Another episode of The MKast surfaced today, where the design team talks more about different elements in the game such as combo breakers, some of the different throws and how each character has a very distinct fighting style. More than that, there is a lot of really awesome footage in this MKast, namely the Kung Lao combos which you've gotta see. Check out the full video below!
As you guys probably know, I'm not one to do interviews all that often, but ESFIWorld.com -- a competitive gaming media website -- pulled me away just long enough to pick my brain on a few topics. I go over how iPlayWinner.com came about, my thoughts on the current state of Super Street Fighter 4 and even what I think about the word "e-sports".
Hey hey, what's crackin'? You guys ready for a wild weekend of hype West Coast & East Coast tournaments? I know I am. I'll be streaming HADOCON all day tomorrow, while our boys over at Team Spooky will be holding it down both Saturday and Sunday for NEC. Yup, I'll be the ultimate stream monster on Sunday, you can count on that.
In the meantime I wanted to give everyone a heads up on a few changes here on iPlayWinner and what it means for you as a reader. We have a lot of cool stuff planned in the future -- yeah yeah, what else is new -- but check out all these new updates below.
Mike Ross and Gootecks join Combofiend as they all prepare for the upcoming HADOCON tournament this weekend, and what better way to practice up than hopping on PSN and playing people at random? And when I say random, I mean random.
Ryan Hunter from Option-Select.com has put together another exceptional video tutorial. This one will be a huge hit with Cody fans out there, as it focuses on the Cody vs Blanka matchup! Cody's many ways to punish Blanka Balls (both on block and on hit!) are all laid out in the video as well as option selects to further reduce his wake-up options.
This one will probably bring a smile to the faces of some non-Cody players as well, as they see how many ways Cody can punish the character.
For more info on this matchup visit their breakdown here. Enjoy!
Looking for something to pass the time while you wait for HADOCON and NEC this weekend? Well you're in luck in that SpotATrain uploaded a 22-part series of Daigo and Tokido battling it out for 100 straight matches. Yup, you read that right: One Hundred matches.
As mentioned above, this is broken up into different parts, and you can check them all out, along with the final results at SpotATrain's YouTube Channel.
Updated on Thursday, December 2, 2010 at 11:48PM by haunts
Capcom just released a new trailer for Super Street Fighter 4 that gives us our first real glimpse at Oni Akuma and Evil Ryu. These two have been rumored to be in the game now for months, through forum posts and leaked XBOX live achievements. Check out the full video below!
The following video details what we have upcoming. The big poppa is Northeast Championships XI, but there are more, including the next Team NSB x Beat By Contest, featuring Haneyama vs Uryo.
Especially relevant for those of you who have been going to Guard Crush!, is an event that will be a temporary replacement, at least for this week, Battle of 8-bit and Up III! We'll also be giving away a Mad Catz Super Street Fighter 4 Chun TE stick as a door prize, so show up for a chance to win!
Andria Sang is reporting that Capcom will have a few stage events for Marvel vs Capcom 3 at the two-day manga convention in Japan, Jump Festa, which begins December 18th. With more characters yet to be revealed for the game -- also taking in consideration the release date of the game and the fact that the last reveal was a few weeks ago -- I think it's a safe bet we'll be seeing more additions to the roster at this event.
Our Boy's over at ImNextOnline.com scouted out some KOF XIII videos from the Shinjuku Carnival Ratio Tournament. If you are unsure of how this tournament works check out this guide on ImNextOnline.com
You will see a lot of solid game play within these videos and this is only the first batch of videos to be uploaded to the internet.
If these videos don't get you excited for the console release of KOF XIII then I don't know what to do for you!
View the Videos After the Break!
As always you can't censor this man. Original-Gamer.com sat down with Aris to discuss the Tekken world and a little more information on how he got into the fighting game scene.
This is a very good listen. Aris breaks down what he has done throughout his fighting game career, about his ventures in Japan and also he explains why he voices his opinions when they are needed to be said.
"People were asking me When I go to Japan will you go site seeing? I told them I have a HD TV to see all that shit, I am going to the arcades" -Aris
More After the Break!
