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Wednesday
Dec292010

iPlayWinner Players Blog Update

Yo guys, wanted to update everyone on our players blog, and for those of you who are new to iPlayWinner, give you an idea on how it works!

IPLAYWINNER PLAYERS BLOG

Click the link above and it will take you to the Players Blog. If you have a registered account, log in, and you can post about anything fighting game related. Have some cool replays you want feedback on? Tournament travels you want to document? Perhaps general strategy for the community? Post it up and we'll give it front page exposure here on iPlayWinner!

 

 Blanka Balls, Blanka Balls by Jinxee

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!

Wednesday
Dec292010

SSF4: AE - The MGL Report - ROM's Yang, Shin Makoto, Lamerjay & More!

Alright, so another day at MGL under my belt, and things are coming along nicely. The wait wasn't as long this time around -- only ONE HOUR -- so I got a few more games in this time and actually won a couple. Yeah! On top of that, players are starting to get a better grip on the next revision of SSF4, with ROM showing us some new stuff with Yang and Lamerboi, well, being Lamerboi with DeeJay.  

We recorded a bunch of videos, with more to come which I've embedded below. Check 'em out when you get a chance and be sure to subscribe to our YouTube Channel for more cool vids. 

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Wednesday
Dec292010

SSF4 - The Best of Online Ranked Matches - Part Three

0ShinAkuma0 put together godlike highlight reel from the best of SSF4 online ranked matches he's collected over the past few months. If you like GOIN' IN, you gotta see this 'cuz pretty much everywhere it's gonna be hot! Wait, what? Whatever. Check out the video, you wont regret it!

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Wednesday
Dec292010

Momochi Blog Update - In the Lab With Theory Fighter Makoto

You've probably read up on Tokido's blog by now, but did you know Momochi has a blog as well? Well, he does, and he updated it recently with some Makoto theory combos and set ups as he apparently hasn't been able to get to the arcade much but is testing a lot of stuff at home based on AE frame data and known info. USD over at NeoGAF did a great job translating this for iPlayWinner, so thanks again to him. Check out Momochi's notes below!

 

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Wednesday
Dec292010

Tokido's Laboratory Blog Update - Kindevu's Yun & More Thoughts on SSF4: AE

Tokido is back with another blog update and he uploaded a killer video featuring Kindevu's Yun. In my opinion, this is one of the cleanest looking Yun's I've seen so far, which is to be expected -- it's Kindevu! I'm really liking his Genei Jin set up, activating after an anti-air Dragon Kick in the corner. Check it out below.

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Tuesday
Dec282010

Possible King of Fighters XIII Console Port Announcement in Next Months Famitsu

Updated on Tuesday, December 28, 2010 at 2:59PM by Registered Commenterhaunts

Running Wild shot over an email just now linking to a forum post that mentions details on a console port of King of Fighters XIII could appear in next months Famitsu. Now, this is just a rumor of course, but I wouldn't be too surprised if this ended up being true. We conducted an interview with SNK manager Shinya Morishita at SCR and he mentioned that the game will be coming to consoles in 2011, and they have a lot of events planned around the eventual console release as well. 

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Tuesday
Dec282010

Translated 4Gamer.net Interview with Mago, Nemo, Itabashi Zangief, Hiropon & Tokido on SSF4: AE

So I finally got around to reading this entire interview from 4gamer.net featuring some of Japan's top players and their thoughts on SSF4: AE. This is well worth the read as they give a solid breakdown on where each characters strengths and weaknesses lie in the new game. Many thanks to samjkim for the full translation which you can find below. 

PART 1 | PART 2

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Tuesday
Dec282010

Fighting Games & Girl Clothes

With all this Soul Calibur talk floating around, I thought I would share something I stumbled upon not too long ago. RoosterTeeth's Immersion takes ideas from video games and puts them into real life situations for science.

In this Episode they find 2 women who know Kung Fu and slap on some the same clothes from 2 of the women fighters in Soul Calibur. On top of that, they have the two women fight it out to find out how well the clothes work while in a fight. Some amazing results happen, and remember it is all done for science!

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Tuesday
Dec282010

Super Street Fighter 4: 3D Edition Playable at Nintendo World 2011

Andria Sang is reporting that Super Street Fighter 4: 3D Edition will be playable at Nintendo World 2011. This marks the first time that the Nintendo 3DS will be open to the general public to check out and play first hand. 

Of course, due to the technology of the Nintendo 3DS, you have to play it in person to experience all the 3D effects, though hopefully we will get more details on SSF4: 3D Edition during or after the show. Maybe a new trailer or screens? Keep your fingers crossed. 

Nintendo World 2011 will take place from January 8th through the 10th at the Makuhari Messe convention center.

Tuesday
Dec282010

The Magic Of DMG Rico Suave

Now, before we get into this video let me say this: I hate Abel in this game, possibly more than any other character. Stupid step kick, stupid Tornado Throw, stupid everything! ARGH. I hate the guessing game almost as much as El Fuerte's. That said,  there's no denying it takes skill to master Abel, and if there is one player who has done that in North America, it's DMG Rico Suave. YogaFlame24 put together a solid highlight reel of DMG Rico Suave's Abel in action -- check it out. 

