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Street Fighter 2010. In 2014.

March 28, 2014


One of the many means of making a person feel old comes from fictional titles and any “far future” dates found therein. 1984 was once so remote it could be the setting for a war-torn dystopia, one that would make “Orwellian” an adjective. 2001 was once the province of twirling space stations, moon bases and manned missions to Jupiter and its moons. And 2010 was even more remote than that, remote enough for a sequel in which the USA and the USSR — the latter a nation strong as iron and incapable of dissolution, natch — would send rival missions to Europa.

And these fictional future-dates go down one by one, and we get older and older and feel our age more and more as they each are left by the wayside. When you see what was once the distant future in the rearview, you, my friend, are getting on in years.

I had never even heard of Street Fighter 2010: The Final Fight, which apparently had little to do with the once-potent Street Fighter video game franchise, until I saw this ad. Now that I’ve seen it, I feel a little bit closer to the grave, a feeling enhanced by the bold “Few live to finish this game” tag. Thanks Up yours, Capcom!

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