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Monday
Jul072014

Injustice: Gods Among Us Bracket Notables for Evo 2014

Returning for its second year in a row, Injustice:Gods Among Us will be at Evolution 2014! Although people have doubted its place in the lineup, the contenders this year are stronger than ever, making for a truly brutal competition. I believe this year’s tournament will not disappoint!

I have compiled a list of notable players for Injustice:Gods Among Us. 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 it means I have not found notable players in that pool.

Hit the jump for the list.

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Monday
Jul072014

Killer Instinct Bracket Notables for Evo 2014

In its first year of release, Killer Instinct finds its way into the Evolution 2014 lineup. Many people are excited to see the highest level play this game has to offer, all who are fighting to get a piece of Razer’s $10,000 pot bonus. With almost every pool stacked with the strongest in the world, Killer Instinct should shape up to be a fantastic tournament.

I have compiled a list of notable players for Killer Instinct. 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 it means I have not found notable players in that pool.

Hit the jump for the list.

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Monday
Jul072014

New Shirts From Hungry Human Available For Pre-Order, Use Promo Code "CHURRO" On New & Existing Items

Left: Dente (The Face). Right: Humans Are People Too (The Brain)Larry of Hungry Human is at it once again with new stuff that you have to check out!

First off are two new variants of the Self-Sponsored shirt series, with core colors inspired by both Tigger of Winnie the Pooh and Pokemon's Umbreon respectively. If you want to represent the Self-Sponsored philosophy everywhere including under adverse weather conditions, a hoodie is also available for pre-order.

Premiering for the first time is the Humans Are People Too design. In a white backdrop, the shirt features the phrase with the hamburger found in Hungry Human's logo stylishly placed in the middle. It's available in both blue and red as well as teal and fuscia.

Logo heads will love the Dente shirt. It features HH's iconic face, enough said. It's a limited item so pre-order now!

Other shirts including the Beavis and Butthead-inspired Morpholio and the Handwritten shirts are still available. Also use the promo code "CHURRO" to save 15% off new and existing items so you can use the rest on churros! Go shop now at Hungry Human's official store! Still reading? Stop it! Shop now!

Thursday
Jul032014

Persia Joins Brokentier, Appointed Team Manager

Brokentier has announced that Persia will be joining Team Brokentier, and that starting with Evolution 2014 she will be the team's manager. 

Brokentier owner Paul Kugler had this to say about Persia joining the team:

"she’s -always- been asking for ways to help, and has put her 100% effort behind everything i’ve thrown at her. She’s also ridiculously good at fighting games, and I want to help her get to more events!"

According to Kugler, Persia was on her way to Curleh Mustache NorCal when the news broke, but she has since posted this to her Twitter:

"Just landed in Cali and my Twitter exploded! Thank you everyone for the love and support! & to be a part of !"

Thursday
Jul032014

Frequency Gaming Signs HugS

Frequency Gaming has announced its signing of Southern California's Hugo "HugS" Gonzalez. This comes with barely one week to go before Evolution 2014.

HugS is a known threat with Samus in the SoCal Smash community, and was one of the players invited to participate in the Super Smash Bros. exhibition at E3 2014. Gonzalez commented on the signing on Twitter, saying:

"Proud that I've been picked up by . A team passionate about supporting Socal's best across the FGC. Can't wait to get started."

Tuesday
Jul012014

Beneath the Hat: Marvel Pool Notables

Hello, I am Honzo Gonzo, yes the cool one. I am here to bring you a list of all the notable marvel matches in pools for this year's Evo. People are worrying about the decrease in numbers this year, but it just makes every pool utterly stacked. Check out the full list that will be updated as we get closer to the event after the jump. 

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Tuesday
Jul012014

Why Me Dojo? XIII This Monday After Super Desperation Radio (7/7)

Josh will be hosting Why Me Dojo? again this Monday at 133 Copeland Street in Petaluma, CA. Ultra Street Fighter 4 and Super Smash Bros. Melee will both be in the lineup. Doug The Thug, MMG El Cubano Loco, Brass, Demon Los, Harrison, Sage, Sheridan along with other Norcal killers will all be in attendance. Facebook Event Page can be found here.

Sign ups for both games start at 7pm and both tournaments will begin at 8pm PST. Ultra Street Fighter 4 will be on XBOX 360 and Super Smash Bros. Melee will be on Gamecube. Venue fee is only $1 while each game is $4 to enter.  

