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Friday
Oct312014

Street Fighter EX2+ Corner Cross-Up Setups by Nerdjosh

Nerdjosh has created a short video that details some of the corner setups that players can create in SFEX2+.

According to Nerdjosh, normally it is impossible for players to cross up an opponent holding back in the corner, but these examples show how players can get around that protection to create great corner pressure and mixups.

The video contains setups for M. Bison, Sagat, Pullum and Darun.

Hit the jump for the video.

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Friday
Oct312014

Guilty Gear Xrd Character Guides, Frame Data by 4Gamer

Japan's 4Gamer has created its own Guilty Gear Xrd -Sign- wiki, complete with breakdowns of each character in the game. The character pages have basic information, such as move lists and biographies, but also show the ways a character's normals can chain—in GG terms, gatling—and include combo videos with slow motion replays in case viewers could not see the moves used in regular speed.

The biggest thing the 4Gamer site offers to Guilty Gear veterans, however, is the inclusion of frame data for each of the characters in the arcade version of Guilty Gear Xrd.

While the entire wiki is in Japanese, the site offers a starting resource for U.S. Gears players who are already thinking about Dec. 16. 

Wednesday
Oct292014

Super Desperation Radio Episode 333 Archive Online

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

Twitch's new rules regarding what streamers can and cannot wear opened SDR, as the cast discussed Twitch's conduct policy and its sometimes apparent lack of enforcement.

Staying on the topic of stream behavior, the conversation moved to the recent grudge matches at Wednesday Night Fights and the lost art of trash talk. The crew made it a point to note that there are always lines players and spectators should not cross when simply trying to get under another competitor's skin.

Lastly, SDR talked about the forthcoming NEC, mentioning the KOFXIII tournament and the Japanese competitors showing up for airdash titles.

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

Tuesday
Oct282014

Cognitive Dissonance: Reports of my Death...

On Dec. 16, 2014, the U.S. Persona 4 Arena Ultimax scene will die. It will join the likes of Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late and BlazBlue Chronophantasma as another game tossed aside to make room for the new game of the moment, Guilty Gear Xrd -Sign-. Or at least that is what a lot of people would have readers believe.

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Tuesday
Oct282014

The Show That Sucks #101 With Harrison And Honzo Gonzo Tonight At 10pm PST

Tonight will be #101 of The Show That Sucks.  You will be able to check out the stream live starting at 10 p.m. PST on our Twitch.tv Channel

If you have questions for us you can always send them to myself and Honzo Gonzo on Twitter!

Missed last week's show? You can click on our podcast section to 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.

 

Tuesday
Oct282014

Major Japanese Tekken Team Tournament Mastercup.7 To Be Streamed On Twitch

The premiere Tekken tournament series in Japan will be broadcast live on gaming's biggest streaming service.

One of the latest videos on the Mastercup YouTube channel revealed that the seventh edition of the team tournament series will be on Twitch. The tournament stream will be split for Japanese viewers (Game Newton) and English viewers (official Tekken channel).

Over 170 five-man teams from Japan and all over the world will be competing to win so don't miss it! It will be airing on Nov. 2, 2014, in Japan's time zone (UTC+9:00) so make sure to prepare in case you live outside the area.

Check out the stream announcement, as well as a special promotional combo video, for the event after the jump!

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Monday
Oct272014

Twitch Rules of Conduct Updated, Code of Dress Clarified

Game streaming platform Twitch has updated its Rules of Conduct, focusing on the type of clothing that will be allowed on streams starting on Oct. 27, 2014. The policy now reads:

Wearing no clothing or sexually suggestive clothing - including lingerie, swimsuits, pasties, and undergarments - is prohibited, as well as any full nude torsos*, which applies to both male and female broadcasters. You may have a great six-pack, but that's better shared on the beach during a 2-on-2 volleyball game blasting "Playing with the Boys."

* If it's unbearably hot where you are, and you happen to have your shirt off (guys) or a bikini top (grills), then just crop the webcam to your face. Problem solved.

We sell t-shirts, and those are always acceptable. #Kappa

Violations of the new policy will result in channel or account suspension.

Thursday
Oct232014

New Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Content, Mewtwo To Be Playable, Eight Player Mode

Nintendo showed off what's new in the latest Super Smash Bros. game. Here are some of the most notable features.

One of the significant reveals from the video event was that Mewtwo will be available to play as free downloadable content in 2015 for both Wii U and 3DS versions. This will mark his return since his only official debut in Super Smash Bros. Melee.

Exclusive to the Wii U version, Smash Tour has players gain power ups in a game board until they eventually fight each other. Target Smash and Home Run Contest will allow up to four players to see who can win. Also exclusive is an eight player mode where everyone can fight simultaneously in both foreground and background areas of large stages.

