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Tuesday
Aug312010

Frank West coming to Marvel vs Capcom 3?

Most of you probably saw the alleged C. Viper silhouette from a few days ago, and it looks like we have another clue as to who is up net for the Marvel vs Capcom 3 roster -- Frank West. This image is taken from the official Marvel vs Capcom 3 website, and each outline is now labeled to give everyone a better idea what we're looking at here. To the right it appears to be a man holding a camera, and taking the TVC roster and the addition of Viewitful Joe into consideration, Frank West making an appearance is a fairly safe bet. That said, we wont know for sure until Capcom makes an official announcement so stay tuned! 

Tuesday
Aug312010

SDTekken Interviews FightingGM

SDTekken has scored an interview with FightingGM, one of the best Tekken 6 players in the country.  In this interview he answers questions submitted by the community! Here's a sample and hit the link above or the source link for the rest:

Tekkenlover:
What’s is ur main reason using lee as ur main? can you elaborate on explaining on some of the good move he has, despite the online lag do you play online? If so how much

I use lee cause i love his style and his elegance and smoothness. I like them pretty boy smooth characters that are quick and stylish and have some class. At the time in 5.0 he was considered very weak and a underused character and i watched a cool combo video from a long island player called sayde which got me really interested in using lee. I basically wanted to make a character who wasn;t known and considered trash known and respected. Also i do not play online at all. Im on wireless network so it be impossible for me to play online.

Tuesday
Aug312010

GamerTrailers Interviews Ed Boon About Taking Mortal Kombat Back to its Roots

Gametrailers interviewed NetherRealm's creative director and series co-creator Ed Boon about Mortal Kombat.Ed talks about taking the series back to its roots for this latest entry.

More interestingly is that he admits that this Mortal Kombat will be the first one to consciously cater to the hardcore tournament player. If it works out, it is certainly welcome to those who want more than to just trade uppercuts and would like to see the game stay on tournament scenes around the country longer than previous efforts.

Tuesday
Aug312010

FLAREgamer Interviews Joey Ansah about Street Fighter: Legacy Short Film

The Ryu from the Street Fighter: Legacy short film is already more accurate than Hollywood's efforts with characters.FLAREgamer has a rather interesting interview with Josh Ansah, the creator of the Street Fighter: Legacy short film.  If you haven't seen this short film yet, the video is embedded if you click through to the rest of the article.  It is far and away a better reflection on the series than modern big box office Street Fighter moves have been. Here's a sample from the interview:

It's easy to imagine an ideal live action adaptation of a game, but it's nearly impossible to make it actually happen. What made you take up the challenge?

Joey: Well, I think out of frustration of all the very disappointing game movies coming out, I felt justice had to be done. Films like 300, Watchmen, and Christopher Nolan's Batman films really show that you can bring loved comic characters to life in live action and make it work. Zack Snyder, in particular, with 300 created a surreal looking live action world in which the larger than life comic characters would work and be believable.

I love martial arts and have dedicated my life to it, thus I have big plans for showcasing my vision and abilities in cinema. My work in the Bourne Ultimatum was a small showcase. I wanted my next martial arts related project to be something I loved, controlled and had a vision for. I love and know the SF universe inside and out. I know SF can be done right in live action and has the potential to be the most epic martial arts movie/series project ever done. If people could see the vision in my head for what I have provisionally planned they'd be hysterical. My job is to continue to bring those visions out of my head and into tangible reality. A great team of talented individuals formed to help support and execute my vision for the promo, and many of them would carry forward to any future Legacy projects.

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Tuesday
Aug312010

KOF Sky Stage Heading to North America on Xbox Live

SNK Playmore has announced that KOF Sky Stage will be making its way to North America on Xbox Live. 

KOF Sky Stage is a vertical scrolling shooter that features characters from the King of Fighters series.  Playable characters include Kyo, Iori, Terry, Athena, Mai, and Kula.  Each of these characters has their own techniques and capabilities. The game also features both cooperative and competitive online play.

