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Saturday
Sep252010

GODSGARDEN ONLINE 2 Day 1 Qualifiers: Daigo vs Mago

The first day of qualifiers for GodsGarden Online 2 wrapped up last night with some really high level, intense matches all around. I was able to catch a lot of it, watching some great sets between players such as Tokido vs Kindevu, but unfortunately couldn't stay up for the whole thing. If you're like me and ended up missing some of the later matches, you should definitely check out the last set between Daigo and Mago. I wont spoil the outcome but I'll say this one really comes down to the wire.

Check the full video after the break!

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Saturday
Sep252010

Marvel vs Capcom 3: Character and Feature Reveals at Comic Con New York

One of the panel descriptions for the upcoming New York Comic Con indicate that new Marvel vs Capcom 3 announcements, including new characters, will be made at said event. 

New York Comic Con takes place from October 8 through 10th atthe Jacob K. Javits Center in New York.

Hit the jump for the panel description. Thanks to Javier for the tip!

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Friday
Sep242010

King of Fighters XIII: Kim combo video by Real Kim

Real Kim uploaded a nice combo video featuring Kim from King of Fighters XIII.  These combos were recorded by a friend as he was developing combos at Arcade Infinity, and this video is a compilation of several smaller combo videos that were taken.

Check out the video after the jump!

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Thursday
Sep232010

SSF4: Dummy Glitch Tutorial by Desk

If you ended up checking out Desk's previous combo video, you'll see it starts off with a glitched dummy and if you're anything like me you're probably wondering how the hell he ended pulling that off. Check out this video that gives the full breakdown on how to recreate the glitch via the Recoding feature in Training Mode. Full video after the break!

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Thursday
Sep232010

Super Street Fighter 4: Akuma Raging Demon Setups Video in Actual Matches

Rajman has created a very nice video showing some setups for Akuma's Raging Demon in Super Street Fighter 4.  These setups were captured when used in actual matches, so it isn't theory-fighter.

If you play as Akuma, learn what you can do. If you play one of the characters shown falling victim to it, learn what not to do.We will add this as a Community Video on Akuma's page in our Super SF4 guide.

Check out the vid after the jump!

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Thursday
Sep232010

Arcana Heart 3: New Trailer and Screenshots!

Arc System Works has released a new trailer and a bunch of new screenshots for Arcana Heart 3, coming to Xbox 360 and Playstation 3.

The screenshots feature the game in different modes, 16:9, 4:3 with animated borders and 4:3 with still pictures in borders.

Check out all the new Arcana Heart 3 media after the jump!

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Thursday
Sep232010

Super Street Fighter 4: Release Date for First Alternate Costume Packs Announced

Capcom has officially announced that they will begin releasing the new alternate costumes for Super Street Fighter 4 starting on October 26th. 

The costumes will release in packs, as with previous costume release cycles. While the schedule for release may vary slightly between the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3, we expect them to be very close. Hopefully we will get a complete release schedule soon.

Updated costume video and a few new screens after the jump!

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Thursday
Sep232010

Marvel vs Capcom 3: Ryota Niitsuma Interview from Tokyo Game Show

Gametrailers uploaded an interview with Marvel vs Capcom 3 producer Ryota Niitsuma.  Some of topics include how the game was recieved at TGS by fans, implementing X-23, the different modes in the game (including a "Mission" mode which in the context he used sounds like a combo trials) and his liking the idea of doing a crossover not just between two companies but between many companies.

Check out the interview after the jump!

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Wednesday
Sep222010

MATCH-UP BREAKDOWN: SAGAT VS BALROG

This is the first entry into a series of articles I hope to pump out consistently that breaks down the match-up between two characters. With Sagat being my main, I'll start with his match-ups and move onto other characters. Of course, with any match-up there are plenty of details and nuances that can be player specific, so post up in the comments if you feel I forgot anything. 

Do you have your own Match-up Breakdown you'd like to see on the front page of iPlayWinner? Copy and paste this template and send all entries over to admin@iplaywinner.com

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Wednesday
Sep222010

BlazBlue: Continuum Shift: Arc System Works Issues Statement about Valkenhayn DLC

There have been problems associated with the DLC character Valkenhayn R. Hellsing and the general gameplay patch that goes alongside his release.  The Xbox 360 release of the character and patch have been delayed, with ETA unknown.  The patch for the Playstation 3 version also has issues as well.

Arc System Works has issued a statement about "the Mystery of the Missing Valkenhayn DLC". Read it in its entirety after the jump!

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Wednesday
Sep222010

Super Street Fighter 4: Arcade Edition: Videos of Justin Wong Using Yang

Videos of Justin Wong playing as Yang on Super Street Fighter 4: Arcade Edition have surfaced.  These videos are taken with a cell phone, so please excuse the quality, but it gives another glimpse of the character in action.

