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Tuesday
Nov092010

NCR8 Promo Video

Many of you may have seen the promo video for NorCal Regionals on the SCR stream this weekend, but if you missed it or want to check it out again, watch the full video below! Thanks to LordofUltima for putting this together and helping iPlayWinner with these videos!

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Tuesday
Nov092010

Interview with SNK Playmore's Shinya Morishita on King of Fighters XIII

Coopa and myself had a chance to talk with SNK Playmore's Director of US Relations, Shinya Morishita. Kennyon helped us out a bit by translating the questions and answers back and forth, so big shout outs to him. A few of the questions seemed to get lost in translation, but there is some good info in this interview for sure.

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Tuesday
Nov092010

SCR: King of Fighters XIII Match Videos

Updated on Tuesday, November 9, 2010 at 10:58AM by Registered Commenterhaunts

I recorded a few really good matches from the King of Fighters XIII tournament held at SCR. Unfortunately, I don't know the players names too well, but both these matches are really entertaining. I had a chance to sit down the game for a bit and I have to say it's really fun to play, even though I didn't really know what I was doing. That said, after watching a ton of matches from Mr. KOF and others, I can't wait to spend some time with the game and figure out some of the more high level tactics these guys were pulling out. 

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Tuesday
Nov092010

Tokido Media Round-up: Interviews, Photos & More

Tokido really stole the show when it came to Super Street Fighter 4 this weekend. From the moment I heard he signed up as "Tokido the Murder Face" to when space and time came to a complete halt as he busted out the Akuma pose. Top that off with all of his amazing matches versus top players from around the world, all I can say is I love how this guy not only plays the game but his general attitude towards tournaments as well. 

Since SCR, a ton of media of this guy has surfaced all over the internet. Below you'll find photos, videos and interviews of Tokido all in one place. Enjoy!

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Tuesday
Nov092010

SCR Marvel vs Capcom 3 Videos

I ended up recording a ton of Marvel vs Capcom 3 footage at SCR, and was lucky enough to have people around who actually knew how to play the game such as Marn and Kurasa. Obviously not everyone knows what to do in MVC3 yet, so I've filtered out the "button check" matches and am leaving you with only the best of the best.

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Tuesday
Nov092010

SCR SSF4 Top 8 Videos Now Live

LevelUp posted all of top 8 for Super Street Fighter 4 to their YouTube Channel. I've posted a few of my favorites below, but but sure to watch the rest as this top 8 had some of the best matches we've seen all year! 

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Monday
Nov082010

Super Street Fighter 4: Arcade Edition Changes for Chun-Li, El Fuerte, Sakura & Cody

Azrael and Street11 posted up some translations from the latest Super Street Fighter 4: Arcade Edition Development Blog. This time the blog goes into changes Chun-Li, El Fuerte, Sakura and Cody with Chun getting arguably the most nerfs, though Fuerte is in a close second. Cody gets a nice buff with a 3 frame crouching short -- might have to play him seriously again! Read about all the other changes below.

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Monday
Nov082010

The Excellent Adventures of Gootecks & Mike Ross #11: ONE BUTTON!

Justin Wong joins Gootecks and Mike Ross in this episode of the Excellent Adventures. Gamerbee is still in the background not willing to troll XBOX live, but Justin and Mike just go right into it.

Justin decides on the last match that he will use one button and a random select character to take out the XBOX live monster. He can't focus attack, grab. just use that one button.

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Monday
Nov082010

Great Article Comparing Marvel Series Hitboxes by ComboVid

If you are a fan of the older Marvel VS series games, this article is for you! Dammit from Combovid.com has put together a fantastic article which breaks down various interesting changes made to hit box data in X-Men: Children of the Atom, Marvel Super Heroes, X-Men vs Street Fighter, Marvel Super Heroes vs Street Fighter, and Marvel vs Capcom! 

It is loaded with great screenshots which show exactly what he's talking about.  I played all these games in a casual way when they came out, and even though I don't play them today I found the article really interesting. Check out the full article here!

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Monday
Nov082010

Socal Regionals: The Hype is Only Starting!

Socal Regionals may be over, but the hype continues!!! TheBBVlog brings you back on consistent pool play uploads with golden commentary to get you rollin on the bracket matches!

We also have exclusive content of more iPlayWinner BlazBlue character combos, iPlayWinner interviews, and MikeZ special setups! With players like Dacidbro, CopperDabbit, Zong_One, Render, MikeZ, Tubazo, and even the japanese Akuma player Tokido, you can't miss out on the action about to ensue!

Blazblue action after the jump!

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Monday
Nov082010

How to pretend you don't suck at Street Fighter 

A funny video was uploaded on youtube by cammyplayer, who also made Super Street Fighter The Movie parody video, if anyone remembers.

"Tired of getting your ass kicked and looking like a noob at Street Fighter? Too lazy to practice and actually learn how to play? Fear no more! Follow this guide and you'll learn how at least pretend you're a good player.

If you like this video, please, leave a coment and subscribe."