Returning from Super Smash Bros. Brawl is the stage builder. This updated mode provides Wii U Gamepad support to help make stages easier.

If you are planning to play SSB Wii U, Nintendo released an official list of supported controllers. Check out the video event showing a lot more new information after the jump!

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Thursday
Oct232014

North American Version of Dead or Alive 5: Last Round Arriving Feb. 17, 2015

With Japan receiving Dead or Alive 5: Last Round on Feb. 19, 2015, North American players will be happy that they can get their hands on the game on Feb. 17.

In addition to the release date, new info has surfaced including the return of the popular Crimson stage featured in both Dead or Alive 2 and Dead or Alive Ultimate.

The free-to-play Core Fighters aspect introduced in Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate returns on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Both versions will allow players to access Kasumi, Ayane, Hayate and Ryu Hayabusa. Xbox One users can also buy a special version of Dead or Alive 5: Last Round Core Fighters for $4.99 with four more characters Jann Lee, Hitomi, Bass and Tina. PlayStation 4 users can pay $3.99 for additional characters while Xbox One players will have to stay tuned for pricing information.

To those who want to buy the full game, both Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions will be available digitally for $29.99 with retail going for $39.99. The latter will offer pre-order bundles depending on store. You can find what stores are offering which bonus here. You can also find what's behind the regular and "Ultimate Package" versions of DOA5:LR in Japan here.

Wednesday
Oct222014

Skullgirls Encore on PlayStation 4 Now Compatible with PlayStation 3 Arcade Sticks

Lab Zero Games' fighting game Skullgirls will come to the PlayStation 4 with last generation controller support after months of testing.

Developed by Naughty Dog's John Bellomy in his free time, the code will allow the coming PlayStation 4 build of Skullgirls Encore to feature plug-and-play support for PlayStation 3 arcade sticks and controllers. Lab Zero CEO Peter Bartholow mentioned that sticks such as the Mad Catz Arcade FightStick Tournament Edition as well as custom controller boards including the Cthulhu series of boards will work immediately with this build. It was not mentioned if other arcade sticks or custom boards were compatible..

As long as the controllers when plugged in are generic USB controller-based and not recognized as a DualShock 3 controller, they will immediately work. Bartholow expressed that Akishop Customs' PS360+ controller board as well as the popular inPin PlayStation 2 to PS3 converter will not work.

Still in development, Lab Zero will release their driver for developers to use and update as long as they attribute the original developers. A compatibility list will be available online in the coming future so stay tuned! For now, check out a demonstration of the existing code by Lab Zero's Mike Zaimont after the jump!

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Tuesday
Oct212014

European Release of Persona 4 Arena Ultimax Dated for Nov. 21, 2014

Players in Europe can get their hands on the Persona 4 Arena follow up in the coming weeks.

The European end of Sega confirmed in September that they will be publishing Persona 4 Arena Ultimax for the region. Sega also updated that it will be available on Nov. 21, 2014.

Like the North American version, P4AU will be available in both PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions. Pre-orders of P4AU will feature bonus tarot cards based on the Persona 4 games.

The original Persona 4 Arena, published in Europe by Zen United, met with development issues when trying to release the game. The game came in May 2013, nine and ten months after the North American and Japanese releases respectively.

Tuesday
Oct212014

Dead or Alive 5: Last Round Coming Feb. 2015 In Japan, Special Versions Available Throughout

The upcoming final version of Dead or Alive 5 has been dated with regular and special packages.

Japan will receive the game in Feb. 19, 2014 for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The Sony consoles will feature an "Ultimate" version priced for 26,784 and 27,784 yen respectively. For that price, you can expect a huge amount of content available on the disc including the many downloadable content featured in both the original and Ultimate versions of DOA5.

On the Xbox One, players in Japan can either buy the full version or try the free-to-play model. Details behind the F2P version are unavailable but we can expect it to act similar to the PlayStation 3 version of DOA5 Ultimate's F2P build.

The North American version of DOA5LR is still planned for spring 2015 release.

Tuesday
Oct212014

Super Desperation Radio Episode 332 Archive Online

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

Capcom Cup, Guilty Gear Xrd and possible Evo games were up for discussion as SDR returned from its one-week hiatus.

With VIP packages and general admission seats now available, the cast wondered what the final schedule for Capcom Cup would look like when the event takes place on Dec. 13.

The conversation then moved to Guilty Gear Xrd, and the game's recently released demo and U.S. street date of Dec. 16. Ayaikun talked about her recent experiences playing the title and how it is one of the most beautiful games she's ever seen in motion.

Lastly, the question of the Evo 2015 lineup was brought up and no one was really sure how it will shake out. Everyone agreed 2015 will be the first year multiple airdash games should make it onto the roster, but nothing is a sure bet at this point.

