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Tuesday
Feb082011

The Top 7 Fighting game backgrounds

Gamesradar made a list of top 7 fighting game background stages.

"With Marvel vs Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds almost upon us and sporting some of the coolest, most fan-pleasing backgrounds ever seen in a fighting game, it's high time we came up with the definitive list of the Top 7 fighting game backgrounds. After all, we know you spend ages deciding where to fight, even though it rarely affects the gameplay in any way. It's OK, we do it too. So let's get started with round 1, shall we? FIGHT!"

See full list here

Monday
Feb072011

The Traveling Circus Signs Gamerbee!

The Traveling Circus just announced it's third signed player, Gamerbee!

Gamerbee will be teaming up with Tokido from Japan and ToxY from Australia.

This will be a amazing 3 members to be teamed up together in any tournament. Just remember . . . Float like a butterfly, STING LIKE A GAMERBEE!

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Monday
Feb072011

GameStop: Marvel vs Capcom 3 Midnight Launch Locations

If you pre-ordered your copy of Marvel vs Capcom 3 from GameStop (and haven't already received a call), you can check out this landing page over at GameStop to see which locations near you will be hosting midnight launch events. The page notes that most stores will open at 10 PM, but you'll unfortunately have to wait until 12:01 AM to grab your copy.

Monday
Feb072011

IPW Topic of the Week: Memories of Marvel vs Capcom 2

The much anticipated release of Marvel vs Capcom 3 is almost here, and as such we would like to give players an opportunity to give a shout-out to Marvel vs Capcom 2.  Regardless of what you personally think of the game, you have to respect the fact that Marvel vs Capcom 2, along with Third Strike, was one of the pivital games that fueled the competitive fighting game scene for over a decade.

So, with this week's Topic of the Week you have the opportunity to share your thoughts on the game, maybe some of your favorite personal moments or memories, some of the most hype tournament matches you've seen, or some of your favorite features.  How will you remember Marvel vs Capcom 2?

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Monday
Feb072011

French-Bread's Next Fighting Game Announced

As promised last week, Ecole and developer French-Bread revealed at their event at Club Sega in Akihabara French-Bread's brand new fighting game: "Under Night In-Birth". According to Andriasang, the game will be completely original, uses a four-button control scheme, will be in 720p and is expected to be out sometime next winter.

Additional good news for Melty Blood came out of the event as well. French-Bread stated that they weren't done with Melty Blood at all; plans are currently in place to add two more characters in the spring and summer, and they're even considering an HD version of Melty Blood in the future.

Check out images of the game over on 4Gamer.

Monday
Feb072011

Marvel vs Capcom 3: Training Mode Tour

One of the unsung features of Marvel vs Capcom 3 is sure to be its training mode.  If you've played Marvel vs Capcom 2 and used its training mode on a regular basis, some of these features are sure to have you jumping for joy.  For one, you can finally change the assists on characters without having to back out to the character select!

Another feature that was completely unexpected is the "Network Simulation" setting, where you can set the computer to simulate various degrees of crappy online connections! Now you can practice for those high lag matches on PSN and Xbox Live!

The following video taken by bk4revenge just gives you a look at all the menu options in training mode, so if you plan to get deep into this game you might want to take a look to see what Training Mode has in store for you in MvC3.

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Monday
Feb072011

Marvel vs Capcom 3: Marvel Edition Versus Fighting Pad for Xbox 360 Revealed

The Marvel Edition Versus Fighting Pad for Xbox 360 has been revealed today on Marvel.com.  It was jointly designed by Marvel and Performance Designed Products (PDP) and will retail for $39.99 beginning February 14 alongside the game's official release. 

"As players would expect from an actual arcade machine, high quality micro-switch activators have been used for the thumb stick, which has been custom designed and constructed to feel like an arcade joystick but with the more comfortable and compact feel of a thumb pad."

Check out the full article to read the press release which gives more info on this pad. 

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Monday
Feb072011

Marvel vs Capcom 3: Galactus Reveal Trailer

Capcom has released an official reveal trailer for Galactus, who will be a boss character in Marvel vs Capcom 3.  Galactus is a Marvel character also known as the "Devourer of Worlds".  If you'd like to learn more about Galactus in Marvel's fiction, go here.  Check out the trailer after the jump!

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Saturday
Feb052011

AngryBananas Interview With Seth Killian on Marvel vs Capcom 3

AngryBananas got the chance to attend a preview event for Marvel vs Capcom 3 where Seth Killian was on hand to answer some user-submitted questions. Seth answers questions regarding the possibility of replays, DLC plans, and there's even a demonstration of Marvel vs Capcom 3's license cards. Go ahead and give it a look after the break.

