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Wednesday
Mar092011

King of Fighters XIII Combo Video by 23gabiori

23gabiori uploaded a pretty cool King of Fighters XIII combo video over on YouTube yesterday. The video's got combos from a wide variety of characters including Kyo, Kim, Hwa, Takuma and quite a few more. It's not all that often we see combo videos for King of Fighters XIII, so check this one out!

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Wednesday
Mar092011

Cross Counter Guide to Ryu featuring Air - Win a Free Copy of the Guide!

Gootecks and Mike Ross over at Cross Counter TV just released a monster guide for Ryu that features none other than one of the best Ryu players in North America: Air! The guide clocks in at about 90 minutes and is full of top level strategy to help you up your game with Ryu as it goes over basic stuff you might not know, and also breaks down some of Ryu's hardest match-ups in SSF4. 

They are basically giving the guide away for free, as you can watch the entire thing on YouTube, but if you want to support what these guys are doing which will ultimately help them release more videos similar to this, you should consider picking up a copy of the DVD or the digital download file. Check out the links below to do so, or if you want to simply donate to Cross Counter, you can do that by clicking here

PURCHASE THE DVD | DIGITAL DOWNLOAD

We're also giving away three copies so if you want to try your luck in the contest you can do that as well! How does it work? Simply "Like" the iPlayWinner Facebook Page and post on our wall what you like most about Cross Counter and what you want to see more of in the future. I'll choose the best responses and contact the winners! The deadline is one week from now, or March 16th!

Wednesday
Mar092011

Battlefield Arcadia: The Return - SSF4 & MVC3 Replays

Seb over at FADC uploaded a bunch of videos from Battlefield Arcadia: The Return, which went down over the weekend. If you missed the live stream, you should check these out as they have some really entertaining commentary from Yipes not to mention some great gameplay as well. I embedded a few videos below, but you can check out more on the FADC YouTube Channel.

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Wednesday
Mar092011

Marvel vs Capcom 3 Online Play: Baffling Design Choices and Omissions

Marvel vs Capcom 3 is an amazing game.  The gameplay is everything I hoped it would be. It’s fast, fun and full of great characters with many unique playstyles.  It's a bit broken, but that's part of its charm.

Its got a lot going for it, but the online component of the game is pretty baffling.  I can understand why there is no spectator mode, so I’m not going to spend time lamenting about that here.  I don’t like it, but I can understand it.  For a game as fast as this one, lag is a huge concern.  It’s even more so than Super Street Fighter 4, as Super is a slower-paced game by comparison.  I'm also not going to mention the near-broken state of finding ranked matches outside of using fight request.  I'm hopeful that Capcom will patch this.  These two issues have been beat to death elsewhere, so we're not going to touch on those here.

But there are other design choices and omissions that just make no sense. 

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Tuesday
Mar082011

Mortal Kombat Demo Impressions from Avoiding The Puddle

Aris over at Avoiding the Puddle put together a solid video going over the new Mortal Kombat demo. This is a good video because its someone who actually knows about fighting games going over the mechanics. Both Aris and I have been talking about the game recently and a lot of the gameplay design decisions seem pretty odd to both of us. That said, Mortal Kombat has never been like any other fighter out there for the most part so we'll just have to see how all this pans out in the final build.

Either way, check out the video below when you have about 20 minutes to spare and keep an eye on Avoiding the Puddle as Aris has more impression videos planned for the very near future.  

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Tuesday
Mar082011

Mortal Kombat Demo - The Kombat Kontinues Teaser Trailer

I saw this a little earlier today on a live stream of the demo and I gotta' say it got me pretty hype for the game. This is the newest trailer for Mortal Kombat which shows a bunch of combos, fatalities and more footage of Kratos. I don't have the demo myself but I think it plays after you complete a handful of fights or something. Anyway, be warned, it's just as awesome as it is gruesome!

Thanks to  for the upload!

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Tuesday
Mar082011

New Scorpion and Sub-Zero Combo Videos from Mortal Kombat Demo

As many of you know the Mortal Kombat demo was released to PS3 users with Playstation Plus today, and it looks like players are already in the lab posting up videos. Doug the Thug and Hoodaman sent over a few uploaded by CHECK4900 that show some combos for both Scorpion and Sub-Zero that take off over half life each! Keep in mind this is a demo so some of this stuff might not work in the final build. 

What do you guys think? Looking forward to getting your hands on the game or not sold yet? 

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Tuesday
Mar082011

Bitmob: Interview with Mike Z on Skullgirls

Bitmob's Chris Hoadley published a great interview with Mike Z on Reverge Labs' upcoming 2D fighter Skullgirls, due out on XBLA and PSN this summer. The interview touches on how Skullgirls came to be, the game's similarities to Marvel vs Capcom 2 and their unique approach to warding off infinites. Head on over to Bitmob to check it out!

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Tuesday
Mar082011

Collection of KYSG SF3: 3rd Strike Combo Videos

KYSG re-uploaded a bunch of their old Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike combo videos in HD over on YouTube. If you'd like to check them out, hit the jump to find direct links to them.

