Arcadia Magazine published a list of changes for many characters in Super Street Fighter 4: Arcade Edition -- some new, some we already know about, and a few that are kind of ambiguous. There have been a number of different translations floating around the 'net at this point, so we're going to round them all up here for you guys so you can check out all the buffs or nerfs for your character in a single glance.
Many of you were impressed by the T SRAI video we posted up recently, but others had your doubts about these Blanka tactics versus top players. If you're one of the non-believers, you should check out this video of T SRAI playing versus Daigo, though I'll say his playstyle is slightly more reserved in this video than the montage video.
Thanks again to YogaFlame24 for the upload.
One of the many events that went down during DreamHack Winter 2010 was the Super Street Fighter 4 Battle Royale. Team Ryan Heart/Team Taicho vs Team Chocolo hand picked 13 players to compete against each other in a pokemon style team set.
Pancho, a Cammy player from Sweden, recorded this whole Battle Royale and uploaded all the matches to YouTube for the world to see.
More After the Break!
FOCUS: A Documentary just released their first trailer to showcase the documentary. Director Steve Hwang follows Mike Ross in three tournaments in the months of May to August 2010. He shows how Mike Ross prepares for events and the hardships he went through to achieve his goal and still keep the will to stay hungry for wins.
With a realease date of Spring/Summer 2011 I can't wait to see the full feature film!
View the Trailer After the Break!
You guys may have heard that Daigo travelled to Kuwait recently and they held a series of exhibition matches, which were more or less a series of organized money matches. A video just surfaced on SedoSan's YouTube Channel recently of these players testing their might versus the Beast, and we'll be sure to post more as they show up.
Also, if you want to learn more about the scene in Kuwait, check out this iPlayWinner original feature on White Tower Arcade, that gives the low down on their scene -- a great read for sure!
If you follow Super Street Fighter 4, you should be no stranger to 0ShinAkuma0's YouTube Channel, which showcases the best of the best when it comes to online replays. With updates virtually everyday, it can be hard to keep up with all the best matches though, so we're going to keep you guys up to date with frequent updates of the S-Tier matches that hit the channel week by week. If you're hungry for more, be sure to subscribe to 0ShinAkuma0's YouTube Channel to stay up to date with the latest matches from top players around the world!
TOKIDO VS MOMOCHI
Here's one of the best matches of the week, with former Akuma rivals going at it -- Momochi playing Ken and none other than the Murder Face himself, Tokido playing Akuma! Check out three different sets between the two, with the top video being my personal favorite.
Glenn over at GetYourTournament recorded a ton of matches at NorCal Regionals at that weren't on the live stream, and uploaded these to the GYT YouTube account. We of course uploaded most of the marquee matches for SSF4, but GYT has a ton of great footage from pools for both SSF4 and HDR. I embedded a video below which you can check out, and you can see the rest on the GYT YouTube Channel.
Are you guys fans of CrossCounter and the Excellent Adventure spin-off series? If so, you'll probably want to check out what Gootecks and Mike Ross have planned next. They are trying to go big, by bringing in players from all over the world, and continue their travels, documenting their adventures along the way. The end goal here is to get this sort of thing on Television or some similar type of medium. This may sound like a far fetched idea but it's happened with other projects like this, outside of the Fighting Game Community.
It's no secret that Blanka players get a lot of hate. With his unorthodox play style and unpredictable move set, Blanka's of all skill levels can be a serious pain in the ass. Single hits, slides, and rarely an actual combo, who wants to go up against a character like that?
Or perhaps they're just playing Blanka wrong. After watching this video montage of T SRAI by YogaFlame24 I think that may be the case because I don't think anyone would mind losing to a Blanka like this. I've studied Blanka enough to know that some of the links in this video are extremely difficult to pull off in a real match. You guys are in for a real treat, but don't go off and try to main Blanka after checking out the video -- leave it to the professionals.
The Super Street Fighter 4 tournament at DreamHack concluded recently, and a few videos have surfaced online. Below you'll see a 40 minute stream of the semi and Grand Finals featuring Ryan Hart and Chocolo. I also dug up an interview with Ryan Hart via the NeoEmpire forums where he talks a bit about the tournament as well. I'll update this post once we get more detailed results, but until then enjoy the videos!
