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Friday
Jul252014

SDCC 2014: New Tekken 7 Information From Bandai Namco Games Panel, Tekken X Street Fighter Still In Development

Concept art for Tekken X Street FighterHere is new information from the Bandai Namco fighting games panel at San Diego Comic Con 2014 featuring the upcoming Tekken 7.

To compliment what the announcement, and the SDCC, trailer revealed, T7 will conclude the story arc of the Mishima bloodline. It will answer the reasons behind the actions done by Heihachi Mishima in previous Tekken entries.

With no gameplay footage to present, Tekken series producer Katsuhiro Harada has mentioned that the development team is working and refining the mechanics. Aside from Heihachi and Kazuya returning in Tekken 7, Tekken 6: Bloodline Rebellion's Lars will return.

Other information like native voice acting featured in Tekken Tag Tournament 2 returns. Namco is also looking to help newer players for getting into competitive Tekken.

After no word on the project for quite some time, Harada declared that the crossover Tekken X Street Fighter is still in development and moving forward. Harada also mentioned that it needs its spotlight outside of the other games in production. No footage of TXSF was featured in the panel.

Check out the SDCC trailer after the jump!

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Thursday
Jul242014

Second Strongstyle 5 Trailer Released

Norcal Strongstyle has released its second trailer, giving participants a better idea of what to expect at the event when it occurs on September 27-28, 2014, in San Mateo, California.

The biggest news from the trailer is that the format of pools at Strongstyle will be a 2-out-of-3, round robin format, with semifinals and top 8 being the normal 3-out-of-5 format. This decision changes preparation for the tournament tremendously, as now players will have to be prepared for a lot of sets with a potential for a large number of opposing characters.

Other news from the trailer includes a list of newly confirmed players who will attend the event, as well as Bronson Tran's rationale for there being no stream at Strongstyle. According to Tran, every match at SS5 will be recorded and the event will then be released later in a "high production package" that will feature commentary, match breakdowns and player interviews that go inside the match and explain to the viewers how it all happened.

Hit the jump for the trailer.

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Wednesday
Jul232014

Phreak Mods' TE2 Crossbone Board, Made For Mad Catz Xbox One TE2 Arcade FightSticks, Now Available

The Xbox One version of Phreak Mods' Crossbone PCB hack series is now available!

Different from that of the original Crossbone, specifically made for pad-hacking the Xbox One controller, the TE2 Crossbone is designed for Mad Catz Arcade FightStick Tournament Edition 2 on Xbox One.

It converts the electrical signal in the TE2's board to become common ground, acting as a bridge for easier modding. Like the original Crossbone, this variant has native compatibility with the AkiShop Customs PS360+ multiplatform board (sold separately) for cross-console support. This board requires soldering so if you are unsure of your skills, please consult your nearest modding expert to help you in installing the TE2 Crossbone.

You can buy the TE2 Crossbone directly from Phreak Mods here! Owners can also find directions on the site. Also read my review of the original Crossbone here!

Wednesday
Jul232014

All Eight EVO 2014 Intro Hype Videos Now Available For Viewing

Go check out the intros for the eight games featured at this year's EVO after the jump!

These videos, created by Seth Mussey with additional contributors, were shown to both EVO goers and stream monsters before the top eight finals of every game. They were also specifically created to accommodate the widened screen featured in the main stage.

If you missed the awesome guitar cover of the Killer Instinct theme or even the appearance of Indestructible (instrumental, no vocals, sorry!) for Ultra Street Fighter IV, watch now! You can also find EVO content including top eight for every game on the official YouTube channel and Capcom Fighters' channel!

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Tuesday
Jul222014

The Show That Sucks #88 With Harrison And Honzo Gonzo Tonight At 10pm PST

The Show That Sucks continues tonight starting at 10 p.m. PST on our Twitch.tv Channel. This week we will talk about The International because Honzo loves Dota, USF4 glitches and what you want from Capcom for the USF4 patch later this year.