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Monday
Nov082010

IPW Topic of the Week: What if Street Fighter 4 had 2D Graphics Instead of 3D?

Street Fighter 4 brings together 2D gameplay and 3D graphics.  Whatever your view on the game as it turned out, nobody can debate either its success or the tremendous impact it had on the fighting game community and on the genre.

But what if Street Fighter 4 had 2D graphics instead of 3D? Would that have made a difference in the game's sales or its impact? Would the game, either in play mechanics and/or in graphical presentation, have to be modified to maximize its potential? 

Keep in mind that the genre was on life support before this game released, and even Capcom considered Street Fighter 4 a gamble.  For purposes of this topic, assume that Capcom allotted all the artists and resources necessary to take one, last daring stab at making a modern glorious 2D title.

Have fun, 2D fans!  No the game would not look like the SF4 characters brought to Third Strike mock-ups shown on left (which are awesome tho!).  Today's machines are capabable of incredible 2D.  Go wild!

Have an idea for a future topic? Hit the thread in the IPW Forum and let us know! If you missed last week's topic, "Taunting", check it out here!

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Sunday
Nov072010

SoCal Regionals Tournament Results

Updated on Monday, November 8, 2010 at 12:12AM by Registered CommenterRogerdodger

Southern California Regionals is now over. It was a amazing event with many upsets and amazing hype matches.

NorCal making a dent with Vangief, Ricky Ortiz and Filipino Champ making it into the top 8 for Super Street Fighter 4. In the end BLG Filipino Champ takes out Daigo to win the SSF4 tournament!!!!

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Sunday
Nov072010

Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Demo Footage

Last night Tekken producer Harada released some new footage of Tekken Tag Tournament 2 at MLG Dallas. The video showcases how the assists will work and also confirms Armor King, King, Paul and Law playable in Tekken Tag Tournament 2.

A lot of the combos showcased within the video shows how amazing the game play will be. Seeing the assist partner flying in the air after a throw just makes the game even more hype and I personally can't wait.

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Saturday
Nov062010

Cross Counter w/ Gootecks and Mike Ross Featuring Gamerbee vs Momochi & Special Q and A with Gamerbee

This week on Cross Counter with Gootecks and Mike Ross they Breakdown the match between Gamerbee and Momochi in the grand finals of the Season Beatings tournament. Gamerbee joins Mike Ross on the break down of the match.

ALSO with a special treat from the Cross Counter crew, Gootecks took a moment to ask Gamerbee some Q&A. Gamerbee talks about words he has learned while being in America and what he thinks about the over all talent in the states.

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Saturday
Nov062010

Vangief Signed to Borderland Gaming

NorCal's very own Vangief is now signed to Borderland Gaming. Vance "VanGief" Wu will be the third Street Fighter 4 player to join the BLG Crew along with Eric 'Juicebox' Albino and Ryan 'Filipino Champ' Ramirez.

Vance is one of the top Zangief players in North America. With many tournaments under his belt, I think he will make a great addition to the BLG line up. One of Vance's biggest win is placing top 8 in EVO 2010 and receiving the infamous Golden TE stick.

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Saturday
Nov062010

Ono Tweets: More Info on Street Fighter X Tekken Coming in November

Capcom's Yoshinori Ono dropped some info on his twitter about when we can get more information on Street Fighter X Tekken. It has been a little while since we heard anything about the game. 

can we get any new sfxTk info.even a little bit more (cont),"

Ono: "Plz wait [for] news. I'll [talk] about it at Moscow in 20th Nov. ;) :

Also, new images of C.Viper's and Ibuki's latest alternate costume were also included. See full sized pics below.

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Friday
Nov052010

The Excellent Adventures of Gootecks and ??? #10 PARTY TIME

Gootecks is flying solo this week after Mike Ross rage quit from last week episode. This episode is a different set pace than the other adventures. Gootecks attempts to play Cody in memory of Mike Ross rage quitting.

??? Shows the world how to play Sagat. After a loss ??? Comes in and shows ??? how to play Sagat. Haunts would be very proud of ??? and ??? playing Sagat.

Find out who ??? and ??? is after the break!

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Friday
Nov052010

G4 Interviews Mike Ross, Gamerbee, EG Marn, and EG J. Wong about So Cal Regionals

G4 TV just posted a promo video featuring Mike Ross, Gamberbee, EG Marn, and EG Justin Wong about SoCal Regionals. All players talk about how they got started with fighting games and how Street Fighter is now a international game.

This is a huge step with G4 TV finally recognizing the fighting game community is here to stay and keep on growing!

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Friday
Nov052010

The MKast - Series 2, Episode 2 (Part 2 of 4)

NetherRealm studious release The MKast Part 2 of Episode 2 video today. Talking in the Video is Hans Lo, Hector Sanchez, John Edwards, Paulo Garcia, and Brian LeBaron. This part of the episode they go over game mechanics, tweaks still being made, game play questions, and what people are saying on the forums.

This is a good episode to get a good feel of how the game mechanics will work because they show videos of the game play of the subjects that they cover during the cast.

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