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

Monday
Oct202014

Stream to Show off New Features of Smash Bros. for Wii U

Siliconera is reporting that Nintendo will be hosting a stream showing off the many additions and differences in the Wii U version of Super Smash Bros. The event is said to feature "50 new things" and will take place Oct. 23 at 3 p.m. PST, 6 p.m. EST.

The event will be coming to viewers through Nintendo Direct. Super Smash Bros. for Wii U launches on Nov. 21 in the United States.

Friday
Oct172014

Norcal Strongstyle Footage Teased in Avoiding the Puddle Live, with Guest Bronson Tran

Still waiting for footage of Norcal Strongstyle to surface? Here is a little snippet!

Norcal's Bronson Tran presents the first in a huge series of matches from Norcal Strongstyle on Avoiding the Puddle Live with Aris and co-host Rickstah. The featured match has Aris fight against South Korean champion Saint in the round-robin phase of the tournament. The video is also your first glimpse at what's in store for the production end of these matches.

The guys also talk more about the event as well as all things Tekken. Check out the archived episode after the jump!

To those waiting for the footage, please follow IPLAYWINNER on Twitter and Facebook and Bronson Tran on Twitter for updates in the future.

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Thursday
Oct162014

Round 1 Opens New Arcade in Illinois

Japanese arcade chain Round 1 has opened its first store outside of California. Stratford Square Mall in Bloomingdale, Illinois, is now home to the fourth Round 1 that has opened in the U.S.

Round 1 Chicago includes the same Japanese arcade experiences that its fellow California stores have offered since the first location opened in the Puente Hills Mall in 2010, with games such as Project Diva, IIDX and Tekken Tag Tournament 2.

Round 1 is not done expanding across the U.S. There are currently plans to open new stores in Arlington, Texas, and San Jose, California

Thursday
Oct162014

Guilty Gear Xrd -Sign- Lands in the U.S. on Dec. 16

Aksys Games has announced the U.S. release date for Guilty Gear Xrd, and it is Dec. 16, 2014, less than two weeks after the Japanese console release.

Launching for both the PlayStation 3 and 4, Xrd will come in both standard and limited edition packages, with the latter offering

"a box to hold all the goodies, fashioned in the likeness of the 'Backyard', the Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN- Vocal Collection (just like the Japanese version!), the Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN- Character Book which will provide information on characters, terms, and concepts from the beginning of the series to the present, and finally, the Sol Badguy 'FREE' belt buckle keychain!"

Both versions are already available for pre-order, with the LE costing players $20 more than the standard edition on the console of their choice. Hit the jump for the release trailer.

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Tuesday
Oct142014

The Show That Sucks #99 With Harrison And Honzo Gonzo Tonight At 10pm PST!

Tonight will be #99 of The Show That Sucks. This week will be all about The Fall Classic and the Capcom Pro Tour! You will be able to check out the stream live starting at 10 p.m. PST on our Twitch

If you have questions for us you can always send them to myself and Honzo Gonzo on Twitter!

Missed last week's show? You can click on our podcast section to 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.
Tuesday
Oct142014

Killer Instinct Season 2 Starts Oct. 15, will add Cinder, Riptor

While U.S. Killer Instinct players have gotten a preview of the new balance and content coming in the new season of KI, the rest of the world will get its hands on TJ Combo and Maya on Oct. 15. In a new season 2 trailer from IGN, the team at Iron Galaxy also teases eight new characters through shadowy silhouettes.

The good news for fans of the Killer Instinct series is that Riptor and Cinder are definitely two of those characters, as confirmed by Microsoft. When fans and players will see them, however, is another story as while Combo and Maya release with the season the rest of the new cast will appear on a one-a-month basis starting in November.

The latest season will also include a graphical boost from 720p to 900p resolution.

The rest of the Season 2 content—updated balance, enhanced combo system and improved interface—will all be available on day one, with updates to come as the rest of the characters are released. Hit the jump for launch trailer.

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Tuesday
Oct142014

DOA 5 Ultimate Celebrates Halloween with New Costumes

Halloween is the time of year when many people take the time to dress up, and for another year the cast of Dead of Alive 5 Ultimate is no exception. Continuing the tradition from 2013, DOA5U is again adding a batch of costumes so that its characters wouldn't feel out of place at a masquerade.

The outfits this year are pulled from the winners of a fan design contest, and show a range Halloween favorites: skeletons, werewolves, pirates, devils and angels. There are even a few off-the-wall costumes as well.

The costumes release Oct. 14 in Japan for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. There is no date for a U.S. release yet, but since last year's costumes made it to the West there's a good chance they will show up sooner than later.

Check out the release video after the jump.

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