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Thursday
Oct212010

KEYSTONE II AT SAN JOSE BAR & GRILL THIS SATURDAY!

Do you live in NorCal? Do you like Street Fighter? If so, you'll want to pull yourself away from XBOX LIVE for a few hours and mosey on down to San Jose Bar and Grill for the next installment of KEYSTONE II! If you guys were at the last one or saw the stream you probably know what to expect -- lots of good matches, good people and good beer! In typical Keystone fashion it gets really wild at these events so you wont want to miss it!

For this event there will be THREE back to back to back Super Street Fighter 4 tournaments! BOOM! BOOM! BOOM! Just like that! 5 bucks to enter each one, single elimination! The NorCal Tekken squad will be in full effect and have a few things up their sleeve as well!

SRK THREAD - KEYSTONE II @ SJBG OCT. 23rd

I'll actually be celebrating my birthday at this event so I wont be able to hold it down on the live streaming front, but we will be uploading a lot of direct feed matches to YouTube and we promise lots of cool interviews and stuff too! I'll post 'em up as soon as I recover! Hah! See you there! 

Thursday
Oct212010

MAGUS1234's Weekly Video Rundown

Each week MAGUS1234 scours the web for the best of the best fighting game videos and posts them here at iPlayWinner for your enjoyment! Videos range from new games such Super Street Fighter 4 to even legacy games such as Capcom vs SNK 2. Hit us up in the comments with your thoughts on the videos and any requests for certain games!

Check out last week's entry by clicking here!

Well now that im out of the way of virus's, hangovers and work, I've got another update! Here you go, got some MvC3 in there and a lot of the usual classics. Get up to date on the GodsGarden tourney if you missed them like a lot of other people, the matches were swe

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Thursday
Oct212010

EG Marn vs Daigo Umehara - The Blowup

I can't imagine that anyone reading this site to have not seen this video by now, but if you missed it or simply want to relive one of the most epic matches of the year, Team Spooky has you covered! This is EG Marn vs Daigo Umehara, just one of many matches that have been uploaded to the Seasons Beatings Official YouTube Channel

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Thursday
Oct212010

The Salty Runback : The Art

Pulse dancing, palms going damp and mouth going dry, you sit down to plug in your stick alongside a fellow traveler. The pleasantries of occupation are extended – button check? Why, thank you, sir. Then, to swords.

A knockdown is scored. You cozy up to your fallen foe. Itchy index finger taps short kick, timed to press the enemy's brain into processing defense against meaty pokes. The exhilaration of auspicious chicanery presses you forward as he foolishly tosses out a reversal, to which you dole out withering punishment and place him back upon his shoulder blades. Deja vu from your tapping fingertip. Unnerved, your prey elects to block, a decision you reward with a throw. Now you have meter; now you are invincible...

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Thursday
Oct212010

Canada Cup 2010 Announced: Daigo, Justin Wong, and Mike Ross Confirmed

A new tournament has been announced that you may want to put on your radar.  It is the Canada Cup, put together by the players in Calgary, and they hope that this will become the definitive Canadian national tournament.

Top players confirmed to be in attendance are Daigo "the Beast" Umehara, Justin Wong, Mike Ross.  The stream will be provided by Team Spooky, who provided the stream for Seasons Beatings 5: Redemption.  Commentary will be provided by Cross Counter's Ryan "Gootecks" Gutierrez.  With big names like these confirmed, many others are sure to follow.

It takes place November 13-14th, so make plans.  They also put together an excellent trailer for the event, which you can view after the jump.

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Thursday
Oct212010

MaRN on what America needs to do to Surpass Japan

Image courtesy of protocolsnow.comEG Martin "MaRN" Phan has put together a great blog entry about what US players can do to surpass Japan as a fighting game community.  He draws upon his years of experience to support his conclusions. Check out an excerpt after the jump and read the whole entry here!

What do you think? What do you think the US needs to do to surpass Japan?

