Jeff Yang And His Avatar

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Caught this great article down at Asian Pop where Jeff Yang talks race, Street Fighter, avatars, and the Hong Kong Triad Bureau:

Through the magic of Wii Virtual Console, I downloaded the game that defined my adult arcade-rat career -- Street Fighter II: The World Warriors -- and prepared to teach my offspring the first of what would be many lessons in Not Messing with the Old Man.

Unfortunately, the match ended before it even began. Faced with the game's array of character choices, Hudson refused to play any of them except Ryu, which was of course unacceptable, since intense, fireball-wielding karateka Ryu is my traditional Schooling Instrument of Choice. Ha-dou-ken!
Read it in full here.