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Skullgirls Encore Joins List Of Games Available For Free On PlayStation Plus In May

With the release of new character Big Band, Skullgirls will be free to play on PlayStation 3 very soon!

PlayStation Plus' Instant Game Collection for the month of May will feature Skullgirls Encore along with other games such as Pro Evolution Soccer for the PlayStation 3 and Limbo on the PlayStation Vita. This iteration will include all existing changes from the original Skullgirls as well as the new characters Squigly and Big Band.

You must be a subscriber to PlayStation Plus to play Skullgirls Encore and you must keep your membership active to keep the game unlocked.


Nanase Announced As First Character To Premiere In PlayStation 3 Version Of Under Night In-Birth

The news of Under Night In-Birth's console port brings in one of two new characters playable in the game.

French Bread's Under Night In-Birth, co-developed by Arc System Works, will introduce Nanase into the main game cast. Nanase, voiced by seiyu Mayu Iizuka, is a character who pursues protagonist Hyde in the game. She will be accompanied by another character to be announced before the game's release on July 24, 2014.

You can find a screenshot of Nanase in action in Famitsu!

Stay tuned for more news on UNI in the future!


Norcal Strongstyle Rome, Italy Qualifier Announced, June 28-29, 2014

Tekken players in Italy now have a chance to win a trip to the upcoming Norcal Strongstyle!

This international qualifier will take place in Rome on June 28-29, 2014, where players compete to win a roundtrip ticket to California with free registration, sans $20 entry fee, to Strongstyle. The first place winner will be able to hang out with founder Bronson Tran himself.

You can find more information behind the Italian qualifier, check out the dedicated thread on Tekken Zaibatsu! Norcal Strongstyle will be held in San Mateo, Calif., on Sept. 27-28, 2014!


The Show That Sucks #75 With Harrison and Honzo Gonzo Tonight at 10pm PST

The Show That Sucks tonight will be all about Norcal Regionals! The show will begin tonight on our Channel starting at 10 p.m. PST.

Have questions for the show? Send them to Harrison and Honzo Gonzo on twitter! We take them all the way till 11 p.m. PST so don't think it's too late!

If you missed last weeks show you can head over to our podcast section and 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 lead streamer of IPLAYWINNER, and Honzo Gonzo, the worst person on the internet.


Skullgirls' Big Band Now Available On Steam & PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 Version Also Coming With Compatibility Update

The second downloadable character for Skullgirls is now complete and released to the public. Big Band, who takes several fighting and visual cues from Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike's Q along with various others, joins Squigly and the original cast as the first male character in the game. He had previously only been playable in the ongoing Skullgirls beta test on Steam.

Along with Big Band, this Skullgirls update includes a new story mode, "complete character tutorials," and a brand new stage.

Owners of Skullgirls will be receiving the character including those on Xbox 360. Players can update the game to Skullgirls Encore through a mandatory update as well as a compatibility pack featuring all of the current changes and additions to the game (Directions: 1, 2).

For a look at what Big Band can do, check out the trailer after the jump!

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New Hori Fighting Edge Arcade Stick Dark Blue Variant, Designed By Sako, Coming June 5 Exclusive To Amazon Japan

Hori in Japan will releasing a limited production version of their Fighting Edge aracde stick.

With help from Sako, Hori will be releasing a Fighting Edge variant exclusive to Amazon Japan. This version of the FE will include special artwork and blue Hori Hayabusa lever and Kuro buttons to match with the stick's togglable LED lights and pay homage to Sako's original arcade stick. Unlike other versions of the FE, this variant is exclusive to the PlayStation 3.

For arcade stick collectors, this model will be available on June 5, 2014, for the price of 20,520 yen ($199.99 USD). You can pre-order now!


New Character Art, Combo Tweets & More In Latest Yatagarasu Attack On Cataclysm Developer Diary

There are new developments in the latest version of indie fighting game Yatagarasu Attack on Cataclysm.


The April 18 developer diary reveals a bit of new content coming to the game. You can check out a gallery featuring new illustrations of characters above. The development team finished recording voice-overs planned for the final release and is currently implementing the files. The final release will feature the ability to publish tweets of your own combos for other players to read and try out themselves.

Yatagarasu Attack on Cataclysm is currently in development and aiming for a 2014 release on PC. The original Yatagarasu is available now on PC with console releases, titled Legend of Raven, coming soon.


