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Friday
Oct152010

BlazBlue: Continuum Shift: New Patch Available for Playstation 3 Version

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.

Friday
Oct152010

IPW Super Street Fighter 4 Strategy Guide Update

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.

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Friday
Oct152010

PLAYERS BLOG - WEEK IN REVIEW

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! 

 

 Player Ranks - A Journey into Gaming Greatness - by King Zeal

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.

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Friday
Oct152010

Super Street Fighter 4: How New Alternate Costumes will Work

On or around October 26th (depending on which system you own), the first pack of new alternate costumes will be available to download on the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3.

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!

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Friday
Oct152010

Date Set for King of Fighters 2002 Unlimited Match on Xbox Live Arcade

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.

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Friday
Oct152010

Super Street Fighter 4 3DS: Touch Screen Panels Detailed

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.

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Friday
Oct152010

Marvel vs Capcom 3: Gametrailers Interview with Seth Killian about Gameplay Styles at NYCC

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!

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Thursday
Oct142010

iPlayWinner Podcast Episode X feat. Air

Yo! Whats up iPlayWinner peoples! For this episode we had the honor of interviewing top Ryu player Air! Air recently made a name for himself by placing top 8 at Super Battle Opera in Street Fighter 4 along side KIM1234 and Misse.

He gives us some insight into Super Street Fighter Arcade Edition and what he saw at the recent location tests, his experience at SBO and more! We also cover some different topics such as Marvel vs Capcom 3 and playing online versus playing at an arcade. This one turned out really good so be sure to check it out!

If you want to connect with Air, either hit him up in the comments or become a fan on his official Facebook page!

 

 

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE FULL PODCAST

CLICK HERE TO SUBSCRIBE TO THE iPW PODCAST 

Thursday
Oct142010

iPlayWinner Makes 1UP.COM's 101 Favorite Gaming Sites

1UP.com just put together a comprehensive list of their 101 favorite gaming sites ranging from "major blogs to nuttily obsessive Harvest Moon fansites."  iPlayWinner made the list and I think we lie somewhere in-between "major blog" and "nuttily obsessive" Fighting Game website. They also give a nod to a few other Fighting Game centric sites as well so check it out!

Thursday
Oct142010

iPlayWinner Players Blog

Hey hey, another quick update for everyone here! Players ask me each and every week how they can contribute to iPlayWinner and now we've made it easy for anyone to submit articles and videos! Our new Players Blog allows all our registered members to post articles about strategy, videos for feedback or even tournament experiences! We're keeping the focus  pretty loose for now just as long as it is all Fighting Game related.

The purpose of this is to give our readers another avenue to speak their mind and interact with the community. This is a way to get your articles out to thousands of people a day without having to create your own website and start from scratch. We plan on taking the best posts from each week and featuring them right here on the front page for extra exposure too!

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Thursday
Oct142010

Capcom's Christian Svensson: We Announced SF3: Third Strike Online Too Early

It's been a while since we heard anything about the upcoming Street Fighter 3 Third Strike: Online Edition.  Christian Svensson, Capcom's VP of Strategic Planning and Business Development, has given us an update on the game via the Capcom Unity Forums.

He also admitted something that most companies dont: that they may have announced the game too early.

Thanks to Eventhubs for the tip!

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Thursday
Oct142010

Street Fighter 4 Font

Looking to put together your next tournament flyer or maybe need something to spice up your next forum avatar? You might want to check out this Street Fighter 4 font by ArcJavier who is -- as far as I know -- a player who is part of the Peruvian scene aka The Backyard. The font is really well done but I was hoping for some Street Fighter dingbats to be included! Oh well.

As a side note, Koogy used this font for our Battle of the Bay flyer and you'll see it turned out really nice. 

You can download this font directly from DaFont.

Wednesday
Oct132010

More Platinum the Trinity Videos from Recent BB:CS II Location Test

Some more videos of Platinum the Trinity surfaced over the past day or two from the most recent location test for BlazBlue: Continuum Shift II. These videos feature Platinum versus Ragna, Jin and Bang. You can check out all three videos below.

Wondering how she plays? You can read all about it in this thread on Dustloop.com.

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Wednesday
Oct132010

Boss of Sugoi! Arcana Heart 2 is a Console Exclusive Character for Arcana Heart 3

Spotted over on Shoryuken.com, the boss of Sugoi! Arcana Heart 2, Parace L'sia, will be a console exclusive addition for Arcana Heart 3. The addition of Parace L'sia brings the total number of characters to 24. Though there is no North American release date for the game yet, Arcana Heart 3 is being brought to consoles by Arc System Works and has a release date of January 13th for Japan.

Check out a video of Parace L'sia from Sugoi! Arcana Heart 2 after the break!

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Wednesday
Oct132010

Hakan - A How To Guide

Hakan. Probably one of the most overlooked characters on the Super Street Fighter 4 roster. And for good reason -- he's complicated to use! Lucky for you, LowTierEntertainment put together this A-Z guide on how to use Hakan, going over everything from his normal attacks to how to safely get OILED UP! 

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Wednesday
Oct132010

Mortal Kombat: The Countdown Has Expired and Revealed an Official Website Relaunch

Last month, a mysterious countdown appeared on the official Mortal Kombat website.  Well, the countdown has expired and has revealed a revamp of the Official Mortal Kombat website

The website lets you choose between six characters to get some background info.  It adds some forum and chat functions and will have updates each "Mortal Monday" from here on!  It will also have more MKasts (podcast).

Full press release is inside if you want more info!

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Tuesday
Oct122010

Additional Changes for King of Fighters XIII Version 1.1

SonicTempest on the OrochiNagi Forums translated some additional changes for the recent update for the King of Fighters XIII. There are a few changes that were not mentioned in the earlier posts so it's definitely worth checking out. Thanks to IMNEXTONLINE for pointing these out.

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Tuesday
Oct122010

The Excellent Adventures of Gootecks & Mike Ross Ep. 3 - REMOVED!

Gootecks uploaded another video of him and Mike Ross dicking around online, trolling poor unsuspecting XBL opponents. But what's this? Is someone onto their diabolical plans? Check out the video after the break and see for yourself!

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Tuesday
Oct122010

New Images of Yun & Yang and a Few Details From the Official Capcom Blog

Over the past week or so, the Super Street Fighter 4 development team made a few posts on Yun & Yang, uploading a handful of screenshots as well. I've been waiting around for a translation of some sort, but have yet to see one, so I ran the site through Google Translator came up with a few bits of information. We also uploaded the screenshots to our Super Street fighter 4 image galleries which you can check out below. 

CLICK HERE TO VIEW SSF4: AE SCREENS OF YUN & YANG

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Tuesday
Oct122010

Peacefuljay Saltstream Weekly Review: Online Harassment

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.

Trash talking. It’s part of competitive culture and should exist to create rivalries, drama, and emotional intensity. But when does trash talking cross the line? When does it become heckling, verbal assault, or harassment?

This topic at hand today is being discussed because of incidents that have not only happened on the Peacefuljay Stream, but on most streaming events that the FGC has provided to the general public. The FGC streams bring positivity and opportunity, but fails to regulate stream chat etiquette in regards to sexual reference, sexual identity, racial slurs, and so forth. G4 briefly talks about this on the EVO2K10 feedback which Haunts posted and you can begin watching it at approximatley the 7-minute mark.

But the streams are not the issue. The issue lies within the readers of this article, the viewers of the streams, and the people who have provided the streams but were unintentionally negligent to the recurring problem.

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