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Thursday
Sep092010

New Episode of Cross Counter: noodlen00b (Dudley) vs Flushes (Abel), with Special Guest Marn

The new episode of Cross Counter with Gootecks and Mike Ross is here, and this time they break down a match between noodlen00b (Dudley) and Flushes (Abel).  To help them out, they have Marn from Evil Geniuses as a special guest, who is arguably the best Dudley player in North America. If you are a Dudley player, you should check this out for sure.

Thursday
Sep092010

Yoshinori Ono to Make Announcement about Super Street Fighter 4 Alternate Costumes at Tokyo Game Show. Posts New Teaser Images

Capcom's Yoshinori Ono seems to have mastered the art of turning his Twitter into a public relations machine. In the last few hours he has posted a few more interesting bits of info.

First of all he tweeted that he would make an announcement related to the next set of alternate costumes for Super Street Fighter 4 at Tokyo Game Show in Japan, which starts next week on September 16th. Here's what he posted:

Is it safe to say that the costume DLC will arrive before november??

Ono: Plz wait TGS. I'll anouncement it. ;)

Alternate costume teaser images after the jump!

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Thursday
Sep092010

BlazBlue: Continuum Shift: First Gameplay Footage of Valkenhayn R. Hellsing

At last! The first proper gameplay footage for Valkenhayn R. Hellsing is here! This time you can clearly see the character in action. Valkenhayn is slated to be the second character to be added to BlazBlue: Continuum Shift via downloadable content and is expectd around September 21st.

Gameplay footage starts at 2:15 mark. Thanks to Anonymous for the tip!

Thursday
Sep092010

BlazBlue: Continuum Shift: New Downloadable Character Announced: Platinum the Trinity

 

The third character to be made available via download for BlazBlue: Continuum Shift is Platinum the Trinity.  No dates or other information was announced.  She will also be one of the new characters in Continuum Shift 2, the name given to the arcade update, which will have all of the download characters added.

Here's some general Platinum Info: Platinum is a girl who has three personalities, hense the "Trinity". They are: Sena, a kind boy; Luna, a mean girl; and Trinity, the spirit of one of the "Six Heroes". 

Pics from 4Gamer.net (Japanese)

Thursday
Sep092010

BlazBlue: Continuum Shift 2 Official for Arcades

 

As expected, BlazBlue: Continuum Shift 2 made its debut at the Amusement Machine Show in Japan today.  Continuum Shift 2 is the arcade update to Continuum Shift which will add Mu-12, Makoto, Valkenhayn, and Platinum the Trinity to the roster of characters. 

For the console versions, Mu-12 was already included and the other three characters will be available as DLC, with Makoto being available at this time. Valkenhayn will be the second character released as DLC and is expected on September 31st. Platinum the Trinity will be the third DLC character to be released.

Continuum Shift 2 runs on Taito's Type X2 arcade board and utilizes a new Taito high speed I/O interface to allow for more precise inputs. The game will also be the first title to use Taito's new NESiCAxLive Download distribution system, which Arc System Works has said it will use to distribute periodic character balance adjustments.

Wednesday
Sep082010

Preview of Sakura's New Alternate Costume Posted by Yoshinori Ono Via Twitter

Capcom's Yoshinori Ono continues to use his Twitter account to full effect. Today he used it to post a preview image showing off what is likely Sakura's new alternate costume.

I kinda like this alt for Sakura. It's about time they gave her something other than school gear. What do you think?

Wednesday
Sep082010

E. Honda Coming to iPhone Version of Street Fighter 4

Capcom just announced E. Honda will be the next addition to the roster of the iPhone version of Street Fighter 4. Like the previous characters such as C. Viper who were added into the game, this will be a free download. Capcom also mentions there are a few other surprises in store with this update as well. Hmm...what could it be?

Wednesday
Sep082010

Ono Tweets: Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition

Super Street Fighter 4 producer Yoshinori Ono just posted an image on his Twitter account which reveals the official name for the arcade release of the game: Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition. 

