Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Free is good

I scraped my head on a very roughly textured sloper at the gym last night. It both hurts and serves to highlight my rapidly retreating hairline. So I have not been in a good mood. Then I got an email from Microsoft stating that my copy of Killer Instinct, complete with all the characters, is going to be free and my day got better. No reason was given but current internet guesses range from a random drawing among rewards members to it being based on gamerscore. Regardless, I will take it, and assuming that my Qanba works on the Xbox One, I will be repping Fulgore whenever I am not playing Forza 5.

He may not be announced yet but there is no way they would leave him out.

Killer Instinct was the odd one out at the arcades of my youth. It was mostly Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat. For a long time I played KI like I played Street Fighter: footsies and single hits. It worked and made people really angry because they didn't get to see big combos. Eventually I figure out linkers and could in respectably, but by then the next iteration of Street Fighter was out and it was time to move back. Resurrecting it as an Xbox One launch title is an interesting move made all the more daring by its subscription based distribution. Just want to play as Jago? Fine, just pay for Jago. This will lead to a lot of character specialists and I am okay with that. If I wasn't getting the whole deal for free I would do the same thing.

But how will it play? I am intentionally keeping my hopes low. If it comes in around the Injustice mark with better netcode I will be satisfied. Anything less than that and, well, it was free.


I am still rather upset about how I am going to have to change the name of the blog. Perhaps I will be able to snag if I just let it expire and the blog disappears for a few days. Not fun.


  1. For the record, I love this blog and check it every day and will be terribly disappointed if it goes away.

    Also, I'm totally jealous of free Killer Instinct.

  2. I appreciate the support.

    The name change is just one more annoyance on top of a whole pile of unrelated ones.