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Monday
Jul062015

Skullgirls 2nd Encore Launches July 7 for PS4

The ultimate release of Skullgirls is about to land on PlayStation 4. Skullgirls 2nd Encore will drop July 7, bringing a wealth of content to the system:

  • All DLC characters included
  • Fully voiced story modes
  • New Challenges
  • New Trials
  • New Survival Mode
  • Cross-play with the PS3 and PS Vita versions
  • Full Platinum Trophy set

All of that will be included along with cross buy for the upcoming Vita version of the game, and PS Plus users will get 20 percent off if they pre-order as well as a new theme.

The game is also holding its own tournament at Evolution 2015 that will be streamed by Mad Catz. For those who are thinking about playing in the event, or who would just like to watch the action, all the details can be found at the Skullgirls forums.

Thursday
Jul022015

Rise of Incarnates Publicly Released on Steam, New Character on Launch Day Patch

The free-to-play PC arena fighting game by the people who made Mobile Suit Gundam Extreme VS is now available.

Bandai Namco Games' Rise of Incarnates came out on July 1 with no initial cost. The game also received a patch on its public release making changes and additions from its Steam Early Access iterations. Two of the bigger aspects in this patch is the new character Zeus and Japanese localization. You can find more of what's in the patch below!

If you played games such as the aforementioned Gundam EXVS series, try out Rise of Incarnates now on Steam! Check out the release trailer, featuring Bandai Namco Games producer Michael Murray, after the jump!

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Thursday
Jul022015

Predator Playable in Mortal Kombat X on July 7 for Kombat Pack Owners

Mortal Kombat continues its trend of extraordinary villains with the Predator for the latest game.

Mortal Kombat X Kombat Pack owners can get their hands on the tech-saavy alien hunter on July 7. Everyone else will be able to buy Predator as a separate character for $4.99 on a later date. Kombat Pack owners will also get immediate access to The Predator/Prey costume pack which gives Jonny the same attire Dutch, played by Arnold Schwarzenegger, wore in the first Predator film. Scorpion will be coated with infared heat throughout his body similar to how the Predator uses his optics. Jax will also snag the look of Dutch's friend George Dillon and will feature voice talent from actor Carl Weathers.

Netherrealm Studios will be showing off Predator on the upcoming July 6 Kombat Kast so tune into their Twitch channel!

Wednesday
Jul012015

Battle Fantasia Coming to Steam on July 7

Arc System Works' 2.5-D fighting game gets reintroduced for the PC market.

Battle Fantasia -Revised Edition- will be coming to Steam on July 7. This port will be published directly by Arc System Works themselves with co-development from DotEmu, a French studio known for porting games such as Metal Slug X and Final Fantasy VIII to Valve's platform.

This RPG-themed fighting game features two punch and two kick buttons while the fifth button can be used to parry attacks. Players can also activate a special mode that can enhance various moves of a character.

Players can access various modes including story, time attack and online mode.

Check out the trailer and match footage after the jump! The Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions of Battle Fantasia are available now.

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Wednesday
Jul012015

Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late[st] Side Tournament at Arc Revolution Cup 2015

The second revision of Under Night In-Birth will get some spotlight at the latest iteration of Arc System Works' annual tournament series.

Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late[st] was announced as a side tournament game at Arc Revolution Cup, next to Persona 4 Arena Ultimax. While P4AU will be a 3v3 team tournament, UNIST will be a singles event with 32 players battling it out. Both P4AU and UNIST are the only games to be running on arcade hardware while both Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN- and Blazblue: Chronophantasma Extend are on PlayStation 4.

While UNIST isn't available in Japanese arcades, it can be expected that the game will be available before the tournament's Aug. 15 date. The game recently concluded its latest location test that started on June 24.

Wednesday
Jul012015

Paradise Arcade Shop Introduces Mechanical Keyboard Switch Accessory for Sanwa Denshi Buttons

If you wanted to keep using your Sanwa Denshi OBSF buttons but want the feel of mechanical keyboard switches, there is a new accessory coming soon.

Paradise Arcade Shop has been working on an accessory for OBSF-30 buttons to allow switches such as the Cherry MX series to be retrofitted. Called the OBS-MX, it looks like it will replace Sanwa's stock microswitches altogether when installed. To compliment the OBS-MX, PAS developed a new plunger as the original cannot work with the unit.

In addition, the OBS-MX comes with LED support built in. Players and modders can take advantage of the LED's solder points. PAS' Kaimana LED board is also compatible with the OBS-MX.

OBS-MX units will be available at EVO 2015. You can check more info about the OBS-MX here.

Tuesday
Jun302015

Dead or Alive 5: Last Round PC Online Patch Delayed Following Issues in Beta Test

Intending to help improve netplay in Dead or Alive 5: Last Round on PC by the end of June, Team Ninja and Koei Tecmo released a statement that they are unable to follow through to their goal.

The developer of the final version of Dead or Alive 5 announced that a public update to fix the online code has been delayed to an undetermined date. This reason was "due to major issues found during the [Steam] beta test."