The text accompanying the image Tweet reads:

Just one more effort!! Don't miss it! ;P 

I assume this means they are in the final stages of development for the game. I'm sure all will be revealed at the upcoming Tokyo Game Show!

Wednesday
Sep082010

iPlayWinner Live from Starbase Arcade - 9PM PST

iPlayWinner will be broadcasting Super Street Fighter 4 all night tonight live from Starbase Arcade! Tune in around 9PM PST for some casual action and then get ready for a Super Street Fighter 4 tournament at 10PM! RodgerDoger and myself will be on the mic to keep you stream monsters company all night long and special guests always make an appearance so do not miss this stream!

If you haven't caught any of our live streams from Starbase Arcade, you can check out some of the recordings on our YouTube Channel to see what it's all about! As always, you can find the broadcast on our USTREAM Channel or simply load up the player on the left!

START TIME: ~9PM PST

STREAM URL: iPlayWinner USTREAM Channel

DETAILS: Official Thread on SRK

LOCATION: Official Starbase Arcade Website

Wednesday
Sep082010

IPLAYWINNER: LITCHI FAYE-LING SAMPLE COMBOS

Remember folks, if you're interested in learning some new characters from BlazBlue Continuum Shift, check out the iPlayWinner BBCS guide, where it has basics to get you off your feet! Also make sure to check out Dustloop Forums for indepth info any newbie, from character specific info, to game mechanics!
Wednesday
Sep082010

More Evidence for Mortal Kombat HD Arcade Kollection Surfaces

More evidence has surfaced about an upcoming Mortal Kombat HD Arcade Kollection.  Major UK retailer Game has the game listed for pre-order. It offers a release date of September 2010 but no further information. 

TRMK also reports that Ingram Entertainment, a retail distributor, has the game listed for pre-booking. Pre-booking is what a store does to place advanced orders for customers.  TRMK provided this screenshot from the system:

A release date of November 17th was in this system, and there is no indication thus far of a version for the Xbox 360.  TRMK poses two likely scenarios. It could be part of Sony's Playstation 3 HD Collection series of titles (God of War HD Collection and upcoming Sly Cooper HD Collection), or it could be some sort of timed exclusive.  If it isn't tied to the former, 100% exclusivity is unlikely. 

Wednesday
Sep082010

Dead or Alive for Nintendo 3DS Officially Named

 

An article on Dead or Alive for the Nintendo 3DS handheld was publised in Japanese weekly gaming magazine Famitsu.  The game will be called Dead or Alive: Dimensions.  Considering that the game will certainly utilize the 3D capabilities of the handheld, it is a good title.

A scans of the Famitsu article (shown above) give a small, slightly blurry early glimpse at the game. We will share new information as it comes in.

Thanks to IMNEXTONLINE.COM for the tip! Thanks to Nite for lead on far better scans!

Wednesday
Sep082010

Capcom's Seth Killian Talks about Current and Future Street Fighter Projects

Capcom's Seth Killian talks about the company's current and future Street Fighter projects in an interview by Hadoken.net. Check out the rest by following the source link. Here's a sample:

If you can go back in time what would you have done different for SSF4?

There are a few relatively small features I’d like to see, but I’m working right now to get them into some upcoming products, so I don’t want to spill the beans on those yet. Apart from that, I was pleased with the way it turned out. I sometimes miss Championship Mode, the menus aren’t optimal for tournaments, and more characters always seem like fun, but overall I thought it turned out great."


Balance wise, SSF4 is without a doubt the most balanced Sf game to date, how was this achieved?

To screw up an old phrase, it was probably 20% inspiration, and 80% perspiration. The QA team is a really strong group, and helped to bring a lot of issues to the surface so they could be fixed. Balancing can sometimes feel like it’s never really done, but overall I think SSFIV accomplished the goals of maintaining character personality, having a great diversity of fighting styles, and trying to make sure there were no hopeless matches.

Now that the game has been well received, will capcom support it with DLC post tournament mode dlc?

Ono-san has already mentioned some of the new costumes in the works (a lot of them are really incredible by the way—I love the new Cammy, Adon is unbelievable, and another character gets a similar kind of treatment as “Mecha Zangief”!), so we definitely haven’t forgotten about Super SFIV. Beyond that, we’ll have to wait and see.