There isn't a hard release date on this. Like the forthcoming King of Fighters 2002: Unlimited Match, it is given a general Fall release timeframe. 

     

Tuesday
Aug312010

iPlayWinner Weekly Live Stream Schedule

We're going hard this week with two solid streams lined up -- Starbase Arcade and the return of KEYSTONE II! Both events should be pretty wild, with Combofiend confirmed to attend the KEYSTONE II event on Sunday! Check out all the details below. 

As always, you can check out our broadcasts via our USTREAM Channel or just load up the front page and check out the embed to the left to see if we are live!

 

 

UPCOMING STREAMS

LIVE FROM STARBASE ARCADE - SSF4 2v2 - WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1st

We'll be streaming a Super Street Fighter 4 from 9PM PST till about 2AM PST from Starbase Arcade in San Rafael, California. We'll give you guys some casual fights early on then fire up a tournament a little later in the night! Haunts & MAGUS1234 will be on the mic to provide commentary for the top NorCal players who are always in attendance. Be sure to tune in for all the action and drama.

Entry: $5 Venue Fee

Start Time: 9PM PST

Event Details: SRK Thread

KEYSTONE II - SSF4/T6/CVS2 - SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 5th

Are you ready for some X-Rated fighting game action? KEYSTONE II returns this Sunday at San Jose Bar & Grill and is open to the general public this time! If you live in NorCal and don't make it to this you're a buster!

This event will feature a random 2v2 Super Street Fighter 4 Tournament, a Round Robin "Gods of CVS2" Tournament featuring Eric Lee, Ricky Ortiz, Buktooth, Combofiend and John Choi! The Tekken 6 squad will also be in attendance with something special planed as well so be sure to tune in!

Start Time: 2PM PST

Event Details: SRK Thread

LAST WEEK ON IPW TV...

Miss out on last weeks streams? Here are a few highlights from the ON NOTICE tournament and NorCal Install. 

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Monday
Aug302010

Kayo-Police plays a few games on Nico-Live. 

Why are you playing Super in bed Kayo-Police? Why is this show taking place in bed? Why does her shirt read "In&Out"? All questions you'll ask while watching this video.  

Kayo-Police, the Japanese Viper plays a few games on Nico-Live, a show hosted by the website "Nico Nico Douga". 

Enjoy! Or feel really uncomfortable. 

(she's pretty good.) 

Monday
Aug302010

IPLAYWINNER INTERVIEW: LUFFY086

James "WorstGiefEVER" Bardolf sat down with Super vs Battle champion Luffy and talks to him about his win at the event, why he plays Rose and even his take on RoseBall! Stay tuned as we will have more interviews with top players in the very near future! Thanks to the Rose community on SRK for submitting some of the questions. SVB Photos by WorstGiefEVER.

Hi, i'm Olivier 'Luffy086' Hay. I am a student in international trade, and I'm from Paris in France.

 

Why Luffy? Why 086?

My nickname comes from the manga ‘One Piece’, I have had this nickname since I was 13 years old. 086 is simply my birth year.

When did you start playing fighting games?

I started started playing fighting games seriously with SFIV; before that, I was only playing RPGs. 

You use a PS2 pad even though you play on XBOX. Why do you use the PS2 pad? Ever tried stick?

It’s a PSX pad! Not a PS2!  I use PSX pad accidentally, I began SFIV on PS3 where I used Dual Shock 3. The offlines competitions being mainly made on Xbox 360, I needed to play with playstation pad, however, PS3 / Xbox adapter cost 100€, which is rather expensive, while PSX / PS2 / Xbox adapter is 30€. Since I don’t have a PS2 Pad, and only a PSX pad was available, I used this one!
 
Nope, never tried stick, I can do everything I want to with my character already, I wont bother learning to play on stick. If one day, I have to play with a character that requires a difficult execution, I would make the switch.

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Monday
Aug302010

Gamespot: Capcom Likely to Show Arcade Version at Next Week's AMOU Show; Hints for New Characters Expected Soon

Gamespot has reported that Capcom could possibly have the arcade version of Super Street Fighter 4 on display at the AMOU (Amusement Machine Operator's Union) show next week. 