PlayStation 3 Version Of Under Night In-Birth Coming July 2014 In Japan

French Bread's latest original fighting game property will have a console port coming real soon.

Under Night In-Birth was announced for a July 2014 release in Japan in an advance issue of Famitsu. Confirmed for a PlayStation 3 release, UNIB will feature the same characters and gameplay from the latest arcade version, Exe:Late. In addition to existing content, French Bread will feature a new character in the console build named Na.

There are currently no plans to release the game internationally. Yatagarasu: Attack on Cataclysm publisher Nyu Media had been interested in collaborating with French Bread for a PC release.

UNIB will be available in both physical and digital releases. Once the game is listed in importing sites, check out the Dustloop thread on how to get the game physically or digitally! You can find match videos uploaded daily on AbelcruEX's YouTube channel!


New Bandai Namco Games 3D Free To Play Fighter, Rise of Incarnates, Announced For PC Coming Late 2014

Alongside Soulcalibur and Tekken, a new fighting game will be coming from Namco Bandai Games as a free-to-play game but for a new platform.

Titled Rise of Incarnates, this free-to-play fighting game for the PC will be bringing 2vs2 combat to a 3D plane. Players will take control of Incarnates, humans with special powers forced to fight against one another in a world on the brink of chaos. The game will be bringing the combined talent from the Tekken, Soulcalibur and Mobile Suit Gundam: Extreme VS teams to help shape this new franchise.

"As a new franchise, Rise of Incarnates represents the next big step in expanding BANDAI NAMCO’s footprint in the Free-to-Play gaming space," said In Joon Hwang, Director of Digital Games at BANDAI NAMCO Games America Inc. “Having been built from the ground up, Rise of Incarnates contains the necessary attributes that create a rich and dynamic gaming environment that fans are sure to enjoy."

You can find the announcement trailer after the jump! Rise of Incarnates will be coming to PC later 2014 but you can register for the alpha on the official website!!

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Super Desperation Radio Episode 309 Archive Online

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

Technical difficulties became a running theme on this week's show as the cast experienced not one but two logistical issues that made for unintentionally funny moments. But as always with SDR, the show must go on and that it did—even if it wasn't on the air.

On the technical side of games, the cast talked about the recent arguments on Guilty Gear Xrd's YRC mechanic and how it will affect the complexity and ease of the game as it develops. They also talked about the stun or dizzy feature in fighters and how it is most often misused by the current games. Lastly, the crew spent a large part of the show discussing the sharing of strategies and data in the US fighting scene, the awareness about such information and the individual paths players can take to grow and improve.

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


The Show That Sucks #74 With Harrison and Honzo Gonzo Tonight at 10pm PST

The Show That Sucks continues tonight at 10 p.m. PST on our Channel.

Got questions for the show? Send them to (Myself) Harrison and Honzo Gonzoon twitter.If you missed last weeks show you can head over to our Podcast section to check it out 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 lead streamer of IPLAYWINNER, and Honzo Gonzo, the worst person on the Internet.


Level Up Your Game's Morning Bread & Butter Extensively Covering Yoshimitsu With Just Frame James

The latest Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Morning Bread & Butter episode is a long one dedicated one of the series' staple characters.

Totaling at over four hours, both Rip from Level Up Your Game and Just Frame James go into detail with Yoshimitsu. Along with key moves, both delve into the intricacies of Yoshimitsu including his stances and how to properly utilize them in high-level gameplay.

Despite the length compared to previous episodes, there is a lot of information to learn from one of North America's best Yoshi players. You can find all three parts after the jump!

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Sixth Wave Of Downloadable Mobile Suits Announced For Mobile Suit Gundam: Extreme VS. Full Boost

Two more mobile suits for Mobile Suit Gundam: Extreme VS Full Boost are now available for download.

Piloted by Mobile Suit Gundam minor character Cucuruz Doan, his variant of the Zaku-II abandons firearms for close combat with the suit's fists but will have projectiles through boulders and a FF-X7 Core Fighter assist. Mobile Suit Gundam: Stardust Memory's primary antagonist Anavel Gato with his original main suit Gelgoog will also be available. The Gelgoog's movelist will differ from that of the RX-78GP02A Gundam, another suit piloted by Gato also playable in Full Boost.

You can find the reveal trailer as well as a demonstration video showing off both suits after the jump!

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Taki Coming To Soulcalibur: Lost Swords, International Version Arriving Late April

The free-to-play Soulcalibur game will soon be playable for people outside Japan and will also feature a series favorite.