Have questions? Send them to Myself and Honzo Gonzo on Twitter and we will answer them live on the show!

Missed last weeks show? Head over to our Podcast section and checkout ever show in Youtube or Mp3 format.

Blowing up the FGC one week at a time, The Show That Sucks is a weekly Podcast with Harrison, the streamer of IPLAYWINNER, and Honzo Gonzo, the worst person on the internet.

Tuesday
Jul222014

Super Desperation Radio Episode 320 Archive Online

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

It was a full house for SDR as the cast talked about Evolution 2014. It seemed as if Nocturnal would be filling in for Ayaikun, but the mention of anime brought the missing host onto the show as everyone shared their stories from the weekend.

The show was then joined by another guest as ComMando visited the cast to talk about the upcoming throwback tournament being held by Super Arcade in November 2014. While he couldn't say much about the details of the event, the man who runs IEBattlegrounds had a couple pieces of information he could offer SDR.

Lastly, the crew discussed all the recent airdasher news: from the release of UNiEL this week, to the revelations of new characters for both BlazBlue: Chronophantasma and Persona 4 Arena 2, all the way to Arc Revolution Cup in August.

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

Monday
Jul212014

Super Arcade Celebrating 10th Anniversary of Evo Moment 37 with Throwback Tournament

At Evolution 2004, the now-famous Daigo Parry—Evo Moment #37—occurred, and to celebrate the 10 years since that event Super Arcade has announced a throwback tournament to take place November 21-23, 2014. The event, which will take place in the same hall as Evo 2004 at the California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, will feature the same lineup of games that made up Evo that year: Capcom vs. SNK 2, Super Street Fighter II Turbo, Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike and Marvel vs. Capcom 2.

Super Arcade owner Mike Watson says other games may be added, including an "Ultra Street Fighter IV tourney on the side so some of you 09'ers have something to play."

Monday
Jul212014

Street Fighter IV AE 2012 "Experiments in the Lab 7" by Luparez

In the wake of a new installment in the Street Fighter IV series comes another great video from Luparez. "Experiments in the Lab" is an ongoing series of Luparez's findings in training mode, leading to the discovery of some interesting and unique combos, mixups and resets for a handful of the cast. Although not everything in the video is suitable for competitive play, the video contains some jaw-dropping moments and useful ideas alike, so players can watch the video to be entertained and intrigued.

Luparez's channel also holds all his previous entries in the "Experiements in the Lab" series, which still contain great ideas that can be carried over to Ultra Street Fighter IV.

Hit the jump for the video.

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Friday
Jul182014

First To 10 Ryu Vs. Ryu Set Between Kuroda & Jyobin In Ultra Street Fighter IV

The best Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike player goes against one of the top ranked Ryu players in a Ultra Street Fighter IV mirror set.

With help from weekly men's magazine series Weekly Playboy (Shupure), you can find a first to 10 Ryu mirror between Kuroda and Koichiro "Jyobin" Matsumoto (#5 ranked in Japanese arcades) after the jump. For Japanese listeners, commentary between both players will also be found after the jump. To Ryu players who want to get more familiar with the mirror matchup in Ultra, then go watch!

Kuroda, a contributor for Shupure, organizes special sets with various players in both Ultra and 3S for the magazine's YouTube channel. He also brings in players to review their sets. Matsumoto, a competitor once part of the Japanese MMA organization Deep, is now one of the trainers for the gym Honey Trap. Matsumoto has been known internationally for his unorthodox Ryu in the Street Fighter IV games.

You can find more sets of Ultra and 3S on Shupure's YouTube channel!

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Friday
Jul182014

SG Chooses Lord Knight as Partner for Arc Revolution Cup 2014

As part of being the top placing U.S. player in BlazBlue: Chronophantasma at Evolution 2014, SG has been given a qualification into Arc Revolution Cup, Arc System Works' SBO-like event that is now in its second year. As BBCP is a 2v2 event, he has also been given the right to select a partner.