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Wednesday
Oct202010

Do a Combo, Win 50 Bucks

1. Pick Chun-Li
2. Do a Combo
3. ????
4. Profit!

If it were only that easy. Desk put together a ridiculous 126-hit combo with Chun-Li and is offering a 50 dollar reward to the first player who can reproduce it.  Check out the combo video and the rules below!

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Wednesday
Oct202010

Seasons Beatings 5: BLG Filipino Champ vs. Daigo "The Beast" Umehara Money Match

At big tournaments it is common for Daigo to do money matches with anyone who is up to the challenge.  Daigo usually takes home the cash.  At Seasons Beatings: Redemption, he played BL Gaming's Ryan "Filipino Champ" Ramirez and his Dhalsim, and it is Ryan who came out on top.

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Wednesday
Oct202010

Super Street Fighter 4 Deal of the Day at Amazon

If you haven't picked up Super Street Fighter 4 yet and were on the fence about doing so, perhaps getting it for a great sale price will help seal the deal.

All day today (Wednesday, Oct. 20), it will be on sale for both Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 for the low-low price of $25!  It's regular price is $39.99.

Wednesday
Oct202010

Fighter Fury Interview With BLG JuiceBox and BLG FilipinoChamp at Seasons Beatings Redemption

Fighter's Fury caught up with BLG JuiceBox and BLG FilipinoChamp at Seasons Beatings Redemption for a interview. They talk about the hype surrounding Season Beatings. All the money matches that went down. Each character they each use and much more!

Watch the Videos after the break!

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Tuesday
Oct192010

Interview with Seth Killian on Marvel vs Capcom 3

A new interview with Seth Killian surfaced today a few interesting bits of information. He mentions Capcom is shooting for a lot of character diversity in the game and in parts of the interview it sounds like Ryu may be the only shoto making the cut -- only time well tell. More than that, is there a hint that something could be in store for the Power Stone series? Check out the excerpt from the interview below, or read the entire thing by clicking here.

 

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Tuesday
Oct192010

The Dr. Sub-Zero Show - Episode 1 Part 3

Part Three of the first episode of the Dr. Sub-Zero Show is live! 5 Star and ReNiC talk about fashion design, what MOV thinks of Ricky Ortiz and much more. Check out the video after the break!

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Tuesday
Oct192010

More King of Fighters XIII Combo Videos by SNK

SNK uploaded some more King of Fighters XIII combo videos to their YouTube Channel recently, showcasing combos for a number of different characters. The combos start of pretty simple but end up being a bit more complex towards the end. If you're fiending for more KOFXIII footage, be sure to check these out. Big ups to DreamCancel for pointing these out! Videos after the jump!

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Tuesday
Oct192010

Seasons Beatings 5: Marvel vs Capcom 2 Singles Playlist

Team Spooky uploaded a ton of Marvel vs Capcom 2 matches to the official Seasons Beatings YouTube Channel. As much attention as Super Street Fighter 4 is receiving -- and rightfully so -- many of the Marvel vs Capcom 2 matches were just as entertaining to watch. I embedded one of my favorites from the stream which is J360 vs EG Justin Wong. Check it out after the break!

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Tuesday
Oct192010

Free1UP and Fighters Fury Interview Gamerbee

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!

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Tuesday
Oct192010

Super Street Fighter 4: The Best of Uryo's Sakura

0ShinAkuma0 put together a great highlight video featuring Uryo, a top-tier player from Japan, using Sakura.  Great Sakura players are a rare thing these days, so check out the vid to see Uryo putting on a show!

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Monday
Oct182010

Battle for the West Coast Crown Grand Finals: EG Ricky Ortiz vs Alex Valle

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. 

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Monday
Oct182010

Marn Responds to Seasons Beatings Drama

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

Monday
Oct182010

IPW Topic of the Week: When will Super Street Fighter 4 be Dethroned?

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!

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Monday
Oct182010

GamerBee Interview by Protocol Snow

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.

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