Free1Up and Fighters Fury have uploaded an interview with Taiwanese rising star Gamerbee, recent victor at Seasons Beatings 5 Redemption! He talks about playing against Japan's best players like Daigo, Mago and Momochi, characters in Super Street Fighter 4, about his popularity after EVO 2010 and much more!
The Grand Finals for Battle for the West Coast crown surfaced today thanks to Gootecks. This is a long set between two of the best players in the country, EG Ricky Ortiz and Alex Valle. If you're not familiar with this tournament, it was an invite only event put together by Combofiend to determine the best player on the West Coast.
Martin "Marn" Phan just posted up a blog on the Evil Geniuses website talking about the drama surrounding his win over Daigo, what he said on the stream afterward and where he feels his game is at with Dudley. Another interesting point he brings up is how he is criticized for the way he acts and his attitude is said to limit the growth of the community. He responds that the people who are truly preventing growth in the scene are those who just troll players online and don't attend events.
Whether or not you agree with Marn's point of view is of course up to you, but it's a good read either way. Check out the full blog post on the Evil Geniuses website.
There is no denying that Super Street Fighter 4 is king in the fighting game community. Most tournaments and streams feature the game as the main event. However, Capcom's Yoshinori Ono has made it public knowledge that there will be no more major iterations on Street Fighter 4 in the near future. The possibility of downloadable characters gives the game more longevity, but those will eventually stop.
So, will Super Street Fighter 4 always remain the most popular game? Will it always be the centerpiece of a major tournament and the main feature on live streams? Will it only be dethroned by an eventual Street Fighter 5? Or does a new fighting game, already on the horizon or theoretical possibility, stand a chance of taking the top spot **not just for a few months, but long-term?**
Thanks to Garrett Kelly for an excellent topic! Have an idea for a future topic? Hit the thread in the IPW Forum and let us know!
Protocol Snow attended Seasons Beatings 5 and caught up with GamerBee on day two to get his thoughts on a number of different topics. This is an awesome interview with some great photos as well so be sure to check it out. Here is a small clip from the interview, read the rest here.
With you and RB (Rufus and Guy player, won 13th place at EVO 2010 SSF4) both making strong performances at EVO, there has been increasing interest in the Taiwan fighting game scene. How strong is the community in Taiwan? What is the competition atmosphere there like? How do you feel Taiwan ranks on the international level?
The Taiwan fighting game scene is fairly weak. A proper environment is necessary to nuture any fighting game scene and unfortunately we do not have the components to truly develop our community.
EVO2K10 seems like it was just yesterday and who would have thought just a few months later would another tournament come along and provide just as many, if not more, unbelievable matches and moments. Seasons Beatings 5 ended up being one of the most intense tournaments of the year with so much on the line for so many players. I spent the majority of Sunday watching the stream in amazement that each match had so much going on.
At EVO2K10, Daigo still placed first, but with Justin Wong not landing a top 8 spot and numerous other upsets it was a clear indicator that it's the end of an era. Days gone by it was fairly easy to predict the top three of most major tournaments but not anymore. Now, Seasons Beatings 5 further indicates that with Super Street Fighter 4, it's anyone's game.
It's Mortal Monday, and it's time for some Mortal Kombat! NetherRealm Studios has put together the first of what will hopefully be many origin and background videos for Mortal Kombat's characters. This one is about Scorpion, arguably the most popular ninja in fighting games!
This short video also contains footage from the new game! Get over here and watch this!
A few of the questions have been answered, at least in part, prior to this for those who follow the game religiously but there are some interesting questions and answers to be found within.
Okay, so this video isn't a total blooper reel -- it has some pretty cool moments in it too -- but trust me, there is a lot of goofy stuff that goes down in this one. Most of the matches are from top Japanese players or other well known players within the community so you'll see that no one is safe from the random BS that can go down in this game.
BossLogic has created wallpapers for the following characters; Dante, Deadpool, Wesker, Dr.Doom, Captain America, Spiderman, Magneto, X-23, and Nathan Spencer.
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Gootecks and Mike Ross are at it again with another video of Cross Counter. This weeks video is a match between Nor Cal's EG Ricky Ortiz vs So Cal's Alex Valle. This match was part of the West Coast Crown 8-man invitational tournament put together by Combofiend.
