Our friends over at Avoiding The Puddle are running a contest right now where you can win a Hori Real Arcade Pro V3-SA arcade stick for PS3/360 if you pre-order their upcoming t-shirt. All of the funds go directly into equipment to make their streams and video content better than ever, and the t-shirt is pretty damn awesome, too. If you'd like the chance to score yourself a sweet new arcade stick -- and a cool shirt -- head on over to Avoiding The Puddle!
GoldenHorseshoeSF uploaded a whole bunch of MvC3 replays from the recent Ontario PWN Classic tournament over in Ontario, Canada. The tournament had a bunch of solid players such as JS Master in attendance, so the quality of matches is pretty high in these vids. You can check out a few of them below, and the rest you can find on GoldenHorseshoeSF's YouTube channel.
There's also a couple of matches from the SSFIV tournament held at the event on the channel as well, so be sure to check that out, too!
DandyDLC just posted up a cool video showing us what is probably one of the most practical ways to use Trish's Boomerang Hyper Combo. The basic idea here is to activate the Hyper Combo, then swap out Trish for the next character. The opponent will be unable to push block the next teammate like they can to Trish, and this leads to a ton of real nasty mix-ups. Check out the entire video below, and for more MVC3 tricks and combos check out DandyDLC's YouTube Channel.
A new trailer popped up recently for the next revision of VF5: Final Showdown, which they are dubbing Version A. Though details about balance changes and tweaks are sparse at the moment, it appears Dural will be a playable character!
With all the new fighting games on the horizon, if SEGA released VF5: FS to consoles, would you pick it up over any of the others?
A batch of new Mortal Kombat screenshots were released today! Sonya is featured prominently, but there is a wide variety of characters shown. This game looks amazing in every screenshot I see, and April can't come soon enough!
Screenshots come via MK-XTRA.COM. Thanks to Jonas for the tip!
Marvel vs Capcom 3 has been in the wild for a week now (longer in some lucky areas!), and many have been enjoying beating down friend and stranger alike. The focus of today's topic is the game's online multiplayer. In today's gaming environment, the strength of a game's online modes are extremely important, especially if you don't go to tournaments or have a group of friends to play against on a regular basis.
Many of you out there have seen the image on the left many times, and Capcom is working on the issue.
But what do you think of the quality of Marvel vs Capcom 3's online play aside from that? What do you like? What do you not like? Are there any modes or changes that you would like to see?
If you haven't checked their Facebook or Twitter already, BROKENTIER is having a 15% off sale on everything in their store! From some older favorites like the classic Cable inspired "AHVB", "MASH UNTIL IT WORKS", and "TIGER", to everyones favorite stick bag, the "WORLD TRAVELER"! You'll find everything you need to go to your next tournament looking as fresh as possible! Just enter "MVC3" at checkout to get the discount! Not only that, they've just added a "SALE" section to their site, marking down shirts to just $17.50! Be sure to grab them, because they are sure to sell out quick!
Arcana Heart developer Examu's recently-announced fighting game, AquaPazza, got its first debut trailer released late last week. If you haven't seen it yet -- or if you haven't even heard of AquaPazza -- check out the debut trailer below and see if it's something you might be interested in!
Those of you keeping up with MVC3 probably know Seattle has been stepping up their game big time lately. With heavy hitters such as Buktooth -- who wrote the MVC3 guide -- now residing in Seattle, this is one region you'll definitely want to keep your eye on for top level play. Tanaka, who moved up there from NorCal not too long ago ended up taking this entire tournament, and you'll see what sort of tactics he employed to do so in the videos below.
Desk just unleashed another monster MVC3 video for Akuma, showcasing his infinite setups versus a number of different characters. It basically comes down to looping the Heavy Tatsu over and over again, though you'll see there are a bunch of different ways to pull it off. Check out the video below, and go to Desk's YouTube Channel for the transcript.
