A-cho uploaded a handful of new videos to their YouTube channels over the past day or so, one to GAME A-cho and and three others to the zero3japan -- if you aren't subscribed to those two, you probably should! Anyway, one of the videos seems to be random high-level footage, while the other three are from a SSF4: AE ranbat. Check 'em out below!
Here in NorCal Milpitas Golfland received Super Street Fighter 4: Arcade Edition on Thursday so RogerDodger and myself rolled down there with a camera to check it out and record some footage. We arrived around 8PMish and there were easily 30 people waiting to play, which resulted in about a 2 hour wait to play one game. This was partly due to the fact that there is an issue with Sunnyvale Golfland's SSF4:AE machine -- you can currently only play the CPU, though I've heard this will be resolved in a week or two -- resulting in everyone high tailing it to MGL to play the game. One cab for the entire Norcal SF scene just isn't enough.
Some big names were in the house such as John Choi, Ricky Ortiz, Crackfiend, Lamerboi, LPN, Crizzle, Buktooth and even Seth Killian, just to name a few. Another top player you may have heard of, BLG Filipino Champ, was also in attendance, and once he got on the machine, well, he didn't get off until they shut the joint down. He went on a 28 win streak with Dhalsim, and outside of a handful of matches, none of them were even close.
Zak Bannett who is one of the UK's most well known players put together a great write up for Neo Empire about the changes Balrog received in SSF4:AE. While many players have thought the changes to be fairly minor, Zak has completely different take on it, saying the increase on recovery for 'Rogs headbutt is a "massive issue" that will have a big impact on his overall game.
That said, don't panic just yet. He mentions that much like many other characters in the game, Capcom has put a more offensive spin on Balrog's play style, mainly due to his new Close Standing Medium punch. This apparently opens up a whole new can of whoop ass for Boxer, and he put together a solid list of combos surrounding the adjusted move to check out as well.
Below is a short chunk from the write up, but don't miss the rest over at Neo Empire.
If you guys haven't seen these Zero Damage videos by Combonauts, you definitely need to check them out as you'll most likely be scratching your head wondering how long it took these guys to choreograph all this stuff. A new video was released today which you can check out below. Enjoy your moment of zen!
Ryan Hunter over at Option-Select.com put together a really boss video on anti-Rufus strats. Though Ryu is used for all the the counters and set ups, there is a lot of good information here that can be applied to whichever character you play. Just like these guys, get in the lab and tet it yourself! Full video after the break.
Hot off the heels of the brand new Tekken Tag Tournament 2 footage, comes another megaton announcement from Tekken producer Katsuhiro Harada: Soul Calibur is back! Though we don't have any footage or screens, things have been "put into motion" for the next installment of the series. You guys ready? I know it's been a long time since I've played a proper Soul Calibur game! Check out the tweets below.
Tokido uploaded a few videos of Nemo playing Yang, and while in one video he gets blown up by a True SRK, in the other he gives us our first look at Seiei Enbu. Comboing from the TC into Seiei Enbu takes off a good 40%, though it starts to scale heavily later on. That said, stopping and going for a reset looks like the way to finish things -- just one overhead into a short takes off another 15% easy.
This makes me really curious to see more advanced Yang Seiei Enbu combos and set ups as I feel he is being brushed aside as the weaker twin compared to Yun. Hopefully we'll see more footage soon. Check out both videos after the break.
CAPCOM uploaded a brand new Marvel vs Capcom 3 trailer to their official website tonight -- which like all the previous trailers -- will make the wait for the game all that much unbearable. Though there arent any new character reveals or anything like that, fans of MVC2 will be very happy about the end of this video. Check it out after the break!
It has a decent amount of actual game footage, and I think this game is looking very, very nice. What do you think?
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GAME a-cho uploaded a new set of SSF4:AE direct feed footage, and well, I hope we have some Guile players in the audience because you'll see a lot of him in this first video! Later on there is more character variety though, so if you get tired of the boom chuckin' you can always skip through the videos a bit. The second video has a bit more character variety, than the first one, though there are a bunch of Fei Long matches scattered through out. Enjoy!
If you follow Super Street Fighter 4, you should be no stranger to 0ShinAkuma0's YouTube Channel, which showcases the best of the best when it comes to online replays. With updates virtually everyday, it can be hard to keep up with all the best matches, so we're going to dish out updates of all the S-Tier matches on a week by week basis!
If you're hungry for more, be sure to subscribe to 0ShinAkuma0's YouTube Channel to stay up to date with the latest matches from top players around the world!
Miss last week's entry featuring Playerjun52? Check it out here!
GiPie - Tortilla!!
This week, I'd like to showcase some matches from arguably the top El Fuerte player, GiPie from Taiwan. Like Wildcat815 has done with Hakan, GiPie has been demonstrating how powerful El Fuerte can be!
Here are a few of his stand-out matches, the one vs YHCmochi being my favorite.
Arc System Works has released the third installment of their "Heartful PV" series of promotional trailers for the console version of Arcana Heart 3. This one shows footage of the last seven characters in the game as well as giving us a look at some of the game's other modes.
In case you've missed them, we've also embedded the first two clips in the series. The vids are all in Japanese, but you still get to see footage of characters in action as well as other aspects of the game.
Info courtesy of Andriasang.
Chaos Code is an upcoming fighting game developed by Australian company, FK Digital and published by ARC System Work. You may have seen a post here and there about it in the past, and it was supposed to come out this month. Though it hasn't been released yet, a location test for the game is currently underway and a handful of videos have surfaced giving us a better idea what this game is all about.
Jeff sent in these videos courtesy of ReXXXSoprano and also some gameplay notes, check out everything after the break!
Updated on Thursday, December 23, 2010 at 4:20PM by Rogerdodger
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Hans Lo, Hector Sanchez, John Edwards, Paulo Garcia and Brian LeBaron sit down and continue with the MKast. This episode is a must see to show you what the new Mortal Kombat has in store.
They cover all the basics of the game that we have all been wondering. Enhanced special moves, a tutorial mode, dashes will be cancelable, tag with other characters and wake up specials to stop that rush down.
View the Video After the Break!