Wednesday
Sep082010

BossLogic's HyperReal Hugo and Poison

BossLogic has worked his artistic magic once again, this time giving us HyperReal Hugo and Poison from Final Fight.  These works are absolutely stunning! If you missed his previous HyperReal character renditions or see his other sensational artwork, hit his deviantART page here.

Wednesday
Sep082010

BlazBlue: Continuum Shift: Release Date for 2nd DLC Character: Valkenhayn R. Hellsing

A solid release date for the second downloadable character for BlazBlue: Continuum Shift, Valkenhayn R. Hellsing, has been announced.  He will be available on September 21st for 560 Microsoft Points on Xbox 360 and ¥800 on Playstation 3. The announced date was for Japan, but hopefully it is released worldwide around the same time.

The character is also making a debut at tomorrow's Amusement Machine Show as part of an update to the arcade version, which will be called BlazBlue: Continuum Shift 2, and will be playable on console versions at Akc System Works' Tokyo Game Show booth next week.

Wednesday
Sep082010

New Podcast for Melty Blood: The Melty Breadcast

Our friends over at Melty Bread have started a new weekly podcast for Melty Blood.  It is called the Melty Breadcast.  Hosted by Master Chibi, Mizuki, and MakotoFox, the show will apparently be available on Tuesday evening/Wednesdays.

The first show features an hour long chat with Arlieth, the owner of Melty Bread. Go here to visit the site and download!

Tuesday
Sep072010

NORCAL INSTALL - MIKEZ MAGIC!

Have you still been keeping up with the NorCal Install! matches on TheBBVlog? They're almost finished! Ready for some REAL SOVIET DAMAGE?! MIKEZ HIMSELF DUKES IT OUT AGAINST SLOCAL'S BEST LITCHI, ZENMETSU! Add it up with some comedy gold from Spirit Juice and Makoto Camaro, you've got some hype-tastic footage! Keep an eye out for an awesome Mike-special in the third round!!!

"DO IT! HIT HIM WITH... THE THING!!! OOOOHHHHHHHHHHH I TOLD HIM TO HIT HIM WITH THE THING, AND HE DONE IT, AND NOW max is dead. THAT LEVEL IS NO LONGER SELECTABLE, ITS GONE."

Tuesday
Sep072010

Introducing...the IPW SBO 2010 Blog!!

 

It's that time of the year again, SBO time!!

For those of you familiar with either the IPW or DenjinArcade.com travel blogs about SBO 2009, I'll be putting together a similar one this year to chronicle SBO 2010.  So if you have questions about Tokyo, SBO/Tougeki, the players, or whatever else, this is your chance to submit them and I'll do my best to answer them for you.

Be sure to follow the blog and hope to hear from you guys soon :)

 

 

It's that time of the year again, SBO time!!

For those of you familiar with either the IPW or DenjinArcade.com travel blogs about SBO 2009, I'll be putting together a similar one this year to chronicle SBO 2010.  So if you have questions about Tokyo, SBO/Tougeki, the players, or whatever else, this is your chance to submit them and I'll do my best to answer them for you.

Be sure to follow the blog and hope to hear from you guys soon :)

Tuesday
Sep072010

SEGA Registers Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown Trademark for Consoles

It appears that Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown could be coming to consoles sooner than we think! According to this post on the SRK forums, SEGA recently registered the "FINAL SHOWDOWN" trademark for consoles. This information was pulled from a Japanese gaming site called Game Nyarth. With Tokyo Game Show fast approaching and Super Battle Opera also being held at TGS this year, perhaps we will hear an official statement from SEGA. Let's hope for the best -- it's been far too long since I've played some VF!

Tuesday
Sep072010

Live Action and Fighting Games Do Not Mix

Think the new Tekken movie sucks? That seems to be going around.  Gamtrailers put up a video compilation of old NEO GEO fighting game commercials which all feature live-action! The games are from the Fatal Fury and Art of Fighting series. 

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