You will be able to check out the stream live after Super Desperation Radio on our Twitch.tv Channel. Make sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook as well as keeping your web browser bookmarked to IPLAYWINNER for news and upcoming events.

Tuesday
Jul012014

Tekken Casino Coming To EVO 2014, Community Event On July 11 & 12 In The Westgate Las Vegas Hotel & Casino

The LVH – Las Vegas Hotel and Casino, now renamed the Westgate Las Vegas Hotel & CasinoThe Tekken community will have a special event on EVO 2014 weekend!

Following the conclusion of Tekken Tag Tournament 2 at EVO, players can attend the community driven Tekken Casino. This event, July 11-12, will allow players to engage in "Challenge Matches" with at least eight setups available. In addition, Tekken Casino will also host a special eight-man, single elimination tournament featuring high-level players Anakin, Mr. Naps, Just Frame James, Mateo Galvan, KOR, NYC FAB, Inkognito and Lil Majin.

The event will be sponsored by Mad Catz and will be streamed on the official Tekken Twitch channel.

Tekken Casino premiered at Final Round XVII in Atlanta. EVO will be the second venue to host this special event series. If you are planning to attend EVO and want to compete with various Tekken players, read the event info on Facebook!

Tuesday
Jul012014

Hori Japan Announcing Noise-Reduced Version Of Their Real Arcade Pro.V4 Stick For PlayStation 3 & PlayStation 4

The Japanese branch of Hori will be manufacturing another arcade stick for current generation but with silence in mind.

The Real Arcade Pro.V4 Hayabusa, currently available internationally, will have a variant featuring noise-reduced versions of their Hayabusa lever and Kuro buttons. While details behind the RAP.V4 Silent Hayabusa's technology haven't been revealed, it might bear similarity to what Sanwa Denshi has done for the JLF lever and OBSF pushbuttons.

The RAP.V4 Silent Hayabusa will still have the same PlayStation 3/PlayStation 4 switch functionality found on the original model. The silent variant will be available exclusively on Amazon Japan, in limited quantities, on July 31, 2014.

Tuesday
Jul012014

List Of International Players Attending EVO 2014

With EVO coming very soon, here is a list featuring the many international players coming to the biggest fighting game tournament in the world.

The list compiled by Team OZ contains players from multiple areas including Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, the European Union and more. You can expect very notable high-level players such as Ryan Hart, Daigo Umehara, Infiltration, Gamerbee, Xiaohai, Xian, Tokido and more playing.

While it might not feature other countries, including neighboring Central and South America as well as Canada, the list should provide a good idea of what to expect at this year's EVO. Also check out Shoryuken's official top 10 international countries registered for EVO here.

Tuesday
Jul012014

The Show That Sucks #85 With Harrison And Honzo Gonzo Tonight At 10pm PST

Tonight we are going to revisit a game we don't talk enough about, Marvel! We will be covering CEO 2014, Curleh Mustache NorCal, EVO 2014 numbers, and anything Marvel related. You can watch the show live starting at 10 p.m. PST on our Twitch channel.

Got questions that are in dire need of answering? Shoot Honzo Gonzo or myself a tweet and we will answer it live on the show!

Missed last week's show, head over to our Podcast Section and checkout 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
Jul012014

Sin Kiske From Guilty Gear 2: Overture Premiering First In Console Versions Of Guilty Gear Xrd -Sign-

The upcoming Guilty Gear Xrd -Sign- will feature a series character premiering for the first time in fighting game form!

Guilty Gear 2: Overture's major character Sin Kiske will be playable in the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 versions of GGX. While Sin was featured in the arcade version of Xrd in story segments, the ability to play him will premiere first on consoles with an eventual release on arcades. Sin was the companion of GG series protagonist Sol Badguy in GG2 and is the son of Ky Kiske and Dizzy. A mechanic exclusive to Sin is "Full Stomach," which revolves on charging a special meter that can be consumed when using special moves.

Stay tuned for more information behind his gameplay style and more in the near future!

Thursday
Jun262014

Shadow Labrys & Chie Satonaka Persona 4 Arena Ultimax Trailers, Arc Revolution Cup Qualifier

Atlus uploaded two new trailers for the upcoming Persona 4 Arena Ultimax!