Thanks to Kyzer for the tip, spotted at Shadowloo.com. Hit the jump for all three videos.

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Wednesday
Sep222010

Juicy Bits Podcast with Juicebox Abel: All About Throws

Juicebox indulges us once again with his forth SSF4 podcast entitled "All About Throws". This time around, he explores the importance of throws as well as the technical aspects of incorporating throws into your game-play. 

Head over to BL Gaming to hear the podcast!

Wednesday
Sep222010

Head of Team Ninja Talks Dead or Alive Dimensions

Inside Games recently conducted a quick interview with Team Ninja head Yousuke Hayashi at Tokyo Game Show about Dead or Alive Dimensions, their upcoming fighter for the Nintendo 3DS handheld.

Read more about what Hayashi-san had to say about Dead or Alive Dimensions after the jump!

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Wednesday
Sep222010

Ono Tweets: Yun and Yang May be Planned for Consoles

Capcom's Yoshinori Ono, the producer behind the Street Fighter series, has revealed by way of a Twitter post what is really no surprise to anybody: Capcom is considering releasing Yun and Yang on consoles.  As of right now, the new characters are only officially planned for the arcade version, called Super SF4: Arcade Edition. Here's what he tweeted:

If we have a lot of order ofSSFIV AE for ps3or360, capcom maybe planing it.... maybe... ;( 

Of course, we don't believe they may be panning it. It's just that Capcom isn't ready to announce when and how just yet. We'll keep you posted.

Wednesday
Sep222010

Marvel vs Capcom 3: New High Res Screenshots of Wesker and Spider-Man

Capcom has released 17 new high resolution Marvel vs Capcom 3 screenshots featuring the newly announced Wesker and Spider-Man!  This game is absolutely gorgeous!

Click Here for an image gallery with all 17 screenshots!

Wednesday
Sep222010

GODSGARDEN ONLINE 2 ANNOUNCED FOR THIS WEEKEND

GodsGarden Online 2 was just fully announced for this weekend. Daigo "The Beast" Umehara has hand picked the best of the best in Japan for Godsgarden's online tournament 2. This event will run throughout the weekend and starts at 14:00 JST (7am PST Friday September 24th)

More Information after the break!

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Tuesday
Sep212010

Nagoya Street Battle 17 Live Stream Tomorrow

Shadowloo pointed out that Nagoya Street Battle will be taking place tomorrow, and this one stream you wont want to miss. Not only top Japanese players such as Daigo and Momochi will be playing, but also Team EG which consists of Justin Wong, Ricky Ortiz and Marn. This is a 3v3 Super Street Fighter 4 tournament where each player will be able to use up to two different characters of their choice. The action starts at 7PM PST/ 10PM EST on the NSB USTREAM Channel -- but don't forget to check out the iPlayWinner live stream from Starbase Arcade tomorrow as well, which starts at 9PM PST!

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Tuesday
Sep212010

BlazBlue: Continuum Shift Japanese Combo Video for Valkenhayn

Are you thinking about maining Valkenhayn in BlazBlue: Continuum Shift? If so, you'll want to check out this new Japanese combo video for the character, spotted by our boys over at IMNEXTONLINE. You'll see that even with some fairly basic combos, Valkenhayn can dish out a ton of damage. Check the full video after the break!

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Tuesday
Sep212010

G4 PREVIEW OF MARVEL VS CAPCOM 3

G4 put together a preview of Marvel vs Capcom 3 during the Tokyo Game Show and sat down with Seth Killian to talk about some of the details. S-kill talks about the new characters, the possibility of squeezing in a few more and how Simple Mode works in the game as well.

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Tuesday
Sep212010

TOP 10 WAYS TO TAKE INITIATIVE IN YOUR SCENE

As I've become more involved with planning and running events I've seen a lot making things happen in the scene comes down to taking initiative. Spending a moment before you go to an event and thinking to yourself "How can I make this better?" can go much further than you may realize. Below are a few steps that you can take as a player -- not as an event organizer -- to ensure things go smoothly and everyone is having fun.

1. Bring an Extra Joystick

This may sound brain-dead obvious but this is one of the best things you can do as a player. Bringing an extra stick to an event can mean the difference between having an extra set up for people to play on opposed to people standing around for an extra 5 minutes waiting their turn. Of course, this can be a tall order at larger events with so many players and that fact that you do not want to lose your gear. Always label your joysticks and try your best to keep a close eye on them. 

2. Bring an Extra Monitor or CRT

Not everyone has an extra monitor or TV to bring to an event, but much like bringing an extra joystick, this can play a key part in having that one extra set up that will make the tournament run smoother or have another station just for casuals. Again, just like joysticks, be sure to use masking tape and label the equipment with a sharpie so it doesn't get lost in the mix. 

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