starts again (likely with a new developer), hopefully the story will move forward from the plot vs. the Covenant forces....there's a huge universe of ideas that MS can eventually explore.

Starcraft 2 (full version) Very Forgiving with Computer Specs, confirmed

After playing the beta for a bit, I got convinced that SC2 works well on my laptop; well enough for me, at least. Yes, the framerate is not that great, but I can't expect it to be 60FPS given that my laptop only packs an Intel 4500M GMA Integrated Graphics chip, Pentium Dual Core T4300, and 4GB of RAM (Asus K40IJ series). But, miracle of miracles, the thing is playable! And now that I've seen the pre-rendered cutscenes, I'm even more awed.
I never thought my laptop could render the cutscenes in this game smoothly. Yes, the graphics have lesser textures, but damn, they're watchable....they're bearable. This is coming from a guy who is used to Xbox 360 / PS3 graphics.
Starcraft 2 is a gem, no, a crowning achievement, when it comes to forgiving minimum system requirements :D

STARCRAFT II WORKS on my (non-gaming) LAPTOP!

I can't believe this, Starcraft II works on my laptop!

Laptop specifications:

Asus K40IJ-VX092

Intel Core Duo T4300
800 FSB
1MB Cache
Intel GMA X4500 Video Chipset
Super DVD Writer
Gigabit Lan
14" LED BackLight Display
6 Cell Battery

EVO 2010 Super Street FIghter 4 Finals Videos!


Losers Bracket:

1st Match: Infiltration (Akuma) vs. Shizza (Chub Li)

2nd Match: Gamer Bee (Adon) vs. Henry Cen (Honda)

Winners Bracket:

3rd Match: Vangief (Zangief) vs. Ricky Ortiz (Chun Li)

4th Match: Mike Ross (Honda) vs. Daigo (Ryu)


6th Match: Infiltration (Akuma) vs Vangief (Zangief)
The winner of the 1st Match Losers bracket vs the loser of the 1st Match Winners Bracket.

7th Match: Gamerbee (Adon) vs. Mike Ross (Honda)
The winner of the 2nd Match Losers bracket vs the loser of the 2nd Match Winners Bracket.

8th Match: Infiltration (Akuma) vs. Mike Ross (Honda)
The winner of the 6th Match Succeeding Bracket vs the winner of the 7th Match Succeeding Bracket


9th Match: Ricky Ortiz (Rufus) vs Daigo (Ryu)
The winner of the 1st Match Winners bracket vs the loser of the 2nd Match Winners Bracket.


10th Match: Ricky Ortiz (Rufus) vs Infiltration (Akuma)
Loser of the Winner Final Match vs the winner of the succeeding brack…

Possible Alan Wake movie?

Why not? But for now let's content ourselves with this...

No that's not a trailer for a movie...neither is it fan made. It's the OFFICIAL MTV from the Poets of the Fall song 'War' which was also featured in the Alan Wake videogame. You only get to hear the song in the game through a radio but its a very nice song! The interesting thing about the MTV is that it shows the scenes from the game as a live action movie! I love the way the scenes were cut and the direction of the MTV.
Poets of the Fall also played the songs from the 'Old Gods of Asgard', the guys in the game. The moment 'Children of the Elder God' plays is in the game perhaps the best part of the game for me!

Dawn of the Android China MIDs

This is my obsession for the week...MIDs! So how in the world did I get started with this? It's rather simple, I was reviewing for an exam, reading eBooks and tons of websites. Of course this meant I had to review using my laptop and after an hour or two you do get a crick on your neck. At the back of my mind, I was thinking, wouldn't it be great to have an iPad for occasions like this? Sure it would but I certainly won't shell out around PHP 20-40K for something like that. Finally news about the Chinese iPad knockoffs caught my attention.From what I've seen most of these iPad knockoffs or rather MIDs have a similar trait:Cheap looking plastic casingsMost are underpowered with around 600-800 Mghz processor speedRAM falls short normally around 128 MBROM is expandable using SD cardsThey are mostly using Google's Android with some units running Windows CE
or Windows 7THE PRICE IS DEFINITELY CHEAP COMPARED TO THE IPAD!Let me get one thing straight, thi…

iPed? Apad? Spec Sheet Galore!

When Former Senator Richard ‘Dick’ Gordon ran for the recent Philippine Presidential Elections, I clearly remember him flashing an Amazon Kindle during one of his speeches.His idea of having an ebook reader for public schools to address the lack of books was quite appealing.Although at that time, knowing that the Kindle had a hefty price tag, the idea seemed improbable.Apple soon followed suit and developed the iPad but being Apple, you pay for the name more than the actual product, the price was just as hefty as the Amazon Kindle.But Apple started a trend, which seems like they may face a losing battle when it comes to price.As Apple announced that the iPad will soon go global, China finally steps up to the plate and began releasing its ‘fake’ iPads.Sure the Apple fans have began dismissing the product as a cheap knock-off…but hold on for a minute…If you are going to use only certain features to surf the internet, read eBooks, watch an occasional movie or two…the iPed can definitely …

M.Bison - All About The PSYCHO PUNISHER!

- Launch it from FULL SCREEN by pressing up + forward after he jumps
- Launch it at clutch time; usually its safe
- Depending on your distance from your opponent, adding up + forward can make it cross up!

Quick Gaming Thoughts Round-up

Even more on Super Street Fighter 4:
- Okay, Ken didn't get completely screwed after all. His Shoryuken is much better than before, and nothing beats the poking range of his jumping roundhouse kick (for guys without uppercuts/anti-airs).
- M.Bison is my new favorite character, and I've picked him as my main now. I love all the options he has and how there's more variety to playing him than the usual shotos.
- Ryu and Sagat seem to feel like the same characters but with far less damaging attacks. Then again, the whole cast's damage was decreased, so matches last very long now.
- Online is probably 75% good, 25% bad. The 25% being that you will still get those matches that lag horribly, regardless of region select. But yeah, the netcode is still better than vanilla SF4.
- What happened to all that storyline stuff they set up in vanilla SF4? It's as if they never happened. Too bad Capcom doesn't want to take too many risks with the storylines for their main characters…