With the patch still in the works, Team Ninja will still provide the beta.

"We will continue to offer the beta version. However, for users who have experienced issues which made the beta version unplayable, we ask that you revert back to the offline version to continue playing the game."

The full statement can be found here.

Tuesday
Jun302015

Super Desperation Radio Episode 418 Archive Online

The latest episode of Super Desperation Radio is now available for watching on IPLAYWINNER'S YouTube channel.

CEO 2015 was the last major stop before Evolution 2015 and SDR takes some time to talk about the results and happenings of the event. The crew discussed "random" as an excuse for losing, and talked about how CEO's production of each game made the players seem important and gave each some time to connect with a home audience.

Patching was a big topic of discussion, as as the cast talked about how MKX's continuous patching process has hurt player interest in the game and that Tanya could influence the way players look at the game for Evo and beyond. Sanchez, meanwhile, talked about the recently found proximity option select in Guilty Gear Xrd, what is likely causing it, and how it could be fixed in Revelator.

Lastly, SDR discussed the possible commentary teams for Evo and who should be behind the mics.

Super Desperation Radio is live every Monday at 6:30 p.m. PST on Twitch and YouTube.

Monday
Jun292015

Footage of Predator in Mortal Kombat X Surfaces

Predator is the next DLC character coming to NetherRealm Studios' MKX, but he currently has only a loose release date of sometime in July. However, after it was revealed that Predator's data was present in the most recent balance patch to MKX, players knew it was only a matter of time before information about the character became public.

User Sonicdude20th on XboxClips has uploaded six videos of Predator from the game's challenge tower, showing all three variations: Hunter, Warrior and Hish-Qu-Ten. It is not clear what all defines each variation, but Hunter utilizes traps; Warrior features some kind of energy shield; and Hish-Qu-Ten comes complete with the Predator's shoulder cannon. The videos even feature one of the character's brutalities.

Monday
Jun292015

Bandai Namco Teases Tekken Announcement

With the recent reports of the U.S. getting Tekken 7 machines and the return of Tekken Crash, Bandai Namco is certainly making sure its newest fighter is making headlines across the gaming community. However, it seems that the company is not done yet.

The official Tekken Project Twitter account claims a big Tekken announcement will be coming on July 7. The tweet offered little other information, but did mention that the series recently celebrated its 20th anniversary and features an image that reads "awaken, raging fist."

For now, players are left to speculate what information could be forthcoming.

 

Friday
Jun262015

South Korea's Tekken Crash Returns on July 5 with Qualifier, Full Season from July to September on Twitch

The premiere Tekken tournament series in Korea will be back for a new season.

Tekken Crash will be returning on July 5 with Tekken 7 at the helm. Located at Seoul's Nexon Arena, South Korea's SPOTV Games is collaborating with Twitch to stream the whole season on the popular platform. July 5 will act as a preliminary qualifier while the full season will start air July 19 to Sept. 6 with live broadcasts every Sunday at 7:00 p.m. KST (3:00 a.m. PST/6:00 a.m. EST). Stay tuned for more information on the Twitch channel.

Similar to previous seasons, this season of Tekken Crash will consist of 16 teams with three players in each. At the end, the winning team will earn 1.5 million won ($1342) while second and third place finishers receive 900,000 ($805) and 300,000 ($268) respectively.

You can check out the qualifier's promotional video below!

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Wednesday
Jun242015

Defending Against Sol in Guilty Gear Xrd by Japhro77

YouTube user Japhro77 has produced an almost eight-minute video tutorial about the many ways players can, should and should not act when pressured by Sol Badguy in Guilty Gear Xrd. The video covers many common scenarios, including Gun Flame, Bandit Bringer and Fafnir pressure, and while all of the footage was recorded in the corner it applies to many situations in the middle of the screen as well.

Each option for the defending player is color coded to describe the amount of risk intrinsic to the defensive option. While no option is 100 percent risk free, the video should give many players an idea of how they can escape Sol's pressure if they are prepared for it.

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Wednesday
Jun242015

FightCade's Past, Present & Future in USGamer's Feature

Get to know the popular online fighting game program that's keeping older games alive.

FightCade and its creator, Pau Oliva, were featured in a story by USGamer. Oliva was interviewed on how the program came to be.

Topics included how FightCade began as a client that gives Mac OSX and Linux users access to influential predecessor GGPO, how it acted as a backup service when GGPO servers went down and its easy-to-use features.

The full story can be found here. FightCade is free to download now!

Wednesday
Jun242015

Full Worldwide Breakdown on How to Access Street Fighter V PlayStation 4 Closed Beta

Wherever you are in the world, you can get your hands on the Street Fighter V beta.

Details for the PlayStation 4 beta of SFV, coming July 23, surfaced with ways on how to participate in it. In North America, you can get access through retailers such as GameStop and the PlayStation Network through pre-ordering. Other regions such as Japan and neighboring Asian countries will have to be both a PlayStation Plus member as well as downloading the Closed Beta download client from PSN.