Earlier this morning, SG revealed that player to be Lord Knight:

"My Arc Revo 2014 partner will be ! Cheer us on! :D"

While supporters and detractors have already made their feelings known about the choice, it is important to remember that Arc Revo Cup will be played on the arcade version of BBCP. This almost completely disqualifies pad players and those who use special button configurations from being able to play in the event.

Arc Revolution Cup will take place on August 30 in Tokyo as part of Japan Gamer's Live.

Thursday
Jul172014

Videos: Aquapazza and Chaos Code from Evo 2014

For those looking for more action from Evolution 2014, Numakie has uploaded footage from the Aquapazza and Chaos Code side tournaments to YouTube.

The Aquapazza videos are comprised of the start of the first pool, the start of the second pool and top 4. Numakie notes that KOG was disqualified from winners top 4 because he was playing in Ultra Street Fighter IV at the time.

Chaos Code features all of top 4 as well as the last match from the second pool.

These videos are a great chance for players interested in Chaos Code or Aquapazza to see what high-level play for the titles looks like, and to see how U.S. players fare against international competition. Hit the jump for the playlist.

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Wednesday
Jul162014

Video: Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus R from Evo 2014

While all the main stage games at Evolution 2014 have been lauded for their levels of competition and hype, the side tournaments were no less exciting. The GGAC+R tournament that took place on July 11 was full of intense competition and featured some of the top players in the U.S. and Japan. Jyosua streamed the tournament, and now much of pools and top 8 is available on YouTube.

Top 8 of the tournament starts at 3:21:00, with commentary by Samifish and The Beautiful Dude. Featured players are Dogura, RF, Abegen, KBNova and Jo. Brackets for the pools and top 8 can be found here: pool 1, pool 2, pool 3, pool 4, top 8.

Hit the jump for the tournament footage.

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Wednesday
Jul162014

Lab Zero Games Looking for Developers to Help Make PS3 Controllers Work on PS4, Will Offer Driver for Free

With Skullgirls Encore releasing on PlayStation 4 and Vita later this year, the team at Lab Zero Games is working to make those releases as user-friendly as possible. One way Mike Zaimont and his team would like to do this is by offering support for PlayStation 3 sticks so that players do not need to spend more money buying a new stick for only one system.

However, while Sony is allowing for games to create their own rules on what peripherals will be useable in-game, there are no software tools in place to do this at the present time. So the Skullgirls team has put an offer on the table: help develop the tools to allow PS3 controllers on PS4, and Lab Zero will license that product to anyone who wants it for free.

Hit the jump for the explanation from Mike Z.

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Tuesday
Jul152014

The Show That Sucks #87 With Harrison And Honzo Gonzo At 10pm PST

Tonight we will be sharing our Evo stories. Tune into our Twitch.tv Channel tonight at 10pm PST!

Want to send us questions that are in dire need of answering? Send Myself or Honzo Gonzo tweets and we will answer them live on the show!

If you missed last week's show head over to our Podcast Section and check out every show in Youtube and Mp3 format.

Blowing up the FGC one week at a time, The Show That Sucks is a weekly Podcast with Harrison, the streamer of IPLAYWINNER, and Honzo Gonzo, the worst person on the internet.

Tuesday
Jul152014

Video: Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late Beginners Workshop

Sourenga on Dailymotion has posted a translation of a UNIEL beginners workshop that was hosted at LL Akihabara roughly a month ago. The video, narrated by Fusemaster and Kyou, lasts an hour and breaks down the game to its basic level for new players.

From the basics of the Grind Grid (GRD) to offense and defense, and even more slightly nuanced features, the video hopes to get new players into UNIEL.

Hit the jump for the video.