This show takes place from September 9th through 11th in Japan and is an event for arcade operators and dealers. Capcom has not officially announced the game for the show, but it seems very likely considering that the arcade version is set for release later this year.

The site also passed on information that IPW posted last week, that assistant producer for arcade SSF4 Tamoaki Ayano is expected to provide more hints about the game's new characters by the end of this week according to the game's official blog.

What is new is that Gamespot states that Japanese weekly gaming magazine Famitsu is also expected to publish a semi-reveal in next week's issue.

So, between expected blog hints from Tamoaki Ayano, a possible article reveal in Famitsu, and Capcom making a likely appearance at the AMOU show next week, it's likely we'll be hearing more information about the new characters very soon.

Sunday
Aug292010

NORCAL INSTALL - RELIVE IN HD!

Did you watch NorCal Install? Did you miss the hype matches? Don't worry! TheBBVlog has got you covered! Norcal Install is the biggest tournament in Norcal for BlazBlue, Guilty Gear, and Melty Blood, and you can't miss out on it! The best of the best in California have gathered here to battle to the top! Make sure to check it out if you missed the hype stream from iPlayWinner!

 

"Think of it like Sagat versus Zangief... in vanilla."

Sunday
Aug292010

Shadowbrooke - ON NOTICE - SSF4 Singles Live Stream!

We'll be streaming from Shadowbrooke in Concord, CA all day today -- Super Street Fighter 4 Singles Tournament! You can check out all the action on our USTREAM Channel or simply hit play on the player on the left! Tournament starts at 3PM PST.

 

Saturday
Aug282010

Game Informer Interview with Ed Boon about Mortal Kombat

Game Informer's website has a pretty big interview with series co-creator Ed Boon (creative director of NetherRealm) about Mortal Kombat. It has a lot of interesting questions, but it is broken up into like 6 small pages. Anyway, hit the link above or in the source for the full interview and here's a sample:

GI: How do you make everybody happy? You’ve got the instant-gratification people who want to print out the FAQ and do a fatality, and then you have the serious fighting-game players, too.

Boon: I think you need to make the average player able to do something cool and big on the screen. To throw a spear, it’s tap, tap, button. Ninety percent of the world can do that. Then a smaller percentage can do the quarter-circle fireball thing. And then a smaller percentage can interrupt the fireball and break out of it and do this. And then a smaller percentage can interrupt this, interrupt that. I think if you offer that for all of those levels, so this guy’s having fun because he’s throwing iceballs, and this guy’s having fun because he’s interrupting this move and cutting into this move and showing off in front of people, that’s where you get the big numbers in the millions of players.

Saturday
Aug282010

C.Viper Confirmed for Marvel vs Capcom 3?

The background of the official Marvel vs Capcom 3 website seems to confirm that Street Fighter 4's C.Viper will be one of the playable characters. Here are the images. What do you think? Courtesy of Eventhubs.

 

Saturday
Aug282010

EVANS OCVS DAIGO'S TEAM AT SUPER VS BATTLE 20-X

Videos have just been uploaded of Evans (Team ZAHIAAAAA) wiping out Team WinnerStaysOn at the Super VS Battle 5v5 side tournament in the semi finals. Team WinnerStaysOn was Ryan Hart (Ryu), aAa Kayane (Chun-Li), VRyu (Makoto), Daigo Umehara (Ryu) and Logan Sama (Dudley). Evans (Fei Long) had StarNab (Fei Long), LordDVD (Honda), Luffy086 (Rose) and Renegad (Balrog). Watch as Evans' Fei Long OCVs the entire Team WinnerStaysOn!

Commentary is by France's Ken Bogard. Even if you don't understand what he is saying, he is still pretty hype. Just listen to him at the end of Evans vs Ryan Hart.

A full playlist of the 5v5 can be found here. Semi final 2 & the final are expected on Sunday.