Taki will be playable in the single player-focused Soulcalibur: Lost Swords for the PlayStation 3. The female ninja will be making her first appearance since Soulcalibur IV, as she was replaced by Natsu for Soulcalibur V.

You can find screenshots above and a trailer after the jump! Soulcalibur: Lost Swords will be available for free late April!

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Why Me Dojo? 11, Petaluma, Calif. Tournament, Announced For April, 14

Why Me Dojo? is hosting it's 11th tournament on April 14, 2014.

Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition 2012, Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3, and Super Smash Bros. Melee will be hosted, with other games added with interest.

For more information on registration fees and tournament rules, check out the event's Facebook page. Why Me Dojo? is located at 133 Copeland St., Petaluma, Calif. 94952.

For those who cannot make it to WMD?, IPLAYWINNER will be streaming the tournament live after Super Desperation Radio. Follow IPW on Twitter and Facebook to get updates on matches and the tournament.


The TE2 Crossbone, A Modding Bridge Board For Mad Catz Tournament Edition 2 Sticks, Announced By Phreak Mods

Along with the Crossbone, Clayton Knight of Phreak Mods has a solution for those who have Mad Catz Arcade FighStick Tournament Edition 2 models.

Phreak Mods introduces the TE2 Crossbone, a special board made for TE2 sticks to allow easier multi-platform modding. While the TE2 is not common ground, an electrical reference point found in most commercial arcade sticks, the TE2 Crossbone intends to act as a bridge between the original printed circuit board and the secondary PCB. Being the bridge, it allows boards like the Akishop Customs PS360+ to be compatible. Like the regular Crossbone, the TE2 edition will require some soldering during the installation process.

For players who have a TE2 and want to use it for older consoles, this is your opportunity to check this out. Follow Phreak Mods on Twitter for updates on both the original and TE2 Crossbone units. The TE2 stick is available now on Mad Catz!


Notifuro Announces Support for The King of New York

With Team PIE's The King of New York starting on April 26, 2014, clothing brand Notifuro has announced its support of the league. The imprint, which works with Joe "LI Joe" Ciaramelli and BossLogic, will be donating "exclusive, custom made and unique items" to both the winner of the league and viewers at home.

In addition, Notifuro will be helping out the winner of TKONY financially: 

"As an added bonus, we teamed up with Team PIE President Andy "Citiofbrass" Dumornay, to up the ante. That's right, a portion of all purchases made for TKONY2014 goes directly the A League Grand Finals Champion. This is to help them on their honorable journey to Evolution 2014 this year in Las Vegas in July."

For more information about Notifuro, check out its website, and for more information about The King of New York head to Facebook.


Macro Micro Gaming's Alpha Clash XI Coming On April 12, 2014

Macro Micro Gaming and IPLAYWINNER are combining to host the 11th Alpha Clash event this Saturday night.

Games to be played at AC11 include Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition Ver. 2012, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Super Smash Bros. Melee, SkullGirls, and Killer Instinct.

For full event and MMG Player information head over to Macro Micro Gaming's website or Facebook event page. Alpha Clash is held at The Hacker Dojo, which is located at 599 Fairchild Dr., Mountain View, Calif.

For players unable to attend the event, IPLAYWINNER will be streaming it live starting at 8 p.m. PST on Follow IPW on Twitter and Facebook to get updates on when the stream goes live and to see stream and event updates.


Marvelous Customs Tournament This Sunday (4/13)

Marvelous Customs will be holding their second tournament at their new store in Fairfield, CA. They will be hosting Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Editon 2012 and Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3.

Doors will be open for casuals at 2pm PST and the tournament will begin at 4pm PST. Both games will be held on XBOX 360. Entry fee for each game is $6 and venue is just $4.

If you can't make it out to the event you can watch the stream live on our Channel.  Also follow us on Facebook and Twitter to get updates for all of our events!


Norcal Strongstyle, Tekken Tournament, Returns With Fifth Entry On Sep. 27-28, 2014

The major Tekken-central tournament in NorCal returns!

The fifth edition of Norcal Strongstyle will take place on Sep. 27-28, 2014, at the San Mateo Event Pavillion in San Mateo, Calif. Strongstyle will have Tekken Tag Tournament 2 singles at the event and more to be announced in the future.

It was announced during Avoiding the Puddle Live when guest Bronson Tran was on the show.

Check out the dedicated Norcal Strongstyle 5 thread on Tekken Zaibatsu for future updates!