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Tuesday
Dec282010

King of Fighters XIII Video Recap

With all the SSF4: AE footage, I know many of us have passed over some of the great videos that have been released over the past week for other games. One of those games which is always a joy to watch, is King of Fighters XIII. GAME a-cho uploaded some nice looking videos, one of which has some awesome Duo Lon play.

Another video popped up recently on DreamCancel.com with some more great KOFXIII footage. Though the quality isn't as good as the a-cho videos, it's still worth checking out if you're fiending for more KOFXIII videos to watch. 

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Tuesday
Dec282010

NSB 18 - 114 Man BlazBlue: Continuum Shift II Team Tournament

Jeffrey sent over an email with a ton of BBCS2 footage -- five f'in hours of footage in fact -- from the latest Nagoya Street Battle 18. These videos are the current motherload of high level BBCS2 action, not to mention plenty of gameplay of some of the newer characters such as Platinum the Trinity. Check out all three videos below. 

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Monday
Dec272010

SSF4:AE Videos from 4gamer.net feat. Nemo, Mago, Tokido & More

So guys I uploaded the match videos from 4gamer for your viewing pleasure. These feature players such as Tokido, Mago, Nemo and Hiropon. Below are some of the great matches. You can check out the rest of the videos over on my channel.

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Monday
Dec272010

IPW TOPIC OF THE WEEK: What would it take to get you to play Soul Calibur again?

This topic is inspired by an article put together by Aris over at AvoidingthePuddle.com, where he mentions that he is not at all excited about a new Soul Calibur coming out due to the past few games being well, pretty much crap all around from a competitive standpoint. 

This got me thinking. While I am always looking forward to any new fighting game, I really hadn't played the Soul Calibur series much at all since Soul Calibur on Dreamcast and a few casual sessions of Soul Calibur 2 on Gamecube. Why is that? Virtua Fighter 5, Tekken 5 and 6 -- hell, even NeoGeo Battle Coliseum. I played all of those games at a decent level but during that span of time never gave the newer Soul Calibur games a chance. There was never really much of a competitive scene wherever I played, and throwing in guest characters like Darth Vader and Yoda made the game look like a joke. 

Now of course there are players who still play these games competitively, but I know I am not alone in not giving the Soul Calibur series a second thought after playing it on the Dreamcast. 

So, what would it take for you to get back into the series?

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Monday
Dec272010

Tokido's Laboratory Blog Update - Daigo, Mago, Kindevu & Tokido first to reach Master Rank in SSF4: AE

Tokido updated his blog once again noting that the first four players to reach Master Rank in SSF4: AE are Daigo, Mago, Kindevu and himself! As far as I know, Daigo and Kindevu hit Master Rank using Yun, Mago hit it using Fei Long and of course Tokido using Akuma. He mentions it takes 35000BP to reach Master Rank, and at this point it apparently becomes much more difficult to acquire more BP.

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Monday
Dec272010

Arcade Infinity to Close its Doors January 15th

Glenn over at GYT posted a link via Facebook to a thread on SRK that is reporting Arcade Infinity will be closing its doors come January 15th. This is very sad news all around, especially since many arcades are booming after the release of SSF4: AE. 

Though I live in NorCal, I have a lot of great memories about Arcade Infinity from the times I've travelled to SoCal, and I'm really disappointed I wont be able to visit again before it shuts down. More than that, they released great HD quality videos from time to time to their YouTube Channel that I really enjoyed. 

Post up in the comments about your memories of AI, and of course be sure to swing by before Jan 15th if you live in SoCal. 

Monday
Dec272010

Shadowloo Showdown 2010 Top 8 & 3v3 Videos

Shadowloo.com is uploading a ton of super high quality videos from Shadowloo Showdown 2010 featuring Mago, Tokido, Gamerbee and more. Be sure to watch these in 720p and subscribe to their YouTube Channel for more updates! Check out the Grand Finals between Gamerbee and Tokido after the break.

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Monday
Dec272010

Spittin' Narcissism (Vega rap)

Spittin' Narcissism is one of older flash animations from Newgrounds, made by Psycosis91. Vocals and lyrics by JoseBronxRican.

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Sunday
Dec262010

SSF4: AE Character Usage and BP Averages in Japan

Click for full sizeToypop on NeoGAF posted up an interesting chart from the 2ch BBS showing the current character usage and BP average for SSF4:AE in Japan. Yun is at the top with the highest BP average, though Daigo and Kindevu most likely have a little something to do with that as they were the two highest ranking players last week using Yun.

As far as character usage goes, Ryu is at the top -- no real surprise there -- with a lot of the other usual suspects right below him. Click the image to the left to check out the numbers for yourself. 

 

Sunday
Dec262010

SSF4:AE Footage Showing New Ultra Set Up for Yang, Dash into Ultra 2 for DeeJay

Updated on Sunday, December 26, 2010 at 3:33PM by Registered Commenterhaunts

Kim1234 uploaded a killer SSF4:AE video to his YouTube Channel today showing some really cool stuff for both Yang and DeeJay. The DeeJay player is really solid all around, and you'll see that pulling off the mid-screen EX MGU into U2 is either a lot easier now (it is), or the DeeJay player just spent hours in training mode grinding it out at home.  

What caught my eye in this video though is what appears to be a new set up for Yang's Ultra 1: Command Throw, Close Standing Medium Kick, SJC into Wiff Dive Kick, Ultra 1.

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