As I've become more involved with planning and running events I've seen a lot making things happen in the scene comes down to taking initiative. Spending a moment before you go to an event and thinking to yourself "How can I make this better?" can go much further than you may realize. Below are a few steps that you can take as a player -- not as an event organizer -- to ensure things go smoothly and everyone is having fun.
1. Bring an Extra Joystick
This may sound brain-dead obvious but this is one of the best things you can do as a player. Bringing an extra stick to an event can mean the difference between having an extra set up for people to play on opposed to people standing around for an extra 5 minutes waiting their turn. Of course, this can be a tall order at larger events with so many players and that fact that you do not want to lose your gear. Always label your joysticks and try your best to keep a close eye on them.
2. Bring an Extra Monitor or CRT
Not everyone has an extra monitor or TV to bring to an event, but much like bringing an extra joystick, this can play a key part in having that one extra set up that will make the tournament run smoother or have another station just for casuals. Again, just like joysticks, be sure to use masking tape and label the equipment with a sharpie so it doesn't get lost in the mix.
Capcom's Yoshinori Ono Says there are Currently No Plans for PC Super Street Fighter 4 Due to Piracy
Capcom's Yoshinori Ono, producer behind the Street Fighter 4 series, has said in a 4gamer interview that there are currentl no plans for a PC version of Super Street Fighter 4, and the reason is piracy.
Ono said that the PC version of the original Street Fighter 4 had strong sales worldwide, but it was also "number one in piracy."
He found one bright side in saying that at least the game got out there to more people. However, they have to protect the Street Fighter 4 IP. They cannot make it so that the game is considered "free" to some.
gevurah22, while messing around with the Little Big Planet 2 beta, recreated a Street Fighter brawl! It takes place on Guile's stage and includes Guile, Ken and Zangief. He states that he worked on this in a day, and it is very impressive! It also proves once again that the Guile theme goes with everything!
Thanks to Andrew W. for the tip! Check out the video after the break!
A complete video capture of Sunday's Marvel vs Capcom 3 stage show at Tokyo Game Show has surfaced. It features gameplay from many characters including X-23, Wesker, Tron Bonne and Spider-Man. It's in Japanese and it's over half an hour long, but if you want to get a bit of that "I was at TGS" feeling, turn down the lights and watch this. Gameplay does start at about the 21 minute mark.
Full movie after the break!
Capcom just released direct feed footage of both Yun and Yang's Ultras! Both character's Ultras are variations their Super Arts in Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike. You can check out both videos after the break!
Namco Producer Katsuhiro Harada just tweeted that he will be talking to the press about Tekken Tag Tournament 2 at the upcoming World Cyber Game Finals. The WCG Finals take place on September 30th through October 3rd in Los Angles California.
Capcom posted the trailers that were shown during TGS/Tougeki which feature both an Alternate Costume Trailer and the official trailer for Yun & Yang. You may have seen them over the weekend, but these are direct feed and much higher quality. Check out both videos after the jump.
Along with the new screenshots of both Yun & Yang, Capcom released some direct feed images of a handful of the upcoming alternate costumes. They included Ryu, Akuma, Gouken, Ken and of course Dan! Check out all the new screenshots in the gallery below.
Capcom released a slew of new screenshots for both Yun & Yang for the upcoming Arcade Edition of Super Street Fighter 4. We've upload all 12 images which you can check out in the picture gallery below.
BlazBlue: Continuum Shift: Valkenhayn Released on PS3. Vids of Challenges, Distortion Drives, and Astral Finish
The second downloadable character for BlazBlue: Continuum Shift, Valkenhayn R. Hellsing, has been released on Playstation 3. The release date for the Xbox 360 version is unknown. Inside you will find a video which shows some of his combo challenges as well as one that shows his Distortion Drives and his Astral Finish.
Check them out after the jump if you want to get an idea of how the character plays.
What would Street Fighter or Marvel characters look like if they appeared on the Simpsons cartoon? Dean Fraser, via his website Springfield Punx, uses his artistic talents to give you a look. His site has a lot of other characters rendered in the Simpsons' artistic style, so check it out if you want more.
Check out the Street Fighter charcters as well as some Marvel ones (since they are in MvC3) after the break!
Yoshi13 has created an exciting video which showcases some advanced trick combos for PTX-40A in Tatsunoko vs Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars. Many of these are not practical in matches, but like any combo video it can give you ideas.
Thanks to Anakaris for the tip! Check out the video after the jump!
Each week our very own Crackfiend will give us an update on the current happenings within the PeacefulJay stream which is one of the most popular streams to date! PeacefulJay's 24/7 Endless Lobby Stream can be found by clicking here. Miss last week's update? Check it out here.
First off, if you haven't checked out IMNEXTONLINE.COM, you should; it's a great site with up-to-date news with some interesting original articles to boot. One of the more interesting segments on INO is their Character Analysis articles. We all know about Ryu and Ken, but they go into detail on lesser known characters, providing what is more or less a mini-strategy guide for each one. They also give the history of each character along with other bits of information.
RevoGamers put together an interesting interview with Yoshinori Ono on the upcoming port of Super Street Fighter 4 for the Nintendo 3DS. The general tone of the interview is that the game is being developed so a much broader audience can jump into it and start playing very quickly. He also mentions there are a few surprises in store for the game as well. Check it out after the break.
Desk has uploaded a new combo video for Super Street Fighter 4. It features some really incredibly impressive combos. All of these combos were done without tool assist, which makes them even more impressive.
Videos like these give you an idea of what is possible within the game engine, so check it out and see if there's anything you want to tinker with adding to your own game.
Video after the jump!
Videos after the jump!
If you've been missing out still, the last of the official NorCal INSTALL matches in high def are now complete, on TheBBVlog! It was an amazing set of matches with a wide variety of players, and we hope to make it bigger for Norcal INSTALL!'s in the future! TheBBVlog is always scrambling to get to the next event at least every month to get the newest gameplay from your favorite players, always trying for commentary and always in the highest definition for BlazBlue: Continuum Shift!!!
Video after the jump!
Valkenhayn R. Hellsing, the second character to be added to BlazBlue: Continuum Shift via downloadable content, is scheduled to arrive on September 21st on the Playstation 3. However, the Xbox 360 release of the character has been delayed to a currently undisclosed date. The delay is due to an error with the patch where it would not load properly.
Detailed notes on the patch that will accompany Valkenhayn's release (scheduled for same day on PS3, delayed on Xbox 360) have also been released.
Read what has changed after the jump!