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Tuesday
Sep282010

Gamespot Interview with Harada about Tekken Tag Tournament 2

Within all the chaos from TGS we have missed a very important interview with Katsuhiro Harada. Gamespot was able to catch Harada after TGS and talk about the newly announced Tekken Tag Tournament 2. Harada talks about how you will be able to have two characters to attack at the same time. Along with some new surprises for the level designs.

View the interview after the break!

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Tuesday
Sep282010

Super Street Fighter 4: Gamerbee (Adon) vs Daigo (Ken!) Online Replays

Youtube user 0xkeNzo has captured and uploaded several replays between EVO 2010 sensation Gamerbee (Adon) and Daigo "The Beast" Umehara (playing as Ken!)!

This series of vids is interesting because a) It's Gamerbee, b) It's Daigo, and c) It's Daigo playing Ken!

These are replays from online matches. If you are currently playing one of these two characters, the move data is on as well, making these even more educational. For everyone else, it's just fun to watch the show!

Check out the vids after the jump!

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Tuesday
Sep282010

NorCal Install Tournament this weekend - Featuring Blazblue, Melty Blood, and Guilty Gear

Tournament organizers from Dustloop and Meltybread bring you NorCal Install Tournament. This is the second NorCal Install tournament of a series of ranbats. This event will be held in San Jose, California, at the San Jose State University. Featured games for this tournament are BlazBlue Continnum Shift, Melty Blood Actress Again, and Guilty Gear Accent Core. A stream will be provided by IPW and matches will be recorded by the BBVLOG.

More information about the tournament after the break!

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Tuesday
Sep282010

Super Street Fighter 4 Character Use Data from SRK and Eventhubs

SRK and Eventhubs both put up interesting information on character use. 

SRK conducted a poll asking players "Who is your main character in Super Street Fighter 4?".  More then 5,500 players responded, and the results are predictable in some cases but shocking in others.

Eventhubs also had a data project in which they gathered information on how many times specific characters were encountered in online matches.  More than 4,000 matches were added so far. Again, some surprises some not.

So, are there parallels between the two sources of data?

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Monday
Sep272010

Harada Tweets: Street Fighter or Tekken Fan?

Tekken producer Katsuhiro Harada just tweeted an image of a new shipment of SF x TK and TK x SF shirts. The Tekken fan shirts have Kazuya on them, while funny enough, the Street Fighter fan shirts have Dan on them!

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Monday
Sep272010

Peacefuljay’s Saltstream - Weekly Review

Each week our very own Crackfiend will give us an update on the current happenings within the PeacefulJay stream which is one of the most popular streams to date! PeacefulJay's 24/7 Endless Lobby Stream can be found by clicking here. Miss last week's update? Check it out here.

 

After another week of non-stop Super Street Fighter 4, there were a two very interesting ideas thrown towards me, Lamerboi, IFC Ricky, and Peacefuljay. Check what we have planned after the break!

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Monday
Sep272010

Namco's Harada Tweets: Wishing for Soul Calibur

Namco Bandai's Katsuhiro Harada, director of all-things Tekken, has posted another tease image regarding Soul Calibur.  He uploaded the image shown via twitter with the following description:

SC series Lead Programmer (M.Hoshino) make a wish for a new SC...

There are many of us who wish for it as well! With Twitter being what it is, who knows if this is alluding to anything concrete, but it is good to know that the soul still burns at Namco Bandai. Thanks to Christian H. for the tip!

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Monday
Sep272010

How to Get Better At Street Fighter, by Juicebox Abel. Part One: Intro and Setting Goals

Eric "Juicebox" Albino is widely recognized in the Super Street Fighter 4 community as among the best Abel players in North America.  He has earned himself a professional sponsorship with Borderland Gaming.  Not only is he a top player, but he also gives back to the community.

One of those community efforts is a series of podcasts he has recorded in which he shares some of his vast knowledge of the game.  One of those is "How to Get Better at Street Fighter". Juicebox and Iplaywinner have transcribed the podcast into a series of articles broken down by topic, where it will be added to a new IPW Player's Guide.

This Article: Introduction and Setting Goals

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Monday
Sep272010

The Cross Counter Guide to Beating Your Friends

Gootecks just released a new strategy guide based around how to beat your friends. The title may sound simple enough but there is actually a lot of really good strategy contained in this 34-page PDF file -- or paperback copy if you choose to purchase it. The guide goes over a few different mindsets to have when playing and practical ways to up your game. Definitely worth checking out regardless of your skill level. 

Click here to go to the official website for the guide and download it today!

Monday
Sep272010

Tatsunoko vs Capcom Fight Stick More than 50% off at Amazon!

The official Mad Catz Tatsunoko vs Capcom Fight Stick for the Wii is on sale on Amazon right now for an amazing $38.19! That's 52% off the retail price! 