It remains to be seen just where Ryu will place in Marvel vs Capcom 3, and the consensus as of right now is that he's not great, but it can't be denied that he can pull off some high damage combos with the right setups. SaishuuKessen proves this point with three Ryu combo vids, several of which utilize his combo ability after landing Shin Shoryuken. If you want something to get your hopes up about with Ryu, check these out and, if you like them, be sure to subscribe to SaishuuKessen's YouTube channel!
Yo, so as a lot of you probably know by now I'm a huge fan of smooth jams and good music so I wanted to share these remixes of Street Fighter and Marvel vs Capcom 3 tracks by DJ Kariu. Most of them have a DNB vibe, though the Morrigan track is a pretty dope house beat that you gotta' check out as well. I embedded my favorites below, but you can find more on his YouTube Channel.
Arcades have faded from prominence in North America many years ago, but a handful have lingered onward despite the odds. It is our sad duty to report that two of the few remaining arcades are closing their doors soon. Arcade Infinity in Rowland Heights California will close its doors on February 26th, while Chinatown Fair in New York will closed by the end of the month.
Both of these arcades are dear to the hearts of many in the fighting game community, even if they haven't been there personally. Many top players have come from these arcades and you have probably enjoyed some of the many tournament match videos and streams which have originated there.
We have many fond memories and wish the owners of both arcades all the best in the future.
IPW would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to the owners of these arcades, to the owners of arcades still fighting the good fight, and to all of those out there who support them directly through putting up your quarters or indirectly by watching their videos and tuning in to their streams.
A new video has surfaced showing some gameplay for Jill Valentine, one of the characters who is coming to Marvel vs Capcom 3 in March via DLC. Apparently this clip came from hacking into the PS3 version of the game, so while it will likely give you a good idea of what the character will play like, it may differ from the final version. Video comes via Alzmer with the tip coming from Scrubby.
What do you think? Good addition to the roster?
IGN managed to grab a video interview with Marvel vs Capcom 3 producer Ryota Niitsuma at the game's launch party. Subjects include the game's artstyle, the power available to the developer with today's consoles, working for achieving balance with this game, the number of characters included and criteria of selecting them, and more.
Check it out after the jump!
LevelUpYourGame is back with a new video, and they are deviating from their normal format of Tekken strategy to bring us a ton of great info on MVC3 straight from Mike Ross and Clockw0rk! There is a ton of great stuff in this video, and I am positive anyone who watches it will learn something new, so when you have an hour or two to spare, be sure to sit down and check this one out.
The new Cross Counter is live, and this time Gootecks and Mike Ross bring Marn into the mix to talk about MVC3 and his match with NerdJosh. This was a first to ten match provided by Team Sp00ky, and they break down a few of the earlier matches that were streamed. Marn talks a bit about Magneto and some of his better attacks, and why Sentinel is so strong, if you didn't know already. Check it out below!
The AOU trade show is going on right now, and Tekken Tag Tournament 2 is on display for attendees to check out -- and, surprise surprise, a bunch of footage is popping up on YouTube. YouTube channel TekkenCrashS2 has a bunch of the footage over on their YouTube channel, which you can find embedded below.
Crosscounter uploaded a video with Mike Ross and Marn going at it in a first to three set. Mike Ross is rocking Storm, Ryu and Hulk, while Marn uses Akuma, Magneto and Zero. As you'd probably expect from matches between these two, the quality of play is pretty awesome, especially considering the game hasn't been out long.
It's been a couple of weeks since we've done one of these, but now we're back and ready to show you what people have been cooking up over on the Players Blog! If you're new to iPlayWinner and aren't familiar with how it works, check this out:
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!
Road Towards EVO2K11 by Neg Yun Stun
Neg Yun Stun talks about his road to improvement and even gives tips for other players looking to step up their own game in Super Street Fighter IV. This is a couple of weeks old, but you should still check it out!
MvC3 Day 1 Experiments by John Robbins
John was hard at work in the lab on Marvel vs Capcom 3 launch day, working out some combos with Zero. He's got a few Zero combo videos up that you should definitely check out. Be sure to check out his other post as well, Marvel vs Capcom 3 Combo Experiments: The Zero Buster.
If you like what you see, be sure to leave them a comment!