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Tuesday
Mar082011

MvC3: Official Jill and Shuma Gorath Trailers

Ahead of the release for both characters next week, Capcom finally decided to show off some footage of Jill Valentine and Shuma Gorath by way of new character trailers. Aside from the leaked footage of both characters, this is the first official look of both characters outside screenshots. Go ahead and check them out after the break!

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Tuesday
Mar082011

Top Player Video Update: Kiryu Tsukimiya [Guy]

I know that everyone is all about MvC3 lately because it's new and fresh, but don't forget about SSF4 just yet! This time I wanted to showcase some matches from top Guy player, Kiryu Tsukimiya,  he is currently one of the top two ranked Guy players in Arcade Edition. 

I hope you enjoy the matches. Find them after the break!

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Monday
Mar072011

Official Website for the National Mortal Kombat Tournament with a 21K Prize Pool is Now Live

If you thought Mortal Kombat was just going to be all fun and gore with no competitive scene, the upcoming National Tournament may change your mind about all that. This tournament will take place on May 14th through the 15th at Bally's in Las Vegas, NV. With a shared prize pool of 21K, I think it's safe to say that players will be grinding real hard as soon as the game drops for a chance to get some of the cash. 

The official website for the tournament is now open, and while there aren't too many details about the event itself, you can submit your email to be notified when registration is open. Check it out by clicking here.

Monday
Mar072011

Wolverine Vs Power Rangers Mix

I saw this link on Facebook just a few minutes ago and I guess it's good to know I'm not the only person who thinks Wolvie's theme in MVC3 is identical to the Power Rangers theme. This is a video that mixes the two together, and while it's off key in a few spots, the similarities are pretty hard to miss. Gotta' love the "album art" as well. Hah!

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Monday
Mar072011

2D Forever: The Fall and Rise of Hardcore Japanese Game Design

Guardian.co.uk has a great -- and really long -- article about the resurrection of 2D fighting games and shmups over the past few years. It's got Arc System Works' Daisuke Ishiwatari discussing how BlazBlue came to be, what inspirations it draws from and a bunch more. Below is a taste of the article, and you can find the full thing over at this link.

" 'The main goal was to create a brand new fighting title that introduced systems and gameplay elements that people had never experienced before,' says Mori who counts sci-fi movies Bladerunner, Gattaca and Brazil as well as the manga series, Trigun, among his key influences. 'With this in place, I wanted to then create a 'universe' on top of it. We focused on creating very strange, very unusual characters with special attributes. These very 'different' characters meant inventing new gameplay mechanics by necessity – the 'Drives' are special abilities that can alter the direction of the wind, magnetise opponents, absorb health and so forth. With these kinds of mechanics in place, it was inevitable that BlazBlue ended up being such a unique and interesting experience.' "

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Monday
Mar072011

G4: Mortal Kombat Characters & Moves Preview from GDC

G4 posted up a brand new look at Mortal Kombat with G4's Adam Sessler and NetherRealm's Erin Piepergerdes over on their site. The video shows off more of the new Challenge Tower mode, and Erin talks about a couple of returning faces and how the cast's moves have changed for Mortal Kombat 9. Check it out below.

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Monday
Mar072011

Sanford Kelly Shares His Thoughts on MvC3

Neo Empire spotted a video yesterday with Sanford Kelly going off on Marvel vs Capcom 3. Sanford speaks.. "passionately" about how easy he feels the game is for around nine and a half minutes. You can find the video embedded below and, while you're here, let us know if you agree or disagree with what was said.

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Monday
Mar072011

Tekken 6 Confirmed for 2011 WCG Lineup

MLG may have decided to drop Tekken 6 from its roster, but it looks like WCG decided not to follow suit. World Cyber Games announced over on their site the five games to be played at the WCG grand finals in Korea later this fall, and one of those games just so happens to be Tekken 6. If you'd like to know more, head on over to the WCG website.

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Sunday
Mar062011

Mortal Kombat Secret Achievements List Reveal Cyber Sub-Zero & More

Danny D sent over a link containing a list of achievements for Mortal Kombat that reveal that Cyber Sub-Zero and Quan Chi will be unlockable characters. If they are playable or not is yet to be seen, but I wouldn't doubt it considering it looks like there will be no end to additional characters via DLC.

The same list also hints at a few other things, such as "Complete-ality" where it mentions you must perform one of each "-ality". Does that mean we can expect things like Anamalities and Babalities? Hmmm! Check out the full list by clicking here

Sunday
Mar062011

Footage of New Chinatown Fair Location

NerdJosh posted a couple of videos over on his YouTube channel that shows off a glimpse of the new Chinatown Fair location. Nearly everything is still being set up, but at least the AE cabs are up! As an added bonus, the videos have NerdJosh going against Min and HZY with Spooky on the mic.

Chinatown Fair as it was will be missed, but it's nice to see that they're getting back on their feet so quickly. If you'd like to check out the vids, see below.

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Sunday
Mar062011

MvC3: C. Viper Combo Video by Desk

Desk is back again with the next Marvel vs Capcom 3 combo video. This one features some wild and creative C. Viper combos with a couple of glitches thrown in for good measure. Also, Desk teases a pretty strange glitch at the end of the video, which we should be seeing more of soon.

In the meantime, watch the C. Viper combo video below!

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