If you've wanted to get into Tatsunoko vs Capcom, already have it but need a stick, or even want to get a spare stick for friends to play with you or for touranment purposes, snatch one up before this deal ends!

Thanks to Showtime for the tip!

Monday
Sep272010

Street Fighter 2: Lionheart Edition

Back to work on Monday and not feeling it? Trust me, I've been there. Nothing better than a Van Damme Street Fighter spoof to brighten up the day, but this isn't from Street Fighter II The Movie. Though the idea is pretty simple, the execution is...perfect! Check it out after the break.

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Sunday
Sep262010

KEYSTONE II - FULL TRAILER & EVENT PHOTOS

Ricky Ortiz, MAGUS1234 and Darry at San Jose Bar & GrillThe first public Keystone II event went down just a few weeks ago and was by far and away one of the best events NorCal has seen in a long time. The atmosphere was great with everyone having a ton of fun -- plenty of set ups to play and plenty of booze as well! Can't go wrong there. Check out the full trailer and a ton of photos from the event after the break!

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Sunday
Sep262010

Possible European Boxart for Mortal Kombat HD Arcade Kollection (UPDATE: Includes Demo for Mortal Kombat 2011?)

French website jeuxvideo posted what appears to be the European box art for the still officially unannounced Mortal Kombat HD Arcade Collection. 

UPDATE!: The red text on the upper left of the box apparently says, in French, that this game will include a demo for Mortal Kombat 2011! More details inside full article.

The game has a "3D Compatible Game Video" logo on the lower right.  We have not heard any news or rumors of an Xbox 360 version of the title, so it appears to be a Playstation 3 exclusive for now.

The cover also confirms that Mortal Komat 1, 2, and Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 are parts of the compilation.

They also posted a release date of November 18th for 30 Euros (around $40).

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Sunday
Sep262010

First Look at Marvel vs Capcom 3 Box Art

EventHubs pointed out what could be the first look at the Marvel vs Capcom 3 box art. This was found on the official Xbox Marketplace website though keep in mind there may not be anything "official" about it. Videogame box art is known to change often before the final release, as many of you may remember this was the case with Street Fighter 4.

Either way, what do you guys think? A good choice for the game or were you hoping for something else? Sound off in the comments and let us know!

Sunday
Sep262010

Street Fighter II Glitch Handbook

Error1 over at Combovid.com put together an awesome list of glitches you can perform in the Street Fighter II series. This list has everything from the Guile Handcuff glitch to the Invisible Dhalsim glitch. One thing he mentions, is that you have to wonder if a number of these glitches are intentional or simply an oversight in programming by Capcom. Either way, this is a worthy read so go check it out!

Street Fighter II Glitch Handbook

Sunday
Sep262010

GameTrailers Bonus Round: Ed Boon on MK x SF, Kratos in MK and More!

This is a video segment we spotted over at IMNEXTONLINE, that features a discussion panel with Mortal Kombat creator Ed Boon. A lot of the video is about general game design and what not but they do get into some different ideas that are floating around for the Mortal Kombat series. Interesting video through and through -- check it out after the break!

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Sunday
Sep262010

BLAZBLUE CONTINUUM SHIFT: VALKENHAYN ACTION!

Are you in woe about not being able to play Valkenhayn, Xbox users? Are you glitching out terribly Playstation users? You can get a little peace of mind watching some interesting matches featuring your badass wolf butler, Valkenhayn on The BB Vlog! Interesting use of wolf form and beastly combos are a feast for the eyes! Check out the video after the break!

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Sunday
Sep262010

K-6 Third Strike Combo Video Series

rKf put together the K-6 series of impressive combo videos for Third Strike focusing mainly on the two combo monsters in the game, Urien and Dudley. That said, a few of the videos have some sick combos for other characters such as Ibuki and Yun. Most of the combos are performed by rKf himself, but there is some help from top Japanese players such as RX. Check out all five videos after the break!

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Sunday
Sep262010

GODSGARDEN ONLINE 2: DAIGO VS ACQUA - LATEST RESULTS

Day 2 qualifiers of GodsGarden Online 2 wrapped up last night and things are starting to shape up for the final six players. The top six qualifying players will go onto Round 2 and will end up playing longer sets between each other. That said, the first five have already been decided and the last spot is still up for grabs! Check out the current standings and an intense match between Daigo and Acqua after the break!

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Sunday
Sep262010

SoCal Regionals Website & Registration Now Open

The official website for SoCal Regionals is now open, and if you plan on attending this major, you can also register on their website at a discounted rate up until October 24th. The tournament itself is happening November 6th-7th in Los Angeles, CA and is presented by Level|Up Series and Tournament Legacy. GamerBee is confirmed to be in attendance and there is also a $10,000 prize pot for Super Street Fighter 4!

Check out the rest of the details of this event after the break!

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