2016 was an… Interesting year, to say the least. Both inside the gaming industry and out, one unthinkable news story after another kept breaking. Naturally, we’ll just stick to gaming here and take this time to look back on some of the most surreal news stories that came out in the last twelve months. Granted, there are some major events that didn’t make this list, such as the CS:GO Lotto scandal and the controversial release of No Man’s Sky. While those are undoubtedly important events, they aren’t exactly strange in the same way as these other tales. That being said, these are the…
Weirdest gaming News Stories of 2016
6Street Fighter V Gets Flava Flav DLC
Street Fighter V did not go over well. Desperate to get on the stage for EVO 2016, the game was shoved out the door way too early with way too little content. I know the lack of an arcade mode gets brought up a lot, but that’s because an arcade mode is the single most basic form of single player a fighting game can have. If Capcom couldn’t even muster up the bare basics, that should terrify you. Hell, we’re still waiting on it to this day.
Something the game has gotten: Costumes inspired by former Public Enemy hype-man Flava Flav. Believe it or not, this is a picture of Ryu and Chun Li. Drink it in. These were released as a part of a sponsorship deal with Red Bull and my brain still hasn’t fully processed the fact that they exist. Aside from the outfits looking hilariously out-of-character for both fighters… Really? Flava Flav? Tekken Tag Tournament 2 was able to get Snoop Dogg for their surreal rapper cross-promotion. You couldn’t get someone with some relevancy post 2007?