Thanks to The Stinger Report we learn that a certain magazine called Edge is running a feature on the new Street Fighter IV, even gracing the cover with either Ken and Ryu. There’s only one little problem that we learn about straight from the Stinger – they intentionally decided to avoiding mentioning the arcade release deciding to focus solely on the console release. Now you may think that a game mag should go out of it’s way to mention all of the versions coming out as a service to it’s readers but as we know certain anti-coin-op biases run deep in many circles and on top of that a lot of mainstream game news resources don’t seem to worry as much about what may be a good service to their readers as it may be to their advertisers. And to top it off let’s be honest, if you want to play a real fighter then the best place to play it is at the arcade and not with a flimsy dual analog controller by yourself at home.
Now I won’t single out just Edge here as I know they are not the only ones guilty of ignoring the arcade version, others have been doing it as well. Let’s just hope that Capcom decides to speak up a little about the arcade version as time goes on and not leave all the torch carrying to us arcade fans.
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