A couple of good notes to write down are mentioned during the video. One of the notes is Gootecks talks about a good option select for Ryu during Rufus's dive kick pressure.
Also after dissecting the match, Gootecks and Mike Ross answer some questions that people have sent them via Twitter.
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Seasons Beatings V: Redemption is happening this very weekend! Many of the world's top players are there, including Daigo Umehara, Justin Wong, Gamerbee, Marn, and the list goes on and on! It is happening all weekend long (Fri - Sun)! It is brought to you by Godlike Entertainment and Team Spooky!
A new patch, 1.03, has been released for the Playstation 3 version of BlazBlue: Continuum Shift and is available to download now. The patch fixes a freezing problem that was introduced with the Valkenhayn update patch involving Ragna and Hazama.
The only info we have at this time is that the update fixes the freezing bug. There is no word on any other update features.
There is still no news on the status of Valkenhayn coming to the Xbox 360 version. It is still coming but has been delayed an unspecified timeframe. Read Aksys Games' explanation here, which is terse to say the least.
We've been busy here at IPW and as a result we've relaxed some on our Super Street Fighter 4 Strategy Guide updates, but we're back to work! Here are the changes that have been made this week.
We are also planning to make a pretty significant format change to the guide. We've noticed that many of the pages are getting very long, and will only get considerably longer as we update this guide long-term. It takes longer to find specific info, pages load slower, and it looks daunting to see all the info in one shot.
So what we are planning to do is to create summaries for each of the various sub-sections on each guide page. This way you can load only the section of the guide you are specifically looking for info on instead of having to load the whole thing every time. Long-term this will pay off in many ways both in making it easier for us to update specific sections and for readers to find information. For those who like to print the guides, you can still print each section separately to form one complete guide.
Wow! What can I say, the iPlayWinner Players Blog is off to a great start, and all thanks to our kick-ass community here! As promised, each week I'll do a round up of the articles on the Players Blog to help shed some light and give exposure to the best of the best.
This week we have some great articles ranging from different levels of players to Marvel vs Capcom 3 impressions at Comic-Con. Lots of great stuff so far!
If you want to submit your own article, simply register for an account and head over to the Players Blog to get started!
King Zeal put together an awesome article about player ranks and a description for each level! He goes into what habits will put a certain player in a certain rank. Really great article with some awesome advice and insight.
What follows is an attempt to break down the types of players that are out there and help casual/new players figure out where they stand and just what sort of mental hang-ups are holding them back. To do this, I developed a “ranking” system that illustrates the levels of development fighting game players tend to go through on their quests to improve, Ranked from E (the lowest) to S (the highest). I have withheld naming any examples within the article to avoid angering anyone who doesn’t agree.
The first sets of alternate costumes were actually included on the disk, requiring no downloading. You only purchased a key to unlock them. This new set is the first that are not included on the disk, requiring full download and a patch to get them to work properly.
More details on how this works have come to light via Andriasang. Get the full scoop after the jump!
SNK Playmore has announced that King of Fighters 2002 Unlimited Match will be available on Xbox Live Arcade on November 3rd! It will be priced at 800 Microsoft Points. Like their previous games, this one seems exclusive to Xbox 360.
If you want to learn more about the game, check out the full article for new screenshots, a video of the game in action that was released earlier in the year, and a bit of info on the game's features.
The Japanese official site for Super Street Fighter 4 3DS has been updated with details on the game's touch screen support.
There are apparently plenty of options on how to set up these paneels. Some examples mentioned on the official site include Focus Attacks, throws, Ultras, and standard special moves. You can also assign panels to do three punch or three kick simultaneous button presses.
Gametrailers interviewed Capcom's Seth Killian at New York Comic Con, which concluded last weekend. In the interview Seth talks about the different gameplay styles for Marvel vs Capcom 3's characters.
It's a pretty broad-stroke interview with little new information if you've been hitting IPW on a daily basis, but it's another excuse to see gameplay footage. Plus, Seth has a way of making everything sound amazing and exciting, even if it's stuff you already know.
Check out the interview after the jump!