One of the featured videos has original Persona 4 co-protagonist Chie Satonaka and the shadow version of P4A character Labrys. Shadow Labrys is the first shadow character featured in P4AU promotional videos. Both trailers features the usual set of story and gameplay footage found on previous clips.

Both trailers as well some an Arc Revolution Cup qualifier for the game can be found after the jump! Persona 4 Arena Ultimax will be available on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on Sep. 30, 2014!

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Thursday
Jun262014

Intro To Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late Console Version Available For Viewing

French Bread's latest fighting game coming to consoles now has a new intro to accompany the new content.

Arc System Works, co-developer of the PlayStation 3 port of Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late, uploaded a fully animated intro featuring every character in the arcade port. Also included are the console premiere characters Nanase and Byakuya. The video can be found after the jump!

UNI will be available in Japan on July 24, 2014 so pre-order your import copy now (Play-Asia, AmiAmi)!

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Wednesday
Jun252014

West Coast Warzone is Coming Back?!

West Coast Warzone is coming back, or at least that's what www.westcoastwarzone.com would have the fighting game community believe. It claims the tournament series, which ended after its third installment in 2011, is returning in September 2014.

The website shows nothing more than a video from the final WCW, the dates of the upcoming event—September 5-7, 2014—and registration fees. No other information about the event is available at this time, including information about venue, presenters, stream or games featured.

Wednesday
Jun252014

Review: Sanwa Denshi Silent JLF Joystick Lever, 2014 Model

The JLF lever is one of Sanwa Denshi's crowning jewels in arcade stick parts. Introduced in the early 1990s, the JLF stood the test of time for its solid performance for fighters and other arcade games. The lineage can now be found on most retail arcade sticks in the market. In recent years, Sanwa reintroduced the JLF in a new iteration with the Silent variant. Instead of the tried and true clicky microswitches found in normal models, the Silent JLF reduces the noise with new switches allowing for near quiet volumes without compromising on performance. While proven to work very well on both ends of the spectrum, Sanwa didn't stop on improving as it created a new version of the Silent JLF (JLF-TPRG-8AYT-SK).

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Wednesday
Jun252014

Razer Adding $10,000 to Prize Pool of Killer Instinct at Evo 2014

Microsoft Community Manager Mike Robles and Joey "Mr. Wizard" Cuellar announced on Twitter that Razer has added an additional $10,000 to the prize pool of Killer Instinct at Evolution 2014.

This bonus joins the recently announced $30,000 prize pool for BlazBlue: Chronophantasma, the Capcom Pro Tour qualifier and direct support from companies like Bandai Namco and others at this year's Evo.

The registration for Evo 2014 ends June 30. Evolution 2014 takes place at the Las Vegas Hotel & Casino on July 11-13.

Tuesday
Jun242014

Super Desperation Radio Episode 317 Archive Online

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

Two big stories dominated SDR this week, with the first being the news of the huge prize pot added to BlazBlue: Chronophantasma at Evo 2014. The crew talked about Arc Revo Cup and how these developments could change the ASW community in the U.S.

The other big story this week was the controversy surrounding the running of tournaments at MLG Anaheim. The members of SDR discussed the various complaines by attendees and viewers, and compared those issues with the fighting game community's varied history with MLG.

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

Tuesday
Jun242014

The Show That Sucks #84 With Harrison And Honzo Gonzo Tonight At 10pm PST

The Show That Sucks continues tonight with show #84! You can check out the show live starting at 10pm PST on our Twitch channel. This week we will be talking about MLG, USFIV glitches and more.

Have a question for the show? Send them to Honzo Gonzo and Myself on Twitter.

If you missed last week's show head over to our podcast section and check out 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.
Sunday
Jun222014

The Last Minute Arcade Stick Buying Guide 2014 Edition Part 6: Online Stores

Sanwa OBSF-30 buttons. Credit: Jasen's CustomsWe are at the end of The Last Minute Arcade Stick Buying Guide for the year. Now you know what sticks you can get before you go to your local tournament, regional major or even Las Vegas for EVO. Let's accessorize!

If you already have your stick, you might want to customize it to your liking. Maybe you are looking for new buttons, a bat top for your lever or something advanced.

The selection of stores featured after the jump have products that will fit your needs. There is something for everyone!

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