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Saturday
Aug282010

NORCAL INSTALL - LIVE STREAM

We'll be streaming NorCal Install all day today so tune into our USTREAM Channel around 12PM PST to check out all the action. BlazBlue: Continuum Shift will dominate the stream most of the day, though we will be broadcasting Top 8 for Guilty Gear and Melty Blood as well. Keep in mind we've got special guests from SoCal such as Mike Z coming up along with a ton of hype exhibition matches lined up so this is a stream you shouldn't miss!

START TIME: 12PM PST

STREAM: iPlayWinner USTREAM Channel

DUSTLOOP THREAD: NorCal Install

Friday
Aug272010

Capcom's Yoshinori Ono says that motion controls would be "physically too burdening" for incorporating into Street Fighter 

No need to practice your "raise the rufus" in your living room just yet!Yoshinori Ono, the producer behind the Street Fighter 4 series and the upcoming Street Fighter X Tekken, talked to NOWGamer about the possibility of bringing motion controls to Street Fighter.  After all, both the Xbox 360 (with Kinect) and Playstation 3 (with Move) will be joining the Nintendo Wii in offering such controls.  According to Ono-san, it isn't likely. 

“I’m quite interested in [motion controls], sure," Ono told games™ magazine. "People always ask if it’s something that I’d incorporate into a Street Fighter game, but if you try to imagine it with motion controls, you’d be absolutely exhausted by the end of round one."

He continued, “If I was to create a motion-controlled game, we’d have to come up with some brand new idea – Street Fighter Fit or Street Fighter Exercise, maybe? No, Street Fighter Yoga! Although that would involve flame breathing, so I’m not sure we’d get away with that.”

This lends more credibility to the report a while back that Street Fighter Fit was a consideration before Ono learned of the Ninendo 3DS and it was decided to port Super Street Fighter 4 to that platform instead.

Thanks to Valkyrie for the tip!

Friday
Aug272010

King of Fighters XIII: Combo Videos for Duo-Lon and Shen Woo

King of Fighters XIII combo videos for Duo-Lon and Shen Woo have been uploaded by SNK Playmore of Hong Kong today. Thanks to OMGthedamage for the tip!

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Friday
Aug272010

King of Fighters XIII Official Blog Translation: What some missing characters would look like in KOFXIII and Examining the Opening Demo Movie

SNK Playmore has updated their blog with an interesting entry. They selected some other characters from the King of Fighters series who are not in King of Fighters XIII and created sprites for them in the new game's style.  They look really good. I really like the artistic direction King of Fighters XIII has developed.

The company has not yet announced a console release of this game. We inform you when they do, and fingers crossed that it happens soon.

Anyway, Toxico of MMCafe was nice enough to translate the blog entry! Its a big rough here and there, but here is his translation:

KING OF FIGHTERS XIII BLOG TRANSLATION

Suddenly, in an abuse of authority and in an almost violent tone, the producer Kukino came out and said "How would this character look drawn in KoF XIII-style graphics", that's a daring plan.

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Friday
Aug272010

IPW Super Street Fighter 4 Strategy Guide Update

Each week we update our Super Street Fighter 4 Strategy Guide. Here are the changes that have been made this week.

To our readers: What do you want to see on this guide in future updates? Please let us know in the comments any ideas or suggestions so that we can continue to make this the number one resource for Super Street Fighter 4 strategy and information. 

Here is this weeks list of updates - 

Character Pages:

  • Vega: Added much more detailed summaries of all of Vega's Special Moves, his Super, and his Ultras.
  • Vega: Also added a community video link to a Vega tutorial video by wwmajin
  • Gouken: Started work on adding details for his normals. The rest of his normals will be complete by next week.
  • Guile: Added a community video link to an FADC dash to Super/Ultra tutorial video by SonicFlash122.

Other Information:

Game Data: Added a section detailing the damage scaling systems in the Street Fighter 4 series.

Friday
Aug272010

Street Fighter X Tekken Gamescom Highlight Video

SD Tekken's MarkMan put up a great highlights video showcasing the Street Fighter X Tekken event that took place during Gamescom 2010 in Germany.  Here we get to see the epic battle between Ono and Harada and a martial arts exhibition.