Capcom's Christian Svensson Talks About Why Marvel vs Capcom 3 Won't Have a Demo, Why More Projects Fans Demand Aren't In the Works and More
On the company's Unity forums, Capcom VP Christian Svensson addressed several important topics all in one post. He explained the business realities of why more games that fans would want aren't getting the green light and why Marvel vs Capcom 3 will not have a demo. As a bonus he has stated definitively that the game will not appear on the Wii and why.
The demo part is particularly interesting. If you've wondered why any game you are anticipating doesn't get a demo, here is the reason why directly from the VP of Strategic Planning and Business Development himself.
Thanks to Willis for the tip!
With NCR and the holidays, we took a break from streaming Starbase Arcade, but we are back tonight on our new channel at Justin.TV! We have some really cool new stuff planned for the stream this time around, so those of you have been with us with the start, this will blow your mind.
The Super Street Fighter 4 action starts at 9PM PST with some casuals, followed with the classic Random 2v2's around 10PM PST.
Andria Sang posted up a ton of new screenshots for an upcoming Rurouni Kenshin game that's being developed by Namco. It's been a while since I've heard the name of this anime series come up anywhere, and honestly it makes me feel like a dinosaur as I think about how long ago it was since I watched this series.
UPDATE: SoCal Invasion & BLG Filipino Champ Says "Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is"
From the desk of Kineda:
At the HADOCON Super Street Fighter IV tournament this Saturday, Dec 4 in Burlingame, California, BLGaming is sponsoring a Beat-The-Champ competition, where any player can enter and win $100 by beating BLG Filipino Champ in a FT3 match. Champ comments, "Many players who have never come out to a tournament and just watch me on play on streams feel they can easily beat me. Now here's an opportunity for them to prove it in front of everyone or lose sadly trying. I'll be prepared for any challenger."
The event will be live streamed by iPLAYWINNER, and will also feature a NorCal vs. SoCal 5v5 competition headed by team captains EG Ricky Ortiz and Mike Ross. For more information visit the official thread on SRK.
Gootecks and Mike Ross uploaded a video thanking everyone who donated to their new Excellent Adventures project, saying they have some really cool stuff in store. They also talk a bit about the iPlayWinner x Team Sp00ky crossover and what it means for the community. Oh yeah, there's something in there about Boba Tea and crappy-old computers too.
Those of you who watch a lot of these online replays from 0ShinAkuma0's YouTube Channel may have seen icage0age before, and know that his Balrog is an absolute monster. YogaFlame24 just sent over a video of ice0age doing some damage to 2D God Mago, and I embedded another video of him putting the hurt on Bonchan too! I usually don'y enjoy Boxer vs anyone, but this guy is really entertaining to watch. Check it out.
NEC is the premier east coast fighting game event! Located in Philadelphia, PA, this long running series is run by BigE gaming, sponsored in part by Mad Catz, Classic Game Junkie and University Pinball Arcade, they have a 210 + long pre-reg list for Super Street Fighter 4 that includes some of the biggest names, such as EG Justin Wong, EG Marn, Arturo 'Sabin' Sanchez, Empire Arcadia's Sanford Kelly, Dieminion, & Twisted Jago, and DMG's Dr. Chaos, Inthul, & Lud.
You may have heard me mention this new service over the past few days. Gamescast.tv is an “e-sports unification” project. The goal is to allow e-sports broadcasters and spectators a single destination to connect. With a dynamic list of all the current, live e-sports broadcasts, fans can view everything that’s going on in e-sports from one destination. This project is very young, but already shows a lot of promise.
The best reason to bookmark our profile on Gamescast is to keep updated of our schedule no matter where we are going to stream. It will be neatly indexed there so you can know about all of our prescheduled streams, although we will continue to have some spontaneous content.
Check the embed below for footage from this morning's Team NSB x BBC Qual featuring Uryo (Sakura) vs Zangitan (Zangief). Be sure to tune in next week, December 8th again at 8AM EST for the follow-up as we continue to provide coverage!