I was reading the EVO lineup today, and I noticed they are selecting the 8th game based on donations to a cancer research research foundation...
In addition, an eighth game will be added and will be decided by the community via donation votes. The games on the player's choice voting poll are Capcom vs. SNK 2, Dead or Alive 5, Divekick, Guilty Gear XX Accent Core +R, Injustice, Melty Blood Actress Again Current Code, MLP: Fighting is Magic, PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, Skullgirls, Super Smash Bros. Melee and Super Smash Bros. Brawl. The proceeds will go to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
Most of the other games I've already heard of. so i decided to check out some of the others I never heard of, like
Divekick, which looks... retarded as all hell, and
Melty Blood Actress Again Current Code (WTH is up with that name?!), which looks like a game my girlfriend would go nuts over.
of course, then you got Skullgirls which I would definitely pick up if it was on the PC.
then i saw... MLP: Fighting is Magic. all I gotta say is.. seriously? a fan based game at EVO? and one based on a kids cartoon? given the rabid ferocity of bronies, I wouldn't doubt it if this game beat out all the others just because it has ponies in it. An unlikely show picks up an unlikely fanbase, who makes an even more unlikely fan based fighting game, and it gets in the running to be at a serious fighting game tournament. what the hell are the odds of this happening? I personally find it amusing as hell.