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Saturday
Feb052011

MarkMan Reveals Mortal Kombat-themed Replacement TE Panel

MarkMan finally revealed just what that new Mad Catz product is over on Level|Up's stream -- and it's probably not what you expected. Rather than coming out with a whole new TE stick for Mortal Kombat, Mad Catz will be selling a replacement front panel for the TE with Mortal Kombat players in mind.

The layout of the buttons is similar to the standard MK button layout, but it's been slightly modified to make all of the buttons easier to reach. MarkMan stated on the stream that you can expect to hear more about it around next week, and we'll be sure to let you know as soon as we hear anything.

You can check out of a video of the announcement after the break.

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Saturday
Feb052011

Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Playable at AOU

According to LevelUpYourGame, NAMCO's Katsuhiro Harada announced on the GodsGarden Tekken 6 Master Cup stream that Tekken Tag Tournament 2 will be playable at AOU Arcade Show in Tokyo on February 18th. I'm not entirely sure if AOU is open to the public, but as far as I know this is the first time TTT2 will be playable anywhere outside of Namco. 

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Saturday
Feb052011

Comprehensive List of Tekken 6 Frame Data from AvoidingThePuddle

The team over at AvoidingThePuddle just released a super comprehensive list of frame data for Tekken 6, translated straight from InaTekken. The layout is really slick and easy to use, so definitely keep this one bookmarked if you're picking up a new character in T6 or simply want to learn a bit more about your main. Check it out by clicking here

Saturday
Feb052011

Street Fighter III: Third Strike Zero Damage Video

I'm sure a lot of you have seen those Combonauts zero damage videos for Super Street Fighter 4 by now, and if you enjoyed those, this should be right up your alley. his1nightmare put together a SF3: Third Strike zero damage video featuring a lot of the characters wiffing attacks oh-so elegantly. Check it out after the break!

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Saturday
Feb052011

Capcom Expects to Sell 2 Million Units of Marvel vs Capcom 3

Andria Sang posted up an article about what Capcom is looking at as far as pushing units for some of their newer games over the next year. On the list is Marvel vs Capcom 3 and they mention that they are aiming to sell 2 million units. To put this in perspective, SSF4 has sold 1.6 million units.

Do you think Marvel vs Capcom 3 will sell better than SSF4?

Friday
Feb042011

King of Street Fighter is Pinoy

BLG Filipino Champ was featured in on Balitang America, which is a Filipino news site. They put together an article and video segment on his numerous tournament wins, and of course, multiple victories over Daigo Umehara. Check the news article here and peep the video below. 

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Friday
Feb042011

Gamespot MVC3 Tournament - Round 2 Highlights

Gamespot uploaded the second video from the MVC3 tournament they held last week-ish and this one is definitely a little better than the last video they posted. You'll get to see Tom Cannon take on BLG Filipino Champ and the outcome may surprise you! Check it out after the break. 

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Friday
Feb042011

GameSpot Interview With Yoshinori Ono on SSFIV 3DS

GameSpot posted a 5 minute interview earlier today with Street Fighter IV producer Yoshinori Ono about the upcoming release of Super Street Fighter IV: 3D Edition. The video explains just how the 3DS port came about and shows off some of the game's features as well as a few bits of gameplay. Check it out after the break!

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Friday
Feb042011

1UP.COM Game Night MVC3 Recordings

1UP.COM posted the recordings from the MVC3 Game Night live stream last night where I go over a lot of the basics for some of the characters, and a few things you may not have seen with Magneto and Storm a little later on. The videos are split into three parts and you can check them out below. 

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Friday
Feb042011

MvC3: Deadpool, X-23, Phoenix Detailed by Seth Killian for Bitmob

Bitmob published the second installment to their Marvel vs Capcom 3 character profiles, this one focusing on Deadpool, X-23 and Phoenix. As was the case with the last one, Seth Killian gives a pretty in-depth write-up for each character and it's definitely worth checking out. You can find it over on Bitmob.

Friday
Feb042011

MarkMan Teases New Mad Catz Product (Again)

MarkMan's back to teasing us all with a snapshot of the new Mad Catz product today. The image, seen on the left, gives a glimpse of what the stick will look like and, surprise surprise, it seems to be a bat-top. I've gotta' say, I'm liking what I'm seeing so far. What do you guys think?

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