Make sure to read the full breakdown found on Capcom's page to know where to get access. Details on the PC closed beta will be announced at a later time.

Wednesday
Jun242015

Ed Boon Hinting at Future Alien DLC for Mortal Kombat X?

Mortal Kombat series creator Ed Boon likes to throw not-so-subtle hints about upcoming projects onto his Twitter feed. He did it with the Kombat Pack characters, and he may once again be referencing an upcoming character with a pair of tweets in the last week.

After E3 2015, Boon posted what seemed at the time like a tongue-in-cheek joke about exclusives at the show:

E3 was great because we didn't have to show a new game. All I had to worry about was the secret room we were showing Terminator & Alien DLC.

While that post alone got the Internet rumor mill spinning about the possibility of both characters coming to Mortal Kombat X, Boon then added another tweet on June 24 showing a Blu-ray of the movie Alien on a store shelf. This only further suggested that fans may indeed see xenomorphs show up in MKX's future.

It should be noted, however, that neither tweet is proof of anything yet. And while the inclusion of Predator in MKX seems like a great opportunity to revive a famous comic and cinematic rivalry, it remains to be seen whether it will actually be happening.

Tuesday
Jun232015

New Mortal Kombat X Patch Brings Big Changes to Kitana, Others

The newest patch notes for Mortal Kombat X are live, and there are a lot of changes to many characters in the game. One of the characters to receive the most changes is Kitana, who got buffs on many of her moves and combos. In most cases, her moves are now much less punishable on block, which could mean big things for that character as the game moves forward.

There are also plenty of changes for Reptile, who received mostly damage buffs, and Goro, who received increases to on-hit advantage for some of his moves. Characters who may have come out worse in this patch include D'Vorah, Scorpion and Tanya, whose moves were adjusted after her release.

With CEO only days away, it will be interesting to see if Alex Jebailey allows this most recent patch to be used in the tournament. He is currently taking player feedback.

Tuesday
Jun232015

X-Arcade Developing Xbox One & PlayStation 4 Controller Adapters

American-style arcade stick company X-Arcade is trying to tap into the current generation of consoles with new converters.

On their webstore, they are currently selling PlayStation 2 to Xbox One adapters. The adapter bears similarity to various PS2 to Xbox 360 converters. While mainly intended to work with X-Arcade's own arcade stick to PS2 converters, the listing shows that the XB1 converter can work with regular PS2 controllers. The device also apparently doesn't need a separate XB1 controller for authorization.

In addition, X-Arcade is currently developing an all-in-one solution for both XB1 and PlayStation 4. At the moment, there is no detailed information behind this device but the company is currently testing the converter.

Tuesday
Jun232015

Super Desperation Radio Episode 417 Archive Online

The latest episode of Super Desperation Radio is now available for watching on IPLAYWINNER'S YouTube channel.

The aftermath of E3 2015 was the biggest topic as SuperFX, Hellpockets and Giby discussed their experiences at the show and talked about the different new titles they saw. As this was the first E3 for both SuperFX and Hellpockets, both had a bit to say about the event and what the atmosphere was like in the hall.

And of course there couldn't be conversation about E3 without talking about Street Fighter V, as both Giby and Hellpockets tried the game out. They gave their initial impressions and the whole cast talked about the positive reaction to this early build of the game.

Aside from the barrage of E3 news, SDR also briefly talked about the coming of Tekken 7 to U.S. Round 1 locations, and mentioned the recent Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator location tests in Japan. 

Super Desperation Radio is live every Monday at 6:30 p.m. PST on Twitch and YouTube.

Monday
Jun222015

Tekken 7 Coming to U.S. Round 1 Locations

After months of speculation on if and when Tekken 7 will be coming to the U.S. shores in its arcade iteration, there is finally some good news. Sources inside Round 1, the Japanese amusement center that has opened U.S. locations in the last several years, say that three of the company's stores will be getting Tekken 7 in early July.

There is currently no firm date for the U.S. roll-out, but the stores in Seattle, Chicago and the Puente Hills Mall location in Southern California will be the first three locations to have the new Namco fighter.

This is great news for the U.S. arcade scene, but it remains to be seen whether this will have any visible effect on the players travelling to Las Vegas for Evolution 2015. It is also not clear if the other Round 1 locations in the U.S. will be getting the game at a later time.

Thursday
Jun182015

Street Fighter V Casuals from E3 by NerdJosh

Team Spooky's Josh "NerdJosh" Jodoin spent a lot of time at E3 2015 playing Street Fighter V, and he has uploaded those experiences to YouTube. There are currently 11 videos from the show floor, featuring different players such as NerdJosh himself, Tasty Steve, Ultradavid, LI Joe and more.

While the strategies and ideas may not be useful in the final version of SFV, NerdJosh's videos are an interesting look into the public testing phase of fighters and how a game can evolve over such a short period of time. The videos can all be found on NerdJosh's channel.

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