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Tuesday
Jul152014

Marie to Join Persona 4 Arena Ultimax as Downloadable Content

According to Gematsu, the newest issue of Famitsu has revealed that Persona 4 Golden character Marie will appear in the sequel to Persona 4 Arena as downloadable content. She will appear alongside her Persona, Kaguya, and "will make full use of the contents of her bag, as well as her Persona, and excels at ranged attacks and diversion techniques."

The Famitsu article also announces a new lobby system similar to the one implemented in BlazBlue: Chronophantasma.

With Marie's addition, the number of new console characters for Persona 4 Ultimax is at four: Rise, Adachi, Ken and Marie. It will be interesting to see if this is the last surprise for the console version of the game, or if Arc System Works and Atlus have more in store for fans.

Thursday
Jul102014

Ultra Street Fighter IV Bracket Notables for Evo 2014

With Evolution 2014 having the most players in Evolution history, there will be a lot of good players spread out all over the 125 Ultra Street Fighter IV brackets. A lot of old faces have shown up from the days before Street Fighter IV, but also a lot of new faces are here to make their names known on the biggest stage in fighting games.

I have compiled a list of notable players for Ultra Street Fighter IV. As a note, I’ve added a double forward slash symbol ( “ // “ ) to indicate what side of the bracket the player is in their pool, as I felt like this was important for predicting pools outcomes. Names separated by the forward slash are on opposite sides of the bracket. Pools with no names in front of them means I have not found notable players in that pool.

Hit the jump for the list.

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Wednesday
Jul092014

Review: Phreak Mods Crossbone Pad Hack Board For Xbox One Controllers

Fighting gamers will have to deal with the eventual migration from playing on the previous generation consoles (Xbox 360, PlayStation 3) to the latest systems (Xbox One, PlayStation 4). To those who use arcade sticks, previous gen models won't be able to work on the newest machines. While sticks from various manufacturers are being developed for the XB1 and PS4, some players are unwilling to buy a new stick to play on those platforms at the moment. The most common alternative to this dilemma is padhacking, a technique where you wire all necessary inputs from a stripped controller to your stick's buttons and lever. With Killer Instinct getting popular, XB1 padhacking has been very desirable among the fighting game community.

Clayton Knight, founder of Phreak Mods, introduced a special board to aid people in padhacking their XB1 controller to work on arcade sticks. Called the Crossbone, it streamlines the padhacking process to get you up and running as quickly as possible as well as increasing flexibility for those who want more out of it. Despite encountering unusual quirks, the Crossbone does its job very well in getting gamers tournament-ready for Killer Instinct and future fighters on the XB1.

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Tuesday
Jul082014

Final Showdown: Tekken Tag Tournament 2 & The King of Fighters XIII Notables For EVO 2014

After strong demand, Tekken Tag Tournament 2 returns for another EVO showing! While South Korea is apparently absent this year, can North America hold their ground from the attending Japanese players?! With the additional pot bonus from Bandai Namco games, the stakes will be high!

The King of Fighters XIII also comes for its third outing! With this year's attending players, KOF will still be unpredictable. What country will win this year?!

Like Sami's notable articles, I have added slashes to indicate what players are in what side of the initial pool placement. For a list of the rest of the players in these pools, check out the brackets here! Otherwise check out the notable players and brief predictions after the jump!

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Tuesday
Jul082014

The Show That Sucks #86 With Harrison And Honzo Gonzo Tonight At 10pm PST

The pre Evolution 2014 show! Last week we covered Marvel pools now we will do Ultra Street Fighter 4. Also Why Me Dojo? XIII and other fighting game related stuff. The stream will be starting at 10pm PST on our Twitch.tv Channel.

Want to send us questions? Hit up Myself and Honzo Gonzo on twitter.

Missed last weeks show? Head over to our Podcast Section where you can watch or listen to every show in Youtube or Mp3 format.

Blowing up the FGC one week at a time, The Show That Sucks is a weekly Podcast with Harrison, the streamer of IPLAYWINNER, and Honzo Gonzo, the worst person on the internet.