In the frenzy for prepping for NorCal Regionals, I missed the first episode of 3 Green Bars. Thankfully, the director CptMunta sent over an email reminding me to check it out, and that a new episode has just been released. These are both really cool in that they will give you a look into scenes you may not be aware of, showing you that the passion for the game is the same worldwide.
TEC Sol T over at Shadowloo.com is at it again with another boss video showing you how to counter a ton of Adon's moves with Abel! I'll say I'm a little jealous because this is an idea I had for a video series sometime ago but never got around to making it happen. That said, they did a better job on this than I ever could, so be sure to check it out, even if you're not an Abel player! Tons of great info that can be applied with many characters in the game, not just Abel.
NCR8: SSF4 Teams Grand Finals feat. EG Marn/Alex Valle/Mike Ross vs Floe/EG Ricky Ortiz/Daigo Umehara
Whew! This one took a while to put together but it was well worth it as it has some of the biggest names in Super Street Fighter 4 battling it out all in one place. Daigo through most of the tournament let his teammates do a lot of the work, but in this set he had to step up to the plate and make it happen. A really good set from both teams, well worth your time -- will watch again. A+++.
Also, this will probably be my last NCR video update for the site, but I'll be uploading more to YouTube so be sure to subscribe to our channel to stay up to date!
Katsuhiro Harada tweeted some more NAMCO wallpapers recently, one of them featuring Leo from Tekken. There are some other Project Soul wallpapers in there, along with some random images of Anna and Julia as well. We uploaded all these to our NAMCO image gallery which you can check out below.
@XaviPants posted up a cool image on NeoGAF that is a take on the classic Star Wars poster with a serious Marvel vs Capcom 3 spin to it! Check out Doom in back there -- awesome! You know this game is going to be a hit when fan art like this is already making the rounds on the 'net.
Not sure who whipped this up but anyone that happens to know please post up in the comments!
UPDATE: Thanks to LostCoastLines who provided the link to RodolForvers's DeviantArt page who put this image together. He has a lot of other cool posters on there worth checking out too.
Starting from 11PM on Friday, and ending at midnight on Monday, BrokenTier is having a 30% off sale on everything in their store! Been waiting to pick up that sick Gold Foil Tiger shirt? Or prehaps you had your eyes set on the World Traveler stick bag! Now is the time to grip it and stock up on those presents for all the fighting game fans in your life! No coupons needed, just throw it in your cart and -- boom! -- you're ready to go!
Socal Regionals... for many, an event that lived up to its hype; international players met with the nation's strongest; skills were tested and people judged--the best came out heroes; the losers came out short of change. NOTHING short of the worst could possibly ruin it.
Not that we're going to try.
This Blazblue Podcast is going to be a treat. We've got the usual duo, Coopa and Dacidbro, and we got special guests Jan, Kensou, and Lord Knight joining us for one hell of a ride. The topic is SCR, Tokido, and more! Listen to the podcast to find out more or just read the article and see Levelup EXPOSED.
Jason "jason24cf" Laboy sent over this recent interview where he sat down with DMG Inthul, asking him a bunch of questions mainly related to Fei-Long. Also, if you're a Fei-Long player and can't get enough of this stuff, be sure to check out our interview with Starnab from a little earlier in the week.
Thanks again to Jason for sending this over, and keep an eye for more interviews from him in the very near future! Enjoy!
Q. If you would have to rank the top 3 Fei Long in the world, who they would be? Would you include yourself in the top 3 and what makes them the top 3 and what do you feel you have to do to become the #1 Fei Long player?
A. I would say me, Mago, and Starnab from what I've seen. Justin can never be ruled out though, he beat me in a mirror match a while ago, and Justin has a huge knowledge of the game. I haven't fought him since but I'd like to mention him. We all have the execution, Mago has the best on connecting Fierce punch after CW. Justin knows probably all the matchups, one of the perks of playing SF as a job. Starnab has the most experience using fei then any of us. He's been using him the longest and plays more then I do. I think to take the #1 Fei spot, you have to beat me, Mago, and Starnab.
The official Super Street Fighter 4 Saikyo Blog was updated today with the first look at the alternate costumes for Yun and Yang. You'll see they are dressed as restaurant employees, and as dope as being a full time Street Fighter might sound, looks like these two are opting to keep their day jobs.