Tokido is back with another blog update and uploaded another cool video for everyone to check out. This is more of Nemo playing Yang, and once again shows us how solid Yang can be in the right hands. Tokido thinks Seiei-Enbu is "godlike" and is waiting on players such as Sako -- who apparently is playing Yang now as well -- to find out more about it.
As many of you have noticed IPW has been capturing a lot of footage of SSF4: AE at Milpitas Golf Land for YouTube. I pulled aside some of NorCal's top players (Lamerboi, Rom, Crackfiend, and LPN) to talk about their thoughts on AE and specific characters that they are playing.
Lamerboi talks about Guile nerfs, Crackfiend enlightens us on Boxer, LPN gives us a overview of AE and Rom . . . Well lets say Rom gives us a lot of intel on how to learn and play Yang in AE.
EX-Programmer Talks KOFXIII Console Port Situation & Working Conditions at SNKP, SNK at CES This Week
For those of you who are big fans of SNK-Playmore and the King of Fighters series, you might want to skip this entry completely as it's fairly depressing. The Professor at MMCAFE translated a number of tweets from an EX-programmer at SNK-Playmore who talks about the working conditions at the company and the current situation surrounding porting the KOF games to console.
Now, keep in mind this is just one side of the story -- one man's opinion and experiences -- though it should shed some light on why the netcode in KOFXII was so bad. Check out the entry below for all the details.
Also, somewhat related, SNK will be at CES this week, most likely showing off King of Fighters XIII and perhaps some other games as well? Maybe we'll hear more about the console port of the game and future plans for the company. Click here to check out the CES flier.
Professor at MMCAFE Translation of EX-Programmer Tweets:
Updated on Sunday, January 2, 2011 at 2:29PM by haunts
NSB broadcasted another SSF4: AE session just last night -- I think, was out at MGL and Keystone all day so missed it live -- and the replay is now up for everyone to check out. It clocks in at around 2 hours 30 minutes long so I haven't been able to check out the whole thing, though skipping through you'll see one of the players using Yang's alternate costume. There is also a 35K BP Viper who goes on a tear later on, though I'm not sure who it is. Either way, check out the archived footage below.
A new episode of Excellent Adventures hit the Cross Counter YouTube Channel recently. This time Gootecks and Mike Ross are going through what many other West Coast players are going through: juggling the differences between Arcade Edition and console Super. This is a really great episode clocking in at around 22 minutes so be sure to check it out once you get a chance.
Illevate uploaded a bunch of really sick SSF4: AE videos, recorded at Alpha Station in Tokyo on NYE. The set of videos that caught my eye were the ones featuring Tonpy, who many of you probably know is a world class C. Viper player. There are a few of him playing Viper, but also one of him getting some Juri action in as well.
Check out a few of the videos below and find more on Illevate's YouTube Channel.
Victormaru put together a video to get everyone super hype for Marvel vs Capcom 3 which is out in about a month and a half now -- can you believe it? After all this time, it's almost here! Anyway, this video dubs many of Yipes classic comments over MVC3 footage, and you'll be surprised how well a lot of them work together.
I also embedded the video "MVC2 Will Never Die" many of you might of seen on SRK a day or two ago for reference. Check it out!
Tokido updated his blog once again, and while there aren't any new gameplay videos, he uploaded a few nice ones showing the view of Yokohama from his ride on a ferris wheel. Hah! Anyway, he responds to some of the comments left on his last entry, saying that F. Champ is free to him as he beat him 7-0 in SoCal, but is a good player if he knows the opponents character. He also feels that Justin Wong is the best American player.
NSB broadcasted a SSF4: AE New Years stream last night featuring well over an hour of some pretty solid gameplay all around. The replay of the stream is below and clocks in around an hour and ten minutes, so there is a lot to take in. There is also a good 15 minute chunk of Yun dominating, so if you still haven't got your SSF4: AE Yun fix, be sure to check it out.
I came across this treat as I was checking my YouTube subscriptions this morning, and it looks like Desk has a lot of really cool stuff lined up for us come next year -- err, tomorrow? Anyway, this video will give you an idea of what Desk is working on, with some previews of some really great combos, setups and execution techniques. My favorite part of the video? The Makoto section obviously -- you gotta' see it!
jason24cf sent over a handful of videos featuring DMG PR Balrog doing what he does best -- mollywhoppin' the competition with Boxer. Two of these videos have DMG PR Balrog going on a rampage versus some of the East Coast's best in SSF4: AE. There is also a pretty solid interview with his thoughts on Balrog, how some of his match ups have gotten more difficult and a bunch of other stuff. Check it out.
Desk who many of you know makes some of the most amazing combo videos out there, with video of his hands to prove the inputs, landed the world record high score for single player SSF4 a little earlier this month. This score was verified by Twin Galaxies last night. The high score is set at 2,587,000 and obtained this by using Chun-Li, as you'll see in the picture to the left.
The previous record holder, Jeffrey Lowe, sent over some more details on this accomplishment when I asked him for some video to see what went into this feat. Read up on what he had to say below:
Hungry for more King of Fighters XIII videos? Of course you are, and a-cho has you covered with two new videos of high level gameplay, running at about 50 minutes total. Looks like they are fresh out the oven too as the recording date is from the 26th of this month. Either way, check out both videos after the break.
Tokido updated his blog again, this time with a Bison mirror match between KIM1234 and TUC which you can check out below. Be sure to subscribe to his YouTube Channel if you haven't already. He also has a few interesting things to say about SSF4: AE in response to people who left a comment on his blog which you can read about below as well.
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This week we have a great entry from Jinxee, who gives us a background on how he got into the scene, what drew him to play Blanka and some solid general tips for those of you just getting into fighting games. A great read all around, so be sure to check it out and leave him a comment or two on what you think!